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Jamie M. So

Jamie So, DPT, has worked in the field of physical therapy for over 10 years. She is originally from California and came to the Washington DC area to attend Marymount University in Arlington, VA where she graduated with her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2003 and later her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2008. 
Prior to her physical therapy degrees, she attained her Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA in 1999. During her time at UCLA, her early interest in physical therapy and sports medicine began as a student athletic trainer at the UCLA Athletic Training Center for a short time which subsequently narrowed exclusively to physical therapy. In doing so, Jamie gained further experience from early mentoring in a prominent private outpatient physical therapy clinic in Santa Monica, CA as a physical therapy technician. Such dynamic environments allowed her the opportunity to learn and work with collegiate athletes as well as prominent high profile individuals and athletes from the Los Angeles area.
While in her graduate studies for physical therapy, she further broadened her experience by working in outpatient orthopedic and inpatient hospital settings as a physical therapy aide. She also worked as a personal trainer guiding clients through strength, flexibility and cardiovascular programs in the health and wellness arena.
These experiences, collectively, fueled her passion for physical therapy which has blossomed to where it is now. Upon passage of the boards examination, the opportunity to enter private practice under the tutelage of Tom Papke, PT and his practice model was a natural fit. Her enthusiasm for fitness and wellness along with physical therapy serve as a solid foundation to provide compassionate, patient focused, hands-on care with her clients. Her ambitions lead to the opening of her own office in Tyson’s Corner, VA in the fall of 2004 while she continues to practice in Old Town Alexandria. In addition to clinical practice, Jamie has also served as clinical faculty at Marymount University in Arlington, VA for a short time.
While passion drives her career, it is further enhanced by her synergistic relationship with her background in athletics. Her past athletic endeavors include competitive basketball, water polo, swimming and volleyball. Other sports also include martial arts and mountain biking. Currently, Jamie is a competitive age group triathlete at the half Ironman and full Ironman distances throughout the United States. She has numerous top 10 age group finishes and Ironman 70.3 World Championships finishes. Her triathlon experiences have allowed her to grow in a multitude of ways not only as a person, but professionally as well. As a physical therapist, she hopes to positively influence those she helps in a caring and compassionate manner. Her specialties include manual therapy techniques, orthopedics/sports medicine, general health and wellness (mind/body), and the mechanics associated with the disciplines of triathlon as well as fitness and conditioning. While as an athlete, Jamie has experienced her share of injuries from head to toe; she understands and knows what it takes to overcome them. Ultimately, she hopes to empower her patients to take back the lives their injuries/conditions have limited them from participating in.