Our Physical Therapists
Paul Heath, PT, DPT, CGMP
Dr. Heath has specialized in orthopedics and sports medicine for nearly 15 years. He has extensive training in post-graduate orthopedic manual physical therapy; sports medicine; and golf fitness/rehabilitation. Over time, he has developed a large base of knowledge for correcting sports related injuries and providing proper patient education to preventing them. This passion and drive was the catalyst for him to open his own practice in 2011 and to deliver the quality care you would expect from a professional establishment.
Dr. Heath has completed research in the field of traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation. He has presented his research in Venice, Italy at the Annual Neurorehabilitation Conference (2002) and as a result his research was published in the Journal of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair (2002). His approach to rehab comes from a neuroscience perspective where the brain is fully employed in the treatment process.
He uses a computerized golf swing analysis with K-Vest software to illustrate the deficiencies of the kinematic sequence compared to PGA and LPGA pros. He also uses a golf assessment protocol to specifically identify abnormalities in body structure and function that can impair the sequencing of the swing. The golf program realigns, adjusts and most importantly educates the golfer on their proper anatomical form. Hint: If you aren't flexible and mobile like Jordan Spieth, don't try to swing like Jordan Spieth. Your training and drills set forth should cater to your body's morphology.
Dr. Heath has done numerous speaking engagements focused on community health, joint pain management, stress management, sports related injuries and prevention, and has engaged with various sports clubs including football, basketball, soccer and track. Prince George's Community College invited him to speak to its Hillman Entrepreneurs cohort about starting and running a successful business.
Dr. Heath is a licensed USSF, VYSA Elite Soccer Coach who has also played at various levels. He is passionate about the sport and offered a Summer soccer camp for kids with international coaches and former professional players.
Dr. Heath is married and has three kids who are active with Maryland United FC, DeMatha Catholic HS, and Anne Arundel Soccer Association. Proudly, his children have benefitted from the sports training program to qualify for the Junior Olympics in 200m, 400m, Long Jump and 4x100 relay.
Dr. Heath received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Health Sciences and a Masters in Physical Therapy from Howard University.
Renee Riley, PT, MSPT
A strong desire to help others coupled with a love of science spurred Renee's desire to become a physical therapist. Volunteering in a physical therapy department of a hospital as a teenager solidified the career path she had chosen. She enjoyed assisting patients in the limited capacity as a volunteer and eagerly anticipated acquiring the education and experience she needed to become a skilled physical therapist.
William Chestnut, PT, MSPT
William graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Allied Health Sciences in 2001 and continued on to graduate from Marymount University with a Master's of Science Degree in physical therapy in 2003.
William was a former high school football player that suffered a torn ACL his senior year that required reconstructive surgery and six months of rigorous physical therapy. This was the moment that his football career ended but his physical therapy career was born.
William has over 12 years of outpatient orthopedic experience and uses a wide variety of treatment techniques and approaches to help patients achieve their functional best. He has continuing interests in learning new and effective treatment techniques to improve and hone his treatment skills for a wide variety of patient populations. He utilizes instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that is useful in treating a wide variety of patient conditions.
William is an avid cyclist, enjoys weight training for fitness, as well as cooking and spending time with his family.