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Physica Medica LLC

South Baltimore, Maryland

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Physica Medica LLC

South Baltimore, Maryland

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A
26 July 2019

Best of Baltimore! Being worked on by Maks was a blessing. He truly knows so many methods and has a gift for putting all of his knowledge into work to heal and help the body. Went to see him for an accident involving a bicycle going through my leg. He was able to release and SIGNIFICANTLY change the appearance of the scar and calloid! this was such a sensitive subject for me I was so embarrassed and just by manipulating the skin and the muscle tissues he was able to alleviate the entire appearance. In addition, his dry needling even though a little intense, worked magic for me in the following weeks to come... Truly a body healer. I can't say enough good things about Maks and his practice. Definitely the place to go if you can book an appointment! More...

A
23 July 2019

Dr. Maks is a WIZARD of physical therapy! He has been working on my knee/hip pain & stiffness (which has been bothering me for years), and after just 2. 5 months I feel like a new (and much better) person. He is *extremely* knowledgeable, can explain very clearly everything he is doing and why, and has the best bedside manner anyone could ask for. I have learned so much about how everything in our bodies is connected, and as a result I am able to take much better care of myself going forward. My spouse has just started working with him on jaw pain & headache issues, and already feels better after just two visits. I give Dr. Maks the highest possible recommendation. If it hurts, he can fix it. More...

M
16 July 2019

Maks has been incredibly supportive and flexible in finding the correct treatment in my recovery from a broken ankle. He is great at listening and responding to feedback I give him from training in determining how therapy should be adjusted session to session. He has provided me with various exercises to do on my own, so I can control and expedite my recovery outside of our sessions. I strongly recommend Physica Medica! More...

R
16 July 2019

Maks is the best physical therapist I have been to. I had right arm and shoulder pain and swelling for years, nobody could help to fix my problem, Maks treated me with deep tissue massages, dry needling and I am pain free, with my swelling is almost gone. He has become my family physical therapist, he pays personal attention and provides you with a one on one hands on treatment. I would highly recommend him for any one with a chronic pain. More...

W
9 July 2019

One of the best guys I had the pleasure of working with. I’ve learned a lot from my sessions with Max. A few things I was able to put to work immediately to complement the work that he’ve done to unlock my mobility with the use of dry needling. As a personal trainer and athlete i value my ability to move and to be functional. I have sent several of my clients to him over the years and will continue to do so. Wayne More...

M
9 July 2019

I’ve been to you for so many injuries and your skill and insight have always gotten me functioning. I’m happy that you were able to see your handiwork in action when you came to watch me win 4 national championships in Filipino stick fighting on my way to earning a world championship. Thanks!

C
9 July 2019

I sit all day in front of a computer on a standup desk and am on call most nights and weekends. My employer has offices all over the US and South East Asia and I am expected to support all calls regardless of the time of day or night. In one word my work-live balance is stressful. To make matters worse I sleep on my stomach, so I have chronic neck and shoulder pains. Max applied deep tissue massage, suction ups, and needles, prescribed a series of stretches and made me aware of my posture. After two weeks my pain has reduced, my sleep better and stress reduced. Max even taught me how to mediate. Thanks to him my neck pains have lessened and I look forward to his continued treatment. More...

M
9 July 2019

This is the place to go if you want to get better. Maks listens to clients and works on treating their individualized needs. The techniques he uses are effective and you’d be hard- pressed to find them at other pt places. The space is tranquil and and it seems like great care was taken to create a healing environment. More...

J
9 July 2019

I first visited Maks when my back/hip/leg pain level was extremely high and I could hardly get out of be in the morning. After years of this It was time to get some help. My daughter recommended Dr. Maks. Three months later (three one hour appointments a week) I am virtually pain free. His knowledge, unique approach to P/T, as well as the recommended exercises have been very helpful and I have highly recommend him to others. Joe O'HaraLutherville, MD More...

S
30 June 2019

I started seeing Dr. Maks at Physica Medica about two months ago with pain and soreness in my neck, shoulder blades and upper back from years of sitting in front of a computer coupled with weight lifting and more recently Crossfit. My pain has always been somewhat manageable unless it flared up and then it was brutal and completely debilitating. After a recent flare up, a trainer recommended Dr. Maks to me and I am so grateful they did. After our first session of dry needling, Dr. Maks was able to relieve so much tension in my should blades/upper back. Since then, he’s worked his way through my entire back peeling back years of bad posture and improper training form that caused much of my tension and muscle spasms. He’s a master at pinpointing which muscles are tight and then precisely triggers the muscle to release the knot. Most of the pain in my back has subsided and we are now targeting different muscle groups like my quads to release tight muscles that cause my knees to pop. I only mention the latter because I just assumed I had bad knees…little did I know the knee popping was from muscle related spasm in my quad, which again Maks was able to target and release.If you're serious about getting better, this will actually make a difference and Dr. Maks is a practitioner that I fully trust and recommend. More...

T
31 May 2019

Physica Medica plays such an important role in my fitness regimen. Maks keeps my body (particularly my hip) functioning without pain so I can train harder and continually make progress. He's so well-versed in all aspects of overall wellness (strength, flexibility, balance, nutrition, endurance, mindfulness) that every session is time super well-spent. If you're interested in optimizing your performance, Maks can help. More...

