Arthritis & Rehabilitation Therapy Services (ARTS) is an established physical therapy practice with special expertise in the treatment of rheumatic and neurologic disorders, along with orthopedic conditions and syndromes. Our licensed therapists believe in a hands-on approach to therapy that assists patients in minimizing pain and achieving their fullest physical capabilities. Our personalized approach to treatment, delivered in a caring environment, attracts patients with a wide range of therapeutic needs.
Physical Therapy Office Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:45 PM Monday – Thursday
Our Wheaton office is in the Westfield North Building across the parking lot from Macy’s.
Parking is free however we do not own the building or parking lot. There are numerous ARA designated spots on the side of the lot nearest to University Blvd.
DIRECTOR OF REHABILITATION Wheaton MD Office
Henry Francis obtained a Bachelor of Science in Health Science in 2010 and later earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013 from Howard University in Washington, DC. It was there that Henry developed a passion to work with patients in the geriatric, chronic pain, and orthopedic populations. During his physical therapy studies, his research project, “Survey of Mississippi National Medical Association and the Jackson, Mississippi General Public’s Knowledge and Perception of the Scope of Physical Therapy Practice”, analyzed physician and public perception of physical therapy. Henry became familiar with Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, P.C. (ARA) while working as a student physical therapist under the mentorship of a physical therapist with the company in Summer 2013. Upon graduation, he received the Lynne Suzonne McClain Memorial Award, an award for students who exemplified excellent professional development. Henry also competed athletically in track and field at his alma mater, Howard University, where he developed an understanding of the proper biomechanics of running.
Henry began his physical therapy career with ARA in Fall 2017 as a staff physical therapist at the Shady Grove location and, in Fall 2020, he became Director of Rehabilitation at the Wheaton location. Throughout his physical therapy career at ARA, Henry has enjoyed the opportunity to serve a multitude of patient populations, including those with orthopedic, arthritic, geriatric, neurological, cardiac, chronic pain, and sports-related conditions. He earned Dry Needling certification from the highly reputable Myopain Seminars, providing specialized treatment of myofascial and sensitization conditions. He has also continued his education through study of various other treatment methods, including treatment of the sacroiliac joint, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, kinesiology taping, Fu Subcutaneous Needling, and Graston technique. As a staff physical therapist and as Director of Rehabilitation at the Wheaton location, he has practiced and encouraged among staff innovation in the care of patients, utilizing a variety of treatment approaches. In his time outside the office, Henry enjoys spending time with his family, playing recreational tennis, and completing yard work.
Henry, my physical therapist, has helped me a great deal, although I am not without pain or some difficulties getting around. When I came in, I was using a cane and I could not bend my left knee. I am now walking without a cane, and bending both knees. I did have a setback during my therapy, but Henry got me through this and answered my many questions. I do think having only one therapist for every session helped me.
Ski injury in 2001, ACL tear – repaired. Two meniscus tears after; two additional surgeries. Released from that P.T. w/o sufficient treatment. Subsequent injuries to right knee; very stiff, with half the range of motion. This current physical therapy seems to be helping tremendously with pain, stiffness and range of motion. Also, much improvement after dry needling with Henry. The staff is knowledgeable and the treatment helps a great deal.
Henry is very thorough. He is actually listening to me. His approach during the session is varied; including exercises, manipulation of the pressure points and other techniques. During falre-ups, I am able to apply the techniques he has taught me to manage the pain. The staff is also thoughtful, professional and caring.
Jethro Mak completed his undergraduate studies at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. He enrolled in WVU Honors College, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology with Summa Cum Laude honors. He later earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. During physical therapy school, Jethro had experiences working in various clinical settings, including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facility. He enjoys working with patients of all ages, as well as a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. Jethro believes it is important to develop customized rehabilitation programs, provide appropriate education, and utilize various treatment techniques to help patients achieve their functional goals and best possible outcomes and prevent future injuries.
As a clinician, he is certified in LSVT BIG, an evidence-based, intensive treatment program which helps people with Parkinson’s disease to improve mobility and activities of daily living. He has also honed his treatment skills through continued education focused in orthopedic physical therapy since joining Arthritis & Rehabilitation Therapy Services.
Jethro grew up in Hong Kong, and is a native speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hiking, playing piano, traveling, and learning different cultures. His personal motto is to “rest in the highest excellence”.
Jethro is an exceptional person! Excellent in his job, and patient with us, good sense of humor and extremely capable! He has helped me a lot!! My quality of life has improved a lot! I am more flexible, have almost no pain and do hundreds of things that were impossible to do before!
Nelly C. (Patient)
I met Jethro when I was in EXTREME PAIN! With a few sessions, he reduced my pain considerably. I felt very comfortable with his therapy.
Back and hip surgeries, osteoporosis, arthritis and scoliosis caused me to have a lot of pain. Since working with Jethro there is a definite increase in my leg strength and improvement in my balance. I can walk further without much pain. The program here is thorough and Jethro is very knowledgeable and caring!
Anne E. (Patient)
Eunice Ahn, PT, DPT, CMTPT
Eunice Ahn is a native of the Montgomery County area. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. During her clinical rotations, she gained experience in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, vestibular rehabilitation, inpatient cardiac rehabilitation, and surgical oncology rehabilitation.
Eunice is skilled in treating a variety of patient populations, including patients suffering from acute and chronic pain conditions, hypermobility syndrome, general orthopedics, post-operative patients, and balance and vestibular disorders. She believes in a holistic approach and will work with her patients to find the root cause of the pain, rather than treat just the symptoms. Eunice has her certification as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT) through Myopain Seminars and uses dry needling in her practice to treat myofascial pain and dysfunction.
Outside of work, Eunice loves to find good eats in the DMV area. She also enjoys working out at the gym and playing with her dogs.
“Eunice prepared me for the surgery with exercises to strengthen the muscles around my knee. Post-surgery I was surprisingly quick to be able to move with confidence. I had a greater range of movement and flexibility. Post-surgery sessions gave me much to work on, which moved the healing and strengthening much further. I am most grateful for her support.”
Kandy H. (Patient)
“I began PT due to back pain from stenosis, I realized this would be ongoing pain and hoped to learn from physical therapy how to manage it, before turning to injections, etc. Eunice explained in detail and worked to help me cope with the issues. I gradually gained confidence and [learned] the best movements to reduce pain. I was encouraged to try various exercises and how to best optimize their effectiveness — without fear! Now I can walk and balance my walking with helpful exercises.”
Anne H. (Patient)
“I was referred by my doctor to address my low back pain. My experience with Eunice has been nothing short of excellent. I have more strength and stamina and confidence about managing my health issue. I would rate her highly qualified, professional, and a great therapist. She gets the highest regard and grade from me. It’s been a true pleasure working with her and after my sessions-I always leave refreshed and with a smile on my face. Kudos to Eunice!”
Yvette B. (Patient)