Meet Our Team

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Marina Gray, Office Manager

Marina is office manager at Body Kinetics Rehab. She maintains a friendly and happy environment at the office for patients and employees. She is from  family of teachers and healthcare professionals. She has  Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Interior Design at the Art Institute of Washington in Arlington and a degree from Kiev University of Foreign Languages,  In the past she has worked as Designer, translator/interpreter. She has extensive experience in medical field and has worked in various medical practices.  She is very organized and manages  her duties efficiently. In her free time, she enjoyed hiking, reading, visiting museums, playing with her three cats.

Michael Defosse OTR/L

Michael Defosse, OTR/L

Michael has over 12 years of experience in various settings in health care - including acute care hospitals, long-term acute care settings, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living settings and outpatients settings. He has experience working with patients with a variety of medical conditions and diseases, including CVA and neurological disorders, cardiovascular disorders/diseases, neuro-muscular conditions/diseases, cognitive disorders as well as orthopedic conditions. He has worked with various populations from 3 to 103 Yrs of age. Michael grew up in a military family that moved frequently around the world. In his working professional life, Michael has also lived all over the country. In his free time Michael enjoys traveling, cooking and exercising. 

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Mai-Kristin Duncan, M.S., CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist

 “Maia” earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland and relocated to northern Virginia in 2015. Maia enjoys serving pediatric and adult populations with a variety of needs and diagnoses including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other neurological disorders, dysarthria and oral-motor difficulties, fluency, hearing impaired, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental language delays and parent coaching, articulation and phonological disorders, and pragmatic and receptive-expressive language difficulties. Maia has worked with adults with neurological etiologies in out-patient settings and senior centers and with infants and children in various settings including pediatric hospital, public and private schools, drama/performance approach, and out-patient clinics providing feeding protocols, social skills, and speech-language therapy. Maia is an active, certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a certified provider in Interactive Metronome (IM) and Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, and is trained in PECS and PROMPT Level 1. In her free time, Maia, enjoys spending time with her family and going to movies, concerts, and traveling.  

Carla Maddy, Occupational Therapist

Carla Maddy, B.S., COTA/L

Carla graduated from James Madison University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences. She then completed her Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Carla has experience working with patients with a variety of medical conditions including cerebral palsy, TBI, Down Syndrome, genetic disorders, strokes, and many more. She is especially passionate about working with kids with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. In her free time, Carla enjoys spending time with her husband and playing with her cat. 

Claudia Lopez

Claudia Lopez

Claudia Lopez is Office Manager at Body Kinetics Rehab. She completed her education at Arizona Western College.  She takes pride in helping others. She has strong communication and Interpersonal skills. She is very organized and pays very close attention to details. In her free time she loves to travel and spend time with her fami

Courtney Harbour

Courtney Harbour, M.S., CCC-SLP

Courtney graduated from Howard University with a masters in communication sciences and disorders. She is currently an active, certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Courtney is professional and extremely knowledgeable  in the area of speech and language pathology. She has worked with infants, toddlers, school aged children, and adults in a variety of settings. She is passionate about providing excellent customer service to patients of all ages and, she  strives to be attentive  to the needs of each individual  patient.  Courtney enjoys serving pediatric and adult populations with varying diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, Down’s Syndrome, premature birth, intellectual disability, deaf/hard of hearing, visually impaired,  emotionally disturbed, hyperactivity disorders, and neurological disorders. Courtney is a Georgia native that transplanted to the Virginia area in 2018. She loves exploring the outdoors, attending live music events, and traveling in her spare time. 

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Dr. Jennifer JG Connolly, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Dr. Jennifer Connolly is a licensed behavior analyst, a BCBA-D, and has a doctorate in school psychology. Throughout her career, Dr. Connolly has taught middle school students, and served as a school psychologist, a BCBA for an autism program, a trainer, research analyst and a behavioral and educational consultant. She has worked with teachers, administrators, related service providers and individuals ages 2 to 22, but her real passion is with working with families. Dr. Connolly takes a collaborative approach when providing in-home services in order to create a positive learning environment for the whole family. She uses effective evidence-based interventions to support the individual in growing and reaching his or her true potential. When she is not providing ABA services, Dr. Connolly likes to go hiking with her family, including her dog, Stanley.

Khadija Kokab

Khadija S Kokab, BPT

Khadija graduated with BPT from Gulf Medical University, UAE. She has worked in outpatient/inpatient orthopedic, neurology, pediatric & womens health extensively. She is truly passionate about pediatrics and she loves working with kids and she feels that she can connect with kids effortlessly. Khadija believes in doing the exercises correctly as a slight variation in the starting position of an exercise could result in the recruitment of the muscles that are not being targeted. She likes to spend time in listening to the patients carefully and  attentively to address their needs and to guide them patiently through the correct way of doing their exercises. 

Khadija loves traveling, exploring different cultures, learning different languages and going to amusement parks. 

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Dr. Kavita Arora, Ph.D., MS, OTR/L, MS PT

Dr. Kavita has been an Occupational Therapist since 1981 and a Physical Therapist since 2003. She brings years of experience of working with Pediatrics, Adults, and Geriatrics patients. She has worked with clients of all diagnoses: Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinsonism, Muscular Dystrophies, Low Muscle Tone, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Hand Injuries, Pre and Post Surgical Clients. She is a firm believer in the use of holistic approach when working with clients of all ages and diagnoses. Her Certifications include - Vestibular Rehab, Sensory Integration and Praxis Test Administration and Interpretation, Sensory Processing Disorders, Yoga Instructor for children and adults , Therapeutic Listening, Provider for Astronaut Training, Provider for Interactive Metronome, Management of Feeding Disorders in Children . 

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Vibhakar Karambelkar MSc.PT, DPT

Vibhakar has a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Utica College NY. He has extensive experience of over 25 years in the management of people with orthopedic and neurological conditions of all ages. He is trained in the use of McKenzie treatment method for Lumbar and Cervical impairments. He also has expertise in the management of Vestibular disorders and in the Lee Silverman BIG Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease. Vibhakar is very comfortable in evaluation and management of complex cases with multiple diagnoses, performing assessments for adaptive equipment and in prosthetic and orthotic training across pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. Vibhakar excels in providing the highest level of care through personalized attention in a professional manner. His strength is in building lasting relationships with his patients with attentive listening and educating them in their physical well being to improve their quality of life.  

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