Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a specialized therapy where Elite therapists directly apply pressure using their hands on muscles and manipulate the joints to relieve the pain generated by various musculoskeletal conditions. Manual physical therapy relieves pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension and joint dysfunction and helps to restore a normal range of motion.

Post-Surgical Rehab

Post-surgical rehab ensures a successful recovery for patients following hip, knee, shoulder or other orthopedic surgeries. Elite therapists review X-rays/MRIs and doctors’ scripts to develop an immediate as well as ongoing plan that promotes healing and reduces post-surgical trauma.

Performing Arts Physical Therapy

The team at Elite specialize in treating conditions specific to performing artists, such as dancers, musicians, singers, and actors/actresses. Staff are familiar with common impairments in movement technique and physical conditioning that interfere with an artist's top performance and which create pain. After a careful analysis, a course of treatment will be provided to help the artist achieve their highest levels and return to performance, and to provide protection from further injury.

Sports Conditioning

Sports medicine treats injuries and pain which occur when playing sports or while exercising for athletics. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. Elite observes the athlete’s performance and recommends adjustments. We also treat the most common sports injuries such as sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations. Elite is also available to work with sports team to improve group performance and reduce injuries.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling uses acupuncture needles to address painful or overly tight myofascial restrictions in muscles and soft tissue. Myofascial trigger points and tender areas reflect abnormal nervous system activity that can limit therapy progress without a direct intervention. Dry needling is a quick and relatively painless way to improve patient outcomes.

Backstage & Event Physical Therapy Coverage

Terry and her team have worked for a wide variety of shows and events at the Kennedy Center, National Theater, Capital One Arena, Strathmore and more. She understands how to keep performers and athletes healthy show after show and game after game. For more information on backstage theater/concert or sporting events, please contact Terry at or call the office directly (202) 965-8901.

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Therapeutic and Pilates Based Exercises

Pilates is a specific form of exercise that emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, and stabilization. Pilates’ exercises consist of more than 500 exercises and are done either on a mat or by using special exercise equipment available at Elite. Elite combines Pilates techniques with other therapies to treat knee, back, hip, shoulder and repetitive stress injuries.

Office Ergonomics

Elite provides in home or in office services to improve office ergonomics. Many office work injuries stem from improper work-station setup. And injuries such as neck pain/stiffness, shoulder pain, low back pain, or hip pain may occur because of a poorly fitting workstation. We will identify problems with your set-up and offer solutions to address your specific concerns.

Elite Home Exercise App

Elite is proud to introduce our downloadable Elite Home Exercise App that educates and tracks patients’ home regimen. This easy-to-use program permits patients to conveniently access their recommended exercise routine and communicate with staff on progress and ask questions.

Special Equipment

AlterG Treadmill

The unique AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® allows patients to run or walk with reduced impact. This permits you to return to running without discomfort or pain and will improved technique.

NormaTec Recovery System

NormaTec is the ultimate rehab and sports recovery device that uses targeted air pressure to reduce swelling and to improve circulation and healing. NormaTec is used extensively by professional athletes and is available at Elite.

Pilates Reformer

Elite uses the original Pilates Reformer and other equipment to strengthen client core and stabilization. Pilates-based exercise is one of the most effective tools for knee, back, hip, shoulder and repetitive stress injuries.

Custom Foot Orthotics

Custom foot orthotics are designed to correct body mechanics and to reduce dysfunction and/or pain. Elite staff are trained to identify improper foot alignment and provide patients with an easy to wear orthotic that improves body mechanics from the feet throughout the rest of the body.

Wellness and Bodywork

Elite patients can book time and gain access to our state-of-the-art equipment to maintain their best health and improve wellness. We provide 50-minute appointments for tailored manual manipulation, stretching and other interventions to address a relentless ache or regular tightness. We will design a program that is unique to your needs and active daily life that many include time on our AlterG, NormaTec or Pilates equipment. Or a session may include stretching and strengthening to prepare you for a round of golf, an upcoming run or weekly tennis. Our clients visit us one or two times a week to stay in their best physical shape and to minimize daily aches and pains. Call us at (202) 965-8901 to book a Bodywork session.