Dr. Debra Block

Dr. Block always knew that her purpose in life was to help people to improve their lives. After attending the University of Florida and obtaining her B.S. in Psychology, she realized that she wanted to help people improve their health both mentally and physically. She discovered the awesome benefits of Chiropractic care in 1997 while attending Life University in Marietta, Georgia.

Dr. Block received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2001 and went on to develop her own practice within Horizon Healthcare Group in Sandy Springs, Georgia. After practicing in Georgia for two years, Dr. Block decided to return home to Maryland and continue practicing Chiropractic close to her family and friends.

After joining a practice in Laurel, MD and treating patients there for 5 years, Dr. Block decided to open her office in Burtonsville, MD and accomplish her dream of running her own practice and treating patients with the individualized attention and high quality of care that she feels patients deserve and need in this current world of healthcare.

For the entirety of her career, Dr. Block has consistently educated herself on the newest advances in the chiropractic profession as well as the latest developments in patient care. She is certified in the Webster Technique for chiropractic care during pregnancy and is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Dr. Block is also now certified in Dry Needling. Dr. Block’s philosophy is to care for patients in the way that she would want to be cared for. She strives hard every day to be the type of doctor that can give patients the assistance that they are looking for, whether it is with a smile, friendly greeting, courtesy phone call, or a hug, individualized attention is what makes Dr. Block an exemplary doctor and healthcare provider.

The services, attention, and quality of care offered at Block Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center are above and beyond what most patients will find elsewhere.

Dr. Michael Dulski

Dr. Michael Dulski received his undergraduate degree in Biology from LaSalle University. After working in clinical research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and learning to appreciate the importance of health and wellness, Dr. Dulski decided to pursue a doctorate of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Dulski gained extensive experience with infants and toddlers while volunteering with the Vincentian Service Corps. Additionally, while working with The AIDS Resource Foundation in Newark, NJ, he had the opportunity to work with children and with an early intervention team consisting of Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Nurses, and Physical Therapists. He learned the significant importance and beneficial nature of collaborative health care as a result of this experience. Dr. Dulski has over 20 years of clinical experience treating chiropractic patients of all ages with a variety of conditions. Dr. Dulski’s main focus and priority in practice is to encourage and educate patients to reach and exceed their health goals. In order to do this, he uses a range of effective techniques based on the individual needs of the patient. Dr. Dulski is trained in Chiropractic Biophysics, Diversified, Activator, Drop Table, Active Release Technique, Webster, and Extremity adjusting. Block Chiropractic is happy to have Dr. Dulski, aka Dr. Mike as part of our team.

Dr. Shelby Sanko

Dr. Shelby received her undergraduate degree in Healthcare Studies from Saint Francis University. Following her graduation, she attended Northeast College of Health Sciences in order to obtain her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Shelby holds certifications in Nimmo, Foot Levelers, ConnecTx, and is currently completing her certification for Webster Technique in order to offer the highest quality of care to our pregnant patients. Dr. Shelby spent the last 2 years working in Gambrills, MD with a variety of patients including car accident patients, geriatric patients, athletes, wellness patients, pediatric and pregnant patients.
Dr. Shelby grew up swimming and playing water polo competitively from kindergarten through college. She has had the opportunity to coach both over the years and loves the opportunity to help others grow and better themselves in any way possible. Through Chiropractic, Dr. Shelby loves the opportunity to work with her patients as a team to reach their health goals and overall improve their well-being and quality of life. Most importantly, she wants you to feel heard during your care and feel like an equal member of your care plan. She not only cares about your physical health, but your overall well-being and wants you to feel like family when you are being treated at Block Wellness.
When Dr. Shelby is not treating patients you can find her cuddled up on the couch or playing in the backyard with her puppy, Loki. She also enjoys exploring new places and travelling!

Dr. Elizabeth Zou, LAc, OMD

Dr. Zou received her Bachelor’s degree of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) from Hubei University Chinese Medicine in 1989, and received her Master’s degree of Science in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture from Dongguk University of Los Angeles, CA in 2013.

Dr. Zou is both board certified by the state of California and Maryland Acupuncture Boards. She is also certified by NCCAOM for Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She has been in active practice with TCM and practicing Acupuncture for over 20 years.

Dr. Zou specializes in treating symptoms and issues related to: pain management, PMS, migraine headaches, infertility, menstrual disorders, stress, depression, men’s health care, cancer care (including side effects of chemo & radiation), stroke rehabilitation, hypertension, Bell’s Palsy, and Parkinson’s Disease.

