Paul Heath, PT, MPT, CGMP
Paul has worked in the health and fitness industry since 1998 and now specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine. He has extensive training in post- graduate manual physical therapy and golf fitness and rehabilitation.
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). His research has been published in the Journal of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair (2002).
Paul has worked at the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and National Rehabilitation Hospital while building his experience and expertise.
Paul is also a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute, and has done extensive studies on golf related injuries and rehabilitation.
Paul has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2000 and served on various advisory boards and panels. He was also awarded the Outstanding Student of the Year Award (2003) presented by the APTA.
He received his B.S. 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.
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, a physical therapy and sports medicine clinic that she and her husband own in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. 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.