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Sun Physical Therapy specializes in manual therapy. Sessions are one-on-one and

the patient is always the center of attention.

We provide individualized care that is tailored to each patient.

Whether this is your first experience with an injury or you are coping with chronic pain,

Sun Physical Therapy is here for you.

About the owner

Sophia Maines, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CMTPT

Sophia received her physical therapy degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has practiced in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Texas.


Her goal always has been to provide the most effective care to patients. She began her career in Cambridge, MA, where she worked primarily with faculty, staff, and students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her clinical focus included running analysis and targeted manual therapy and exercise for runners.

She became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and APTA-certified Orthopedic Specialist in 2012. 

After working in outpatient orthopedic clinics in the Austin area, she moved to Bethesda, MD, in 2015 to work for Jan Dommerholt, an expert in the field of myofascial pain syndromes, chronic pain and trigger point dry needling.


She became a Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist. Her clinical focus included the treatment of patients with temporomandibular 

dysfunction, hypermobility syndromes, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and chronic pain.

In 2017, she contributed to the revision of Janet Travell and David Simon’s book “Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual.” Look for Sophia’s work on the chapters on the latissimus dorsi and teres major muscles. 

Sophia treats all areas of the body, including the jaw, shoulder, spine, hip, knee, and foot/ankle.

She has undergone advanced training in CranioSacral therapy from the Upledger Institute, Fascial manipulation (Luigi Stecco), Craniofacial dysfunction (CRAFTA) (Myopain Seminars), Active Release Technique, manual therapy from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, and LSVT Big Therapy from LSVT Global. 

In her free time, Sophia enjoys hiking, weight training, gardening, being outdoors and spending time with her daughter.

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