Our Staff

Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to helping you get back to your best self. We are proud members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Margaret Conze, MPT (owner and founder)

Margaret Conze, MSPT is a licensed physical therapist with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. She completed her undergraduate studies at Bucknell University. With more than 23 years of experience in the field of orthopedic and sports-related injuries, her understanding and compassion foster a trusting relationship with her patients. She has extensive training and experience with manual therapy techniques and enjoys challenging her patients with exercise to support their goals.

Over the years, Margaret has developed a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of swimmers of all ages and abilities. Margaret swam competitively in college and is now swimming for a local master’s swim team. She is therefore able to combine her knowledge of stroke mechanics with her skills as a clinician to help the injured swimmer regain their function and eliminate their pain. You will quickly realize that no matter what you are seeking treatment for that Margaret enjoys her patients and her profession.

Brian Connelly, PTA

Brian Connelly, PTA has been a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 1988. He received his degree from the Northern Virginia Community College at the Allied Health Professional School. Brian also has a BS in Therapeutic Recreation from Frostburg State College (1982). His background in Physical Therapy encompasses home health and nursing home care, along with the outpatient treatment of various neurologic and orthopedic conditions. Over the last 25 years, Brian’s focus has been on orthopedics and sports medicine.  Brian enjoys the challenges of post-operative total joint rehabilitation and delights in motivating all of his patients to reach beyond, “just getting better”. He has an extensive background in exercise that he uses to guide his patients towards their goals no matter their age or physical limitations. Brian’s dynamic personality and enthusiasm help his patients gain a sense of confidence that allows them to continue on with their program long after discharge from his care.

Brian was a competitive power-lifter for 10 years between 1980 and 1990. During that time he set  Maryland State records and in 1990 he held a national ranking in the 220-pound weight class. He has coached other athletes in the sport and enjoyed their progress and success.

Abigail Sherman, DPT

Abigail Sherman is a board licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Maryland. She graduated from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in 2009 where she received her Doctoral degree. Abigail completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her physical therapy education, Abigail participated in an extensive qualitative research project investigating the status of health and wellness promotion provided by physical therapists working with older adults. Through her selected continuing education courses Abigail has enhanced her manual therapy techniques and furthered her understanding of applied treatments for various conditions.  She understands the importance of creating treatment plans that are based on the individual needs of each patient ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Abby is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.  

Emily Cameron, PT, DPT

Emily has worked with patients of all ages and levels of functional mobility and specializes in creating individualized treatment plans for her patients.  She is a skilled clinician with excellent manual skills. She strives to develop a rapport with her patients, building on education and trust, and finds the progress and success of her patients to be the most rewarding part of her work. Emily earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2018, and her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Towson University in 2010.

Emily is a native of Germantown in Montgomery County, Maryland, and loves caring for the community where she was raised. In her downtime, she loves spending time with her family and friends, playing sports (golf, flag football, softball), attending sporting events, and finding new ways to integrate exercise into her daily routine.

Gretchen Blaylock, PT, DPT

Gretchen Blaylock, PT, DPT is a Maryland licensed physical therapist with over 15 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics. She received a Bachelor of Science in Movement Science with an Aerobic/Fitness minor and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, and the APTA’s Running Special Interest Group.

Gretchen utilizes evidence-based, hands-on, patient-centered care to restore and maintain optimal physical function for every patient she treats. She has advanced training in manual therapy, biomechanics, and custom orthotic intervention, sports injuries, and post-operative rehabilitation. She also has advanced training and a special interest in running-related injuries and prevention, incorporating a comprehensive musculoskeletal examination and video gait analysis to ensure a pain-free return to running for every runner she treats.

Outside of the clinic, Gretchen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running and working out at the gym, and cheering for her Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.

Elizabeth Hepburn

Elizabeth Hepburn is our Office Manager.  She has been working in the field of physical therapy since 2000. She has received extensive training in the fields of billing, documentation, coding, and compliance. She also has a broad knowledge of the various health insurance plans, including the ever-changing rules and regulations of Medicare. She enjoys the challenge of running an efficient office and ensuring that all patients and their families receive the best possible customer service.

Jackie, Technician

Alexis, Technician

Lydia, Front Desk Coordinator