Advanced Kinetics Physical Therapy and Sports Performance
Named Best Physical Therapy Practice by Arlington Magazine’s readers in 2022, Advanced Kinetics offers first-rate innovative outpatient rehabilitation and injury prevention services. In 2015, co-founders Dr. Angela Gordon and Kwang Han set out to reinvent physical therapy and help patients and athletes of all ages reduce pain and improve function.
Q: What made you decide to open your own practice?
A: After working for larger organizations, where the focus became more about the dollar than treating patients, we opened Advanced Kinetics Physical Therapy and Sports Performance (AKPT) in 2015 to provide better quality, individualized care—while still accepting insurance. We also wanted to address the high burnout rate among physical therapists. Our patient-centric clinic fosters a more productive and enjoyable environment for our patients as well as our physical therapists and trainers.
Q: What makes your client experience unique?
A: Driven by our motto, “Physical Therapy Reinvented,” we developed a one-of-a-kind physical therapy practice that bridges the gap between rehabilitation and fitness and offers a specialization in sports medicine. In addition to physical therapy, our services include trigger-point dry needling, personal training and various sport-specific injury prevention programs. We also have a recovery room filled with state-of-the-art recovery aides, including an Alter G anti-gravity treadmill, NormaTec boots and an infrared sauna. Our therapists incorporate the latest performance technology, and all are manual physical therapy trained. We don’t just treat symptoms; we get to the root of the problem.
Q: What brings you the most satisfaction in your work?
A: When someone is in pain, they can become a completely different person. Whether we are working with a high school or professional athlete, a weekend warrior or anyone in between, being a part of our patients’ transformation and helping them get their lives back, is why we do what we do.