Physical Therapy Facility Coming to Bethesda
Company brings athletic-based approach to rehabilitation
Rehab 2 Perform will open its fourth location in Bethesda in September.
Via Rehab 2 Perform
A shoulder injury sidelined Josh Funk during his sophomore season on the Ohio State University lacrosse team, but his journey through the rehabilitation process helped form the idea behind his physical therapy company Rehab 2 Perform which will open a Bethesda facility this fall.
The first physician suggested surgery for Funk, though a second opinion revealed the world of physical therapy to the former Buckeye. Funk “thrived in a more cohesive medical and fitness environment,” and brought that mindset into the fitness center he opened in Germantown in 2014.
Rehab 2 Perform has expanded to three locations, including two in Frederick County, which will be joined by a Bethesda facility in September.
“Bethesda is just a very appealing place to be,” Funk said. “It gives us reach into D.C., Tysons Corner, potentially all the way to College Park, serving people that are looking for this kind of service. Something that is different than what they might be used to.”
“We’re really excited about another health-related business coming to the community,” Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ginanne Italiano said. “This will add not only to the health industry, but also to the growing aging population that will need this.”
The facility, at 6710A Rockledge Drive in part of the Capital Gateway office campus, will feature 1,000 square feet of turf, along with exercise equipment such as kettle bells and medicine balls, aiding in the company’s image as more of a training center than doctor’s office.
“It’s more of a hybrid environment,” Funk said. “More of a transition from the medical world. Somebody’s injured, they have an overuse injury, they have some kind of trauma, and then we need to make sure that they are prepared for what they would like to do outside of that facility.”
Rehab 2 Perform has physical therapy, sports rehabilitation and wellness services. The company accepts several insurance plans, all listed on its website. Initial evaluations are $145 if choosing to self-pay.
Funk declined to reveal specific financial details, but said customers, staff and revenue numbers have doubled or nearly doubled in each year the company has been in operation. Rehab 2 Perform opened its third location in Mt. Airy in May.
The company was named Frederick Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year in 2017 and Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year in 2018.
Funk said the abundance of high schools and youth sports organizations in the area, as well as the adult sports leagues, made Bethesda a strong choice for the company’s hands-on approach.
“When you looked at some of our other locations, there’s definitely a big emphasis on the community and really us putting our roots into the community, being involved,” Funk said.
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