Structural Elements® Frederick is an orthopedic wellness clinic located in Southern Frederick County that focuses on delivering treatment engineered to speed healing, decrease pain, improve athletic performance and overall wellness.
Jason Knicley partnered with Douglas Bertram in 2015 and has been working at the flagship location in Hagerstown, MD. Jason has now opened his own clinic to provide Frederick County with the unique proprietary treatment approach of (se)®. The clinic includes four treatment rooms, an exercise lab and a specialty retail storefront. (se)® is not just a treatment approach - it's a movement dedicated to helping you achieve your personal best.
Jason Knicley, PT, DPT, MTC, CDNT
CCO, Licensed Physical Therapist, (se)® Therapist, and (se)® Micro Franchisee
Jason attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. He then attended the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences where he graduated with honors in 2010 with his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.
Jason is a highly accomplished physical therapist specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine with an emphasis in manual therapy and advanced manipulation of the spine and extremities. He holds an advanced Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) and is a Certified Dry Needling Therapist (CDNT) through the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments. Furthermore, Jason is a certified Graston clinician, treating and healing soft tissue impairments and is a level one certified medical professional through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), which looks at how to increase player performance through a deep understanding of how the body functions during the golf swing.
Prior to joining Structural Elements®, Jason was a clinic director at an outpatient orthopedic private practice in Baltimore, Maryland. When away from the clinic, Jason is a passionate sports fan and in his free time enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, working out, running, golfing and playing soccer.
Chuck Gibbs, - DACM, L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist, (se)® Therapist, and (se)® Micro Franchisee
In 2001, Dr. Charles (Chuck) Gibbs began practicing acupuncture in Nashville, TN after receiving a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Samra University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. In that same year he finished a 300-hour post-graduate certification course in Acupuncture Orthopedics from Dr. Hua Gu, an orthopedic surgeon and acupuncturist, at the American Acupuncture Academy, which included a 2-week externship in Beijing, China.
From 2012-2013 Dr. Gibbs studied Medical Qigong under J. Michael Wood at 5 Virtues Medical Qigong, and in 2020 he received a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degree from Pacific College of Health and Science with an emphasis in Integrative Medicine. Nowadays, Dr. Gibbs has decided to concentrate his practice solely on sports medicine and orthopedics. Holding a Master’s Degree in Sport Science and Rehabilitation at Logan University, Dr. Gibbs is passionate about helping athletes of all skill levels return to the sport they love to play. Dr. Gibbs truly believes that the Structural Elements® treatment approach and methodologies are the best way to achieve that goal.
Brian Hanlon, D.Ac., L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist and (se)® Network Provider
Doctor Brian C. Hanlon D.Ac, L.Ac., began his acupuncture journey as a result of a significant traffic accident, he had suffered injuries to his ankle and spine that ended his supply chain career. Western medicine reached the limit of what it could do for him, without more surgeries and endless pharmaceuticals.
Acupuncture helped him recover to a medication free, functional level and to feel hopeful about finding a new path in life. It was on an acupuncturist’s table that it occurred to him he had a calling to acupuncture. He asked her if she thought he could be an Acupuncturist and she didn’t hesitate to say, “Yes, you definitely could do Acupuncture” which surprised him.
He researched acupuncture schools and chose the Maryland University of Integrative Health, one of only three accredited acupuncture schools in the United States. In his 2500 clinical hours at school, he found a strong connection to treating patients suffering pain, stress, and anxiety of all kinds. In the course of this study he found an affinity for treating chronic drug resistant pain (CDRP) and Chinese medical obstetrics, particularly postpartum care which is virtually non-existent in western care.
Doctor Hanlon, shares a holistic philosophy that blends well with Structural Elements® integrative approach to treatment and restoring health which depends profoundly on tailoring treatment to the individual’s body, mind, spirit, and energy. He is deeply honored to join the Structural Elements® team and serve the greater Frederick Maryland community.
Brian has studied martial arts since the age of fourteen. He currently holds the second teaching license in Shinto Muso Ryu Chambers-Ha, Second Degree black belt in Tang Soo Do Karate and Jujitsu, a first degree black belt in Snow Tiger Gung Fu, and has practiced medical Qi Gong since beginning acupuncture school.
Rachel Taylor, LMT, MMT, CERA
Licensed Massage Therapist, (se)® DTR Therapist
Rachel attended the State University of Morrisville, NY. Upon graduating in 2015 with her Bachelor’s degree in Equine Rehabilitation and Conditioning, she became an Equine Surgical Technician for the horse hospital, Rhinebeck Equine, in Dutchess County, NY. After a year of working with their sports medicine veterinarians and surgeons, Rachel left to start her own business as an Equine Rehabilitation Specialist after graduating from The Animal Rehab Institute of Florida.
Since then, Rachel has attended and graduated from the Potomac Massage Training Institute of Silver Springs, MD, in 2020. Her focus and subsequent certifications include medical massage therapy and sports massage, specializing in chronic pain, pre and post-surgical, and athletic injury. Her approach is functional in scope with deep tissue and mobilization techniques, not relaxation-based.
Rachel continues providing bodywork to dogs and bodywork and exercise rehabilitation to horses. Her free time is usually spent with her husband and young daughter out on adventures, both domestic and wild. She is a fitness enthusiast, getting her exercise from weight lifting, horseback riding, hiking, and chasing her daughter and Australian Shepherd around.
I have been getting massages for years, seen chiropractors and physical therapists for my back pain and have never felt better than I do after a treatment from Jason! He has such a unique way of working on the body as a whole. He assesses you from head to toe and finds exactly where tension/pain is coming from and treats it with a variety of methods all within one session, leaving you feeling amazing. I felt a significant difference after just my first treatment and now I’m addicted!
I cannot recommend Jason at Structural Elements in Urbana enough. The hands-on, full body treatment approach that he uses for my hour long appointments is unlike any physical therapy you will receive anywhere else. The combination of dry needling, massage and manual manipulation that he preforms at each visit is the greatest investment in your health that you can make. Even without taking insurance, it ends up costing less than traditional physical therapy would because I don’t have to go as often and have gotten much faster results. I’ve even gone in for treatment when I’m suffering from a migraine or vertigo and he’s eliminated those symptoms as well
Structural Elements® and Dr. Joni Chapman are amazing! I have been in chronic pain for decades and the work that she does is helping! I’m back to working out 4-6 days a week…for the first time in 2 years! And, they do so much to help in multiple ways. Orthotics, health wellness, and more!
Best place ever! Always the reset I need to stay active and never fails to make my body feel better. Always my go to for sports injuries!
Great experience at Structural Elements® Being a pediatric dentist, my body gets bent out of shape in a lot of different ways. Jason has a unique individualized approach to treatment, using a combination of different treatment options to address my area of concern AND the overall body. I love the exercise recommendations/education at the end of the visit. Highly recommend!
I have been dealing with hip pain for over a year. After not having any real “diagnosis” and spending a ton of time and money working with other professionals with little to no relief, I was thankful to find Jason. After just two treatments my relief was almost 100%, and by the third treatment I had no pain at all. I am a professional horse trainer so it is imperative that my body be functional for my day to day job. Jason is my savior!! Highly recommend him!!!
Structural Elements® works with local businesses, schools and teams to develop meaningful relationships. We love to create educational opportunities, incentives and mutually beneficial programs that will keep our Community Partners healthy and performing at the top of their game. If you are a business owner or director of an athletic program, we would love to discuss how we could work together. For more information, contact us.