N
31 May 2019

Hands down, the best physical therapy place I've ever been. Maks gives you his full attention for the whole session, and he explains things as you go through them. You actually learn how to take care of and treat yourself so you can stay injury-free. Frankly, spending time with Maks is also a lot of fun too! Couldn't recommend Physica Medica more highly. More...

M
28 May 2019

Maks is awesome. Dings, pings, sore neck/back. He’s got a tremendous talent for understanding how a persons body is put together and being able to zero in on the knots and pain points. My wife sent me to him, and I continue to refer to others. He’s really good. More...

D
21 May 2019

I came to Max with a running injury and he was incredibly thorough and personable. The treatment was personalized and I feel better and better every day!

S
21 May 2019

Maks is an absolutely incredible physical therapist and I would highly recommend him to anyone dealing with pain, whether it be chronic or injury-related, or anyone looking to take better routine care of their body. I found Maks when I was in the peak of a cycle of hip pain that prevented me from running or really doing much of anything in the way of physical activity without significant pain and discomfort. After rounds of doctor visits and unsuccessful physical therapy treatments, I was close to giving up hope of a pain-free life. If I had not found Maks, I would have likely had a second (unnecessary) hip surgery. Dr. Maks has a deep understanding of the human body and the complex linkages that must be considered in order to address injury and pain holistically. Through a combination of dry needling, massage, targeted fascial release and other methods, Maks helped me to better understand the root causes of my hip pain and how to address it without surgery. I have returned to running and am living a largely pain-free life, and I owe so much of that to Maks. His expertise is invaluable - I cannot recommend him enough. More...

E
21 May 2019

I’ve had chronic back pain for years and Max did an amazing job alleviating my pain and giving me helpful exercises I could do at home in the future. He’s a great PT and has a fantastic bedside manner as well. A pleasure to treat with. I also really liked his office space — very tranquil and relaxing. Overall, I highly recommend Max and his treatment regimen. The best! More...

C
21 May 2019

After suffering for over six months with intense jaw pain, a friend referred me to Maks. I am so grateful!! I was trying to address the issue and the pain with doctors, dentists, craniosacral therapy, etc. I could not open my mouth wide enough to bite into food and I had changed my diet to eat soft foods only. Maks has changed my life! With his treatment and great care, I am pain-free and I am back to eating anything I want. I can open my mouth wide again, I can bite into food and I can eat crunchy food with no pain. If you have jaw or TMJ pain, Maks will help you too! He's the best! More...

S
14 May 2019

As a hairdresser of 25 years, I deal with chronic neck and back pain. Over the years it has traveled down my back and up into my jaw. The day I first saw Maks I could not sleep and could barely turn my head a few inches without pain. After an in depth consultation and 1 treatment, I was almost completely pain free and had my range of mostly greatly improved! He educated me in a way that no one else ever has. I scheduled my next appointment before leaving! He also encouraged me to try his Pancafit class. I took advantage of his first class free today. This was amazing to say the least. I had no expectations as I didn’t fully understand the concept. I still struggle to put in words what it’s like. After 1 class, I’m obsessed. Being well, after years of abuse, will never happen quickly but for the first time in ages I feel as though I have found the perfect blend of East meets West medicine. Maks is so incredibly unique in his approach. I’ve been searching for someone like this for years. I highly recommend him for pain relief and overall wellness! AND HIS SPACE IS AWESOME! More...

R
14 May 2019

I found Maks about one year post op from two rotator cuff repairs and I had been under the care of FOUR highly recommended therapists. Prior to Maks, one practitioner even admitted to, " not knowing what else they could do for me." Are you alarmed yet? I certainly was. As a former athlete, it is a struggle to even admit a defect let alone to hear a professional tell you that there is NOTHING else that they can do for you.Fast forward to the introduction of Physcia Medica into my life.After 60 minutes with Maks, I can honestly say that he has done more for me in 60 MINUTES, than I received in 12 MONTHS of therapy at a competing practice. I am struggling to find words powerful enough to illustrate the appreciation I have for Maks. To find a practitioner that not only helps you understand your injury, but has the ability to simultaneously walk you through his thought process as treatment progresses is truly worth its weight in gold. The care and attention he shows his patients is unmatched. Oh wait, there is more....PANCAFIT, ummmm can I say WOW?! I think it goes without saying that corporate america has more employees pounding away at keyboards and slumped over their desks now more than ever. In all honesty, personally, I was not sure what to expect from a "stretching" class. When I signed up to try Pancafit, I truly felt that I was doing fairly well in my home foam rolling and stretching practice, However, I would soon would learn that I blissfully UNAWARE of the overwhelming amount of tension that I was carrying in my chest and shoulders. The relief provided by the Pancafit board was IMMEDIATELY recognizable upon completion of what was a gorgeous and truly relaxing class.To anyone still reading this book of a review, if you are suffering from any kind of pain YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO GO SEE THIS MAN.#teammaks More...

J
7 May 2019

I was trying to get into the CF gym right next door, as I was having an unbelievable mid thoracic sub-scapular flareup. All I needed was a foam roller. Happens regularly. Gym was closed, but next door was Physica Medica. Walked in, was greeted by a gentleman who was in the middle of a session. He saw my discomfort and my wife was pleading my case. He didn’t have to, but he went into the gym to get me a foam roller, gave me some advice and let me do what I had to do. Changed my entire day. Being educated only goes so far. Having a kind interaction from a practitioner made the difference. More...

