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Services & Specialties

Physical & Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy GBMC

Following orthopaedic surgery or serious injury, your physician may recommend physical or occupational therapy. The type of therapy you receive at OrthoMaryland depends upon your specific medical concern.

Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Department at OrthoMaryland treats issues associated with large muscle groups, like those in the back, shoulder, ankle and foot. The goal is to help patients increase their strength, endurance and flexibility, as well as correct or fine-tune their posture.

When treating injured athletes, OrthoMaryland's team of sports medicine specialists relies on years of on-the-field experience evaluating and treating orthopaedic injuries in various game settings. Through physical therapy, we are committed to helping athletes of all ages and skill levels regain their strength and return to their previous level of play.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapy Department assists patients who, as a result of an orthopaedic injury or surgeries to the; finger, wrist, elbow or hand must relearn basic living activities such as eating, dressing and bathing. The department is headed by a licensed occupational therapist with special expertise in orthopaedic hand therapy and upper extremity bracing and splinting.

All OrthoMaryland patients, regardless of the type of therapy they receive, benefit from the latest modalities as well as state-of-the-art weight machines and cardiovascular exercise equipment.

Our Directors

Paul Bell

Paul Bell, PT/CSCS

Co-Director, Physical & Occupational Therapy

Mr. Bell graduated with his Physical Therapy degree from Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.   He now has 30 years experience in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.   Paul has worked on the field with high school teams and provided follow up injury care in the therapy office.  He owned  and managed a private orthopaedic  practice for 10years, and then worked as an office manager and treating  therapist for 10 years for a national corporation before developing the  program at Ortho Maryland.

Paul has been the Rehab Co-Director since opening the department in January 2004 for Ortho Maryland.  The department has grown to three locations and a professional staff of over 15, up from the original 4 therapists that started 7 years ago. Paul has been an avid runner for over 40 years and continues to compete in races both locally and nationally. 


Jarrett Shavitz, MPT, CSCS

Co-Director, Physicial & Occupational Therapy

Mr. Shavitz graduated with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University and a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.  Jarrett has worked in orthopedic rehabilitation and sports medicine since 1999.  He has been a clinic director and multi-site director for local, private practice clinics and national physical therapy companies.  He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Jarrett specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine, with special emphasis on manual physical therapy for the spine and extremities.  His experience has allowed him to worked with athletes from the high school to professional levels.  Jarrett enjoys fitness/weight- training and spending time with his wife and 2 children.