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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
808 Middleford Road, Suites 7 & 8
Seaford, DE 19973
302-629-4024 Toll Free: 800-743-1913 Fax: 302-629-6371
Office Hours:
Monday 8am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 1pm
Wednesday 8am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8am - 5:30pm
Friday 8am - Noon

Tidewater Physical Therapy: Seaford

Our Seaford clinic is located just off Route 13, or Sussex Highway, near the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. It is about 30 minutes from Salisbury, Maryland. Contact Craig Joachimowski, clinical director, for more information.


Craig L. Joachimowski, PT, OCS, CHT

Craig Joachimowski is the clinical director of our Seaford, DE location and he also provides hand therapy support to the Salisbury clinic. He joined Tidewater Physical Therapy in 1993. Craig received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (PT) from University of Delaware and received a Competency in Vestibular Dysfunction from Emory University. He is also an Orthopedic Clinical Specialists (OCS) and a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). As one of the very few therapists with the certifications of OCS and CHT Craig uses a combination of various methods and splinting to treat hand conditions like nerve injuries; tendonitis; post-operative rehabilitation following tendon, artery, and nerve repairs; ligament reconstruction; fractures and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).

Personally, Craig is married to Tracy and has two teenage children. Soccer is a significant component of Craig’s life and he has been a youth soccer coach since he was a junior in college.

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.