Early Intervention Associates

Pediatric Physical Therapy

"Helping children move in their own unique ways"

 

Early Intervention Associates

6208 Montrose Rd

Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 468-9343- phone

(301) 230-2127- fax

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About Us

 Each PT is dedicated to learning. We are very active in continuing education, attending professional conferences, and taking part in weekly research based analysis and discussion of current literature. Over 90% of the therapists at EIA have earned a Pediatric Clinical Specialist Certification (PCS) recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy. This board certification acknowledges their greater depth of skills, knowledge and clinical expertise in pediatric physical therapy. Our staff works together as a team for problem solving, clinical skills and to collaborate on care.


Rebecca Leonard PT, MS, DPT, PCS

Rebecca Leonard PT, MS, DPT, PCS

Rebecca Leonard has enjoyed directing of Early Intervention Associates for over 20 years. Her experience prior to EIA included pediatric settings including Children's Hospital in Boston, the NICU in Cabell-Huntington Hospital in WV,  a fellowship at Georgetown Child Development and Early Intervention in PG County.


The children and families at EIA have been inspirations for her to return for more education first to gain her transitional DPT in 2008, to become Pediatric Board certified in 2009 and presently to be engaged in the Doctor of Pediatric Science at Rocky Mountain University, Provo, Utah.


She has enjoyed supporting and working with the Music and Motion Class at Maryland Youth Ballet (a dance program for children with disabilities) for 9 years.  Additionally, Rebecca is an adjunct professor at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and most recently at Rocky Mountain University where she teaches the pediatric section for the graduate physical therapy students.


Marcia Rosenberg PT, PCS

Marcia Rosenberg PT, PCS

Marcia has spent her entire physical therapy career working with children. She has enjoyed working with children and their families at EIA for the past  15 years. Her prior pediatric experience was done at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C and in a private pediatric practice in Silver Spring, MD.


She received her initial physical therapy degree from Boston University, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions. Marcia received her certification as a pediatric specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in June, 2010. She has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association for years.


When not at EIA, Marcia enjoys running, running and more running.  And when she is not running, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and perhaps sitting still to read a book.

Ashley Petak PT, DPT, PCS

Ashley Petak PT, DPT, PCS

Ashley received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Marymount University in Arlington, VA.   She received a Bachelor of Science degree at Miami University (Ohio), where she majored in Exercise Science and was also a member of the women’s varsity swim team.  She has a special interest in aquatic therapy and has seen significant benefits from working with children in the pool. She became certified as a pediatric specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy in 2014. 


She enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, swimming and has an interest in international service. 

Kelly Hanns PT, DPT

Kelly Hanns PT, DPT

Kelly attended Northeastern University in Boston for her undergraduate and graduate degree receiving her clinical doctorate in physical therapy in 2009. She worked in several pediatric settings while in Boston and on clinical affiliations including Franciscan Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center with the Floating Children’s Hospital and the Matheny Medical Center in Peapack NJ. Her work experience includes Washington Hospital Center in DC for 4 years performing acute care responsibilities and some outpatient wound care and Children’s National Medical Center in DC working in the acute care and outpatient physical therapy department.


Additionally, Kelly is a certified yoga instructor, and is currently teaching a class in Silver Spring for teens. In the future she would love to combine physical therapy with yoga.

 

Beth Zeiter Chan PT, MSPT, PCS

Beth Zeiter Chan PT, MSPT, PCS

Beth graduated from Boston University, receiving her Master of Science in Physical Therapy, in 1991.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University in 1988.  Beth initially worked in adult rehabilitation at a Seattle trauma center with people who had sustained traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries.  Her love of children and interest in their developmental issues eventually brought her to pediatrics at EIA,  after her family relocated to the east coast in 2006.  She received her Pediatric Clinical Specialist Certification in 2014.


Beth enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and everything outdoors.

 
Cara Tommer PT, MSPT, PCS

Cara Tommer PT, MSPT, PCS

Cara Tommer has been working part-time at EIA since 1993.  She received her initial degree from University of Connecticut, has a Masters degree from Johns Hopkins in Infant and Child Mental Health. She became certified as a Pediatric Certified Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2010.


She enjoys family activities like hiking, bowling, and bike riding, volunteer work and of course working and learning at EIA.

Peter Braviak PT, MPT, M.Ed, PCS

Peter Braviak PT, MPT, M.Ed, PCS

Peter has been working part-time at EIA since 1999.  He is employed full-time for the Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program during the day and can also be found working weekends at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.  Peter received his Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, Masters in Education from William Paterson College in New Jersey and his Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy.  He has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1998. He received his Pediatric Clinical Specialist Certification in 2014.


He enjoys athletics and has experience coaching at the youth, high school and collegiate levels. His hobbies include, cross country skiing, mountain biking and physical fitness.

Kristin Rosner PT, MSPT, PCS

Kristin Rosner PT, MSPT, PCS

Kristin received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, and began her career at the New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) at Columbia, working in a variety of adult inpatient and outpatient units. She then moved into the NYPH Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, and became Assistant Supervisor of Pediatric Physical Therapy. In 2005, Kristin moved to Montgomery County and worked with the Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers program and in the NICU at Shady Grove Hospital, before joining Early Intervention Associates part time. She received her Pediatric Clinical Specialist Certification in 2014.


Kristin also enjoys mothering her two young children, practicing yoga, and being outdoors in every season

Charlene Bass, Office Manager
Charlene Bass
Charlene has been with EIA for over 20 years. Her invaluable assistance helps to keep the clinic running- especially billing and scheduling. Her extreme patience and kindness helps make the clinic a more welcoming environment.
Where movement happens!