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Inspirational Stories

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I have had a very positive experience working with Dr. Jung at Columbia Physical Therapy in Motion. When I first saw him, a few weeks after a hip replacement, I had a hard time walking more than a hundred feet, it was difficult to pick up a sack of groceries, and I needed assistance to get up out of a chair. After twelve weeks of working with Dr. Jung, I was able to walk at a normal speed around the lake near my house, (about 1.5 miles) with no pain and no fear of falling. That was a wonderful feeling, no doubt, but even better - a week later I was able to manage myself and my luggage (without assistance!) as I flew to my son's wedding in Miami where I participated confidently in all the events (with no pain!), and DANCED at the reception!


When I've been discouraged Dr. Jung and Dr. Almeida have used humor, kindness, empathy, and science to get me back on track and focused on moving toward a full recovery. In my opinion, both have been masterfully skillful in their ability to accurately observe, assess, and respond to the evolving physical issues associated with my recovery, They have supported me in measurably effective ways when I've faced emotional, psychological, and social challenges associated with my hip replacement. Based on my experience, this kind of highly individualized and highly professional physical therapy is pretty unusual. In the lead up to my hip replacement and in the first few weeks immediately after, I worked with a couple of other physical therapists from other organizations, and it felt to me that they were not treating me as an individual with a unique physiology, history, and circumstance but as a 'standard' problem to be fixed with a standardized cookbook solution.


I've learned that choosing the right physical therapist can make all the difference. Along with my wonderful primary care physician and an exceptional surgeon, Dr. Jung has opened up for me a new vision for my life in coming years; I have every reason to believe, based on my experience and recovery to date, that I will be able join my very active family in almost any adventure they dream up (maybe not mountain climbing, but definitely hiking, canoeing, and strolling through the Smithsonian!), that I can return to my profession with all the stamina and strength I need, and that my future is wide open. I am extremely grateful to Dr. Jung and my entire medical team.


The place is so good. I have a daughter. She is a swimmer, she hurt her shoulder during training. I found the doctor “Jung” from my friend. His schedule is so full, but when I contacted him, he really tried hard to find a spot for my daughter. After two times treatment, my daughter feels much better and can start swimming as normal now. I strongly recommend Doctor Jung.


Dr.Francis Jung is a professional healer! I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with him. I’m doing so much better now than I did two weeks prior when I could barely move! I have made so much progress.. He is gentle & kind and the atmosphere is relaxing. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a great Physical Therapist!


Starting from the middle of 2017, my wife had had left-sided sciatica with back pain radiating to the left leg. MRI showed that moderate to large left-side disc protrusion at L5-S1, displacing the left S1 nerve root posteriorly. After having consulted with our family doctor and neurosurgeons, she decided to remove the protruded disc by operation in early November, 2017. Before the operation, one of our friends highly recommend us to contact Dr. Jung. After the first visitation to his office, Dr. Jung assured us that my wife’s situation was able to be treated conservatively and an operation was not necessary. Dr. Jung not only has expertise in physical therapy skills, but also a kind heart with consistent smiling face. After having been treated about three months in Dr. Jung’s clinic, my wife has recovered completely. 


Both Dr. Jung and Dr. Almeida are amazing. I feel that I really benefited from alternating between these two doctors. The pain I felt when I began seeing them is gone. They have given me tailored exercise plans to ensure the pain stays away, and for me to improve my body overall. I went to the gym for the first time in years the other day. And it is because they made me realize how important each tiny movement is. I look forward to seeing them periodically for overall health down the road.


One thousand stars is what I want to give Dr. Francis Jung!
My injury happened in November 2017. I started with acupuncture, then to physician, then the MRI, then to a pain management doctor which included trial of different medications, cortisone and epidural shots plus PT.  Although I have had a great team of people working on me for months, the extreme level 10 pain persisted. I then consulted with and considered orthopedic surgeons and surgery.
During the time of interviewing with orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Jung was highly recommended to me by a good friend. That friend is a Manager of Rehabilitation at a prominent Medical Center so she would recognize a great PT. She experienced her own injury and found Dr. Jung and insisted that I try Dr. Jung.  
Dr. Jung's calm and sensitive personality is infectious. I never feel rushed or just one of his other patients. He is a great listener, very personable and caring. His private facility is clean, welcoming with up to date equipment.
Dr. Jung was my last resort and I am so grateful for the introduction. In just 2 months I have gone from level 10 pain, barely walking at times and unable to work in my profession, to level 1 and 2 pain with no medication, no more cortisone and epidural shots and better yet, no longer discussing the possibility of surgery!
Dr. Jung has saved my life. He believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. 
Before you give up and give in you must try Dr. Jung!


