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You were born to move. Let Native Physical Therapy help you reach your potential.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy services offer tailored, private treatments designed to optimize athletic performance and recovery. Our specialized approach encompasses advanced manual therapy techniques, including targeted joint mobilization and soft tissue manipulation, to address specific injury concerns and enhance mobility. Additionally, we integrate dry needling, a cutting-edge therapy to alleviate muscle tension and trigger points, fostering quicker rehabilitation and pain relief.

With a focus on holistic care, Dat conducts comprehensive gait analyses to identify biomechanical imbalances and optimize movement patterns, crucial for preventing future injuries and enhancing athletic efficiency. Backed by extensive orthopedic expertise, we provide personalized treatment plans that cater to individual needs, whether you're a professional athlete or a weekend warrior. Trust us to guide you on your journey to peak physical performance and long-term well-being. 

dry needling, Dat Cao,  Native Physical Therapy, Annapolis, Maryland

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment for musculoskeletal pain and injury. It has been shown to reduce pain, improve recovery, enhance performance and improve relaxation. Common conditions treated at Native Physical Therapy include plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, knee arthritis, hip bursitis, sciatica, back pain, neck pain, thoracic pain, shoulder tendonitis, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, temporomandibular joint pain.

Run Coaching

The Native Way Run Method helps runners with injuries get back to running better then before. For those without injuries, its designed to maximize performance and prevent injuries. The program is a customized coaching package that combines a detailed running gait analysis, professional guidance, workout planning, goal setting and weekly check-ins by video – all rooted deeply in the science of running. Native Physical therapy is building a community of like minded athletes who want to run well into their 90s.

run coaching, Dat Cao,  Native Physical Therapy, Annapolis, Maryland
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Native Run – Youth Coaching

The youth runner is unique in both their needs and demands from sport. Seasons are short and the work load can be demanding. I’ve unfortunately worked with a fair number of injured young runners with the goal to get them back to running and to enjoy it as a life-long sport. Native Run Youth Coaching is designed to optimize performance and prevent injuries through education and a training program designed to meet the runner’s developmental stage.

Run Recovery

Sometimes while training for a race, you develop some nagging pain or what I call “wiggles and niggles.” Or maybe you want to optimize your recovery after a long run or a race. Come in for some soft tissue work, dry needling, taping, and manual work to improve your recovery and reduce your risk of the wiggles and niggles turning into a true injury.

run recovery, Dat Cao,  Native Physical Therapy, Annapolis, Maryland