What makes PhysioFitness Different?
Physical therapy at PhysioFitness is very different than anywhere else. Most physical therapists use what is referred to as an “internal focus of attention” where the patient concentrates on a specific task to be performed such as, “move your arm in this motion.” We emphasize the importance of maintaining an “external focus of attention” such as, “throw the ball at the target”, which has been shown to achieve greater results for patients. Our superior, evidence-based approach achieves greater results than the outdated, traditional modality. Also, our patients become engaged and have fun!
Our approach and amazing facility set us apart from other physical rehabilitation programs in the greater Washington, DC area and beyond. Our patients learn how to move again more quickly than with traditional physical therapy and without repetitive, monotonous exercises. Our approach results in much better motor learning and ease of movement.
You will be working on the same equipment as Formula 1 racecar drivers, professional football, basketball, soccer, and baseball players, professional boxers, NASCAR drivers, and even Navy Seals! Of course, our physical therapists customize each exercise to meet your individual needs.
A few words from PhysioFitness Patients
Increasing Physical Confidence: “I came in with some skepticism because that’s my nature. My doubts only increased during my first visit when Marc showed me the equipment their clients used. I thought, “How could these ‘toys’ possibly do anything for me?”
I am a 70 year old grandmother born with a mild case of Cerebral Palsy. For most of my life I was an active person experiencing little impairment. In my 50s I began to notice that I was slower, less steady and weaker. It was difficult to find help. I had physical therapy, and exercised on my own. But I continued to feel like I was going downhill. I had fallen several times, one fall resulting in a knee fracture at which point my children convinced me to use a cane when I walked outside. I felt as though my body had betrayed me and I could no longer depend on it. I became cautious and as a result reduced my activity.
My experience has been truly unbelievable. I am doing things I didn’t think were possible. Marc and Chelsea have been incredibly creative tailoring the activities I do to my specific needs. With their encouragement and persistence I’ve gotten stronger, improved my balance and used muscles I didn’t know I had.
Marc presents me with a new challenge. My response: “You’ve got to be kidding!” I’m convinced it’s impossible. And yet, to my amazement, after repeated effort, I accomplish it. I can now walk up a flight of stairs without holding on to the railing. I haven’t been able to do this since childhood.
The most significant aspect, I believe, is the increase in my physical confidence. A loss of such confidence often results in fear which inhibits older adults from engaging in physical activities.”
—Lola Byron, age 70
From Pain to Pain Free: Mohamed Magdy came from Dubai, UAE, to be evaluated and treated at Bethesda Physiocare (Bethesda, MD, USA) and PhysioFitness (Rockville, MD, USA) for persistent myofascial pain.
After a period of 5 years of severe and disabling pain, Mr. Magdy is able to run, bike, play with his kids.