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
Dr. Mike is the Founder of Big League Performance + Rehab, a lifestyle therapy brand. Growing up in New York as young kid, his life was centered around playing sports. Baseball (not lacrosse) was the sport of choice. As a pitcher for his high school team he had aspirations of playing in college and even grander dreams of playing professionally.
Those dreams all seemingly came crashing to a halt his sophomore year of high school when in the middle of throwing a bullpen session a sudden sharp pain in his shoulder prevented him from being able to lift his arm. The result was a torn labrum in his shoulder and a future in question.
Due to the injury he missed the baseball season and had to go to physical therapy for the first time. It was then that his life changed forever. Seeing his own physical therapist work with people such as himself getting them back to doing what they love to do was enough to set Mike off. This is when he fell in love with PT. He ame to the conclusion that if baseball wasn’t going to work out for me, physical therapy would. If I couldn’t make it, I want to help others to make it.
Thanks to his Physical Therapist, he made a triumphant return to the mound and had a successful high school career which lead to successful college baseball career at the University of Scranton while majoring in Exercise Science and later becoming a Physical Therapist.
Thanks to his time at Scranton he was able to spend 2 years working as a strength and conditioning coach in the New York Yankees organization and a spring training with the San Francisco Giants. It was during this time he was exposed to the special treatment that these professional athletes received. Whether it was the extra attention in the weight room, or the extra stretch in the training room, these players were not just another number in the system, they were treated like actual people, This is where the Big League Treatment was born!
Physical Therapy doesn’t have to only be a reactive treatment, its something that can be done proactively. During his time in professional baseball he not only got to work with players who were injured, but also proactively with players that wanted to stay healthy and do what they love for a long time.
From here Mike made it his mission to bring this Big League Treatment to everybody. Professional athletes shouldn’t be the only ones with access to superior care with extra attention to detail. As a result Big League Performance + Rehab was born! No matter whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or someone just trying to keep up with their kids. If you have a body, you’re an athlete and deserve to be treated like one!
- 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
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