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Is your daily life interrupted by
painful headaches?

Do you struggle to focus at work, stay present with your family, or do the things you love because of frequent headaches?

Are you tired of taking trips to the medicine cabinet and pharmacy—only to get temporary pain relief?

You're not alone—and you're not out of luck either. Our clients know it IS possible to live life with fewer, shorter, and less painful headaches without having to depend on medications.

If you live in the Washington DC area and are looking for relief, come see us at District Performance & Physio and find out why starting physical therapy for headaches is your next best move. We've already helped thousands of people from DC and surrounding areas find long-lasting relief from tension headaches, migraines, and related conditions. Many of our clients struggled with throbbing, achy, recurring headaches for years before coming to see us and finally getting the freedom from pain they've been looking for. Even if you're new to the headache club, our services can still help.

Why PT? According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapy is proven to reduce the frequency, duration, and intensity of headaches. Receiving physical therapy for headaches is also proven to decrease medication use and improve function and quality of life. Yes, please!


Here’s What They’re Saying

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Nicki has worked wonders for my headaches. I’ve had chronic migraines for years. After visiting a neurologist and trying to find the cause of my headaches, I heard that dry needling could help with tension headaches. I gave it a try, and it has helped tremendously, reducing the frequency and severity of the headaches. Nicki is a joy to work with. AND there is free parking which is rare in DC.

- Christiana R

If you're tired of being distracted, kept awake, and held back by your headaches, it's time for a change—and we want to help.

This 20-minute, no-obligation phone call with one of our Washington DC physical therapists gives you a chance to learn more about us and how physical therapy can help put an end to your frustrating headaches. It also gives us a chance to learn more about YOU, so we can make sure your headache treatment plan is as customized and efficient as possible if you decide to work with us.

At our clinic, we take research-backed techniques and personalize them based on your needs to help you feel better, move better, and see meaningful improvements in the areas of life that matter to you. You can expect a thorough first visit that helps us understand the root cause (or causes) of your headaches and what can be done about them. A typical first visit includes:

  1. Comprehensive Medical History

  2. Posture Screen

  3. Range of Motion Testing (especially in the neck and shoulders)

  4. Strength Testing

  5. Functional Testing (What do you look like and how do you feel during typical activities?)


Once the initial assessment is complete, we'll be able to discuss why your headaches keep happening and begin specific interventions that will help them get better or go away. Typical treatments include manual therapy (like massage and joint mobilizations), therapeutic exercises, lifestyle modifications, and non-invasive, drug-free modalities to help you feel better in as little as one session. You'll leave our clinic with a plan of care—and peace of mind.

Are you finally fed up with your headaches? Call or text us at 202-922-7331 to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist in Washington DC.

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