Physical Therapy Chevy Chase MD

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Release Physical Therapy

Release Physical Therapy is an award-winning physical therapy clinic, offering the best-in-class physical therapy to the Washington DC area and surrounding communities. We offer flexible appointment times at two convenient locations in our Downtown and West End offices. Don’t wait to feel your best – schedule an appointment online or call our office at (202) 974-6621.

Release Physical Therapy Washington DC

Advanced Treatment

At Release Physical Therapy, we use evidence-based therapies to target the root cause of a condition, not just the symptoms. We offer a full range of treatments, including manual modalities, technology-assisted therapies, and both traditional and non-traditional techniques. 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.


Release Physical Therapy Team

Our Physical Therapists

We welcome the chance to guide you on the road to better health through our personalized and integrated approach to wellness.

Our physical therapists use hands-on techniques and the latest technology to relieve pain, improve function, and enhance health and wellness. Our experienced Chevy Chase MD physical therapists have advanced training in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. Release Physical Therapy in Chevy Chase MD services include sports therapy, injury rehabilitation, pre-surgical therapy, post-surgical therapy, chronic pain management, as well as wellness and prevention.

We're Accepting New Patients

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.

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Injury, Prevention & Wellness

Treatments & Conditions

We help people with neck pain, shoulder pain, back and hip pain, knee pain, foot and ankle pain, and other common conditions.

As an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice, we focus on the neuro-muscular skeletal system. Musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries include: bones, muscles with their related tendons, joint structures such as ligaments, discs and menisci. Injuries may cause impairments such as pain, inflammation, restricted movement, joint instability and muscle weakness or spasms. Treatments we specialize in at Release Physical Therapy include:

Running Assessment Washington DC

Individualized analysis designed to identify strength, gait, and alignment imbalances to prevent injury and improve your current training program.

Functional Training

Exercise regimens that integrate multiple muscle groups, joints and the brain to assist in everyday movement, physical activities and athletics.

ASTYM Therapy

Regenerates healthy soft tissue snd eliminates or reduces scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restriction.

BFR Training Washington DC

Rehabilitation therapy and performance training technique using a personalized tourniquet system to reduce atrophy and increase strength.

K-Laser Therapy

The use of specific wavelengths of light to improve healing time, pain reduction, increase circulation and decrease swelling.

Graston Technique

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization used to address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes.

Kineseo® Taping Method

Reduces muscular pain and inflammation, relaxes overused muscles, improves posture and movement awareness, and enhances performance.

Therapeutic Medical Massage

Reduces muscular pain and inflammation, relaxes overused muscles, improves posture and movement awareness, and enhances performance.

Shockwave Therapy

A non-invasive medical treatment that utilizes acoustic waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions and promote healing.

Common Conditions We Treat


  • Achilles tendonitis
  • AC joint injury
  • ankle sprains
  • ankle fracture
  • ACL injuries
  • arthritis
  • back injury
  • back pain
  • bursitis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cervical radiculopathy
  • cervical strains
  • chronic pelvic pain
  • CL inuries
  • compartment syndrome
  • degenerative joint disease
  • herniated disk
  • de Quervain tenosynovitis
  • fibromyalgia
  • frozen shoulder
  • golfer’s elbow
  • headaches / migrains
  • hip replacements
  • ITB syndrome
  • impingement syndrome
  • knee replacement
  • neck pain
  • nerve entrapment
  • osteoporosis
  • osteoarthritis
  • overuse injuries
  • knee cap pain syndrome
  • knee tendinitis
  • plantar fasciitis
  • rotator cuff tear
  • runner's knee
  • scoliosis
  • sciatica
  • shoulder tendinitis
  • spinal stenosis
  • spondylolisthesis
  • shin splints
  • tennis elbow
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • wrist fracture
  • and several others...
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • AC joint injury
  • ankle sprains
  • ankle fracture
  • ACL injuries
  • arthritis
  • back injury
  • back pain
  • bursitis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cervical radiculopathy
  • cervical strains
  • chronic pelvic pain
  • CL inuries
  • compartment syndrome
  • degenerative joint disease
  • herniated disk
  • de Quervain tenosynovitis
  • fibromyalgia
  • frozen shoulder
  • golfer’s elbow
  • headaches / migrains
  • hip replacements
  • ITB syndrome
  • impingement syndrome
  • knee replacement
  • neck pain
  • nerve entrapment
  • osteoporosis
  • osteoarthritis
  • overuse injuries
  • knee cap pain syndrome
  • knee tendinitis
  • plantar fasciitis
  • rotator cuff tear
  • runner's knee
  • scoliosis
  • sciatica
  • shoulder tendinitis
  • spinal stenosis
  • spondylolisthesis
  • shin splints
  • tennis elbow
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • wrist fracture
  • and several others...

