Rockville Office:

Office Manager:
Elizabeth Hepburn (Liz)         Email:
Assistant Office Manager:             Sandra Ramirez
Phone: (301) 251-4424
Physical Therapists:
Brian Connelly, PTA
Parastoo Satarzadeh Moghaddam (Paras), DPT
Abigail Sherman (Abby), DPT
Ayhan Cetina DPT
Physical Therapy Technicians:
Sandra Ramirez

Brian Connelly, PTA

Brian has been a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 1988 when he received his degree from the Northern Virginia Community College at the Allied Health Professional School. Brian also has a BS in Therapeutic Recreation from Frostburg State College (1982). His 20 year background in Physical Therapy encompasses home health care, nursing home care, neurologic and orthopedic cases, with a focus on sports medicine. He enjoys the challenges of post operative total joint procedures and delights in motivating all of his patients to reach beyond, “just getting better”. Brian has been known to say, “My occupation is my avocation”.







Paras Satarzadeh, DPT



 Paras graduated from the University of Maryland in 2007. In school she received the Laura G. Levine-Mandell Award for demonstrating the caring and compassion that make an outstanding clinician. She has also been recognized by Who’s Who Among American Colleges which is an honors program that recognizes outstanding students. Paras is extremely dedicated to her career and her patients. She has excellent manual skills and is enjoying the variety of patients in her orthopedic practice. She is a mature and knowledgeable clinician who is committed to a life time of learning. Paras is an APTA member and practices yoga regularly.



Abby Sherman, DPT

Abby is a 2009 graduate of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She also received her Bachelor’s degree in 2004 from University of Wisconsin – Madison in Psychology. During her physical therapy education, Abby participated in an extensive qualitative research project investigating the status of health and wellness promotion provided by physical therapists working with older adults. She currently enjoys working with patients of all ages and various orthopedic conditions, and understands the importance of creating a treatment plan based on the individual needs of each patient. Abby is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.