Dr. Alreen Day Alfonso is known to many as "Day" and has been in an outpatient physical therapy practice for over 13+ years. Dr. Day is the co-owner and co-founder of BEAT Physical Therapy. Her passion for working with patients inspired her to open her practice along with her husband John, who is also the financial manager of the company.
Dr. Day is a Certified Orthopedic Certified Specialist. This is a recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in Orthopedic physical therapy given by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
As a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT, she is a trained specialist to assess whole body dysfunction using current evidence-based treatments. She is experienced in the use of muscle energy techniques, myofascial release and advanced joint mobilization and manipulation. Through the years, she gained extensive knowledge and practice in performing rehabilitation of post-operative patients including treatment of rotator cuff repairs, joint replacements, spine fusions, ACL and Meniscus surgeries, Achilles tendon and other muscle repair surgeries, amongst others.
Dr. Day is also a Certified Advanced Dry Needling Practitioner in Maryland serving Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and Howard County, and has been performing the procedure since 2012. She works with patients with varying conditions from a headache to plantar fasciitis using this technique.
She also works with a lot of chronic pain patients by utilizing trigger point dry needling, Kinesiotaping and manual therapy. Along with the help of her patients, she thoroughly assesses all the possible factors affecting pain chronicity, which includes, but not limited to, physical activities, sleep patterns, diet, water intake and stress management. This helps her address all the possible causes of chronic pain and aids in proper treatment and referral to appropriate medical professionals.
She performs selective functional movement assessment for athletes, runners, and active individuals to prevent and treat movement dysfunctions. This is done by giving corrective exercises and providing a full rehabilitation program including home exercises and injury education. Dr. Day is one of the few practitioners in Maryland to be certified in performing Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT) using an FDA approved device to improve strength and promote muscle hypertrophy for return to sports training.
She completed her degree in Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Arcadia University, Glenside, PA. She is currently working on completing her strength and conditioning specialist certification (CSCS) with NSCA, taking the final exam for becoming a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP) and finalizing her journal article regarding shoulder trigger point dry needling for publication. She is also completing a series of courses provided by NAIOMT to attain her Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) certification.
Dr. Day is also a certified clinical instructor to multiple physical therapy and physical therapy assistant programs in Maryland.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family (husband, two daughters, and Shih-Tzu), working out, reading and binge watching.
Sarah McTamany, PT, DPT is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore, Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Sarah has experience working with patients with various orthopedic and sports injuries, as well as patients with neurological conditions including Parkinson’s disease, stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury. Sarah recently joined BEAT as a full-time therapist and hopes to utilize her knowledge and expertise in order to treat patients with personalized and modern techniques.
Sarah grew up in Frederick, MD where she was active in various sports including lacrosse, field hockey and track. Sarah later went on to play collegiate lacrosse for four years at Muhlenberg College, where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology and minor in Public Health.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors, exercising, reading, baking and relaxing with her family, friends and two dogs.
Tammy Ghimire is a Maryland licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She graduated from Western Iowa Tech Community College with an AAS degree in PT Assisting in 2010. She completed a BA in Spanish and sociology in Minnesota prior to this, later changing her professional course to follow her passion in providing PT services. Although she has experience in multiple PT settings, she has practiced most in outpatient orthopedic clinics. She is proficient in oral and written Spanish. Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, hiking, and keeping up with research to continually advance her PT care skills.
Nina Charity, PTA, CPT is a recent graduate from Howard Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant program. Nina has experience working with amputees, TBI, stroke, orthopedic injuries as well sports rehabilitation. Nina brings knowledge in Muscle Energy Techniques, Instrument Assisted Manual Therapy, craniosacral release and kinesiotaping. She is very active in adaptive sports such as hand cycling kayaking, water skiing, surfing, ruddy and archery with a special interest in spinal cord injury and amputees.
Nina grew up as a figure skater and dancer in a Columbia, MD and later received her BA in Dance from the University of Maryland, College Park. Nina has been an active member of the Aerial Dance community, an owner of Baltimore Aerial Dance and Pirilampo Arts, for 11 years and has performed for groups such as the Louisiana Delegates and for former President Obama at the White House's annual halloween event with various circus and aerial groups in the DMV area.
In addition to her dance career she has been a certified personal trainer for 12 years where she worked at the Baltimore County Department of Aging in 13 Senior Center's promoting health and fitness to the geriatric population through private training and research based group fitness classes.
In her free time, Nina enjoys biking, hiking, camping, sailing, snowboarding, capoeira, dancing, performing aerial and roller skating gigs, and spending time with her friends and family.
