Physical Therapy in Washington, D.C.

Located near Dupont Circle in the heart of Washington, D.C., Thesis offers physical therapy services to help clients overcome injuries and chronic pain, allowing them to achieve their fitness goals safely and effectively. Whether you are looking to get in shape, recover from an injury, or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle, Thesis is the perfect place to achieve your fitness goals.


Thesis provides a unique and exclusive fitness experience for its members. Where else can you get professional physical therapy help while also getting exceptional fitness services like the use of top-of-the-line equipment, personalized training programs, all in an upscale environment that is designed to inspire and motivate? Thesis has it all right near where you live and work in Washington, D.C.



The trained professionals at Thesis will meet with you to take a detailed medical history, do a physical assessment, and discuss your current condition and goals.


We will then work with you individually to create tailored plan for achieving your physical therapy goals in a safe and healthy manner.


We will come up with a schedule that works for your lifestyle. At each session, you'll have one-on-one treatment in our luxury gym to address your physical therapy needs.


Recover faster from an injury

Learn techniques to help reduce chronic pain

Learn how to exercise properly so as not to aggravate an existing injury

Improve mobility, balance and overall physical and athletic performance


Stretch & Mobility Training in Washington, D.C.

Enhance your range of motion, flexibility, and overall mobility with the assistance of a trained professional and a customized stretching and mobility plan.

One of the standout features of Thesis is their on-site physical therapy services. This addition showcases their commitment to a holistic approach to health and fitness, ensuring that clients have access to the necessary resources to recover from injuries or prevent them altogether. The availability of physical therapy has been crucial in keeping me on track and progressing safely towards my goals.
Emma Draper

Frequently Asked Questions

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is an ally to good health - when properly implemented. As a true healthcare specialty, physical therapy aims to improve mobility, manage pain and help you cope with conditions that impair your physical ability - with the end goal of improving your quality of life. This form of treatment can help you heal from an injury, and improve health conditions or disabilities.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

There are many benefits to physical therapy. Besides a general improvement in mobility and pain reduction, many seek out physical therapy for the following reasons and beyond:

  • Avoid surgeries:  As a much less invasive method of healing, physical therapy is often a safer alternative to healing when appropriate. Physical therapy can be a great addition to surgery recovery as well.
  • Reduce the need for pain management medications: By addressing underlying causes of pain, physical therapy can be a non-pharmacological method of minimizing pain levels. A physical therapist can also help you develop a strategy to manage your pain in healthy ways.
  • Recovery from trauma to the body: By addressing problem areas and promoting healing through mobility exercises and manual therapy, recovery from injuries can be a faster process with physical therapy.
What kind of conditions can physical therapy treat?

Physical therapy can effectively manage and treat a wide variety of muscle, orthopedic, bone, and joining conditions. Some common issues individuals seek physical therapy for include:

  • Sports-related injuries
  • Trauma injuries (this can be from car accidents, etc.)
  • Back and neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Strains, sprains, and fractures
  • Chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis

A physical therapist will work with each patient on an individualized basis to determine needs and create treatment plans specific to their condition. When choosing a physical therapist, ensure they are experienced and qualified. In the Washington D.C. area you can lean on Thesis for professional trainers and a safe, luxury environment. Our holistic approach to training prioritzies the goals of every individual as we are all at different places mentally and physically.

How much does physical therapy cost?

The cost to see a physical therapist can vary widely by geographical area, certificates, experience, skill set of each physical therapist, and how many sessions you need. For a free physical therapy assessment, contact Thesis Personal Training today. Based on your needs we can create a plan that helps you achieve your goals on a schedule and cost basis that you’re comfortable with. Stress less, enjoy more.

What should I expect during a physical therapy session?

As each patient will begin physical therapy for different reasons, what that might look like will vary from person to person. As a standard, your first appointment should be an assessment. Your physical therapist can assess the issues you may be experiencing and  discuss effective treatment plans. Sessions can vary depending on progress, goals, and your needs that day. Personal physical therapy sessions may include the following. . .

