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

Our 6,000 square foot facility allows us to provide a number of rehabilitation services including (but not limited to) Orthopedic, Vestibular, Spine Care, Balance/Fall Prevention, Sports & Work Injury Management, and Neurological Rehab.  

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

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. 

 

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

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:
Master of Science (Magna Cum Laude), Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Bachelor of Science (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)

Ian Sikora

Ian Sikora
PT, DPT, GCS

"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,

Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist

Professional Associations:

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Mick Foley

Mick Foley
PT, DPT

"It is important to help people reach their potential. My goal is to help every patient realize their body is strong and resilient. I believe physical therapy should not just be prescribed after an injury but can be a valuable tool to help people live their life the way they want to. From my own past athletic injuries, I understand what it takes to get back to both sports and an active lifestyle.” 

Mick’s special interests in the clinic include; athletes, golf rehab, strength training, and orthopedics. He is an athlete who played Division-I baseball and still enjoys playing softball, golf and attending sporting events. 

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Education:

Neumann University, Aston, PA, Department of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, College of Health and Human Services, Department of Global and Community Health, Bachelor of Science in Community Health

Certification:

Medical 2 Certified, Titleist Performance Institute

Professional Membership:

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member 

Maryland Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member

Katie Breeze

Katie Breeze
PT, DPT

"In the physical therapy profession, you get to meet new people and build lasting relationships.  Building rapport allows me to develop individual plans for my patients.  I have a passion for learning and expanding my skills to support patients in meeting their goals and getting back to participating in the activities they love."

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Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Robert Morris University, MoonTownship, PA

Professional Membership:

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Deidre Cwain

Deidre Cwain
PT, DPT, OCS

Dee’s special interests include treating the shoulder, foot and ankle. She loves the outdoors and enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, horseback riding and hiking with her dog, George Bailey. 

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Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Northern Illinois University 

Bachelor of Science, Health Science, Northern Illinois University 

Board Certifications:

Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Advanced Training:

Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, University of Chicago 

Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, University of Chicago 

Professional Associations:

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Alexandra (Ali) Chaney

Alexandra (Ali) Chaney
Physician Liaison
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:

Wilmington University, New Castle, DE. Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Summa Cum Laude

Cecil College, North East, MD. Associate of Applied Science, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant 

Harford Community College, Associate of Science 

Goucher College, Dance Studies

Professional Associations:

American Physical Therapy Association: Orthopedic & Research Sections Member
Maryland Physical Therapy Association

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...
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: Master of Science (Magna Cum Laude), Physical Therapy, ...
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, America...
Mick Foley

Mick Foley

"It is important to help people reach their potential. My goal is to help every patient realize their body is strong and resilient. I believe physical therapy should not just be prescribed after an injury but can be a valuable tool to help people live their life the way they want to. From my own past athletic injuries, I understand what it takes to get back to both sports and an active lifestyle.”  Mick’s special interests in the clinic include; athletes, golf rehab, strength t...
Katie Breeze

Katie Breeze

"In the physical therapy profession, you get to meet new people and build lasting relationships.  Building rapport allows me to develop individual plans for my patients.  I have a passion for learning and expanding my skills to support patients in meeting their goals and getting back to participating in the activities they love." _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Education:Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Maryla...
Deidre Cwain

Deidre Cwain

Dee’s special interests include treating the shoulder, foot and ankle. She loves the outdoors and enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, horseback riding and hiking with her dog, George Bailey.  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Northern Illinois University  Bachelor of Science, Health Science, Northern Illinois University  Board Certifications: Orthoped...
Alexandra (Ali) Chaney

Alexandra (Ali) Chaney
Physician Liaison

"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: Wilmington University, New Castle, DE. Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Summa Cu...
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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