Point Performance Team
José Surós, MD • Marc Gruner, DO • Marc Adamec, CPT • Brian Sherman, PT, DPT, COMT, MS, ATC • Lauren Borro, DPT • Lealah Fremuth, DPT • Adam Gershowitz, DPT • Robert Gillanders, DPT • Allison Haynes, DPT • Seema Marshall, DPT • Renee Metzger-Butler, MS • Chris Ricardo, DPT • Julie Shein, PT • Phil Silberman • Daanish Memon, PT, DPT, OCS • Michal Tekle, DPT • Laurie Williams, MA
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.
Dr. Marc Gruner, DO, MBA, RMSK is a Mayo Clinic-trained sports medicine physician. He attended VCOM/Virginia Tech for his joint medical and business degree. Dr. Gruner completed his residency in physical medicine & rehabilitation at Georgetown University/National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. He then completed his sports fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Gruner specializes in the prevention and treatment of sports medicine injuries. He has trained with the leading experts in ultrasound and regenerative medicine at Mayo Clinic. He has received expertise in cutting edge ultrasound guided surgeries. Some of his procedures include minimally invasive ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release, percutaneous tenotomy (Tenex procedures), tendon scraping, neural releases, ultrasound guided fasciotomy for compartment syndrome, and regenerative medicine injections (BMAC, Lipogems, Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)).
Dr. Gruner has authored published peer-reviewed articles; presented lectures; and written book chapters on sports-related injuries, value-based health care, diagnostic ultrasound, and regenerative medicine. Over the years, he served as team physician for professional basketball teams, college-level and high school teams. He is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPMR) and the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM). He received his Registered in Musculoskeletal® (RMSK®) certificate which is the highest standard of ultrasound in medicine.
He is passionate about teaching and helping patients understand the evidence of sports medicine treatments. Working with Medicare (CMS), leading national organizations, and regenerative registries, he is a strong believer in measuring patient reported outcomes to demonstrate value for various treatments.
Dr. Gruner was born and raised locally in Bethesda, Maryland. He lives with his wife Rachel and enjoys hiking the Billy Goat Trail, basketball, volleyball, and going to the beach. Click here to learn more about Dr. Gruner’s services.
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 skillset 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.
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 individual 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 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.