About Dr. Zak
About Dr. Zak
Boundless expertise. Honest expectations. Incredible results.
After graduating from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois and opening Zak Performance Health in Westlake, Ohio, Dr. Zak went on to become certified in the practice of Active Release Techniques® for the spine, upper and lower extremities. Through ART®’s Advanced Courses, he is Biomechanics Certified, Masters Certified, Nerve Entrapment Certified, Active Palpation Certified, and Complex Protocols Certified.
In addition to his many certifications, Dr. Zak also offers physiotherapy, nutrition counseling, dry needling, cupping, and orthotics casting through Sole Supports™. He is also trained in Fascial Abrasion Technique (FAT Tool), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Cox flexion distraction technique.
Dr. Zak is the ONLY group lead instructor for Active Release Techniques® in Ohio and is one of only seventy paid instructors of ART® in the world. He has experience working with numerous amateurs, collegiate, professional (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, PGA), and Olympic caliber athletes.
He has also worked as a medical consultant for the Cleveland Browns on top of treating Ironman triathletes at the Panama City, Florida triathlon, Cedar Point (Rev 3) triathlon and at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. The scope of his expertise is not limited to just athletes; professional musicians have benefitted from Dr. Zak’s treatment along with individuals with non-sports related injuries.