J.D. Sheppard, PT, DPT, OCS is board-certified in orthopedic physical therapy. He has served on the American Physical Therapy Association of Maryland’s board of directors as the Director of Practice. He began his PT training at Ohio University graduating in 2012. J.D. takes a special interest in treating runners and patients with lower extremity injuries including the foot and ankle. He also treats patients post-concussion.
In addition to being a physical therapist, J.D. is also an avid runner. In high school, he won the Ohio state championship in the 800m before going on to run for Youngstown State University. His love of running continued as a PT. He has taught two continuing education course on running, one for the Ohio Physical Therapy Association. He frequently gives educational talks to the public, having spoken alongside olympians. In 2017, he finished 18th in the Charleston Marathon. In his free time, JD enjoys hiking and backpacking with his dog Scout.