Bailey Sports Performance and Physical Therapy is a cash-based, sports performance and physical therapy practice. I provide movement and balance assessments and orthopedic, physical therapy services to athletes who want to enhance their athletic performance or are experiencing functional or performance loss due to pain or injury.
No prescription, No problem. Ohio is a Physical Therapy Direct Access state.
Physical therapists are proven to be leaders in neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation. After performing a comprehensive evaluation and identifying the root cause of your pain, a treatment plan will be established.
My approach to treatment identifies the root cause of your pain or dysfunction quickly. This enables me to establish a focused treatment plan which will facilitate a more timely recovery and return to your sport or prior activity level.
Treatment plans often include one or more of the following: prescriptive exercise, spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, spinal and/or joint stabilization exercises and dry needling.
Please see My Approach to Physical Therapy Treatment Section for more details
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a series of movements used to identify an athlete's asymmetries which result in functional movement deficiencies.
The Y Balance Assessment for the Lower and Upper Extremities tests the athlete's strength, stability and balance in various directions.
These tests aim to identify imbalances in mobility, stability, motor control and strength during fundamental movement patterns and single limb reaching. These movement patterns are designed to place the athlete in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized.
Once these deficiencies have been identified, a program of corrective exercises is then developed with the goal of enhancing athletic performance and lowering the athlete's risk of musculoskeletal injury.
Please see My Approach to Athletic Performance Enhancement Section for more details
Daemen College – Fellowship Program in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, December 2015
Daemon College - Master of Science - Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, December 2015
Chatham University – Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2010
Ohio University – Master of Physical Therapy, June 2000
Ohio University – Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, June 1997; Summa Cum Laude
Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board license number: PT 9053
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
Certified Integrated Dry Needling
Conditions Commonly Treated
This includes hands-on mobilization and/or manipulation of connective tissues or joints. Manual Therapy is defined as "application of an accurately determined and specifically directed manual force to the body, in order to improve mobility in areas that are restricted; in joints, in connective tissues or in skeletal muscles." Skilled manual therapy techniques can make immediate improvements in pain and mobility creating an opportunity for greater movement, strength gains and healing response.
Therapeutic exercise is an integral piece of treatment. While manual therapy techniques provide a window of opportunity with improved pain and range of motion, it is therapeutic exercise that utilizes that opportunity to regain strength, speed healing and resolve harmful movement compensations that have developed. Ultimately, movement is the best medicine for most orthopedic ailments.
Dry Needling or intramuscular therapy is a technique designed to help treat musculoskeletal or myofascial pain. It involves inserting a small needle into specific areas called "trigger points". These "trigger points" are tender, irritable spots of fascia and muscles and are palpable nodules in tight bands of connective tissue. Dry needling is different from acupuncture. Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine and uses "meridians" to guide treatment. Dry needling uses trigger points to guide treatment and the trigger points are not associated with organ systems or "chi".
The FMS is a tool used to identify compensatory movement patterns that are indicative of increased risk of injury and inefficient movement which causes reduced athletic performance. The FMS aims to identify imbalances in mobility and stability during seven fundamental movement patterns. These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic locomotor, manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized.
Once the imbalances or deficiencies in movement are diagnosed, corrective exercises are given to the athlete. The corrective exercises may include stretches and/or joint mobilizations to promote better range of motion of specific joints, strengthening exercises to increase power through the joint's range of motion and/or core and joint stabilization exercises to enhance force transfer and efficiency from the muscles generating the power through the trunk to the limb.
Upon completion of the FMS, an individualized report will be generated and emailed to each athlete. If deficits in the athlete's strength, stability and/or balance are revealed, a series of corrective exercises will be prescribed.
The YBT Lower and Upper Extremity Tests are used to assess an athlete's risk of injury. It tests an athlete's dynamic stability and balance. The YBT requires the athlete to balance on one leg or one arm while in a pushup position while simultaneously reaching as far as possible with the other leg or arm in three separate directions: anterior, posterolateral, and posteromedial. These tests measure the athlete’s strength, stability and balance in various directions. Balance, otherwise known as ‘postural control’, can be defined statically as the ability to maintain a base of support with minimal movement, and dynamically as the ability to perform a task while maintaining a stable position. In a chaotic sporting environment, the ability to maintain a stable position is vital not only for successful application of the skill, but to also reduce the likelihood of injury.
Upon completion of the YBT Tests, an individualized report will be generated and emailed to each athlete. If deficits in the athlete's strength, stability and/or balance are revealed, a series of corrective exercises will be prescribed.
Recent changes in most health insurance plans, such as high physical therapy co-pays and high deductibles, have made it more expensive to use insurance for some services like physical therapy for the following reasons: 1) Insurance companies dictate or strongly influence the type of treatment patients receive from "in-network" providers. 2) Due to progressively worsening reimbursement rates and pressure from insurance companies, the PTs at "in-network" clinics often treat more than one patient at a time or delegate portions of the treatment to supportive staff. 3) Many "in-network" clinics use physical therapy assistants or technicians to provide much of the patient care and require the patient to attend 3 times/week for 4-6 weeks.
At Bailey Sports Performance and Physical Therapy, each patient receives one-on-one, hands-on treatment from a Doctor of Physical Therapy at every session. The plan of care for more involves 1-2 sessions/week and most get better within 3-4 weeks.
Bailey Sports Performance and Physical Therapy is not "in network" with any insurances and does not have a relationship with Medicare or Medicaid. Payment will be collected on each date of service.
Upon request, receipts can be provided that include the necessary codes and information to send "self claims" to your insurance company for possible partial reimbursement or so it can be applied toward your deductible. You will need to contact your health insurance company directly to determine if this is an option for you.
Physical Therapy Rates
Medina County or Velocity Sports (North Canton) $135 for the 1st visit
$120 for each additional visit
Summit, Cuyahoga, Stark and Lorain Counties $150/visit
Functional Movement Screen and Y Balance Test Rates
Functional Movement Screen $75
Y Balance Tests - Lower and Upper $75
Functional Movement Screen and Y Balance Tests $135
We accept cash, all major credit cards, HSA and FSA.
For physical therapy treatment, please download and complete the first three forms and scan and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax them to 330-319-8287 prior to your first visit.
For Functional Movement Screen and/or Y Balance Assessment, please download and complete the last form and scan and email it to email@example.com or fax it to 330-319-8287 prior to your test.
If you are under the age of 18 years old, your parent's or guardian's signature is required on the Physical Therapy Evaluation and Patient Release and the FMS and Y Balance Assessment Informed Consent forms.