Point Performance Team
José Surós, MD • Sharon Landesberg • Lauren Borro, DPT • Laurie Brodsky, HBSc, ND • Lealah Fremuth, DPT • Adam Gershowitz, DPT • Robert Gillanders, DPT • Allison Haynes, DPT • Cherron Lampkins, LMT • Chris Ricardo, DPT • Julie Shein, PT • Phil Silberman • Sara Squires, DPT • Michal Tekle, DPT
Dr. José Surós performed his Medicine Internship at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York before completing his Neurology Residency at Tulane University Hospital and Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received additional training at the University of California San Diego and at the Harvard affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital before completing an Interventional Pain Management Fellowship through the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Surós has presented his research and spoken nationally on various topics relating to Pain Management, Neurology, and Spinal Disorders. Dr. Surós has also contributed to several textbooks in the fields of Neurology and Minimally Invasive Interventional Pain Management and is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.
Dr. Surós is a strong believer in the benefits of a multimodal and comprehensive approach to spine disorders and musculoskeletal care. He has lived in Washington, DC for over ten years and enjoys running, soccer, woodworking and spending time with his wife and young son.
Sharon Landesberg brings remarkable assets to her role at Point Performance. She has extensive experience in building and managing successful small businesses and running their operations. A case in point is her key role in launching The Casey Health Institute in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sharon is committed to making sure every patient visit to Point Performance is a positive experience for both patients and staff alike. Sharon grew up in Olney and is a mother of two. She likes to stay active in her spare time by kayaking, hiking and camping.
Dr. Lauren Borro graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BS in Kinesiology and a focus in Strength and Conditioning. After working for three years as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, she attended the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida where she received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Lauren has spent her career working in outpatient and hospital-based systems in Florida and Virginia, most recently as a travel therapist. Her passion is combining extensive manual therapy skills with her strength and conditioning background to provide patients the most comprehensive, well-rounded care possible. She has completed two of three levels for her Dry Needling Certification and will be finishing the certification within the year.
A native of Maryland, Lauren enjoys spending quality time with friends, family, and her 4-legged kids. She also enjoys working out at the gym, hiking, and going for bike rides around the city. Lauren is dedicated to advancing her skills as a therapist to better serve her patients and to creating a motivating and healing environment for them.
Dr. Laurie Brodsky is a state-licensed and board-certified naturopathic doctor whose focus on nutrition and food as medicine is redefining health and wellness. Using integrative and preventative medicine, Dr. Brodsky addresses the root cause of illness using all-natural, safe and effective foods, supplements and nutrition. Her remedies, therapies, and gentle techniques support the body’s individual, innate and superior ability to heal itself from the inside-out.
Dr. Brodsky’s strong background in healing and treating the whole person has led her along her own path of well-being. Having learned from some of the top mentors and doctors in Manhattan, she actively contributed through the community in schools working with children, various health clinics, corporate wellness programs, and kitchens offering nutritious cooking classes. She has provided insight online via comprehensive nutrition blogs, radio spots, and even providing direct naturopathic support for various health brands. Dr. Brodsky received her doctorate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. As a wife, hardworking mom and self-proclaimed fitness enthusiast, Dr. Brodsky is always sure to stay hydrated, receive a good dose of Vitamin D from the sun, and prepare healthy meals for her family.
Dr. Lealah Fremuth is a physical therapist and Washington, DC area native. Lealah’s physical therapy experience spans from the rehabilitation of adolescent athletes to helping the elderly population regain their independence through functional strengthening. She is certified in vestibular therapy with the ability to teach patients with a variety of balance disorders. She also treats patients post-concussion, enhancing recovery through vestibular, musculoskeletal, and aerobic therapies.
Lealah received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Allied Health Professions, and has a B.S. in kinesiology with a sports medicine concentration from the University of Virginia. She is certified by the American Institute of Balance in vestibular rehabilitation. She maintains an active lifestyle with passions for hiking, sports, and especially running. If she isn’t running, you’ll probably find Lealah spending time with her family, trying a new restaurant, or planning her next trip.
Dr. Adam Gershowitz spent his career in outpatient orthopedics with a focus on manual therapy and movement impairments. He enjoys working with all types of orthopedic patients to achieve rehabilitative and personal goals.By incorporating joint and soft tissue mobilization techniques with functional exercises, Adam improves the way the body produces and accepts forces to increase function. He ensures his patients have a strong sense of their body systems and that they feel confident in their movements during treatment. Adam is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has completed two out of three levels of certification in dry needling and will become a certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist this year—skills he uses to ensure treatment remains goal oriented and effective. He graduated from the University of Scranton with a BS in exercise science and a minor in coaching. He completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In his spare time, Adam is dedicated to staying active and healthy. You can often find him on the golf course or outdoors, traveling the world or with his family and friends. He is a native of Baltimore.
Physical therapist and American Physical Therapy Association member Dr. Robert Gillanders is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist, ergonomic assessment specialist, and bike-fit specialist. He is also certified in trigger point dry needling and is a running medicine expert. He integrates clinical skills with personal experience to provide athletes with sports-specific services that help them expedite their recovery and improve their race-day performance. Gillanders received his master’s of physical therapy from the University of Saint Augustine and his doctor of physical therapy degree from Marymount University. He is a frequent guest speaker at medical conferences and athletic events, a contributor to Runner’s World magazine, and a consultant for local running and triathlon teams. Gillanders enjoys staying active by running and cycling. He has competed in numerous endurance cycling, running, and triathlon events, including the Boston Marathon five times.
