Greenhouse Wellness and Physical Therapy

Healing with nature’s help and evidence-based physical therapy so you can stay active, healthy, and happy

Evidence indicates that outdoor activity may lead to better sleep, faster healing times, increased socialization, and improved quality of life.

About Us

The mission of Greenhouse Wellness and Physical Therapy is to improve access to nature and “green space” for those who may not be able to safely participate in outdoor activity due to fear, pain, poor balance, and other limitations.

We believe in a well-rounded, holistic approach to caring for others, and that being outdoors can truly enrich one’s well-being. We will accomplish our goals by providing education, wellness services, and one-on-one physical therapy intervention in combination with the healing power of nature to promote optimal wellness and movement.

We are conveniently located in the heart of Fair Hill, Maryland with quick access to Oxford and Landenberg, Pennsylvania, Lincoln University, Elkton and North East, Maryland, and Newark, Delaware.   

Greenhouse Wellness and Physical Therapy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Kristin Jacono / PT, DPT – Provider

Our Specializations

Wellness Services 

  • Support Groups for those with chronic illness
  • Affordable Yoga Classes
  • More to come!
  • Medicare credentialed

Our Space

Our outdoor environment provides an optimal challenge with added health benefits including exposure to natural light to improve mood and decrease stress. 

Physical Therapy

  • One on one outdoor evaluation and therapy sessions with DPT, Kristin Jacono. 
  • Individualized treatment plan to help you return to your goals. 

Book an Appointment

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How It Works

1.

Reach out

Book and appointment or call us.

2.

Evaluation

Review medical history, test muscles, assess balance, observe movement patterns, and discuss goals.

3.

Design a program

We’ll design a client-specific excercise program that helps you achieve your goals.

4.

Transition

Return to your desiered activity so you can remain active, healthy, and happy.

Are you tired of the monotony and confinement of traditional physical therapy sessions? Greenhouse Wellness and Physical Therapy offers a refreshing change by taking patients out of the closed, dark walls of a clinic and into the natural environment. Our location in Elkton, Maryland is in the heart of beautiful Fair Hill. We believe that the natural environment can greatly enhance the recovery process and provide a holistic approach to healing through evidence-based physical therapy interventions.

“Cecil County Public Library's Business Information Center (CCPL BLC) connected me to other professionals with experience in the nonprofit sector, including a local nonprofit consultant who was able to answer questions regarding starting operations even though I did not yet have my determination letter from the IRS. Ellie Jones (CCPL Business & Marketing Specialist) and the BIC have been a steady source of support throughout this entire process!”

– Dr. Kristin Jacono via CCPL Success Stories

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Board of Directors

Bill Kilby

Bill Kilby

Director

Bill has been with the Cecil Land Trust since its inception. He is a dairy farmer in the Colora area. His family farms are under easement with CLT, MET and MALPF.  He has been active in politics and conservation projects. He enjoys reading and minor mountain climbing. “CLT started with the creation of Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program. The Fair Hill Rural Legacy Area seemed to be a real opportunity to fund land preservation in Cecil County so I signed up to help.”

Deanna Smith

Deanna Smith

Secretary

Deanna Smith is a physical therapist with over 20 years of experience providing services in a variety of settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient centers and public schools. She has been published in Physical Therapy Journal, co-authored a competency document with the American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Acute Care, and presented at local educational conferences. Ms. Smith is currently the Director of the PTA Program for Cecil College. She has two children in college, and lives in Rising Sun with her husband and black Labrador Retriever, Murphy. They spend weekends camping, fishing, hiking and all things outdoors. She plans to retire at the beach.

Grace Terry Hiter

Grace Terry Hiter

Vice President

Trustee and Manager of the Patricia du Pont Foundation. Retired Dept. of Army Computer Specialist. Land Preservation advocate. Lifelong horse enthusiast. Enjoys nature and the outdoors.

Scott Sandford

Scott Sandford

Treasurer

Scott Sandford serves as the Financial Officer for Greenhouse Wellness and Physical Therapy. His responsibilities include advisory in financial decisions for the organization and assistance in projections of future activity. He also plays an advisory role in other decisions related to the planning and running of the organization as a financially sustainable endeavour.

Outside of GWPT, Scott is an Associate Principal with ZS Associates, a global management consulting firm focused on life sciences. Within that organization, he focuses on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of research and development teams in the new medicines space. He was formerly an accountant with Deloitte, and maintains an inactive CPA license. Scott holds a BS in Accountancy from the College of New Jersey and an MBA from Duke University.

Outside of work, Scott spends his time with his wife, two young daughters and dog on a farm they moved to during the pandemic. He is (with debatably modest success) learning how to appropriately use a tractor.