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Established in 2002, Active Life and Sports Physical Therapy in Perry Hall is our oldest and largest facility. Conveniently located in the Perry Hall Square Shopping Center, between the Rite Aid and the Dollar Store, this location offers easy, ground level access, and ample parking for all patients.

Our 6,000 square foot facility allows us to provide Orthopedic, Sport, Vestibular, Spine Care, Balance/Fall Prevention, Work Injury Management and Neurological Rehabilitation services. and post physical therapy wellness services all in one location.  (Please link all of the above to their appropriate service page)

Our Perry Hall facility has semi-private treatment rooms with walled partitions to help maintain confidentiality and privacy during your physical therapy care.

The facility is filled with equipment tailored to meet the needs of our patients and members. We offer Precor Fitness resistance equipment as well as a variety cardiovascular trainers (Nustep, Elliptical and Treadmill).

As a leader in vestibular rehabilitation, we utilize the best technology available to provide a quick and accurate diagnosis. By using Video-Nystagmography (VNG) we are able to perform our vestibular tests with the aid of a google mounted camera. This allows for us to see intricate movements of your eyes and improves diagnostic accuracy.

Along with vestibular care, many of our patients suffer from balance deficits. Our Biodex Balance System allows us to objectively measure balance by looking at postural sway in a variety of test positions. This technology also helps us standardize and document progress with our balance program participants.

The Solo-Step Harness System is a ceiling mounted safety system that allows our therapists and our patients to have complete confidence while performing advanced balance exercises. The ability to challenge our patients safely beyond their limits helps us to produce better balance outcomes.

Our Fit-Light Trainer enables us to perform agility drills that promote reaction, agility and balance. We utilize this tool for a variety of diagnosis and to provide a competitive component to any rehabilitation program.

Core Stix Fitness Systems and Power Lift (Variable Angle Roman Chair) allow us to work on CORE STRENGTH with innovative resistance in spine safe positions. 

 

This facility currently operates with 7 physical therapists, 8 therapy technicians and 3 administrative care specialists.

Michael Wah

Michael Wah
PT, DPT, OCS

"I've treated patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders. There's so much about physical therapy that I enjoy, particularly getting to know patients, figuring out how to solve their physical problems and getting them back to their favorite activities."


Education:
BS, Physical Therapy, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy

tDPT, Evidence in Motion Institute, Louisville, KY

Board Certification:
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, 1990 (recertified in 2010)

Advanced Training:
Herdman Competency (Intensive course in Vestibular Rehabilitation, treating vertigo and balance disorders.)

"Creating and Sustaining a Service Culture", The Disney Institute

"Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy" for spinal disorders, The McKenzie Institute

"Spinal Manipulation", Neuro Orthopaedic Institute

"Vestibular Rehabilitation: An Advanced Course and Update", University of Pittsburgh

"Explain Pain", Neuro Orthopaedic Institute

Professional Associations:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA), Joint Task Force on Injured Workers

Lecturer and Presenter:
University of Maryland and Shenandoah University physical therapy programs, GBMC medical staff meetings (vertigo, balance and falls among the elderly), GBMC osteoporosis meeting for physicians and allied health professionals, speaker and moderator at Joint Task Force for Injured Workers meetings.

Joe Palmer

Joe Palmer
PT, DPT, OMPT, CSCS, CMTPT

"I find great satisfaction in helping someone take control of their situation. I believe that your physical therapist should be your teammate, and working together, you can achieve your goals. Seeing people improve and return to life without pain is very rewarding."


Joe grew up in Perry Hall and is excited to serve the community that gave him so much support during his education. Joe enjoys outpatient orthopedics because he is able to use a hands-on approach to evaluate and treat a variety of patient conditions.  In additional to being a Certified Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist, Joseph is a Certified Myofasical Trigger Point Therapist, which allows him to perform a specialized manual technique used to relieve muscular pain and increase range of motion. (Dry Needling)

Being an athlete himself, he is particularly interested in the rehabilitation and prevention of athletic injuries. He believes that education is the most important step in the prevention of athletic injuries and he has spent time educating coaches and parents with presentations through local community organizations.

*Feel free to contact Joe if you have a group that may benefit from strength training and injury prevention education.

Education:
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of Maryland School of Medicine-Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Advanced Training:

  • Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Myofasical Trigger Point Therapist

Professional Association:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopedic and Sports Section Member

Glascow Tennille Jr.

Glascow Tennille Jr.
PT, DPT

"I enjoy the challenge of working with complicated patients and improving their overall condition in order to improve their daily lives. I pride myself on my manual therapy treatment skills and I am currently working towards my Certified Functional Manual Therapy certification. My special interests include working with athletes, runners, orthopedic spinal dysfunction, general orthopedic patients and patients with neurological disorders."


Glascow would like to continue to work towards building up the physical therapy profession by maintaining the highest level of clinical treatment skills, with a focus on functional patient outcomes and wellness, to prevent future patient injuries. In his free time he would like to provide physical therapy services, pro bono, to under-served communities in Baltimore.

