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Tarry Butner, PT, Cert MDT

Tarry grew up in Adelphi, Maryland where he participated in many Boys Club sports. He excelled in boxing and won the Jr. AAU National Boxing Championship when he was 14 and 15 years old.

Tarry graduated from High Point High School in Beltsville, Maryland in 1977. He attended undergraduate studies at University of Maryland at College Park before transferring to the University of Maryland at Baltimore where he graduated in 1984 with his degree in Physical Therapy. After graduating, he worked in a number of private practice settings in the Baltimore area. He enjoyed renovating several older houses while in Baltimore.

In 1993, Tarry moved to Garrett County and began working at Garrett County Memorial Hospital in the Physical Therapy Department. While at GCMH, he received the Employee of the Month Award in December '96. He left GCMH in 1998 when he cofounded GO PT. He continues his employment at GO PT today as a staff therapist.

Tarry has invented several physical therapy devices and received a US Patent on his low back treatment table in 1997. In 1998 he completed post-graduate training and passed the credentialing examination by the McKenzie Institute-Center for Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine and Extremities—earning the title, Cert MDT.

Tarry lives on a farm with his two children, Laura and Doug: both students at Northern High School. Tarry built one of the first straw bale houses in Garrett County. Tarry enjoys gardening and hunting.

Mike Voelkel, PT, NCTMB

Mike grew up in Annapolis, Md., the oldest in a family of five brothers. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1979 where he played football and lacrosse. He attended Anne Arundel Community College where he made the Dean's List and went on to receive his degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1984. While in PT school, he received the Laura Levine Mandell award for Sincere Compassion and Humanistic Concern.

Mike has worked in a variety of settings since 1984 including acute care hospitals, shock trauma, outpatient physical therapy, home health, nursing homes, and rehabilitation hospitals. Mike was Chief Physical Therapist at Chesapeake Pain and Rehabilitation from 1990-1992. After moving to Garrett County in 1992 he became Director of Physical Therapy at Garrett County Memorial Hospital from 1992-1994.

He returned to private practice in 1998 when he co-founded GO PT. He is also an active teacher at Garrett Community College in the Massage Therapy program and was past instructor at Allegheny College in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. He was twice awarded with Clinical Instructor of the Year while at Allegheny College. Mike is also certified in the treatment of lymphedema.

His primary focus during all of these experiences has been manual therapy and he regards himself as a "perpetual student."

He lives on a farm in Accident along with his wife Carol, and his children Sarah, Meghan, and Zachary. When not at work Mike is coaching, cheering, teaching, gardening, woodworking, fishing, hiking, homesteading or working on his home.

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Tarry Butner, PT, Cert MDT

Carol grew up in Baltimore, Maryland in a family of 7 children. She graduated from Towson Senior High School in 1979 where she played field hockey, basketball, track and field and lacrosse. While in high school she was a member of the National Honor Society. She attended the University of Delaware and graduated from the Physical Therapy program Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree. Carol has worked in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals, nursing homes, home health, outpatient, and rehabilitation settings.

Carol is interested in women's health issues, Pilates, and general rehabilitation. Carol lives on a farm in Accident with Mike, her husband of 18 years, and their three children; Sarah, Meghan and Zachary. Carol enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering for her kids, gardening, traveling, reading, and working on the farm.

Tarry Butner, PT, Cert MDT

Sonya grew up in Garrett County in a family of 5. She graduated in 1990 from Southern High School where she was involved in Color Guard, Concert Band, and Honor Band. In 1993, she graduated from Garrett Community College with an A.A. degree. While attending GCC, she played volleyball and basketball and received the Most Improved Award in basketball. She furthered her education at Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia and graduated in 1995 with a B.S. Degree in Sports Medicine. In 1999, she began working at GO PT as a PT aide. With amazement at how physical therapy improved the wellness of others, she decided to continue her education and graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Allegheny College in 2003. While there, she was on the Dean's list and was the recipient of the Sincere-Compassion Award.

She is Certified Pilates Instructor and is teaching individual and group classes.

Her special interests include spending time with friends and family, Pilates, and biking.

She now resides in Mountain Lake Park with her wonderful husband John and beautiful 3 year old daughter Haley and enjoys all that God has blessed her with.

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