MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Alyssa Bitzel

DPT,CMPT/DN

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Alyssa is a Physical Therapist and the director of our Columbia clinic. She has been with Life Fitness Physical Therapy since 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Maryland (Go Terps!), and then went to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Marymount University. Since graduating she has taken further courses in advancing her Manual Therapy skills, being Maitland trained, and taken classes to become Graston trained and got her certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling. Alyssa enjoys treating orthopedic conditions of all kinds and specifies her treatments to each patient’s unique needs. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys rock climbing, yoga, and playing with her two dogs Maxine and Bucky.

Kelly Tarr

DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Kelly is the regional director and a treating therapist at the Towson East location since 2011. Kelly graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science, double majoring in Theology and Biology. She then got her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland. She has had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of patients including pediatric patients, as well as adults with both neurological and orthopedic pathologies including headaches. Kelly strives to make each patient’s physical therapy plan of care unique to their special needs and ensures that each patient is an active participant in that plan of care. In her free time, she enjoys salsa dancing, reading, and traveling. She is fluent in Spanish and has been able to treat patients in both English and Spanish.

Audra Stern

MPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Audra is a physical therapist and the director of the Owings Mills clinic. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University and her Masters in Physical Therapy from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Rutgers University. Audra has been practicing physical therapy since 2000 with most of her experience in the private outpatient physical therapy setting. She specializes in Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Vestibular and Balance Disorders, and has advanced education in manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, treatment of the pregnant and post-partum client, and post surgical rehabilitation. Audra is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as well as the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA). When not at work she enjoys kayaking, yoga, and hiking with her family and labradoodle Zoey.

CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION

10840 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 403
Columbia, MD 21044

CANCELLATION POLICY

We kindly ask that you notify us no later than 24 hours in advance for all rescheduling and cancellations. Thank you.

THIS CLINIC OFFERS VIDEO APPOINTMENTS

If you're not sure you can make it into the physical therapy clinic for an in-person appointment, you may be interested in requesting a TelePT video appointment. A session with a certified telehealth physical therapist could help you receive treatment from virtually anywhere.

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