Now offering Physical Therapy on-site!
Performance based Physical Therapy for athletes and active adults.
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.
Physical Therapy Services Offered:
- Trigger point dry-needling
- Blow flow restriction rehabilitation
- Muscle force evaluation testing with a handheld dynamometer
- Muscle temperature evaluation
- Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
- Postural Restoration centered treatment
- Comprehensive biomechanics evaluation
- Movement screening
- Post surgical rehabilitation
- Return to sport rehabilitation
- Injury prevention screening and training
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.
Dr. Teddy Willsey,
Director of Healthy Baller Sports Medicine
Teddy has been working with athletes since 2008. He first got into the strength and conditioning field working with the University of Pittsburgh’s football team. Teddy worked as a strength and conditioning coach in the Washington, DC area for almost 4 years before going back to school for Physical Therapy.
As both a Physical Therapist and strength and conditioning coach, Teddy works with athletes in a variety of different capacities, from individual rehab and conditioning to team training. Teddy has assumed many roles in the strength and conditioning field, such as coaching at camps, combines, and team programs. To say he leads an active lifestyle would be an understatement he is an avid exerciser and a competitive powerlifter.
Dr. Wesley Wang, Lead Physical Therapist
Dr. Wesley Wang received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in Manchester, NH and received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland College Park. Wesley has a passion for rehabbing athletes and active adults as he has personally has suffered two ACL tears from playing basketball.
Wesley has worked with athletes and active adults of varying ages and skill levels. His core treatment philosophy centers around movement, strengthening and patient education. He develops individualized treatment plans and strives to empower his patients, giving them the necessary tools to get back to their respective sports and daily activities.
In his spare time, Wesley enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing and coaching sports as well as serving at his local church. Wesley was born and raised locally, he attended Thomas S. Wootton high school. He currently resides in Gaithersburg, MD with his wife.
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!!