At Healthy Baller, strength and conditioning, sport coaches and sports medicine are all under one roof. This collaborative approach to physical therapy is extremely unique. We follow a patient centered care model: this involves in-house communication as well as outside coordination with physicians, school athletic trainers, sport coaches, and parents. We feel this gives our athletes the best opportunity to return to their sports in a safe and timely manner. Our program rehabilitates, improves, and challenges clients and patients across all levels of the injury spectrum including post-surgical, acute injury, and chronic or long term issues.
We take pride in preparing our athletes during the critical last few months before return to competition after major surgery. Most typical rehab programs fall short here, as they are not equipped to challenge high level athletes and determine their readiness. Our physical therapy program is a true sports medicine practice. It takes place in a gym, amongst athletes, and involves extensive movement and field work. In addition to movement, we put a great deal of emphasis on education in our PT practice. We want our patients to understand what caused an injury and how to prevent reoccurrence.
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Teddy has worked in athletics for over ten years. He has experience with a wide range of ages from youth sports to professional athletes. He was a full time strength and conditioning coach in the Washington D.C. area for four years prior to attending Old Dominion University for physical therapy school. In his undergraduate studies, he worked on the performance staff with the University of Pittsburgh’s football team. He pulls on these experiences every day in his practice.
Teddy’s diverse background in both rehabilitation and high level performance gives him a perspective distinct from other physical therapists. He understands the demands of competitive sports, and is equipped to help athletes recover from injury and return to their sports.
Teddy is committed to a lifelong pursuit of continuing education. This includes writing, speaking, and teaching other professionals on a variety of physical therapy and sports medicine topics. Teddy acts as a consultant for a variety of high school, college, and professional sports programs as well. Teddy is a Washington D.C. native and Walt Whitman High School graduate. He lives in Silver Spring with his wife and two dogs.
Do I need a physician referral for physical therapy?
No, due to newer changes in medical laws, Physical Therapists are trained at a doctoral level and able to evaluate, diagnosis, and treat. We have a relationship with a number of physicians in the area that we can suggest if we determine you may need diagnostic imaging or further treatment. Most injuries don’t ever require a physician intervention or surgery.
Do you take my insurance?
We do not directly bill insurance. We follow a fee-for-service model of physical therapy. At the conclusion of treatment, the patient pays for their services and Healthy Baller Physical Therapy will provide you with reimbursement forms that you would submit to your insurance company on your own. Although we cannot guarantee this, the majority of our patients with out- of- network benefits receive reimbursement.
With the decline in reimbursements, many physical therapists are seeing 2 or 3 patients per hour. By not billing your insurance directly, we are able to provide the best quality care and maintain one-on-one physical therapy. You will not spend any time with “support staff” during your therapy appointment.
Teddy is the man. I struggled going through 5 hamstring pulls in a 4-5 month period and couldn't get right until we started working together. He helped me rehab and I haven't had one hamstring pull since. He will always keep it real with you and advise you on what you should and shouldn't do while rehabbing. His exercises are challenging and he knows what he's doing because he's able to explain exactly how everything will help you. He always checks in on you to see how you're doing and make sure you're doing your exercises. I'd recommend him to anybody I know, best physical therapist I ever met!!