Dr. Jung is an excellent physical therapist. He knows my mother problems right at the first observation and work with all of her problems. She enjoys coming to his appointment and she gets release from her shoulder pain. Dr Jung is very kind, caring, patient and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

Mai Le

I love! I love!! The care and attention I’ve received by Dr Francis Jung. I’m a registered nurse, so my standards are pretty high when it comes to my health and recovery. Dr Jung has been treating me for my chronic pain, cervical neck injury and again for a rotator cuff repair. His on hand approach is gentle but very effective. His not the typical run of the mill therapist. Doctor is his title and the numerous credentials shows that his has studied and earned the many degrees of his profession!! His is a winner!! You will be satisfied and on your way to healing. Just an added touch of elegance is the clean environment and the soft music playing in the background. Best of Luck with your recovery!!!


I highly recommend Columbia Physical Therapy in Motion. Dr. Jung worked with my 13 year old daughter for several months, treating knee and ankle pain with great results. Dr. Jung is highly expert, thorough, caring, and professional. His office is state of the art, impeccably clean, and a soothing environment for treatment. We are very pleased with the care that my daughter received and impressed with Dr. Jung's knowledge and expertise.


I saw Dr. Jung for my frozen shoulder. I regained function of my arm and shoulder within few weeks of therapy.
Dr. Jung is knowledgeable, thorough and provides personalized care. His clinic is calming and enhances healing.
I highly recommend him!


I strongly recommend the Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion to anyone who needs physical therapy. I had foot and ankle pain so I researched online and found this physical therapy office. Apart from its excellent location, the office is equipped with the necessary equipment and medical devices for any kind of physical therapy you need. Dr. Francis Jung’s calm demeanor and great listening skills puts his patients at ease and gives them the confidence to talk with him about their pain. He targets where my pain is and uses the appropriate medical equipment and therapy to relieve the pain. He has used a variety of pain management techniques and exercises to improve the condition. He also gave home exercises. The pain in my foot and ankle has improved considerably. Thanks to the expertise of Dr. Jung.


Dr Jung provided immediate relief for my condition. He was attentive when I explained my symptoms, resulting in an exact diagnosis and effective treatment plan. My condition was partially resolved after the first visit and completely resolved after the third visit, matching his initial explanation of what to expect. Dr Jung set a very relaxing atmosphere, with classical music and  soothing tea.  I highly recommend Dr Jung for orthopedic physical therapies.


I’ve been working with Dr. Nelson for over a year now. He has completely changed my life and put me back together from when I came in. Dr. Nelson understands the body head to toe, which is very important to me, as my whole body is involved from my Lyme disease, multiple bone breaks and fractures, and dislocations. No other PT I have been to had ever noticed my severe neural tension. Dr. Nelson in 30 seconds unlocked my L5-S1 which had been giving me debilitating pain for over two years. I didn’t believe him at first when he told me “Okay it should be a lot better now.” Dr. Nelson is very hands on and helps teach me the exercises, compared to other facilities where they tell you “Okay now do X” and then walk away. He watches my form, and corrects me. Beyond his great medical expertise, which is the #1 reason why you should go to Dr. Nelson, he’s genuinely the highlight of my week working with him. He is very positive, encouraging, kind, funny, and able to get me to look on the bright side and keep exercising. He cares about his patients, and doesn’t just see you as another box to check - I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard him say to me or another patient “Oh how is that thing going that you told me about a month ago?” If Dr. Nelson moves away from the area I don’t know how I will find another doc able to compete.
On top of this, their office is perfect. The office is the perfect size - you never have only 15 minutes with your PT doctor and then working 45 minutes by yourself as I’ve had to do in every other PT I’ve been to. Dr. Nelson works with you for your full hour. I appreciate how clean their office is - Dr. Nelson even told me that Dr. Jung repaints the whole office every few months just to keep it 100% pristine. You can definitely tell that a lot of thought and work goes into their office. Dr. Jung is also extremely kind, and although he has never worked with me 1 on 1 he knows my name and greets me, which I appreciate and you wouldn’t find somewhere else. Thank you Dr. Nelson and Dr. Jung for the services you provide! Your expertise helps relieve pain and suffering, and makes the world a better place. I will continue to recommend Columbia Physical Therapy in Motion to everyone I know.


