The Physical Therapy Zone Practice

Our Practice

The Physical Therapy Zone is a physical therapist-owned private practice clinic in Old Town Alexandria, VA with practitioners experienced in all areas of physical therapy. Our goal is to return you to feeling well, so you can do what you want to do, pain-free. You will receive one-on-one, hands-on treatment with a physical therapist, and a customized treatment plan that fits with your lifestyle. You will always be treated with dignity and respect at The Physical Therapy Zone.

Dr. Lori Alexander, MSPT, DPT, founder of The Physical Therapy Zone, began her career as a physical therapist working for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Alexander had moved to Rochester after graduating from Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in 1996. During her five years working for the Mayo Clinic, she specialized in inpatient and outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics and vestibular rehabilitation. In 2001, Dr. Alexander and her husband moved to his home town of Alexandria, Virginia. Since settling in Alexandria, she worked for seven years at the Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington, specializing in orthopedics. In 2008, Dr. Alexander started her own home health physical therapy private practice to provide patients with physical therapy in the comfort of their homes. During this time, she heard that many outpatient clinics were now limiting the time their therapists spent working directly with patients, with some clinics allowing a mere 10 minutes of one-on-one care during an appointment. Dr. Alexander wanted to change that so she opened her own outpatient physical therapy private practice to provide patients with more personalized care.

In 2011, Dr. Alexander opened The Physical Therapy Zone in Alexandria. Located in the heart of historic Old Town, she wanted her clinic to be convenient to where Northern Virginians play, live and work. But she also wanted her clinic to have the same, patient-first focus as her home healthcare practice. At The Physical Therapy Zone, Dr. Alexander has put this vision into action.

At The Physical Therapy Zone, we have a highly experienced team of Alexandria physical therapists who offer specialized treatment services for any pain, injury, or discomfort you may be feeling. Our patients have found high levels of success in our treatment services, due to our implementation of advanced technology and methods.

We use sophisticated diagnostic methods, such as movement investigation and gait analysis, to help determine which services you will benefit from most. At The Physical Therapy Zone, our thorough evaluations lead to successful treatment plans for your pain relief, healing, and future injury prevention needs.

Our mission is helping YOU!

At The Physical Therapy Zone, we have one mission: returning you to feeling well, so you can do what you want to do, pain-free. We will always put you first and provide you with the best possible physical therapy treatment available. Our treatment plans are aimed toward the achievement of your goals, taking into account your symptoms, medical history, and any health restrictions you may have. We look forward to watching you achieve your recovery, health and fitness goals! With our care and commitment, we know that is possible for anyone who walks through our doors.

At the end of the day, the The Physical Therapy Zone team is here to provide support to YOU – the patient. Our success is dependent upon your success, and we strive to create a warm, welcoming environment where you can comfortably heal.

Our Awards

The Physical Therapy Zone won best clinic in Alexandria VA by Zebra Magazine in both 2018 and 2019.

If you are in the Old Town Alexandria, VA area or any of the surrounding areas of Del Ray, Fairfax County, Arlington County, or National Harbor and you are looking for relief, look no further. The Physical Therapy Zone is here to help as one of the most favored Alexandria physical therapy practices. Call our office at (703) 837-0010 or click here to request an appointment with one of our physical therapists today! We will be happy to meet with you and create a plan for your journey toward health, healing, and pain relief.