W
4 May 2019

I have been visiting Maks for many purposes over the last 8 months. Maks is very personable and thorough. I have had both knee and foot surgery and he has worked diligently to work through the muscle issues to get me walking pain free again. I have also worked with Maks for dry needling which has helped dramatically. Lastly, Maks was helping me as a personal trainer for a period of time and was tough as needed. Another thing I greatly appreciate is that Maks explains what’s happening as he sees it. I have learned so much about the muscle structure in the lower part of my body. More...

J
4 May 2019

Max came highly recommend and there is no question why. He was very knowledgeable and worked on an acute injury of mine. In addition to being a great physical therapist, he has created a comfortable environment to focus on one's overall health and wellness! More...

K
4 May 2019

Dr Max / Physica Medica was great! Worked on shoulder, knee and wrists soreness from Crossfit. Max fixed me up and taught me how to stretch correctly and avoid future injury. Feeling great!!

S
4 May 2019

I have been seeing Maks for almost 4 years on and off. In this time, Maks has helped me find relief in many of my “problem” areas. I highly recommend him. Never have I had a single negative thing to say about him. Such a great doctor and an amazing human being!!!! More...

L
4 April 2019

My daughter raved about how helpful Mak was with assisting her in improving her mobility and total body wellness. She pleaded with me to go to him as I have a herniated disc. Finally I heeded her advice and starting going to Mak. He was very professional and informative and was assisting me in feeling better when I then fell and fractured my shoulder. He now is in the process of returning me to a full functioning Shoulder wth full ROM ( range of motion) As a nurse I may not be the best patient as we want immediate and quick results. Mak is very patient with me and ALWAYS polite and helpful,explaining everything along the way. He tolerates my impatience while keeping me focused on the long term benefits. Thanks Mak You are the Best!!! More...

J
4 April 2019

I am 69 and play tennis 4 days a week and 3 days a week of golf in good weather. I have had tendinitis resulting from both activities. My ongoing treatments with Maks have kept me healthy and limited the down time when the problem gets bad. I also have chronic neck pain due to arthritis that he is working on with some relief. Highly recommend him. More...

A
4 April 2019

Today I experienced a powerful physical therapy treatment from Dr. Maks Birikov, owner of Physica Medica in Baltimore. Coming in with gripping chronic pain in my thoracic spine, I left an hour later with no pain at all. Amazing! I feel like he gave me a precious gift of healing on International Women’s Day . Dr. Maks is personable, capable, and talented. He is a cream of the crop medical professional.To advance his skills, Dr. Maks hires a personal translator and travels to Italy, mentoring with the famous Daniele Raggi, inventor of the Pancafit (equipment for postural correction and fascia release.) As a performing vocal artist/adjunct professor of voice, I have also benefited from Dr. Maks’ knowledge and experience in working with opera singers. I highly recommend him! More...

J
4 April 2019

From a relaxing pancafit class, to treating a severe injury. Dr.Maks can really do it all with a positive energy that spreads to everyone around him. I have experienced physics benefits of pancafit and cant wait to go back every week. His studio is calm and relaxing, with color light washed walls that change colors based on shakra. Maks knowledge is so apparent in every diagnosis and I would recommend him to anyone, wether you just want to feel relaxed or get treatment. More...

A
4 April 2019

Every time I think this is it Maks won’t be able to fix me this time - I am wrong. He works his magic and this old man is walking up right again back at work and chasing my grand children. Thanks Maks for the great work you do and for truly caring !!!!! More...

J
4 April 2019

Max is the best PT professional I've come across in Baltimore. He has helped me through rehabilitation, recovery and strengthening from a terrible car accident, previous sports injuries and later through back issue during early pregnancy. He provides a holistic and comprehensive approach to physical therapy including dry needling, massage, pancafit, strength training, stretching, etc. I've had bad neck and back problems for a few years now and Max has kept me mobile, moving and feeling great. I couldn't do what I need to do day to day without his help - he is a complete lifesaver! More...

S
4 April 2019

As a fellow physical therapist, I have high standards for where I send my patients or where I would go as a patient. Physica Medica is exactly where I would go if I were a patient in Baltimore!

J
4 April 2019

Want attentive, expert and individualized care? Want somebody to take a holistic approach to your unique problems? Want to actually feel better? Maks is your man. Maks provides all that and more in a relaxed and unhurried environment -- a rare find indeed in our current medical climate. If your experience with PT has been ho-hum in the past, Maks will change your mind. As a medical professional myself, I was utterly impressed by his profound knowledge base and absolute passion for what he does. He is clearly in the right field and I am lucky to have found him. We are all lucky he has decided to set up shop in Charm City! More...

S
4 March 2019

Maks is the best, he has already fixed my knee (post surgery). The mixture of dry needling, massage and stretching is miraculous. Thanks Maks

K
4 March 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. Birikov, DPT (Dr. Maks) for over three months. He has treated me for both chronic and acute injuries, pain, flexibility, and postural alignment issues. Dr. Birikov’s leverages both conventional and evidence-based alternative treatment methods. My results under his care have been outstanding. The most effective treatments for me involved dry needling and postural realignment utilizing Pancafit techniques – my results are often immediate and profound.Dr. Birikov is a consummate professional who provides detailed instruction and background on his patients’ problems and their particular anatomy and physiology. His bedside manner is engaging, interesting, personal and professional. He regularly attends continuing education seminars and classes in the US and abroad to keep up with the latest cutting-edge physical therapy techniques and research.The patient space at Physica Medica is comfortable, soothing and immaculately clean. Dr. Birikov maintains new therapy equipment and uses a wide range of equipment specific to the problems his patients present. I highly recommend Dr. Birikov at Physica Medica for anyone in need of physical therapy, or interested in correcting years of accumulated injuries, postural correction, and living a healthy and balanced life of optimal physical fitness. More...

