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Welcome to Desai Physical Therapy, PLLC

A Holistic Physical therapy center

Desai Physical Therapy Clinic offers personalized and customized sessions to our clients. Our holistic approach allows us to identify and treat the underlying cause of symptoms, alleviate pain, and restore function.

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We’re Here When You Need Us.
Same day and weekend appointments available!

Call to schedule the appointment.
No referral is needed.
Dr. Desai is a direct access certified therapist.

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Desai Physical Therapy Services

Hands on Manual therapy practice

Highly trained and specialized in diagnosing and treating:

  • Orthopedic

  • Sports

  • Neuromusculoskeletal disorders

  • Posture and Ergonomic corrections

  • Pre and post surgical rehabilitations

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Assessment and Diagnosis

At Desai Physical Therapy we take a close look at your history while performing an in-depth assessment. This helps us find the root cause of the symptoms and allows us to develop a treatment/exercise program tailored to your specific needs and achieve the functional goals we set together. 

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Treatment and patient education

Dr. Desai has years of experience and extensive training in treating patients using manual therapy techniques, visceral mobilization, taping, spinal alignment, therapeutic exercises and neuro-muscular re-education. You are provided patient education on importance and correction of posture as well as body mechanics to avoid future injuries.

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Performance improvement

Through years of experience, Dr. Desai has emphasized that addressing mechanical, neuromuscular and motor control dysfunction along with correcting posture helps to improve and enhance the function of daily living and sports activities. It also prevents re-injury or stress and strain to your body.


About Dr. Bhumi Desai, PT, DPT

Bhumi graduated from SNDT University, Mumbai, India with a BS in Physical Therapy in 2004. She has been working as a licensed therapist in the US since 2008. She started working at an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Washington DC and later moved to Northern Virginia area treating patients with a wide variety of Orthopedic and Neurological conditions. She attained Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018 from Shenandoah University, VA. Dr. Desai is Direct Access certified in State of Virginia.

Bhumi has been working with diverse patient populations but has special interest in treating patients with holistic approach and working on correcting Mechanical, Neuromuscular and Motor control dysfunctions. She looks at the body as a whole and treats the dysfunction along with patient education on posture and body mechanics and hence restore functions at their best and improve quality of life and prevent future injuries.

 Bhumi has taken various continuing education classes to advance her knowledge in treating complex patient populations. 

Bhumi lives in Chantilly, Virginia with her husband and daughter. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati. During her free time she loves spending time with her family and traveling.

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General Information about Desai Physical Therapy, PLLC

  • Desai Physical Therapy is not contracted with any insurance companies. However, the payments you make to Desai Physical Therapy may be reimbursable by your insurance company if you have out of network physical therapy benefits.

  • Payment is due to Desai Physical Therapy at the time of service.

  • Desai Physical Therapy is not a Medicare provider and does not file Medicare claims. Per Medicare guidelines, patients are NOT allowed to file their own claims. Therefore, anyone on Medicare WILL NOT be able to file claims with Medicare nor their secondary insurance provider.

  • Desai Physical Therapy is happy to help Medicare patients for their Wellness visits which is not covered service by Medicare insurance.

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How Can I Help?

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

Not necessarily, Dr. Bhumi Desai is direct access certified in Virginia. If a person feels that they have a problem that may benefit from skilled services of a Physical Therapist, they can “refer themselves” for a treatment without being referred by a doctor or other healthcare practitioner. But if you already have a referral you are welcome to bring in for the Initial Evaluation appointment.

Why is direct access important ?

It saves time and money. You can start treatment quicker/get relief faster by coming directly to therapist vs. waiting to get in to see a doctor who then in turn would refer you for Physical Therapy.
Your therapist will keep your medical provider informed of your care by forwarding a copy of the evaluation notes, plan of care and progress reports. During Evaluation if therapist recognizes that there is more significant problem and needs further investigations she will immediately refer you to a medical practitioner.

What injuries, body parts, and syndromes are treated at Desai Physical Therapy?

Bhumi Desai successfully treats the vast majority of pain/injuries of the muscles, joints, and nerves throughout the body. It  includes but not limited to neck pain, headaches, back pain, hip and  knee pain, ankle and foot pain, shoulder pain, elbow wrist and hand pain, Pre and post operative rehabilitation, MVA, gait and balance disorders, sports injuries, menstrual cramps, constipation and poor GI mobility.

Why is insurance not billed and how can seeing out of network provider be beneficial?

Being an out of network provider, a practitioner is not pressured to treat the patient the way insurance companies dictates.
In every session patients will receive one-on-one care and hands-on treatment from a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Most sessions are a full hour unless the patient chooses 30 minute session. With this one-on-one treatment approach, the plan of care for the majority of our patients only involves one appointment per week.
When you consider the time saved with fewer trips to the clinic and the value of resolving your pain and improving function faster than average, the out-of-pocket expense at Desai Physical therapy is beneficial.
Moreover, the out-of-pocket expense for the treatment sessions is sometimes less than a patient would pay at a clinic that accepts and bills their insurance as deductibles and PT copays have increased  in recent years.

Can I bill my insurance for reimbursement of my out-of-pocket expenses?

This depends on the insurance you have, but YES, most NON-Medicare patients can send “self-claims” to their insurance company for their treatments received. You should be able to print claim forms off your insurance company’s website, and send it in with the needed receipts and treatment codes that will be provided at our clinic.
The amount of reimbursement or application towards your deductible is completely dependent on your insurance plan. If you call your insurance company to inquire about what you can expect to receive, you should ask about reimbursement for “out-of-network Physical Therapy” expenses sent in via self-claims.

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Contact Information

Desai Physical Therapy is here for you when you need us.
Located inside The Fitness Equation in South Riding, Chantilly.
Call to schedule an appointment.

43360 Defender Drive, Chantilly, VA 20152

P: 703-705-7997


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