The staff at Frederick Sport and Spine Clinics is truly a team, working hard together with your best interest in mind. Our front office staff (Patient Coordinators) will handle your calls, seek authorization for your treatments, schedule your appointments and assist you with the necessary paperwork. Your Physical Therapist (PT) will evaluate your condition and discuss and develop the treatment plan that will be designed to reach your goals. Subsequent treatments will be under the guidance of your PT, but you will also be introduced to our excellent Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA), who will monitor, implement and progress your treatment plan; they will also be able to advance your exercise program and home exercises. You will also have the luxury of working with our fabulous and well-trained PT Technicians who will assist with treatment set-up and routine follow-up of specific exercises. This Teamwork approach will be like nothing like you have experienced before.
Dr. Mark Acierno, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering (1987) and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy (1990) from Boston University before completing his Doctorate in January 2005, also from Boston University. Mark practiced primarily in outpatient facilities for 7 years in California before moving to Frederick. He opened Frederick Sport and Spine Clinic, Inc., in 1999 and expanded to include Middletown Sport and Spine Clinic in 2005.
Mark’s expertise is in Sports Physical Therapy and he has a specific interest in shoulder dysfunction. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) by the APTA. This makes him one of only 14 Physical Therapists in Maryland with this dual certification. He is working his way toward full certification in Dry Needling and enjoys working with golfer to refine their swing through the SwingMax program offered at the clinic.
Mark is currently the Physical Therapist for the Frederick Keys, the Baltimore Orioles’ Class “A” minor league baseball team. From 1994-96, Mark was affiliated with both the Men’s ATP Tennis Tour and the Champion’s Tour while in California. He has treated athletes of all levels and from a wide variety of sports. He is active with the elite gymnasts at the Frederick Gymnastics Club, the Maryland State Champions for 2003. He also works with the elite soccer players for FC Frederick Soccer Club (FSSC is the Official Sports Medicine Providers to FC Frederick).
Mark is a current member of the APTA and served as the Western District Chairman for Maryland. He is the proud father of twins, Dominick and Siena and husband to wife, Jodene. He enjoys all sports from afar, is a die-hard New York fan with a keen obsession for the Yankees, and an avid soccer, golf and cycling participant. He also loves spending time in his ’97 Jeep Wrangler and his hammock.
Kelly is a 2005 graduate of James Madison University where she studied Biology and received her Bachelors of Science degree. She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina, graduating in 2008 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. While in college, Kelly gained experience in various settings through clinical rotations, including acute care, pediatrics, orthopedics, as well as sports medicine. She completed a clinical rotation at IMG Academies, where she worked with elite student athletes from around the world.
Since graduating, she has been working in the outpatient orthopedic setting, where she has focused on returning the patient back to their prior levels of functions through a combination of manual therapy and exercises specific to each person. She believes that various forms of manual therapy, including Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, and Muscle Energy Techniques are essential throughout the treatment process and has adopted a “hand on” approach to her treatments when indicated. She has recently taken continuing education in Running Rehabilitation, which allows her to be able to evaluate running technique in order to help runners develop a plan to run stronger, more efficiently, and reduce their risk for injury.
In her spare time, she enjoys camping and hiking, cooking, spoiling her dog Jack, and helping her husband renovate their house in downtown Frederick.
Dr. Bradley Eyler, PT, DPT
Brad graduated from McDaniel College in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education. He then attended the Physical Therapy program at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, graduating with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. During this time he also became qualified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Following graduation, Brad moved to Bel Air, MD where he worked for two years in the outpatient orthopedic setting, treating a wide array of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. During this time he also worked closely with the Harford Community College Athletics Department, treating all student athletes, but taking a special interest in the thrower’s shoulder.
Brad has taken continuing education courses on the management of Cervical and Thoracic conditions, The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Lumbar Spine, The Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and the Management of Nerve and Tendon Pain in the Upper Extremity
Brad joined the Frederick Sport and Spine team when he and his wife moved back to Middletown in June, 2015 to be closer to family. He is excited to work with patients of all backgrounds and hopes to make the physical therapy process as beneficial and educational as possible for his patients, all while having a little bit of fun!
In his free time Brad enjoys staying active and spending time with his family. He played for the McDaniel baseball team while in college, and continues to play as a member of the Baltimore Bobcats in the MMSPBL. He is also an avid runner and enjoys participating in half marathons and Tough Mudder competitions.
Dr. Ashley Young, PT, DPT
Ashley graduated from the University of Maryland in 2006 with double degrees in Kinesiological Sciences and English. She worked as a Physical therapy tech in outpatient orthopedics for 3 years before returning to school in 2009 to pursue Physical Therapy. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2012 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
As part of her graduate training Ashley did full-time clinical rotations in outpatient orthopedics at Ft. Bragg in NC and CJW sports medicine in Richmond, VA. She also had rotations in inpatient neurological rehab and acute care. Since graduating she has worked in outpatient orthopedics.
Ashley enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic problems but has a special interest in sports medicine and orthopedic hip conditions. In 2013 she attended the Selective Functional Movement Assessment course and actively uses the SFMA methodology in assessment and treatment of orthopedic problems.
In her free time Ashley is a competitive Olympic Weightlifter and certified USAW sports performance coach. During college she played collegiate rugby for the University of Maryland. Ashley believes that participation in recreational activities is an important part of quality of life for individuals of all ages and abilities. One of her favorite aspects of being a physical therapist is helping patients return to full participation in their normal activities following injury or debilitation.
Kyle Graf, PTA
Kyle is a 2010 graduate of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program from Mercer County Community College in New Jersey. He has been working exclusively in outpatient physical therapy for three years. He enjoys seeing patients reach their desired level of function and achieving their goals. Through continuing education courses he will continue to increase his knowledge and learn new skills to help patients succeed.
When he is not working, Kyle enjoys spending time with his future wife Hannah. Other hobbies he enjoys include reading, weight lifting and going to the shooting range. The most important thing in his life is his Christian faith.