Meet Our Professional Staff

Dr. Samuel H. Esterson

 

Education/Training: 

BS in Physical Therapy, Howard University (1979)

MA in Pathokinesiology, New York University (1982)

MBA, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel (1998)

DSc in Physical Therapy, University of Maryland - School of Medicine - Department of Physical                        Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Baltimore, MD (2003)

Member, State of Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Term: 2020-2024)

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (2003)

APTA Specialist Board Certified in Orthopaedics (2014)

APTA Certified Clinical Instructor (2001)

Certification in Dry Needling, Kineticore (2013)

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

ASL for the Deaf, conversant

 

Specialties: 
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Dry Needling; TMJ disorders, and Pediatrics

Dr. Samuel Esterson is the founder of our talented group of clinicians. He started an independent practice in 1985 in a small building on Security Boulevard. Soon thereafter the office expanded and he moved to our current, cozy home on Rolling Road. Sam was born and bred in Baltimore and traces his roots here for four generations. He is married to a Philadelphian, Malka, a nurse in the Baltimore County Public Schools, for 38 years, and they have three grown young men and one daughter-in-law, all of whom are in the medical/healthcare fields. He enjoys home and office DIY projects, listening to and playing music, and his weekly cycling outing with Malka. Sam’s favorite day is when a patient is discharged when he revels in his patient’s progress and is proud of the team who made it all happen.

Dr. Jamin M. Parezo

 

Education/Training: 
BS in Biology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (1999)

MPT, Elon University, Elon, NC (2002)

DPT, Shenandoah University (2012)
APTA Specialist Board Certified in Orthopaedics (2010)
Certification in Dry Needling, Kineticore (2013)

 

Specialties: 
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation , Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, Treatment of the Endurance Athlete

Dr. Jamin Parezo has been a practicing physical therapist for nearly 20 years.  He is a natural fit for physical therapy and enjoys helping people get back to doing what they enjoy.  He frequently incorporates manual therapy into his treatment sessions and typically uses a variety of soft tissue mobilization techniques, joint mobilization/manipulations, and dry needling techniques.  One of his guiding principles when treating patients is the concept of regional interdependence, meaning everything is connected, including different parts of the body and the mind.  Outside of work, Jamin is a devoted husband to Courtney and the proud father of twin boys.  He is an avid cyclist and runner and enjoys being outdoors.

Dr. Courtney B. Parezo

 

Education/Training:

BS in Biology, James Madison University, Health Sciences, Harrisonburg, VA (1999)

MPT, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL (2001)

DPT, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL (2002)

Certification in Manual Therapy (2002)

APTA Specialist Board Certified in Orthopaedics (2020)

 

Specialties:

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Manual Therapy, Vestibular/Balance Disorders, Dry Needling

Dr. Courtney Parezo has been practicing physical therapy for nearly 20 years, the past ten of which have been at Esterson and Associates.  She treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including headaches, and emphasizes manual therapy and patient education in her treatment approach.  She also treats vestibular/balance disorders.  She believes in empowering her patients by teaching them the skills they need in order to manage their condition.  She values her chosen profession for the opportunity to connect with others and improve the quality of everyday life for patients. Courtney is mom to twin boys and wife to Jamin.  She enjoys reading and adventuring with her family and she can’t go a day without coffee.

Dr. Adam T. Fuehrer

 

Education/Training: 
BS in Health Science, Lebanon Valley College, PA (2015)

DPT, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA (2017)

APTA Specialist Board Certified in Orthopaedics (2020)

 

Specialties:

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Manual Therapy, Dry Needling 

Dr. Adam Fuehrer graduated from Lebanon Valley College in May, 2017 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During his Graduate studies Adam was on the Board of Directors for the College’s student run pro bono Physical Therapy Clinic servicing the uninsured and underinsured members of the local community. His clinical experience includes, school based pediatrics, inpatient rehab with a concentration in stroke recovery, and outpatient orthopedics. Adam enjoys treating a variety of patients with different orthopedic and neurologic impairments. He recently achieved his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the orthopedic population in the field of Physical Therapy.  In his free time, Adam enjoys many outdoor activities including biking, hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking as well as traveling the US and abroad.

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Dr. Lindsay Lawrence

Education/Training:

BS in Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2017)

DPT, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (2021)

Dr. Lindsay Lawrence grew up in Frederick and is a lifelong Maryland resident.  She became interested in physical therapy through being active and playing sports, as well as an interest in helping others.  She has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including outpatient orthopedics, acute care, and home care.  Her experience in the outpatient setting reinforced her interest in manual therapy and orthopedic physical therapy.  She enjoys treating a variety of patients using combinations of manual therapy and exercise, and giving patients the tools to help them succeed on their own.  In her free time Lindsay enjoys being outdoors, hiking, kayaking and being anywhere near the water.

Specialties:

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

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Carmel Ofir, PT

 

Education/Training:

Master of Science in Movement Science, University of Michigan (2020)

Bachelor of Physical Therapy, University of Haifa, School of Physical Therapy (2019)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Carmel was born in Israel and developed his interest in physical therapy after his own experience with sports-related injuries during his army service.  He understands that patient limitations usually result from a combination of factors, and believes in a multi-factor approach to patient care.  He combines manual therapy with movement, exercise, and encourages an active lifestyle.  In his free time, Carmel enjoys spending time with his wife, hiking, working out, and playing basketball and tennis.  Carmel is fluent in Hebrew and English. 

 

Specialties:

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Manual Therapy

 

Meet Our Therapy Support Staff

Dana Loftus

BS, Towson University

Chief Tech

Office Coordinator

 

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Mary Duvall

BS, Salisbury University

Tech Staff

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Jasmine Laird

Coppin State University

Tech Staff

Owie Kimi

Owei Sofiyea

BS, Howard University

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Victoria Jordan

BS, University of Maryland

Tech Staff

 

 

Meet Our Front Desk Staff

Georgeann Michaelides

Insurance Coordinator

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Barbara Whicker

Intake / Receptionist

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Mary McIntire

Intake/Receptionist