Our Physical Therapist Assistants

Physical Therapist Assistants

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) are licensed professionals who have graduated from the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) educational program. They have participated in extensive classroom and clinical education and hold an Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapy. They have taken and passed the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. PTA licenses must be renewed on a regular basis, with mandatory continuing education as a requirement for renewal. Our PTAs work as a team with our Physical Therapists and under their general direction and supervision.

Holly Newquist, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner, Certified APTA Clinical Instructor

Holly is a native to Annapolis. She graduated from the CACHE Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 2008, and has been with AFPT since. Holly enjoys being in the outpatient orthopedic setting for the variety of treatments there is to offer, and she finds it rewarding and exciting to help patients along their journey of progress.

Aside from physical therapy, Holly enjoys Beach Therapy, nothing like the sound of ocean waves to reset and recharge! Along with traveling to run half marathons (Disney!) playing golf and learning to SUP.

Lauren Guest, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Lauren graduated Magna Cum Laude from Anne Arundel Community College’s CACHE PTA program in May, 2014. As part of her curriculum, she completed a full time rotation in outpatient orthopedics and was a PT Tech at AFPT prior to graduating from the CACHE program. Lauren has experience in both land and aquatic rehabilitation.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys the outdoors, cheering for the Ravens, going to concerts, and spending time with her family and six cats. She is currently training for competitive women’s powerlifting.

Chelsea Williams, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Chelsea is a graduate of the CACHE Physical Therapist Assistant program at Anne Arundel Community College. She worked as a PT Aide for 7 years, and after earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, she decided to return to college to earn her PTA degree. Chelsea loves learning new ways to challenge and problem solve through various injuries and diagnoses. She enjoys embracing and sharing the physical, mental and emotional journey of PT with her patients.

When she isn’t stretching out limbs and correcting posture, Chelsea savors the outdoors and going to the beach.

Debbie Cameron, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

After being a stay at home mom for 13 years, Debbie went back to school and graduated from the CACHE Physical Therapy Assistant Program in 2012. Debbie has a special interest in sports medicine with an emphasis on orthopedics. When Debbie is not working she loves to exercise and physically challenge herself daily. She is an avid jogger, rower and yoga enthusiast.

In her personal life, she loves to read, spend time with her husband and her children, when they are home from college. She is a dog lover with a history of yellow labs in the family. She is currently looking to add a new puppy either through rescue or breeder.