Metro DC's Specialists In Pain Management & Injury Treatment Solutions

Capitol PT is a full service physical therapy clinic in Washington DC & Upper Marlboro, MD

Offering Physical Therapy Solutions For:

Physical therapy has a wide range of different uses, but you’ll find some of the more common ones below.

Click each option to find out more.

Are you struggling with pain that didn’t come from a sports injury? It’s more common than you might think, but there is hope.

Physical therapy will empower you to recuperate so you can get back to your former lifestyle and enjoy a healthier, easier life. And all while enjoying more independence from constant and repeated visits.

Have you or a loved one recently suffered from a stroke, acquired brain injury, or other neurological condition? Were you diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or ALS?

Here at Capitol Physical Therapy, our team has received special training in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions.

When it comes to injuries, those that come from sports tend to be the most dramatic. One simple misstep can derail you from enjoying a pastime or even your career.

But while it might seem life-changing, it doesn’t have to be. Physical therapy can help you recover and recuperate from sports and running injuries so you can get back to doing what you love.

When it comes to health, women can have unique concerns.

Whether it’s dealing with pelvic pain or incontinence due to pregnancy, postpartum diastasis recti, recovery after gender affirming surgeries for trans women, or many other issues, women are often taught to just live with them, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Physical therapy can help.

Dealing with chronic pain?

Suffered a catastrophic injury?

Dealing with health concerns unique to your gender?

For these, and many other issues, physical therapy can help.

About Capitol Physical Therapy

When choosing a healthcare provider to work with, what makes you choose them? Affordability? Convenience? Location? These all play a role, sure. But more importantly, what makes you want to stick with them?

It’s a personal connection. A connection that lets you know you can trust them to have your best health in mind. It’s that personal connection we strive to create as soon as you walk through our door.

Founded in 2012 by Dr. Subha Nagasubramanian, Capitol Physical Therapy is dedicated to the following core tenets:

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Empowering The Patient

When you see a healthcare provider, you should feel like your therapist has been honest and transparent with you. After all, how can you make the best decisions about your health unless you know the facts?

Here at Capitol Physical Therapy, our goal is to make you feel like your therapist has been 100% honest and transparent with you about your health and your options.

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Lifelong Learning

Schooling is important, but it’s only the first step. After all, once you become complacent in your knowledge, you begin to stagnate. There are enough healthcare providers who just get the bare minimum of training and spend the rest of their lives resting on their laurels.

But you deserve better. You deserve someone who doesn’t just rest on the same old, outdated ideas your grandparents used. You deserve a healthcare provider dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of new knowledge and research in the field. And here at Capitol Physical Therapy, that’s exactly what you’ll get.

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Dedication & Excellence

It’s easy to be dedicated to your craft when you love what you do. But what’s more important is being dedicated to the results you provide, to the best possible care for your clients, and being humble enough to recognize when someone else may be able to serve them better.

Here at Capitol Physical Therapy, our primary focus is always on delivering excellent service from start to finish. This is what helps ensure you, the patient, get what you need to feel your absolute best.

Meet Our Physical Therapists

Valerie Rucker

PT, DPT, NCS.

  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Migraines
  • Balance issues
  • Concussion
  • Women’s health
  • Pelvic pain
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Incontinence
  • Chronic pain
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Diabetic neuropathy

Subha Nagasubramanian

PT, MS, DPT ,OCS, MTC, CMTPT.

  • Headaches
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rib pain
  • Back pain
  • Post surgical
  • Hip pain
  • Knee injuries
  • Runner injuries
  • Dancer injuries
  • Achilles ruptures
  • Ankle sprains
  • Ankle fractures

Maya Drummond

PT, DPT

  • Shoulder impingement
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Balance difficulties
  • Postural education
  • Chronic pain
  • Performing artists
  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Each of our therapists is fully trained and licensed to practice by DC Health.

No matter what your physical therapy needs, we’re dedicated to helping you find a solution.

Chronic pain or an injury holding you back? Capitol Physical Therapy can help. 

Book your free 15 minute consultation today 

Our Physical Therapy Service 

At Capitol Physical Therapy, we provide a variety of treatment services to help address the many health problems people face. Through a combination of services, we can offer solutions to many pain and injury related concerns you may be facing.

