Meet our Easton crew
Meet our Easton crew!
Brian Mielke, PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and the Clinical Director of our Easton Clinic. He specializes in manual therapy of the spine, myofascial release, strain counter-strain, extremity mobilization and sports rehabilitation.
Additional patient care is provided by Jake Cannon, DPT, Eric Nepert PTA, Cynthia Greaves PTA, Josiah Rydstedt PTA and Karen Monteith, PTA.
Office Manager, Donna Warner and Kristin Kiewit greet you with a smile and help you with all of your administrative needs.
Jake Cannon, DPT
Brian Mielke, DPT
Brian Mielke is the Clinical Director of the Easton Clinic. He joined Tidewater Physical Therapy in 2010. Brian received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Brian specializes in manual therapy of the spine, myofascial release, strain counter-strain, extremity mobilization, and sports rehabilitation.
Personally, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Mandi, sons Sam and Jack, and daughters Cameron and Harper. Brian also enjoys spending time outdoors, playing volleyball, and cheering on his favorite sports teams the Baltimore Orioles, the Maryland Terrapins and the Washington Redskins.
W. James Downs, Jr., PT, DSc, ECS
Jim Downs is the Founder, Senior Partner and CEO of Tidewater Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Associates, PA and its sister company, Tidewater Electromyography (EMG). He founded Tidewater Physical Therapy in 1984 in Easton, MD as a Medicare-certified rehabilitation agency.
Today, Tidewater Physical Therapy has grown to 14 outpatient locations across the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (PT) from the Medical College of Virginia and his Doctor of Science in Clinical Electrophysiology (DSc) from Rocky Mountain University. He is Board Certified in Clinical Electrophysiology (ECS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. During his career Jim has held several local and national offices with the American Physical Therapy Association and has served two terms on the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. He has also taught the EMG/Nerve Conduction course work at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for over 40 years and has lectured nationally in the same field. Jim has practiced in the specialty of Clinical Electrophysiology for over 50 years, where his prime interest is in differentiating among peripheral nerve lesions, plexus level lesions and root level lesions, as well as evaluating other neuromuscular involvement, such as generalized peripheral neuropathy, primary muscle disease, myoneural junction deficit and motor neuron involvement. Personally, Jim resides in Rehoboth Beach, DE with his wife and yellow lab. They have one daughter who is a landscape architect.
Craig L. Joachimowski, DPT, ECS, OCS, CHT
Craig Joachimowski is the clinical director of our Seaford, Delaware location and a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Hand Therapist. Craig joined Tidewater Physical Therapy in 1993 after receiving his BS in Physical Therapy from University of Delaware and Competency in Vestibular Dysfunction from Emory University. As one of the very few Therapists with certifications in OCS and CHT, Craig uses specific techniques and splinting to treat hand conditions like nerve injuries; tendinitis; post-operative rehabilitation following tendon, artery and nerve repairs; ligament reconstruction; fractures and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Craig completed his DPT through the College of Saint Scholastica.
Cynthia Greaves, PTA
Karen Monteith, PTA
Eric Nepert, PTA
Josiah Rydstedt, PTA
Our Easton Clinic is conveniently located on Marvel Court, which is just off of Route 50 and Idlewild Avenue. Contact Brian Mielke, Clinical Director for more information.