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. Nicole C. Shires

Education/Training:

BS in Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2014)

DPT, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (2017)

Post-doctoral education: Women's Health Physical Therapy

APTA Specialist Board Certified in Orthopaedics (2020)

Specialties:

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Women's Health/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Dry Needling

Dr. Nicole Shires started her career at Esterson and Associates Physical Therapy in 2017 following graduation from The University of Maryland School of Medicine Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science clinical doctorate program. During her clinical rotations she gained experience in school based pediatrics, inpatient neurologic rehab focusing on rehabilitation after strokes, and outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis on pelvic floor dysfunction and women’s health. Nicole is a Maryland native who grew up around the water developing a lifelong passion for swimming and water sports. She loves to spend her free time outdoors hiking, camping, beaching, and is a bit of an adrenaline junkie. Most of all, she is an avid animal lover and she finds a great deal of joy in traveling; from immersing herself in various cultures, to exploring our oceans through scuba diving.

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.

Dr. Nelson Almeida

 

Education/Training:

BS in Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2013)

DPT, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Baltimore, MD (2017)

APTA Specialist Board Certified in Orthopaedics (2019)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment

 

Specialties:

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Manual Therapy

Dr. Nelson Almeida graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2017 and completed his orthopedic residency through Nxt Gen Institute in 2018 to become a recognized expert in orthopedic physical therapy.  He chose the profession of PT by combining his passion for giving back to others and his interest in health & wellness. Nelson benefited from speech therapy during his development and wants to provide a similar quality of life improvement for others. He enjoys volunteering in his local community including as a strength and conditioning coach for his high school alma mater, being a mentor for children and adolescents who stutter through the National Stuttering Association, and providing pro bono physical therapy care in Haiti. He enjoys connecting with his Portuguese heritage and visiting his family back home. During his free time, Dr. Nelson enjoys playing basketball, reading non-fiction books, and traveling the world.

 

Meet Our Therapy Support Staff

Dana Loftus

BS, Towson University

Chief Tech

Office Coordinator

 

Jenna Guerrero-Martin

BS, Towson University

Tech Staff

Mackenzie Thomas

BS, University of Maryland

Tech Staff

Jasmine Soriano

BS, Frostburg State University

Tech Staff

Maddy Gibson

BS, St. Mary's College

Tech Staff

 

 

Meet Our Front Desk Staff

Georgeann Michaelides

Insurance Coordinator

Barbara Whicker

Intake / Receptionist

Brittany Davenport

Intake/Receptionist

Esterson & Associates Physical Therapy

Two West Rolling Crossroads
Suite 100-102
Baltimore, MD 21228
Phone  (410) 747-1600
Fax       (410) 747-5202
E-mail  Info@EstersonTherapy.com

HOURS OF OPERATION

 

Monday -  Thursday        8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday                                 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday                           Closed
Sunday                              Closed

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