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406 Marvel Ct
Easton, MD, 21601
United States


A Medicare Certified Rehab Agency Specializing in Orthopedic Physical Therapy


Tidewater Physical Therapy
230 Beiser Boulevard
Dover, DE 19904
800-736-3020 Fax: 410-822-6534
Office Hours:
Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - Noon

Tidewater Physical Therapy: Dover

Our Dover clinic is located off Route 15, or South Saulsbury Road, near Food Lion. The Dover clinic specializes in and offers electromyography and nerve conduction study testing only. Please call 800-736-3020 for more information.


W. James Downs, Jr., PT, DSc, ECS

Jim Downs is the founder, senior partner and CEO of Tidewater Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Associates, PA and its sister company, Tidewater Electromyography (EMG). He founded Tidewater Physical Therapy in 1984 in Easton, MD as a Medicare-certified rehabilitation agency. Today, Tidewater Physical Therapy has grown to 16 outpatient locations across the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (PT) from the Medical College of Virginia and his Doctor of Science in Clinical Electrophysiology (DSc) from Rocky Mountain University. He is Board Certified in Clinical Electrophysiology (ECS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. During his career Jim has held several local and national offices with the American Physical Therapy Association and has served two terms on the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. He has also taught the EMG/Nerve Conduction course work at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for over 20 years and has lectured nationally in the same field. Jim has practiced in the specialty of Clinical Electrophysiology for over 40 years, where his prime interest is in differentiating among peripheral nerve lesions, plexus level lesions and root level lesions, as well as evaluating other neuromuscular involvement, such as generalized peripheral neuropathy, primary muscle disease, myoneural junction deficit and motor neuron involvement. Personally, Jim resides in Easton, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE with his wife and yellow lab. They have one daughter who is a landscape architect.

Richard Read, PT, DSc, ECS

Richard Read provides electromyography and nerve conduction testing in our Dover and Lewes, DE locations. He has been working with Tidewater Physical Therapy since 2005 and has been providing these test procedures in hospitals, private offices and upper extremity hand centers for over 30 years. Rick Received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from East Stroudsburg State College, his post graduate Certification in Physical Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania and his Doctor of Science in Clinical Electrophysiology from Rocky Mountain University. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Associations. He holds active physical therapy licenses in PA, DE, MD and NJ and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, credentialed as an electrophysiologic clinical specialist. His areas of interest include cervical and lumbar nerve root problems as well as upper extremity nerve compression syndromes. He has special interest and significant experience in the assessment of traumatic brachial plexus injuries, particularly as they might relate to motor vehicle “whiplash” injuries and repetitive motion type injuries in the work place. Personally, Rick is married with two children and one grandchild and he resides in Cherry Hill, NJ.