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Our Innovative Leadership Team brings together the best aspects of healthcare and business to provide our community with the highest quality physical therapy treatments and physician services. 

Leadership & Administration Team

Bryan Morrow, PT, Owner

BRYAN MORROW, MSPT

Owner, CEO, Physical Therapist

Bryan has worked in outpatient physical therapy for twenty years. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University. He specializes in all orthopedic physical therapy including treating vestibular / balance, neurological conditions, pain management, workers' compensation and work injuries - getting patients back to work as quickly as possible. 

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ESTI SCHABELMAN, MD, MBA

Owner, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Schabelman serves as Innovative Physical Therapy's Chief Medical Officer. As the CMO, he oversees patient safety, healthcare quality improvement, clinical effectiveness, and management of our provider team. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School of Business. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland; he is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. When not working, Dr. Schabelman enjoys traveling with his lovely wife and two daughters.

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BRENT SWARTZ

Director of Operations

Brent Swartz is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management. He is Innovative's jack of all trades handling everything from patient scheduling to billing and insurance authorizations. Brent has an extensive background in customer service and enjoys interacting with our patients.

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MICHELLE TAYLOR

Office Manager

Michelle joined us in 2020 and is an integral part of our administration team. She works closely with our clinical directors, patients and referral partners in Harford County.  Michelle spent last 19 years in the Property & Casualty insurance industry, where underwriting and customer service were forefront responsibilities. We are lucky to have her!

Physical Therapists & Clinical Directors

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BRENDA ALTO,PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT

Physical Therapist, Director - Abingdon

Brenda completed both her undergrad and doctorate degrees at Boston University. She was raised in Carroll County, Maryland and has been a Baltimore resident for 8 years. She started her career at The Johns Hopkins hospital working with a large array of patients from post op orthopedics, intensive care, chronic illness, and neurological disorders.

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CECILY MULLIN, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Director - Baltimore

Cecily is a Harford County native who graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Neumann University and Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Arcadia University. Her passion to optimize function and reduce pain with an individualized approach using manual therapy techniques and her certifications in FMS and FCS. Outside of work Cecily loves to stay active, cheer on the Ravens, spend time outdoors with her boyfriend and their 3 dogs - Natty, Boh, and Stella.

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CZARMAINE ANDAYA, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist - Fort Washington

Czarmaine received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, with a minor in Psychology, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She later pursued a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and has been working in the outpatient setting since graduation. She finds joy in getting to know her patients and helping them succeed in understanding their injury and to feel empowered to take control of their health and achieve their goals. Other passions include food - talking about food, eating, watching shows on TV, and cooking. Czarmaine also enjoys spending quality time with friends and staying active through sports, exercise, walking, jogging, or hiking.

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ERIN HICKS, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Director - Rosedale

Erin received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina and her doctorate degree from Neumann University. She started her career in the outpatient setting and enjoys working with all patients to help improve their quality of life and get them back to the activities they love. Outside of work, Erin loves to run, hike and go to the beach with her husband, Jamie and dog, Layla.

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SHANNON ELQORCHI, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Director - Fort Washington

Shannon is the Director of our Fort Washington center. She has over ten years of experience as a physical therapist. If you have a musculoskeletal injury or movement dysfunction, and are referred to physical therapy, we can help decrease pain and improve mobility. Your symptoms may be mild, or you may have symptoms that severely limit your functional mobility.

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JENNIFER HINE, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Director - Silver Spring

Dr. Jennifer Hine has been working as a licensed physical therapist since 1995. In 1991, she graduated from George Washington University with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology. She continued her education at The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, where she received her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) and a B.S. in Health Sciences.

Her work experience includes one year (1995) at Suburban Hospital in acute care and outpatient physical therapy. In 1996, she began working for Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy (M.O. S. T).

 

She taught injury prevention and first aid to Montgomery Soccer Inc. (MSI) soccer coaches, developed osteoporosis and screening clinics and provided nutrition/injury prevention for local Marvateen gymnastics. Her specialties include lower extremity biomechanical analysis, orthopedic and sports medicine treatments, vestibular rehabilitation, and osteoporosis education with an emphasis on fracture and fall prevention. In addition, she became an instructor for the NSPA and coached cross-country and track and field for Georgetown Visitation High School. From 2000-2004, Dr. Hine split her time and worked at The National rehabilitation Hospital as a clinical coordinator, while she helped to develop the “Runner’s Clinic” and managed “The Foot and Ankle Physical Therapy Clinic” at Georgetown University Hospital. In 2005, Dr. Hine re-joined M.O.S.T on a primary basis until 2013. She served as the head physical therapist for the Washington Freedom Women’s Professional soccer team in 2010.

