SP.OR.T.S. STAFF

 

The staff at Sports and Orthopaedic Therapy Services, LLC are committed to making the patient experience as comfortable and efficient as possible. The support staff is well trained and friendly. Our therapists are dedicated professionals who build working relationships with patients and consider the practice of physical therapy a career not just a job.  Learn more about why you should choose SP.OR.T.S. and our different services

 

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Karim Wassef
Karim Wassef

Clinic Owner- Director PT, DPT, CIMT Karim earned his Master’s & Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Marymount University in 2004 and 2007. He is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) and has worked primarily with outpatient orthopedic and sports injuries for the last 12 years. He has a postural-structural approach to treating all types of injuries of the spine and extremities and is committed to the success of his patients reaching their goals.

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John Romero
John Romero

Founder, PT, MA, SCS John Romero received his Master’s degree in PT from Stanford University in 1978. He was the director of DC’s first sports medicine center and Chief Therapist for the Washington Bullets, Capitals, and Diplomats teams. He co-founded his private practice in 1987 and was the first Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist in MD in 1988. John is a clinical professor and an expert in Sports and Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.

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Marwan Kublawi
Marwan Kublawi

PT, ScD, OCS, FAAMOPT Dr. Kublawi graduated Marymount University in 1999 with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. He later completed his training in manipulative therapy through Kaiser Permanente Northern California Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program in 2007. Upon completion, he received Fellowship status through the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and later became board certified as an Orthopedic Specialist (OCS).

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Sheila Ziglari
Sheila Ziglari

PT, DPT Sheila Ziglari was born and raised in Maryland. Sheila received her doctorate degree in 2020 from Marymount University in Arlington, VA and has experience working with various orthopedic and neurologic conditions. Sheila is interested in receiving a certification in therapeutic yoga and Pilates.

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Brendan Hinds
Brendan Hinds

PT, DPT Brendan completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Saint Francis University in 2019. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Saint Francis University in 2021 in Loretto, PA. Brendan has experience primarily in outpatient orthopedics and neurological patients. He is interested in improving his manual therapy skills through COMT and learning more about gait analysis.

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Sigita Vilchez
Sigita Vilchez

PT Tech Sigita was born in Lithuania and moved to Maryland in 2002. She studied at Montgomery College where she earned her PT Technician certification. She loves to help people and is always there to support her coworkers and patients.

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Ebony McDonald
Ebony McDonald

Office Manager Ebony has worked with SPORTS, LLC since 2006. She formerly worked in an associated office for many years as patient coordinator. She is an excellent patient administrative representative with extensive knowledge of outpatient orthopedics.

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Cheyenne Brothers
Cheyenne Brothers

Patient Care Rep & Coordinator Cheyenne has traveled around the country for most of her life. She attended Hagerstown Community College and OU (Oklahoma University) for a semester before she relocated to Maryland. Cheyenne enjoys helping people, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

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Jenny Amaya
Jenny Amaya

Patient Coordinator & Marketing Assistant Jenny is the patient care coordinator and marketing assistant. She is the liaison between patients and Physical Therapists.

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Carlos Austin
Carlos Austin

Carlos was born in Bermuda and raised in Washington D.C. He graduated from New York University in the spring of 2021 where he studied Political Science. He hopes to begin PT school next fall.

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John Bertiz
John Bertiz

John is from Bowie, Maryland and enjoys playing soccer. He majored in Exercise Science at Salisbury University.

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Karim earned his Master’s & Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Marymount University in 2004 and 2007. Click to learn more.

John Romero received his Master’s degree in PT from Stanford University in 1978. Click to learn more. 

Josephine holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She received her certification in Maitland Manual Therapy and was the head of the Department of Orthopedics Rehabilitation at Meath Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.  Click to learn more. 

Dr. Kublawi graduated Marymount University in 1999 with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Click to learn more.

Kristie was born and raised in Maryland. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Andrews University in 2015. Click to learn more.

Sheila Ziglari was born and raised in Maryland. Sheila received her doctorate degree in 2020 from Marymount University. Click to learn more!

Brendan completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Saint Francis University in 2019. 

Sigita was born in Lithuania and moved to Maryland in 2002. She studied at Montgomery College where she earned her PT Technician certification. Click to learn more.

Cheyenne has traveled around the country for most of her life. She attended Hagerstown Community College and OU (Oklahoma University) for a semester before she relocated to Maryland. 

Jenny is the patient care coordinator and marketing assistant. She is the  liaison between patients and Physical Therapists.

Carlos was born in Bermuda and raised in Washington D.C. He graduated from New York University in the spring of 2021 where he studied Political Science. Click to learn more. 

Ebony has worked with SPORTS, LLC since 2006. She formerly worked in an associated office for many years as patient coordinator.

John is from Bowie, Maryland and enjoys playing soccer. He majored in Exercise Science at Salisbury University.