Frederick, MD -- Rehab 2 Perform, the award-winning physical therapy and rehabilitation center, has opened its fourth location, and second location in Montgomery County. It’s newest location is in Bethesda, Maryland close to the 270 and 495 spur, as announced by CEO and Founder Dr. Josh Funk.
The Bethesda location joins the likes of Frederick, where R2P began in December 2014, Germantown, which opened in October 2017, and Mt. Airy which opened in May of 2019. R2P4 as Funk likes to call it, will be located in the Capital Gateway Center complex at 6710A Rockledge Drive. The new location shares a building with companies such as IBM, Healthy Directions, Harvey-Cleary Builders, Plumsea Law Group and Urgo Hotels.
Since Funk established his vision of innovative physical therapy and rehabilitation in 2014, R2P has about doubled every year in clients served, staff, and revenue. This leads to R2P’s next phase: serving the Southern Montgomery County and greater DC region.
“Montgomery County is the county in which I was born and raised in and having the opportunity to expand our footprint and increase the amount of people in which we can serve is truly exciting. The DMV is one of the most fitness conscious areas in the country, as evidenced by its #1 ranking in the ACSM’s American Fitness Index, which makes the Bethesda location an ideal site for our fourth location. Additional items, such as a high number of schools, booming youth sports market and a thriving business community, make the decision to bring Rehab 2 Perform to this area of the county a home run.”
R2P4 will be about 4,000 square feet, featuring the hybrid medical and fitness concept, which has become a staple of the environment that Rehab 2 Perform has provided over the years. Funk has a special color scheme too: scarlet and gray to pay homage to “where he first got this idea” as a student-athlete at Ohio State, his alma mater.
“The open-space, hybrid format has been a hallmark of ours and it is something we will continue at future locations. It’s very inviting for clients, is less intimidating than a traditional medical environment and makes it easier for them to engage with multiple members of our team and other clients,” Funk said. “The facility will have all the hallmarks of a Rehab 2 Perform facility: turf, functional fitness equipment, white boards we use from an educational standpoint and a gym “feel” that will best prepare them for life outside of our four walls.”
Dr. Anthony Iannarino, who was Rehab 2 Perform’s first ever Doctor of Physical Therapy student intern, will oversee the Bethesda location in a site director role. Iannarino has been an instrumental part of R2P’s growth in Montgomery County, immersing himself in the local fitness and sports community, as well as spending time as an assistant coach with the Bullis Track team.
“Anthony has been an amazing addition to our team, adding fresh ideas and taking initiative on new programs within our company. His passion towards personal development and mentorship of other team members has been instrumental in our companies continued evolution over these past few years,” Funk said. “He was very forthright about his desire to not only join our team, but positively impact it, during his time as a DPT intern. That drive has been channeled into someone who I feel is not only a leader of our team, but someone who will be a leader in our profession for the years to come.”
Anthony is also very familiar with the greater DC region. He is a resident of DC and currently resides in the Cleveland Park neighborhood with his fiancee Allison.
“It is really exciting for us to be able to introduce our passion for physical therapy, wellness, and our unique service model to new communities. We are proud to be able to serve the Southern Montgomery County community and expand upon the relationships we have established in the northern part of the county,” said Dr. Iannarino. “With a Bethesda location, we are happy to be accessible to clients from Northern Virginia to Silver Spring as well.”
Along with Iannarino, Dr. Tim Bifulco, Matt Cornell and Janay Stackhouse will also work at the Bethesda location.
“Those are people who are experienced members of our team,” said Funk, who will also be sharing time in the Bethesda location. “We want to make sure the people in that new location are bringing the same service, experience and culture that our clients are used to expecting.”
R2P accepts all major medical insurances with physical therapy and sports rehabilitation functioning as its primary services. Funk said R2P has recently added Concussion Rehabilitation and will be expanding in “more preventive and wellness-oriented services” in 2020, as it looks to diversify its portfolio of offerings.
Last year, R2P had a 93 percent Net Promoter Score, which placed it in the upper 5 percent of its industry. R2P was also named Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year in 2018 and ranked No. 233 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 360 Most Entrepreneurial Companies. After being recognized as the Frederick Chamber of Commerce Emerging Small Business of the Year in 2016, R2P turned around in 2017 to win the Frederick Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year (small size).
Funk credits R2P’s success to his loyal staff, the numerous Chamber of Commerce’s along I-270, and mentors Dave Posin and Danny Farrar, both of whom own Soldier Fit.