We Help Get You Back in the Game

At Cohen Health and Performance we help injured athletes get back in the game.

Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals who want to live an active lifestyle by providing elite level physical therapy and empowerment for continued health and wellness. Here at CHP we take your pain and the resulting limitations very seriously. We believe that you should be able to do what you love and continue to be the athlete that you are meant to be.

This is not your run of the mill physical therapy practice! We treat you as an individual, rather than splitting our attention between multiple patients at once. We utilize our beautiful physical therapy clinic and state of the art sports performance facility to help you get better, faster!

If you are an athlete that is in pain, injured or limited from performing at the level that you wish, we are here to help you! Cohen Health & Performance will consistently provide you with the best care possible so that you can get back in the game!

Meet Our Team

Dr. Zachary Cohen PT, DPT, CSCS

Owner, Performance Physical Therapist

Dr. Zachary Cohen is a Physical Therapist and the founder of Cohen Health and Performance. He specializes in treating, as well as training the most active of individuals and high level athletes utilizing a multifaceted approach aimed at not simply restoring function, but optimizing potential. This includes a variety of manual techniques and a movement based methodology to correct not only the source, but the cause of the problem.

Prior to moving to Maryland, Zac was a Performance Physical Therapist with EXOS (formerly known as Athletes' Performance) in Dallas, TX where he treated and trained the world's most gifted athletes from throughout the NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS and various Olympic teams. He graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University in 2011 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While at Northeastern he worked as a Physical Therapy Graduate Assistant for the New England Patriots, and served as a strength and conditioning coach for Northeastern University athletics.

Zac is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is very passionate about using his knowledge and background to help people safely and efficiently bridge the gap from rehab/injury to optimal function and performance.

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First move well, then move often. - Gray Cook

Blog & Video

Are You Missing This During Your Recovery?!

  • by Zac
  • 8th August 2017

Do you feel like you have been in pain far too long? Are you tired of being restricted from performing the activities that you love to do? Do you wonder if there is more that you can be doing to get back to where you want to be? Many times, the answer to the final question is yes. Returning to the activities that you love and eliminating pain is never a simple answer.

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How Well Are You Recovering?

  • by Zac
  • 11th July 2017

Most people understand that exercise is a healthy activity to consistently engage in. Incorporating intense exercise days into your routine adds even more benefit as long as proper recovery is facilitated between these workouts. However, in many situations this is not the case leading to poor performance and increased risk of injury.

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Plantarfascia Pain: More Then Rolling Out on a Tennis Ball!

  • by Zac
  • 23rd June 2017

As the summer begins so does the incidence of plantar fascia pain. Warmer weather often encourages people to begin running outside or increase their running volume. This is a great thing as spending more time outside, away from desks, computers and smart phones is extremely beneficial (see previous blog posts for more info on this!). However, the body is often ill-prepared for running when first jumping back into things.

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Are You Moving Poorly?

  • by Zac
  • 6th June 2017

Do you wake up in the morning feeling stiff? Do you feel that you need to foam roll and stretch prior to all workouts to “loosen up”? Perhaps you are unable to squat, deadlift, perform a pullup or lift something overhead without feeling like you are straining and compensating to do so. Many clinicians will refer to an inefficient or restricted way of moving as a movement dysfunction. However, is there a wrong way to move?

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Standing Desks: What’s The Verdict?

  • by Zac
  • 12th May 2017

Recently many companies have begun paying more attention to the health of their workers, specifically in regards to work station set ups. Great improvements have been made in this area and as such people are implementing standing desks more often. How do you know if a standing desk is right for you?

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What Do You Know About Your Pain?

  • by Zac
  • 28th April 2017

What do you even know about pain?! I am sure that you have experienced physical pain before. Maybe you injured your back lifting weights. Perhaps you hurt you shoulder when playing catch with your kids. You may even have irritated your knee when training for that marathon you are preparing for. However, do you really understand your pain?

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What Seperates CHP from the Rest?

  • Faster Results
    At CHP you are able to get better, faster. We help you do this by addressing the root causes of your injury, rather than simply chase symptoms.
  • Personalized Care
    This is not the standard PT clinic. We treat you individually so that you get the results that you deserve. Our physical therapists will never compromise the quality of care that they can deliver by treating multiple patients at the same time.
  • Athletic Injury Rehabilitation
    Sports injuries require special attention because athletes are required to return to and perform at the highest of levels. Our Physical Therapists have worked with many of the best athletes in the world and want to help you be at your best!
  • Crossfit Athlete Rehabilitation
    Crossfit requires a high level of skill in a variety of movements and exercises. We will help you determine the cause of your limitation and how this may be hindering your performance. This allows you to perform at your highest level without pain.
  • State of the Art Facilities
    We utilize our beautiful physical therapy clinic and 4,000 square foot sports performance facility to help you be at your best.
  • Our Team
    The Physical Therapists at CHP have been entrusted with treating many of the worlds greatest athletes. We utilize experiences like these to get you the results that you deserve.

Client Testimonials

"After playing in the CFL over 10 years I tore my ACL/LCL. I was concerned about how I would get into the best shape possible, and I turned to Zac for rehabilitation. Zac by far was the best PT/trainer I've ever worked with and pushed me to the limit. Zac challenged me by advancing me through innovative training allowing me to return at the highest level I could imagine."

Jamel Richardson
Former NFL and current CFL football player, Grey Cup MVP

"I worked with Zac after my second ACL repair. He allowed me to get back on the field and playing better then I was prior to my injury and sooner then I ever thought possible. I was very nervous to return to play since this was my second ACL tear but he made me feel so confident due to his expertise and dedication to his patients. I wish I had known about Zac before my first injury!"

Division 1 collegiate soccer player

"I tried to work with a 'big chain' PT group following a lower back surgery earlier this year. My time with them felt rushed and transactional and I never fully invested in the process. In contrast, Dr. Cohen is a fantastic PT and really takes the time to create and explain specific plans. His use of video is super easy to follow and he understands the time constraints of a busy lifestyle. Dr. Cohen is patient, professional and I recommend him without reservation."

Active Father of Two

""Dr. Cohen and his staff are outstanding. Very thorough with a great bedside manner, Dr Cohen makes it a priority to fully understand your issue and gives you exercises in the first session to start your road to recovery. He used my phone (with permission) to video me doing the prescribed exercises which is the most helpful method for recalling the process I've ever followed. I've been to many physical therapists, Cohen Health and Performance is the best!""

Avid Runner and Active Mother

Physical therapy too often focuses on temporary relief. Rather than simply treating the source, the cause of pain and sub-optimal performance must be addressed accordingly. - Zachary Cohen

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