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MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at Irving Street – Neurorehabilitation Center

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington DC
102 Irving St., NW
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
First Floor
Washington, D.C., 20010

Welcome to our neurorehabilitation and speech services at Irving Street 

Our neurorehabilitation center is conveniently located on the first floor of MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital where nationally recognized experts research the brain and nervous system. This close proximity allows us to design new and innovative therapy plans for our adult and pediatric patients who are recovering from complex brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, and neurological diseases.

Visiting physical therapy at Irving Street—Neurorehabilitation Center

Hours of operation:

Monday to Thursday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 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

  • Dianne Braun Regional Director, PT, CLT

  • Alyssa Bleimeyer, MS, CCC-SLP

    Alyssa Bleimeyer earned her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and deaf studies from Towson University. She also completed her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Gallaudet University. Alyssa is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) and specializes in the following rehabilitation areas:

     

    • Aphasia Services

    • Brain Injury Recovery

    • Stroke Recovery

    • Concussion Management and Care

    • Dysarthria (Slurred or Slow Speech) Therapy

    • Dysphagia (Swallowing) Therapy

    • Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation

    • Neurorehabilitation

    • Parkinson's Disease (LSVT LOUD)

  • Jane Alkhazov, PT, DPT, NCS

    Jane Alkhazov received her bachelor's in clinical health studies and doctorate in physical therapy from Ithaca College. She then went on to complete a Neurologic physical therapy residency at Louisiana State University Shreveport where she conducted research on the use of blood flow restriction training in neurologic populations. She has presented her research nationally. Jane’s rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Vestibular/ Balance Rehabilitation
    • Concussion Management and Care
    • Blood Flow Restriction Training
    • Neurodegenerative Diseases
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Polyneuropathies
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Stroke
  • Alaina Antoinette PT, DPT, CMTPT

  • McTheophilus (Phil) Barizo, PT, DPT

    McTheophilus "Phil" Barizo received his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. He went on to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Emory & Henry College, School of Health Sciences. Phil has experience working with a range of patients from young athletes to geriatric patients with neurologic conditions, he specializes in the following:

    • Neurorehabilitation
    • Parkinson's Disease (LSVTTM)
    • Stroke Recovery
    • Knee, Foot, and Ankle Therapy
    • Neck Pain and Lower Back Pain
    • Orthopedic Injuries and Conditions
    • Sports Injuries
    • Dry Needling
  • Theresa Buechler, PT, DPT

    Theresa Buechler received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from George Washington University and is currently treating in the SCI Day Program.

  • Emily Costa, OTD, OTR/L

  • Rebecca Cunningham, PT DPT

  • Aly Dillon, PT, DPT

    Aly Dillon received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from East Carolina University. She went on to complete her doctoral degree in physical therapy from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Aly’s rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Spinal Cord Injury Day Program
    • Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Clinic
    • Neurologic Conditions
    • Orthopedic Injuries and Conditions
  • Cyrus Fitzpatrick, PT, DPT

    Cyrus Fitzpatrick received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cyrus completed his doctoral degree in physical therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. Cyrus's rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Neurologic Conditions
    • Orthopedic injuries and conditions
    • Vestibular/concussion rehabilitation
    • Parkinson's Disease
  • Edith Franco, PTA

  • Bdho Gidey PT, DPT

    Bdho Gidey received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the George Washington University. He completed his doctoral degree in physical therapy at George Washington University. His rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Amputee rehabilitation
    • CVA
    • Balance rehabilitation
  • Kelly Gilmartin, Clinic Director PT, MPT

    Kelly Gilmartin received her bachelor’s degree in Biology w/a minor in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Kelly completed her master's degree in Physical Therapy at University of Maryland at Baltimore. Kelly specializes in breast cancer rehab. Kelly’s rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Breast Cancer
    • Osteoporosis
  • Karen Goodman PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS

  • Helen Daly, PTA

    Helen Daly received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Towson University, in Towson MD. She went on to Physical Therapy Assistant School at Montgomery College. Helen is a certified Spin, Mat Pilates and Pilates Reformer instructor. Helen’s rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Chronic Orthopedics
    • Amputee Rehabilitation
    • TMJ
    • Neuro: Stroke/MS/Fibromyalgia
  • Brooke Jerome, MS, OTL, ATP

    Brooke Jerome received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. She went on to complete her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Florida International University. Brooke is a certified Assistive Technology Professional and specializes in customized durable medical equipment for all ages and diagnoses.