Education:
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland, School of Medicine

BA, Social Thought and Analysis, Washington University, St. Louis

Advanced Training:
Institute of Physical Art - Functional Orthopedics I, PNF1: The Functional Approach to PNF and Functional Mobilization of the Upper Quadrant

Functional Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter: Implications for the Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders; Christopher M. Powers, USC

Core Stabilization Exercises for Patients with Stroke

Clinical Strategies for Gait Training Individuals with Neurological Impairments

Functional Strengthening After Stroke: How and Why?

Professional Associations:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Ellen Hangen

Ellen Hangen
PT, OCS

"I take great satisfaction in treating my patients with empathy and understanding, especially in the case of acute conditions. Truly caring for my patients has made a difference in patient compliance and improvements in their conditions. It's great to see my patients enjoying therapy."


Ellen enjoys outpatient orthopedics and has a special interest in treating foot and ankle conditions as well as pediatric orthopedic patients.

Education:
MS (Magna Cum Laude), Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 2001

BS (Magna Cum Laude), Zoology, University of Maryland, College Park, 1999

Board Certification:
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Advanced Training:
Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute: A-The Lumbar Spine, B - The Cervical Spine, C- Problem Solving Practical Workshop; A Practical Approach to the Lower Extremity Biomechanics

Professional Associations:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Brooke Janicky

Brooke Janicky
PT, DPT, MTC

"I love working in a health care profession where I can get to know my patient as a person, not a diagnosis. Physical therapy is a profession where I am able to make a difference in the lives of others, while building lasting relationships."


Education:
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, Fl
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl

Advanced Training:
Certified Manual Therapy Certification, University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Fl

Professional Association:
American Physical Therapy Association: Orthopedic, Neurology, Acute Care, Private Practice, Pediatric and Research Section Member.
Maryland Physical Therapy Association
American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Ian Sikora

Ian Sikora
PT, DPT

"Having experienced multiple orthopedic surgeries, I know firsthand the frustration of living in discomfort. I take pride in helping people regain the health needed to sit, stand, sleep, walk, work and play without debilitating pain."


Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of Maryland School of Medicine-Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Bachelor of Arts, Music, University of Maryland, College Park

Advanced Training:

Dermoneuromodulation, American Institute of Alternative Medicine Differential Diagnosis Modules 1-3,

Professional Associations:

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Courtney Ferreira

Courtney Ferreira
Director of Wellness
MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Courtney is a registered dietitian, NASM certified personal trainer, and media spokesperson.

Courtney believes in helping people find their unique nutrition needs. She takes an integrative approach to nutrition and works with clients on other aspects of their life including stress management, mindfulness, and physical activity in order to help them improve their overall wellness. Her greatest reward is when a client is able to make a change that makes their life easier. She truly believes that healthy living does not need to be complicated. There are simple actions that can help us maintain and manage our health. She promotes her love of nutrition and fitness through local workshops and media appearances. Her goal is to help every person she comes in contact with recognize the value and joy that comes from caring for themselves through nourishing food and movement. 


Education:

Dietetic Internship, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Master of Science, Human Nutrition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Bachelor of Science, Dietetics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Jordan Altekruse

Jordan Altekruse
PT, DPT

"I believe that knowledge is power and the key to success with physical therapy. The more the patient knows about their condition, what the process is, what to expect from therapy and how I will be able to help them achieve their goals, the higher the success rate.  I take great pride in serving my patients to the best of my ability and giving them a meaningful experience each time they are in the clinic."
Jordan enjoys orthopedics and has a special interest in hip, spine, SI joint and the running population.  He also loves teaching at his alma mater, UMB, and working with physical therapy students in the clinic. When he is not at the clinic, you can find him running, hiking with his golden retriever or spending time with his family.


Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 2009 University of Maryland, Baltimore. Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation ScienceBachelor of the Arts (BA), 2005 Business Marketing, Towson University

Advanced Training:

Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Series

Pediatric sports injuries and concussion management

Treating the multisport and endurance athlete: achieving peak performance

Kinesio taping fundamentals and advanced training (KT1, KT2)

Diagnosis-specific orthopedic management of the hip

Rehabilitation of the post-surgical orthopedic patient- Lower extremity

Rehabilitation of the post-surgical orthopedic patient- upper extremity

Professional associations:
American Physical Therapy Association: member

Alexandra (Ali)

Alexandra (Ali)
PTA

"As a dancer who has overcome a myriad of injuries, I understand the frustration that comes with pain and the inability to participate in activities you enjoy. I believe that movement is imperative not only for a healthy body, but also a healthy mind. It gives me great joy to assist others in returning to their everyday lives without dysfunction and more importantly the activities they love." 


Education:

Cecil Community College, Associate of Applied Science, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant 

Harford Community College, Associate of Science degree

Goucher College, Dance Studies

Michael Smith

Michael Smith
PT, DPT, MTC, CMTPT

"Gaining an understanding of patients lives and how pain/injury impacts their function is paramount in treating the entire person and not just their diagnosis. As a physical therapist, I am able to take the time to gather a thorough history and really delve into how patients current circumstance has impacted their lives which really helps me approach and treat each patient with a unique and individual outlook that is specific to their lives and goals. The satisfaction of meeting someone and a few weeks later discharging them with improved function, less pain, and obtain a better quality of life is like no other and each day I am rewarded by these success stories."

