Our Team

Kevin McLaughlin, DPT, SCS, MEd, CHT



Kevin graduated from Towson State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree and Cum Laude Honors. While at TSU, he competed on the Cross-Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track teams. A knee injury led him to the Athletic Training Room. It was during this time that Kevin realized that he would not make a living running track. He became a student Athletic Trainer and passed the N.A.T.A. Board of Certification exam in 1990. He then completed the requirements for a Masters in Education from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, with a concentration in Athletic Training. Kevin’s research thesis was published in the Journal of Athletic Training Winter 1991. He also presented his research findings at the M.A.A.T.A. And N.A.T.A. Annual meetings in 1990.  

Kevin's first position as an Athletic Trainer was at Loyola college in Maryland. His responsibilities were all Women's sports including the nationally ranked Women's Lacrosse program. He also managed the Athletic Injury Insurance program for all Loyola Intercollegiate Athletics. Kevin stayed for 3 Years before accepting a position at the University of Maryland, College Park. While at Maryland, Kevin provided care for the Football, Wrestling and Women's Basketball teams. He was also responsible for purchasing supplies and inventory for three Athletic Training facilities on campus. After 5 ½ years, Kevin decided it was time for a new challenge. 

He enrolled in Physical Therapy School at the University of Maryland Baltimore during the summer of 1998. He worked as a research assistant for one of the department's professors and acted as a Teaching Assistant for the Sports Medicine elective class. Kevin was elected by his peers to give the student address during PT School Commencement exercises at U.M.B.C.  He was recipient of The Outstanding Graduate Award and the Student Employee of the Year Award for 2001. Kevin then completed the requirements for transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2003. 

While in school, Kevin completed a specialty rotation at the Curtis National Hand center in Lutherville. After 5 years of clinical experience Kevin passed the National examination of the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) to become a Certified Hand Therapist (C.H.T.) which indicates he has passed the comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in Upper Quarter Rehabilitation.  Kevin is also a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner (CKTP).  In March 2013, he became a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist (SCS).

 Kevin opened McLaughlin Physical Therapy and Hand Rehabilitation, January 2008, in Jarrettsville Maryland. He treats patients of all ages and disabilities. His vast background in Sports Medicine has led him to be a consultant to N.E.M.S. Lacrosse, local recreation councils and H.S. Athletic programs. Kevin is also the Physical Therapist for Celtic Cross Lacrosse team that trains at Hanley's Fitness in Forest Hill. 

Kevin continues to run when his 2 children, Cara and Quinn allow him to. He resides with his wife Jacqueline in Fallston.

Julie Shaffer, DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy



Julie received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in September of 2014 from University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Previously, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from University of Maryland College Park in May of 2011. Julie became interested in Physical Therapy following a knee injury during a soccer game in high school and turned to two very good therapists for months of rehabilitation.  

She enjoys running and being active in her free time, as well as spending time with family.  She is currently pursuing a specialty in orthopedic manual therapy and has experience treating vestibular disorders . Julie currently resides with her husband, Stephen, in Bel Air, MD.

Julianna Rew, PTA, Physical Therapy Assistant


Julianna received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Carroll Community College in 2014.  She received her Physical Therapist Assistant license in 2015.  She enjoys working with all ages, especially patients with shoulder and knee injuries.  She joined the McLaughlin Physical Therapy team in April of 2015 and currently resides in Upperco, Maryland.  


David Rey, PTA, Physical Therapy Assistant


David received his Associate of Applied Science Degree and his Physical Therapist Assistant License from Baltimore City Community College in 1999. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Health Systems Management, from the University of Baltimore in 2003. 

    David's experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant includes two years in Pediatric Physical Therapy at The William S. Baer School in Baltimore. He has also worked 13 years at St. Joseph Medical Center where he worked with Acute Orthopedic and Cardiac patients and 5 years at GL Physical Therapy in Forest Hill.

David has been employed at McLaughlin Physical Therapy since June of 2008.  He is currently also working at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health.  David enjoys working with patients of all ages.  However, he is most experienced with Orthopedic, Cardiac, and patients with balance disorders.

      David and his wife Michele reside in Forest Hill with their three sons.


Madeleine (Maddy) Bortmes, PTA, Physical Therapy Assistant


Madeleine Bortmes started as a tech at McLaughlin Physical Therapy and Hand Rehabilitation in 2014.  While working, she gained patient experience, technical knowledge, professionalism and a passion for Physical Therapy.  Maddy graduated from the Cecil College PTA program in May of 2018 and started as a PTA in July of 2018.  Currently, she is expanding her career by working with a variety of patients and taking continuing education courses to expand her knowledge of pathologies and conditions.  Maddy has a special interest in pediatric patients and will be applying for an Advanced Proficiency Pathway from the APTA in 2019.  


Carey Reise, MPT, Master of Physical Therapy

Carey received her bachelor's degree in science at Niagara University in May 1998, where she also played four years of Division 1 basketball and developed her love of 'recovery from activity.'  She then pursued her Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Maryland Baltimore and graduated in 2001.  She was awarded the Elizabeth G. McCauley Award for her outstanding clinical performance.  

Carey has had a variety of therapy backgrounds from pediatrics to geriatrics and continues to treat in a variety of settings throughout Harford County  She remains an avid runner and enjoys being active on all levels.  Carey lives in Bel Air with her husband and three sons.



Katherine Handshoe, DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy


Katie received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in June 2016 from University of Maryland Baltimore.  Prior to her participation in graduate school, she worked in Denver, Colorado as a physical fitness instructor while snowboarding or hiking in her spare time.  Katie became interested in Physical Therapy when her mother was in rehab following an injury.  She then moved back to her home town to begin her education towards becoming a licensed Physical Therapist.  Katie has been working at McLaughlin Physical Therapy since graduation.  


Emily Strobel, DPT, CMTPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Emily graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010.  She completed graduate school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in 2013 with her DPT degree.  In 2015, she completed a dry needling certification through Myopain seminars and became a certified myofascial trigger point therapist.  

Emily has been a part of our team since early 2018.  She enjoys running, visiting Deep Creek Lake, traveling and her goldendoodle, Henry.  She lives with Henry and her husband in Monkton.  


Ora Cummings, DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Ora joined our team in 2018.  She has been a PT for almost 20 years after receiving her Master's in Physical Therapy from Neumann University in Pennsylvania.  While working in private practice and starting a family, Ora returned to Neumann to complete her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.  

After moving to Northern Harford County, Ora began working in pediatrics as a contracted employee for the Harford County Public School system.  However, her love of sports and orthopedics lead her back to outpatient private practice.  Ora takes pride in treating every individual as a whole and not simply as a dysfunction, thereby allowing her to tailor her treatment to each patient.  

Ora enjoys coaching soccer at North Harford High School and working as an adjunct professor, teaching PT doctoral students at Neumann University.  She enjoys spending her free time with her family, going to the beach and has a passion for soccer.