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, 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 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 the last 10 years. He has been trained in Active Release Techniques, and is also a Rock tape and Graston Technique provider. Tom is Titleist Performance Institute Certified to perform golf assessments and is also a Maryland certified dry needling therapist. He is a member of the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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 became a Certified Dry Needling Therapist in 2015, and utilizes this technique on a daily basis, combined with his other manual therapy techniques.

 

Tom is a Howard County native and now resides in Ellicott City with his wife and two sons. When not at the office, Tom spends as much time as possible with his 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. Kerry achieved her Orthopedic Certified Specialist designation in 2016.   She is also Titleist Performance Institute Certified to perform golf assessments. She is a member of the Sports section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Clinically, Kerry has a strong interest in the management of spine conditions and core stability with a manual therapy based approach. She has experience with pregnancy related pain and post-partum rehab and 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 from many local studios.

Outside of work Kerry is a busy mom of two young children. She and her husband are Howard County residents and love spending time with the family outside, playing golf and watching sports. Go CAPS!