Dr. Zou uses specialized Dragon needles (new needles derived from ancient needle methods) for pain relief. This specific needle therapy has many advantages. Dragon needle therapy is significantly effective for joint pain of the neck, shoulders, waist, legs and other body parts, as well as symptoms related to cancerous pain. This special needle therapy requires a high level of practitioner skillfulness.

Betty Chang, LAc, LMT

Betty received her Masters degree in Oriental Medicine, encompassing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, in 2018 from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD. She has been trained in two different types of acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, or medicinal skin scraping, and moxibustion, a form of heat therapy great for blood circulation, boosting the immune system, and energy flow. Her experience of being a massage therapist prior to receiving her acupuncture license has aided her in refining her skills when offering a healing presence and a safe and comforting space for all patients.

Betty has a genuine passion for helping and serving others; and helping them achieve an optimal level of healthy living. She honors every individual coming to seek care, and the treatments are uniquely designed for one’s specific needs. Acupuncture is a natural, safe, and holistic treatment that can support one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual state of being. Oftentimes, Betty integrates her acupuncture and massage skills to give a therapeutic, restorative and effective treatment. She has experience treating many conditions including: body, joint, and nerve pain; acute and chronic fatigue, sleep, digestive, and hormonal issues, including women’s health; as well as emotional imbalances, like anxiety, depression, fear, and worry. Betty’s ultimate goal is to help facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal itself, and for people to feel like themselves again.

Jamila Graham, LMT

Jamila Graham is a graduate of the Potomac Massage Training institute. Board certified and a licensed massage therapist, she is trained in Swedish and deep tissue massage. Jamila is also certified in Massage for the Childbearing Years, which includes pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.

Jamila loves to help her clients relieve stress and achieve relaxation through massage. She provides a safe, calm, and soothing environment. Jamila is an attentive and caring therapist that really listens to her clients. Most of her clients come complaining of tension in their neck and back. She tailors her sessions to meet the clients needs. She uses a combination of Swedish and deep tissue to provide muscle tension relief. Being a Reiki practitioner she also provides her clients with positive healing energy. Jamila believes in everyone needing to take time for themselves to recharge and relax.

Gwen Cook, LMT

Gwen Cook, LMT is a Nationally Certified and State Licensed Massage Therapist. Gwen is extremely compassionate when caring for others, while assisting them in their journey towards better health. Gwen’s main purpose with her work is to educate and empower people to live a pain free and wholesome lifestyle: physically, mentally and spiritually. Gwen’s areas of specialty include: Orthopedic Massage, Oncology Massage, Thai Massage, Prenatal Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Reiki and Chair Massage.

Gwen is a certified Licensed Massage Therapist with her certification from the Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI) and she is licensed by the Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners, with her State of Maryland License (2001). Gwen is also Nationally Licensed from The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) (2001).

Gwen’s love for mankind is diverse, she loves to travel and explore the world. Experiencing art, music, culture, food and different ways of life keep her excited and inspired. Whenever she’s not working or traveling, Gwen likes to spend time with her family of four older sisters, four younger brothers, her parents and plenty of nieces and nephews.

Shari Kornak

Shari joined Block Chiropractic Center at the beginning of February, 2016. She has over 25 years of Administrative experience with the last 11+ years as an Office Manager. The career shift to working in a Chiropractic office is a challenge that Shari welcomes. Having been a chiropractic patient for over 15 years, Shari understands the benefits of rehabilitative services and natural wellness.

In her free time Shari enjoys spending time with family & friends, routing for the Caps & Orioles and reading.

Joanna Quintanilla

Joanna has worked at Block Chiropractic since 2022 while simultaneously attending Howard Community College. Joanna is in her second year studying for a Nursing degree and then she plans to attend a University and receive her Bachelor’s degree and hopes to ultimately pursue a P.A. license and become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys traveling out of the country and spending time with family and friends. Joanna is also fluent in Spanish. Hablo español y estoy aquí para ayudar aquellos que tienen problemas con la barrera del idioma.

Sonia Cosma-Wilbur

Sonia joined Block Chiropractic in April of 2022. She has joined our staff as a receptionist while she pursues a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science. She is also pursuing her 500 hour yoga teacher certification and plans to further her education in alternative medicine. Having explored a variety of wellness practices and therapies, Sonia understands the importance of a holistic approach to health. In her free time Sonia enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring nature, reading, and trying new restaurants.