Justin Yerkes, PT, DPT
Justin is a licensed physical therapist practicing on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He has had experience working in both the outpatient clinic environment as well as home health. This has allowed him to gain the skills necessary to treat people from all different backgrounds and age groups. He values the ability to spend quality time with patients and aims to understand their motivations for seeking therapy. 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. He is an active member of the APTA orthopedic section and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
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 and outpatient settings. She sees that improving a child’s mobility and ability to explore his or her environment can have an impact on 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 finds 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.