At Delmarva Physical Therapy you are more than just a number. An emphasis on long treatment times provides a focus on quality not quantity. Experience the difference of comprehensive care and a true 1-on-1 approach.
A weekend warrior
A parent that wants to get back to work
A grandparent that wants to lift his or her grandchild
Each patient is different and a personal rehab approach means individualized treatment plans and patient-centered goals.
Manual therapy techniques are skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissue that are intended to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion; induce relaxation; mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion (APTA)
Our body is full of compensations. For example...
- Weak hip muscles can cause poor alignment of the knee when running or walking and result in knee pain.
- Weak rotator cuff muscles can cause over elevation of the glenohumeral joint (a joint in the shoulder) resulting in an intense sharp, pinching sensation during overhead movements.
- Limited core muscle strength can cause too much movement of the vertebrae around the lumbar spine resulting in limited nerve conduction and numbness or weakness in the legs.
At Delmarva PT we use a specific, research-based exercise program to target the problem, not just the pain source, for long term results.
We will work with your surgeon to develop a patient-specific protocol for safe and timely rehab results.
Joint Pain Cerebral Palsy
Pre/Post Surgical Torticollis
Total Joint Replacement Gait Abnormalities
Neck and Back Pain Muscular Weakness
Balance Disorders Hypotonia
Overuse Injuries Developmental Delay
Sports Injuries Genetic Syndromes
Injury Prevention Orthopedic Conditions
Justin Yerkes, PT, DPT
Justin is a licensed physical therapist practicing on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. At Delmarva PT, Justin aims to emphasize a Personal Rehab Approach, true 1-on-1 care entirely by a physical therapist. Delmarva PT will provide long treatment times, focusing on best practices and comprehensive care. Justin enjoys rehabilitation and injury prevention of athletes. Additionally, he is dedicated to working with physicians to address appropriate post-surgical rehab as well as using manual therapy techniques and patient specific exercises across the lifespan.
Justin completed his undergraduate studies at McDaniel College, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education. He also played four years on the McDaniel football team. Before attending PT school, he served as a physical education and weight lifting teacher at a high school outside of Baltimore, Maryland.
Justin completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. While in PT school, Justin had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica and provide physical therapy to patients of all ages. He delivered care to the local population and assisted with the opening of an orthopedic physical therapy clinic. Justin has worked in various outpatient clinics, treating patients of all age ranges and impairments. He is an active member of the APTA orthopedic section.
Justin continues to stay active by weightlifting, spending time outdoors, and getting out on the water. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, fishing, hunting and golfing.
Becky Gallagher, PTA Pediatric Physical Therapy
Becky is a licensed physical therapist assistant who has focused most of her career on treating the pediatric population. Since high school Becky has known she wanted to work with children with special needs and help them achieve as much independence as possible.
She is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park where she received a degree in Kinesiology. She attended Carroll Community College to earn her PTA degree. Upon graduation she began working in PG County Public Schools treating children with various diagnoses and needs. She has worked closely with PTs, teachers, OTs, and motor development specialists in the school setting and sees that improving a child’s mobility and ability to explore their environment can have an impact on a child’s cognitive and social development. Becky finds satisfaction in knowing she can be a positive influence in the lives of children and giving families tools to continue a child’s growth in all areas. Although the majority of her time has been in the school setting she has also worked in the outpatient setting with both adults and pediatrics.
Becky moved to the area with her husband and three children from Calvert county in 2014. Her family keeps her busy but she enjoys every minute of it. When she does have spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, exercising and spending time with friends and family. She is looking forward to finding creative and fun ways to work with children at Delmarva Physical Therapy to promote physical independence and ultimately improve their self confidence and quality of life.
Please call us directly to schedule an appointment or with any questions
*See below for first visit information
10452 Old Ocean City Blvd. Berlin, MD 21811
Please bring the following items to your first physical therapy visit:
-Physician Referral (If required by your insurance)
-Government Issued ID (i.e. Drivers License)
Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out an intake form. This allows us to understand your past medical history and current condition. If you want to save time, print then fill out the intake form below and bring to your appointment with you.