Paul Heath, PT, MPT, CGMP
Founder and Owner of Physical & Sports Rehab, Inc.
Paul has specialized in orthopedics and sports medicine for nearly 15 years. He has extensive training in post-graduate orthopedic manual physical therapy; sports medicine; and golf fitness/rehabilitation. Over time, he has developed a large base of knowledge for correcting sports related injuries and providing proper patient education to preventing them. This passion and drive was the catalyst for him to open his own practice in 2011 and to deliver the quality care you would expect from a professional establishment.
Paul has completed research in the field of traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation. He has presented his research in Venice, Italy at the Annual Neurorehabilitation Conference (2002) and as a result his research was published in the Journal of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair (2002). His approach to rehab comes from a neuroscience perspective where the brain is fully employed in the treatment process.
Paul built his work experience and expertise at the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and National Rehabilitation Hospital. While at Mayo Clinic, Paul did research on focused shoulder ailments, specifically the rotator cuff with injuries to the supraspinatus muscle. Rehab was focused on movement dynamics and function, following trauma. He presented his findings to the rehabilitation board at Mayo.
Paul obtained his Certified Golf Fitness Instructor - Medical Level 2 license through the Titleist Performance Institute, and has done extensive studies on golf related injuries and rehabilitation. Through his years working with golfers at various levels from pros to recreational golfers, he has formulated a rehab and performance protocol that focuses on the kinematic sequencing of the golf swing. This sequencing conforms to the golfers anatomical deficiencies. Education is placed on the patient's ability to swing within the parameters of their body's anatomy.
He uses a computerized golf swing analysis with K-Vest software to illustrate the deficiencies of the kinematic sequence compared to PGA and LPGA pros. He also uses a golf assessment protocol to specifically identify abnormalities in body structure and function that can impair the sequencing of the swing. The golf program realigns, adjusts and most importantly educates the golfer on their proper anatomical form. Hint: If you aren't flexible and mobile like Jordan Spieth, don't try to swing like Jordan Spieth. Your training and drills set forth should cater to your body's morphology.
Paul has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2000 and has served on various advisory boards and panels. He received the Outstanding Student of the Year Award (2003). Paul is a member of the Private Practice Section and the Maryland and Washington DC chapters of the APTA.
Paul has done numerous speaking engagements focused on community health, joint pain management, stress management, sports related injuries and prevention, and has engaged with various sports clubs including football, basketball, soccer and track. Prince George's Community College invited him to speak to its Hillman Entrepreneurs cohort about starting and running a successful business.
Paul is a licensed USSF, VYSA Elite Soccer Coach who has also played at various levels. He is passionate about the sport and offered a Summer soccer camp for kids with international coaches and former professional players.
Paul is married and has three kids who are active with Maryland United FC, DeMatha Catholic HS, and Anne Arundel Soccer Association. Proudly, his children have used the sports training program at the clinic to qualify for the Junior Olympics in 200m, 400m, long jump and 4x100 relay.
Paul received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Health Sciences and a Masters in Physical Therapy from Howard University.
Renee Riley, PT, MSPT
A strong desire to help others coupled with a love of science spurred Renee's desire to become a physical therapist. Volunteering in a physical therapy department of a hospital as a teenager solidified the career path she had chosen. She enjoyed assisting patients in the limited capacity as a volunteer and eagerly anticipated acquiring the education and experience she needed to become a skilled physical therapist.
Prior to earning a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Marymount University, Renee graduated summa cum laude from Howard University. She has over a decade of experience in various outpatient orthopedic settings. Renee evaluates and treats patients with a wide array of conditions-- from acute to chronic pain, from young ones to the elderly.
Renee's approach to physical therapy involves educating patients on their condition, which empowers them to manage their symptoms during the course of their rehab. She strongly believes education is key to patients becoming their own health advocate. Renee also takes a hands-on approach with patients and tailors their treatment plan according to their individual needs and goals. She views it as a rewarding experience to be instrumental in a patient's road to recovery and truly enjoys her work.
William Chestnut, PT, MSPT
William graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Allied Health Sciences in 2001 and continued on to graduate from Marymount University with a Master's of Science Degree in physical therapy in 2003.
