Tina, owner of PMC, completed her Associates of Applied Science in Physical Therapy at Carroll Community College and completed her Bachelor’s degree at University of Maryland. She performed clinical field work at Kennedy Kreiger Institute outpatient pediatrics and Kernan Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Hospital spinal cord injury unit, which ignited her passion to work with the pediatric population. Tina has been working in the physical therapy field for over 8 years in multiple clinical settings including outpatient pediatrics, outpatient adult orthopedics, and home health. She has experience treating adult and pediatric neurological conditions, athletic injuries, and medically complex diagnoses.
In recent years, Tina peaked an interest researching sensory integration and the role physical therapy can take in the treatment of sensory processing and related disorders. This research, along with a growing desire to treat her patients in a sensory rich, state of the art, and comforting environment, compelled Tina to open PMC’s doors in March of 2017. “I’m very proud of what PMC has become, and our team of staff here makes PMC a family.”
When not treating patients or greeting new friends at PMC, you’ll likely find Tina researching new equipment, techniques, and strategies to add at PMC to help children succeed with their rehabilitative goals. Tina is passionate about providing families with support, and helping children overcome obstacles to achieve new milestones. “I love breaking through to our kiddos in therapy sessions; when they achieve a new skill or communicate in a new way, I celebrate each accomplishment with them and it inspires that passion yet again!” Tina’s most important motivation is her three young boys (Michael, Mason & Maddox) who you may see swinging around at PMC, and her husband, Brian. She loves spending time with her family hiking, swimming, and going on family vacations.
Director of Operations, DPT
Courtney graduated from Springfield College with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Additionally, Courtney has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College. Courtney brings 15 years of pediatric rehabilitation experience to her role of Director of Operations of the Pediatric Movement Center (PMC). She has worked in a variety of settings including: a neonatal intensive care unit, a pediatric rehab hospital (focusing on NICU graduates, infants and toddlers with significant medical needs) and in outpatient pediatric clinics.
Courtney has a strong interest in the rehabilitation of the medically fragile child, and fulfilling Equipment needs (wheelchairs, standers, seating systems, adapted bath equipment, specialized tricycles). When Courtney is not treating a patient, you’ll likely find her organizing educational opportunities for the PMC team, investigating new research and treatments and overseeing daily clinical operations.
Courtney has always had a strong desire to work in the Pediatric field. She loves the collaboration with families, and the motivation children demonstrate. Courtney believes that there is nothing better than seeing a child accomplish a goal and experience the feeling of accomplishment! Courtney enjoys working at the Pediatric Movement Center because “the children I work with continue to teach me new skills everyday. I am so thankful for the opportunity to learn from them.”
Speech Therapy Manager, SLP MA-CCC
Sharon, MA, CCC/SLP is a Maryland licensed and ASHA board certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She has been in practice for over 12 years working in a variety of clinical settings including experience in a hospital acute care setting, outpatient rehabilitation setting, schools, and home-based early intervention setting. Her experience ranges from treating pediatric populations to adult neurological populations with a variety of medical diagnoses, injuries or illnesses.
She has been a member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association for over 12 years and previously held certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Sharon graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Science and Disorders in 2002 and later graduated from The University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee with a Master of Arts degree in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology in 2004.
Sharon returned to Hagerstown, MD in 2004 where she grew up and now continues to reside with her husband and two children. Her passion is working with children of all ages and abilities with a particular interest and focus in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. She is excited to now find her home with PMC and be a part of this new amazing facility to further service children and families in our area. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family in numerous activities and new adventures, taking part and volunteering in her church, running, cycling, and traveling.
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Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Anna is an Occupational Therapy Assistant who resides in Mercersburg, PA. She has been working in pediatrics since graduating with her Associates of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Penn State Mont Alto in 2013.
Along with outpatient pediatric therapy, Anna has provided school based therapy in Virginia Beach public schools as well as a residential facility for adolescents struggling with various mental health diagnoses. Anna also has experience leading peer interactive experience groups focusing on the social thinking curriculum. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling!
Steph graduated from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2002, and has worked in pediatrics for the last 14 years. Previous to PMC, she worked in outpatient pediatrics and the Washington County Public school system and birth-five program.
