Success Stories

September 2017

August 2017

May 2017

The Chesapeake Bay staff have been very professional in my treatment. They have been patient with me while I have worked through my program. Even when I had to see a different therapist the attending one made every effort to make my time as consistent as possible. – Fannie

I have been with the CBay team for over a year. I couldn’t be more happy with my rehab and progress. Each therapist and staff member is professional, courteous and patient. Each staff member has a unique approach to treatment and I feel like the treatment approach is well rounded and focused on the whole person not just the injury that is troubling me. Thank you for everything. – Jenna

Since beginning the regimen here, I am much stronger in my core area. I am also aware of my limitations physically. I really appreciate the massages to my lower back which alleviated most of my pain. The aqua therapy was awesome. I was able to deal with my fear of the water. I would highly recommend this facility and its staff to anyone in need of therapy.

April 2017

Angela is a patient in our Reisterstown clinic and talks about how she has benefited from aquatic physical therapy.


February 2017

“I had no idea aquatic physical therapy could be so beneficial.” Sue had a total knee replacement and came to CBAY in Reisterstown for aquatic physical therapy.

January 2017

Another CBAY Success Story out of Timonium. This is Kara, she’s a lacrosse trainer at Edge Lacrosse Training. Kara suffered from severe neck spasms and came to CBAY for treatment. Now she’s back at work training these future lacrosse stars! Great job Kara.

Meet Warren – Warren has priorities including but not limited to, COFFEE! Who can relate?

November 2016

Completing your physical therapy assignment is no easy task. That’s why when you’re done, it’s cause for celebration. How did Irene in Severna Park celebrate her discharge from physical therapy? She taught Jillian and her staff how to do a Greek dance..

“Thank you so much for taking care of me and “rehabbing” my knee after my total knee replacement. Although this was a difficult journey for me, your kindness and professionalism was superb. Each day I was greeted with a smile and words of encouragement. The exercise program you developed for me allowed me to straighten my knee and develop my range of motion. The staff always kept a watchful eye on me and adjusted my program as I improved. Jillian was outstanding in getting mobility back in my knee. Words cannot express how much I appreciate all that you have done for me. Thanks again for providing such excellent care for me. I am so glad I chose your facility for my rehabilitation.”

September 2016

Meet Tom from Bowie, Maryland. Tom has had a multitude of injuries and surgeries and has been coming to CBAY Bowie for 11 years.

April 2016

Check out this great testimonial we received from Ellen in Reisterstown. Ellen is receiving aquatic physical therapy at our Reisterstown clinic with Greg Chrest, DPT. She really sums up how effective aquatic PT can be to reduce pain. Thanks Ellen and great job!! —


Knee Replacement in Bowie
October 2015

I want to express my thanks to you and your staff for helping me regain use of my right knee after the knee was totally replaced due to arthritis.
It is a testimony to your rehabilitation program that I am a repeat patient as a result of another knee replacement earlier in the year. A repeat means that I
liked what your team did for me “post operation” the first time, so I elected to come back for treatment after the second operation.

I had the opportunity to receive treatment from various therapists on your team and all were professional, effective in getting good results, and very knowledgeable in knowing how to repair torn body parts.
I am most appreciative of everyone’s efforts.

I would not hesitate to refer your team to anyone needing rehabilitation services.

My thanks to all,
Knee Replacement in Bowie

Greatest Success Story I Know
By Jillian Fichman , DPT
CBAY in Bowie
Sept. 2015

This is not the normal success story you are used to reading about. This is not the story of a girl who was paralyzed who learned to walk again or the story of a boy with a broken leg who can now run marathons. This is however, the story of a man who stood strong through life’s most difficult challenges. A man who somehow found a way to smile when the rest of his muscles were failing.
Over a year ago I began treating a man diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gherig’s disease as it is more commonly known. He and I were both aware that he would not survive this disease, but he came to me with the hope of maintaining his strength and his mobility for as long as possible. I began seeing him two times a week for aquatic therapy. We worked to improve his grip strength and arm strength and his leg strength and balance. While we worked we talked about movies and restaurants, the properties of wavelength and about our lives. When it became hard for him to speak we still seemed to be able to communicate with each other. Not once did he stop smiling.
A few months ago he moved away and then shortly after that lost his battle to ALS. When I found out I broke down in tears. I realized at that point how much of an impact he had had on me. Shortly before he passed away he wrote to me in a letter that his caregiver told me it took him hours to write, thanking me for making him happy and for making therapy so enjoyable. I think I truly realized at that point how much of an impact I could have on someone’s life. I realized that therapy is not all about treating an injury and is sometimes more about being a friend, a confident. I think about him a lot as I interact with patients. I really believe I became a better therapist for having known and worked with him. His is a story of courage, grace and strength in the most difficult times and that is truly the greatest success story I know.

Video Success Story – Alex
By Jillian Fichman , DPT


I went to Chesapeake because my previous P.T. in Odenton, didn’t spend enough therapist time with me, averaging < 10 minutes. The other reason was that I had difficulty locking in one therapist over future weeks.I have a right shoulder “SLAP” (Labrum) tear, and after the 3rd visit at the other PT, I developed left biceps tendonitis; though I’m uncertain if it was caused by their treatment or if it was because of a “compensating” injury.