Dr. Allison Haynes, PT, DPT, is a certified manual therapist with a multifaceted background including training in medical therapeutic yoga, postural restoration, and numerous other methodologies. She is also certified in trigger point dry needling through the American Dry Needling Institute and has training through the Postural Restoration Institute. Through this diverse background, Allison looks at the whole person in order to efficiently reach each patient’s goals, recognizing that no one person is the same and a specified personalized approach allows for optimal outcomes.
Allison received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine and her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland. While at UMD, she worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, which gave her an early interest in health and wellness.
Allison is a Maryland native who graduated from Good Counsel High School. In her free time, Allison enjoys staying active, practicing yoga, playing soccer, and enjoying a run through the city with her dog.
Cherron comes to Point Performance after 17 years in Raleigh, NC. where she received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiotherapy at Shaw University in 2000. Since obtaining her LMT designation in 2008 Cherron has working with a wide range of patients including professional athletes, elite youth athletes and amputees. Cherron specializes in sports and rehabilitation massage as well as a variety of soft tissue techniques such as deep tissue and myofascial release. The combination of her extensive understanding of the body and modalities helps to meet the many, and often complex, needs of the client by addressing the body with a multi-faceted approach. This allows her to not only assist in addressing the symptoms; it also permits her to get to the root of the issue and create path to healing for the body. Cherron is a mother of one and enjoys traveling, skiing, volunteer work and coaching high school athletes. She most recently coached track and field at Bethesda area high school.
Dr. Chris Ricardo graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland and went on to compete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at George Washington University. Chris has spent his career working in outpatient orthopedics with a focus on post-operative and overuse injury rehabilitation. He enjoys treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions and his passion is treating athletes ranging from high school superstars to weekend warriors.
Chris incorporates both manual therapy and functional movement and exercise into his treatments. He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS). He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has further studied Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). In addition, Chris is Dry Needling Certified to further allow him to better serve his patients.
Chris is an active member of the APTA District of Columbia and Sports Physical Therapy Chapters and is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor. In his free time he enjoys an active lifestyle, traveling, eating, and running.
Julie Shein, PT, CPT is a graduate of The University of Maryland School of Physical Therapy and has been providing excellent patient care for the past 20+ years. She received her Vestibular Certification from the University of Miami in 1999 and has taught and provided vestibular evaluation and treatment for the past 15 years.
Julie developed a Post-Concussion Certification for physical and occupational therapists and a physical therapy treatment protocol for persons with Post-Concussion Syndrome. She is a member of The Vestibular Disorders Association and has penned articles on Balance and Fall Prevention and has provided regional lectures to area Physicians, PTs, Neuropsychologists, OTs, and Athletic Trainers on Physical Therapy and Post-Concussion Syndrome. She has participated in a research project looking at the benefit of physical therapy post-concussion.
Julie is a neurologic physical therapist providing excellent care for persons with multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons, TBI and CVA. Julie enjoys working with persons with complicated injuries and compound diagnosis. She considers herself an explorer who wants to get to the bottom of her patients deficit and put the pieces of the puzzle together to reduce their dizziness, improve their pain and increase their function. A long distance runner and certified personal trainer (AAAI-ISMA), Julie enjoys working out with her friends and spending time with her family. She lives with her husband, three children and black lab in Potomac, MD.
Phil Silberman is a National Association of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer with more than 21 years of experience. Phil has trained in various gyms and clinical settings over the years, working with clients of all ages and abilities. He enjoys helping clients meet and exceed their fitness and wellness goals, employing a variety of techniques.
After serving as a trainer at Washington Sports Clubs from 1996-2001, Phil helped open ClubGolf in Gaithersburg, MD, the preeminent golf fitness facility in the area, where he also served as Fitness Director from 2001-2003, designing sport specific exercise programs for avid golfers. He then co-managed Lakewood Country Club’s fitness center from 2003-2013, while simultaneously continuing his in home training practice.
Phil brings a wealth of fitness and wellness knowledge, as well as a client centric passion to each session, and focuses on the unique needs and goals of each client. In his free time Phil enjoys hiking, biking, reading, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Sara Squires has been practicing physical therapy for over a dozen years and she is tremendously enthusiastic about helping her patients achieve optimal wellness and a sense of wholeness as a result of injury, trauma or chronic pain. Dr. Squires completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland at College Park. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2001 from the University of Southern California. Dr. Squires has also completed advanced coursework in Manual Therapy from Orthopedic Manual Therapy Seminars, where she received her manual therapy certification. She is certified to perform dry needling as an adjunct treatment for myofascial pain. Her areas of specialty include temporomandibular joint dysfunction, spinal dysfunction, joint hypermobility/Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome, headaches, and vestibular disorders. Recognized for her diligence, she received the Clinical Instructor of the Year Award by George Washington University in 2010. Dr. Squires joined the Point Performance Team after successfully owning and managing her own practice in Bethesda. She attributes her success to her love for her job and the ability to learn something new every day.
Dr. Michal Tekle received her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, followed by Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Howard University. Michal strives to enhance her skills and knowledge base by taking continuing education courses, in order to better serve her patients. She enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, especially spine dysfunctions. Michal offers an integrative approach to treatment, which treats the whole person, rather than just the injury or condition. Michal has attended extensive coursework in different manual therapy techniques which allows her to develop an individualized treatment plan that is right for each patient. She is currently in pursuit of obtaining a manual therapy certification. In her personal time, she enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.