Expert, Innovative Physical Therapy Like No Other
We Provide The Path To Enjoying A Pain-Free Life Again
Request An Appointment
Expert, Innovative Physical Therapy Like No Other
We Provide The Path To Enjoying A Pain-Free Life Again
Request An Appointment

Welcome to
Optimal Motion Physical Therapy in Herndon, VA

physical therapy Herndon Va
physical therapy Herndon Va
physical therapy Herndon Va
physical therapy Herndon Va
Is Your

Pain Interfering With Recreation & Fun?

physical therapy Herndon Va
Tired of Being
Passed from One Provider to Another?
physical therapy Herndon Va
Not Sure
What’s Causing Your Pain?
physical therapy Herndon Va
Looking for
a Permanent Solution For Your Problem?
physical therapy Herndon Va
Want to
Avoid Unnecessary Drugs & Surgery?
Relieving Your Pain Could Be

Easier Than You Think.

physical therapy Herndon Va
physical therapy Herndon Va

You’ll Receive

a One-On-One, Thorough Initial Evaluation

physical therapy Herndon Va
physical therapy Herndon Va

You’ll Feel

Empowered with a Clear Plan for Recovery

physical therapy Herndon Va
physical therapy Herndon Va

You’ll Improve

Your Mobility, Strength, and Independence

physical therapy Herndon Va
physical therapy Herndon Va

You’ll Learn

How to Prevent Future Problems & Stay Healthy

Getting Started is Fast & Easy

You Deserve the

Best Care Possible

Request An Appointment
Call Now
(703) 665-1444
physical therapy Herndon Va
physical therapy Herndon Va

20

Experience
Years Of

We appreciate that pain can make you anxious, uncomfortable, and you might be uncertain about how we can help.

We appreciate that pain can make you anxious, uncomfortable, and you might be uncertain about how we can help.

Did You Know That

Not All Physical Therapy Is The Same?


  • Since 2003, Our Expert Clinicians Have Been Caring For the Reston/Herndon Community.
  • Our Licensed Physical Therapists Are Doctoral Trained Or Have Advanced Degrees, Board Certifications, And Specialty Training.
  • We’ve Helped Over 2500 Patients Achieve Their Treatment Goals.
  • We Are Involved In Our Community, Our National Association, And With Student Education.
How We Treat:
physical therapy Herndon Va
Alter-G
Do you suffer from foot, ankle, hip, or knee pain that makes running or moving ....
physical therapy Herndon Va
Hands-On Manual Therapy
Are you suffering from pain as a result of injury, illness, or surgical ....
physical therapy Herndon Va
Running Assessments & Coaching
Your running assessment incorporates a full review of running history, injury ....
physical therapy Herndon Va
Telehealth Treatment Options
Optimal Motion Physical Therapy now provides a HIPAA compliant telemedicine ....
physical therapy Herndon Va
3D Motion Capture
3D Motion Capture for physical therapy diagnosis and rehabilitation ....
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Therapeutic Exercise
When you say the words “physical therapy” most people automatically assume you ....

What Patients Have to Say


  • Matt and Mike did a great job taking care of me. Both of them were very attentive listeners and put me on the best plan for a quick recovery. Months after meniscus surgery, I could never quite build my confidence back to play sports, but they helped me do so.

    ~ Toufeeq S.

  • Therapists are very knowledgeable, much more so than other options in my area. They really care about helping patients alleviate pain and recover from injury / surgery. They helped me recover from surgeries (knee replacement) as well as other injuries. I will never go anywhere else when I need help.

    ~ William P.

  • Dr. Barnes is amazing. He helped me be able to get back to running again without pain. His strength training suggestions were very easy to follow and not overly time consuming with my busy day being a full time working mom.

    ~ Michelle B.

We are In-Network with

Most Insurance Plans

No Referral No Problem
We Can See Patients Without a Physician’s Prescription

If you don’t see your plan listed, please give us a call.
We make every effort to verify your insurance benefits before your first visit with us.

You Deserve the

Best Care Possible

Request An Appointment
Call Now
(703) 665-1444
Why you should consider us over

Corporate Clinics or Hospitals:

Optimal Motion Physical Therapy Comparison
Optimal Motion Physical Therapy
Optimal Motion Physical Therapy
physical therapy Herndon Va
Optimal Motion Physical Therapy
CORPORATE HOSPITAL
Warm, Caring, Compassionate Staff Yes No Maybe
Immediate Appointments Available Yes Maybe No
One-on-One Treatment with Your Therapist Each Visit Yes No Maybe
No Unlicensed Aides Yes No No
Board Certified Clinicians Yes No No
Pelvic Floor Specialists Yes No No
Orthopedic Specialists Yes No No
Senior Care Specialists Yes No Maybe
Medicare Billing Experts Yes Maybe Maybe
Alter-G Yes No No
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Yes No No
3D Motion Capture Yes No No
Running Analysis Yes No No
Personal Training Available Yes No No
Optimal Motion Physical Therapy
Warm, Caring, Compassionate Staff:Yes
Immediate Appointments Available:Yes
One-on-One Treatment with Your Therapist Each Visit:Yes
No Unlicensed Aides :Yes
Board Certified Clinicians:Yes
Pelvic Floor Specialists:Yes
Orthopedic Specialists:Yes
Senior Care Specialists:Yes
Medicare Billing Experts:Yes
Alter-G:Yes
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy:Yes
3D Motion Capture:Yes
Running Analysis:Yes
Personal Training Available:Yes
CORPORATE
Warm, Caring, Compassionate Staff:No
Immediate Appointments Available:Maybe
One-on-One Treatment with Your Therapist Each Visit:No
No Unlicensed Aides:No
Board Certified Clinicians:No
Pelvic Floor Specialists:No
Orthopedic Specialists:No
Senior Care Specialists:No
Medicare Billing Experts:Maybe
Alter-G:No
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy:No
3D Motion Capture:No
Running Analysis:No
Personal Training Available:No
HOSPITAL
Warm, Caring, Compassionate Staff:Maybe
Immediate Appointments Available:No
One-on-One Treatment with Your Therapist Each Visit:Maybe
No Unlicensed Aides:No
Board Certified Clinicians:No
Pelvic Floor Specialists:No
Orthopedic Specialists:No
Senior Care Specialists:Maybe
Medicare Billing Experts:Maybe
Alter-G:No
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy:No
3D Motion Capture:No
Running Analysis:No
Personal Training Available:No

The Recovery Process

Learn about the 5 phases of recovery

Click on a phase number to learn more.

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