Our Staff

Kaitlyn Martinaitis, DPT
Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Kaitlyn graduated from Towson University with a degree in exercise science in 2014. She went on to obtain her doctor of physical therapy degree from Temple University in 2017. She is certified through the American Institute of Balance to work with individuals with vestibular disorders and concussions. She is also certified and trained in using blood flow restriction to help individuals reach maximum strength after injury. Kaitlyn has taken several courses related to running gait and injuries to help her fellow runners in the community. In her spare time she enjoys running, pilates, yoga, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, and her dog.

Allan Wallace, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

A Towson, Maryland native, Allan has over 4 years of experience treating orthopedic conditions both outpatient and in the home. He graduated from Howard University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2016 and the University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Health with a B.S. in Kinesiology in May 2008. He has competed in road cycling, cyclocross, and mountain biking for over 15 years and twice competed at National Championships as part of the UMD club team. Prior to attending Howard University, Allan gathered work experience as a personal trainer, fitness center director, wellness specialist, bicycle fitter, and mechanic.

Marijo Pickett Birkhimer, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Marijo received her certification as a physical therapy assistant in 2009 from Carroll County Community College. Marijo entered the field of PTA in April 2009. Marijo previously worked at other physical therapy offices as PT tech for 3 year, while in PTA school. Marijo has worked as a PTA for over 10 years specializing in orthopedic sport rehab conditions both in outpatient and Home care. Marijo lives in sykesville and enjoys spending her time with husband, two daughters and two dogs. Marijo and her family enjoy doing outdoor activities such as ATV riding, fishing, hiking and most of all playing soccer and basketball in multiple clubs.

Kim Rea, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Kim graduated with her physical therapy assistant license in 2015. As a PTA, Kim works closely with the physical therapists to execute the prescribed plan tailored to each patient. Kim excels in several modalities including manual and Craniosacral therapies. She is a big advocate of movement and exercise-based physical therapy, and provides education and awareness to her patients on how to decrease pain.

In her spare time, Kim, her husband and two dogs live an active lifestyle. They travel frequently and love to explore and experience new locations. Kim and her husband enjoy lifting weights and being fit.

Adrian Ionut Mihalache, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Adrian received his certification as a physical therapy assistant in 2019 from Montgomery College. In addition, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Ploiesti in Romania.

Adrian entered the field as a PTA in September 2019. Previously, he volunteered and worked as a PT Tech in various settings. He also worked part-time for a family medical practice while studying to be a PTA.

Adrian lives in Gaithersburg and loves spending time with his family. He has a great passion for the outdoors, including fishing, hiking, biking and playing tennis. He also enjoys traveling and exploring new places.