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Therapists at Sibley Memorial Hospital

The Sibley Center for Rehabilitation Medicine offers outpatient physical, occupational and speech-language therapy, as well as an inpatient skilled nursing and rehabilitation unit. Our outpatient rehabilitation facilities are fully equipped with state-of-the-art gym equipment, private treatment rooms and a warm water therapeutic pool. Our therapists are skilled at treating a large variety of orthopaedic, neurological, gait/balance, vestibular and pain disorders.

 
 

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How to Schedule Your Appointment

In-Person Visits

We are now re-opened for in-person evaluation and treatments. Please call our front desk at 202-364-7665 in order to determine the most appropriate appointment type for your needs.

Video Visits (Telemedicine)

We continue to offer video appointment (telemedicine) with our providers depending on their healthcare need. Please call our front desk at 202-364-7665 in order to determine if the most appropriate appointment type for your needs.

 

Location and Hours

Sibley Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
5275 Loughboro Road NW
Building D, 1st floor
Washington, DC 20016

Hours are Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What To Expect

Your physician will provide you with a prescription for outpatient therapy along with a diagnosis and expectations for improved function. When you begin therapy at Sibley, a full evaluation will be completed by a physical therapist who will set up a personalized treatment plan based on your goals and limitations.

Therapy programs generally consist of two to three sessions per week for six to eight weeks. Each session aims to help you reach your goals and return you to optimal function. During this process, a reevaluation is made in consultation with your referring physician to help determine whether to continue therapy or discharge with a home program.

 

Our Therapists

The Sibley rehabilitation team consists of a medical director, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists, and includes audiology services offered through Washington Hearing and Speech. Many of our therapists have earned specialized certifications and/or had extensive training in various specialty areas, such as geriatrics, hand therapy, lymphedema treatment, wound therapy, gait analysis and women’s health issues. All are licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.

Numerous therapists are also skilled at intramuscular manual therapy (IMT), also known as trigger point dry needling. This procedure involves inserting tiny monofilament needles into muscles to decrease trigger point activity. Trigger points are taut bands within a muscle that may cause local or referred pain, limit muscle flexibility and/or function. IMT is not acupuncture; it uses the anatomical landmarks in the body to locate and treat trigger points to relieve pain and improve function. The physical therapist performing IMT has been trained by a board-approved or Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredited IMT training program.

Abigail Boursiquot | Speech-Language Pathologist (M.A., CCC-SLP)

Clinical Speech-Language Pathologist
Certifications: LSVT LOUD
Expertise: Parkinson's rehabilitation
Experience: Boursiquot joined Sibley in 2019 after receiving her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from George Washington University. 

Jerome Castillo | Physical Therapist (PT, DPT)

Certifications: Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult (CEEAA), LSVT BIG
Expertise: Parkinson's rehabilitation and geriatric physical therapy
Experience: Castillo currently has six years of experience as a physical therapist in the acute and sub-acute, home and outpatient rehabilitation settings. He started out at in acute trauma care in Brooklyn, NY prior to coming to Sibley in 2019. 

Karis Cavender | Physical Therapist (PT, DPT)

Certifications: Board-Certified Geriatric Specialist (GCS), LSVT BIG
Expertise: Parkinson's rehabilitation and geriatric physical therapy
Experience: Cavender received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University in 1999 after receiving her BS in Kinesiology from The College of William and Mary. During her career, she has worked in all settings of adult rehabilitation. She joined the Sibley team in 2005. Since that time, she has worked in a variety of roles, including providing PT services for Grand Oaks assisted living facility for 7 years. She has been a member of the outpatient rehab team since 2013. 

Matthew Clementson | Physical Therapist (PT, DPT)

Certifications: Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist, LSVT BIG, PWR!Moves Certified, Intramuscular Dry Needle Therapy Certified
Expertise: dry needling, Parkinson's rehabilitation, vestibular physical therapy
Experience: Clementson joined Sibley's outpatient team in 2015 after receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Drexel University and Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland. He holds multiple certifications and has experience in acute care, subacute care and home health physical therapy, in addition to outpatient rehabilitation.

