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December 24, 2003
Grace Leeper, a retired physical therapist and active church member, died of pneumonia complications Dec. 17 at her Eldersburg home. She was 82. Born Grace Veronica Boutelle in Sturbridge, Mass., she was raised in Branford, Conn., and earned a diploma from the New Haven School of Physiotherapy. From 1956 to her 1986 retirement, she was a physical therapist at Union Memorial Hospital and its Curtis National Hand Center. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Woodlawn, and was named its Woman of the Year in 2001.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2013
You can see it in his gingerly gate as he moves from his locker to the shower area, in the way he leans against a wall to take pressure off his right knee. Haloti Ngata's remarkable body hurts. This is easy enough to forget when you watch the Ravens on Sundays. The television announcers are more apt to talk about Terrell Suggs' Achilles or Ray Lewis' triceps. The camera, always following the ball, rarely settles on the trench warfare between Ngata and two or three offensive linemen nearly as big and powerful as he. His teammates know.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | April 23, 2008
Georgianna "Georgie" Smedley, a former physical therapist and Ruxton resident, died of cancer Monday at her Silver Spring home. She was 87. Georgianna Rogers was born in Baltimore and raised in Green Spring Valley. She was a 1938 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy at Smith College in 1942. After earning a certificate in physical education, she taught at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn. In 1945, she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps and was stationed in Colorado.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2012
Erin Michael ran the relay race in the Baltimore Running Festival last year and saw a few disabled racers — but thought there could be more. The 29-year-old therapist at Kennedy Krieger Institute encouraged and then helped train nine patients who finished the race Saturday. Michael ran the 5K, then raced back a mile to watch her proteges. "I was moved to tears during what was one of the proudest moments of my life," she said. "I saw several walking to the finish line and one rolling by on his bike.
NEWS
May 24, 2004
Gwendolyn R. Clark, a retired physical therapist, died of cancer Friday at Gilchrest Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 70 and lived in Towson. A licensed physical therapist with a 43-year career, she taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore for five years before opening a practice in Essex in 1966 that she maintained through 1997. She continued to offer at-home therapy for another year. Born in New Jersey, she received a bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and a certificate in physical therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, also in Richmond, in 1955.
NEWS
June 24, 2005
Thomas LeRoy Soule, a physical therapist and educational activist for dyslexic students, died of brain cancer Saturday at his Baldwin home. He was 59. Born in Washington, D.C., he served in the Navy and earned a therapy degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. After working as a Maryland State Police trooper from 1968 to 1970 at the Waterloo barracks, he became a physical therapist for several years at what was then Western Maryland State Hospital in Hagerstown. He then began a private practice, visiting patients in their homes.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | April 3, 1992
A former physical therapist to professional sports stars was orderedyesterday to pay more than half a million dollars to a woman he sexually abused five years ago as a teen-age patient.Ray Scott Teets,once a physical therapist for the Orioles and Colts, and the firm that employed him, Physical Therapy and Sports Fitness Associates, wereordered to pay $46,000 for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Teets was ordered to pay $500,000 in punitive damages to Colleen P. O'Shea, ending a seven-day civil trial in county Circuit Court.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2000
Anthony Cannon was a smooth talker but not a very good physical therapist. He forced one of his patients, suffering from spinal problems, to lift 60-pound weights. During one "therapy session" with a 66-year-old woman recovering from cancer surgery, Cannon only sat on the couch and listened to music. Both patients later told authorities that they were suspicious of Cannon's methods. That's not surprising. Cannon, 39, wasn't a licensed physical therapist and was helping to orchestrate a fraud scheme with his wife, Diane, out of Howard County that earned them more than $400,000.
BUSINESS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to the Sun | May 16, 2007
Matt Wanex Physical therapist Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson Salary --$75,000 Age --34 Years on the job --Five How he got started --As a biology major with a concentration in anatomy and physiology at Towson University, Wanex knew he wanted to enter the medical field. But it wasn't until he sustained a knee injury playing soccer and had to undergo physical therapy that he knew this would be his specialty. "I liked the interaction you had with patients, the time you spent with the patient versus the paperwork and getting someone through the recovery process."
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 26, 1996
World No. 2 women's player Monica Seles has reconfirmed her intention to play in tonight's 11th annual Signet Bank Tennis Challenge at the Baltimore Arena despite shoulder problems.Seles, who was forced to default because of shoulder distress during the year-ending Chase Championships in New York last week, returned to Florida on Thursday and has been working with her physical therapist."She feels she will be able to compete here," said Robin Serody, the tournament director. "I have the utmost confidence in Monica as a professional, and know that she would not still be coming here if she didn't feel she could compete and give the fans a great show."