  • Exercises: You can learn therapeutic exercises aimed to increase mobility, reduce pain, and strengthen any problem areas.
  • Manual therapy: Your physical therapist may use their hands to manipulate muscle tissue.
  • Additional treatments: Modalities such as heat, ice, or other methods to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
  • Education: Your physical therapist can teach you about factors that may affect your condition such as posture and proper body movements.
How long does physical therapy take?

The duration of your physical therapy treatment will depend on several factors such as overall condition, age, physical health, and commitment to practicing any home exercises your physical therapist may assign. In some cases you may find it beneficial to practice physical therapy for many years to come. Being strong is one thing but ensuring your body is mobile and feels good is another thing. Living a healthy lifestyle calls for a combination of practices that work together to deliver results.

How often do I need to attend physical therapy sessions?

For optimal results, physical therapy should take place at least twice per week. The frequency of visits may be suggested more or less depending on the condition being treated. Your physical therapist can set recommendations based on your initial assessment.

Can physical therapy be painful?

While physical therapy should challenge your body, it should not be painful. Some soreness post-session can be normal as muscles are worked on. Always discuss any concerns surrounding pain with your physical therapist. Your therapist can adjust the intensity of your exercises or offer different pain management techniques if something does not feel right.

Can physical therapy help with chronic pain?

Physical therapy is an excellent treatment path for chronic pain. Not only can physical therapy sessions provide temporary relief for chronic pain, but over time, muscle groups surrounding your problem areas will strengthen - leading to a decrease in regular pain. Physical therapy can also include introducing relaxation techniques, stress management practices, and coping strategies to help with chronic pain.

What kind of exercises are involved in physical therapy?

Physical therapy exercises will focus on mobility, strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. Exercises will be specific to each patient’s conditions and capabilities, but some common movement therapies include:

  • Pelvic tilts
  • Bridge exercises
  • Shoulder rolls
  • Leg raises
  • Hip extensions
  • Resistance band exercises
  • Therapy ball exercises

Each patient has differing physical abilities, goals, and conditions. In order to restore and/or improve physical function, your physical therapist at Thesis will create a comprehensive treatment plan based on your individual needs. Finding a physical therapist that understands the complexity of the human body and how needs vary can set you up for success.

How does physical therapy help with balance and mobility?

Physical therapy aims to improve overall physical function. Working with a physical therapist can give you the tools you need to improve posture and overall body mechanics to improve balance and mobility. A physical therapist may suggest a combination of stretching, strength exercises, and balance training to improve physical function around the patient’s problem areas.

Can physical therapy help with sports injuries?

As your physical therapist works with you to regain movement and strength post-sports injury, recovery time can be drastically reduced as you practice situation-specific exercises tailored to protecting your joints and injured muscles.  Not only can physical therapy promote healing after a sports injury, but it will also help prevent future recurrences. 

For Physical Therapy in Washington D.C. - call, come in, or fill out our online form today to see how we can help you the best you that you can be at Thesis.

What You'll Find At Thesis

Cardio Area and Resistance Machines

At Thesis, you can find a wide range of cardio and resistance machines designed to enhance your cardiovascular fitness and cater to various muscle groups.

Free Weights and Functional Training Area

Thesis prides itself on its extensive collection of free weights, catering to those seeking versatile and functional strength training.

Open Mats for Stretching and Core Workouts

Before and after a good workout, make sure you take time to stretch out those muscles to help prevent soreness.

Locker Room

Keep your things safe and sound in your own private locker while you work out. Then enjoy a quick shower in our immaculately-clean showers before getting back to your busy day.

Member Lounge

Hang out in the lounge area at Thesis either before or after your workout. It's a great place to meet other people and enjoy a shake from our shake bar.

Physical Therapy Room

For anyone who needs a little help recovering from an injury, Thesis offers physical therapy services in this quiet, private physical therapy room.


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Why Thesis?

Treating our staff like valued experts instead of interchangeable parts, we attract, empower, and most importantly retain the best talent in the game. In ensuring a reliable, unparalleled experience