Dr. Jung is a phenomenal physical therapist! I have a rather complex case, and he took great care in understanding all aspects of it. He guided me through a well developed program for my specific neck issues and hypermobility- something that other physical therapists had not been able to do due to the nature of my condition. When I ran into some problems during treatment, he modified the program and helped me get back on track. He's very knowledgeable as well as extremely compassionate. He will even call just to check in and see how I'm doing! I'm immensely thankful for the guidance and support he's provided me.

Katherine S

I am a true believer. I had bad back problems for a couple of years and thanks to Therapy in Motion, i am so much better and confident that i will continue to improve. I am so glad i chose Dr. Jung's office and would highly recommend them to everyone. If you are looking for personal service, full respect and someone who is knowledgeable, then this is the place for you.


I have been seeing Dr. Jung for three months post foot surgery and have made tremendous progress--all thanks to him. Dr. Jung is kind, patient, and encouraging on top of being extremely effective, knowledgeable, and professional. He makes it a point to meet you where you are (physically and mentally) and builds your confidence and strength. What I really appreciate is that at the beginning of each appointment, we discuss any progress and/or problem areas and he tailors the rest of the session to address those specific areas--further proof of his expertise and effort to meet each of his patient's needs. Anyone in the Columbia area in need of physical therapy should see Dr. Jung.


I am a physical therapist who works part-time for Dr. Francis. I am continuously amazed by Francis's knowledge and skills and truly believe he is the best physical therapist in the state. Francis is also incredibly selfless and always takes the time to mentor other physical therapists. There is no better place to go.


Much thanks to Dr. Jung for his expertise and his kind, caring, manner.  I appreciate that he works with me one-on-one at every visit. Although I'm a work in progress, he has taught me exercises to strengthen my core muscles, improve my balance and increase my spinal flexibility. Even my posture has improved. His manual muscle relaxation techniques for the back, knees and hips have been quite beneficial and are my reasons for seeing him.


My son has ankle pain and we saw a couple of therapists before. Dr. Jung is the best one. He is nice and knowledgeable. He develops specific exercise programs for my son to do everyday at home. My son's ankles recovered very quickly and have become stronger than before.


Dr. Jung is excellent at working with me on my low back issues a few months back. He spent dedicated time to carefully diagnose the problem and worked on it skillfully. It helped me to recover a lot sooner. Thanks!


My wife is been getting therapy for chiari malformation (neck instability) and pain and discomfort, the physician is and specialist in this matter, my wife is feeling a lot better in about 6 visits. Also the doctor has trained me to give my wife at home exercises and massages!. I like his knowledge and ethics. I would recommend him to any one needing physical therapy!


Working with Dr. Francis was an amazing, empowering experience. Like many of his patients, I went to see him with chronic back pain that had reached the point where my doctors were advising back surgery and I was feeling like I had no other options. Francis did a thorough evaluation, listened to the whole story, and came up with a treatment plan that ended my back pain almost immediately. In his gentle way, he challenged me to push myself and regain strength and balance that I'd lost until I could once again do things that had been impossible or painful only a few weeks before. I can't recommend him highly enough.


Best PT Experience! I have been going to Dr. Jung for 3 months for plantar fasciitis pain, and it has improved after no help from standard recommendations, other PT, and surgery. He is very thorough, asks the right questions and always listens/remembers. Highly recommend!


I have seen Dr. Jung for a few years on and off to manage with chronic pain. He is the best clinician so far. He listens and provides best care. I highly recommend him to everyone.


I had extreme low back and leg pain which prevents me from physically active such as standing or walking more than 5 minutes in the beginning. I am much better now and able to return full capacity in standing and walking without pain. I highly recommend Dr. Jung's practice for spine pain.


Dr. Jung is beyond awesome! If you want a therapist to take dedicated time with you, please, please, please come to Dr.Jung's office. He was referral from another therapist. I'm so grateful I met him. My recovery has been long prior to becoming his patient but I'm confident I will get better with his techniques and my diligence. I've done more with him in a short time than with any therapist before him. I've even braved dry needling. Needles for some may be terrifying but Dr. Jung makes you feel comfortable. He makes sure you take breaks and drink lots of water during your visit as well. Oh and I can't forget about Brenda, she's a sweetheart! Brenda's always accommodating, professional and friendly. She knows her stuff when it comes to insurance. You will be in good hands at Dr. Jung's.


Dr. Francis Jung is awesome! He is attentive, professional and very knowledgeable. While working on healing my injuries, he ensures that I understand how to correct my form to make me a better athlete. I have learned a lot about the mechanics of running as a result of my visits with him. He is encouraging and checks on my progress towards my goals each visit. I would recommend Dr. Jung to anyone!


