Yalich Clinic – Meet Our Providers
Dr. Alan K. Sokoloff
Founder of the Yalich Clinic of Glen Burnie
Dr. Alan K. Sokoloff, D.A.C.B.S.P. or “Dr. Sok”, as his patients refer to him, is the founder / owner / clinic director of the Yalich Clinic Performance and Rehabilitation in Glen Burnie, MD, where he has practiced for over 30 years. He served 2 terms as President of the Maryland Chiropractic Association. Dr. Sok was selected as Maryland’s “Chiropractor of the Year 2001-2” and the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician’s Sports Chiropractor of the Year 2006. He holds a post-graduate degree as a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Dr. Sok has been a member of the University of Maryland Sports Medicine Team since 1991. He served a residency at the United States Olympic Training Center, summer of 1997 and was selected to the medical team for the United States at the 1998 Goodwill Games. Dr. Sok was appointed to the USA Olympic Medical Team for the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, Canada. He continues to be the team chiropractor for the two time Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens of the NFL since 1999 as well as the University of Maryland Terps. Dr. Sokoloff was also the past team chiropractor for the Washington Nationals (MLB) and is currently with the Baltimore Orioles AA team in Bowie, MD, The Bowie Baysox. For over 10 years, Dr. Sok hosted a weekly health, interactive health radio program in Baltimore called “Talkin’ Back” on AM-680 WCBM.
Dr. Sok incorporates many different hands on techniques in treating his patients. In addition to chiropractic care, he is certified in Graston Technique, dry needling and various myofascial release techniques.
Dr. Sok truly enjoys teaching, both live and on video. He is a recipient of the “Award of Excellence” for his DVD series including “Back Talk” (Preventing Back Injuries in the Work Place) and “Hands On” (Preventing Carpal Tunnel in the Work Place). Produced and distributed through the Library Video Network, these videos deal with different aspects of preventing injuries at work and home. One of Dr. Sok’s passions is in the area of injury and concussion prevention. After 20+ years of teaching it, Dr. Sok released his latest video, “Tackling Concussion Head On”, with multiple guests from professional and college athletics that will educate parents and coaches alike.
Dr. Sok continues to be actively involved in youth coaches and parent education, serving as a member of the education coordination team for Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks division as well as the co-founder of POWERPlay In Sports (a national group helping to education kids, parents and coaches in many aspects of injury prevention. If you would like Dr. Sok to be your next speaker, go to www.dr-sok.com for more information.
“In order to go someplace you have never been, you have to do something you have never done. We provide the best treatment options to aid in your performance and recovery.”
Dr. Nicole Gangl Perez
Dr. Nicole Gangl Perez is a Graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University, in Bloomington, MN. Dr. Gangl Perez has additional postgraduate training in pregnancy and pediatric care and with additional focus on sports related injuries and prevention. With over 9 years of experience practicing in Minnesota and Maryland, she utilizes many soft tissue, rehabilitative techniques and Kinesiotaping. With additional certification received in rehabilitation and Rock Tape kinesiotaping techniques. As part of her clinical work at the Yalich Clinic of Glen Burnie, Dr. Gangl Perez is part of the sports medicine team for the UMBC Retrievers and the University of Maryland Terps.
Ryan Lynch, MPT
Director of Physical Therapy Services
Ryan Lynch, MPT, continues to serve as the Director of Physical Therapy at the Yalich Clinic (physical therapy). Working closely with Dr. Sokoloff, Ryan has incorporated the comprehensive approach of the Yalich Clinic’s practice adding effective physical therapy services. Originally from South Jersey, Ryan moved to Baltimore to earn his Master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. In over ten years of practice, he has worked in both inpatient and outpatient physical therapy settings and with an extremely wide variety of patients. In outpatient orthopedic clinics, Ryan has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of chronic pain, athletic injury, and post-operative patients. Using an assortment of tools including dry needling, modalities, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise, he devises an individualized treatment plan to guide patients toward their personal goals. This often entails catering therapy to return to particular hobbies, return to work, and sport specific training. Further adding to his broad scope of patients, Ryan also practices in hospitals associated with Medstar Health, treating physically disabled patients in an inpatient setting. With general debility, cardiovascular, stroke, and acutely post-operative patients, Ryan plays a major role in initiating joint movement, returning function, and assessing discharge needs. This is an extremely vital time in the initiation of physical therapy and ensures patients are headed on the correct path in the rehabilitation process. Serving as the director of the Yalich Clinic’s physical therapy services, Ryan incorporates his strong exercise and weight training background into the rehabilitation of injuries to all body parts. He is eager to work in an extremely friendly environment with personal, one-on-one attention paid to each patient. The common goal of all services offered at the Yalich Clinic is “keeping you in the game,” whether “the game” is a sport, hobby, work, or functional movement.
Dr. Jeremy Cannon
Dr. Jeremy Cannon is a Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology. He received His Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, in Port Orange, FL. Dr. Cannon is well versed in athletics being a two sport Division I athlete himself(Wrestling and Track&Field). He takes his experience in athletics and his undergraduate work in biomechanics and applies it directly to patient care. He uses multiple instrument assisted soft tissue techniques and manual release in his treatments. He identifies faulty movement patterns and prescribes corrective exercise to better patient results, and to give his patients the “tools” to help themselves. Dr. Cannon will also look for common nutritional deficiencies and take those into account while assessing each patient on an individual basis. You may also see Dr. Cannon volunteering his time with local wrestling teams, putting on workshops, and staying active in the community.
Kyle L. Jones, PTA
Associate of Physical Therapy Services
Kyle is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University where he obtained a B.S in Biology, and completed his Physical Therapy Assistant degree at Carroll Community College. Kyle grew up in North-East Baltimore, and is a diehard Orioles fan. He was a competitive Division I runner and continues to be a workout enthusiast. His love of sports gravitated him towards physical therapy and sports medicine as a career. Kyle joined the Yalich family in 2014 and has 5 years’ experience working as a PTA. He is a longtime associate of the Yalich Clinic’s PT director, Ryan Lynch, and was specifically selected to aid in the advancement of patient care. Like Ryan, Kyle is also a Medstar Health associate with experience treating diverse patient populations in an inpatient setting. Kyle adds a unique element to the Yalich clinic as he has extensive training in rocktape and kinesio taping, sport specific rehab, industrial rehab, workplace ergonomics, running injuries, and chronic pain conditions. Kyle and Ryan work in unison to formulate and administer concise rehabilitation programs which address each patient’s individual goals.
Dr. Amanda Thacker
Dr. Thacker is a graduate of Bluffton University where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. She continued her education at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. She earned post-graduate training in functional movement assessment and rehabilitation procedures, dynamic neuro muscular stabilization along with extensive education in dry needling. Dr. Thacker implements many different conservative therapies when approaching each patient’s individualized treatment plan including instrument assisted soft tissue techniques, manual myofascial release techniques, and functional corrective exercises. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Thacker is motivated to help her patient’s get active while educating them on how to improve their own overall health.