Washington DC Physical Therapists

Release Physical Therapy staffs the top Washington DC physical therapists. Our experienced and highly trained physical 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. Our PTs utilize a wide-range of therapies and technologies to deliver a personalized care plan.  All of our physical therapist are accepting new patients.


Dr. Cari Simon, PT, DPT

Owner & Physical Therapist, Release Physical Therapy Washington DC

Dr. Cari Simon received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Hartford. A former All-New England and All-State soccer player, she was part of the U.S. Women’s Soccer National Team pool, but ultimately decided to redirect her career in pursuit of her true passion: care. She is now one of the top physical therapists in Washington, DC. As one of the most highly regarded physical therapists in Washington, DC, Dr. Cari 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. When she is not helping her patients meet their physical goals, Dr. Simon enjoys networking with other physical therapists in Washington, DC, outdoor activities and spending time with her family.

Dr. Stephanie Lam, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Physical Therapist, Release Physical Therapy Washington DC

Dr. Stephanie Lam received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook University, after attaining dual degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of Virginia. She is highly experienced in several fields of adult orthopedics, including post-surgical recovery, acute sports injury rehabilitation, athletic performance improvement, and chronic pain management. She also has a passion for pediatrics and has treated kids of all ages for congenital and developmental issues.

Dr. Lam uses her patient’s individual goals to guide treatment, addressing her patient’s symptomatic impairments while considering their day-to-day ability to function and perform athletic and recreational activities. Dr. Lam incorporates manual therapy throughout her treatments, specializing in extensive deep soft tissue manipulation and mobilizations of the spine and peripheral joints, as well as dry needling.

Bettie Kruger, PT, DPT, CDNS

Physical Therapist, Release Physical Therapy Washington DC

Dr. Bettie Kruger is the newest addition to Release Physical Therapy. She is a patient-centered physical therapist who believes in a holistic approach to treatment in order to identify an underlying cause rather than pain control alone. Dr. Kruger believes in building a strong partnership with her patients in order to create a safe and comfortable environment for success. She is certified in trigger point dry needling and working towards a certification in manual therapy through The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

Dr. Bettie Kruger is well seasoned in adult and adolescent orthopedics, sport related injuries, pre/post surgical rehabilitation, as well as, improving athletic performance for injury prevention, amongst many other conditions. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England and obtained her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science at Syracuse University.

Caitlin Tollis, LMT

Massage Therapist, Release Physical Therapy Washington DC

Caitlin Tollis graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2009 and has been working in massage therapy for over 10 years. She specializes in targeted deep tissue, myofascial release, injury rehab, and postural realignment. She enjoys specialized deep work that addresses each client’s unique challenges and preferences.