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Address: 4940 Hampden Ln, Suite 201,
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Cohen Health and Performance who we are

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Physical therapy and performance training for those that take their health seriously

We believe that all active people deserve the high quality and individually focused care that is typically only reserved for elite athletes. Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals who desire to live an active lifestyle by providing elite level physical therapy and performance training. This means that we treat you as an individual, rather than splitting time between 2-3 patients at one time. This helps you to overcome injury and return to performing at your highest level in the least amount of time!


Dr. Zac began his career working in professional sports. He noticed a large discrepancy between the quality of care that elite athletes receive when compared to the normal active public. This inspired him to create Cohen Health and Performance, a place that treats everyone as if they are a professional athlete!

He graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University in 2011 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). While at Northeastern he worked as a Physical Therapy Graduate Assistant for the New England Patriots, and served as a strength and conditioning coach for Northeastern University athletics.

Prior to moving to Maryland, Zac was a Performance Physical Therapist with EXOS (formerly known as Athletes’ Performance) in Dallas, TX where he treated and trained the world’s most gifted athletes from throughout the NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS, and various Olympic teams.

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Dr. Debra Rios is Vice President of Cohen Health and Performance. She received her Doctorate of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from The University of Texas School of Public Health. She has also been a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) for over 13 years. Dr. Rios has worked in a variety of public health settings and focus areas including worksite wellness, teenage pregnancy prevention, tobacco research/prevention, and obesity prevention.

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Dr. Cody Brown, after overcoming multiple injuries of his own, developed a passion for helping injured athletes reach their goals in both the rehab and performance settings. While overcoming his injuries, he observed differences in the level of care being provided by physical therapists. He soon came to the realization that people often received limited one-on-one time and were not getting the highest level of service they deserved. Wanting to provide people with the best experience and outcomes, he was drawn to practice at Cohen Health and Performance.

Cody played football at Springfield College and was voted as team captain his senior year. After his football career, he remained at Springfield College and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Cody has completed clinical affiliations at Performance Physical Therapy in Wyoming, RI, and Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. While at Champion Sports Medicine, Cody was able to treat many elite level athletes and help them return to optimal performance.

Cody is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Reflecting on his own past injuries, he is driven to deliver the best results possible for every person that he works with.

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Dr. Morgan Vasiliu grew up playing a variety of sports and knew from the time she was in high school that she wanted to work with athletes and athletic populations. During college, Morgan went on to pursue an Athletic Training Certification from Messiah University where she also played field hockey. Wanting to learn more about how to blend the sports & rehab world together, she went on to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The George Washington University.

During her clinical rotations at a variety of sports-specific physical therapy settings, she fell in love with the ability to blend rehab & performance training, but often felt limited by the lack of quality time with patients. She was intrigued by CHP because of the ability to spend one-on-one time with patients, allowing her to achieve the best results possible for them. She now helps patients get back to doing what they love while walking them through the process of achieving lasting results.

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Dr. Sebastian was a Division 1 baseball pitcher until a shoulder injury cut his career short. This led him to discover his passion for helping others recover from injury, and perform the sports and activities they love. His journey began as a baseball coach, private instructor, and performance coach before he decided to pursue a career in physical therapy so that he can best serve athletes of all ages.

Sebastian played baseball at St. Bonaventure University, where he was a conference starter as a freshman. Following his injury and retirement from baseball, Sebastian began coaching and working as a full-time baseball instructor in Ohio. From there, Sebastian had coaching stints in Florida and New York, both as a head coach and pitching coach for middle school and high school athletes. Sebastian completed his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from SUNY Fredonia before attending the University of Rhode Island, where he graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He completed clinical affiliations at Precision Physical Therapy and Performance in Pittsburgh, PA, and at Force Physical Therapy in Miami, FL.  During this time, he focused on baseball training and rehabilitation, and worked with professional baseball and football players, and college athletes preparing for the NFL Combine.

Sebastian is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He uses his blend of knowledge in physical therapy, strength & conditioning, and coaching, to best serve an active population.


Personalized care

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We treat you individually so that you get back to performing the activities you love as quickly as possible. Our physical therapists will never compromise the quality of care that they can deliver by treating multiple patients at the same time. While this is common practice at other physical therapy clinics, this is simply not the CHP way!

State of the art facilitiesCHP is located in downtown Bethesda consisting of a physical therapy
clinic and 3,000 square foot performance training facility.

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Turf running rehab area at Cohen Health and Performance
interior weight room of Cohen Health and Performance
Picture of the inside of the therapy treatment room
Turf running rehab area at Cohen Health and Performance