Big League’s mission is to be the premier healthcare facility in our neighborhood. We do this by providing a blend of physical therapy and performance training that is individualized to help you perform now and perform for life. We want to help you get out of pain, stay out of pain and achieve your goals. Our one-on-one 60 minute sessions focus on education and movement to make sure we can cater to athletes of all backgrounds- youth to amateur to professional to the weekend warrior alike.
The Big League Promise
Meet our Team
Dr. Mike Yasson
DPT, CSCS, ART
Mike received his Doctor of Physical Therapy honors from the University of Scranton and quickly progressed his professional career in sports & orthopedic rehabilitation at a highly regarded physical therapy center in Washington DC. Prior to his time in PT school, Mike worked as a Strength and Conditioning coach in the New York Yankees organization. It was here he saw the quality of treatment that these professional athletes received. “The Big League Treatment” was something that he had not seen at other gyms or physical therapy clinics. From then on, Mike made it his mission to make sure that everybody had access to this high level of treatment that is typically reserved for the best of the best.
From here, Mike used his high standard of care, attention to detail, and outstanding results to develop the Big League Performance and Rehabilitation model. At the intersection of Physical Therapy and Strength and Conditioning is where Big League Performance and Rehabilitation’s remarkable results lie. The foundation being the importance of movement. His motto being “Movement is Medicine”. This method empowers patients to take control of their own health, rather than rely on medical providers, pills, injections, or unnecessary surgeries.
Mike’s combination of movement based strategies and manual therapy skills form the baseline of what it means to receive “The Big League Treatment”. He uses a mix of Active Release Technique®, joint mobilizations, muscle energy techniques to remove restrictions that are responsible for the pain and disfunction. Once the restrictions have been removed, the tissues realigned and the function restored its time for the strength and conditioning component to play its part.
Not only will the Big League treatment eliminate pain and restore function – we’ll do so while you work at being the athlete you were, are or aspire to be! Mike has had the opportunity to work with and consult on rehabilitation and strength & conditioning programs for the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Broadway performers, as well as other professional, and NCAA athletes. He specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, Active Release Technique, pain management, and sports medicine.
- University of Scranton, Doctorate of Physical Therapy
- University of Scranton, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science
- Certified Active Release Technique (ART)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- Member of American Physical Therapy Association
- Member of NSCA
- Olympic Weightlifting
Dr. Zoë Pond-McPherson
Zoë Pond-McPherson is a lifelong athlete who is passionate about helping people get back to the activities they love. Zoë worked for an investment consulting firm after graduating from Bryn Mawr College. She soon realized that she would much rather work with people than work behind a desk. She spent two years coaching CrossFit in the Philippines before attending The George Washington University, where she graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
During her time at GWU, her team finished in 7th place at the 2018 CrossFit Games. She also received two invitations as an individual to CrossFit Regionals and continues to compete in CrossFit, in the team division and at “sanctional” events. As a former competitive gymnast and collegiate lacrosse player, Zoe saw many injuries that could have been minimized or completely avoided. This gave her the drive to improve the standard of care in physical therapy in order to decrease recovery time so that people can get back to moving the way they would like to.
She believes that this is achieved through an individualized approach to treatment and providing education to her patients in order to enable them to take charge of their health and fitness. She incorporates joint and soft tissue mobilizations, trigger point dry needling, strengthening, and conditioning to decrease pain, restore function, and improve athletic performance.
- George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science, DPT
- Bryn Mawr College, Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics
- Maitland Technique (MT-1 essential peripheral and MT-2 essential spinal)
- Myopain Seminars Dry Needling 1
- CrossFit Gymnastics
- CrossFit Scaling
- Member of APTA
- Member of NSCA
- Olympic Weightlifting