Zach Bernard – March 2019

zach bernard march baseball3DPT: Tell us about your injury that brought you to physical therapy.

Zach: I had first come to 3DPT in the winter of 2017 after I had ulnar nerve transposition.  My trainer at the time had told me about 3D, and all the good that they have done.  So I decided to check them out, and within 3 months I was already throwing again. Then fast forward a few months later, I tore my Labrum and I knew that 3D Physical Therapy was where I needed to go if I wanted to get back to 100%.

3DPT: What was the hardest part of your therapy?

Zach: The hardest part about my therapy was overcoming all of the days where my shoulder wasn’t where it needed to be or wasn’t where I wanted it to be. I had to push myself to keep working and trust the great therapist that I had surrounded myself with to get back to where I want to be on the field.

3DPT: What has coming into therapy taught you?

Zach: Coming to therapy has taught me to never take anything for granted, because in the blink of an eye my baseball career could be over with an injury. I also learned how to properly strengthen my arm as a baseball player. Since baseball players require different exercises to prepare for the season, 3DPT has helped me learn how to do the exercises and stretches needed to stay on the field for as long as possible.

3DPT: What are you most looking forward to when you return to the field?

Zach: When I fully return to baseball, the biggest thing I’m looking forward to is proving to everyone that this set back has not changed who I am on and off the field.

3DPT: Who is your favorite sports team? Favorite player and why?

Zach: My favorite sports team is the Phillies, and my favorite player is Ken Griffey Jr. The way that Ken Griffey was able to always remain even keel throughout all situations is something that I will always admire him for. He had a confidence that no one was able to take away from him whether he was 0-10 at the plate or 10-10 at the plate.

3DPT: What do you like to do for fun?

Zach: In my free time I enjoy many things such as writing, music, and learning more about my new-found passion, sports medicine, thanks to 3 Dimensional Physical Therapy!