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“Getting To Know The EasternShore Physical Therapy Staff!” JUSTIN YERKES, PT, DPT

manual therapist certification. He also serves as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students. Justin completed his undergraduate studies at McDaniel College, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education. He played four years onMcDaniel’s football team. After graduation, Justin served as a Physical Education and weightlifting teacher at a high school outside of Baltimore. Justin completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. While at MU, Dr. Yerkes had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica to deliver care to the local population and assist with the opening of a physical therapy clinic. Justin is originally from a small town in Cecil County. He continues to stay active by weightlifting and spending time outdoors. In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, being on the water, fishing and hunting. He and his wife are excited to welcome their first child in July

Justin’s primary focus has been rehabilitation in the outpatient orthopedic setting. He is an active member of the APTA and his interests include manual therapy, treating conditions of the spine, overuse injuries of the weekend warrior and athletes, and improving function across the lifespan. Justin continues to expand his clinical and practical skills by participating in various manual therapy continuing education courses offered through NAIOMT (North American Institute of Manual Therapy) with the intent of completing his



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