University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
410-448-2500 or 1-888-453-7626

Programs and Services

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists

Larry Gallagher, PT

Larry graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1986 and joined the staff of University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute treating both acute care and outpatient populations. He began specializing in outpatient orthopaedics and moved to the Woodlawn facility when it opened in 1993. Larry enjoys treating all orthopedic conditions of the spine and extremities.


Catherine M. Gischel, PT, MPT

Katie earned her BS in Independent Studies with a concentration in Athletic Training from Towson State University in 1992. She earned National Certification as an Athletic Trainer in1992. Katie earned a BS in Physical Therapy 1994, and a Master's in Physical Therapy in 1995 from University of Maryland.

Katie joined University of Maryland Rehabilitation Institute at Woodlawn in 2008 after working at University of Maryland Rehabiliation Institute since 1995. She is the senior Physical Therapist at University of Maryland Rehabilitation Institute at Woodlawn. Katie enjoys soccer, coaching soccer for children in the community, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family and children.


Jeffrey Jones, PT, MPT, OCS

Jeff graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1997 with a Masters in PT. He joined University of Maryland Rehabilitation Institute at Woodlawn in 2004 with special interests in orthopaedic conditions and manual therapy. Jeff earned his Orthopedic Specialist Certification in 2006.


Greg Pirivolidis, MPT, OCS

Greg received his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 1993. He joined the staff of University of Maryland Rehabiliation Institute at Woodlawn in 2003 and became a board-certified orthopaedic specialist after passing the Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Exam in 2004. He enjoys tennis and likes treating musculoskeletal injuries of the shoulder.


Sheila Schaffer PT, DPT, CHT

Sheila received her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy/Ithaca College in 1986. She earned her Graduate Certificate in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation/Drexel University in 2002. Sheila earned her Hand Therapist Certification in 2002 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy/Drexel University in 2007.

Sheila joined the staff of University of Maryland Rehabiliation Institute at Woodlawn in 2005. She currently manages the outpatient department at University of Maryland Rehabiliation Institute at Woodlawn and at University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute. Sheila guest lectures at University of Maryland and enjoys yoga, running and spending time with her family and dogs when at home.

For more information about our physical therapy services, or to make an appointment, please call 1-888-453-7626.