After over four months of unsuccessfully fighting vertigo, (following various visits to the hospital, an ENT doctor, cardiologist, neurologist, hematologist, and another physical therapist) I was referred to Dr. Jung's office. Within two weeks, my vertigo was gone! Apparently, because I have different types of inner ear damage (in each ear), my case was hard to treat. My prior PT was really good, but we just couldn't seem to resolve my problem, and referred me to Dr. Jung. He was finally able to resolve my problem! My fingers are crossed that it won't return (a small percentage of patients have recurrence), but at least now I'm confident that if it does creep back, we will end it once again. So happy I went there!


Dr. Jung is incredibly skilled and knowledgeable. Everything he does has meaning and purpose. He has prevented me from having shoulder surgery and I feel better and stronger than I have in a long time. I have been to many PT’s and no one had compared to Dr. Jung. His 1:1 care is excellent and I highly recommend him!


I chose to work with Francis because of his expertise in dry needling (he teaches this to others regularly) and his focus on incorporating functional training with a kettlebell or barbell into my therapy sessions (at my request). I have many injuries from being a collegiate athlete which have given me chronic pain in my shoulder and hip. His combination of manual therapy and functional training has given me much better mobility and pain relief, and his advice along the way has helped me continue to build my own maintenance program outside of our sessions. I'm glad I found Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion.


We have been very happy with the excellent therapy our daughter has been getting from Francis Jung and his staff.  We took her to Columbia Physical Therapy in Motion for leg pain and instability related to growing rapidly and outpacing the development of her muscles.  The office is clean and calm, with soothing music, and is loaded with various equipment, tables, weights, resistance and stretching bands.  Francis Jung is extremely knowledgeable and has given my daughter numerous strength building exercises in the office and to do at home.  Along the way he has stretched and loosened overly tight muscles when needed, applied athletic tape for a day or two of additional support, and he actually participates actively as needed to demonstrate exercises instead of just saying how to do it.  My daughter has rapidly improved, and is now tapering off her visits and is well on her way to remaining active while being stronger and pain free.  We are very impressed with Francis Jung and his practice.


I have seen Francis on and off for several different conditions for about 6-7 years, starting when he was part of another practice in White Oak. I have to say I trust him more than any of the various PT’s I have worked with. Because of this deep trust I will follow his instructions and exercise regimens even when part of me wants to resist in fear of pain. He is very understanding and is also very good at explaining physiology and why it may be necessary to push myself to overcome the problem or weakness. I have gone to him for neck, arm, hip, back and shoulder pain at different times, including dry needling, which though painful was very effective. He is precise, patient and encouraging. You can tell he is an authority in his field. His practice is very individual based, unlike many large PT offices that seem like factories. He will even show you where to get exercise supplies online economically. After not seeing him for several years, he still remembered little details about my life. I am so happy he has his own practice now, with a very helpful, competent and friendly front desk assistant. I would highly recommend him!


I feel so strongly about Dr. Francis and all the good that he does that I just had to write in. I recently had my second carpal tunnel surgery - along with trigger finger surgery (for the first time). I was surprised to hear that my surgeon wanted me to have PT since I didn’t need it the first time. I didn’t know where I should go. I’ve been to one other place after knee surgery, but didn’t feel compelled to go there again. I felt it was just “okay” there, that they didn’t really care if I got better or not. It was my husband who reminded me about Dr. Francis.

Well, during the first session I immediately knew Dr. Francis was the right therapist for me. I was blown away at seeing improvement right away! Dr. Francis is the most caring, kind, and knowledgeable medical person I’ve met. He knows how far he can push... right up to that edge. Any further and I’d have to say, “Uncle!” He follows up with emails after therapy with more information if needed. You can almost see the wheels turn when challenges arise. I have told everyone I know that if they ever need PT to go to him first! I’m nearing the end of my sessions and cannot thank Francis enough for his knowledge and therapy.


I was delighted to discover Dr. Francis Jung provides the service of dry needling.  I carry a lot of tension in my shoulders and neck.  Visiting Dr. Jung on a monthly basis helps to control the pain without the use of medication.  You will find him soft spoken, attentive, and outstanding at the PT services he provides.  You are not kept waiting for your appointment and he provides 1:1 service.


