Shira Racoosin

Bethesda, MD
Empowering you to move better.

6 Reviews
$115.0 / Hour


Dr. Shira Racoosin is a physical therapist in Bethesda, MD. Shira graduated from the George Washington University with her doctorate in physical therapy and looks forward to beginning Orthopaedic Residency with MovementX next year. She is passionate about the patient experience and loves collaborating with patients to reach functional movement goals. Shira loves treating all orthopaedic patients, with a special interest in older adult care. She has worked across the spectrum of orthopaedic practice, from working with patients in the hospital setting post-operatively to working with high school and college athletes in the private outpatient setting. Shira has received numerous awards during her graduate education, earning 5 student excellence awards and was selected as the student speaker for her graduating class. Since graduation, Shira has spent time on personal and professional development, taking continuing education courses to better her practice. In addition to clinical practice, Shira has a passion for physical therapy research. Most recently, Shira and her colleagues published an article on clinical decision making for the use of manual therapy as an intervention for patellofemoral pain. Shira is passionate about what she does and cares about empowering you to move better.

Contact or 240-715-8918 to set up an appointment.


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Certifications and Credentials

Champion Performance Specialist
-Course Instructor: Mike Reinold, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, C-PS


Doctor of Physical Therapy, The George Washington University
Master of Science, Kinesiology - Exercise and Movement Science, The University of Wisconsin- Madison

Fun Facts

1. Shira grew up as an avid basketball player. You can still catch her shooting hoops on the weekends on outdoor courts around Bethesda.

2. Shira traveled to Guatemala with MovementX's CEO Dr. Josh D'Angelo and CMO Dr. Scott McAfee with the organization Move Together, providing PT services to underserved communities

3. Shira is a huge college sports fan, Go Badgers #OnWisconsin!


At 61, very active and with back issues, I’ve seen my share of Orthopedics and Physical Therapists. My back pain tends to be lower back, but for several weeks I was having issues in my upper back/shoulder area. Not sure if it was a golf or Peloton problem or something else. Someone recommended MovementX and I scheduled my first PT session with Shira. The scheduling process was simple, and Shira was accommodating to my schedule. She brought her table and the rest of her equipment to my home and set up shop. Shira wore a mask and took every precaution with regard to Covid and I felt very comfortable. Shira asked many questions about my aches and pains and I could tell from our first meeting that she was extremely knowledgeable. It’s clear that she’s passionate about what she does. Aside from recommending a number of exercises and stretches that I hadn’t seen before, she took the time to analyze my golf swing, how I was positioned on my bike and how I sit in the car. She made several minor adjustments to all three and so far, they seem to be working. Shira is very friendly, easy to talk to and explains things so that you can understand. She also listens well. She was great to work with and I highly recommend her to anyone.

Bruce, Sep 09

My experience with Shira has been extremely rewarding. She has been a phenomenal physical therapist and a wonderful coach not only with her expertise , but with her willingness to always go the extra mile in understanding and explaining what would really work in addressing my problems with my shoulder and back as a professional cellist and musician. Our sessions continue to be a wonderful new tool for me to go forward in my music making and cello playing. Ignacio Alcover Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Washington National Opera Orchestra Musica Aperta George Mason University

Ignacio, Nov 09

I highly recommend Dr. Shira Racoosin, PT, DPT, for your physical therapy care. Thanks to Dr. Racoosin, I am walking again, free of pain. She has the skills, training and professionalism to provide effective treatment. She targeted the source of my leg pain, rehabilitated it, and gave me exercises to continue my recovery at home. Whether you are a senior, like me, walking for health, or an athlete competing to win, add Dr. Racoosin to your medical team. Karl W. Neander

Karl, Nov 11

Shira is simply amazing! She provides superb care and follow-through. I had such bad pain that I thought just couldn't be helped, and now it's gone! Dr. Racoosin is pleasant, pro-active, detail-oriented, and resolute. She definitely goes the extra mile to ensure the best outcome. Working with her was easily one the most positive experiences I've ever had in my life with a health care professional.

Kamille , Nov 17

Shira, did an amazing job pre-session communication that I was looking forward to meeting her. I was impressed by her punctuality and professionalism upon first meeting. Communication during the session was learning about myself and how she can help and this was obvious when she presented her plan. I have had Physical Therapy in the past and Shira brought a new level of expertise, professionalism, and empathy that I had a new trust of a physical therapist and was excited to start working with her.

Sean, Nov 20

Shira is excellent. She has helped me rehab from lower back issues quickly and efficiently. Her instructions for exercises are clear and easy to understand and her treatments are thorough and effective.

Robert, Dec 01