What is Structural Elements?
(se)™ is a fusion of bio mechanically based structural bodywork and the use of acupuncture/ dry needling. This synthesis manifests as a highly effective clinical modality used to normalize connective tissue irregularities that develop during abnormal strain.
Douglas Bertram, L.Ac., MTCM
Founder and Licensed Acupuncturist
Douglas is the owner of Structural Elements™. He has been assessing and treating orthopedic disorders for the past fifteen years. He completed a four-year medical program in Traditional Eastern Medicine at Five Branches University, in Santa Cruz, California in order to become a Nationally Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from the NCCAOM and a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Maryland.
Douglas started his career as a massage therapist and subsequently studied first hand with the developers of several modalities including Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and Neuro-Energetic Release. His extensive training in structural bodywork led him to Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where he earned his B.A. in Contemplative Psychology. Douglas has practiced in multiple clinical settings throughout the United States treating along side Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, and Chiropractors.
In addition to his private practice, Douglas is the founder of Structural Elements Franchising, LLC. When away from the clinic you can find him out on the road training, as he is a 3 x Ironman Triathlete and has completed numerous Ultramarathons of 50 and 100 mile distances. Whether you are an elite athlete or suffer from chronic pain, Douglas takes the same great pride in working with all populations.
Jason Knicley, PT, DPT, MTC, CDNT
Jason attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he earned his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. He then attended the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences where he graduated with honors in 2010 with his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.
Jason is a highly accomplished physical therapist specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine with an emphasis in manual therapy and advanced manipulation of the spine and extremities. He holds an advanced Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) and is a Certified Dry Needling Therapist (CDNT) through the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments. Furthermore, Jason is a certified Graston clinician, treating and healing soft tissue impairments and is a level one certified medical professional through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), that looks at how to increase player performance through a deep understanding of how the body functions during the golf swing.
Prior to joining Structural Elements, Jason was a clinic director at an outpatient orthopedic private practice in Baltimore, Maryland. When away from the clinic, Jason is a passionate sports fan and in his free time enjoys, spending time with his family and friends, traveling, working out, running, golfing, and playing soccer.
Brad Dodson, PT, DPT, CSCS
Brad earned his Bachelors degree in exercise science from the University of Delaware. He then went on to graduate from West Virginia University in 2012 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Brad started his therapy career working in outpatient physical therapy clinics within the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. He has pursued further training in manual therapy with courses focusing on joint manipulation and soft tissue healing and restoration, including a certification in dry needling.
Brad has a long history as an athlete, with a primary focus and interest in endurance sports, specifically running and road cycling. This passion led to pursuing a certification as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and developing a skill set to assist injured runners return to healthy running and accomplish their goals. Working at Structural Elements™ has given Brad the freedom to integrate all aspects of care into each treatment. He is passionate about helping elite athletes perform at their peak as well as help individuals who are just starting out.
David Everhart, PTA, LMT
David has been working with orthopedic injury and wellness for over 15 years. He began his studies at the University of Maryland and later he earned his Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Carroll Community College. His work as a PTA has allowed him to work alongside some of the best in orthopedic rehabilitation and sports injury management. David went on to study at the Central Maryland School of Massage to give him the freedom to work with patients in a preventative and holistic capacity. Blending his years of professional experience with his passion for athletics and sports injury management, David was a natural fit to join the Structural Elements™ team.
Erin Mozingo, LMT
Erin is passionate about integrating her knowledge of the human body with her ability to help others create and sustain a healthy lifestyle. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from James Madison University and her Massage Certification from the Central Maryland School of Massage in Frederick, MD.
After suffering several sports injuries, Erin was introduced to physical therapy as a patient. She decided she wanted to pursue a career in a similar field to help individuals work through similar sports related injuries. She worked alongside the Strength & Conditioning coach, Greg Werner, at James Madison and experienced the rigor of training college athletes. Erin also completed a 500 hours internship in a physical therapy clinic. She later worked as a fitness trainer at Planet Fitness.
Erin’s personal knowledge of athletics, combined with her training in Structural Elements™ allow her to successfully improve performance and sports related injury. When away from the clinic, Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and staying fit.