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Ryan Lynch

PT, CODN, CCTT

* Certified Cervical Temporomandibular Therapist

* Member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain

* Member of the American Headache Society

* Former APTA Board Member

* Dry Needling Certified

Ryan Lynch culminated his education in physical therapy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. In the subsequent 21 years, he has consistently worked in the physical therapy field in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This experience has afforded him an extensive knowledge of the entire rehabilitation process, from initial injury and hospitalization to full recovery. More recently, Ryan began to specialize in the treatment of TMJ pain. In the past 10 years, he has undergone extensive training in the field of TMD, jaw pain, and cervicogenic headaches, studying directly under the top physical therapists in this specialty.

 

Today, Ryan Lynch is an active member of an elite group of physical therapists who are specialized in the treatment of orofacial and associated cervical pain. With the distinction of CCTT, he is one of only 75 physical therapists in North America who have qualified to specialize, through the PTBCCT (Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics) in this unique area. To maintain this specialization, Ryan is required to consistently take additional coursework and monitor research in the area of TMD treatment. Furthermore, Ryan has the distinction of a certification in orofacial dry needling. While dry needling is an advanced skill in physical therapy, Ryan has achieved accreditation on performing this technique to the neck and face. This high-level training allows an extremely comprehensive approach to treatment of TMD and orofacial pain.

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Brady Baird

PT, DPT

Brady graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance. He went on to earn to his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from South College in Knoxville, Tennessee. Following graduation, he moved to Maryland and has since thrived in the outpatient physical therapy setting. During both his professional schooling and subsequent employment, Brady has undergone extensive training in manual therapy including myofascial release, joint manipulation and soft tissue mobilization. This degree of manual therapy education is remarkably unique in the field of physical therapy and allows an advanced level of patient care. He is most interested in treatment of the spine, TMJ dysfunction and orofacial pain, making him an ideal provider at Lynch Physical Therapy. After extensive hands-on training and TMD literature reviews, Brady has been certified as a Lynch Physical Therapy TMJ Pain Specialist.

When not providing exceptional patient care, Brady enjoys traveling with his wife Katie, playing with his house full of dogs, and attempting to make the perfect shot of espresso.

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Sri Medidhi

PT, DPT

* Dry Needling Certified

Sri Medidhi graduated from one of India’s top universities with a degree in physical therapy, and gained valuable experience working in both hospital and outpatient settings. Driven to further her education, she pursued a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Mississippi College, followed by a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University. Sri's expertise in the field of physical therapy extends beyond traditional techniques and she is certified in dry needling, spinal manipulation, musculoskeletal ultrasound and nasal release, which allows her to provide a holistic approach to wellness and healing. Since 2020, she has focused her attention on treating TMD, headache and concussion patients and is a certified Lynch Physical Therapy TMJ Pain Specialist.


With an extensive understanding of human anatomy and function, Sri is an expert in delivering
personalized treatment plans to individuals seeking to improve their physical health and overall well-being. She is known for her compassionate and attentive approach to treatment, always taking the time to listen to her patients and formulate tailored treatment plans to best suit individual needs.


Away from her profession, Sri enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Her passion for adventure has taken her to various corners of the world, which has helped her to broaden her cultural horizons. She also enjoys staying active through various sports and outdoor activities.

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Lindsey Helms

PTA

Lindsey became interested in the physical therapy field after receiving treatment for a variety of injuries while enlisted in the US Army. After honorably serving her country, she completed her Bachelor's of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland. She then graduated from the CACHE PTA program at AACC, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. During that time she was trained in both the outpatient orthopedic and skilled nursing settings, where she provided exceptional one-on-one care. She initially found Lynch Physical Therapy as a patient, and immediately blending with the staff, seamlessly transitioning to the team of providers. Outside of the office, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two dogs. She also fills her free time with long bike rides and baking.

 

At Lynch Physical Therapy, Lindsey underwent extensive training in the treatment of orofacial and TMJ pain. Under the direct supervision of Ryan Lynch, she mastered her treatment techniques in orofacial pain thorough research reviews, lectures and hands-on competencies. Following hundreds of successful patient treatments, Lindsey earned the certification as a Lynch Physical Therapy TMJ Pain Specialist.

 

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Brian Leimkuhler

PT, DPT

* Dry Needling Certified

Brian earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Lynchburg in 2018. After graduation, he continued his studies and earned his certification in trigger point dry needling as well as multiple functional movement screenings, including SFMA and FMS. He has also taken multiple courses to advance his manual skills and continues to learn through research.  

Brian has experience working with all athletes but specializes in weightlifting and rotational sports. He earned his CSCS and TPI certifications in order to help patients improve their body mechanics and achieve their full potential.

At Lynch Physical Therapy, Brian underwent extensive training in the treatment of orofacial and TMJ pain. Under the direct supervision of Ryan Lynch, he mastered his treatment techniques in orofacial pain through research reviews, lectures and hands-on competencies. Following hundreds of successful patient treatments, Brian earned the certification as a Lynch Physical Therapy TMJ Pain Specialist.

In his free time, Brian can be found on the golf course or reliving his glory days playing slow pitch softball. He also enjoys water activities such as paddle boarding with his family.

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Kyle Jones

PT, DPT

Kyle earned his B.S. in Biology from Mt. St. Mary’s University, then graduated magna cum laude with his A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant. To fulfill his lifelong passion of learning Kyle, then earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Neumann University, graduating summa cum laude. He is a member of the American Academic Physical Therapy Association, in which top students from around the country are handpicked for their academic excellence to help improve the field of physical therapy and is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Kyle has worked and studied with Ryan Lynch for over 8 years in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders, in which they work as a team to bring an individualized, evidence-based treatment approach to their patients. Kyle also has extensive experience treating disorders of the spine, sports related injuries and orthopedic disorders. Currently, he is pursuing his diplomat in clinical electrodiagnostics to become a certified clinical electrophysiologic specialist. He is a lifelong learner and plethora of knowledge on anatomy, contemporary research and most things physical therapy related.

In his free time, Kyle enjoys running, weight training, spending time with his family, and watching both Orioles and Ravens games.

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Cindy Maraj

PTA

Cindy graduated from the CCC Physical Therapist Assistant program and is proud to be a part of the rehabilitative community. She has a strong background in orthopedic care, and uniquely pelvic health.  As a healthcare provider, Cindy is most proud of her patient's compliments describing her as smart, tenacious and compassionate. However, her true specialty is making patients feel comfortable during treatment. She also enjoys academic research and constantly discovering new ways to promote patient healing and wellness. 

She is excited to be a part of Lynch Physical Therapy, where she received expert, hands-on training in the field of TMD and orofacial pain. She utilizes a comprehensive approach to patient care, working collaboratively with her patients and the Lynch Physical Therapy team to achieve positive outcomes. Her certification as a Lynch Physical Therapy TMJ Pain specialist is a direct result of her hard work and dedication to this challenging collection of diagnoses.

In her spare time, she is often in the kitchen  whipping up new recipes or reading. She also enjoys spending quality family-time with her husband and two girls.

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