Partners

Mary Aguilera - Titus, BA, LMT, CMLDT, BCTMB

Oncology Massage and Manual Lymph Drainage

Mary, a licensed massage therapist in both D.C. and MD., has been in practice since 2002. Knowing that skilled touch can be a powerful support to people impacted by a diagnosis of cancer, Mary has focused much of her work in the field of oncology massage therapy. She also is certified in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) which can assist those who are either at risk of lymphedema due to surgery or radiotherapy, or who have lymphedema in maintenance phase. 

Mary was part of the Palliative Care Service at Suburban Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine for 10 years providing massage in the inpatient setting. She was also Lead Massage Therapist with the Integrative Medicine Department at Sibley Memorial Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine from 2017-2020. Being an educator with  Oncology Massage Education Associates has been a particular delight. Mary is nationally certified by NCBTMB, a charter member of the Society for Oncology Massage and serves as chair of the S4OM Education Committee. 

Email Mary directly at circle.mat@gmail.com 

Marcie Schwartz

Physical Therapist, Outpatient Orthopedics, and Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Marcie has been a physical therapist, always in the field of Outpatient Orthopedics with an emphasis in Orthopedic Manual Therapy since 1999. Marcie founded Pure Symmetry, LLC in 2020 with the aim of determining the root of the dysfunction and providing the patient with the tools to self-manage.

Marcie began volunteering as a freshman in high school in Westlake, Ohio. Marcie knew from a very young age she wanted to work in health care, originally a pediatrician. After spending every Saturday/Sunday morning of her high school years volunteering in the physical therapy department she fell in love with the profession. The ability to make positive difference in someone’s life provided such gratification.

Marcie credits her education, desire for continual learning, mentors in the field, and clinical experience the background knowledge in conjunction with her manual skills to effectively evaluate, diagnose, and treat the physical dysfunction to restore alignment, encourage movement and return the patient an active pain-free lifestyle.  

During her free time, Marcie enjoys reading, Pilates, a great Peloton® class, and together with her husband, watching their two children play sports.

Contact Marcie at: 240-601-3399 email: puresymmetrypt@gmail.com  website: puresymmetrypt.com 

Dr. Lora S. John PT, DPT, CLT

Physical Therapy - Pelvic Floor Rehab

A trusted care provider for pelvic health and oncology rehab services in the DMV area, Dr. Lora S. John PT, DPT, CLT received her doctorate in physical therapy from Clarkson University.

Lora obtained her Lymphedema Therapist Certification through the Norton School of Lymphatics in 2016. Additionally, she obtained her certification in LSVT BIG in 2015. Lora has completed numerous oncology and pelvic health rehabilitation courses through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). 

Lora has completed numerous oncology and pelvic health rehabilitation courses through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). 

Currently, Lora provides outpatient private practice physical therapy and exercise wellness services in the DMV area. Her focuses are in oncology, lymphedema, pelvic health, and movement disorder rehabilitation services. 

www.ophpt.com

Amy Kossoff

Mind Body Pain Management and Integrative Medicine

Amy Kossoff, MD, is an Internist who has been practicing medicine for almost 40 years. After 35 years working with the underserved in DC, she became convinced that the traditional medical route alone was not serving her patients.  Her patients were suffering from problems that pills did not cure – like chronic pain, anxiety and depression. She embarked on a journey exploring other ways of healing, which led her to Mind-Body Medicine. 

Amy became involved with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in DC, becoming a certified Mind-Body practitioner. She also studied with Dr. Howard Schubiner, through an organization called Freedom from Pain. Currently her practice is limited to helping those with neural circuit disorders, in which the brain creates pain and other noxious disorders, to recover function and decrease disability.

In her free time, Amy likes to spend time with friends and family, walk her dogs in the woods and curl up with a good book.

Patients can be seen individually and can also participate in Mind-Body Skills Groups with a focus on chronic pain. Get in touch and talk to Amy about ways in which she can help, and schedule a 15 minute consultation at no cost to determine if this type of treatment is right for you.

 

Contact Amy

amy.kossoff@gmail.com

301-502-1696

Denese Cavanaugh ERYT500/CPT/YACEP/IAYT

Yoga Therapist

Denese has been teaching yoga for almost 3 decades. Her mentor Beryl Bender Birch, authored the first  Power Yoga book in the US. As a Yoga Alliance Continuing Educator Provider (YACEP), Denese offers 200/300/500 hr yoga certification courses in the US and Italy and is the creator of The IPATH@ Method. A certified personal trainer, and recently completed her 300 hour certification (ATTP) as an Advanced Teacher Of Yoga Therapeutics. She will complete her IAYT certification with Kripalu, in the Fall of 2022. Her specialty is pain management, addictions, and musculoskeletal imbalances.

The IPATH@ Method, Integral Postural Alignment Therapeutics, founded in 2012, is currently taught in a few other countries. The method is a private/group discipline  for spinal health, and the modalities are IPATH Restorative Yoga, IPATH Mat Pilates and IPATH II (pre-postnatal and deeper pathologies.. Her philosophy suggests yoga as a tool to help students reclaim joy with a mindful approach, so they are able to share their passions in life.

www.theipathmethod.com

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