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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored physical therapists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best physical therapists in Alexandria, VA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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BullDawg Training

BullDawg Training maintains the highest level of commitment to helping clients reduce pain, restore mobility, and enjoy an overall healthier lifestyle. The specialized Arlington-area practice operates a full-service facility in which patients can expect to receive first-class physical therapy, fitness training, Pilates, massage, and more. BullDawg Training enjoys a reputation for excellence and reliability while delivering therapy that helps individuals reach fitness, health, and recovery goals. The clinic takes patient wellness seriously by featuring a staff of exceptionally qualified practitioners skilled in the use of the latest therapeutic interventions and patient education tools. BullDawg Training is the go-to resource for a highly personalized hands-on manual therapy approach that includes gait training, soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, balance, and other methods.

Arlington, VA 22207


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Core Elements Physical Therapy

Core Elements Physical Therapy focuses on women’s health and orthopedics in a comfortable, quiet, and private space in Arlington. Using a combination of strong manual therapy, restorative exercises, and activities, patients have the ability to heal and thrive. All sessions with their physical therapists are one-on-one in a private environment. Their experienced team uses physical therapy to treat women’s health issues, including pelvic floor problems, C-section recovery, low back pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, incontinence, and postnatal weaknesses. The practice is under the direction of Rachel Aronson, who received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University. She shifted her focus towards women’s health after her own experience with pregnancy and birth left her feeling depleted, and is extremely passionate about helping women restore themselves through physical therapy.

Arlington, VA 22206


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Core Wellness & Physical Therapy

Core Wellness & Physical Therapy strives to provide innovative physical therapy and rehabilitation services for patients in Alexandria, Virginia, and the surrounding areas. Their goal is to help their patients develop, maintain, and restore their maximum movement and function by going through a series of carefully crafted series of treatments. The services they offer include Kinesio taping, craniosacral technique, trigger point release, muscle energy technique, trigger point dry needling, and soft tissue manipulation and mobilization. The wellness programs they offer include a personalized combination of bellicon rebounder, TRX training, body weight training, Kettlebell workouts, resistance bands, or back pain classes. Elizabeth Polis, the owner, holds a Master’s and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont and the University of St. Augustine, respectively.

Alexandria, VA 22301


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Luminance Healing Arts Physical Therapy

Luminance Healing Arts Physical Therapy is located in Alexandria, Virginia. It is a clinic that provides manual-based physical therapy to make immediate positive changes in its patients' movement and discomfort. In addition to manual therapies, Dr. Mara Scavotto, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS uses therapeutic exercises, neuromuscular treatments, and taping techniques to help patients return to their desired pre-injury activities with less pain, more strength, and the knowledge to prevent future injuries. Dr. Scavotto has treated members of the Washington Ballet, the Washington School of Ballet, and she has worked with actors at Shakespeare Theater and Ford's Theater.

Alexandria, VA 22314


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Solutions Physical Therapy

Solutions Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is a therapist-owned private practice that is proud to serve the Alexandria, VA community. The team is dedicated to a hands-on approach to physical therapy that utilizes current techniques in manual therapy and functional exercise to provide an individualized rehabilitation plan for each and every patient. They strive to offer a caring and fun atmosphere that allows them to get to know patients on a personal level and celebrate successes together. Solutions focuses on manual therapy combined with exercise to provide superior results for musculoskeletal injuries when compared to other treatment approaches. The team of therapists continually updates their training in manual therapy and exercise methods based on the latest research.

Alexandria, VA 22314


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Sunshine Physical Therapy

Sunshine Physical Therapy is an outpatient facility that strives for high-quality service in a caring, supportive environment in Alexandria. Its therapists are trained in numerous techniques, such as the McKenzie Method, the Maitland Concept, myofascial release, muscle energy and joint mobilization. The facility also employs cold laser therapy (a new technological treatment for pain management and soft tissue inflammatory conditions) as well as traditional physical therapy modalities. It treats conditions resulting from arthritis, bursitis, injuries, cervical and lumbar disc syndrome, and post-traumatic joint stiffness. Sunshine offers rehabilitation for stroke, Parkinson’s disease, geriatrics, joint replacement surgery and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Bahaa Afifi, owner and director of the facility, has more than 25 years of clinical experience in physical therapy.

Alexandria, VA 22310


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The Physical Therapy Zone

The Physical Therapy Zone is an outpatient clinic that strives to deliver the same personalized care patients would receive in the comforts of their own home. Owner and physical therapist Lori Alexander opened The Physical Therapy Zone in 2011 in Alexandria's historic Old Town to provide a centralized location for clients. The facility offers post-surgical, shoulder, stroke and vestibular rehabilitation, balance training, fitness evaluations and laser therapy. Among the treatment conditions provided are sports injuries, chronic pain, muscle and joint sprains, neck and low back pain, heel pain and plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and bursitis, gait instability, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. The Physical Therapy Zone provides a customized treatment plan that fits the patient’s lifestyle.

Alexandria, VA 22314


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Valens Physical Therapy & Sports Performance

Valens Physical Therapy and Sports Performance is a physical therapy practice located in Alexandria, VA and serving DC and the surrounding areas. They are a team of physical therapists focused on keeping up with modern discoveries, such as cutting-edge therapy techniques and evidence-based research. They offer honest and dependable delivery of care as they identify the source of pain or injury and outline an individualized treatment plan to return patients to their optimum health and performance. Their services include treatment of any musculoskeletal injuries, such as any post-operative rehabilitation, muscle strains, ligament sprains, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, as well as pelvic floor dysfunction therapy.

Alexandria, VA 22314


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