Tidewater Physical Therapy welcomes new Physical Therapist to Chester location


Tidewater Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Associates P.A. announced that they have hired Brian Prettyman, PT, DPT as their new Clinical Director and Doctor of Physical Therapy at their Chester location.

Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Salisbury University in 2013. Brian gained experience in the field of Physical Therapy, working as a Physical Therapy Technician with Tidewater Physical Therapy, until going back to school to further his career. In 2017, Brian received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

“It is a special sentiment when we can hire one of our previous technicians as a Physical Therapist. Brian teched at both our Easton and St. Michaels clinics. It’s humbling to know that the care we provided to our patients, inspired him to become a physical therapist. We are very optimistic and enthusiastic about the addition of Dr. Prettyman. He is an extremely intelligent and caring individual with an abundance of knowledge and compassion to give to his patients. We know he will be a welcomed addition to our Chester community,” says Jennifer Walter, COO, CFO of Tidewater Physical Therapy.

Brian’s area of interests include manual therapy, multi- trauma therapies, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), balance, pre- and post-operative and joint replacement therapies, sports and orthopedic therapy, and stroke rehabilitation. As well Brian will continue to offer extended hours and aquatic therapy at our Chester clinic.

Brian will provide quality, comprehensive rehabilitation services at our Chester location, located at 800 Abruzzi Drive, Suite E, Chester, MD 21619 To schedule an appointment or evaluation with Brian, please call us at 410-643-7515.

About Tidewater Physical Therapy
Tidewater Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Associates, PA was founded in 1984 under the guidance of Dr. W. James Downs, Jr., PT, DSc, ECS. Downs founded the firm in response to local physicians seeking progressive physical therapy services for patients on the Delmarva Peninsula. Since its foundation, Tidewater Physical Therapy has expanded to 16 locally managed offices. Therapists have continued to increase their certifications and knowledge in many specialty areas to provide for their ever-growing patient population. Tidewater Physical Therapy is now the most widely recognized, highly accredited physical therapy firm on Delmarva, setting the standard for exceptional care in a comfortable, friendly and community-oriented setting. In addition, Tidewater Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Associates is the only certified Medicare Rehabilitation Agency on the Eastern Shore. This classification means our organization is not only credentialed to see Medicare patients, but practices according to a stringent set of operational guidelines, including annual inspections for protection of patients’ rights and safety. For more information about Tidewater Physical Therapy, visit www.tidewaterpt.com or call 410.860.1970.