Physical Therapy at Bare Hills

Dave Bender, PT FAAOMPT

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Dave Bender is one of the founding partners of the Institute of Manipulative Physiotherapy and Clinical Training(IMPACT). Through IMPACT, Dave trains with Jim Meadows and some of the other prominent Manual Therapist in North America. Dave teaches advanced clinical reasoning and intervention selection online throughout North America.  Physical Therapy at Bare Hills was founded to provide physical therapy services at the high standards of IMPACT.  He is a fellow with the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists and is Fellowship program director for IMPACT’s Manual Therapy Fellowship Program.

For over 20 years Dave has raced in numerous road races and triathlons. Experiences range from the speedwork of short distance racing, Ironman distance and ultramarathons provides Dave with a unique perspective to the needs of all athletes. Working with the tennis and squash professionals inside Bare Hills Racquet and Fitness Club allows us to provide specialized treatment plans for club and recreational players.

Heather Bennett PT OCS

Heather graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She completed her post professional residency in orthopeadic physical therapy. She is a certified manual therapist with focus in gentle mobilization and joint manipulation. Her practice also includes trigger point dry needling for myofascial pain syndromes.

Dipal Patel PTIMPACT-Logo

Dipal has trained with Jim Meadows and Dave Bender for his entire career. Dipal teaches manual therapy and advanced clinical reasoning in clinical practice to physical therapy students. Working with the  tennis professionals and personal trainers at Bare Hills to provide proper treatment plans and strategies for junior athletes, professionals, and club players. Dipal provides kinesiotaping for patients and athletes as well as those interested in learning how to kinesiotape their own injuries.


Tyler Farmer, Lacrosse Coach, Skills Instructor

Tyler play division II lacrosse for Grand Rapids. He coaches several local for club and school teams. Tyler provider  one on one and group lacrosse training sessions. Areas of focus are skills improvement, speed and agility and injury prevention prevention program.  to schedule a training session or consultation with Tyler call 443-552-3685.

For a lacrosse injury evaluation with the physical therapist call 443-552-3685.