“I tell my patients there is hope— I’m there to provide that hope and motivation, 24 hours a day, if needed. I had a client who had suffered from thirty years of chronic pain and she is finally able to cook for her family again, and play tennis for fun. It’s always an intense experience with chronic pain patients, and I feel so lucky to be able to take them to the other side of pain….where there is none.”
Savas brings over 28 years of physical therapy experience to One on One, and holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Arizona School of Health Sciences.
Prior to joining One on One, Savas was the Founder, Director, and Co-owner of Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Center in Timonium Maryland, and Associate Director, Co-owner of Maryland Center for Physical Therapy, and the Physical Performance Institute. Savas designed and implemented clinical and wellness programs for orthopedic populations after visiting and consulting with nationally recognized spine centers including; the San Francisco Spine Institute, and PRIDE Rehabilitation in Dallas, Texas.
Additionally, Savas performed certified peer reviews and independent physical therapy evaluations for regional insurance companies. Savas served as adjunct faculty of the University of Maryland Physical Therapy Department, and clinical instructor of students from physical therapy programs in Maryland, Delaware, and Georgia. Savas also served as physical therapy and ergonomic consultant for the McCormick Spice Company and consultant for the Baltimore School of Arts, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and assists with physical therapy coverage for professional volleyball players of the Atlanta AVP tour.
Within his scope of practice, Savas has advanced training in osteopathic manual therapy, Norwegian-based medical exercise technique, and is a Polestar trained Pilates instructor, which he uses to implement a comprehensive approach to back and orthopedic rehabilitation. He also is certified to perform Trigger Point Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars. Through his extensive experience, Savas has gained a reputation for the successful treatment of the chronic pain population. Savas has been an invited lecturer, speaker, and published author. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Private Practice and Orthopedic sections, and the Pilates Method Alliance. Savas is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher, and is a Polestar trained Pilates Instructor. Savas strongly believes that no one should settle for pain or dysfunction; he motivates and empowers his patients to manage their impairments and take control of their lives.
In times of managed health care, hurried services and crowded waiting rooms, Savas had found that One on One provides him the uninterrupted time with patients that is necessary to provide the best care possible. This environment fosters continuing education, teamwork and problem solving, resulting in excellence in healthcare.