Chiropractic, physical therapy and rehabilitative services are rendered by Dr. Paul Ettlinger, Dr. Sean Grady, Dr. Sarah Barbee and Dr. Ryan Cappelletti. Physical Medicine (Physiatry) is provided as a courtesy in our office by Dr. Martin Z. Kanner, MD, PA. (please see below)
Paul Ettlinger, DC with PT privileges, is a Baltimore native who actually began his professional career not in medicine, but in music, playing violin with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. After two years with the Symphony -- and repetitive strain injuries from playing his instrument -- Dr. Ettlinger turned his interests to health care and returned home to Baltimore. There, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology from UMBC and then his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College in St. Louis, Missouri. After working as an associate for several years, Dr. Ettlinger opened Health Quest in 1998.
Since then, he has received years of extensive continuing education to reinforce his clinical experience with a wide spectrum of patient conditions, including soft-tissue injuries, neuromusculosketal conditions and lifestyle-related illnesses. His trademark is treating his patients as people, establishing a professional yet compassionate relationship with every one. Most recently, he is completing certification as a whiplash and soft tissue injury specialist through the Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology program at the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.
Dr. Ettlinger lives with his wife, two sons and dogs in Pikesville and looks forward to continue treating the growing population in the area.
Sean Grady, DC with PT privileges, CFMP, DACNB, is a New York native who earned his Bachelor's Degree from Logan College of Chiropractic and his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from New York Chiropractic College. He is also a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and holds the prestigious Diplomate from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB). As a Functional Neurologist, Dr. Grady provides, in simple terms, brain rehab for those suffering from a variety of neurological conditions, including headache, vertigo/dizziness, stroke, neuropathy, concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. He is also certified as a whiplash and soft tissue injury specialist through the Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology program at the Spine Research Institute of San Diego and is pursuing dual Fellowship certification in both Concussion/MTBI and Vestibular Rehabilitation from the American College of Functional Neurology.
Dr. Grady moved to Baltimore with his wife and two daughters to begin his chiropractic career. He joined Health Quest in 2011 after treating patients for several years, including practicing in a clinic in Towson, MD. Dr. Grady looks forward to establishing himself further in the Baltimore community and enjoying crab feasts!
Sarah Barbee, DC with PT privleges, was born and raised in Maryland, attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Catonsville, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences in 2006. Following in her grandfather’s footsteps, Dr. Barbee knew chiropractic was where she had to be. After graduating with honors from New York Chiropractic College (a classmate of Dr. Grady’s), she came back to her roots here in Baltimore. She is a licensed chiropractor with physical therapy privileges in the State of Maryland, joining Health Quest in 2015 after treating patients for five years at a practice on the other side of town.
Dr. Barbee has had extensive continuing education about various treatment techniques, as well as nutrition and other holistic treatments. She is also certified as a whiplash and soft tissue injury specialist through the Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology program at the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.
She brings with her a love of helping patients, focusing on the person rather than the condition, and treating each patient like family. She enjoys living in Baltimore, running and doing yoga in her spare time.
Ryan Cappelletti, DC with PT privileges, CCSP, grew up in Northeast Baltimore and attended Calvert Hall High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1989 and then his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1991 from National College of Chiropractic. He has received certification as a whiplash and soft tissue injury specialist through the Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology program at the Spine Research Institute of San Diego and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner.
Dr. Cappelletti has established a stellar reputation for exceptional care and concern for patients in the Baltimore metro area, treating patients as an associate doctor in several clinics as well as in his own practice for nine years in Bel Air. He brings his expertise in chiropractic, with an emphasis on rehabilitation, to the Health Quest team, and plays a critical role in the expansion of our practice by managing our Towson/Lutherville office.
Dr. Cappelletti enjoys weight lifting, tennis and golf - basically any sport with a ball. Plus, he and his wife are active in their church and stay very busy raising eight (yes, 8) children, so he's got his hands full when he leaves the office, too!
Katharine Sparrazza, DC with PT privileges, is a transplant from Rochester, NY, who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and was a competitive cheerleader at the University of Buffalo. Wanting to further her education, she went on to earn her Doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Sparrazza is also certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling, fascia movement taping (Rocktape), and whole foods nutrition. She adds to her experience with tenure as a personal trainer and working with strength and conditioning coaches.
Dr. Sparrazza moved to Baltimore in the winter of 2016 with her fiance, who is also a chiropractor and from the area. After working as an associate for a practice in White Marsh, Dr. Sparrazza has found a better fit with Health Quest, where she can treat a wide variety of patients using the full range of her rehab expertise.
In her spare time, Dr. Sparrazza likes to work out, knit (yes, knit), travel when possible, and spend time with family and friends. She is excited about getting to know the area and becoming a strong member of the Health Quest team.
Martin Z. Kanner, MD, PA, is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and a Board Certified Physiatrist. Dr. Kanner sees his own patients out of both Health Quest offices one day a week, but is available for Health Quest patients as well.
An honor graduate of Brandeis University with a degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Dr. Kanner received his doctor of medicine degree from West Virginia University. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Kanner is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Kanner established the first private outpatient rehabilitation medicine practice in the Northwest Baltimore area in 1981.
Dr. Kanner served as Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at Northwest Hospital Lifebridge from 1981 through 2005. He is a former adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, with teaching appointments in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology.
In 1984 Dr. Kanner founded the Maryland Society of Orthopedic, Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine Specialists.
Dr. Kanner has received multiple selections by his peers as a “Top Doc” by Baltimore Magazine.