Gait training is the process of teaching you how to walk effectively. There are a number of different conditions that can cause difficulties with walking. Certain injuries, illnesses, and congenital conditions can cause you to need gait training. If you’ve encountered some issues with your gait due to illness or injury, physical therapy can help.

Telehealth is still an effective means of treatment even though there are some limitations compared to in-person therapy sessions. If you are concerned about health issues pertaining to in-person therapy sessions, please consider and choose telehealth to continue your treatment regime. Continuity of treatment is vital for managing your pain, maintain your recovery schedule, and preventing further injury.

Your vestibular system is located mostly within your inner ear, inside a series of tubes called your vestibular labyrinth. It’s responsible for providing your brain with information about movement. In particular, you can thank your vestibular system if you can: keep your balance, keep your head stable atop your body, maintain a good posture, remain stable while you move, and maintain your gaze on an object while moving.

If you’ve had a stroke or know someone who has, physical therapy services for stroke recovery can help stroke patients to get back to regular activities and self-care in their personal and professional lives. We design stroke treatment plans and exercises to help accelerate the recovery process to regain your quality of live sooner.

At Capitol Physical Therapy, we’ll consult with you to better understand your needs.

From there, we’ll pair you with the best therapist to take care of you.

To find out more about our physical therapy services, click the button below.


What Our Physical Therapy Patients Have To Say

Don’t just take our word for it.

Here’s what some of our previous patients have had to say about their experience here at Capitol Physical Therapy.