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Education:
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, Fl

Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Towson University, Towson, MD

Certification: 

Manual Therapy Certification, University of St. Augustine

Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation, Owens Recovery Science 

Dry Needling: Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist, Myopain Seminars

Advanced Training:

Dry Needling I, Foundations I; Myopain Seminars

Dry Needling II, Foundations II; Myopain Seminars

Professional Associations:

American Physical Therapy Association: Orthopedic Section Member
Maryland Physical Therapy Association

Michael Wah

Michael Wah

"I've treated patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders. There's so much about physical therapy that I enjoy, particularly getting to know patients, figuring out how to solve their physical problems and getting them back to their favorite activities." Education: BS, Physical Therapy, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy tDPT, Evidence in Motion Institute, Louisville, KY Board Certification: Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, 1990 (recertifie...
Joe Palmer

Joe Palmer

"I find great satisfaction in helping someone take control of their situation. I believe that your physical therapist should be your teammate, and working together, you can achieve your goals. Seeing people improve and return to life without pain is very rewarding." Joe grew up in Perry Hall and is excited to serve the community that gave him so much support during his education. Joe enjoys outpatient orthopedics because he is able to use a hands-on approach to evaluate and treat a variety of...
Glascow Tennille Jr.

Glascow Tennille Jr.

"I enjoy the challenge of working with complicated patients and improving their overall condition in order to improve their daily lives. I pride myself on my manual therapy treatment skills and I am currently working towards my Certified Functional Manual Therapy certification. My special interests include working with athletes, runners, orthopedic spinal dysfunction, general orthopedic patients and patients with neurological disorders." Glascow would like to continue to work towards building...
Ellen Hangen

Ellen Hangen

"I take great satisfaction in treating my patients with empathy and understanding, especially in the case of acute conditions. Truly caring for my patients has made a difference in patient compliance and improvements in their conditions. It's great to see my patients enjoying therapy." Ellen enjoys outpatient orthopedics and has a special interest in treating foot and ankle conditions as well as pediatric orthopedic patients. Education: MS (Magna Cum Laude), Physical Therapy, University of P...
Brooke Janicky

Brooke Janicky

"I love working in a health care profession where I can get to know my patient as a person, not a diagnosis. Physical therapy is a profession where I am able to make a difference in the lives of others, while building lasting relationships." Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FlBachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl Advanced Training:Certified Manual Therapy Certification, University...
Ian Sikora

Ian Sikora

"Having experienced multiple orthopedic surgeries, I know firsthand the frustration of living in discomfort. I take pride in helping people regain the health needed to sit, stand, sleep, walk, work and play without debilitating pain." Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of Maryland School of Medicine-Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Bachelor of Arts, Music, University of Maryland, College Park Advanced Training: Dermoneuromodulation, American ...
Courtney Ferreira

Courtney Ferreira
Director of Wellness

Courtney is a registered dietitian, NASM certified personal trainer, and media spokesperson. Courtney believes in helping people find their unique nutrition needs. She takes an integrative approach to nutrition and works with clients on other aspects of their life including stress management, mindfulness, and physical activity in order to help them improve their overall wellness. Her greatest reward is when a client is able to make a change that makes their life easier. She truly believes that ...
Jordan Altekruse

Jordan Altekruse

"I believe that knowledge is power and the key to success with physical therapy. The more the patient knows about their condition, what the process is, what to expect from therapy and how I will be able to help them achieve their goals, the higher the success rate.  I take great pride in serving my patients to the best of my ability and giving them a meaningful experience each time they are in the clinic."Jordan enjoys orthopedics and has a special interest in hip, spine, SI joint and the runni...
Alexandra (Ali)

Alexandra (Ali)

"As a dancer who has overcome a myriad of injuries, I understand the frustration that comes with pain and the inability to participate in activities you enjoy. I believe that movement is imperative not only for a healthy body, but also a healthy mind. It gives me great joy to assist others in returning to their everyday lives without dysfunction and more importantly the activities they love."  Education: Cecil Community College, Associate of Applied Science, Licensed Physical Therapist Assi...
Michael Smith

Michael Smith

"Gaining an understanding of patients lives and how pain/injury impacts their function is paramount in treating the entire person and not just their diagnosis. As a physical therapist, I am able to take the time to gather a thorough history and really delve into how patients current circumstance has impacted their lives which really helps me approach and treat each patient with a unique and individual outlook that is specific to their lives and goals. The satisfaction of meeting someone and a fe...

We look forward to continuing to serve Perry Hall MD, and the surrounding Baltimore communities. Our services are convenient if you live in or around, Perry Hall MD, Nottingham MD, Parkville MD, Overlea MD, Kingsville MD, Bel Air MD, Joppa MD, Rosedale MD,  or Essex MD. Contact us to schedule your Physical Therapy Evaluation today.

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