Eleanor Wilkinson, DPT

Lead Physical Therapist

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Buffy was born in La Plata, Maryland at Physician's Memorial Hospital, now UM Charles Regional Medical Center. She attended Archbishop Neale School, St. Mary's Ryken High School and received her doctorate in physical therapy from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania in 2002.

Buffy enjoys watching movies, playing with her two children, listening to country music, going out to dinner and hiking.

Field of interest: orthopedic physical therapy

Lourdes Potestades, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

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Lourdes joined UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation in 2015. She received her physical therapy degree from the University of the Philippines in 2000 and worked at a variety of settings before immigrating to North Carolina in 2007. Her skills have been instrumental in helping establish our facility as a premier clinic for high-quality physical therapy care in the Charles County region. She is also the UM CRR liaison representative to the University of Maryland Research Network group.

Lourdes enjoys aikido, tennis and gardening. A recent passion is tai chi — she received certification of clinical instruction — and she continues to expand her tai chi knowledge.

Fields of interest: outpatient neurological care, orthopedic and post-surgical orthopedic care for adolescent to geriatric patients

Amol Bakre, PT, MS, OCS

Physical Therapist

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Amol is an orthopedic clinical specialist who has worked with elite athletes and national level therapists in the United States and India. He graduated with his bachelor's and doctor's degrees in physical therapy from Mumbai, India. He then came to the University of Pittsburgh to earn his Master's in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Amol is a big fan of the Steelers and Pitt Panthers, but his first love is soccer.

Amol has a special interest in managing sports related injuries and planning rehabilitative programs for patients of all ages. He achieved his board certification in orthopedics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is also a certified licensed physical therapist in Maryland

Fields of interests: Whiplash related injuries and cervicogenic headaches; chronic pain; post-operative ligament/tendon repair procedures.

Sarah Mooney, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

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Sarah received her PTA degree from Anne Arundel Community College's CACHE PTA program in 2012. She has experience with inpatient acute care and sub-acute rehab care, as well as outpatient care for neurology and post-operative orthopedic surgeries. She is a certified clinical instructor and likes working with pediatric patients and young athletes.

Sarah enjoys beach vacations and would like to learn to surf. Her interest in music led her to play the guitar and saxophone. She also power lifts and is training for competition.

Fields of interest: orthopedics and sports medicine

Jenia Howe, PT

Physical Therapist

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Jenia Howe was born in Bohol, Philippines and received her bachelor's degree in physical therapy at the University of Bohol, Philippines in 2002, where she worked for a few years. Currently, Jenia works at both the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) outpatient department and at UM CRR for patients aged pediatric to geriatric.

Expanding on her interest in neurological care, Jenia became certified as an LSVT BIG Therapist. The LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) BIG Program, a service provided at UM CRMC, is an intensive whole-body amplitude-based training protocol for people with Parkinson's disease.

In her spare time, Jenia enjoys volunteering — she has provided physical therapy to people lacking medical care in the Philippines. She also loves to visit famous landmarks around the world.

Fields of interest: neurologic and orthopedic cases, LSVT BIG therapy

Sara Hall, DPT

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Physical Therapist

Born and raised in Southern Maryland, Sara earned her doctorate of physical therapy at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She has experience in nursing/midwifery and is currently a physical therapist for UM CRR. Due to a few glitches during a pregnancy and postpartum, Sara realized the importance of quality pelvic health treatment and focuses her skills helping patients with pelvic and continence issues.

Sara enjoys being with her family, especially her three boys, and their dog and two cats. She has goals of becoming a Bradley birthing instructor, doula, and/or teaching at a college or university.

Field of interest: pelvic health care

Courtney Massie, MHS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Courtney was born and raised in La Plata, Maryland and attended
La Plata High School. Courtney PotterIn 2013, she graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree. She then attended Augusta University and earned her Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy in 2017. During that time, she gained special interest in hand therapy after attending a level I fieldwork placement at a myoelectric upper extremity prosthetics facility.

Courtney enjoys working with people of all ages and strives to help others get back to participating in activities that matter to them. In addition to experience in hand therapy, she has prior experience working with pediatric patients. She also has a background in sculpture, which comes in handy with custom orthosis fabrication.

In her spare time, Courtney enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and traveling. She is currently working towards becoming a certified hand therapist (CHT).

Fields of interest: orthopedic conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow