Meg Pezzino

Arlington, VA
Doctor of Physical Therapy

4 Reviews
$165.0 / Hour

About

Dr. Meg is a passionate clinician with over 10 years of clinical experience. Her journey with physical therapy began as a two-sport high school athlete when she was battling with a shoulder injury. After signing her Division 1 letter of intent to play softball at Manhattan College, another shoulder injury threatened her ability to play in college. After being told she would never throw again, she sought the help of a very motivated, driven physical therapist who worked to help her get her shoulder back in throwing condition to player catcher and first base at Manhattan College. It was then that Meg knew she wanted to do the same to help other move their best and do what they love.

After working in a hospital with a mix of inpatient acute rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedics in Connecticut for 5 years, Dr. Meg relocated to Virginia where she worked in an outpatient, sports rehabilitation clinic that treated injuries of all kinds but has a strong focus on runners and triathletes. Being a runner herself, she knows and understands the complexity of treating runners and loves nothing more than getting a runner back in shape and injury free to run their race. Showing people how to move correctly, stay injury free, and never have to give up the activities that they love because they were told "they cant", is Dr. Meg's favorite part of her job. If people are shown how to move correctly, they should always be able to do all the activities that make them happy.

Dr. Meg loves the ability to provide quality one on one care to her patients. She understands that healthcare can be a tough road to navigate, and is driven to provide quality, compassionate care to each and every patient that she treats. Her practice is 100 percent mobile, making it easy to treat you in your home, office, or gym. In addition, her mobile practice allows her to see you move in the most optimal environment to get your injury better faster. Whether its on the running trail or at the tennis courts, Dr. Meg is ready to get you back to moving your best!

"You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give" - E.O Wilson

Availabilities

Monday: Early mornings, Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Tuesday: Early mornings, Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Wednesday: Early mornings, Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Thursday: Early mornings, Mornings, Afternoons
Friday: Early mornings, Mornings, Afternoons

Certifications and Credentials

Board Certified Sports Specialist
Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy
Certified in Integrative Dry Needling
Expert in Run Analysis and Retraining


Education

Bachelors of Science in Biology from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY
Doctor of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT


Specialties

 -Hands- on Manual Therapy
 -Certified Dry Needling
 -Run Analysis and Retraining
 -Gait Analysis
 -Injury Rehab and Prevention for Runners
 -Optimal Shoe Fitting Assessment for Running/Walking
 -Slow-Motion Movement Analysis
 -Soft Tissue Mobilization
 -Blood Flow Restriction
 -Cupping Therapy
 -Joint Manipulation and Stretching
 -Return to Sport Assessment and Planning
 -Post-Surgical Rehab
 -Group Classes
 -Aquatic Therapy

Specialty Offerings

Medical Run analysis (Two Hours)- $300

● One Hour musculoskeletal examination
● One hour run analysis (includes useful take away run drills and tools to correct run flaws)
● Perfect choice for the runner who is injured
● Excellent choice for runners who have struggled with chronic injury in the past

Performance Run Analysis (90 Minutes) - $225.50

● 30 minute musculoskeletal screen, discussion of current training plans
● 60 minute run analysis with run retraining techniques/drills and applicable exercises
● Great for experienced runners looking to improve in form/technique/skill
● Excellent for new runners looking start out on the right foot with great technique

Run Performance Package - $475 (15% savings of regular treatment sessions)

● 90 minute Performance Run Analysis
● Two 60 minute sessions of Run Technique training and strength training for runners

The Perfect Shoe Fit - $300

● 30 minute Interview + Musculoskeletal screen
● 30 minute run analysis and breakdown of run form
● 60 minute shoe fitting at shoe store
● Perfect for the runner who struggles with finding the right shoe, has lower extremity pain, has
aches and pain during or after running


Fun Facts

Meg loves running, spinning, being outdoors, baking and cooking. She can chat your ear off about college football, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes, and is always up for watching sports. Meg has a deep love of music and once upon a time was trained to sing opera.


Reviews

Meg is the best! She was very knowledgeable about my specific issue and knew exactly how to fix it. You know you are in good hands. She was extremely responsive and followed up to see how I was doing after the session. We now have our go-to practitioner for any future physical therapy needs.

Gideon, Mar 11

Thanks so much for working with me in your back patio under the warm sun. My shoulder feels nice and loose post PRP. Now, let the healing happen. I really appreciate all the precautions Meg took to wear gloves and a mask given the fear of communal spread of Covid 19. She offered great customer service amid crazy times.

Rose, Mar 19

Thanks so much for such a thorough and complete session. My Achilles’ tendon is no longer screaming and the exercises are helping everyday!! You continue to amaze me with your expertise!! Thank you, Meg!!! 💜

Maggie, Jul 22

Meg is excellent and she loves what she is doing. I enjoy my session with her.

Daksha, Aug 14