Dr. Zach Baker, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Area Director / Performance Physical Therapist
Zach was born and raised in Westminster, MD and continues to reside in Carroll County today. He earned his B.S. in Exercise Science from Salisbury University and went on to obtain his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland-Baltimore. At UMB, he was awarded the Robert P. Gordes Award, given to the individual showing excellence in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine in their graduating class. As part of his education, he spent time in Phoenix, AZ at the Fischer Institute, a world-class training facility and rehabilitation center for elite athletes. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.
As a three-sport athlete at South Carroll High School, a series of injuries including two ACL tears and labral and rotator cuff tears to each shoulder sparked his interest in the human body and the sports medicine field. These personal experiences have led to his special interests in knee and shoulder rehabilitation, as he has pioneered our ACL injury prevention and post-op rehab programs at R2P.
Zach remains active today and you can find him participating in local basketball and softball leagues throughout the area. He is also a proud husband and father to his wife, Britt, and two daughters, Reese and Quinn.
Zach currently oversees both our Frederick and Mt. Airy facilities, splitting time between the two with patients.