History of Maximum Performance Physical Therapy
Maximum Performance Physical Therapy was founded in 2002 by Thomas Yates and Jon Waxham. Tom and Jon had met while attending The University of Maryland, Baltimore’s physical therapy program in the mid 1990’s. Upon graduation both accepted positions working as physical therapists in a large corporate setting in the Baltimore-Washington area. After a few years they realized their current work setting was unfulfilling. They desired to have a larger impact on the communities that they worked in. It was this desire that led to the creation of Maximum Performance Physical Therapy.
In early 2003 they opened the doors to their location in Laurel, Maryland. With a renewed focus to reach out into the community, and with tremendous support from the medical community in Laurel, Maximum Performance Physical Therapy grew rapidly. The practice expanded twice within the first year to accommodate the need for more space to serve the growing number of patients. In addition the company was able to add several key staff members who shared in the founders’ ideas of patient first care, and service to the community. Proudly all of those staff members remain with the company currently.
Over the years, the Laurel location has continued to grow thanks to the generosity of the medical community around Laurel, and more importantly to the many patients that have had a positive experience at Maximum Performance Physical Therapy and have helped spread the word.
In 2008 an opportunity arose to expand into the Odenton area. Jon and Tom recognized Odenton as an area that was rapidly growing, and in need of physical therapy services. The Odenton location opened in August of 2008, and has been steadily growing since then. In addition to serving Odenton and the surrounding communities, Maximum Performance Physical Therapy has the opportunity to serve many military families stationed on or near Fort Meade. There is a wonderful sense of pride to be able to help the men and women, and their families, who serve this country and sacrifice so much.
The challenge as we continue to grow, and the healthcare environment continues to change, is to stay true to the principles the company was founded on. The principles of patient first care and community service have helped the company be successful. These ideas guide us as we add new therapists and support personnel, as we continue to reach out into the community, and in the physical therapy services we provide to each and every person.