Meet Dr. Madeline

The Beginning 

As a competitive gymnast for over 15 years, I developed a strong sense of body awareness and a curiosity for movement sciences, physical therapy, and Pilates. Unlike many gymnasts who suffer from overuse injuries, burnout, and unimaginable pressure, my coach and family provided a supportive structure that allowed me to succeed and truly love the sport. My coach, a certified Pilates instructor, integrated traditional mat Pilates into our warm-ups and strength routines from the start. A combination of Pilates-based strength and a comprehensive coaching style protected me and my teammates from serious injury and led us to a prolonged participation in gymnastics. For this reason, it was only natural for me to turn the positive experience I had as an athlete into a career in physical therapy. 

The Middle

After graduating from PT school, I was ready for a new adventure. I packed up my car and headed west to Colorado all by myself. I started working in an outpatient orthopedic clinic, where I gained invaluable experience with a variety of diagnoses and patients. However, I began feeling the constraints of working within insurance regulations. There was never enough time to properly educate and empower my patients. It was time to re-evaluate what was most important to me as a practioner. 

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The Future

AT THE CORE PHYSICAL THERAPY, LLC is now in Annapolis, MD. I aim to provide a safe experience, both virtually and in-person, that focuses on quality of care and an individualized approach. I will become your teammate, coach, AND advocate on this journey.

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