Complex systems. Individual stories. Functional relief.

Our Services

Our Services

Our personalized assessments and tens of thousands of manual therapy techniques help patients of all ages and backgrounds find relief from acute pain, chronic pain, trauma, decreased function, and discomfort.

To create your individual treatment plan, we’ll start by getting lots of information from you (in a questionnaire and in person) about your past injuries and trauma. This will help us tailor your treatment and ensure you get effective, lasting results. We recommend that all new patients schedule an initial 1-2 hour appointment. Subsequent appointments will be 1-4 hours, depending on your needs and schedule.

The IMT material encompasses over 20,000 tissue specific techniques. These techniques include:

Advanced Strain Counterstrain

This is strain counterstrain for autonomically innervated muscular tissue, including arteries, veins, organs, lymph, and discs.

Cranial Therapy

Treating the cranium is an extremely important part of healing from concussions, traumatic brain injury, whiplash, migraine headaches, and spinal trauma.

Lymphatic Tissue Treatment

A manual therapy technique designed to restore normal lymphatic structure and function.

Muscle Energy Technique

This is the hallmark technique used to realign biomechanics (the movements of bone), from sacrum and pelvis through the cervical spine and extremities..

Myofascial Release

We use the IMT model of myofascial release, which is an indirect approach. This is the method for removing strains from fascial and other forms of connective tissue.

Neural Tissue Tension Technique

This technique is used to reduce scar tissue inside and outside of central and peripheral nerves, therefore improving nerve function and reducing acute and chronic pain.

Strain Counterstrain

This is the hallmark technique to reduce muscle spasm of voluntary muscle tissue.

Treatment of Compression Syndromes

A manual therapy technique designed to open individual locks on specific tissues (a highly advanced form of Myofascial Release)

Visceral Manipulation/ Mobilization

By removing strains that are held in visceral tissue we are able to attain deeper and more lasting changes in the body, as well as changes in physiological function of the organs.

Meet Our Team of Professional Healing Specialists


When I first met Lisa Klein I was in a state of chronic, debilitating and mind-numbing pain – I was barely able to work let alone have an acceptable quality of life. First time in my life I've ever been in real pain. Having had an MRI, cortisone shots in my neck, and hours and hours of PT, I gave Lisa's brand of therapy a try – it worked! I am pain free, back to normal and give 100% of the credit to Lisa and her scientifically grounded and artistically administered treatment.

— Don Neal, Member of the Lisa Klein Fan Club

When I attended my first session at Total Health PT ( just over a year ago), I was experiencing joint pain and could barely walk any distance. I had recently been diagnosed with Lyme Disease and my Doctor referred me to Lisa because she said that LIsa could support my healing process…..After 3 sessions, nearly all my joint pain was gone and I could walk pain-free once more….a member of her team next worked on helping to clear the vertigo and 'brain fog' that had plagued me for a very long time…after two sessions, both the vertigo and the brain fog were gone, have not returned, and I continue to experience a clarity of thought which I hadn't enjoyed in years….. Lisa Klein and her team are caring healers who have helped our entire family on the road back to total health and are an integral part of our wellness regimen…..I couldn't recommend them highly enough!

— Annie H., Chevy Chase, Maryland

I have hope that I can have a healthy gut! After years of suffering from IBS issues, I was referred to Lisa, and now five months into treatment, I have seen a dramatic turnaround. Lisa patiently works in partnership with me, and I'm thrilled to be back on a path toward overall good health.

— Lauren, Washington, DC

I was diagnosed with dystonia 20 years ago and lost movement in my right arm. All types of treatments at NIH had no effect. For the last six years I have been coming to Total Health Physical Therapy and have made so much progress. I can now move my arm a good deal. The inward pronation, I previously had, has greatly diminished and I’m able to perform all sorts of tasks I couldn’t do before. Now I use both hands in the kitchen, put on jewelry, pull up socks, and use a knife and fork while eating. Life is a great deal easier. My arm was always across my body, either in front or behind my back. Now it’s mostly by my side. Because this is a neurological movement disorder, which I have been experiencing for years, progress is slow but improvement continues. I am very thankful for IMT and plan to do this therapy for the rest of my life. They have really been good to me and good for me.

—Julie R, Virginia

The first time I walked into Lisa Klein's treatment room, I was frustrated, frightened, and in significant pain. For decades, I sought help from neurologists, orthopedists, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and physical therapists. No one took the time, nor had the training and expertise, to study my history and look at my body as a singular system to answer fundamental questions about the source of my pain and dysfunction. My world was growing smaller and smaller as I battled to remain functional while enduring daily debilitating headaches and intense neck, shoulder, and hip pain. Lisa was able to quickly determine that the source of my pain was rooted in injuries I sustained in a childhood accident when I suffered a compound tibia-fibula fracture and a severe concussion. She was confident that IMT techniques would bring me the relief I desperately sought. Many hours of treatment later, I am enjoying a life I never imagined I could have. In the words of Emily Dickinson, I am able to "dwell in Possibility." I owe that to Lisa, whose talent, compassion and commitment to healing restored my life.

— Diane

Seeing the whole person.
Caring for the whole system.

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