ABOUT US

It never gets easier...you just get better!

Our mission is to help people perform better in every stage of their lives. We provide individualized treatment plans designed to fit your lifestyle and to accomplish your specific goals. We offer a variety of advanced treatment techniques in manual therapy, exercise training and patient education tailored to eliminate pain and maximize performance. Our small clinic model provides you greater access to your therapist and the dedicated time to achieve fast, long-lasting results. Whether you’re a competitive athlete, avid gardener, marathon runner or busy parent we have the skills to get you off the sidelines and performing better than ever.

Performance physical therapy and sports rehabilitation was founded in 2018 by Tom Perone and Kerry Hite to bring high quality patient specific physical therapy care to the Columbia area. Prior to establishing Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, Tom was the director of PT and Kerry a clinic supervisor for the largest orthopedic surgeon's practice in the area. After many years of combining busy treatment schedules with their administrative roles Tom and Kerry decided to venture out on their own to focus on what they love most… treating patients!

TOM PERONE, DPT, MTC, CDNT

Clinic Owner

After completing an undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech in 2001, Tom went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine in 2004.  He then earned his manual therapy certification in 2005, also from the University of St Augustine.  He has actively treated patients in Columbia for 15+ years . He has been trained in Active Release Techniques, and is also a Rock tape and Graston IASTM provider. Tom is Titleist Performance Institute Certified to perform golf assessments and is also a Maryland certified dry needling therapist. 

Clinically, Tom enjoys treating all types of orthopedic patients, with a strong desire to help both competitive and recreational athletes return to their highest level of function possible. He has worked with many athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. He recently achieved his HSS Overhead Athlete Certification and has developed an evidence based baseball screening and performance system to help young baseball players avoid injury and improve performance. His broad and extensive base of manual therapy skills allow him to treat all kinds of postural, overuse and post operative impairments throughout the entire lifespan. 

 

Tom is a Howard County native and now resides in Ellicott City with his wife and two sons. When not at the office, you can usually find Tom at the baseball field, basketball court or soccer field with family.  He also enjoys working out and trying to find some time to play golf.  He’s a huge Hokies, Orioles and Ravens fan too!

KERRY HITE, DPT, OCS, CMTPT

Clinic Owner

Kerry is a board certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy.  She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011 from Marymount University. She has completed extensive coursework in manual therapy treatment of spine and peripheral joint conditions. Kerry is a Maryland certified dry needling therapist with her CMTPT from Myopain seminars. She also has been trained in Kinesiotape application and is a Graston IASTM provider.  She achieved her Orthopedic Certified Specialist designation in 2016.   She is also Titleist Performance Institute Certified to perform golf assessments and an Original Strength Certified Clinician. 

Clinically, Kerry has a strong interest in the management of spine and peripheral conditions and core stability with a manual therapy based approach. She has experience with pregnancy related pain and post-partum rehab. Kerry strongly believes PT plays an integral role in recovery from childbirth.  As an Orthopedic specialist Kerry treats all overuse, sports and postural injuries. She is particularly skilled at treating the pediatric athlete and has hosted many training and sports readiness events for local sports teams.  She also enjoys working with dancers and gymnasts from many local centers

Outside of the clinic Kerry is a busy mom of two children, a boy and girl who are both active in sports. She and her husband  live in Western Howard County and love spending time with the family outside, hiking, playing golf and watching sports. Go CAPS!

TORIE MCINTOSH, DPT, SCS

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Physical Therapist

Torie is a board certified  specialist in Sports Physical Therapy.  She graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2014. She has extensive experience with sports and orthopedics. She utilizes the latest techniques for taping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization and exercise. She became a board certified Sports Specialist in 2018.

Originally from Connecticut, Torie spent many years as an athlete and her experiences and injuries during that time lead her to pursue a career in Physical Therapy.  Torie has worked in orthopedics throughout her career. She has worked closely with orthopedic surgeons as well as with elite level baseball players and gymnasts. She has seen all types of overuse, sports and post operative conditions.

While she enjoys treating patients of all ages and levels of function, Torie has a special interest in pediatric and adolescent patients that started during one of her clinicals at the renowned  Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). 

Torie recently relocated from Tampa FL to Ellicott City, MD. She lives here with her husband, young daughter and two pitbulls. She still enjoys being active and working out. 

CASEY BEALS, DPT, CMTP/DN, CP-S, CSCS

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Physical Therapist

Casey was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. In 2015, he graduated from Salisbury University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. He achieved his doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2019 from the University of Lynchburg.  Casey is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling (CMTP/DN) through Myopain Seminars He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Champion Performance Specialist (C-PS).

 

He is certified to do golf training and assessment through the Titleist Performance Institute. His physical therapy interests include rehabilitation of athletes of all ages, return to sport training, and implementing strength and conditioning into the general orthopedic setting.  He has experience in all orthopedic and post op conditions after working closely with orthopedic surgeons for the last couple of years. He has a good deal of experience with manual therapy techniques, blood flow restriction training, and post concussion rehab.

 

He has worked with many athletes in a rehab setting including time with the Physical Therapy teams at the University of Alabama, Saint John’s University, and with the San Francisco Giants Baseball organization.

Casey now lives in Germantown with his wife and dog. He's a big Raven's fan and likes to get out and golf when he has a chance. 

MARY DUCKHORN, ACE CPT, CFL1, FMS

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Personal Trainer

Mary has been a personal trainer and group exercise instructor since 2012. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, a CrossFit Level 1 trainer, and certified Functional Movement Screener. She received her 200 Hour Yoga Certification under the mentor-ship of Kim Manfredi through Charm City Yoga. Mary is a compassionate and motivated trainer. She prides herself on helping her clients become stronger so that they can live pain free and have fully active lives.

 

Her own experience dealing with injuries and fitness loss motivated her to gain the knowledge and experience to help others move better and have a better quality of life.  Along her fitness journey she has experienced first hand the benefits of having a well rounded fitness routine including strength training, yoga, and running. Mary has completed two Ultramarathons and is conditioning for the next challenge. 

Mary understands that not every body is the same.  Mary takes satisfaction in staying updated on industry standards to better serve her client.  She focuses on helping the individual, not just the injury.    


When Mary isn't helping clients with their health and fitness, she is working on her own, either in the gym or out on the trails.  She loves being outdoors and being active.  Mary has a son that is in the Engineering program at West Virginia University.