Physical Therapists


Angela Prescott PT, DPT, CMPT, CMTPT, CSCS

Owner and Physical Therapist

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Angie has been a physical therapist for 10 years, and has worked in the physical therapy field for 15 years. 

Angie 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.  She then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 2009.   

Angie had the opportunity to work in a small, physical therapist-owned clinic in the Laurel & Odenton, MD communities since her career in the field began. It was there that Angie first identified with the belief that physical therapy care should be individualized and that the “patient-care first” mentality is the only way to treat patients. Her experiences solidified in her a passion for outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and she underwent additional training to improve her manual physical therapy skills and become earn several advanced level manual therapy certifications.

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Angie’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, Angie feels that the understanding of human movement that she developed during her training and coaching has had a huge influence on how she treats her patients.  

A University of Maryland alumna, avid Terps fan and a resident of College Park, Angie wanted to improve the health and wellness of this community. Opening ACRO Physical Therapy & Fitness allowed her to bring the positive foundations her career was built on to a community that she is passionate about. 

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When not treating patients, Angie coaches the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe in College Park and works 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 while helping them spread their message of healthy living. Angie still trains herself, and also performs acrobatics & aerials professionally whenever possible.

Her passion for physical therapy and acrobatics/gymnastics have 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.

 

 

 
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Sarah Caffey PT, DPT, CEAS, RYT

Physical Therapist and Yoga Instructor

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist

Registered Yoga Teacher

Sarah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Physiology from the University of Delaware, before going on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine.

Sarah’s passion for human movement and healing grew from an early curiosity in the sciences and how things worked. Growing up she was an athlete, playing a variety of sports- including basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and rugby. When she began her career as a Physical Therapist, her time spent playing sports began to shift towards a practice of Yoga. The connection between the neutral spine of improved posture that she was teaching her patients and the alignment of yoga poses became clear to her. This new passion lead her to complete her 200-hour certification to become a hatha yoga teacher through Charm City-Yoga Works.

Merging the two disciplines (Physical Therapy & Yoga) to take care of her own body lead Sarah to the goal of creating/establishing programs that would allow her to share this knowledge with her patients. Sarah’s ability to combine her manual therapy treatment and patient postural education has lead to a more holistic approach for patients with all types of orthopedic pain. Sarah has found great purpose in helping others learn about themselves and their injuries, stating “At some point everyone will need exercise to live a pain-free life. It's all about listening to your body.”

Sarah is excited to be a part of the ACRO PT family, with the goal of helping her patients think differently about exercise & rehabilitation.

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Personal Trainers


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Ben Prescott MS, CSCS, PES, FMS

Personal Trainer/Owner

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Performance Enhancement Specialist

Ben has over ten years of experience in the fields of personal training, fitness and gymnastics/acrobatics performance and coaching.

Ben graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2008 and holds a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Performance Enhancement Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Ben currently works full time with the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe as the program's Assistant Director & coaches members and program participants at all gymnastic and acrobatic levels.

 
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David Moreno CPT, FMS

Physical Therapy Tech/Personal Trainer

Certified Personal Trainer

David graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, and has his personal training certification with the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He aspires to become a doctor of physical therapy.

Aside from working in the physical therapy setting, David also dabbles in running, rock climbing, and has some experience in acrobatics with the University of Maryland's Gymkana troupe.

 

Front Desk/Billing


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Sarah Shellem, RYT 200

Billing/Front Desk Manager

Sarah handles ACRO’s front desk, as well as our insurance billing, claims & authorizations. She can be reached by phone at the clinic or using the email: billing@acropt.com.

Sarah has completed her Bachelors of Science in Atmospheric Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Beyond that, Sarah found a thirst for knowledge of anatomy and physiology from her work as a registered yoga instructor, aerial instructor, and as an aerialist. In 2015, she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training, and as completed several of NECCA’s aerial teacher trainings between 2013 and present. She’s excited to continue deepening her understanding of the body while assisting in patient recovery at ACRO PT!

 

Physical Therapy Techs


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Nikki Pitman

Physical Therapy Tech/Front Desk Assistant

Nikki joins ACRO PT with over two years of experience as a physical therapy tech in the outpatient setting. She is a Kinesiology major who is currently working towards her Bachelor's with the goal of attending Physical Therapy School one day.

Nikki grew up in Maryland & participated in competitive cheerleading/tumbling. Her experiences in this area helped lead her to the field of physical therapy & provide her with the ideal background to assist patients in their recovery at ACRO PT.

Nikki's passion for helping others, her positive attitude and her love of the profession make her an ideal member of the ACRO PT team.

 
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Katie Price

Physical Therapy Tech

Katie joins ACRO PT with over a year of experience as a physical therapy tech in an outpatient setting. She is a senior Kinesiology major at the University or Maryland. Katie hopes to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Katie’s favorite hobbies are long distance running and yoga. Personal experience with injuries in the rehab setting is what sparked Katie’s interest in pursuing physical therapy. Katie also hopes to become a registered yoga instructor as she finishes up her degree at Maryland.

 
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Kenneth Matiek

Physical Therapy Tech

Kenny joins ACRO with a strong interest in health & movement. Kenny first met Angie at a very young age while Angie was working as one of his gymnastic coaches at Gymkana. Since then, the two of them have stayed close - both through Gymkana and in life.

Kenny has always felt a desire to help people in anyway that he can, which is why you can find him coaching during Gymkana's summer camp programs. He hopes to continue to help people through his work at ACRO Physical Therapy and Fitness as a physical therapy tech.

Kenny is currently a student and aspiring Data Scientist and is studying full-time at the University of Maryland, College Park.

 
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Ashley Strong

Physical Therapy Tech

Ashley joins ACRO with her B.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her goal is to attend Physical Therapy School in the coming years.

Ashley grew up in Baltimore, MD and has been dancing competitively since the age of five. Her background in dance and years of rehab from injuries has led her to want to pursue a career field in physical therapy.

Along with dance, she has completed her certification trainings in both Piloxing SSP and Piloxing Knockout. She wants to continue to deepen her knowledge of rehabilitation training and fitnesss with ACRO PT!