Physical Therapist Chevy Chase MD

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What Patients Are Saying

Patients Choose Release

Our patients love to share feedback about their experience at Release PT because they know we are always listening.

Physical therapy is about results. Too often, patients discontinue therapy because of a bad experience. At Release Physical Therapy, we are committed to providing the highest quality care through patient education, on-going clinician training, and personalized approach to treatment. We believe that everyone should live pain-free and healthy. But don’t take it from us, read what our patients have to say about their experience with Release Physical Therapy.

paul duffy
paul duffy
08/07/2022
Best PT experience I’ve had thus far, and I’ve had quite a few. As a fitness professional and weekend foot soldier cyclist, I demand a lot from my body. Steph helped me restore stability and quality range of motion after my shoulder surgery and did far ahead of schedule. She’s the perfect balance of tough but caring, and above all very good at what she does.
jared hyman
jared hyman
08/07/2022
The single best PT experience I’ve ever had.
Drew Fisher
Drew Fisher
08/07/2022
Beautiful clinic and the therapist are highly skilled and knowledgeable. I always recommend Release to friends and family.
Phillip E
Phillip E
02/03/2022
During a trip of mine in August 2021 I came to release physical therapy from NY. The majority of my therapy was dry needling and some post needling muscle re-education. I received dry needling mainly from Bettie Kruger. Mrs Kruger is a very efficient dry needler. Ive been to quite a few places and she definitely knows what she is doing. The function and effectiveness of dry needling is heavily dependent on the skill of the clinician. There are physical therapists in the D.C. area that I've been to first hand, who although they are certified in dry needling they haven't a clue what they're doing. Similar to some people who have a barbers license and still don't know how to cut hair. Aside from her skill in anatomy and needling Bettie is energetic, she doesn't cut corners or try to cheat you out of your time. She's not lazy. You'll get about 53 to 55 minutes for the hour. She is not against patient oriented care, meaning she is open and responsive to patient input and requests. Patient centered care is an extremely useful approach that helps relieve and calm down some of the psychologically induced brain and pain connections one may be dealing with. She doesn't just dictate to you what is going to happen because she is the therapist and youre the patient. I had a few sessions with Mrs.Simon, not as many as with Bettie. I'm pretty sure id have a very similar review and experience of her. Oh yeah they have a little blue tooth speaker playing music, they'll even let you change the music, turn it down or even turn it off if you want. The bathroom was very clean, had a cool automatic light as well as faucet water. The hand soap smelled good too. The office manager Mrs Gonzalez was competent in scheduling appointments and responding to emails. Shes nice, polite, soft spoken. Their Instagram is pretty cool and visually gives you some insight on what to expect. Oh yeah they do cupping, graston and from what I saw was ultra sound guided dry needling. Bettie's pretty good at feeling for the knots but it will be cool to see it in real time, meh. Alot of places in the d.c. region will give you a bunch of silly pictures or have some motionless photos that don't leave much to interpret. When you get to those places you ask yourself "what the".... Whether you're in need of a "touch up" from acute pain or in a slightly worse case of chronic or persistent pain. I wouldn't even waste my time looking around. I would just go to release PT especially compared to any other clinics/pts in the Maryland D.C area. I have some pretty not so nice things to say about other clinics.
Elisa Barnett
Elisa Barnett
12/07/2021
Best physical therapist’s in the DC area!!! Personable, great staff, and an amazing massage therapist!!! Very clean & professional. Highly recommend!
Trip O'Connell
Trip O'Connell
11/08/2020
I have had back and neck injuries for years, and the ladies at Release keep me in the game! They are miracle workers!