Glackin Physiotherapy’s Mission

To help individuals reach their pain-free movement potential through education and personalized care.

 

 

Clinical Team

Columbia Location

Brendan Glackin, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, CSCS

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Dr. Glackin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Sports Studies at Rutgers University and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Dr. Glackin is a certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), designated by the American Physical Therapy Association.  To be considered, clinicians must complete at least 2000 hours of direct patient care in orthopedics.  After submitting an application, clinicians are required to complete a 7 hour exam to demonstrate mastery in Orthopaedics.

Dr. Glackin completed extensive dry needling training and is credentialed to practice dry needling in the state of Maryland through through Myopain Seminars (CMTPT).  At the conclusion of the vigorous curriculum, practitioners must demonstrate extreme mastery of the anatomical system, both through practical and written examination.  He continued his education to become an Assistant Instructor through Myopain Seminars and educates proper dry needling technique to multiple disciplines (physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, etc.).

Dr. Glackin is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  As per the NSCA website, “Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists® (CSCS®) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance.” This certification requires mastery of the information through written examination.

Outside of the office, Dr. Glackin is a passionate soccer fan and currently plays in various leagues around Baltimore city. He enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Daniel Bennett, DPT, OCS, MTC, CMTPT

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Dr. Daniel Bennett graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University. He then obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Saint Augustine where he was awarded the Paris and Patla Excellence in Manual Therapy Award. 

Shortly after graduation, Dr. Bennett sat for his Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) through the University of Saint Augustine. This is a grueling week long examination of the theory and practice of the advanced manual therapy techniques developed by Dr. Stanley Paris, a giant in the PT profession. He has completed training in trigger point dry needling and obtained his Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT) certification through Myopain seminars.

In March of 2020, Dr. Bennett was certified through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS).  He is also is an Original Strength Certified Clinician, which is a movement restoration system and approach utilizing the neurodevelopmental sequence to restore reflexive strength, develop efficient movement patterns, and reduce pain to allow his patients to regain their function, improve their quality life, and move the way they were designed to move.  

Dr. Bennett was most recently a  clinic director at a large orthopedic practice and has helped see his company through personnel changes, database changes, implementation of new documentation software, opening new clinic sites, and COVID-19. At this position, he had the pleasure of working directly with orthopedic surgeons and mentoring new PT school graduates. He spent years working with the surgeons and guiding patients through all manner of surgeries ranging from joint replacements, rotator cuff tears, ACL reconstruction, spinal surgery, and many more.  Additionally, Dr. Bennett was involved in the entire surgical/rehab process from therapy prior to surgery to enhance outcomes all the way to return to sports screening and high level function.  

Despite all that he had learned, Dr. Bennett had found that less and less of his time was being spent in patient care, which is his true passion. The one-on-one patient care model here at Glackin Physiotherapy allows Dr. Bennett to use his skills in manual therapy, trigger point dry needling, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and corrective exercise to reduce pain, restore function, and improve quality of life.

In his spare time, Dr. Bennett enjoys watching football and hockey, mountain biking, backpacking, reading, and chasing after his daughter.

Emily Lyons Selby, DPT

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Dr. Emily Selby completed her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Towson University . She went on to graduate from University of Maryland, Baltimore with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy immediately after.

Dr. Selby has years of experience in orthopedic physical therapy.  Additionally, she has completed extensive special training in the area of pelvic health. She is passionate about the importance of including the pelvic floor during rehabilitation and compliments nagging lower back/body orthopedic cases with a thorough understanding of the pelvic floor.  She has also taken additional coursework in abdominal manual work and pregnancy.

Dr. Emily is also trained in and spent significant time treating patients with chronic pain, as it pertains to both pelvic floor and orthopedic dysfunctions. Her goal is always to keep her patients active and doing more of the things they want to do. 

She is also trained in and met all state board requirements as a dry needling practitioner through Kinetacore. At the conclusion of the vigorous curriculum, practitioners must demonstrate extreme mastery of the anatomical system, both through practical and written examination. 

Dr. Emily routinely hosts running clinics with Charm City Running Store in Columbia about mobility, orthopedic injuries, and pelvic floor dysfunctions as they frequently pertain to runners. 

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Selby enjoys being active with her husband and young son, reading, photography and traveling. She loves to rock climb, hike, cycle, and perform yoga. 

 

 

Baltimore Location

Eric Hobby, DPT

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Dr. Eric Hobby earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Public Health at Shenandoah University and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Prior to Pursuing his Physical Therapy career, he served four years in the US Army as a combat medic.  He completed a combat tour during Operation Iraqi Freedom and during his military career was honored with various awards including the Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal.  Following his military career, he became a four year student athlete and captain of the Shenandoah Men's Lacrosse team.

Dr. Hobby prides himself on providing a one-on-one individual experience where patients are an active partner in the rehabilitation journey.  Using a hands-on treatment approach combined with strength training, movement re-education, and sport/functional rehabilitation, you will work as a team to achieve your rehabilitation goals.

Prior to joining the Glackin Physiotherapy team, Dr Hobby worked directly with orthopedic surgeons to create rehabilitation protocols for post surgical, return to sport, balance training and chronic pain patients.  Dr. Hobby is trained in and met all state board requirements as a dry needling practitioner through Myopain Seminars and Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments (IAMT).  He is also certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment  (SFMA-1) which helps to develop a comprehensive assessment of movement patterns and identifies regions for further local biomechanical examination.  He has also been extensively trained on the treatment and care of Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and has helped many individuals with their jaw/mouth pain.  These skills help Dr. Hobby to direct his manual therapy and therapeutic exercise interventions.

When Dr. Hobby is not helping patients achieve their goals, he enjoys traveling with his wife, playing with his two dogs, weightlifting, playing lacrosse and cheering on the Ravens.

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists Orthopedics
University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Myopain Seminars Dry needling
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
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Clinical Staff

Kara Humes, Administrative Assistant

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Kara is a graduate of Towson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  She started her career at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health as a Research Assistant and Program Coordinator for an autism study.  She brings ten years of experience as an Office Manager and balanced her career while raising her two girls.

Kara lives in Eldersburg with her daugters, husband and shitzu. Kara loves live music, exercising, traveling and spending time with her family.

 

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