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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Seth Blee, PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS

Physical TherapistClinic Director, Fairfax/Sports Medicine Location
Seth Blee, PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS



About Seth Blee, PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS

Seth graduated from Boston College's pre-medical program with a BS in philosophy. He then went on to physical therapy school and graduated with honors from Columbia University in New York with a Master of Science degree in physical therapy in 1998. Since graduating, Seth has worked with several different patient populations, but has focused the majority of his time in orthopedics and sports. He completed his transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2009 from Arizona Health Science’s AT Still University. Seth has completed extensive continuing education coursework and training and has received the Functional Orthopedic Certification from the Institute of Physical Art in 2005, as well as their Certification in Functional Manual Therapy in 2006.

In addition to his clinical hours and his teaching and residency hours, Seth has also been a member of the medical staff of the Washington Nationals as their Team Physical Therapist since 2016. He also became the Team Physical Therapist for the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League in 2020. Seth has been seen on ESPN (Project 11) and on 60 Minutes for his work with the Washington Commanders' quarterback and Comeback Player of the Year, Alex Smith.

Seth is certified in blood flow restriction therapy, trigger point dry needling, and Sportsmetrics for injury prevention. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, which he integrates into his treatment of athletes of all ages. He has lectured to medical groups, physical therapy schools, professional sports organizations, and at multiple sports medicine conferences on topics in orthopedics, joint mobilizations, stabilization training, and PNF.

Seth has been teaching continuing education courses to physical therapists with the IPA since 2006 and is a primary faculty member for Corefirst Strategies, PNF, and the Kinetic Shoulder Complex courses as well as a course that he created for treating high level athletes entitled Strategies for Optimizing Performance. He is the Senior Director for Inova Physical Therapy Centers and treats patients out of the Fairfax/Sports Medicine locations.

A native of West Islip, NY, Seth currently resides in Centreville, VA, with his wife and his two children. In his spare time he enjoys coaching youth sports (baseball, wrestling), exercising, and snowboarding.


  • Boston College, Columbia University, AT Still University
  • Primary Instructor Institute of Physical Art
  • Certified Functional Manual Therapist
  • Sportsmetrics Certification for injury prevention
  • Blood Flow Restriction certification
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Radio Shows and Podcasts

Owens Recovery Science Baseball Podcast. December 2019.

Injury Prevention and Nats Talk. December 2019.

Optimize Your Capacity Podcast: Movement Progression, Regression and Digressions. July 2019.

Neuromuscular Control in Athletics with Seth Blee. July 2019.

Arm Care with Nationals' Physical Therapist Seth Blee. January 2018.

Manual Therapy Forum: Tim Crunk, Kent Keyser, Seth Blee. November 2017.

Game Day Treatment. June 2017.

Washington Nationals Physical Therapist Seth Blee from the Inova DC Sports Medicine Summit. June 2017.

Talking Gait with Seth Blee. October 2015.

Research and Publications

ACL Injuries in Female Athletes, edited by Robin West and Brandon Bryant

Blog Posts

Sports Injury Recovery: When Can You Return to Play? June 2019.

Injury Prevention with Dr. Seth Blee: Oblique Strains. June 2019.

Sidelined by Sports Injuries? Physical Therapy Can Help. May 2019.

Injury Prevention with Dr. Seth Blee: Little Leaguer's Elbow. May 2019.

Injury Prevention with Dr. Seth Blee: SLAP Tears. January 2019.

Injury Prevention with Dr. Seth Blee: Little Leaguer's Elbow. January 2019.

Inova Physician Referral Services

Please make note of the following information.

This referral service is sponsored by Inova. Only physicians with appropriate medical staff privileges at an Inova affiliated hospital may participate. There is no charge or fee to you or for the participating physician for our service. Physician participation is voluntary.

Physician referrals will be based on your referral needs and preferences of location, specialty, and rotation availability of the physician.

The physicians on our referral panel are independent practitioners or physician employees. The independent practitioners are not employees, agents or representatives of Inova and are solely responsible for their provision of medical care to you.