Point Performance Team
José Surós, MD • Marc Adamec, CPT • Joanna Bakos, DPT • Brian Sherman, DPT • Lauren Borro, DPT • Lealah Fremuth, DPT • Adam Gershowitz, DPT • Allison Haynes, DPT • Seema Marshall, DPT • Renee Metzger-Butler, MS • Chris Ricardo, DPT • Julie Shein, PT • Daanish Memon, DPT • Michal Tekle, DPT • Katherine Michael, DPT • Arlene Surós, PA-C • Taylor Goodwill, 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. 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.
Brian Sherman PT, DPT, COMT, MS, ATC
Dr. Brian Sherman earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from SUNY Cortland and his Master of Science in Applied Health Physiology from Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Brian used his athletic training skills to work with athletes of all ages and an array of post-operative rehabilitation programs. Brian discovered a passion for physical therapy and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the City University of New York Graduate Center in NYC.
Brian believes in motivating and educating his patients to help them return to their regular activities. He considers their requirements at work, home activities, caregiving, and exercise at their gym/studio all essential to a happy fulfilling quality of life. Brian’s strong foundation in education allows him to give the best and most thorough quality of care to his patients – “By incorporating strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, posture, coordination, and aspects of functional fitness, I plan to do everything in my power to help all my patients recover from pain, injury or physical disability.”
Brian grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn and is excited to be joining the Point Performance Team. Brian recently moved from New York City with his wife and 1-year-old son Theo. Brian brings close to 20 years of experience within the orthopedic and rehabilitation area to help his clients return to full optimal performance with no pain or physical limitation. He is certified as an Orthopedic Manual Therapist and will be continuing to build his skill set by working towards becoming certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling.
In Brian’s spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife, all types of outdoor activities and fitness including hiking, running, weight lifting, and Peloton.
Joanna Bakos, PT, DPT
Dr. Joanna Bakos completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. After graduating, she moved to the DC area and began working at Point Performance shortly thereafter. After a few years in the windy city, she is thrilled to return to the District and to rejoin the Point Performance team!
Joanna has spent her entire professional career working in outpatient orthopedic settings, using her diverse clinical background to help patients of all ages achieve their movement-based and functional goals. Joanna is certified in trigger point dry needling through Myopain Seminars, has taken several courses from the Postural Restoration Institute, and many other courses including those from the Craniofacial Therapy Academy (CRAFTA) and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Joanna focuses her individualized treatments on addressing patients’ musculoskeletal imbalances and asymmetries.
In her free time, Joanna enjoys staying active, downhill skiing, traveling, and trying new recipes when hosting friends and family.
Marc Adamec, CPT
Marc has been a certified personal trainer for over 25 years. As a Division I lacrosse player for the University of Delaware, former competitive skier and mountain biker, he knows the importance of movement quality and the need for a strong, balanced body. Over the course of his career, Marc has worked with Olympic and professional athletes, as well as individuals recovering from injuries and surgeries. He was previously co-owner of Core Studios Inc., a training and pilates studio in Bethesda.
Marc believes that each client has different needs and goals and strives to design programs specifically for every person he works with. Early on, Marc was involved in creating one of the first Functional Movement Screens for personal trainers, which identifies fundamental and functional mobility problems that help guide the trainer and client to create a truly individualized program.
Marc is also a nutrition specialist through Precision Nutrition. He lives with his wife and two kids in Arlington and loves to cook in his free time.
Lauren Borro PT, DPT
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, Virginia, and Maryland, including working as a travel therapist before finding her home here at Point Performance. Her passion is combining extensive manual therapy skills with her strength and conditioning background to provide patients with the most comprehensive, well-rounded care possible. She became a certified manual trigger point therapist in 2018 after completing her dry needling certification. Lauren is currently pursuing continuing education in pelvic floor rehabilitation, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Syndrome Disorder, and advanced manual therapy techniques. A native of Maryland, Lauren enjoys spending quality time with her fiancé, family, friends, 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. Lealah Fremuth is an orthopedic and vestibular specialist, with a professional interest in treating the body as a functional whole. Through training with the Postural Restoration Institute, Lealah has helped patients discover the source of their symptoms, better understand their body mechanics and habits, and improve their movement patterns. After receiving her vestibular certification from the American Institute of Balance in 2016, she has enjoyed working with a variety of patients impacted by dizziness, balance disorders, and risk of falls. She has taken several courses designed to help the elderly population regain their independence through functional strengthening. She also treats patients with post-concussion syndrome, enhancing recovery through vestibular, musculoskeletal, and aerobic therapies. A firm believer in individualized assessment and patient education, Lealah strives to teach patients how to optimize their movement and prevent the recurrence of dizziness, pain, or injury.
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 a Washington, DC area native, and maintains an active lifestyle with local trail runs and frequent long-distance races. If she isn’t running, you’ll probably find Lealah spending time with her family, trying a new restaurant, or planning her next trip.