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Aspire PT & Wellness is a privately owned practice located in Bethesda, MD.  We strive to maximize recovery and improve fitness with the most advanced techniques available. We are highly skilled physical therapists who are proficient in the areas of orthopedics, sports medicine, post-operative rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Our goal is to provide superior physical therapy and wellness services for all individuals through individualized attention, comprehensive care, evidenced based practice and a patient focused treatment plan.
Aspire PT & Wellness is owned and operated by Stacy E. King, PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, CSCS.
After fourteen years of practice in the DC Metro area, Dr. Stacy King is incorporating her experience and knowledge to develop a practice that is fully focused on the specific needs of each patient. Taking the time to listen to her patients, performing a thorough evaluation and addressing all the components that could be leading to the pain is what sets her apart. She understands that with high quality rehabilitation and state of the art prevention, individuals can lead pain free, healthy and active lifestyles.


More about Dr. King

Stacy King received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana, and is a nationally recognized expert in injury prevention in adolescent athletes. A former Terrapin scholarship gymnast, Dr. King received her degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland in 1993. She became a personal trainer focusing on post rehabilitation and prehabilitation training before heading on to graduate school where she completed her MS in Physical Therapy at Marymount University. She went on to obtain her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2012 which designates her as an advanced clinician in orthopedic physical therapy. She has worked as a Pilates instructor for Cirque De Soleil’s Totem (2012), Amaluna (2014), and Kurious (2016), Washington DC and has served on a panel of experts in the area of youth injury and injury prevention. She consults regularly to parents and coaches about adolescent sports injuries and physical therapy. Dr. King’s clinical focus is to help all individuals receive the most advanced clinical care possible with a special interest in adolescent athletes and injury prevention in the Washington, DC area.
Some of Dr. King’s accomplishments are listed below:
  • Health advisor to MSYSA – Maryland State Youth Soccer Association
  • Presented “Overuse Injuries in Soccer:  Prevention, Identification and Recovery” at the NSCAA Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD, January 2016  (NSCAA = National Soccer Coaches Association of America)
  • Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) from Great Lakes Seminars
  • KinetaCore® certified Functional Dry Needling® Practitioner
  • Sportsmetrics™ Certified Trainer for ACL prevention in female athletes
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Pilates certified for rehabilitation through Polestar Pilates
  • Pilates instructor for Cirque du Soleil Kurious (2016), Washington, DC
  • Pilates instructor for Cirque du Soleil Amaluna (2014), Washington, DC
  • Pilates instructor for Cirque du Soleil Totem (2012), Washington, DC