L
4 March 2019

I am grateful to Maks for addressing my spinal stenosis and taking away my lower back pain. I also gie a 5 star rating to the Pankafit classes. Maks is a delightful person and extremely knowledgeable and skilled. More...

S
4 March 2019

Доктор Максим талантливый терапевт. На его семинарах по растяжке я получаю двойное удовольствие - от физических упражнений и от общения с ним. Он очень внимателен и к каждому участнику семинара находит индивидуальный подход. More...

G
4 March 2019

Since I started using Max as a PT I have never felt better than I do now. My back and neck were hurting me for about 2 years and I tried numerous docs, therapists and medications and noted little progress. Since I have met Max and used his expertise, skills and hands on techniques, I feel like a new person!!!He really takes his time and is extremely detail oriented. He is extremely professional and accommodating. He takes a holistic approach and this is the secret to his success!!! More...

S
4 March 2019

I started working with Max after my neck surgery several years ago. Months after surgery I was still having some of the same system that lead up to the surgery. Max took me on as a client and worked with me to create some attainable goals that we both could measure to see how effective physical therapy could be at reducing some of the pain. We worked on correcting my posture in the way I sit, stand, bend, and sleep. With his help I was able to gain more movement in my neck, reduce the pain in my back and shoulders. His dry needling skills are top notch and while it does not tickle, they are effective. Currently we are working on re-training the diaphragm to maximize cellular oxygen intake.Max is extremely hands-on, listens to the patients, tries to educate the patient to look beyond the immediate pain and try to figure the source of the pain. Time is extremely valuable to me and Max will work with you the entire time that you have schedule and always around to answer questions and make suggestions. More...

E
4 March 2019

I’ve had the pleasure of being treated by Doctor Maks for many years. I have watched him grow and develop from his first days in medical school, to opening his first practice. His love and passion for this field is second to none, his commitment to his patients is unquestionable as you can read from other reviews. What ever physical ailment i have ever had, like wrist pain after surgery, knee pain from sports injuries, or a broken nose. Doctor Maks has always had the knowledge, skill and patience to treat and heal me. If you want to feel better, stop living with pain, feel comfortable day to day, go see Doctor Maks. More...

J
4 March 2019

Maks is very knowledgeable and really makes you feel at home. I had an issue with a painful popping in my knee but thanks to my treatment and dry needling with Maks it has all but disappeared. In addition to deep massage and needling he also really makes you focus on stretching/flexibility. So often I will neglect stretching but he makes sure to set aside time every session to help me loosen up and improve my mobility.When the popping started I was devastated. Athletics and working out have been a major part of my life and this problem in my knee was preventing me from doing the things I love. I saw orthopedist and got MRIs and they still couldn't tell me what was wrong or how to fix it. Maks began by focusing on the muscles and tendons of the whole leg as a way to relax and ease any tension in my knee. Within the span of one treatment the popping already began to subside. Maks continues building on this improvement every session and now I'm almost back to how I was before the popping started. I could not be happier with the results or with the treatments. More...

M
4 February 2019

You are a great therapist !! Thank you!! You gave me back my mobility and my freedom! I couldn't even get through a Few hours of my day without pain until I met you! You really saved me. I really really appreciate you :) :) :) :) More...

K
4 February 2019

a great physical therapist, I will never go to another one, going to Physica Medica has forever changed how I think about physical therapy and the difference it can make in my physical health, I tell everyone I know about Maks and the pain relief I have found here, you will not be disappointed!

A
4 February 2019

Dr. Maks is great! This is the place to go for PT if you want results and don't want to waste your time. You have the attention of Max for the whole hour rather than being pushed from person to person. When Maks does manual work, it's not always pleasant but it is very effective. I highly recommend this place! More...

J
4 January 2019

Maks is amazeballs- I can’t even begin to speak as highly as I need to about him and his practice, but I’m going to try my best! Hang in there with me… The Studio:The studio is not hard to find and there is plenty of street and garage parking right outside! The space itself is great- minimal, tranquil, fantastic lighting. With no windows, he’s gotten creative and uses a projector to play nature scenes. To be honest, I’d like for him to come decorate my house :) Also a quick shout out to his excellent taste in music!! Pancafit class: As an instructor, Maks is phenomenal. He is personable, helpful, calming/relaxing and educational! The classes are wonderful- The movements aren’t too complicated or overly painful. Maks emphasizes proper breathing tactics (I've always tried to be mindful of but it can be pretty easy to forget) to help your body relax during the session. I am overall more flexible and peaceful (it reminds me a bit of yoga in that regard) but the more notable part is how well your body moves after class. This is a bit of a hard thing to describe (again, hang in there with me…) but our bodies will compensate for pain, weakness etc. and over time will adapt to the compensations as if they are normal. Maks teaches our bodies how to correct the compensations through Pancafit so that we are able to move properly. The difference from walking into versus walking out of a class is definitely not subtle and is simply incredible. Physical Therapy: Maks is a freakin’ miracle worker- seriously. I’m sure this will sound like somewhat of a broken record with his other reviews, but when you’re in the market for a physical therapist, trust that Maks is the one. He is friendly, encouraging, funny, knowledgeable, compassionate, possesses an outstanding ability to heal and to teach. He is genuinely interested in the health and wellbeing of his clients and it shows through his techniques and highly individualized treatments. I’ve been to 8 sessions so far and through dry needling and deep tissue work, my results have been immediate. When you’re dealing with pain- chronic, acute, both- immediate relief is so incredible… there’s nothing like it. So the deepest thank you for all of the relief, Maks!! Cannot. Recommend. Enough. Do yourself a favor and get an appointment! You will not be disappointed. More...

