Our Values

Provide our patient’s with highly skilled therapists and a friendly supportive staff, to ensure the best outcomes for all orthopedic and hand conditions.

ProActive Hand & Physical Therapy’s promise is to make your experience educational, effective and enjoyable by:

  • Giving you a thorough explanation of your condition, which will help you in the process of meeting your goals
  • Evaluating the progress you have made towards your goals before and after each treatment session
  • Providing an environment that allows for additional support and encouragement through patient-to-patient interaction with similar conditions
  • Having a friendly and accommodating staff


ProActive Hand & Physical Therapy provides a team highly qualified staff to give you the highest quality of patient care for all orthopedic and hand related conditions.

Dr. Kara Bartlett, PT, DPT
Dr. Kara Bartlett, PT, DPT
Dr. Kara Bartlett received her BA in psychology from University of Washington in 2012. She worked for the Seattle Public Library system for several years, while also volunteering at various physical therapy clinics to gain experience in the field. She then attended the University of Miami where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2020.

Throughout her time at the University of Miami, Kara had the opportunity to volunteer in diverse settings. One of her favorite experiences was with the Sabrina Cohen Foundation, a nonprofit organization that fosters adaptive fitness and recreational programs for those living with disabilities. Kara helped to assist participants into the ocean using adaptive equipment.

Helping others achieve joy and excitement in an activity that isn’t easily accessible truly reinforced her desire to be in this profession.

After graduation, she began working in the acute care setting in Washington, D.C. She soon realized her passion was in outpatient orthopedics.

In her free time, Kara likes to stay active by spending her free time hiking, working out, and paddle boarding.

Dr. Bret Grebowsky, PT, DPT, CHT
Dr. Bret Grebowsky, PT, DPT, CHT
Dr. Bret Grebowsky received his MPT from Allegheny University of the Health Sciences (Hahnemann University) in 1997, his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 2006, and his Hand Therapist certification in 2007. After graduation, he began his career working in an outpatient orthopedic practice in Rockville, Maryland. He obtained diverse practice experience working part-time seeing patients at home and working in the acute and sub acute departments at Holy Cross Hospital. As a result of these diverse experiences, he has been able to work with patients through all stages of the rehabilitation process.

Dr. Grebowsky’s primary focus is to help people function without pain during daily tasks and to return to specific activities they enjoy. He incorporates a hands-on approach to treating his patients using manual therapy, activity specific exercises and patient education. Dr. Grebowsky feels that an intrinsic part of the rehabilitation process is educating patients concerning their condition, expectations and course of care.

Dr. Grebowsky attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland where he played basketball under legendary coach Morgan Wootten. He then played college basketball at Clarion University and Salisbury State University.

Dr. Grebowsky enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his children’s soccer and basketball teams.

Nicole Caldwell, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN
Nicole Caldwell, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN
Nicole received her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from
the University of Maryland in 2013 and went on to graduate with honors
from University of St Augustine for the Health Sciences in 2015 as a
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). In 2017 she completed a year long
Orthopedic Residency through NxtGen Institute and is now a board
certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) meaning she has
demonstrated experience, knowledge and skill beyond that of an entry
level therapist within orthopedics.

While at the University of St. Augustine, Nicole completed the entire
manual therapy course series, a rigorous, post-graduate level program
to enhance her manual therapy skill set in preparation to achieve her
Manual Therapy Certification (MTC.) She is a Certified Myofascial
Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT/DN) and utilizes dry needling to treat
a variety of musculoskeletal, orthopedic and sports related
conditions. Additionally, Nicole has her Selective Functional Movement
Assessment (SFMA) certification allowing her to treat her patients
with the highest level of knowledge and care through identifying and
correcting abnormal movement patterns. Most recently Nicole completed
her vestibular certification through the American Institute of

In her free time Nicole can be found hanging out with her husband and
White German Shepherd- Blaze, hiking, camping, backingpacking,
competing in Spartan races, and working out.

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