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The BayGrass Institute provides licensed or certified healthcare providers with continuing education in the many areas of manual therapy through interactive and hands-on sessions.

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Jon Laking, M.A., P.T.
Jon Laking, M.A., P.T.Founder
Jon Laking founded his private practice, Laking Therapy Services, in 1997 and has served as a clinical instructor and faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Jon earned a B.S. in Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland at Baltimore and a M.A. in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T.
Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T.Founder
Bob Cohen has been in private practice since 1996, helping patients achieve treatment success by working together to develop a program specific to their needs. Bob earned a B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and a M.A. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland at College Park.


Excellent class! It really helped me to collect all the pieces and put them together.
John L.
I can’t thank you both enough for your outstanding teaching, patience, and guidance. This class really helped me develop a WHY for all treatments.
Heather K.
Excellent course with well-presented information. Will need to practice techniques, particularly with pediatric patients, but very applicable information! That you!!
Laura A.

Bob and Jon you are amazing teachers. Thanks for a great course!

Christine B.

Thank you very much! The course was great. It provided a much needed review of biomechanics and pathology. I will definitely use the techniques starting next week.

Elizabeth F.

Thank you so much! This course really challenged me and my thought processes. It left me with a lot to think about! And practice!

Erin M.

Fabulous review of anatomy. Best Binder – Easy to follow and comprehensive.


Thank you for imparting such complex course material in such an organized and demonstratively clear way. I learned much from the functional testing and techniques that were demonstrated.

Laura D.

As always you’ve lived up to my expectations and then some.

Michael H.

I can’t thank you both enough for your patience, way you make things easy and understandable!! I am so grateful!

Heather K.

Such important information delivered in a manner that makes sense and can be used with so many patients. I have much better understanding of how manual work addresses health at the cellular level!

Janice L.

Bob and Jon did an excellent job breaking down the anatomy, assessment, and treatment of the cervical spine.

Perry T.

BayGrass Institute courses are stellar. The information is always anatomically and physiologically supported. Palpation techniques and treatment techniques are immediately applicable. This is a course that honors and respects patient care and the instructors are clearly thoughtful clinicians and teachers.

Stephanie T.

I have never seen techniques presented for the foot that actually work! Great combinations of lab time and lecture. Foot mechanics explained in a learnable fashion. Amazing instructors.

Rowena O.

Appreciated the anatomy and biomechanical review as well as the thorough techniques learned.

Kathie F.

The course was challenging, but being exposed to new information will definitely improve my craft.

Judy A.

The hands-on portion accompanying the lecture theory is a great tool to practice and see this work in action.

John L.

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