R
4 January 2019

Max is great at what he does! It’s clear he is passionate about helping his patients feel and move better, and get back to doing what we love! Would recommend him to anyone!

K
4 January 2019

It comes at no surprise to me that Max, and Physica Medica, have an average review of 5 stars. Max's knowledge, empathy, attentiveness and energy put him on a level I've rarely experienced in the health care industry. Not only did Max help me fully recover from a severe knee dislocation, but he taught me prevention measures for the future and how to restore my mental focus when I could finally return to rock climbing. My experience over a 6 month span was so positive that I would probably recommend Max to someone who was suffering from something as minor as a paper cut. More...

N
4 January 2019

I'm not exaggerating when I say I was considering a career change when I first began therapy with Maks. Over the past 4 years, I went to see an orthopedist (who took an xray and told me I was fine), an osteopath (who said I just needed to stretch more), and multiple physical therapists (who gave me a combo of massage/strength training treatments). No one was diagnosing me right, which sucked because my hip/back pain was so disruptive I couldn't focus at work anymore. I had also lost so much mobility, I had stopped going to yoga. I felt like if I'd gone through this many specialists, maybe I was unfixable? When I went in for my initial consultation with Maks, I could tell right away that he was different. He diagnosed me "as a whole" and then explained exactly how/why my pain had developed, referring to the relationship between my fascia, muscles and joints. No other specialist I'd seen had given me this much clarity before. I no longer felt like I was crazy or unfixable.I visited Maks for just 3 months (not even that regularly) for dry needling, deep tissue massage and tissue mobilization treatment. When I started, I wasn't able to reach over and touch my toes or move my neck around fully without being in pain. At the end of 3 months, I was not just back in yoga class, the instructor even commented on how flexible I was! I also don't have to *change my career.*The treatment plan Maks developed for me literally undid FOUR years of pain that no one else even got close to fixing. I cannot recommend him highly enough! If you're looking for a physical therapists right now, do yourself a favor and go see Maks! More...

E
4 January 2019

I have had Max treat me before with excellent results. My Sciatica came back and I found Max. Just 1 visit and my range of motion increased, spasms stopped, mood went up. Today another visit. Chronic pain is no fun, but now I have a cure for my issue. Next time I will not wait so long for treatment. As others state hard to put into words. After 13 visits: wow 85 to 90%better . no chronic pain in glute, hip or leg. Maks is a fixer. Look forward to ski racing. 15 visits. Even better. More...

S
4 December 2018

I have a hyper mobile joint disorder and this is the most productive physical therapy I have ever received. Maks gets to the root of the problem to provide long term solutions as opposed to simply treating surface issues for temporary relief. His has an educational approach that helps me not only understand what he is doing but why and how it affects my body as a whole. He takes his time to make sure I understand and can apply techniques outside of physical therapy so I can prevent future problems. My most poignant experience was when he worked on my shoulder and for the first time in almost 20 years I felt true relief. I was brought to tears because I hadn't realized how much of my energy was spent blocking out the pain until the pain no longer existed and the rest of my body was finally able to relax. I highly recommend Maks as a physical therapist and also as a Pancafit instructor. I have not felt this strong and healthy since I was a teenager! Thank you Miracle Maks!!!! More...

R
4 December 2018

Max is my miracle worker, he is amazing and I cannot speak highly enough about him and the treatment and services he provides. Not only is Max knowledgeable about a variety of rehabilitative techniques (he regularly goes to educational courses and even traveled to Italy for additional training) he has a wonderful bedside manner and truly cares about his patients. Max has treated me for almost two years for several different injuries. He has kept me pain free and prolonged the need for a second major surgery that I was told will be necessary if the pain returns. Max uses techniques (Pancafit, which is a therapeutic board that he orders directly from Italy) and dry needling that most therapists have never heard of or are not certified in. Max is compassionate and makes every effort to learn the limitations and strengths of his patients' bodies so that he can provide the highest quality of care. I have treated with at least 8 physical therapists and the treatment I have received from Max exceeds all other's care. More...

P
4 December 2018

I coach next door at Crossfit Harbor East, and have a lot of tightness regularly. He is phenomenal with dry needling, tissue work, and with giving different stretches to help ease the tension. He’s also a master of the lesser known Pancafit board, which is great for posture and T-spine tightness. Certainly a top PT in Baltimore. More...