Chesapeake Bay Aquatic Physical Therapy matched me with “Alice,” and they were able to set up future week’s of treatment with her at the times I wanted! I’ve been going to her for ~4 weeks, and she has provided personal, customized, top-notch service.

She normally spends 30-40 minutes on me, and no two days are the same. This tells me she doesn’t see P.T. as a static, “by-the-book” resolution. She acknowledges the injury and me as an evolving and dynamic problem that requires adaptation and learning.When she needed more info from my orthopedic doctor, she took it upon herself to contact him, once again, showing she cares about my development and is doing everything she can do to improve my condition.They also largely stay with me during the exercises.

Another pleasant surprise is that the wait times are always < 5 minutes.While the progress has been somewhat slow, I am improving, and she has added self-P.T. exercises, too. She has even emailed me helpful info.They are motivated, and the whole staff works well together, a sign of a happy place to work.If you want customized, attentive, physical therapy that gives you more than you expect; then Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy is the place for you.Alice lives up to her name – she’s an “A” all the way!”
Jeff in Laurel

Tara was definitely the best PT I’ve ever worked with.I thought Tara had a real knack for designing a program that allowed consistent progress. It was tough, but even on my worst day I knew that if I followed Tara’s instruction, kept my appointments and did not cut corners, I’d come out on top. The entire staff was very pleasant and I enjoyed working with everyone. My discharge is bittersweet. If I ever need PT again, I’m going back to CBAY Bowie.
Jane – July 31 2013

I spent 8 weeks in therapy at CBAY for my left knee. This was my 4th knee surgery and subsequently my 4th stint in physical therapy. I gained my strength back a lot quicker this time around. I truly believe it was because of Jillian and Tosh at Chesapeake Bay PT. I’d like to thank them for getting me back to normal. Thanks!!
Jim – August 2nd 2013

This was the best physical therapy I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot. I had no idea how wonderful aquatic therapy could be. Thanks to the CBAY staff in Bowie, you did a great job! I would recommend aquatic therapy to anyone who’s had major joint replacement. What an enjoyable path to recovery!
Thanks again!
Linda – June 2013

Thank you so very much for all the great care. You have been so helpful. From the very first meeting, I knew I was in good hands. A special thanks to Ebony, Danielle, Rachel and Dachana.
– Steve F.

I was very concerned that I was going to have to learn to live with the pain of my injury since it lasted for a couple of months without getting better. Alice was very pleasant to work with and gentle with starting out the therapy. She took the time to find out exactly what was causing the pain and created just the right treatment plan to eliminate the pain and return my elbow to 100 percent. Alice was more than willing to examine and treat other areas of pain that surfaced while I was at therapy. I am very happy with the results of my therapy and will definitely keep CBAY in mind if I ever need therapy for something in the future.
– Laurel Patient

The therapists here are great a wonderful, professional group. My appointments and treatments are well taken care of. I have been treated quite well and would recommend this center to anyone who needs treatment. I will miss the great treatment I have received. Thanks for all you do and keep on being the great group that you are. I respect all of you and your hard work. Keep up the good work.
– Bowie Patient

Just over a month ago, I walked into CBAY somewhat apprehensive about what was ahead of me. Two months ago I could barely walk and when I did, it was with extreme pain the pain that makes you depressed because you don’t see an end to it. Now after my surgery and the most pleasant physical therapy with Alice, I am walking out of here with a hop in my step because my leg feels great. I no longer have pain and I’m starting to be more active mostly to the strength I was able to build from my therapy experience. If you’re reading this wondering how you will be during and after your experience, don’t worry. You’re in good hands.
– Dareyl P.

The attentive and professional care I received were hallmarks during my visit. Both the treatment and exercises were fully explained and demonstrated. It is evident to me that the staff really enjoy their work and were just as happy for my recovery as I was. While I don’t anticipate returning, I would do so happily if I needed to!
– Monica R.

Ebony Carson and the CBAY staff are very knowledgable, professional, wonderful and caring. I would recommend friends and family members. My experience here was great. The front desk staff was fantastic and allowed me to make changes when I needed to. They were very courteous. I hope management realizes what a valuable therapist Ebony is.
– Carvett W.

I would like to thank everyone at CBAY for making this a good and successful experience. My time at CBAY was great. Everyone was so pleasant, helpful and caring. The atmosphere was relaxed, but the therapy was intense. Alice and her co-workers were so good at explaining every procedure and every exercise in detail so I couldn’t help but understand what they were doing, what I was doing and why. When I first came to therapy I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to continue my job because of the pain, but after six weeks of PT, I am now pain free and have no doubt I’ll be able to fulfill my job to the end. If I have any other problems I would come back to CBAY in a heartbeat.
– Leola T.

I had an accident four years ago and recently started having pain in my arms, shoulders, feet and knees. No one could find the source of my problem. After my first visit here, my PT figured out that my weak core was what led to all of my other symptoms. In the accident, I landed very hard on my stomach but I didn’t know I could still experience its after-effects years later. After my first visit I knew I had chosen the right place and now I can enjoy all the activities that I was able to do before. Thanks!