  • Yamileth Nolasco, PT, DPT

  • Sallie Palumbo PT, DPT

  • Alyssa Raney PT, DPT

    Alyssa Raney received her bachelor's degree in health, physical education, and exercise science from Virginia Commonwealth University. She went on to complete her doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

    Alyssa's rehabilitation interests include:

    • Neurologic conditions
    • Orthopedic injuries and conditions
  • Lisa Saladino, PT, DPT

  • Cassondra Salmons, MOT, OTR/L, CNS

  • Kathleen Seward, DPT,

  • Samuel Talisman, OTR/L

  • Babu Thomas, PTA

  • Nichole Williams, OTR/L

    Nichole Williams received her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from East Carolina University. She went on to complete her master’s degree in occupational therapy from New York University. Nichole worked as an Acute Care OT at NYU for 5 years before transferring to NRH. Nichole’s rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Wheelchair clinic
    • Driving Rehabilitation
    • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Janice Coles, MS, CCC-SLP

    Janice Coles earned her bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She also completed her master’s degree in communication disorders from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Janice is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) and specializes in the following rehabilitation areas:

    • Aphasia Services

    • Brain Injury Recovery

    • Concussion Management and Care

    • Dysphagia (Swallowing) Therapy

    • Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation

    • Neurorehabilitation

    • Parkinson's Disease (LSVT LOUD)

    • Stroke Recovery

    • Cognitive-Communication Disorders

    • Voice and Motor Speech Disorders

  • Judith Davidson, DPT

    Judith Davidson attended the School of Physical Therapy at the University of the West Indies. In addition, Judith earned her doctoral degree in physical therapy from Utica College. She specializes in the following rehabilitation areas:

     

    • Cancer Rehabilitation

    • Lymphedema Management

    • Neurorehabilitation

    • Stroke Recovery

  • Patricia Fletcher, MS, CCC-SLP

    Patricia Fletcher earned her bachelor’s degree in hearing and speech science from the University of Maryland, College Park. She completed her master’s degree in communication disorders from Syracuse University. Patricia specializes in the following rehabilitation areas:

     

    • Aphasia Services

    • Brain Injury Recovery

    • Concussion Management and Care

    • Dysarthria Therapy

    • Dysphagia (Swallowing) Therapy

    • Neurorehabilitation

    • Cognitive-Communication Disorders

    • Stroke Recovery

    • Motor Speech Disorders

  • Yvonne Francis, PT

    Yvonne Francis received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Howard University. She went on to complete her master’s in business administration from the University of Maryland University College, College Park. Yvonne is a certified cancer exercise specialist, certified upper and lower extremity lymphedema specialist (CLT) and is a board-certified clinical specialist in oncologic physical therapy. Yvonne’s rehabilitation specialists include:

    • Bell’s Palsy
    • Cancer Rehabilitation
    • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
    • Head and Neck Lymphedema
    • Liver Transplant
    • Lower Extremity Lymphedema
    • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
    • Upper Extremity Lymphedema
    • Visceral Manipulation
  • Heather Jentilet, PT, DPT

    Heather Jentilet received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The George Washington University. She specializes in the following:

    • Amputee Rehabilitation and Lower Extremity Prosthetic Training
    • Seating and Wheelchair Prescription
    • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Dhruvy Patel PT, DPT

    Dhruvy received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Governors State University . She has worked in a sports specialty clinic treating orthopedic conditions from triathletes to general office workers and is experienced in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Dhruvy has also worked in a Skilled Nursing Facility, and enjoys working with geriatric patients. Dhruvy's area of expertise include: spinal pain, post-polio syndrome, Bell's Palsy, and TMD.

  • Ana Patricia Quinones, PTA

    Attended Northen Viginia Community college her Associate degree as Physical Therapist Assistant, she also completed her Bachelor's degree at Devry University in Project management, she is Board Member of the Washington DC Physical Therapy Board. She is bilingual in Spanish She specializes in Aquatic Therapy with over 13 years of experience.

  • Jennifer Ryder, MA, CCC-SLP

    Jennifer Ryder attended Colby College where she received her bachelor’s degree. She also received her master's degree from George Washington University. Jennifer is American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-certified. Her rehabilitation specialties include:

    • Motor Speech Disorders

    • Phonological Disorders and Apraxia of Speech

    • Speech-Language Pathology

  • Anna Wilner, MS, CCC-SLP

    Anna Wilner earned her bachelor’s degree in cognitive science and Spanish from the University of Michigan. She completed her master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Anna is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) and is a registered clinician with Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImPTM). She specializes in the following rehabilitation areas:

    • Aphasia Services

    • Brain Injury Recovery

    • Concussion Management and Care

    • Cognitive-Communication Disorders

    • Motor Speech Disorders

    • Dysphagia (Swallowing) Therapy (MBSImPTM)

    • Neurorehabilitation

    • Parkinson's Disease (LSVT LOUD)

    • Stroke Recovery

    • Dementia/Mild Cognitive Impairment