About Us

Our Staff

At Gary Lynch Physical Therapy, delivering quality physical therapy in Forest Hill and the Bel Air area of Maryland, we offer a dedicated staff of professional and experienced physical therapists to treat you.  Our staff includes:


Gary Lynch, PT, ATC, MS

Gary M. Lynch received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1984.

In 1993, he received his Master of Science degree in Physical Education – Biomechanics from the University of Delaware.

He became a Certified Athletic Trainer in 1999.

Gary worked at Union Memorial Sports Medicine Center for 16 years, servicing as the site coordinator for their Bel Air facility for 11 years.

In 2001, he started his private practice in Forest Hill.

Throughout his more than 30 years of practice, Gary has given numerous lectures to health professionals and those interested in his field across the United States. He has been asked by corporations to speak about the proper and most efficient way to use rehabilitation equipment. He has been a speaker at local colleges and universities about physical therapy treatments and techniques.

Gary has also written chapters in health texts concerning the shoulder and elbow, and authored two chapters in the textbook Therapeutic Exercise From Therapy to Practice published in 2011.



Rick Renehan, PT

Rick Renehan attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1987.

He continued his studies at the Medical College of Virginia – Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1990.

He began his physical therapy career at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1992. He moved to private practice in Harford County and accepted a position at Gary Lynch in 2005.

He has a wide range of experience in 24 years of physical therapy including acute care, cardiac rehabilitation, outpatient aquatic therapy and private practice.

He has special training in lymphedema treatment, vestibular treatment, visceral manipulation and craniosacral therapy.

Rick has taken extensive orthopedic courses relating to spinal disorders. He has taken all courses of the Mulligan Concept and plans to sit for certification.



Jennifer Turner, PT, DPT

Jennifer Turner played four years of Division 1 women’s soccer at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

She continued her education at the University of Maryland Baltimore where she obtained her post graduate Doctorate degree in physical therapy.

Jennifer began her career at an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Catonsville prior to moving to Forest Hill.

She joined Gary Lynch in 2009.

During her time in Forest Hill, Jennifer completed coursework through the Institute of Physical Art, Barral Institute, and Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars with an emphasis on manual therapy.



Erin Walls, PT, DPT

Erin Walls attended undergraduate studies for Biology and Psychology at Frostburg University and graduated in 2002.

She decided to further her career by obtaining her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware and graduated in 2007.

Upon graduation, Erin worked in a small outpatient private practice in Jarrettsville prior to accepting a position at Gary Lynch Physical Therapy.

Erin enjoys treating patients of diverse ages and with a variety of diagnoses and strives to broaden her knowledge base through various continuing education classes. This includes manual based coursework through the Institute of Physical Art and the Mulligan Concept.



Joyce Coady, PTA

Joyce Coady received her Associates Degree for Physical Therapy Assistant from Carroll College in 1997, completing her affiliation with Gary Lynch at the Union Memorial Outpatient Center in Bel Air.

She began practicing manual therapy for two years in a private, outpatient clinic in Abingdon, MD.

In 1999, she returned to Union Memorial Sports Medicine as a Physical Therapist Assistant for three years.

She began working at Gary Lynch Physical Therapy in Forest Hill when it started in 2001, which is where she continues to practice.

Joyce has continued her education, taking many courses focused on manual techniques including studies with John F. Barnes, physical therapist developer of the Myofascial Release Approach.

Before beginning her career as a PTA, Joyce helped run a family poultry business in the Baltimore City Markets for 20 years with her husband Dennis.

Joyce’s goals for her patients are the same as her philosophy in life. Take one day at a time, do the best you can each day and only look for the positive things in life.



Trudy Roles, PTA

In 1995, Trudy Roles earned her Physical Therapy Associates degree at Baltimore City Community College.

Her career began at Montebello Hospital which then merged with Kernan Rehabilitation Hospital in 1996. In that facility, Trudy worked on various units including sub-acute, brain injury, and orthopedics.

The majority of her 10 years at Kernan Hospital was on the outpatient orthopedic unit where she treated patients with a variety of diagnoses, including lower extremity amputations, in which she specialized.

Trudy ran the amputee support group at Kernan Hospital for five years.

In 2005, Trudy accepted a position at Gary Lynch Physical Therapy where she enjoys the ability to provide her patients with one on one treatments in this private setting.

She also appreciates the privilege of using the equipment in the Forest Hill Health and Fitness Center to further enhance her patients’ rehabilitation.

Trudy enjoys taking courses to learn new techniques to enhance her therapy skills.