N
4 December 2018

Every time I visit Maks, I learn something new and it's fascinating. People who are passionate about their work offer you the best service and Maks surely is that kind of professional who cares about what he does and gives you his best. I'm glad that I found a physical therapist who motivates me to take care of my health. He identified the root cause of my chronic neck and shoulder pain and is helping me to recover it. If you are in the Baltimore area and looking for a physical therapist, Physica Medica is the right place to go. If you are not sure, just take one of his Pancafit class ( which is free for first-time attendance) and I bet you will not go anywhere else for your treatment. 5 starts fall short to review Maks & Physica Medica's extraordinary service. I'm thankful for all his time and treatment I received. More...

M
4 December 2018

I have been seeing Maks for several years and he is an amazing therapist! I am a personal trainer and have worked with many practitioners over the years, but none of them can compare to Maks. His ability to not only treat, but also educate me has been very beneficial in learning how to listen to my body and take better care of myself. As a trainer, I find myself squeezing in workouts and not always taking time to take care of my body after my workouts. Maks is always able to determine the underlying issue and keep me moving!! I trust him and appreciate the care and compassion that he always demonstrates in his work! We all know that is hard to find these days. Definitely go see Maks!!! More...

L
4 December 2018

Believe the hype: Maks is incredible. I've had chronic back pain from a series of different muscle strains over the last 3+ years, and I had all but given up that I'd find relief. Maks got to the root of the problem during our very first session, working out knots with deep tissue work and teaching me a variety of different strength-building exercises to build up my back and core strength. With each following appointment, he attends to whatever issue I'm having. The best my back feels all week is after I leave Physica Medica. Maks is also an exceedingly kind, optimistic, professional, fun person to be around. I cannot recommend him highly enough for any PT needs! More...

J
4 December 2018

I reached out to Maks at Physica Medica with knee pain from running and was drawn to his practice because of his holistic approach to healing. After just a few visits my knee feels better than ever and I never stopped running while being treated. Max incorporated several techniques into my treatment. We worked a lot on balance and strengthening my core because it's all connected. He's also very passionate about his profession and creates a welcoming environment for his patients. I would highly recommend Max and Physica Medica to anyone looking to heal from injury with real results. More...

R
4 November 2018

Maks is amazing!! He is passionate about his work and helping his clients reach their goals. His attention to detail and finding the root of the issue has been very appreciated during my time with him. His approach is much different from any I have seen or heard of before but supported by much research and successful outcomes. Would 100% recommend Maks and already have to several friends! More...

R
4 October 2018

If you’re looking for physical therapy this is the place to go. Max is just tremendous. He knows what he is talking about and is a great teacher. What he’s doing is just different and it works! More...

D
4 October 2018

Maks is by far the best physical therapist in town! Most importantly, he listens first and then will work with you to figure out what the trouble spot(s) is and how to treat it. He understands the intricacies of the human body connections like not many do and is able to explain/point out these muscle-fascia-bone etc. connections so that you understand why you might have the pain/tension you have. He will work with you to find the cause of the pain and treat it, not just alleviate it. Also, as a training classical singer, his facial massages, tension-release techniques and stretches help me improve my facial muscles’ elasticity and movement, which in turn, help me sing better and reach higher/broader notes. Highly recommended, by far the best! More...

A
4 October 2018

Maks is the best. I've been to him twice for dry needling and deep tissue work, and the results have been fantastic. I carried tension in my neck and shoulders for years, which I didn't even realize until Maks fixed it. That was over a month ago and I still feel incredibly good. Went back a week ago for work on my lower back...similar great results. More...

A
4 October 2018

I have been a patient of Maks on and off for the last few years for treatment related to chronic spinal pain and other aches and pains from life, aging, working at a computer all day, etc. Right now he is helping me handle the physical challenge of being almost 40 and 9 months pregnant! (Thanks to him--my hips are pain free!) A number of my family members also see Maks for their chronic pain, injury issues. Maks has been life changing for us all. He puts all of his energy into finding solutions to make a positive impact on our physical well being for the short and long term. His manual techniques (dry needling, massage), exercise and postural correction advice, etc. are amazing. By FAR he is the best physical therapist I have ever seen (and I saw many prior to him). He genuinely cares about healing his patients and improving their well-being for the long term and really puts in the energy and the focus to make that happen. He is constantly seeking more education and training to expand his knowledge base. And passing on his wealth of knowledge to his patients. Thank you Maks!!! More...

A
4 October 2018

Maksim is by far the finest physical therapist I have yet to find in the Baltimore/ DC area. Not only was he able to help with a chronic pain issue, his weekly pancafit classes and general appointments are the highlight of my week and give back an energy and vigor previously missing. Extremely friendly and personable, Maksim makes sure to understand you just as well as he understands your body and needs. More...

C
4 October 2018

Max is by far the best physical therapist I have had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge and skill level are surpassed by none. His awareness and understanding of the human body is simply amazing. Max eliminates your pain and provides lasting results; he is an incredible teacher in addition to his impressive skill. Max commits emotionally to helping his patients. His compassion and genuine interest in you as an individual is evident from the moment you meet him. As a singer of classical music, I deal with a lot of tension throughout my body. I am often unaware of the levels of tension I hold, which in the past has generated a lot of pain for me. Max’s extensive comprehension of these issues and dedicated treatment brought me relief I didn’t know I could experience. Max offers unrivaled treatment opportunities: in addition to the immeasurably helpful individual appointments I have had with Max, I can not recommend his Pancafit class highly enough. You will leave the course feeling refreshed, physically and mentally. Making an appointment to work with Max will certainly change your life for the better. More...