Dr. Maya Drummond provided excellent and compassionate service for my physical therapy, not only addressing immediate issues but giving very helpful preventive advice. Unlike larger PT offices that are usually crowded with clients spread out over an... open factory-floor setting, CPT is very focused on you as an individual, and they take into account the others you work with outside their practice on your physical well-being including personal trainers. That's a really nice touch - it's more holistic than I normally get from the huge PT operations linked to big specialist medical practices (orthopedists, etc).read more
Kevin Ivers
Kevin Ivers
My physical therapy experience with Dr. Valerie is the best I could have imagined! I was searching for a knowledgeable, people-centered physical therapist before a major gender-affirmation surgery. Finding the perfect physical therapist with the... combination of skills and openness for my particular need wasn't easy, so I was relieved and thrilled after my first consultation. I was immediately comforted by Dr. Valerie's warmth, encouraged by her expertise, and pleasantly surprised by her willingness to jump into things right away! I was in great shape as I entered surgery because of my early sessions with her; and my post-surgery work with her made all the difference in my recovery. I might even have more flexibility and strength after surgery than I did before, even with a serious functional fitness routine. And most of all, I always looked forward to our appointments, appreciated her grace with traffic, learned new things about my body, and benefited by the fact that CPT is in network, so I paid only $30 per session, which was meaningful after having over 12 sessions. I can't recommend Dr. Valerie enough!read more
Richael Faithful
Richael Faithful
WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE. ONE VISIT AND MY ISSUE WAS COMPLETELY RESOLVED.VALERIE WAS SENSATIONAL: informed, wise, patient, delightful. Truly she tested me in many ways, immediately assessed my situation, and showed me exactly how to correct the... situation. Each time, there were only a few after my visit, I had an issue I did exactly what she had shown me to do and bingo, immediate relief.Apologies for the lateness of my review. My visit was over the top, a 10+++++read more
Karen Greenaway
Karen Greenaway
Dr. Maya Drummond is an amazing physician. She taught me many exercises that has helped with my recovery. Her persona is always professional and caring. The staff at Capitol Physical Therapy is always helpful and friendly. I recommend this... facility to everyone in need of PT services.read more
Talla Davis
Talla Davis
I couldn't recommend Capitol Physical Therapy more! Everyone from the administrative staff to my physical therapist was friendly and professional. Making and adjusting appointments was easy. I met with Valerie Rucker for six weeks and was in awe of... her knowledgeable and clear guidance throughout my treatment. Beyond that she's a great listener and our time together was a delight. Finding a medical office that is brimming with such an amazing team is a rare find!read more
Katrina Zook
Katrina Zook
Wonderful, positive, supportive team that really listens and helped me meet my goals. Valerie is fantastic and did an excellent job diagnosing the root causes of my pain and helping me get better. Absolutely recommended!
Bill Cahill
Bill Cahill
First, the office staff was incredibly warm and communicative; they were very prompt in getting back to me, and it was easy to set up and move appointments as necessary.Second, Dr. Drummond was incredibly helpful. Beyond being kind and thoughtful,... she has amazing tact. I came in with lower back pain, and her attention and help has really helped. I highly recommend the practice.read more
Nicolas Pena Brown
Nicolas Pena Brown
I saw Dr. Subha for help with my upper back. She was a fantastic therapist, listening to my concerns, determining what the problem was, outlining a clear plan for treatment, and explaining exactly how to perform each exercise. It didn't take long... before I could see signs of improvement; with every visit, I felt better and better.After finishing treatment, I feel like myself again. 5 stars isn't high enough of a rating. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Subha and Capitol Physical Therapy.read more
Jonathan Magin
Jonathan Magin
Maya Drummond is one of the great physiotherapist I met recently for my lower back pain. She is knowledgeable, experienced, honest, and kind. She restored my lower back from all pain and restricted movements in just few sittings. She taught me how... to work while getting on bed, coming out of bed, and some exercises. Honestly, she is a miracle worker. I would return to her whenever I might need physical therapy. I recommend her highly.read more
Kailash Pant
Kailash Pant
Subha Nagasubramanian has been amazing helping me heal from two major orthopedic surgeries. Every time I come for a session, she is able to make even the smallest adjustment that makes the biggest difference in my gait and getting my independence... back. She listens to all my concerns and gives me helpful solutions. I have gone to physical therapy many times throughout my life and have never had someone as knowledgeable and precise as Subha. After a lifetime of pain, it can me hard to not get discouraged, but Subha always lends an ear and gives really beneficial encouragement and perspective. I am really grateful I chose Capitol PT for physical therapy and I highly recommend them to anyone!read more
Jaclyn Palmer
Jaclyn Palmer
Subbha is amazing! For the second time after a fall, I couldn't kneel without tears and had patellar instability from a partial tear that was painful/swollen to the touch. Went to see Subbha in Feb 2022 b/c not being able to kneel was upending my... life, especially mat Pilates practice. Saw Subbha twice a week and by early April, I was cautiously kneeling and my knee was no longer painful to the touch. By the end of April I "graduated" and am spending five hours gardening with knee pads and no pain. Subbha is a master physical therapist and a kind/understanding practitioner.read more
Kirsten S
Kirsten S
This capital Physical Therapy clinic is absolutely astonishing! Suba is very knowledgeable and detailed when it comes to educating and helping with pain relief . She is very knowledgeable and fun, decreasing my daily pain has become easier and... recommendations. Front desk staff is very welcoming and organized she makes schedules and appointments very easy to follow. The overall clinic is very clean and the covid protocols are top tier I highly recommend this clinic to anyone looking for different ways to manage pain and gain knowledge physical health.Thanks Suba 🙏read more
Kaliyamoorthy Arunachalam
Kaliyamoorthy Arunachalam
Valerie helped me get through a marathon training cycle and prevented/mitigated a recurring hip injury. She introduced new exercises in a way that made it manageable to add to my routine, and that i would actually be motivated to do the work without... getting overwhelmed. there is a noticeable improvement in my form from just 4 months of work, and i can't wait to see more improvements going forward with the tools she gave me.read more
Amina Ait-Bella
Amina Ait-Bella
