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Have you been wondering if therapy is right for you? To put it simply - therapy is for anyone suffering from pain or limitations in their function. Maybe your lower back hurts. Or the bottom of your feet always seems to bother you. Almost all injuries, no matter the cause - household, recreational, overuse - can be addressed through a therapy program.

Physical Therapy

Every injury is unique, and every person's situation is different. No matter if your goal is to get back on the playing field or recover from surgery, we have the experience and know-how to design the most effective rehabilitation program for you. Our staff of licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants all stay up-to-date on the latest therapy practices and techniques. You can rest assured you're receiving the best care available.


Here are some specific cases where a PT can be especially useful:

  • Post-operative patients who need to regain muscle strength and coordination.
  • Athletes who are recovering from injuries (as well as those trying to prevent injury).
  • Accident victims of car crashes, job-related mishaps, etc.
  • Employees who are returning to work after an injury.
  • People with arthritis who seek pain relief and increased joint motion.
  • Cancer patients who need to increase strength and function.
  • Pregnant women who develop back pain and other muscular or joint problems due to pregnancy.


Physical therapy is all about addressing specific rehabilitation needs. First, we identify the source of limitation or pain, while taking the time to educate you on the diagnosis, prognosis, and plan. Then we develop a customized treatment program where we can work together to restore as much of your function as possible.


  • Acute & Chronic Pain - We strive to minimize or eliminate pain through various techniques. Modalities include electrical stimulation, ultrasound, fluidotherapy, iontophoresis, biofeedback, and hot/cold pack treatments. Manual therapy consists of specialized massage techniques to stretch out connective tissue, muscle, joints, and myofascial planes.

  • Ankle & Foot Rehabilitation - Our therapists have had specialized training and continuing education courses in the management of foot pain to include: Plantar fasciitis, bunions, heel pain, Achilles tendinitis, arch pain, Morton's neuroma, tensynovitis, heel spurs, and compartment syndromes.

  • Balance/Vestibular Therapy - The staff at Rehab 1st has the ability to help those patients suffering from dizziness, vertigo, and balance disorders.

  • Sports Rehabilitation - Sports physical therapy is an area of emphasis at Rehab 1st. We offer services and expertise from pediatric to geriatric sports patients. Specialized training is used to get the athletes returning to play as soon as the healing process allows.

  • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation - we are experts in post-surgery rehabilitation of the back, neck, hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, and wrist and are dedicated to helping patients heal faster and more completely. Our physical therapists work one-on-one with each patient to provide the most effective treatment program possible.

  • Hand and Occupational Therapy - Rehab 1st offers hand and upper extremity rehabilitation to provide necessary treatment when injury or medical conditions result in pain or diminish functionality of the hands, fingers, wrist, forearm, elbow or upper arm. Our occupational therapist is a Certified Hand Therapist, who has received specialized hand training.

    The occupational therapy staff at our office is trained to assist those who have suffered injuries of the hands. Treatments address various conditions including:
         - Fractured bones
         - Carpal tunnel
         - Tendonitis

  • Lymphedema Management - Lymphedema is swelling of a certain area of the body, most often an extremity. This condition may make the extremity feel "heavy", limit ambulation, or development of wounds may occur.

  We can treat:

  • Auto Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Work-related Injuries
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Post-Surgical Rehab
  • Herniated Discs
  • Leg Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Knee & Ankle Injuries
  • Muscle Strains
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tingling or Numbness
  • Balance & Vestibular
  • Pediatric Therapy
  • Lymphemdema
  • Hand Therapy
  • Women's Health
  • and much more!


Location-specific Programs

Massage Therapy

Specific to our Downtown Cumberland Clinic, Massage therapy can be a powerful addition to your healthcare regimen. Massage therapy can be used for a variety of health related purposes, from relaxation, muscle recovery, to pain management. At Rehab 1st, we have taken ultimate relaxation into consideration. The Massage Center at Rehab 1st is the perfect place for you to unwind. Relax. Replenish, Recharge.


Women's Health

Specific to our Downtown Cumberland Clinic, we have a specialized program that is geared to assist women with issues related to urinary incontinence and constipation.


Pediatric Therapy

Specific to our Downtown Cumberland Clinic, Rehab 1st is home to the areas only outpatient therapy clinic offering physical and occupational therapy for pediatric patients.


Our pediatric approach involves the whole family, making rehabilitation enjoyable for the child, while always keeping parents in the loop. We can treat any child from birth to 21 years of age with injuries and/or physical impairments that affect their everyday function and/or ability to keep up with peers, such as;

  • Gross motor delay
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Toe Walking
  • Torticollis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spina bifida
  • Muscle tightness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Lower back pain from injury or poor posture
  • Foot pain from poor biomechanics
  • Sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Fractures


Aquatic Therapy

Specific to our Gaithersburg location, enjoy the benefits of Aquatic Therapy! Our aquatic rehabilitation program consists of supervised exercises performed in the water. Patients can perform each exercise while standing in the water, holding onto the side of the pool or using a flotation device. The water provides a safe and effective method for healing injuries, restoring patient confidence and increasing mobility with each completed exercise.


Benefits of Aquatic Therapy:

  • Warm water facilitates muscle relaxation and increases peripheral circulation.
  • Viscosity of water provides resistance for strength training.
  • Warm water stimulates body awareness, balance, and trunk stability.
  • The reduction of gravitational forces in the pool allows the patient to stand and begin gait training and strengthening exercises.
  • Warm water and buoyancy results in decreased pain sensitivity.
  • Improvement of patient morale and confidence can be established by providing a positive medium in which to function.


Aquatic Rehabilitation may be prescribed specifically for:

  • Low back pain
  • Joint paint from sports or daily repetitive activities
  • Neurological and orthopedic injuries
  • Post-surgical debilitation
  • Muscle weakness secondary to chronic or acute injury or illness.

Cumberland Clinic

157 Baltimore Street

Cumberland, MD 21502


(301) 722-3680


Fax: (301) 722-1139

Frostburg Clinic

225 East Main Street

Frostburg, MD 21532


(301) 689-5233


Fax: (301) 689-5236

Gaithersburg Clinic

201 Russell Avenue

Gaithersburg, MD 20877


(301) 987-6170


Fax: (301) 987-6196


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