Sabrina Altema, PT, DPT

Washington, DC

4 Reviews
$180.0 / Hour


Sabrina is a first-generation college graduate with 13+ years of orthopedic physical therapy experience in patient populations that range from recreational, endurance and professional athletes. Her passion for movement science and injury prevention is what drives her to continue to learn and care for patients within her community. As important, Sabrina's personal mission is to improve diversity and minority involvement in the physical therapy workplace and through educational programs. She continues to pursue that mission with her work through various community organizations and as a professor at Howard University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


Monday: Evenings
Friday: Mornings

Certifications and Credentials

-Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist-Certified Dry Needling Therapist-Road Runners Club of America Certified Running Coach-American Health Association BLS, CPR, AED Certification-Physical Therapy Board of MD, DC and VA-Level 1-3 Certified Dynamic Movement Assessment Certification-TRX Qualified Coach


-University of Maryland, College ParkBachelor of Science in Kinesiology-University of Maryland, Eastern ShoreDoctor of Physical Therapy


-Manual therapy-Spinal Manipulation Institute: Joint manipulation (SMT-1), Dry Needling (DN-1), Dry Needling (DN-2)-Trigger point dry needling with e-stimulation-Soft tissue mobilization-Myofascial release/trigger point therapy-Cupping-Blood flow restriction therapy (BFR)-Stretch therapy-2-D video run analysis and programming-Injury prevention-Dynamic Movement Assessment-Pre and Post-operative care -Return to sport programming

Fun Facts

I vividly remember begging my parents to play basketball as a kid. Well, after years of playing basketball, I realized that I hate participating in team sports! I now have a new found love for my peloton, playing tennis, running and snowboarding. Also, I absolutely love traveling solo and look forward to getting back to exploring more European and Caribbean countries in the future.


Lily, Oct 04

Sabrina is very knowledgeable! I have seen her for hips, knees and shoulders. Our session involved massage and exercises. I will definitely be back!

Madison, Apr 05

Sabrina is Great! I feel like I am finally on the road to recovery after 18 months with my knee injury. The exercises, messages, and dry needling...I am walking up and down stairs without pain after just a few sessions. I would reccommend Sabrina to anyone.

Rebecca , Apr 28

Meeting with Sabrina has been the best thing I have done for my knee recovery. After just a few sessions the pain in my knee has decreased to a very tolerable level. The exercises she prescribes are very helpful. Sabrina is very knowledgeable and has been a great help to me in my recovery.

Rebecca , May 19