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FAQs about Bethesda Physiocare®

1. What are the specialties/credentials of each PT?

Our physical therapists are highly trained Doctors of Physical Therapy specializing in persistent pain and conditions. Just some of their credentials include certifications in dry needling, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Integrative Medicine, and Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

2. How soon can I be seen?

Scheduling an evaluation will vary based on the physical therapist’s availability.

3. Can you refer me to someone in another city/state?

You can visit Myopain Seminars to find a clinician certified in dry needling in your state.

4. What do we specifically treat?

Bethesda Physiocare® treats a broad range of problems and conditions, including:

Back pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome


Migraine and tension-type headaches

Neck pain

Myofascial pain


And many others

5. Are there ailments we do not treat?

Our physical therapy clinic in Bethesda consists of highly-trained physical therapists and professionals who treat all chronic pain conditions.

6. Can we treat clients of all ages, especially younger children?

We treat children as young as 7 or 8 years of age. The needs of younger children can usually be better matched with specialized pediatric physical therapists. We are happy to refer you to a pediatric physical therapist.

7. How often do patients usually see a PT per week?

Patients typically visit 1-2 times weekly for 4-6 weeks.

8. On average, how long will patients need to come to the clinic?

The average time is different per patient since it depends on the scope of the treatment area and their commitment to recovery.

9. How long is a treatment session?

The physical therapist will determine each treatment session, typically between 30-60 minutes.

10. Can you tell me about your practice?

Our practice is unique from other clinics because of how we identify the causes of a patient’s discomfort and design their solution. To accomplish this, Bethesda Physiocare® has developed technology-enhanced techniques from our years of experience, research, and innovation to free people from chronic pain and restricted movement.

11. How are insurance claims submitted?

Insurance claims are mailed directly to the insurance provider weekly.

12. How long does insurance typically take to reimburse patients?

The reimbursement process typically takes 6-8 weeks for patients.

13. How much will insurance reimburse me?

Your reimbursement amount will depend on your employer’s contract with the insurance carrier.

14. How are you different from other PT practices?

We identify the source of a patient’s discomfort and create an individualized treatment plan. Instead of boring, old-fashioned exercise regimens, we set the standard with fun, hands-on, and personalized attention from a highly trained therapist to achieve improved mobility, health, and performance.

15. How does dry needling differ from acupuncture?

Many similarities and differences can be found between dry needling and acupuncture. More and more licensed physical therapists in the United States can use dry needling under the scope of their practice. Our professionals are not licensed acupuncturists and do not practice acupuncture. Dry needling is within the scope of many disciplines, including physical therapy, acupuncture, athletic training, occupational therapy, and chiropractic, depending on the state.

16. What is dry needling?

Dry needling is a minimally invasive procedure in which a thin solid filament needle is inserted directly into the skin and muscle at a myofascial trigger point. Consisting of multiple contracture knots, a myofascial trigger point is often related to or the source of a patient’s pain cycle. Dry needling is also very effective in treating painful scars and fascial restrictions.

Add a question to our FAQ page by calling our team in Bethesda at (301) 656-5613.