Dr. Rosalea Acap Knight, DPT, ATC, CKTP, GTS
Dr. Rosalea Acap Knight is the founder and clinic director of Elite Care Physical Therapy. She began her career as an Athletic Trainer after graduating from Salisbury University’s Athletic Training Program in 2005. She worked as the head athletic trainer to University of Maryland’s Competitive Cheerleading team and as an assistant athletic trainer to University of Maryland’s Football team from 2005-2007.
After furthering her education and graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2010, she worked as a clinic director for outpatient physical therapy clinics all over Maryland. She spent time in Bowie, College Park, and Dunkrik.
In 2014 Elite Care Physical Therapy was established in Deale, MD. Dr Knight is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Athletic Trainers Association, and the Kinesio Taping Association. She is active in her community as a board member of the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Southern High School ICST team, and in the Anne Arundel County Public School STEM program.
In her free time she enjoys boating, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family, especially with her husband and two children.
Valerie Downs, PTA, CKTP, GTS
Valerie Downs has been a Physical Therapist Assistant since graduating with an Associates degree from Anne Arundel Community College’s CACHE Program in 2010. She’s a certified Kinesiotape practitioner, has completed a massage therapy program and loves studying myofascial release techniques. She has worked in outpatient clinics throughout Calvert, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties. For several years she also specialized in aquatic therapy for a variety of patients. She has experience treating general orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, and post surgical patients. She also has treated patients involved with strokes and spinal cord.
In her free time she thoroughly enjoys Maryland life going fishing on the Chesapeake bay, hunting with her husband and is a devoted mother to her two young sons.
Jennifer Gilmore, MPT, GTS
Jennifer Gilmore has been a physical therapist since graduating with a combined B.S./M.S. degree in Physical Therapy in 2000 from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. She has worked in both pediatric and orthopedic settings in physical therapy centers throughout her career.
Jennifer has specialized in women’s health helping patients gain function with urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, coccyx and pelvic floor dysfunction, during pregnancy, post-partum and other conditions. She has taken levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 course work through the Herman and Wallace institute. Jen is also skilled in using a Prometheus biofeedback unit.
Jen has over 6 years experience working with pediatric patients in the home, school, and clinic setting. She has also studied Vestibular Rehab and is able to work with patients suffering from vertigo and balance disorders.
In her free time Jen enjoys spending time traveling and being outdoors, camping and hiking with her husband and 3 children.
Dr. Rachel W. Rosenberger, DPT
Dr. Rachel W Rosenberger began her career after graduating from the University of Maryland College Park in 2014, where she received her B.S. in Kinesiology. She worked as a PT aide for one year in the Odenton/Gambrills area for two outpatient PT companies before moving to Salisbury, MD to further her education. Rachel attended and graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. While in school, she gained experience working in a variety of settings including acute care at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, outpatient-neuro at Anne Arundel Medical Center, and two outpatient orthopedic clinics in the greater Annapolis area. One of her internships was with Elite Care Physical Therapy; she enjoyed her time with us so much, that she came back to begin her career as a physical therapist!
In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, family, and friends hosting game nights and attending various sporting events.
Charles Sclater, MPT, GTS
Charlie graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with his Masters in Physical Therapy Degree in 1997. Since then he has been a practicing physical therapist in 3 states and multiple settings including acute care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation centers, and his favorite, out-patient orthopedics. He has taken extensive continuing education courses in conservative and post-surgical shoulder rehabilitation, knee joint and ACL injury rehabilitation, and evaluation and treatment of temporo-mandibular dysfunction.
Charlie opened and was the sole owner of Bayview Physical Therapy in Chesapeake Beach from 2011-2014. He recently joined Elite Care Physical Therapy in 2017.
When not at the office Charlie enjoys spending time with his family boating, jet skiing, and skiing. An avid soccer coach he enjoys spending time working with kids from 5-18 teaching them the game he has come to love.
Karen Stephens, PTA
Karen is at our Chesapeake Beach location. Karen was born in England and lived in Greece and Italy before settling in the US. She has been a PTA since graduating from Northern Virginia Community College in 2000.
She is a certified Pilates instructor and enjoys incorporating these skills into the outpatient orthopedic setting.
She has 15 years experience in outpatient orthopedics and has recently been working in home health. This has provided her with skills and insight into working with the elderly population.
She is an avid animal lover, enjoys horse riding and likes to explore culturally diverse cuisine in and around the DC area.