In 2015, while practicing and managing her outpatient clinic, she attained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the College of St. Scholastica. Dr. Hine is currently furthering her professional education and seeking a manual therapy certification from The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

Dr. Hine enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, and her pastime activities include running, biking, soccer, Adventure Racing and fencing.

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DAVID MCGUIGAN, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Director - Bel Air Edison "Baltimore"

David graduated from the University of Delaware in 2004 with a Pre-medical degree and a minor in Spanish language. He also graduated with doctor in physical therapy from Drexel University in 2008. David was a practicing physical therapy in Delaware for 3 years. And he also was a clinical director in Philadelphia for 8 years as well as a clinical director for 3 years in Baltimore. He has lots of experience in the PT field and enjoys what he does. David is certified in dry needling and has a lot of orthopedic experience. On his free time, David likes to cycle and play soccer.

Provider Team

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STEVEN STRAUSS, DR

General Neurologist

DR Steven is a neurologist who provides medical care to our patients. He received his PhD in Linguistics and was a professor of linguistics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Strauss developed an interest in language problems in patients with strokes and other disorders of the brain, including traumatic brain injury. Over the years he have maintained his interest in language and cognitive problems in people with traumatic brain injuries, strokes, concussions, Parkinson's disease, and dementia.  Following completion of his neurology residency at the University of Maryland, he stayed on for four years as an Assistant Professor of Neurology, where he did research on patients with language problems.  Over the years Dr Strauss have kept a particular interest in concussions and other traumatic brain injury. He devotes a substantial part of his work time seeing individuals with concussions and other traumatic brain injuries for Innovative Physical Therapy.

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ANN ANDERSON, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Ann is a physician assistant who provides medical care to our physical therapy patients. Ann grew up in Harford County and enjoys working in the community where she grew up. She earned her Bachelors of Science in biology with pre-medicine, and earned her Masters Degree in physician assistant studies at Towson University and CCBC Essex respectively. Ann is also an emergency room PA working at a local hospital for the past 14 years. When not providing medical care to her patients, you can find Ann hiking and exploring with her husband, 2 children and dog.

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SARAH SWARTZ, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Sarah is a Physician Assistant who provides medical care to our physical therapy patients.  Sarah was born and raised in Harford County, and has enjoyed returning to her hometown.  She attended Penn State University where she obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology.  Following her undergraduate degree she pursued her Masters in Physician Assistant studies, graduating from the Towson/CCBC Essex program in 2011.  She has also worked at a local Emergency Department for the past 9 years.  When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and dogs.  

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SANDRA FORTI, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Sandy is a physician assistant who provides medical care to our physical therapy, car accident and work injury patients. Sandy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences at the University of Delaware, and a Masters of Health Sciences and physician assistant certification from The George Washington University.  Sandy is also an emergency room PA and has worked in local hospitals for the past 20 years. When not providing medical care for her patients, you can find Sandy at sports games cheering on her 3 children, taking long walks with her dog, and enjoying the outdoors. 

Physical Therapist Assistant & Tech Team

DANIEL COX, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant - Abingdon

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Daniel graduated from Cecil Colleg's Physical Therapy Assistant Program. He received his undergrad Bachelor of Science from West Virginia University. He is a native of Cecil County and was raised in Rising Sun, Maryland. Daniel takes great pride in assisting a wide variety of patients in their journey to correct daily functional limitations and accomplish health goals that lead to a pain-free joyful existence.  

 

Outside of work he enjoys being an uncle, spending time with family, time in nature (hiking, biking, trail running, kayaking, fishing). He's always up for a beach trip, a good book or podcast, traveling to visit friends, Ravens & WVU football, coaching wrestling, and most definitely eating delicious body/mind nourishing foods such as grass-fed Ribeye steaks!

