Clinical Team

Selene Quiroga 


Physical Therapist and

Certified Hand Therapist

Dr. Quiroga received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Howard University where she was a member of the College of Allied Health Science National Honor Society. 


Dr. Quiroga joined MOT in 2015. She is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and Kinesio Tape practitioner. In addition to upper extremity treatments, Ms. Quiroga is experienced in treating cervical spine, lumbar spine and lower extremities injuries. She is fluent in Spanish.

Kathryn Nicholson 


Clinical Director

A graduate of the University of Maryland (B.S. Physical Therapy), Ms. Nicholson has specialized in Work Injury for over 20 years.   She has been with MOT since 1996, performing Functional Capacity Evaluations and designing Work Hardening programs.  Ms. Nicholson has completed FCE training with Matheson Education and Training Solutions.  She has expertise with ergonomic/job site analysis having rendered those services for a wide variety of employers including Giant Foods, the FBI, The Washington Times.


Ms. Nicholson has over 25 years of experience working with both neurological and orthopedic conditions, disorders of the upper extremities including multiple fractures, peripheral and upper motor neuron injuries, brain and spinal cord injury, CVA and progressive neurological diseases.

Carolyn Dockins 


Physical Therapist

Ms. Dockins received her Masters from the University of Indianapolis and her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland. She has extensive experience in Work Hardening, Work Conditioning, Functional Capacity Evaluations, manual therapy, ergonomics, balance training

and more as a Chief Physical Therapist.

Roy Velasco 


Physical Therapist

Mr. Velasco is a certified Physical Therapy Assistant with experience with neurological pathologies, gait and balance disorders. He assists patients with correctly completing their programs and provides direct patient care with orthopedic pathologies such as muscle sprains, hip/knee/foot/ankle injuries, cervical and lumbar radiculopathy utilizing modalities, therapeutic exercises and

patient education.

Carlos Serrato

Work Hardening Technician

Mr. Serrato is a licensed Physical Therapist outside of the United States. He specializes in assisting patients with their work simulation activities. Mr. Serrato has experience working with patients with muscular, respiratory and nervous issues.

Christina Peterson

Business Manager

Natalia Fernandez

Administrative Assistant

Zara Naeem

Physical Therapy Technician

Ms. Naeem holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from Towson University. She has experience in assisting Physical Therapists in neurologic, cardiopulmonary, CIPD and oncology rehabilitation at John Hopkins Hospital as well as ICU, stroke and neurological disorders at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She assists the Physical Therapists with evaluation and treatment

of patients.

Cornell Hawkins

Physical Therapy Technician

Mr. Hawkins specializes in assisting patients with their rehab treatments and individualized programs.  He is a Certified Personal Trainer and a member of the International Sports Medicine Association. Mr. Hawkins also specializes in

post-rehabilitation exercise.

Flora Alvarez

Work Hardening Specialist

Ms. Alvarez has over 20 years of experience setting up work simulation activities for patients with a variety of issues and disabilities. Her background allows her to structure custom design programs and ensure that patients meet their improvement goals.

Rosy Espino

Patient Coordinator

Elisandro Ventura

Transportation Technician

Sucely Espino

Account Manager

Lesly Carrillo

Transportation Technician


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