Maryland Center for Physical Therapy-Owings Mills, MD

Welcome to the Maryland Center for Physical Therapy. We are an independent, physical therapist owned practice.

Our goal is to provide the highest possible quality of physical therapy treatments based on evidenced based practice with compassion and respect for each individual patient.

 We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our practice to you and to familiarize you with our philosophies and policies.

Our Goals

Our objective is to restore the patient to their maximum potential as soon as possible through comprehensive, progressive quality care. 

We incorporate a comprehensive program of physical therapy  for acute or chronic injury or conditions with an emphasis on pain reduction or management, manual therapy techniques and advanced functional therapeutic exercise.  

Our physical therapy goal is to restore maximum functional potential and quality of life. 

This website gives you easy access to our Owings Mills Office including directions, hours of operation, payment policies, information about our physical therapists and our services.


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Meet Our Therapists

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  • Jennifer Schlesinger, P.T.

    Graduate of University of Queensland, Australia, with experience and teaching at Massachusetts General Hospital and Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York. Has been practicing physical therapy for over 30 years and has owned and operated Maryland Center for Physical Therapy for over 25 years. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Her special clinical interests include back and neck pain, orthopedic manual therapy, male and female pelvic conditions & pain, and women's health. Certified in Dry Needling. Her recreational interests include cycling and hiking.

  • Ian Fischer, M.P.T.

    Graduated from the University of Baltimore and has been employed with our company since 1999. His clinical interests include sports medicine, post operative orthopedic rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation (including BPPV) and balance training. His recreational interests include sailing, fishing, and tennis.

  • Joan Fairbank, M.P.T.

    Graduated from Ithica College, Ithaca, New York in 2004 and has been with our company since 2006. She is a certified McKenzie therapist. Her clinical interests include orthopedic and spine conditions, pediatric and geriatric physical therapy. Her recreational interests include sewing and quilting.

  • Rebecca Ridgway, P.T.A.

    Graduate of Carroll Community College P.T.A. program. Also a graduate of McDaniel College. She has been practicing physical therapy for 2 years. Prior to becoming a P.T.A., she was a Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education teacher for 13 years. Clinical interests include orthopedic and sports rehabilitation and pediatric physical therapy. Her recreational interests include soccer and various activities with her children.

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  • Spinal Mobilization Therapy

    Spinal mobililization is a therapy technique used to treat back and neck pain and stiffness. The bones in the back, known as vertebrae, are surrounded by small muscles, which can get tight as a result of trauma, injury or disease. This can lead to pain, stiffness and restricted range of motion for activities ...

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  • Therapeutic Exercises

    Therapeutic exercises refers to a wide range of physical activities that focuses on restoring and maintaining strength, endurance, flexiblity, stability and balance. The goal of therapeutic exercises is to return an injured patient to a fully functioning, pain-free state. A physical therapist begins ...

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  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

    TENS is a small, battery-operated electrical stimulation device that is used to treat a wide range of soft tissue, muscle and nerve injuries or diseases. TENS blocks pain signals to the brain and spinal cord. A single frequency, electrical current is passed through the skin to the deep tissue in order ...

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  • Soft Tissue Mobilization

    Soft tissue in the human body is made up of muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. The soft tissue supports joint action. After a trauma, soft tissue can shorten, restricting the natural movement of a joint. Inflammation causes soft tissue thickening, which can also impede joint function. Soft tissue ...

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  • Range of Motion Exercises

    Range of motion refers to the distance and direction a joint moves between a flexed (bent) position and an extended (stretched) position. It also refers to therapeutic exercises designed to increase this distance in a joint's movement. A number of health issues contribute to restricted range of motion, ...

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  • Laser Light Therapy

    Also known as Infrared Light Therapy, laser light therapy promotes tissue repair and natural healing in and around bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. A small machine targets red and near infrared light waves at an injured part of the body. It provides temporary relief of minor muscle aches, ...

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  • Mobility Aids

    Also known as ambulatory devices, mobility aids refers to any device that assists a person with walking or improves mobility. These devices help prevent falls, take the weight off of a leg injury, or provide a mechanized system of mobility for those who cannot walk. Mobility aids include: Canes Crutches Walkers Wheelchairs Motorized ...

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  • Joint Mobilization

    Joints are points in the body where two bones meet. They are surrounded by soft tissue, which is susceptible to injury or disease. Joint mobilization is a physical therapy technique designed to relieve pain and muscle spasms, release tension and improve flexibility in a joint. By increasing the client’s ...

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  • IFC (Inferential Current Therapy)

    IFC is an electronic device used to stimulate nerve endings in deep tissue in order to reduce swelling, relieve pain, stop muscle spasms, increase blood flow and support healing. IFC is a technology used to treat many muscle, soft tissue and nerve diseases or injuries, such as: Rheumatoid arthritis Osteoarthritis Back ...

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  • Iontophoresis

    Iontophoresis uses an electrical charge to deliver medication through the skin. Known as a transdermal drug delivery system, this non-invasive method is used by physical therapists for the application of anti-inflammatory medications, usually in cases where tendons, bursa or muscles are swollen or irritated. Iontophoresis ...

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