I have repeatedly tried to post this review under my name, KAREN GREENAWAY, and am not savvy enough to figure out how to do it. This is my husband's name and photo!Regardless, last spring I had the good fortune of an appointment with VALERIE... RUCKER as a follow up to a recent, mild stroke. The issue was dizziness. Well, in ONE visit, Valerie put me through different painless exercises, told me how to deal with the dizziness when it occurred, and I have been TOTALLY FINE EVERY SINCE. NO MORE DIZZINESS.The entire experience was professional, easy to make my appointment and the location was perfect for my hotel, 4 minute walk, as I flew into DC to see her and some other doctors.Valerie was compassionate, thorough, wise, a total delight. THANKS VALERIE. YOU ARE VERY SPECIAL.read more
Paul Corfield
Paul Corfield
Subha Nagasubramanian is honestly the greatest medical professional I have ever meant. She is clear, honest, and kind. She restored full range of motion to my shoulder and taught me how to reprogram my movement patterns. Honestly, she is a miracle... worker.read more
Rashi Narayan
Rashi Narayan
Valerie saw immediately that my vertigo was caused by bad posture and gave me several exercises. I do them several times a day because they are easy and they make me feel better right away.Valerie knew how to make me feel calm and confident. I... would return to her whenever I might need physical therapy. I recommend her highly....read more
Martha Smith
Martha Smith
Subha quickly got me back on my feet following a difficult back injury. She does an incredible job diagnosing the source of the injury and making necessary adjustments. My wife is also a client and we are very happy to have Subha as part of our... health care team.read more
Michael Pannone
Michael Pannone
I have seen Subha for two different injuries over the last couple of years. Both times results have been better and faster than I expected. Easy to schedule appointments and good front office staff! Highly recommend.
Aschley Schiller
Aschley Schiller
Subha is a fantastic physical therapist! She is very compassionate, a great listener and planner of individualized care, committed to her clients, creative, forward-thinking, and encouraging. I had basically given up on physical therapy for my back... until my doctor convinced me to give Subha a try. I've since made great improvements. Highly recommend and will return if/whenever I need more help.read more
Dunc Fulton
Dunc Fulton
I have been going to Capitol Physical Therapy on and off for the last year. They have become my go to for back, neck, and most other muscle or back pain. Capitol Physical Therapy is truly amazing. Subha is very knowledgeable, caring and truly... listened to me and really addresses the source of my pain. Valerie is really amazing too as she is able to provide real pain relief in just one visit and has this very calming and supportive aura. The simple exercises that both have provided me really helped me prevent the everyday causes of pain. Also Capitol Physical Therapy really provides a higher level of privacy and care than other physical therapist. When you make an appointment with them you will be seen by either Subha or Valerie for the full time of your appointment. I do not normally gush this much about my therapist but trust me, if you have back or neck pain issues Capitol Physical Therapy provides long terms solutions.read more
SH J
SH J
As an ultra endurance athlete I was used to enduring pain and suffering. I was also used to doctors and physical therapists not quite listening to or understanding my needs. Then I was fortunate enough to meet Subha Nagasubramanian @ Capitol... Physical Therapy. Subha always listened to me and understood that I knew my own body and sports fitness goals better than anyone else. Subha worked with me to diagnose longtime ailments, breakdown and rebuild poor mechanics, and develop more efficient patterns of motion. Subha took the time to answer questions and explain concepts so that I fully understood how I can ensure a strong and successful recovery following certain certain surgical procedures. Subha also set me up for future success by teaching me new exercises and approaches to ensure my complete health and wellness over the long term. Thanks to Subha for getting this humpty-dumpty back together again as I’m so very thankful to be back doing what I love and playing outdoors again.read more
Paul Morris
Paul Morris
Dr. Subha Nagasubramanian is the best. She's very patient and careful, and is very good at explaining the hows and whys of mobility issues -- and what I can do resolve them along with her work. She offers great advice (in person or via email)... whenever I have questions.read more
Jennifer Abella
Jennifer Abella
I definitely recommend this practice, especially Dr. Subha! She listened to what I was saying and provided great care to my needs as well as instructions for exercises for me to do at home. She is why my back and hip pain have all but disappeared!
Brenda Oakes
Brenda Oakes
CPT is a well run operation and Subha is an amazing Physical Therapist. She quickly figured out what the specific issues were in each session as my shoulder ailment (AC joint separation) evolved over two months, and treated it at each stage very... effectively. She explained clearly, in plain English what was going on and what I could do at home to make progress between sessions. I also appreciated the convenience of online booking, bill paying and the fact CPT submitted claims directly to my health insurance company.read more
Jari Tuomala
Jari Tuomala
Great Physical Therapy practice! I went in for vestibular therapy for vertigo and felt that it was handled perfectly. Went through an in-depth consultation on exactly what the issue was and after one session and a week later I was feeling better... than I had in over a month. 10/10 Recommendread more
David Austin
David Austin
Subha is attentive and knowledgeable. She has helped me with numerous conditions. Each time I hurt myself, she gets me back on track. First it was a low back injury. She did manipulations, dry needling, and exercise therapy. A year later, I had... wrist pain and she cured me of that. Now, another year later, she is treating me for upper back pain. I am convinced she will have me good as new in a few weeks. She is an outstanding therapist.read more
Erik Lang
Erik Lang
Subha is absolutely incredible. So good at what she does. I have suffered from TMJ for years after a bad accident as a kid. I have gone to various doctors with no luck. After just minutes of our first session, I felt so much better. Highly... recommend! Also the receptionist is very kind and welcoming!read more
Nancy Gabaldon
Nancy Gabaldon
Subha knew exactly where the injury was just by a couple minutes observation and her fingers knew precisely where to press to ease the knots and pain that had been there for over a month. Who knew one could look forward to a doctor visit? My only... regret was not finding my way to her immediately.read more
Josephine Ross
Josephine Ross
I have had a fantastic experience with Capitol PT. I've needed regular PT for over 10yrs and have worked with a dozen PT's, and Subha is the best by a large margin! She knows exactly how to help each week, and does so with such a gentle attitude.... Her healing abilities refresh me every visit. I've also had great experience scheduling and changing appointments. I offer my very best recommendation, even for fear she gets booked up! Thank you Capitol PT!read more
