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A graduate from West Virginia University School of Physical Therapy in 1985, Bucky worked as a staff physical therapist at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center of Cumberland from 1985 to 1988. His areas of expertise include the evaluation and treatment of biomechanical foot and ankle dysfunction as well as lower extremity (foot/ankle) rehabilitation.


In addition to post-surgical foot care and trauma and overuse injuries of the foot and ankle, other areas of special interest include sports-related injuries, and acute/chronic orthopedic injuries to the knee, shoulder and spine. Bucky also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, and has served as an instructor and clinical instructor at Allegany College in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, and for West Virginia University in the Physical Therapy Program.


Bucky is an active member of the APTA, Orthopedic, Sports Medicine, and Private Practice Sections. He has also served as a board member of the Physical Therapy Providers Network of Maryland and West Virginia.

A graduate of Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. Amy received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She joined Progressive Physical Therapy as a staff therapist following graduation in May 1997 and served as Director of Aquatic Therapy from 2002-2015. She received her certification in women’s health through Texas Women’s University Physical Therapy Department in August 2002 and in August 2011, Amy received her certification as an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist (OMPT) through Swodeam Consulting.  Amy is certified in performing Functional Dry Needling and has been providing this service to the area since 2013.


Her special interests include back injuries and rehabilitation and women’s health issues such as pre and post natal musculoskeletal problems and exercise prescription, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis. She is an active member of the APTA, as well as the Orthopedic Section of the APTA.

Chris joined Progressive Physical Therapy following graduation from Allegany College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in 1996. Chris returned to West Virginia University’s school of Physical Therapy in June of 2002, received his master’s degree in Physical Therapy in June of 2005 and returned to full-time clinical practice in July 2005 at the Cumberland facility.


Following his second year at the University, Chris received the Capstone award for outstanding clinical research. His special interests include rehabilitation of the shoulder, knee, foot/ankle, including biomechanical foot abnormalities and orthotics prescription, as well as the cervical spine, post-surgical rehabilitation and sports related injuries. He also has a special interest in facial nerve paralysis and TMJ dysfunction.


Chris is a certified clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association. He serves as a clinical instructor for West Virginia University and the University of Maryland. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Orthopedics section of the APTA.

A graduate of Frostburg State University, Anna received her Bachelor's degree in Biology in August 1995. Anna is also a graduate of Allegany College's Physical Therapy Assistant Program in August 1999. Following graduation, Anna worked for two months with a local pediatric physical therapist.


Before joining Progressive Physical Therapy in May 2002, she worked for Premier Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center in Martinsburg, WV, with a focus on Aquatic Physical Therapy. Her special interests include post-surgical shoulder and hip, knee, ankle and foot injuries, as well as stabilization, postural and balance activities. Anna is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a clinical instructor for PTA students.  She was recently certified as an LSVT BIG clinician.  

Eric earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from West Virginia University in 2010 and has been with Progressive since October of 2011.  In 2014 he earned his Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, becoming the first in the area to do so.  He has a strong interest in rehabilitation of upper extremity and knee injuries as well as impairments of the cervical spine.  


Eric also has a strong interest in treating the athletic population and has helped many local athletes return to sports.  He is dedicated to continuously improving his skills to serve his patients and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Rick graduated from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA in May 2003. Although Rick traveled to multiple clinical internships throughout northern VA during his education, he is a native of Cumberland with local clinical experience in a variety of settings including acute care, sub-acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics/neurologic, and wound care. Rick's special interest includes the treatment of vertigo and vestibular rehabilitation, Balance/gait dysfuntion, joint replacement and deconditioning associated with multiple medical comorbidity.   Prior to joining Progressive’s Cumberland office in March 2012, Rick worked at Western Maryland Health System’s Physical Therapy Department in Cumberland.

Sara is a 2001 graduate of Allegany College of Maryland’s Physical Therapy Assistant Program. Following graduation, she worked in a local physical therapy clinic, specializing in aquatic therapy and outpatient rehabilitation. Sara joined the staff at Progressive’s Cumberland clinic in October 2009. Her special interest include aquatics, sports related injuries, and post surgical ankle, knee and shoulder injuries. Sara is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a Certified Pool Operator (CPO).

Ashley graduated from Shenandoah University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in August of 2008 and joined Progressive Physical Therapy’s staff in October. She has completed internships throughout Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia with experience in pediatrics, in-patient rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, acute care rehabilitation, women’s health issues, and outpatient rehabilitation.


With training through Herman and Wallace’s Pelvic Institute, Ashley specializes in Women’s Health issues including the treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Ashley is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the Women’s Health section of the APTA.

Kierstin graduated from Shenandoah University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in August 2014. She joins Progressive Physical Therapy following internships at the US Air Force Academy and Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO focusing on both musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation.  She has also obtained her certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency and is currently the Aquatics Director here at Progressive.  


Her other special interests include balance and fall prevention, promoting overall health and wellness in the community, rehabilitation of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries, and improving the quality of life for individuals with a variety of neurological disorders.  Kierstin is a member of the APTA and the aquatic physical therapy section.

Aaron joined the Progressive Physical Therapy team in January of 2020 following 8 years of practice in Raleigh, NC, Pittsburgh, PA and Bedford, PA. He is a graduate of Saint Francis University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, 2012. He and his wife were born and raised in the Cumberland area and have returned to be closer to family and friends. Aaron is excited to be living and working back in his hometown.


Throughout his career he has treated a wide variety of populations and conditions including orthopedic injuries/surgeries, athletes, balance dysfunction, vestibular conditions/dizziness, and conditions of the TMJ. He has a special interest in treating golfers, due his love of the sport. He holds certifications through the Titleist Performance Institute for treatment of golfers with injury and Functional Movement Screening for assessing risk of injury. Aaron is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Matt joined the Progressive Physical Therapy team in June 2017 after 4.5 years of practice in both Columbia, MD and Buffalo, NY.  Matt graduated from the University of Delaware’s Physical Therapy program in 2013 with an interest in orthopedic and sports physical therapy.  Over his career, he has treated the following conditions: neck and back pain, upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand) joint pain, lower extremity (hip, knee, ankle, foot) joint pain, post-operative rehabilitation, dizziness/vertigo, and post-concussion recovery. He has a special interest in working with high school and collegiate athletes, runners, and golfers.  He is certified through the Titleist Performance Institute for screening and rehabilitating golfers with injuries, and he also holds certification in Functional Movement Screens to assess risk for injury with physical activities.  He is a member of the APTA and ACSM. 


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Special Services:

Aquatic Physical Therapy
Functional Capacity Evaluations
Foot Rehab/Orthotics

Functional Dry Needling
Industrial Rehabilitation
Spine Therapy 
Women’s Health Issues

Clerical/Support Staff

Julie Ross, Office Manager

Cindy Pratt, Account Representative

Susanne Conklin, Account Representative

Dawn Bonner, Receptionist/Account Representative

Kelly Mangus, Account Representative

Brenda Leedy, Receptionist

Denise Mantheiy, Physical Therapy Technician

Brittany Lupettie, Physical Therapy Technician

Tonya Scott, Physical Therapy Technician

Nikki Haynal, Receptionist/Clerical Support

Mackenzie Rapson, Receptionist/Clerical Support

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