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MB – Maria


Date: August 31, 2022

“The Therapist, Maria, is a highly skilled and educated professional. She is extremely thorough giving excellent and gentle directions . Maria participates in the patient session–not just talks or stands using a computer! Maria is always watching details of each movement and repetition and correcting movements if needed and also gives gentle direction and encouragement. Front desk reception by Joe is beyond expectations. He is always above and beyond helpful, calm, encouraging and PATIENT! Joe is a true team player, always seeing what needs done and jumps to see the front desk runs smoothly! These 2 employees are why I highly recommend OrthoBethesda to everyone! They are the best asset of the practice! Thank you!”

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Maria Balarezo

Maria grew up in Montgomery County. She attended Gaithersburg High School and graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a bachelor’s in Biological Sciences. Maria worked in biomedical research at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and volunteered at the Red Cross in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where she became interested in pursuing a career in Physical Therapy.