William was a former high school football player that suffered a torn ACL his senior year that required reconstructive surgery and six months of rigorous physical therapy. This was the moment that his football career ended but his physical therapy career was born.
William has over 12 years of outpatient orthopedic experience and uses a wide variety of treatment techniques and approaches to help patients achieve their functional best. He has continuing interests in learning new and effective treatment techniques to improve and hone his treatment skills for a wide variety of patient populations. He utilizes instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that is useful in treating a wide variety of patient conditions.
William is an avid cyclist, enjoys weight training for fitness, as well as cooking and spending time with his family.
Kenya Brent, PT, MSPT
A friend introduced Kenya Brent to the medical field. She has always been fascinated by the human body, and through that simple introduction she found her passion. With close to 20 years of experience, she uses her talent to help patients achieve their highest potential.
Kenya has an extensive education and graduated with her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Since graduating with her masters, she has consistently continued her education learning new methods of care for people. She loves the freedom to problem solve utilizing a variety of techniques. Through problem solving, Kenya is able to assist a patient toward reaching their goals. Being a part of that process and witnessing the gains are very gratifying and rewarding for her.
Kenya is persistent, outgoing, and compassionate. She takes her time to evaluate and formulate a specific plan of treatment for each patient. Although Kenya spends a lot of time helping patients and studying, she also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, helping those in need, and going to the spa.
Angela Heath - Business Development Director
Angela Heath has extensive writing and communications experience. She began her television producing career with Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, ABC News, CBS News, and 10 years with Nightly Business Report on Public Television. While at PBS, she was a member of the press corp for The White House, Treasury Department, and the Senate Radio and TV galleries.
Ms. Heath honed her management and leadership skills at Physical and Sports Rehab, where she is responsible for business development, marketing and outreach.
Ms. Heath attended Mount Holyoke College, Spelman College, and Pace University, where she obtained her B.A. degree in Literature and Communications. She also graduated from American University where she obtained her Master’s degree in Producing for Film and Video. Her film production company, Grace Film & Video, is currently producing a film called "Women of Faith: Coping with Trauma." She has also produced short films on the historic Second Baptist Church of Washington and on the historic churches of Ward 7 in Washington, DC.
Diana Sarnor - Physical Therapy Aide
As a Physical therapy aide, Diana has a strong passion for the science and mechanics of the body and loves to help people. Diana is currently a junior at the University of Maryland majoring in Kinesiology. After graduation, she plans on furthering her education to receive her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. Her ultimate goal is to open up her own wellness center. All while developing her medical skills she is building her leadership portfolio. Diana is a recipient of the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program scholarship and Vice President of We’re Empowered to Achieve the Impossible (WETATI) an entrepreneurship organization.
Outside of work and school, Diana is a fashionista! She loves fashion, beauty, taking pictures, and food. She is heavily involved in the community and is a youth leader at her church.
Lesa Lee - Physical Therapy Aide
A Maryland native, Lesa graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Winter 2016 with a degree in Kinesiology. Her ultimate goal is to become a licensed Physical Therapist, a career she has dreamed of since the age of 10. During her time at UMES, she served on the executive board of the Kinesiology Club as the Secretary (2014-2015) and President (2015-2016). In addition to serving on the e-board, she is also a member of National Society of Leadership and Success.
A former dancer since the age of 3, Lesa is a certified ballet teacher to children between the ages of 2-11. She is a fellow member of the Cechetti Council of America. In her spare time, Lesa enjoys traveling, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Larry Carroll Jr. - Physical Therapy Aide
Larry Carroll Jr. is from Philadelphia and shows his dedication for people through education and excitement. Fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language, he is able to connect with people to help them improve their overall health.
Outside of the clinic, Larry has his plate full. Larry is a personal trainer, nutritionist, entrepreneur and proprietor to the gym called KAAOS Gym and Athletic Training Center. He is the CEO of L.D.C. Fitness, Rise of the Super Humans, and a partner of the new found company Nutragainzz. Larry is also a board member for the Oasis Community Partners which is geared towards teaching the community about health and wellness.