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TheraFit Rehab – Towson, MD

Physical Therapy | Occupational Therapy | Speech Therapy


About the Team

The TheraFit Rehab Team of Towson, Maryland, is very active and loves making a difference in people’s lives. The facility has a fun and engaging atmosphere and a close-knit group of providers.

We love working together and at lunch, you can often find us talking about food, our patients, walking trails, sushi, outdoors and weekend plans. Some of our favorite things to do in the clinic are working with children, singing, chatting with patients, and dancing.

Meet The Towson Staff

Erica Bechtol

Doctor of Physical Therapy & Maryland Regional Director

Education: Doctorate (University of Maryland — Baltimore)
Certifications: MS, LSVT BIG.
Bio: Erica has been with TheraFit Rehab since 2017 and has 10-plus years of experience working with the neurological patient population. Prior to TheraFit, Erica was working in a neurological intensive care unit with patients with various acute neurological injuries. Erica has undergone increased training and education about multiple sclerosis and is a Certified MS Clinical Specialist. She also is LSVT BIG certified and enjoys working with patients with various movement disorders. In her free time she enjoys competing in triathlons, traveling to remote places in the world, and hiking with her dog, Roger.

Kim Nunez, Occupational Therapist

Kim Nunez

Occupational Therapist & Clinic Director

Education: Master’s (Towson University)
Certifications: Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist (CSRS), LSVT BIG, Certified in Physical Agent Modalities, Saebo Certified Clinican, Certified Fieldwork Educator through AOTA.
Bio: Kim graduated from Towson University with a master’s in occupational therapy in 2015. She completed training with neurological related injuries at University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute and has experience working with older adults in various settings. With a passion for treating those diagnosed with neurological conditions, Kim joined TheraFit Rehab in 2018. She enjoys working at Therafit Rehab where she can see clients one on one and build therapeutic relationships to help them regain independence in what’s most important to them. Kim has undergone extensive training and education on stroke recovery and is a Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist. In her free time, Kim enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family (especially her two nephews!).

Janice Chen

Janice Chen

Speech-Language Pathologist

Education: Master’s (Penn State University)
Certifications: McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP), SPEAK OUT!, Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA).
Bio: Janice joined TheraFit Rehab in 2023 after moving back home from Colorado. After earning her master’s in communication sciences and disorders, she worked in an outpatient neurological rehabilitation center and continues to have a passion for serving adults with neurological diagnoses, including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain injury. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and playing tennis.

Kelly Trussell

Kelly Trussell

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Education: Doctorate (Drexel University)
Certifications: Multiple sclerosis certified specialist.
Bio: Kelly is a physical therapist who joined TheraFit Rehab in May 2021. She graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2017. She has a particular passion for treating patients with neurological disorders, specifically multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke. Kelly previously worked for a MS-specialized clinic while living in Massachusetts, where she received her multiple sclerosis specialization. While not at TheraFit, Kelly loves hiking with her husband and their dog, Bailey, traveling to new states, running, and baking delicious treats!

Meg Barr

Meg Barr

Physical Therapist

Education: Doctorate (Thomas Jefferson University)
Certifications: PWR!Moves, Parkinson’s, CVA, fall prevention.
Bio: Meg is a physical therapsit who joined the TheraFit Rehab team in June of 2023. After her 2022 graduation from Thomas Jefferson, she began working in skilled nursing with patients of various neurlogical and orthopedic injuries. She enjoys working with patients with neurological disorders and is a PWR!Moves-certified therapist. In her free time she enjoys spending time outside, traveling, baking, and reading.

Brandyn Geist

Brandyn Geist

Occupational Therapist

Education: Doctorate (Towson University).
Certifications: Treats all ages.
Bio: Brandyn joined TheraFit Rehab in October 202 after graduating from Towson University with her doctorate of occupational therapy. She has immense passion for synthesizing nature, sensory processing, and mindfulness throughout the therapy process in order to assist individuals in achieving their functional goals, occupational balance, and holistic wellbeing. Brandyn is eager to work with people across the lifespan, infant years through senior years, highlighting the unique beauties every being and stage of life has to offer and celebrate. In her personal time, Brandyn loves to hike, backpack, travel, explore nature, run, exercise, see live music with friends and family, garden, and practice mindfulness.