Ralph Joseph Santos, PT, CPT has been in outpatient Physical Therapy setting practice for 12 years in the Philippines and here in the US performing comprehensive assessments of client’s status with musculoskeletal, neurologic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions.
Ralph works part time Physical Therapist here at BEAT PT. He is also working full time as a Physical Therapist in a Skilled Nursing Facility in Baltimore City, MD. He was awarded employee of the month (superstar) just 7 months after he started working in that Nursing Facility.
Ralph is now working with his doctorate degree in Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy Certification.
In his spare time, Ralph enjoys traveling, going to different places, going to the gym, watching ball games and concerts and always want to spend time with his wife, family, and friends.
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Dr. Angela Prescott PT, DPT, CMPT, CSCS was drawn to the profession of physical therapy through a life-long love of athletics and fitness. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2006 with a B.S. in Kinesiology, and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2009.
Prior to joining BEAT Physical Therapy, Dr. Angela had the opportunity to work in a small outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic where she worked as a staff physical therapist and a clinic director. During that time, she underwent additional training to advance her manual therapy skills, including a Level 1 Certification with NAIOMT as a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT). Dr. Angela is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and has worked part-time in the field of personal training and wellness for over a decade. At this time, she is completing the final courses to become a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) and hopes to sit for her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Exam (OCS) in the near future.
Dr. Angela’s method of treatment focuses on identifying areas of dysfunction and using hands-on techniques to improve movement. She is passionate about fitness and wellness and believes that each individual can achieve higher levels of both with targeted treatment and exercise prescription. A lifelong gymnast, she feels that the understanding of the human movement that she developed during her training and coaching has had a huge influence on how she treats her patients.
Dr. Angela coaches the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe (an acrobatics outreach program in College Park) and works with the students to improve their skill level and to prevent/rehabilitate their injuries. Her time with the Gymkana Troupe has allowed her to expand her knowledge about rehabilitation within the sport of acrobatics. Dr. Angela still trains herself and performs acrobatics & aerials whenever possible. Her passion for physical therapy and acrobatics has led her to read and research extensively on the topic. She hopes to become a key resource for gymnasts, acrobats, dancers and body-weight strength enthusiasts as these athletes and their injuries are unique and need experience-based care. Aside from that, she also teaches at the University of Maryland School of Public Health’s Kinesiology Program. She enjoys working with undergraduate students and hopes to inspire them to pursue a field in healthcare and fitness. An alumna of the program, she has been involved since graduating in 2006.
Dr. Angela treats part-time with BEAT Physical Therapy where she utilizes her strong manual therapy skill set to restore normal motion and improve the lives of her patients.
In her spare time, she enjoys coaching acrobatics/gymnastics, training and conditioning, working on handstands, cheering on the Maryland Terrapins, and travelling to new and exciting places.
Dr. Maria Arini, PT, DPT, CMTPT, CSCS received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland in 2011. She advanced her manual therapy skills in an orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation setting, treating patients with diagnoses ranging from post-operative joint replacements, ligament reconstructions, tendon repairs, and sports injuries to chronic spinal pain. Dr. Arini then worked for and studied under Dr. Jan Dommerholt, one of the top progressive physical therapists in the US and founder of Myopain Seminars, through which she completed her Trigger Point Dry Needling Certification. She gained an expertise in treating patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome while working for Dr. Dommerholt. She recently joined BEAT Physical Therapy where she will continue to further advance her clinical knowledge and apply her expertise. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist for athletes through the NSCA. Dr. Arini is a former marathoner and works with sports enthusiasts, treating runners and athletes to improve their performance without pain.
Dr. Arini received dual degrees from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 in Arts and Letters Pre-Professional Studies and Music. She is Certified in Performing Arts Medicine through Shenandoah University, and has a strong interest in treating singers, dancers, and musicians. She also has an interest in the manual treatment of individuals with orofacial, laryngeal, and TMJ dysfunctions as well as hand and upper extremities disorders. She is in the process of getting her Cranio Facial Therapy Academy Certification (CRAFTA) through Myopain Seminars as well as her Certified Integrated Manual Therapy (CIMT) Certification through Great Lakes Seminars. Dr. Arini intends to become certified through Barral Institute in visceral mobilization, particularly for individuals with gastroparesis.
Dr. Arini works as a full-time specialist at BEAT Physical Therapy where she designs and implements customized treatment programs for multiple diagnoses using advanced therapy techniques.
In her spare time, Dr. Arini enjoys reading, running, traveling internationally, learning new languages, attending concerts and plays, yoga, singing in a choir, archery and gun shooting target practice, and spending time with friends! She is also interested in beginning a study of martial arts.
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