L
4 October 2018

Maks is excellant! He approached my problems as an engineer would, coming up with unique solutions; he fixed years of problems for me.

S
4 September 2018

Maks is the best! He really takes the time to listen and understand your ailment(s), and explain his prognosis in detail. Maks tends to look at your body as a whole in effort to create an effective plan of rehabilitation, as opposed to just focusing on the area of discomfort . Also, his holistic thought process, approach, and calm demeanor really aid in the mental process of healing. Simply put, Maks is awesome! More...

I
4 September 2018

Been working with Max for a while, always keeps me in tip top shape. Highly recommended!

A
4 September 2018

Maks is a fantastic trainer and PT.As a corrective exercise specialist and trainer myself, I'm always impressed with his knowledgeable practice and bedside manner. If you're considering PT in the Baltimore area, see Maks. He'll get you right in a hurry. More...

A
4 September 2018

maks is the best physical therapist in Baltimore hands down,I saw him at another practice for almost 6 months,i broke my spine in 2009 and suffer lumbar spine arthritis to this day as I'm a runner and cyclist,Maks used diffrent techniques in order to lessen the back pain and they really worked. go visit him at his new practice physica medica and tell him i sent you.iwas never agreeable to trying new thing in order to lessen my back pain until seeing Maks,he changed everything.5 stars indeed More...

E
4 September 2018

Working with Maks continues to be a great experience. I have learned much from him, and have seen improvements in my other physical activities as a result of sessions with him.

A
4 September 2018

Maks is amazing!! When I was training for a marathon last year, I saw Maks 2-3 times a week for PT. I learned so much about my body and we discovered what the underlying issues were behind my knee pain. If it weren't for Maks, I wouldn't have been able to participate in my marathon. I've since visited him for chronic migraines I've experienced for years and he is full of knowledge and information to help prevent migraines from happening. Total lifesaver and I would recommend him to anyone I know! More...

K
4 September 2018

It is hard to put into words how much Max means to me. Max has the greatest energy, knowledge, and insight out there. If you want to get better, don’t fool yourself. You will realize very quickly how fortunate we are to have Max in Baltimore. Max will motivate you to get better. And, more importantly he will shed all of his insight unto you.If you want the best call Max!!!! Don’t fool yourself, pick up the phone and call him, it will be the best call you make. There is no one out there the exudes the amount of passion and love for his work then Max. More...

J
4 September 2018

I started going to Maks when I was first having wrist pain. I loved working with him because I got a full hour of his one-on-one attention and he gave me practical exercises I could use at home. After just two visits I was back to doing pushups and playing sports. Not long after I injured my back and Maks has been an absolute lifesaver. He clearly knows his stuff and does a great job of explaining things. Given that this was my back I wanted someone I could really trust and would work hard with me to get me back to my life. I can't say enough how much it has meant to me to be able to see Maks when I really needed help and be so well taken care of. More...

G
4 September 2018

Max is a great person with a great ability to transmit positive energy and welfare. Intuitive, empathetic and always easy going, he is able to heal people under multiple aspects.

O
4 September 2018

Dr. Maks is a standout in his field, the consummate professional as a physical therapist and personal trainer. He has unparalleled knowledge and expertise in physiology, anatomy and the human condition, and is truly nonjudgmental in his application of such to his clients of all body types and abilities. Through his work and professional devotion, he helps heal, inspire, motivate and improve each and every person who is fortunate enough to retain his services. Thank you, Maks! More...

S
4 July 2018

Dr. Maks Birikov is a excellent physical therapist. He provides outstanding care and is very passionate about his work. I would highly recommend his services. Also, if you have a chance to attend one of his Pancafit classses they are great. More...

M
4 June 2018

DR. MAKS BIRIKOV helped me walk again! If it weren't for his expertise, I would still be struggling with my pain and having my mobility severely limited. I can not recommend more highly!!

B
4 June 2018

Maks is not only knowledgeable, but highly intuitive, thus making him a natural healer. He's attentive and compassionate, and if you are willing to put in the work he is willing to support you every step of the way. Maks can help you learn how to work certain parts of your body again, and how to move in sync with human design. I was hit by a car as a pedestrian a little over a year ago and I don't know where I'd be if it wasn't for the treatment, comprehensive information, and compassion I received from Dr.Birikov. More...

K
4 June 2018

Almost nothing is worse than when your body is in pain. Max expertly treated my symptoms, accurately determined the cause, and, perhaps most importantly, educated and empowered me through the entire process. He is ridiculously knowledgable and even more compassionate. I've had many mediocre PT experiences, but nothing about Max's approach is less than inspiring. More...

T
4 June 2018

Maks is terrific. He did wonders with my posture and eliminating aches and pains in my shoulders and back. I continue to see him for a regular “tune up”.

E
4 June 2018

Very attentive and great workout!

A
4 June 2018

I had a great experience getting treatment from Dr. Maks. I was having lower back problems and felt like my self-treatment stalled so I started to work with him. He helped me diagnose my injury and was very knowledgeable around different strategies that helped me get to full recovery. He has great bedside manner and made a real emotional investment in helping me get better. More...