Brittany Petteway

Brittany Petteway

Occupational Therapist

Education: Master’s (Towson University)
Certifications: Adults, pediatrics.
Bio: Brittany came aboard TheraFit Rehab in August 2023. After earning her master’s degree in occupational therapy at Towson University in 2017, she gained clinical experience working in the hospital-based sub-acute rehab setting with the adult population and in a non-public special-education school treating the pediatric population with various neurological conditions and developmental delays. Brittany has a particular passion for using herself therapeutically to connect with clients with a special interest in whole-person, trauma-informed care. While not working at TheraFit, she enjoys participating in ministry at her church, going for walks, and spending time with her family.

Valrie Ricketts

Valrie Ricketts

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Education: Info to come.
Certifications: Info to come.
Bio: Info to come.

Jack Toohey

Jack Toohey

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Education: Doctorate (Towson University)
Certifications: Info to come.
Bio: Jack joined TheraFit Rehab as an employee in July 2024. He graduated from Towson University with his doctorate in occupational therapy. Jack enjoys working with clients of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to support them in daily meaningful activities. In his free time, Jack likes to watch sports, play video games, play golf, and hang out with his smallest and cutest baby cousins.

Julia Swanner

Julia Swanner

Speech-Language Pathologist

Education: Master’s (James Madison University)
Certifications: Parkinson’s, other neurological conditions, early intervention, stroke, dementia.
Bio: Julia joined TheraFit Rehab as an employee in June 2024 after previously serving as a speech therapy clinical intern earlier in 2024. She graduated from James Madison University in May 2024 with her master’s degree in speech-language pathology. Julia enjoys supporting patients of all ages and backgrounds to communicate at their best. While not at work, she likes spending time with her family, playing the harp, and crocheting.

Hunter Zimnoch

Hunter Zimnoch

Physical Therapist Assistant

Education: Bachelor’s (Salisbury University)
Certifications: Info to come.
Bio: Hunter went to Salisbury University and earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2020. He went on to Wor-Wic Community College and received his associate’s degree in physical therapy. Hunter has worked in the physical therapy industry since 2020 in various settings and positions. In his spare, time he enjoys weightlifting, playing guitar, and spending time with his dog, Bentley.

Patricia Marek

Patricia Marek

Speech-Language Pathologist

Education: Master’s (Saint Louis University)
Certifications: Info to come.
Bio: Patricia joined TheraFit Rehab in July 2024. She is originally from the Midwest and graduated from Saint Louis University with her master’s degree in speech-language pathology. Patricia has had experience working with clients and patients of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds across the U.S. She is passionate about providing functional, meaningful therapy to all her clients. During her free time, Patricia enjoys anything and everything outdoors including hiking, camping, rollerblading, and biking.

Tierra Hopkins

Tierra Hopkins

Patient Care Coordinator

Bio: Tierra began her journey at TheraFit Rehab in November 2023. She graduated from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2018, and since has become BLS/CPR certified. After college, she attended Cortiva Insitute to study skincare, and she is licensed to wax, massage and do facials. Tierra has more than 10 years of customer-service experience in hospitality services, sales, food and beverage, and healthcare. She is very passionate about all therapies and enjoys motivating each client. Tierra enjoys listening to music, going for runs, exercising, reading books, taking care of animals, helping others in any way she can. Her welcoming smile, uplifting energy, and warm hugs are some of the many reasons our patients look forward to coming to our Towson clinic!

Emily Fronczek

Emily Fronczek

Therapy Aide

Bio: Emily is pursuing her master’s degree in occupational therapy at Towson University while serving as a therapy aide and front desk assistant. She helps to create and post content to TheraFit Rehab’s social media accounts, as well. Emily is appreciative of the clinical knowledge the therapists at TheraFit have taught her and all of the amazing patients who have let her observe sessions. She hopes one day to work with the pediatric population in either an outpatient or school setting. Emily loves to exercise, spend time with friends and family, travel, and she is excited to begin her OT journey!