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Dr. Scott Woodbury, PT, DPT Physical Therapist, Sports Specialist

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN)
Active Release Techniques ART

Ever since I was young I knew that I wanted to be involved with medicine – I have a passion for helping others and an interest in all things science and movement. But I hated going to the doctor. Doctor’s offices always felt stuffy and boring and the doctors seemed rushed and impersonal, like they were present but not actually listening. I wanted something different.

Growing up as a tall, gangly athlete I experienced my fair share of injuries; from various shoulder injuries playing baseball, to a concussion or two playing basketball and hockey, to broken bones from falling out of a tree, I began to experience the full range of what physical therapy had to offer fairly early in life. It opened my eyes to what medicine could actually look like – while the rehab process wasn't always the most comfortable, the PT’s that worked with me were engaging and fun (the exact opposite of any of the other doctors I had experienced at that point) and I was always able to return to my sport feeling confident and strong.  

My interest in sports science and the human body continued to grow as I entered college at Oakland University in Michigan. After growing up in Wheaton, MD, moving out of state and being alone at a new school was difficult. I found comfort at the campus gym working as an attendant and eventually a personal trainer. There I developed a love for weightlifting and trained as a powerlifter for many years.

Through the gym’s network of amazing coaches and athletes I was able to expand my exercise horizons and dabble with just about every form of movement you can imagine, from crossfit to boxing to Olympic lifting to Zumba. The experience inculcated me with knowledge of the wide variety of injuries and ailments that we face as physical therapists. That experience drives my work as a PT here in Washington, DC, and I take pride in being able to tailor a treatment plans and exercise prescriptions specifically to each individual patient I work with, delivering personalized medical care.

I left the midwest upon getting accepted into the Marymount University DPT program and haven't looked back. Having grown up in Wheaton, MD, it was refreshing to return to the DMV. I currently live in Arlington, VA where I enjoy riding my skateboard as my primary mode of transportation, frequenting the local coffee shops, playing in a rec soccer league, and going to the gym to pick things up and put them down.


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