Kelly Flanagan
Kelly Flanagan
I’ve been seeing Subha for the last few weeks for bad neck/shoulder pain and she’s wonderful! She’s very easy to talk to, and super knowledgeable. She always provides thoughtful answers to my (many) questions and gives great... instructions/explanations for exercises. Since I’ve started seeing her the pain has noticeably lessened; even right after my first visit I was feeling a bit better. I would definitely recommend her to others.read more
Sahel K Sra
Sahel K Sra
I have been to physical therapy several times and this was by far the best experience I have had. The staff is friendly and helpful. Making an appointment was quick and easy. And my therapist Valerie is the absolute best. She listened to my... concerns, she explained things very clearly and positively supported my progress. Valerie made sure I understood the plan and what to do on my own. And by the end of treatment sessions, my goals had been achieved. Thank you Valerie and Capitol Physical Therapy.read more
Kimberly McKinley
Kimberly McKinley
I had an excellent experience with Capitol Physical Therapy. I came to them with intense running-related hip and knee pain in May 2020. They set me up with a virtual appointment and Taylor was able to assess my situation through zoom (which I... thought was pretty dang impressive.) I've had three follow up appointments in the office since then and have always felt COVID-safe (masks, good ventilation, not at all crowded, etc.) After a few months of working with Taylor and semi-diligently doing the stretches and exercises she assigned me, I can run again without pain! I'm absolutely delighted, and couldn't have asked for a better experience with Capital PT.read more
Alexandra Beem
Alexandra Beem
My right knee locked andI was unable to straighten my leg for some days. Injections helped some but the intense pain remained. I am grateful that I have Dr. Nagasubramanium of Capitol Physical Therapy as my Physical Therapist. She thinks out of... the box and treats not only my injured knee but the reasons such as posture that caused the injury as well. With her assistance I am able to walk better , my muscles are stronger, and I have a more positive view of life as a result. I might add that I am 91 years of age.I recommend her wholeheartedly.read more
Malinee De Silva
Malinee De Silva
After months of other PT services I found Dr. Nagasubramanian (Capitol PT). I have had the most improvement under her guidance.Their staff is friendly, always professional and gracious and the offices are well appointed. Capitol PT will listen to... what you have to say, answer all your questions, and make adjustments if you need them.I couldn’t give a higher recommendation to others to try them out. Capitol PT is fantastic and earns your trust.read more
Todd Fisk
Todd Fisk
I had been suffering from neck and upper back pain for several years. Mainly due to poor posture at my computer and overuse of phone/laptop. I had tried several PT options over the years but nothing seemed to help. I was getting very disheartened... and decided to consult with Subha on a friend's suggestion. I heard such great things about her that I decided to fly to DC from Ann Arbor, MI to see her. I made the best decision! She was through in her questions to understand my problem and very empathetic and reassuring. The work she did with me (manual manipulation) was fantastic. Then she showed me a set of exercises and had me do them with her so that she could correct. Her instructions are extremely clear and precise, including cautioning me on what not to do. I came back home and started the exercises. As she had predicted, within a couple of months, my long standing neck pain got better by almost 90%. It's not magic. I need to keep up with the exercises and I know that when I don't, it comes back. I am getting ready to do follow-up/maintenance sessions with her remotely. I wish I lived in DC and could see her in person more regularly. I have only fantastic things to say about her work - she is professional. empathetic, highly effective, knowledgeable and kind. She has helped me immensely. Thanks so much!read more
Sreyashi Dey
Sreyashi Dey
This is hands down the best place to get treatment for healing any physical issues--whether they are injuries related to sports and other recreational activities, or from daily hazards like sitting improperly at your desk. We highly recommend... Capitol Physical Therapy and have relied on Subha for more than 10+ years to take care of us! She is a very empathetic therapist who provides a holistic overview to get to the root of a problem, and will provide a contextual method for healing. It's worth a visit even to just do a check-in and overall assessment.read more
Spilling Ink
Spilling Ink
I became a patient after a leg injury and subsequent surgery. Subha listened carefully and explained her treatments and guidance clearly. The treatments I received at Capitol Physical Therapy were crucial to my recovery. After a recent back... problem, I returned and have made great progress with Subha's help. She gives exercises and movements for me to do in between visits and I think these have helped my recovery go faster.The office is well run and efficient and it is easy to schedule appointments. The location is convenient.read more
Anthony Vitelli
Anthony Vitelli
Capitol PT is the best! Subha is amazing - professional, exceptionally competent and always encouraging. My recovery from knee replacement surgery was so much easier than I expected. I give all the credit to her!
Lynnette Kelly
Lynnette Kelly
Subha is substantively superb and always has useful advice. The entire team is professional, friendly and responsive. A patient couldn't ask for better treatment!
Marcia Newell
Marcia Newell
I am so happy to be with Capital Physical Therapy, they are the best. They have provided me with so much education on how to use my body the right way. Before I started it was hard for me to walk now it getting better each day, I love it.
Percy Fairley
Percy Fairley
Subha is the best. She doesn't just give a list of exercises like some other physical therapy offices, but works her magic massage to really feel what is wrong and to make the best plan for you. Every time I go she makes my old residual... injuries/tightness feel better instantly, plus I walk away with a plan of action and more knowledgeable than before. I highly recommend Capitol Physical Therapy!read more
Jennifer Prillaman
Jennifer Prillaman
Subha was great! I was training for a marathon and had some pain in my left hip and quad. Even after just one session, my hip started to feel better. She gave me a bunch of exercises to do at home that were hard, but effective. She is also super... friendly and has excellent bedside manner! Also the front desk staff are great. I would highly recommend!read more
Lindy Crowley
Lindy Crowley
Subha is amazing. She was observant from the moment I walked in, identifying the deeper physical concerns that the eye can’t see. She is very knowledgeable and is personal in addressing the issue. She followed up with all my exercises timely and I... never needed to wait before seeing her. Additionally, the booking system is seamless and straight forward. Highly recommend seeing Subha.read more
Dina Alaeddin
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Our Clinic Location Details