Jessica Cusimano | Occupational Therapist (OTR/L)

Certifications: LSVT BIG, UAB low vision certified, Certified Lymphedema Specialist (CLT)
Expertise: neurological, cancer and low vision diagnoses
Experience: Cusimano joined Sibley in 2016 and has been practicing in the DC area for almost 20 years.

Erin Hollister | Speech-Language Pathologist (M.S., CCC-SLP)

Clinical Speech-Language Pathologist
Certifications: LSVT LOUD, VitalStim
Expertise: Parkinson's rehabilitation and swallowing disorders
Experience: Hollister joined Sibley in 2016 after receiving her Bachelor's degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences and her Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Maryland. She completed her clinical fellowship with Sibley in spring 2017. 

Jennifer Ibe Aiken | Physical Therapist (PT, DPT)

Expertise: wound care services for acute and chronic wounds
Experience: Ibe Aiken joined Sibley in 2019. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and currently serves as the Federal Affairs Liaison for the DC chapter of the APTA.
Education: She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology.

Lora S. John | Physical Therapist (PT, DPT)

Certifications: Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), LSVT BIG, Candidate for Board Certification for Oncology Specialization
Expertise: treating patients with oncological impairment across the continuum in care, as well as working with patients with lymphedema and axillary cording syndrome
Experience: John received her certification in lymphedema therapy from Norton School of Lymphatics. She has assisted in the development of Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Pre-rehabilitation Program for Oncological Breast Surgery. She completed various courses associated with oncology rehabilitation through the APTA Section of Oncology. She also has experience in pelvic health rehabilitation, Parkinson’s disease (LSVT BIG program), vestibular rehabilitation (American Institute of Balance), and intensive care unit rehabilitation.

Jerrod Leonard | Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Certifications: LSVT BIG
Experience: Leonard joined Sibley in 2005 as a Rehabilitation Assistant after receiving his B.A. in Health Education from Morgan State University. In 2010, he received his A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Montgomery College. He is currently also a member of the outpatient wound care team.

Chris Marrow | Physical Therapist (PT)

Certifications: LSVT BIG
Expertise: cancer rehabilitation
Experience: Marrow received his Masters in Physical Therapy from The George Washington University in 2002 and has worked in the Outpatient Orthopedic environment ever since. He joined the Sibley team in 2007. He does workplace ergonomic assessments for employees and teaches back safety and falls prevention to employees and community members.

Sonia Oh | Speech-Language Pathologist (M.S., CCC-SLP)

Outpatient Rehabilitation Operations Manager
Certifications: LSVT LOUD, VitalStim
Expertise: Parkinson's rehabilitation and swallowing disorders
Experience: Oh joined Sibley in 2016 and serves as the outpatient rehab operations manager for PT and Washington Hearing and Speech. A speech pathologist by trade, she is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia. She holds Bachelor's degrees in both Psychology and Communication Disorders from University of Virginia, and a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from James Madison University.

Jyosna Philip | Physical Therapist (PT, DPT)

Certifications: LSVT BIG, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (COMT)
Expertise: orthopedics, geriatrics, manual therapy, Parkinson's rehabilitation
Experience: Philip joined Sibley Outpatient Rehabilitation in 2018. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2011 and Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas in Austin. 

Margaret Walborg-Silva | Occupational Therapist (OTR/L)

Certifications: Certified Lymphedema Specialist (CLT-LANA)
Expertise: lymphedema management for head and neck cancer patients
Experience: Walborg-Silva has worked full time in lymphedema management at Sibley Memorial Hospital since 2010. She values education and encourages her patients towards knowledge, a functional skill set and independence with home management tools.

Bailey Ward | Physical Therapist (PT, DPT)

Certifications: LSVT BIG, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS)
Experience: Ward joined the outpatient rehabilitation team at Sibley in 2018. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Southern California and orthopedic physical therapy residency at Adventist Health Glendale. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physiological science from the University of California Los Angeles and a certificate in Mat Pilates for Rehabilitation from the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute.

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