Welcome to Release Physical Therapy Washington DC

Best Physical Therapist Washington DCRelease is a boutique physical therapy practice in Washington, DC that provides the best in comprehensive, evidence-based treatments and personalized care. Utilizing hands-on techniques, we strive to relieve pain, improve function, and enhance health and wellness. Whether you’re an athlete that plays hard on the field, or a weekend warrior that plays hard in life, committing to a physical therapy program can help to keep you moving forward. Release Physical Therapy – Washington, DC will help you get back to work, back in the game, and back to doing the activities you love.


Release Physical Therapy Washington DC
Release Physical Therapy Washington DC
Release Physical Therapy Washington DC
Treatment at Release Physical Therapy Washington DC

Best Physical Therapists in Washington DC 2017

At Release Physical Therapy Washington, DC, we treat you with our hands, not just machines. We offer a full range of manual therapies, as well as both traditional and non-traditional techniques for the best in comprehensive care. We work one-on-one with our patients to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets their unique needs, conditions, wellness goals and fitness levels.

Our experienced and highly trained therapists specialize in treating the outpatient orthopedic population, including sports therapy, chronic pain management, orthopedic/spinal therapy, pre/post-surgical therapy, as well as wellness and prevention.

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Our Areas of Specialization

Active Release Technique® (ART)


State-of-the-art massage and movement-based technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

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Low-Level Light-based Therapy (LLLT)
LLLT copyLight-based therapy that helps accelerate the healing process, decrease pain, reduce inflammation and improve range of motion.

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K-Laser Therapy
Elbow-Treatment-2(72dpi) The use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling.

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Trigger Point Dry Needle
dry_needling Needle treatment that decreases pain, increases range of motion and improves strength by inactivating myofascial trigger points.

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ASTYM® Therapy
ASTYM System
Regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.
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Kinesio Taping® Method
Taping technique that reduces muscular pain and inflammation, relaxes overused muscles, improves posture and movement awareness and enhances performance.

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Functional Training
Exercise regimens that integrate multiple muscle groups, joints and the brain to prepare the body for everyday movement, athletics and other specialized physical activities.

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Aquatic Therapy
Strength and mobility exercises in a heated pool that decrease joint stress and pain, muscle swelling and stiffness and improve recovery time.

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Dr. Cari Simon, DPT | Owner Release Physical Therapy Washington DC

Dr. Simon received her DocRelease Physical Therapy Washington DCtorate degree in Physical Therapy from University of Hartford after graduating from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Exercise Science & Physiology/Pre-physical Therapy. Driven by her desire to help patients meet their physical goals and gain or regain functional capacity, Dr. Simon’s treatment approach combines manual mobilization and manipulation techniques with individualized therapeutic exercise. She is a full body Active Release Technique® (ART) provider. Additionally, Dr. Simon utilizes McConnell, athletic, and Kinesio® taping methods, as well as Trigger Point Dry Needle Therapy.