JAKE STONECIPHER, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant - Baltimore

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Jake is a native of Baltimore County and graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelors of Science in Biology Allied Health, before completing his Physical Therapy Assistant program at Baltimore City Community College. Jake loves meeting patients and learning about them as he helps them get back to their optimal function. He swam competitively through high school and college and has coached multiple club swim teams over the past seven years. Jake is a Registered Sea Kayak Guide in Maine, and loves anything on the water, including kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing.

CAITLIN MARCISZEWSKI, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant - Rosedale

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Caitlin is from Baltimore County, MD. She graduated from Howard Community College's PTA program. Her interest in physical therapy began in 2017 after her mom suffered a spinal cord injury. Ever since Caitlin wanted to give that gift back to others. She says that Physical therapy is such a rewarding field and she is looking forward to helping others reach their goals. She tries to motivate patients by finding the things they love to do or want to do and finding ways to incorporate that into their sessions. She wants patients to love coming to PT as much as she loves coming to work. Caitlin is motivated by the creativity this field offers. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends. She also love traveling, exercising, cooking, and reading books. 

BIANCA SANTIAGO, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant - Bel Air Edison "Baltimore"

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Bianca was born in Philadelphia, PA. And moved to Maryland in 2019. She graduated from the PTA program at Delaware Technical Community College in Wilmington, DE. She also graduated from Wilmington University for her bachelors degree. Bianca thought about becoming a PTA after attending physical therapy with her mom when she was younger. She took athletic healthcare as her trade in high-school which began her healthcare path. She became a rehab tech as a senior in high school and soon after she realized that she greatly enjoyed working in healthcare and helping people.  

Bianca loves to help people and motivate those who seem to have lost hope. As a therapist, we meet many people and she is able to affect their lives in a positive way. She motivates her patients with words of encouragement, laughter, kindness, cheering, and praise all help to motivate others. Also, sharing stories of outcomes of patients who have been successful in the past can give people hope. ​

 

On her free time Bianca enjoys watching movies, hanging out with friends and family, eating, traveling, exploring new places, and playing with her dogs and cat. And she said "I am a very picky eater and I love animals and chocolate more than most things in the world." 

XAVIA VANCE, PTT

Physical Therapist Technician - Fort Washington

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Xavia is a native of Prince George's County and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science. Xavia decided to become a tech because it allowed her to work within her future career field of becoming a physical therapist. She said that being a tech allows her to learn from a variety of physical therapists on how to treat and care for patients.

 

Xavia loves to motivate patients through laughter and talk of future activities. Always keeping their mind on their goal and broadening their horizon on other activities/possibilities once PT is completed. Creating a memorable life journey is what motivates her. She looks at different stages of life as a learning experience and what lessons can be applied to future endeavors in order to reach her end goal and surpass it. She also loves to dance and music and the fun fact about her, she choreographs and teaches dance for different counties and programs in MD. She studied dance from the age of 3 and mainly teaches hip-hop, tap, and contemporary.

Business Development Team

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EARL HEDGMON, PTA

Business Development Manager & Physical Therapist Assistant 

Earl is originally from Fort Riley, Kansas and graduated from Stevenson University and Carroll Community College. Earl said he truly believes in the Innovative PT message and what we stand for as for the patients we serve. He thinks that when he is out and about marketing for our brand they truly don’t have the best unless it’s with Innovative Healthcare. He motivates people based on their why? What keeps them up at night, why do they get out of bed? How badly do they want to get back to their daily life? And what motivates him is being able to uplift others to a better place when he meets them.

 

Earl loves to play & watch sports, travel, big foodie, and likes to be outside with nature. A fun fact about him is that he has two careers, the other being financial planning. He said that doesn’t seem so fun but it’s fun for him to put someone in a better position than they thought they would ever be in.

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BARBARA OLIVEIRA

Business Development Manager & Case Manager 

Barbara is from Brazil and graduated from Towson University, MD with a degree in Business Administration with concentration in Marketing. Barbara has been living in the US for 5+ years and she enjoys meeting new people and learning new cultures. She is responsible for dealing with the case management at Innovative, she keeps the law offices updated with records about our patients and any request they have she is the one to call for. Barbara is also responsible for our digital marketing, giving the best attention to our patients and law offices on our website and social media.