MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at Dundalk

medstar family and internal medicine
1576 Merritt Blvd.
Ste. 7
Baltimore, MD 21222

Welcome to physical therapy at Dundalk

At our Dundalk clinic, you’ll find the convenience of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team providing physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy—all in one location. We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service that begins with convenient access, a comfortable environment of care, and a compassionate team of therapists who care for a wide range of injuries and illnesses. Our therapists are experts in treating orthopedic and neurological conditions, and we also offer intensive sports medicine programs, certified hand therapy, and specialized lymphedema treatment, among others.

Visiting physical therapy at Dundalk

Hours of operation:

Monday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Insurance

We proudly accept most major health plans. The list below serves as a guide and is subject to change. If you are unsure about your coverage, please call your insurance provider. Insurance is collected prior to scheduling services.

Our providers

  • Laura Long, PT, ATC, Regional Director

    Laura Long received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also completed her doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. In addition, Laura earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Maryland, University College.

    Laura is a certified athletic trainer, a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSC), and a certified clinical vestibular specialist (CCVT). She is also a certified professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ) and the Baltimore Concussion program leader for MedStar Health Physical Therapy. Her rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Concussion Management and Care

    • Migraine Therapy

    • Vestibular/Balance Rehabilitation

  • Kyle Mellinger, PT, DPT, Clinic Director

    Kyle Mellinger attended The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, earning his bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He also completed his doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Kyle specializes in the following rehabilitation programs:

    • Dry Needling
    • Neck Pain and Lower Back Pain
    • Orthopedic Injuries and Conditions
    • Sports Injuries
    • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) Treatment

     

  • Stacey Davis, PTA

    Stacey received her Bachelor's in Communications from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1997 and her Associates in Applied Science as Physical Therapy Assistant from Chesapeake Area Consortium for Higher Education at Anne Arundel Community College in 2006. Stacey has been a certified lymphedema therapist thru Klose training since 2016. Stacey's rehab specialties include:

    • Arthritis Treatment

    • Knee, Foot, and Ankle Therapy

    • Shoulder rehabilitation

    • Orthopedic Injuries and Conditions

    • Pain Management

    • Lymphedema of the upper and lower extremity

    • Cancer rehabilitation

    • Fall Prevention

    • Neck and Back Therapy

    • Pre & Post joint replacement care

  • Starrla Donavanik, PTA

    Starrla Donavanik received her bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Starrla continued to earn her associate’s degree as a physical therapist assistant from Montgomery College. She is also a trained yoga teacher, with a background in power vinyasa and Yoga for Arthritis. Her rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Arthritis Treatment

    • Knee, Foot, and Ankle Therapy

    • Shoulder rehabilitation

    • Neck Pain and Lower Back Pain

    • Orthopedic Injuries and Conditions

    • Pain Management

  • Barbra Koczan, PT, DPT

    Barbra is a certified hand therapist (CHT) and specializes in the following:

    • Shoulder, Hand, and Wrist Therapy

    • Orthotic Fabrication

    • Sports Injuries of the Upper Extremity

  • Karen Martinchek, PT, MPT

    Karen Martinchek earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. In addition, she earned her master’s degree in dance/movement therapy from Adelphi University, and later went on to complete her master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Karen completed her postgraduate training in LSVT BIG™ movement technique for Parkinson’s disease and neurodevelopmental treatment for adults with hemiplegia. Her rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Chronic Pain Management

    • Neck Pain and Lower Back Pain

    • Neurorehabilitation

    • Orthopedic Injuries and Conditions

    • Parkinson's Disease

    • Vestibular/Balance Rehabilitation

  • Kimberly Morrison, PT, DPT

    Kim Morrison attended University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she earned both her master’s degree and doctoral degree in physical therapy. Kim is a certified lymphedema specialist (CLT) and she participates with the MedStar Health Running Group, helping to provide medical coverage for area races. Her rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Lymphedema Management
    • Orthopedic Injuries and Conditions
    • Post-Operative Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
    • Running Injury Care
  • Tori Palmer, PT, DPT

    Tori Palmer received her bachelor's degree in rehabilitation science from the University of Pittsburgh. She also completed her doctoral degree in physical therapy at the University of Delaware. Tori’s rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Brain Injury Recovery

    • Concussion Management and Care

    • Multiple Sclerosis Services

    • Neurorehabilitation

    • Parkinson's Disease (LSVT™)

    • Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

    • Stroke Recovery

    • Vestibular/Balance Rehabilitation

  • Rosemary Schorm, PTA

    Rose Schorm received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Rose also earned her associate’s degree in physical therapy assistance from Chesapeake Area Consortium for Higher Education at Chesapeake College. Her rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Arthritis Treatment

    • Knee, Foot, and Ankle Therapy

    • Neck Pain and Lower Back Pain

    • Orthopedic Injuries and Conditions

    • Pain Management

  • Finesse Wilkins, OT

    Finesse Wilkins received her Master's degree in occupational therapy from Howard University in May of 2013. In addition she earned her certification in lymphedema from the Brennan School of Innovative Lymphatic Studies the summer of 2017. Finesse is a certified lymphedema therapist and a neurological occupational therapist and specializes in the following:

    • Concussion/Post-Concussion Syndrome

    • Lymphedema of Upper and Lower Extremities

    • Multiple Sclerosis

    • Stroke

    • Parkinson's Disease

    • Traumatic Brain Injury