Capitol Physical Therapy has two locations to serve you better. Our DC location is located in the core of historic DC, steps away from McPherson Square metro station and just two blocks away from The White House. Our Upper Marlboro location is located near the Marlboro Pike and the Old Marlboro Pike in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.


Frequently Asked Questions About Physical Therapy

If you have questions about physical therapy in general, or Capitol Physical Therapy’s approach in particular, you’re not alone.

Below, you’ll find some of the most common questions we get asked.

If you don’t see your question here, feel free to reach out.

In most cases, no. The District of Columbia is direct access, which means you can see a physical therapist without a doctor’s referral. Most health insurance companies will reimburse you for it as well. The only exception is if you’re on Medicare.

We accept most major health insurance companies. If you’re not sure, contact us and we’ll verify your coverage for you.

The answer to this question depends on your issues and your goals. In general, however, you’ll see your physical therapist more at first, and less as time goes on.

In general, no. There may be some exercises that push you a little beyond your comfort zone, but you should never feel anything more than a minor strain, the same way you would after a session at the gym. If your physical therapy treatment is painful, that’s a sign there’s something wrong. Stop the exercise and let your therapist know.

Certainly not! While athletes tend to benefit significantly from physical therapy, most people can benefit from physical therapy treatments.


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To learn more about physical therapy and related topics, check out our blog full of informative articles to help you and those with physical and neurological issues to better deal with challenges and find solutions to living a more fulfilling life.

Chronic pain or an injury holding you back? Capitol Physical Therapy can help. 

Book your free 15 minute consultation today