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About Bethesda Physiocare®

Physical Therapy Clinic in Bethesda, Maryland

Most of our patients report that their experience at Bethesda Physiocare® is quite different from what they have received at any other physical therapy clinic. The most common feedback we receive is that:

  • Every evaluation at our physical therapy clinic is always one-on-one; we never “double book” appointments and we reserve ample time to address patients’ specific needs.
  • Our physical therapists are experts in diagnosing movement impairments due to years of experience and continue to attend postgraduate courses.
  • At Bethesda Physiocare®, we work as a team and commonly consult with each other to assure you the best possible care as your selected physical therapy clinic.
  • All of our clinic’s PTs are members of several professional organizations, including the American Physical Therapy Association, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
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Check out our homepage, our contact page, or call our clinic in Bethesda at (301) 656-5613 for more information about Bethesda Physiocare® and how we can service you.

Our Physical Therapy Process

One rule we at Bethesda Physiocare® recognize is that physical therapy doesn’t just mean treating pain. Quality service requires education, pain management, training, posture stabilization, strengthening, stability, and flexibility to provide the best results to anyone who walks through our door. That is why we strive to understand each patient’s daily life, activities, and habits so we can form a plan inside and outside of our physical therapy clinic. 

Every physical therapy treatment begins by emphasizing pain management and self-care skills. As soon as possible, patients progress towards functional training, which may include exergaming, specific strengthening exercises, stabilization, posture training, and aerobic activities. Our ultimate goals are to increase the activity tolerance in individuals suffering from acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. That way, every one of them can return to a functional lifestyle, work, and recreational activities.

Our physical therapists examine each patient thoroughly and develop individualized treatment plans. We have several clinical specialties, including:

Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS

Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS

President and Owner

Dr. Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, is the owner and President of Bethesda Physiocare®, as well as an accomplished Dutch-trained physical therapist famous for his contribution to research and advances within the PT industry. Did you know that Dr. Dommerholt taught the first dry needling courses in the US and many other countries?  In addition to his extensive education and experience, he has also studied at New York University where he completed a course of study and research in Performing Artists Disorders.

Arona Diop, PT, DPT

Arona Diop, PT, DPT, CMTPT/DN

Dr. Arona Diop is a well-traveled physical therapist originally from the New England area, who has lived and worked in multiple continents and countries. Recently, he resided in Qatar where he worked with professional athletes. Arona has special interests in chronic pain science, sports medicine, regenerative medicine, and nutrition.

Nathan Mayberry, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, CSCS, PHC, CertDxUS, CPTPT/DN

Nathan Mayberry, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, CSCS, PHC, CertDxUS

Dr. Nathan Mayberry received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He is among the distinguished 10% of physical therapists who are board-certified specialists in orthopedics. He has worked with a wide variety of patients, ranging from individuals with chronic pain to professional athletes.


Rob Satriano PT, DPT, CMTPT/DN, MLDT, FFTp

Dr. Rob Satriano holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, as well as a Master’s in Teaching from The University of Notre Dame of Maryland. Upon earning his DPT, Dr. Satriano pursued extensive training in myofascial release, functional movement, rehabilitative pilates, and craniosacral therapy.

Dr. Noelle Schlegel

Noelle Schlegel, PT, DPT, Cert-DN, CMTPT/DN, RYT

Dr. Noelle Schlegel specializes in the treatment of patients with headaches, movement disorders, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, orthopedic issues, TMJ, and chronic pain. She is recognized as a specialized practitioner of dry needling by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Learn more about Dr. Schlegel, today!

Mona Mendelson

Mona Mendelson

Mona Mendelson is the Vice-President and Director of Business Development of our physical therapy clinic. Ms. Mendelson received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland. As a licensed clinical social worker, she has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings, including her own private practice in Bethesda, MD.

Melissa Tucker

Melissa Tucker

Melissa joined Bethesda Physiocare®  in 2005; one year before the company officially existed! As Director of Operations and Marketing, Melissa has been instrumental in promoting unparalleled customer service, operational efficiency, integrity, and the spirit of teamwork throughout the practice.

Visit our physical therapy clinic in Bethesda or call us at (301) 656-5613 to get started on your evaluation for better health.