Our Team Members
Dr. Kirk Conway
Dr. Kirk Conway is a graduate of The University of Maryland at Baltimore’s School of Physical Therapy and has been practicing since 1991 in Calvert County. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the EIM Institute of Health Professions in 2011. Dr. Conway worked to establish the initial Cardiac Rehabilitation Center with Calvert Memorial Hospital. He has performed ergonomic assessments for mid-size manufacturing companies in Calvert County. Dr. Conway has been a guest lecturer for the Southern Maryland Community College’s Physical Therapy Assistant Program. During the last twenty years, Dr. Conway has treated a wide variety of patients with a focus primarily in the outpatient orthopedic population. When he’s not taking care of his patients, he enjoys hiking, weight lifting, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Richard A. Matthews
Dr. Richard A. Matthews is a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2006 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2010 and joined the KConway team shortly thereafter.
Dr. Matthews plans to pursue continuing education in functional capacity evaluation, spinal manipulation, and footwear modification.
Chris Dudley, MPT
Chris Dudley is a licensed physical therapist in the state of Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1996 and his Master of Physical Therapy in 1998 from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He has 19 years of hands-on physical therapy experience and has spent the last 18 in an outpatient setting. Chris has treated a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions and has been the lead therapist of cardiac rehabilitation and amputee programs. Over the last 13 years, he has specialized in treating orthopedic issues with a special interest in pre-operative and post-operative joint replacements, knee conditions, and shoulder dysfunctions.
In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, coaching his children’s youth sports team, playing and listening to music, hiking, mixed martial arts, and cheering on the Washington Redskins, the Washington Wizards, and the Baltimore Orioles.
Margie Ridgely, PT
Margie is a licensed physical therapist and a graduate of Marymount University and University of Maryland-College Park. She holds Master’s degrees in physical therapy and Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor’s in kinesiological sciences. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) via the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
With extensive experience and advanced training in women’s health, geriatrics and home health care, she plans to continue her education by studying advanced techniques in orthopedics, sports medicine and manual therapy.
In her down time, she enjoys cross-training, hiking, outdoor cycling, weight training and walking her dog. An avid sports fan, she cheers her favorite teams including the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens and Maryland Terrapins.
Pamela Vogel, PTA
Pamela Vogel is a physical therapy assistant who attended St. Mary’s College and received her Associate of Arts (AA) degree from Charles County Community College, now the College of Southern Maryland in 1980. Pamela later graduated from Anne Arundel Community College in 2001 with an AA in Applied Science and would receive her physical therapist assistant license shortly thereafter.
She resides in St. Mary’s County since 1977. She is a proud mother of two daughters, one of which holds a doctorate in physical therapy.
Pamela’s hobbies include making beaded jewelry, gardening, dancing, bike riding, reading, kayaking and scuba diving.
Kaula Jacks, Health & Wellness Coordinator
Kaula (known as “Kayla”) is a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2016.
Kaula was born and raised in Calvert County and has a passion for physical, mental, and spiritual health and wellness. As a young, determined, and ambitious wellness coordinator, she plans to increase the overall health and well-being of Calvert County residents through physical fitness, mental health awareness, and spiritual fulfillment.
In her free time, Kaula primarily enjoys playing and coaching basketball, weightlifting, listening to music, and jet skiing.
Shelby N. Rice, Licensed Massage Therapist
Shelby received her education and graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in August, 2001. She is nationally certified and is licensed to practice massage in Maryland. She has been offering massage on a full-time basis since February, 2004.
Shelby is certified in the following modalities:
- Deep Tissue
- Hot Stone
She has also taken additional continuing education courses:
- Introduction to sports massage
- Treatment of low back and hip pain
- Treating headaches and migraines with massage
- Integrative Reflexology for the hands and feet
- Qigong (pronounced chee-gong), an exercise and healing technique developed in China more than 4000 years ago
Shelby combines her knowledge and training to create a unique and personalized session to fulfill each client’s individual needs!