Susan Rovnak, PT, CEAS
Susan has called Baltimore her home for the last 20 years. A native of the Pittsburgh area, she is a licensed physical therapist, certified ergonomics assessment specialist and owner of Manual Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (MPTSM). Susan graduated with a degree in physical therapy on scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh, and did her internship at the Cleveland Clinic. She has 20 years of clinical experience at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she supervised the outpatient physical therapy clinic.
In addition to her work at MPTSM, Susan is involved in several activities in her field. She is a consultant for the Ford Motor Company-UAW and oversees education and quality assurance at their rehabilitation clinics across the country (view article). Susan has also written and is featured in "Physical Therapy Minute," which is an educational segment featured on the Baltimore City cable channel. She also gives lectures to local businesses on "Protecting the Neck and Back at the Computer."
Susan focuses on preventive health care, particularly in the areas of osteoporosis and ergonomic computer work stations. She received her CEAS (Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist) certification from the Back School of Atlanta and her FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation) training with Isernhagen Work Systems. Her specialty is in hands-on treatment using manual therapy techniques such as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and myofascial release. She is a physical therapy instructor, teaching PNF at the University of Maryland and in past years at the University of Delaware.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling around the world to visit friends and family, dancing, aerobic exercise, and volunteering her time to community and church activities.
Her philosophy of treatment emphasizes individualized compassionate care to assist each person in reaching his or her goals for a healthier quality of life.
Click here to read about Susan's presentation to physicians at the 31st Annual Family Medicine Review.
Click here to read Susan's article on ergonomics in Baltimore Business Journal.
Sherry Burgan , Office Manager
Sherry, a Hampden native is well known for her bright smile and contagious laugh that shines through from the first encounter over the phone to the day to day appointments. She is dedicated and caring and loves helping our patients. She takes care of all office matters, including scheduling patients and insurance issues.
Kerry Nedd, Billing Manager
Kerry is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, but has been residing in Baltimore for the past 16 years. Kerry has an Associates Degree in business marketing, and has been our Billing Manager for several years. Her experience and dedication help to make the billing process run smoothly avoiding the often complicated maze of insurance and authorization paperwork.
Kerry's favorite quote - "Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes of your goals". She works diligently with patients to remove obstacles and create consistency so that they may reach their physical therapy goals.