S
4 June 2018

This is a tough one because calling someone a miracle worker seems like it could only be an overstatement to say the least, but working with Max has been a life changing experience. I have also recommended friends who walked in with various injuries (recent and past) and within a few visits were able to do things physically they have not been able to do in years. I had the same experience and would highly recommend Max to anyone trying to recover and heal from all the various physical injuries we experience throughout life. More...

L
4 June 2018

I have worked with Dr. Birikov on a number of physical health issues over the past 2 1/2 years. He is always kind, extremely knowledgeable, energetic and encouraging. I highly recommend his services!!!!! 5 stars More...

S
4 June 2018

Highly recommend!!

C
4 June 2018

Running caused me lots of lower back pain; couldn't bend without pains shooting down my thigh and calf, so at the suggestion of a friend this past winter I consulted Dr. Max Birikov. At the initial consultation where he took several picture, he showed me how much my spine had shifted to avoid pain caused from sitting at a computer all day, ineffective stretching routine after aerobic exercises, and minimal core strengthening. He proposed a treatments of massages, needles, and cups each progressively intense along with core strengthening workout; he also recommended using a stand up desk at work. I accepted and complied. Today, I am pain free and have been for the past month, this was after 10 weeks and without pain pills. Max is a gifted therapist with a calming personality that inspires me to remain committed to his advice. I highly recommend his services. More...

N
4 June 2018

I’ve gotten both physical therapy and personal training from Max. In both areas his practice is unique. I have had a lot of injuries from running and tennis, and I believe Max has really helped me down a path to avoid as many injuries as I can down the road. In addition to actual treatment that has been really helpful, Max has also taught me an enormous amount about the human body, how things work together, how to train so as to maximize the beneficial effect of various exercises. If you lift a lot of weights, you can get stronger, but if you do it the wrong way, you can create a whole new world of hurt without realizing it. Max helped me understand what to do to keep this from happening. I recommend him unconditionally, he is excellent. More...

R
4 June 2018

Professional and pleasant. Listens to what’s going on and takes into account your lifestyle. Pinpoints the problems and attacks. Always move better after a session with him. More...

E
4 June 2018

I have had a low back/piriformis/hip flexor problem for years. As a yoga, Pilates, and barre instructor, managing that has been tough. When the pain became unignorable, I turned to dry needling. It has been the only method that truly helped me.I have tried dry needling with a handful of practitioners, and Max is really an exceptional therapist. His skill level is unparalleled, which is obviously imperative. However, his calm energy and wonderful spirit take the therapy to another level. It is impossible to leave a session with Max without feeling better, clearer, calmer, even happier. You may be sore (ok, let’s face it, you will be sore) but in a day or 2 when your issue is virtually solved, you will be sold. I’ve been in the holistic care industry for over a decade, so let it be known I say none of this lightly! I am picky. And Max is special. More...

I
4 June 2018

Max is a great PT. Very knowledgeable and thoughtful

G
4 June 2018

Had lower back spine disk herniation and nerve inflammation as a result. Couldn't walk; couldn't sit; couldn't bend. Max worked his magic, and in a matter of a short couple of months I'm back to 100% without surgery. Mind blowing. Don't go to any PT when prescribed by your physician. You have to go to Max. Very few pros out there like him - possibly none in US. More...

M
4 June 2018

After leaving Dr. Maks table I felt so inspired by his knowledge. I had chronic pain in my right glute and leg muscles and did not know how to escape it. I was in pain most days, but especially sitting in class all day or driving long distances. Turns out it was my piriformus, hip flexors, and all the other connecting muscles that were just so tight and causing me chronic pain. Dr. Maks dry needled my problem areas and after three sessions and my own homework I felt so much better. He helped me physically, but the information he gave me was also so beneficial. He knows his stuff! I would recommend Dr. Maks to everyone and anyone! More...

S
4 June 2018

Maks is amazing! He helped me work through an Achilles injury that I had been "living with" for years and helped me learn so much about my body! I now know how so much more about movement and how to fix things in my body when they hurt. Thanks!!!! More...

M
4 June 2018

Max is my go to PT for anything -- back pain, HIT workouts, and fitness advice in general. Super-knowledgeable and really gets the inner workings of your muscles -- knows how to create the type of workout that avoids injury and undue muscle/ligaments stress. Thanks for pushing me hard Max to get fit again! More...

S
4 June 2018

Max, a PT at Physica Medica is the most incredible therapist. I have suffered from chronic back pain for almost a decade, have been to literally a dozen doctors and last March had back surgery all to no avail. Max has been the only person to take my pain away. He is different from a traditional PT in the best way possible. After surgery I went to 3 other PT offices and they all adhere to the same basic “one size fits all” type of recovery. Max is truly phenomenal with his dry needling, pankofit and the knowledge that he brings to the table. He looks at you as an individual and is generally invested in your recovery. More...

A
4 June 2018

I have been seeing Max for 6 weeks. I tore a muscle, resulting in difficulty walking. Using the routines Max provided, along with my weekly visits, I am no longer in pain. Max's technique and level of professionalism put me at ease as I was evaluating different ways to resolve this problem. More...

R
4 June 2018

Max worked on my wife to help her through back pain brought on by pregnancy and Max has worked on me during my recovery of back surgery. He is strong and knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone in the area who needs his service. I am back in the gym and my wife's pain has since subsided - a big part of that is due to Max. Thank you- More...