Meet the Staff at La Plata Physical Therapy

Jane Cunningham, PT, Owner

Jane Cunningham, PT, Owner

Jane is originally from Northern Ireland, and has been a long time resident of Charles County. Jane received her training in Physical Therapy in the United Kingdom. She began her career by working in a hospital, and then later lectured in a physical therapy program. After moving to the United States, she received her license to practice Physical Therapy in Maryland. Jane is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

In the mid-1990's she opened an office in La Plata. Following the tornado that hit La Plata in 2002, she re-located the office to the present location, which allowed her the opportunity to expand the services La Plata Physical Therapy provides. Jane's personal goal is to offer quality care and to create an environment conducive to the comfort of the patients La Plata Physical Therapy serves. Jane also encourages continuous learning, and welcomes students to join her staff during their training.

In 2009, Jane was recognized by the Charles County Commission for Women at the 12th Annual Awards Banquet for having made major contributions or given outstanding service to benefit the health, safety or welfare of women and families in the county.

Jane has also been recognized by the Chesapeake Area Consortium for Higher Education (CACHE) for her ongoing contribution to student education.

Christina Scott, PT

Christina Scott, PT

Christina is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan University, England in 2011. Since she’s moved to the States she has completed additional courses required for her licensure in Maryland.

Christina aims to help relieve people’s pain and improve their quality of life. In order to fulfill this goal, she continues to learn and improve her skills so she can provide the best treatment possible.

She enjoys traveling and one of her goals is to visit all 50 States while she is here in America. Some of her areas of interest include Orthopedics and Geriatrics.

Cathy French, PT

Cathy French, PT

Cathy graduated in 1982 from the University of Maryland with a degree in Physical Therapy.

Cathy spent many years working with the special population in the public school system. She has been on staff as part time therapist and pediatric consultant since 2008. Cathy mentors all the staff on a regular basis and reviews our pediatric case load. Our access to her pediatric expertise and experience is something our company values greatly.

Ann Haynes, PTA

Ann Haynes, PTA

Ann received her B.S. degree in exercise physiology from the University of West Virginia School of Medicine in 1994. Ann was Director of a Fitness Program in Washington D.C. prior to her enrollment in the CACHE Physical Therapist Assistant program through the College of Southern Maryland. Ann graduated from the program in 2006.

Continuing education has included exercise programs for the geriatric population and treatment for sports related injuries. Ann continues to develop her manual skills and pursue certification in this area. Ann continues to be interested in her own personal fitness and that of her patients. One of Ann's goals is to complete a half marathon.

Ann is also a Certified Lymphedema Specialist.

Jessica Minner, PTA

Jessica Minner, PTA

Jessica is a 2006 graduate of the CACHE Physical Therapist Assistant program through the College of Southern Maryland.

Since graduation, Jessica has used her knowledge and skills with all different age groups in our clinic. Jessica's patience and gentle manual skills have been especially good as she works with our patients. Continuing education has included classes in pediatrics as well as sports related and geriatric exercise programs.

Currently, Jessica has elected to assist with the supervision of the physical therapy students who occasionally spend time in our clinic as part of their education program.

Jennifer Booth, PTA

Jennifer Booth, PTA

Jen is a 2012 graduate of the CACHE Physical Therapist Assistant program through the College of Southern Maryland.

Jen is interested in working with Pediatric patients and continuing her education in neuromuscular taping, manual skills, and orthopedic rehabilitation. She also plans to return to school to receive her Bachelor’s degree.

She enjoys outdoor activities including going to the beach, kayaking and being with family and friends.

Jen is also one of the certified Pool Operators we have on staff.

Wm. Jim Bennett, PTA

Wm. Jim Bennett, PTA

Jim is a 2010 graduate of the CACHE Physical Therapist Assistant program through the College of Southern Maryland. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Jim has continued his education by taking physical therapy courses in Maitland Australian Manual Physiotherapy and also completed a course in Comprehensive Management of the Wrist and Hand. He also helps bicyclists to attain a proper bicycle fit at the Bike Doctor, primarily working with patients with orthopedic injuries.

Jim is also an avid bicycle enthusiast with the following accomplishments: Ride across the USA with Cycle America, MS 150 mile rides, self-contained tours in Utah and multiple century/100 mile rides.

Jim is a part-time PTA’s and is in the office two days a week.