OUR PARTNERS

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Amelia J. Knarr PT

Managing Partner / Physical Therapist

States of Licensure: DE, MD, CA

Amelia graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Amelia founded Elite PT in 1993 in Newport Beach, California. In California, as Elite’s reputation grew, the practice developed and expanded to include 4 additional clinics in the Los Angeles area including the prestigious Los Angeles Athletic Club. In January of 2007 Amelia and her husband John relocated to the beach resorts of Lewes and Rehoboth, Delaware and re-established Elite PT, LLC on the east coast. Since that time the practice has grown with the addition of three partners and two additional locations.

Amelia has many years of experience treating athletes at all levels. These include professionals from the Oakland Raiders of the NFL, Professional Volleyball players, PGA golfers, Major League Baseball players, Tri-athletes, cyclists, and dancers, as well as many collegiate and recreational athletes. In addition, Amelia has had the opportunity to treat Hollywood’s elite including many Oscar Award-winning actors.

Amelia is passionate about the comprehensive approach Elite uses with their patients to help each of them achieve their goals and improve their physical health and performance. To ensure that each patient receives this level of treatment, Amelia spends most of her time mentoring Elite’s physical therapists by sharing the expertise and skill that comes with having over 30 years of experience in the industry. She believes that every patient should receive dedicated time with their therapist to truly make a difference in the success of their treatment.

Committed to nurturing the art of physical therapy with innovative ideas and treatment techniques, Amelia continues to serve on the University of Delaware’s College of Health Science Advisory Board since 2015 collaborating with other professionals committed to the same level of excellence.

 
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Andrew Rudawsky MS, PT, ATC

Partner / Physical Therapist

Certifications: ART, Graston Technique

State of Licensure: DE

Andrew attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio where he was a varsity soccer player all four years. He graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He went on to earn a Master of Science Degree in Sports Medicine in 1986 at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama; followed by his Athletic Training Certification in February of 1987. Andrew then pursued and completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware in May of 1990.

Andrew was appointed the Head Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for the United States Mens’ National Soccer Team in May of 1991. His involvement with the team included the 1994 World Cup hosted in the USA, the 1998 World Cup in France, and the qualifying campaign leading up to the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan.

Prior to joining the Elite PT team, he served as Co-Director at Christiana Care PT Plus at Brandywine from 1994 to 2008. In addition, Andrew has served as the Head Athletic Trainer from Region 1 ODP (Olympic Development Program) from 1985 to 1991; Delaware ODP from 1985 to 1991; Glasgow High School soccer from 1994 to 2001; and William Penn High School from 1990 to 1991. Andrew has also been coaching club soccer for the Concord Soccer Association and Roma adult league soccer from 1984 to 2004.

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Hayes Glanden PT, DPT

Junior Partner / Clinic Director / Physical Therapist

Certifications: TPI, FDN

State of Licensure: DE

Hayes is a native of Dover, DE whose interest in Physical Therapy began during High School when he was exposed to the profession as a result of several different injuries that occurred while playing soccer. His interest in PT grew when he had the opportunity to train during the winters in High School with Andrew “Rudy” Rudawsky, MS, PT, ATC and James “Hash” Hashimoto, MPT, ATC as part of the Delaware Soccer Olympic Development Program.

Hayes attended the University of Delaware in order to pursue his two interests. While playing soccer for the University of Delaware, Hayes graduated in 2007 with an Honors degree in Exercise Physiology. He chose to stay at the University of Delaware to pursue a career in Physical Therapy and graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009.

As a professional, Hayes has worked at the University of Delaware’s Sports and Orthopedic Clinic as well at Pro PT in Northern Delaware, both of which have allowed him to continue to learn and gain valuable experience as a clinician. His clinical interests include sports injuries as well as post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation. Hayes is eager to share his clinical experiences in addition to learning from the wonderful clinicians at Elite PT.

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Mark Szaroleta PT, DPT

Junior Partner / Clinic Director / Physical Therapist

Certifications: FDN

State of Licensure: DE

While attending the University of Delaware, Mark completed a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology in 2006 and a doctorate in physical therapy in 2012. Throughout his collegiate experience he had a variety of work experiences including coaching/strength training for Salesianum soccer/basketball, home health aide for an ALS survivor, and working as an exercise technician at Elite PT-Wilmington.

​Mark has had many clinical experiences which provided valuable learning opportunities. His acute care experiences occurred on the joint replacement floor at Pennsylvania Hospital and on the pediatric oncology unit at A.I DuPont Hospital. While at Moss Rehab in Philadelphia, he focused on inpatient rehab with pathologies including stroke, amputation, cardiovascular surgery, and joint replacement. In addition to treating a wide variety of patients on his orthopedic rotations, Mark spent many hours shadowing surgical procedures and office visits with multiple orthopedic surgeons in Delaware.

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John F. Knarr MS, PT, ATC

Elite PT Consultant

State of Licensure: DE

John is a Delaware native and graduate of the University of Delaware’s Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Curriculums. Prior to receiving his physical therapy credentials, John served as the Head Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning coach at Delaware Valley College, Susquehanna University and Delaware State University.

John has traveled the world with numerous sports teams and served as a member of numerous United States Olympic Sports Medicine Staffs including the 1987 Pan American Games and the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. John has also had the opportunity to work as a member of the medical staffs of the United States Soccer Federation and the U.S. Team Handball Federation. John served as a consultant to both our Men and Women’s National soccer teams. This included both Women’s World Cup games in 1999 and 2001, which were held at the Rose bowl in Pasadena California.

REHOBOTH BEACH TEAM

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Hayes Glanden PT, DPT

Junior Partner / Clinic Director / Physical Therapist

Certifications: TPI, FDN
State of Licensure: DE

Hayes enjoys using advanced manual therapy techniques to address a wide variety of orthopedic and sports injuries. He has ten years of experience treating individuals with just about any goals and ability levels imaginable, from wanting to re-learn how to walk to professional athletes looking to address an injury or improve performance.

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Alieda Torres PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

 

Certifications: FDN
State of Licensure: DE

​Alieda enjoys applying her general health and wellness expertise to the specific physical therapy program that each patient needs. She is enthusiastic about seeking new techniques, including manual therapy skills, which help find the most efficient path to the best patient results. Her areas of interest are in the spine as well as sports-related injuries.

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Steve Altorfer PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Certifications: BFR

State of Licensure: DE

Steve is a graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program from Thomas Jefferson University. He takes great pride in providing compassionate care that is individually tailored to each patient through the use of hands-on therapy and exercise. When he's not in the clinic you can catch him staying active on the pickleball court, snowboarding in the Poconos, weight training at the gym, and spending time with friends and family.

Kirstin Lockwood

Kirstin Lockwood PT, DPT, MS

Physical Therapist

State of Licensure: DE

Kirstin graduated from University of Delaware in 2017 with a degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Strength and Conditioning. She then graduated December 2019 with her DPT degree. Kirstin played many sports through high school and college, with her main passion being lacrosse. She also has coached women's lacrosse at the collegiate club and high school varsity level. She is excited to use her coaching skills and knowledge of the sports to help patients return to play and compete at the next level.

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Simranjeet Kaur PT, DPT, MS

Physical Therapist

State of Licensure: DE

Sim attended the University of Delaware where she earned her Bachelor’s in Biochemistry, Master’s in Anatomy and Clinical Health Sciences, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019. She grew up playing a variety of sports and was a starting varsity setter for her high school volleyball team, which she helped lead to the state championship her sophomore year. Sim is excited to work with a variety of athletes and individuals to help them reach their highest potential.

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Christine Costello

Senior Administrative Advisor

Christine worked as a nurse in Dialysis for 24 years before relocating to the beach.  She started volunteering to make appointments M-W-F mornings with Elite PT in 2009. As the practice grew, she also grew to learn insurance verification and authorizations

Colleen Beck

Colleen Beck BS, CSCS

Certified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor

State of Licensure: DE

Colleen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2017 from Delaware State University where she also played tennis. Shortly after graduation, Colleen obtained her Personal Trainer Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. In early 2019 she acquired her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialty through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In January 2020 she became a Certified Pilates Instructor through Right Balance Pilates.

Sherrine Davis

Sherrine Davis

Front-Desk Liaison

Sherrine worked as an Administrative Assistant in Pennsylvania for 18 years. In 2015 she and her husband relocated to Delaware. After six months off to get settled she accepted the position of Front Desk/Receptionist at Elite in March 2016. This has been the perfect position for her excellent Customer Support skills and her Patient Care.

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Otis Knarr

Elite PT Ambassador

This bundle of fluff is guaranteed to make you happy at your next visit. Otis enjoys treats, head scratches, and long frolics on the sandy Rehoboth Beaches.

WILMINGTON TEAM

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Mark Szaroleta PT, DPT

Junior Partner / Clinic Director / Physical Therapist

Certifications: FDN, SFMA, FMS

State of Licensure: DE

Mark grew up playing soccer, basketball, and baseball but has gained an appreciation for all recreational activities while treating at Elite PT. I incorporate my training in dry needling and movement analysis to reduce pain and improve my patients' ability to return to their lifestyle.

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Andrew Rudawsky PT, MS, ATC

Partner / Physical Therapist

Certifications: ART, Graston Technique 

States of Licensure: DE, PA

 

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Patrick Dudley PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Certifications: FMS

State of Licensure: DE

Patrick is a 2014 graduate of University of Delaware with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science and 2019 graduate of Neumann University where he received the "Excellence in PT Award" for the Class of 2019. Patrick has experience working in the Cardiac, Medical ICUs in addition to pediatric experience in the out-patient setting during his clinical rotations while in school.

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Kyle Hughes PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Certifications: FDN, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

States of Licensure: DE, PA

Kyle graduated from the University of Delaware in 2014 with a degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. He then graduated Widener University in 2017 with his DPT degree. Kyle is an avid runner and has completed several marathons and ultra marathons. He enjoys sharing his knowledge gained through running and coaching cross country with his patients.

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Erin Igo PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Certifications: Clinical Instructor, FDN, CPR/AED

 State of Licensure: DE

Erin is a native of Dover, DE whose interest and passion for Physical Therapy originated with her passion for athletics.  Erin attended the University of Delaware, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, in 2009, and then went on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011.  Erin has experience working with a variety of patient populations, ranging from athletes to geriatrics, and as part of the Elite PT team, she especially enjoys being able to use her manual skills and functional dry needling certification to rehabilitate patients.

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Shelley Golder

Front-Desk Liaison

Shelley began working for Elite PT in 2017. She loves working at the reception desk at Elite because the patients always make her smile. Shelley attended Mary Washington College majoring in education and human relations. She lived in Annapolis for 15 years where she was Controller for Historic Inns of Annapolis for 14 years. Upon moving back to Delaware, she worked in a medical office as a patient liaison and then front office supervisor for 26 years.

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Angela DiMauro

Front-Desk Liaison

Angela DiMauro is the friendly face you see at the Wilmington Clinic’s front desk. She has been employed with Elite PT since 2019. Angela’s administrative skills, attention to detail, and bubbly personality makes her a valuable part of the Elite team. She is so proud of being a part of a team that makes a difference in improving people’s lives. Outside of Elite, Angela is a Wellness Advocate with doTerra Essential Oils, where she passionately promotes the use of essential oils, is an active member of her church, volunteering for many of their initiatives, and being a lovable aunt to her nieces and nephews.

 

HOCKESSIN (HAC) TEAM

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Andrew Rudawsky PT, MS, ATC

Partner / Physical Therapist

Certifications: ART, Graston Technique

States of Licensure: DE, PA

 

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Chris Vodzak PT, DPT, M-ATS, CSCS

Physical Therapist

Certifications: FDN, Vestibular Rehabilitation/Vertigo Treatment, Strength and Conditioning

State of Licensure: DE

​Chris has been with Elite PT for 3 years now working out of the Hockessin Clinic. He enjoys helping a variety of different patients from high school athletes to individuals following orthopedic procedures/injuries to achieve their fitness/health goals and return to their previous way of life.

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Kristen Henry PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Certifications: FDN, OCS

State of Licensure: DE

Kristen graduated from the University of Delaware with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. In addition to spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog, she is an avid marathon runner. She enjoys treating runners of all levels, using her knowledge and running experience to help them achieve their goal of completing their first race or setting a new PR. Kristen was voted the Best Physical Therapist, Readers Choice Upstate for 2020 for Delaware Today's very prestigious Best of Delaware Award.

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Sarah Neal PT, DPT, ATC, SCS

Physical Therapist

Certifications: FDN, SFMA, ART

State of Licensure: DE

Sarah is a graduate of the University of Delaware, with a Bachelor's in Athletic Training (2013) and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2015).  She is an APTA Board Certified Sports Specialist, with sports medicine experience treating high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.  She also holds certifications in Functional Dry Needling, Selective Functional Movement Screening, and Active Release Technique.  Outside of the clinic, Sarah enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, as well as running, strength training, and snowboarding to stay active.

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Kelsey Martin

Front-Desk Liaison

Kelsey went to Roanoke College in Virginia where she played varsity field hockey and has now come home to finish her education. Pursuing a degree in exercise science, she is eager to learn and work for a great company where she is gaining experience in multiple different areas. Along with working at Elite PT, she coaches varsity field hockey and basketball at The Tatnall School.

RADNOR TEAM

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Danny Singles PT, DPT

Clinic Director / Physical Therapist

Certifications: FDN, Graston Technique, BFR, SFMS, TRX qualified instructor, BLS/CPR/AED, First Aid

States of Licensure: DE, PA

​Experienced Physical Therapist who works with sports, health-wellness, and active fitness populations of all ages, abilities, and conditions. Skilled in all aspects of Physical Therapy including post-surgical rehab, manual therapy, injury prevention, education and outreach, and sports/orthopedics. Extensive experience with sports population ranging in skill level from high school to amateur, collegiate, professional, and Olympian. Adjunct professor of Kinesiology at Penn State, Berks Campus, as well as consultant for various local, regional, and national level athletes and teams.

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Cody Hafner PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Certifications: BFR, FDN

States of Licensure: DE ,PA

Cody is a proud graduate of the University of Delaware DPT program, 5x Clinical Instructor for DPT students, enjoys providing injury prevention in-services to local gyms, and is certified in Dry Needling and Bloodflow Restriction Therapy. Outside the clinic, you can find him walking his Golden Retriever, Maui around his Philadelphia neighborhood.

Nicole Armstrong

Nicole Armstrong

Medical Case Manager

Nicole is a graduate of Villanova University, having completed four years of varsity track and cross country running. With a degree in Biology and Global Health, Nicole is eager to share her knowledge and passion for health by making your visit to Elite Physical Therapy as successful, and enjoyable, as possible. Nicole plans to pursue a master's degree in Healthcare Administration either locally in the Philadelphia area, or at home in Canada.

WILMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB

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Andrew Rudawsky PT, MS, ATC

Partner / Physical Therapist

Certifications: ART, Graston Technique

States of Licensure: DE, PA

 

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Kyle Hughes PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Certifications: FDN, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

States of Licensure: DE, PA

Kyle graduated from the University of Delaware in 2014 with a degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. He then graduated Widener University in 2017 with his DPT degree. Kyle is an avid runner and has completed several marathons and ultra marathons. He enjoys sharing his knowledge gained through running and coaching cross country with his patients.

TEAM ANCHORS

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Christine Costello

Senior Administrative Advisor

Christine worked as a nurse in Dialysis for 24 years before relocating to the beach.  She started volunteering to make appointments M-W-F mornings with Elite PT in 2009. As the practice grew, she also grew to learn insurance verification and authorizations

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Lisa Osterlof

H.R. Director

Lisa Osterlof is the Human Resources Operations Manager for Elite PT.  She has been a member of the Elite PT team for the past 7.5 years. Lisa brings a career of management experience to her role at Elite PT.  A native of Northern New Jersey, her husband’s corporate relocation brought Lisa and their family to Delaware 26 years ago. While Lisa has spent 27 years working in corporate positions, she much prefers and loves working for a smaller, more intimate environment, like Elite PT offers.  Lisa very much enjoys working in the medical field where she feels she can make a more positive contribution. Lisa is very family-oriented and Elite PT offers the flexibility for her to be able to travel to visit her family in Santa Monica, CA. Lisa has 2 sons with 2 lovely daughters-in-law as well as 4 grandchildren who keep her young at heart.

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Erin Jaskot, MBA

Marketing Director

As a Villanova University (CLAS '18) and Mount Saint Mary's (MBA '19) graduate, Erin joins the Elite PT team with a broad spectrum of knowledge. While in college, she was a three-season student-athlete, participating in cross country, indoor and outdoor track for both universities. Erin was first introduced to Elite PT as a patient herself in 2017 when she successfully avoided hip surgery thanks to the diligent and attentive care that she received. Now she hopes to bring more patients into Elite PT to achieve their own success stories. Along with working for Elite PT, Erin coaches track and field and cross country at the Tatnall School and continues to compete on the track and roads herself.

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Virginia Dittman PTA, OPTA

Insurance Specialist

While working for Elite PT in 2012 as a tech and front office coordinator, Virginia pursued a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).  Virginia graduated with honors from DTCC in 2015 where she immediately began her career as a licensed PTA. After four years working on the clinical side of the practice she now finds herself back with Elite PT working as their top insurance specialist. Applying both her clinical and clerical expertise, she works with all four Elite locations, to ensure our patients care and experience is a pleasant one. As a born and raised Delawarean she loves working close to home so she can spend more time with her husband and two sons and be near the beach.