Getting you back to work, play, and living
Meet Our Management Team
SOHAILA MOSADDEGH, DPT, CEO
DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Sohalia Mosaddegh is a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) and CEO of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center. Dr. Mosaddegh earned a bachelor of science in physical therapy from Howard University. She received her doctoral degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Her research focus was on the effectiveness of physical therapy diagnoses of lumbar disease versus MRI. Dr. Mosaddegh has worked in the orthopedic and sports medicine field for more than 20 years.
Dr. Mosaddegh and her practices offer patients the most advanced physical therapy for optimizing movement, function, and health. She is guided by integrity, life-long learning, and a commitment to her patients’ health. Dr. Mosaddegh is dedicated to using evidence-based physical therapy throughout the continuum of care to improve quality of life.
Dr. Mosaddegh says: “I have the privilege to work with everyone from middle school and high school athletes, professional tennis players, and weekend athletes, as well as older adults and injured workers. I chose the physical therapy field because it combines the human body with exercise and movement.”
During her spare time, Dr. Mosaddegh enjoys gardening, playing tennis, and doing activities with her two teenagers.
SASAN N. CHALEZAMINI, COO/CFO
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
In 2011, Mr.Sasan Chalezamini accepted the position of Marketing Manager and joined the PT&SMC team with long experience in investment banking and real estate consulting. With over two decades of managing three locations of mortgage banking, processing & underwriting, he brought to PT&SMC a new version of management with innovative marketing ideas and quickly became the Chief Operating Officer of the company.
Soon after, he expanded Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center patient care from one location to four thriving locations in Prince Georges and Montgomery county. His managing experience and skills and unlimited vision have made a notable difference in PT&SMC. Mr. Chalezamini’s ultimate goal is to make PT&SMC the best out-patient physical therapy center in the DMV while creating worthwhile employment opportunities for the community. “Working with PTSMC, I have the privilege of seeing patients receive the care and attention they need from a practice of physical therapists and staff who truly care about their patients, where patients feel like it’s their home away from home. “
During his spare time, Mr. Chalezamini enjoys traveling, jogging, fishing, hunting, tennis, kickboxing, racquetball, working out, entertaining, as well as family activities and barbeques.
GENERAL OPERATIONS MANAGER
Kathie Branitsky has joined the PTSMC team as General Manager. A graduate of Penn State University, she has over 30 years of experience in corporate management from varied industries such as retail, hotel, and fitness.
Her collaborative and inclusive leadership style shows a proven track record of improving operations and building dynamic and productive teams that exceed standards. She is passionate about improving patient experiences and bottom-line results.
Kathie is also a certified yoga and Pilates Instructor.
T. GORDON CORT, DPT
DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, OFFICE MANAGER
Dr. T Gordon Cort, PT, DPT is an accomplished and experienced Howard University-trained physical therapist. He has a wealth of experience in orthopedic physical therapy and pain management. He originally graduated from Howard University in 1990 with a BSc in Physical Therapy and returned to his alma mater and completed the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Dr. Cort has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of persons with myofascial pain syndrome, chronic pain syndrome, and other myofascial related disorders. He has also specialized in industrial rehabilitation. Over the years he has brought his diagnostic and treatment skills to patients with chronic headaches/migraines of a soft tissue/myofascial origin and has impacted the lives of scores of headache sufferers.
He studied dry needling techniques under the tutelage of Dr. Jan Dammerholt and applied these techniques in the treatment of patients with chronic pain, especially in the injured worker population. He has combined his back to work program (work hardening) with dry needling and other pain management techniques to resolve many workman’s compensation cases and successfully assist injured workers to return to work full duty.
Dr. Cort currently treats a significant number of injured workers, taking them from the point of injury to a successful return to work. He has and continues to treat patients with headaches and other orthopedic injuries successfully and finds pleasure in bringing relief to his patients.
BOWIE OFFICE MANAGER
Billy Nebel, Bowie office Manager, joined PTSMC in March 2014. She is also the receptionist of the Bowie location.
Mrs. Nebel has over 20 years of experience in the medical field and in efficiently handling the daily runnings of a PT office.
“I have worked for PTSMC for over a year now and I am enjoying my time with the company. I look forward to contributing to the growth and success of PTSMC.”
Billy is originally from Texas and is married to Ronald. They have 2 children. Billy enjoys spending her free time with her family. She also enjoys reading and gardening.
V.P MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Leo Lara is a seasoned marketing, sales, and new business development professional with 15 years of experience. For five years he has led his own small business, partnering with small healthcare organizations to increase their client base and expand their business brand.
As the Marketing Director at PTSMC since 2013, Mr. Lara’s concentration has been on building business to business and physician relationships while focusing on community awareness.
Mr. Lara has also been actively involved with sports facilities focused on the health and well-being of children. He has had great success in leading health fairs and fitness projects including multiple health providers.
Mr. Lara is an avid sports fan and a big movie buff.