She is passionate about supporting, encouraging and inspiring children, families and parents to live their lives to the fullest. She describes Pediatric Movement Center as a “bright shining light, full of compassion for others, a place of healing and comfort for children and their families alike.”
She’s a believer in the attitude of gratitude for there is always joy to be found when you have a grateful heart. She is a wife to an “awesome man, and momma to three wild and wonderful boys.” When she is not working, she is sure to be on adventures with her hubby and exploring the great wide open with her boys; knitting, visiting family and friends and participating in church activities.
Speech Language Pathologist
Emily Burke, M.S. CCC/SLP is a Maryland licensed and ASHA board certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Emily received her Bachelors of Science at Hougthon College in Inclusive Childhood Education. While student teaching, she developed a passion to help her students communicate clearly, effectively, and efficiently. She then eagerly sought out programs to become a speech language pathologist.Emily received her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology at Clarion University. Since receiving her degree, Emily has focused her therapy working with children from 3 years of age to 19 in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Emily is thrilled to be a part of the PMC team. She is especially excited to be a part of an environment that encourages partnership between therapist and family to empower children achieve their dreams.
Emily grew up in the countryside of Franklin County, PA. She moved to York County, PA after getting married in 2015. This past summer, she was thrilled to return to the rolling hills of the tristate area with her husband and her two boys. Emily enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, exploring local roads and places less traveled and reading.
Speech Language Pathologist
Jaclyn has always had a passion for working with children and decided to pursue a career as an SLP while in high school. She graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders and from Radford University with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Jaclyn has worked in a variety of settings including the public schools, outpatient adult and pediatric clinics and nursing homes. She enjoys working with children of all ages with a variety of disorders including those with special needs as well as children with autism spectrum disorders.
Jaclyn is thrilled to work at PMC. “I feel so blessed to have this fantastic opportunity. I’m looking forward to working with the children and their families as well as the PMC team!” She believes that every child deserves to communicate and her goal as an SLP is to help every child do just that.
Brian Custer is a Physical Therapist that has practiced primarily in Maryland since 2005. Trained as a pediatric Physical Therapist at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, he has enjoyed Inspiring kids of all shapes and sizes, abilities and strengths, and motivations across a variety of environments. He got his start with the pediatric inpatient and outpatient rehab teams at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD.
Additionally, he has helped Empower children and adults in a variety of settings, including orthopedic/sports rehab, home-health, and private practice. For the last 8 years, he has helped kiddos and their families Achieve their goals in Carroll and Howard counties, via home-based and clinic-based PT services. Brian moved to New Market, MD in 2014 with his wife and 3 young children. He is also passionate about his role as Director of the Junior Academy for the LOUYAA/Alliance Soccer Club.
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Erin completed her Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy at Peen State Mont Alto in 2012. She completed her field training in a metal facility and outpatient rehab facility. She has experience working in skilled nursing facilities and home health settings.
She credits the majority of her experience and knowledge on her time spent in another private pediatric outpatient facility. While there she learned from an OT with over 20 years of experience, specializing in sensory integration. Erin also has extensive training in Jean Ayres Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment.
“I love Occupational Therapy as a whole, but my passion is within the Pediatric setting. I love seeing positive changes in a child, and the peace and joy this can bring the entire family as well. I desire to see all children reach their full potential, and grow into the purpose and gifts set before them. My goal is to always grow in knowledge, techniques, and understanding. I am particularly interested in growing my skill set in manual therapy and utilizing kinesiotaping. I have a great team with me here at PMC, and can’t wait to see the impact that is made in our community!”
Amy graduated from Shenandoah University with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has experience providing OT services to children in both school-based and outpatient pediatric clinics. She completed her clinical rotations at VA Medical Center and here at PMC. She was thrilled to come back and continue to work at an amazing facility with wonderful co-workers.
Amy is passionate about OT because it allows her apply science and creativity together to make fun and motivating OT activities for the children she works with. She loves helping children reach their greatest potential and become confident, empowered and independent. It is the greatest feeling when you see that smile on a child’s or parent’s face because they’ve accomplished an activity that they were unable to do before.
Amy’s special areas of interest in OT include Sensory Integration, vision, and the DIR/Floortime Approach. When she is not working, she enjoys researching new treatments and techniques, traveling, running, and spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking.