Garrett Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (GOPT) was cofounded in August, 1998 in response to the need for skilled outpatient therapy in Garrett County. The business has grown and moved to its current location across from the Walmart in Oakland in 2007, and has since added outpatient occupational therapy to its services. With over 100 years of combined experience, we offer high level, quality care and service to our customers which has always been the cornerstone of treatment.
Our staff has over 100 years of combined experience:
I would like to say thank you GOPT! I was not much of a believer in therapy before I had my shoulder surgery. I didn't think physical therapy would help anything much, but I WAS WRONG! They are an amazing group of people here, and they got my arm and shoulder moving again! And a special thank you to Steven and Andrew, they are great, friendly and very knowledgeable. Thanks for all you guys do. I got my life back.
On July 9, 2019 my life was changed. I was in a UTV collision breaking my femur in two places as well as splitting my kneecap. When told I needed physical therapy I chose GOPT. There I met some amazing people (Mike, Andrew, Tracy, Sue and the rest of the staff). Along with the help from the Lord in the great staff, I began my journey to walking again. After five months of three days a week I am walking without crutches or a cane and am ready to return to a normal life. Thank you all so much! God bless!
GO PT is conveniently located in Oakland, Maryland on Route 219 across from Wal Mart.
Garrett Orthopedic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, LLC.
13141 Garrett Highway
Oakland, Md. 21550
phone: (301) 334-5220
fax: (301) 334-6277
Our Hours are:
Mike is a 1979 graduate of St. Mary's high school in Annapolis, Maryland where he played both football and lacrosse. He graduated with an AA degree from Anne Arundel community college and went on to the University of Maryland at Baltimore medical school and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1984.
Following this he worked in a variety of different settings including rehabilitation, acute care, shock trauma, home health, and eventually wound up finding his love in orthopedic rehabilitation. He became clinical director from 1990-1990 for Chesapeake Pain and Rehabilitation, before moving to Western Maryland and becoming director of physical therapy at Garrett Memorial Hospital. During this period of time Mike also began teaching courses in physical therapy as well as at local colleges.
He was cofounder of GOPT, which opened its doors in 1998 and has now moved to its current location across from the Walmart in Oakland. He has received numerous teaching awards and most recently received his manual therapy certification along with his daughter, Sarah, a physical therapist in Baltimore, Maryland. His specialties include orthopedic manual therapy, dizziness and imbalance, spinal pain, lymphedema, and problem solving difficult cases.
When not at work he can be found on the farm homesteading, working in the garden, building anything with stone, woodworking, golfing, fishing, hunting, kayaking and enjoying his children and most recently his 1st grandchild.
Carol is a graduate of Towson high school class of 1979. She participated in field hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and track. Following this she began her college career at Delaware University receiving her physical therapy degree in 1983 with Cum Laude acknowledgment.
Over her career, Carol has worked in a variety of situations from acute care, to nursing homes, to home care, to rehabilitation settings and outpatient physical therapy.
Carol's areas of expertise include joint rehabilitation, geriatric care, neurological problems, and general rehabilitation.
When not at work, Carol enjoys working on their farm gardening, biking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her children, and most recently her first grandchild.
Holly is a 1994 graduate of Mount Savage High School (now Mountain Ridge). She went on to graduate with her Masters of science degree in occupational therapy from Shenandoah University in 1999.
She began her career at Garrett Rehab Services in Oakland, Maryland as the lead occupational therapist working in outpatient, inpatient, subacute, and home health services before advancing to the Director of Rehabilitation in which she oversaw physical and occupational therapy services. She then moved on to to become the Director of Rehab at Heartland in Kingwood, West Virginia leading a multidisciplinary team of 10 staff members. She joined the staff at Garrett orthopedic physical therapy in 2016 as an OT specializing in pediatrics, hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, geriatrics, and stroke/ADL rehab. In the near future she plans to pursue specialties in vision rehabilitation.
When not at work she enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and two teenage daughters. She loves to be her girls' biggest cheerleader on the sidelines with all the activities they are involved with in high school. When not at games she can be found outdoors with anything that involves hiking, biking, skiing, and of course shopping.
Tracy is a 2006 graduate of Southern High School. She then went on to college and received her degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Frostburg State University in 2011.
After several years of working in the community she decided to go back to school and received her AA degree from Allegany College of Maryland Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2016.
Tracy's clinical interests include orthopedic rehabilitation of any kind, pediatrics, and sports medicine.
When not at work, Tracy enjoys sports, hiking, skiing, and photography.
Steven is a graduate of Northern high school's 2011 class. He was a three sport athlete and went on to play soccer at Potomac State University and transferred to West Virginia Wesleyan receiving his bachelor in exercise science in 2015.
Steven earned his doctorate in physical therapy from Marshall University in 2018. His interests are in the athletic population, spine injuries, knee and hip pathology. Steven is certified in the LSVT Big and Loud program for Parkinson's disease.
He is happily married to his wife Taylor and when not at work enjoys playing golf, soccer, and in general enjoys being active.
Andrew is a 2014 graduate of Northern high school. He then followed this at Allegany College of Maryland and received his associate's degree as a physical therapist assistant in 2017.
Andrews's areas of interest are sports medicine, joint replacements, and balance difficulties but in general enjoys treating a wide variety of different diagnoses.
When not at work Andrew is an assistant coach for Northern high school's boys soccer, and enjoys hunting, biking, golf, basketball and watching or playing any sport.
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