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | October 11, 2012
The Baltimore Running Festival is still a few days away, but Dr. John Senatore has been seeing injured patients for weeks. The veteran marathoner and chief of podiatry at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore said people have already overtrained and come to see him with strained muscles, stress fractures and other injuries.  He tells people if it hurts to run then skip the race. But he expects people will run away. Senatore will be on hand at Saturday's race as a part of a team of MedStar doctors treating injured runners at the festival, which includes a marathon, half-marathon and 5k. "The marathon is a very unforgiving race," he said.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | September 5, 2012
Backpacks are bad for a child's health if not used correctly. When worn appropriately, backpacks are better than shoulder bags or purses. The stomach and back muscles support the weight of the backpack and allow for even distribution across a child's body, said physical therapist Chris Wood of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. Badly worn backpacks can result in numbness, tingling and pain, Wood said. Here are some tips Wood and The American Academy of Pediatrics offer for kids who wear backpacks.
NEWS
March 14, 2012
I disagree with those who support building a school in Mays Chapel North, where a wonderful walking path and athletic fields are currently located. As a long-time resident of Mays Chapel and a senior citizen, I have enjoyed the benefit of having a tranquil and safe area to walk. Not only is the park convenient to the many senior citizens living in Mays Chapel, but it is used by others in the surrounding residential communities. As a physical therapist with over five decades of experience, I have seen the detrimental effects of a lack of exercise.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | July 24, 2009
William Donald Schaefer's legs were failing him, but his stubbornness was reliable as ever. People were telling the former Baltimore mayor, Maryland governor and comptroller to get physical therapy. He brushed them off with an old story, about how he'd hated being pushed in the gym as a kid at City College. Gym teacher Philip Axman would order the young, height-fearing Schaefer up a rope. "I'd be halfway up and say, 'I've got to get out of here,'" Schaefer, 87, recalled recently. Axman would bark: "Get up there!
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | December 7, 2008
Teresa Clark Di Pietro, a physical therapist who worked with children with disabilities, died Nov. 30 while giving birth to a healthy son at Franklin Square Hospital Center. Family members said that she suffered a rare obstetric emergency known as an amniotic fluid embolism. She was 32 and lived in Bel Air. Her son, Rocco William Di Pietro, survived his mother's death. Born Teresa Clark in Baltimore and raised in Bel Air, she was a 1994 graduate of Bel Air High School, where she played field hockey and lacrosse.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,kevin.vanvalkenburg@baltsun.com | October 12, 2008
In life, every man reaches the point when the body simply refuses to do the mind's bidding. Maybe this happens in the form of a stiff knee, a sore back or a gimpy elbow, and maybe it is a gradual change, not dramatic, but it is inevitable for each of us. On the Champions Tour, two men try to beat back Father Time every day. You probably don't know their names, but Paul Schueren and Doug Miller might be two of the most important people at Baltimore Country...
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | December 7, 2008
Teresa Clark Di Pietro, a physical therapist who worked with children with disabilities, died Nov. 30 while giving birth to a healthy son at Franklin Square Hospital Center. Family members said that she suffered a rare obstetric emergency known as an amniotic fluid embolism. She was 32 and lived in Bel Air. Her son, Rocco William Di Pietro, survived his mother's death. Born Teresa Clark in Baltimore and raised in Bel Air, she was a 1994 graduate of Bel Air High School, where she played field hockey and lacrosse.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | April 23, 2008
Georgianna "Georgie" Smedley, a former physical therapist and Ruxton resident, died of cancer Monday at her Silver Spring home. She was 87. Georgianna Rogers was born in Baltimore and raised in Green Spring Valley. She was a 1938 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy at Smith College in 1942. After earning a certificate in physical education, she taught at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn. In 1945, she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps and was stationed in Colorado.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | December 18, 2007
William Earl Tucker, a retired physical therapist who formed a medical practice with his father, died of brain cancer Wednesday at his Frankford, Del., home. He was 79. Born in Baltimore and raised on Edmondson Avenue, he was a 1946 Forest Park High School graduate who was named to All-Maryland baseball and football teams. As a 10-year-old, he attended the race between Seabiscuit and War Admiral at Pimlico on Nov. 1, 1938. "He stood in the infield and put his head between the railings," said his wife of nearly 27 years, the former Deborah Sue Parsons.
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