Barbell Rehab Physical Therapy

Hi, My name is Dr. Michael Mash. I help barbell athletes lift weights pain free. Whether you're into CrossFit, Powerlifting, Weightlifting, or just like throwing around the weights on the weekend, I'm here to help you.



Currently, Dr. Michael is treating patients by appointment only inside of Snyder Strength & Conditioning in Mt Pleasant PA (located about 45 min southeast of Pittsburgh).


Dr. Mash at Barbell Rehab provides a much needed service to those of us who find pushing and pulling on heavy objects to be a fun pastime. My interest in barbell training is due to its effects on general health and wellness. I'm not interested in power-lifting, nor am I actively engaged in any formal type of "athletics." Dr. Mash took the time to listen to my goals and interests. He then performed a thorough evaluation of my training history and the issues that had led me to seek his services (a series of painful back tweaks). Once he had ruled out any serious issue as the cause of my back problem, he evaluated my form on all the major barbell lifts. He then suggested a series of form changes, exercise modifications, and programming reworks that would allow me to meet my training goals, while simultaneously reducing and ultimately eliminating the pain I was experiencing. He has always kept me involved in the decision making process, and has been there to discuss any questions, issues, or concerns that I've had. I highly recommend Dr. Mash and Barbell Rehab to anyone who is having any type of pain related to training

Garrick B.

Dr. Mash is the real deal for any athlete. His complex knowledge of rehab and understanding of body mechanics allow to help elevate training. He keeps you progressing as you work through injuries instead of just the normal “take some time off”. Great with answering questions thoroughly explaining what he feels are the issues with training or injury.

Ethan H.

Doctor Mash is amazing! I drove 9 hours just to see him. Roughly 7 months ago I suffered a left hip injury and haven't been able to workout since. Michael helped fully educate me on what happened and how we could create a plan to fix everything. He has already written me a workout plan and given me the confidence to workout again. He is extremely responsive if I have a question on any of the movements or need any help. I feel 100% confident that I am finally in the right hands. I would highly recommend him and am so happy that I made the drive.

Sara H.


Dr. Michael at Barbell Rehab does NOT currently accept health insurance. Why? The answer is simple—I would not be able to provide the high level of quality care and personalized treatment that I do at the rates insurance companies reimburse for physical therapy treatment.

Therapists at traditional clinics that accept insurance are required to see 3–4 patients per hour and usually spend an average of only 15 minutes with each patient, while unlicensed aides instruct patients in exercises. At Barbell Rehab, every session is an entire hour, one-on-one with Dr. Michael.