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John Pugh, DPT, ATC, SCS

Co-Owner / Co-Founder

John received his BS in Athletic Training in 2006 from Lenoir-Rhyne College. He then received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Elon University in 2009 and his Board Certification in Sports Physical Therapy in 2014. He is one of only 6 Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialists in the state of Maryland and the only one in Western Maryland. He played collegiate baseball while attending Lenoir-Rhyne and has carried his passion for sports into his physical therapy practice. He uses his expertise in biomechanics, fundamental movement, corrective exercise, and manual therapy to address muscle imbalances, muscle and joint restrictions, as well as strength and motor control deficits to improve human performance. He enjoys working with injured athletes of any age and takes pride in returning them to their sport at a higher level than before. John is also a Certified Athletic Trainer, a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Level 2 Medical Practitioner, and SFMA Certified Level 1 practitioner

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Thomas Burge, MS, CSCS, PES, USAW

Co-Owner / Co-Founder

Thomas received his BS in Exercise Sport Studies and Health Sciences in 2006 from Guilford College. He moved on to earn his Masters of Exercise Science with a focus on Injury Prevention and Human Performance from California University of Pennsylvania in 2008. While attending Guilford college, Thomas was a starter and team captain for the Guilford basketball team who went to the Elite 8, NCAA Division III basketball tournament and finished the season with a 24-5 record. He carried that competitive passion and attitude into his coaching career at multiple gyms in North Carolina, Tennessee, and now Maryland. Education, experience and practice has lead Coach Burge to drill basics in biomechanics, corrective exercise, and fundamental athletic movement to prepare athletes of all ages to get ready for their sport. He believes performance is improved through the process of training and takes pride in getting athletes to perform their best. Thomas holds the Certified Strength and Conditioning Certification through the NSCA, Performance Enhancement Specialist through the NASM and the Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through the USAW.