As an ultrarunner, I have had my fair share of injuries over the years. Dr. Francis was highly recommended to me by my orthopaedist in 2014 when at the time I was experiencing knee pain. Dr. Jung helped rehabilitate and strengthen weaknesses that attributed to the knee pain. He later treated my children and not surprisingly also helped them in their recovery. Most recently, I was diagnosed with two herniated discs and was barely able to walk at times when coming to my appointments. While I was well aware he had moved, I was willing to drive 45-50 minutes to Columbia (I live in Silver Spring) because he is the only physical therapist, hands down, I fully trust! I was hardly functional at home, work and I was no longer able to run, at best, was hardly able to walk without being in excruciating pain. Dr. Jung's expertise, thorough assessment as well as patient history with me (for better or worse..) no doubt is what got me back functioning in 3 months! I am forever endebited to him for getting me to be a healthier and stronger ultrarunner! He is an exceptional practitioner and will recommend him to everyone!


I have seen Francis for PT off and on for almost 4 years, before and after a total hip replacement, and following a referral from one of my five previous physical therapists. She had taken a course with Francis and recommended him highly when she could no longer assist me. He is extremely patient and knowledgeable, and gives me helpful exercises to do at home. The hip surgeon commented on my good muscle tone when he did the surgery -- all due to PT. Everyone needs to know that not all PTs are equally skilled, and Francis is recommended by patients and PTs alike.


Dr Francis has been a tremendous help to me with my headaches. He has treated me with dry needling, massage and some exercise. My headaches from TMJ and stress are all but eliminated. I highly recommend him for his skill and ability.


Dr. Francis Jung, PT is one of the best physical therapists in the US. He's the physical therapist that I and my colleagues go to when we need therapy. I am an orthopedic physical therapist, myself.


I discovered Francis approximately 5 years ago. I've had trouble with my knees on and off for many years (40+). He is an outstanding practitioner! He was concerned for my physical and emotional well being and managed to resolve all of my major issues. My husband( an Internist) was so impressed with my progress that he saw Frances after having hip replacement surgery. Francis is intuitive, a patient listener and applies his wealth of knowledge to diagnose and treat. After discovering that Frances had relocated his practice that was 3 miles from my home to a location that is 16 miles away, I am happily driving the extra miles knowing the quality of service that I will receive.


Francis is by far the best physical therapist. He really takes the time to listen and get to the root of the problem. I went to him with a shoulder problem and after a few visits I was pain free and able to resume my normal activities without any interference. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a physical therapist!


The office is clean and the resepsionist is very helpful and pleasant, you don have to wait to be seen by the Dr. at the time of my appointment I was in. Dr. Francis is very nice, professional, gentle and a very good DR. explain everything clear and the most important part is that I was cured in 3 visit of my nasty vertigo. THANK YOU Dr. Francis.


Dr. Francis Jung offers expert evaluation of your complaint and provides calm, effective therapy and instructions for you to do home exercises. This is a unique practice and offers one on one evaluation and treatment. A great change to some other PT Clinics which can be like a zoo and very busy. Therapeutic environment for recovery.


I fell off a truck and in lots of pain from headache, neck pain back pain Francis Jung from Columbia physical therapy in motion has ben helping me with all my issues he help me so much with all of my pain


Francis is an awesome physical therapist, an excellent diagnostician who uses creative methods to ease pain and is an excellent teacher for all that extra work that has to be done outside his office. He was the designated PT for my husband and myself and several friends while in the White Oak area. We followed him to his new office! Listening, thoughtfulness, creative therapy, teaching are his hallmarks.


I have always had pains and mobility issues since childhood. The symptoms were always seen as individual mysterious problems for someone too young to have them. I first saw Dr Francis Jung for the intolerable back pain that kept me up at night. Along the way, he discovered other hidden weaknesses and painful conditions that I had. Sensing that they might be related, Dr Jung suggested that I see a specialist. My neurologist finally found out where the root of the problems lay and sent me back to Dr Jung for rehab. Thanks to the proper diagnosis and Dr Jung’s help, I got my life back. I now enjoy an active lifestyle and can sleep well at night like a happy person. I am forever grateful.


Francis is by far the most caring and competent practitioner that I have had the opportunity to be treated by! I initially began treatment with Francis after he was highly recommended to me back in 2015 for lower back pain. After a few sessions with Francis, he used techniques that provided instant relief, and gave advice/showed me exercises which would help me deal with my back pain.

Fast forward to Feb 2018; unfortunately I had a broken wrist, and 2 sprained ankles, and needed to seek PT post-surgery. Needless to say, I followed Francis to his new location in Columbia. Every single visit felt as if I was making progress and he pushed me enough to gain confidence that I would be back in good shape in no time. Surely enough I have TREMENDOUSLY improved since my initial visit to Francis!

If I had 3 words to sum up my experience/ Francis it would MOST definitely be : PATIENT, COURTEOUS, AND PROFESSIONAL!

He is one of THE smartest, most caring health care professionals I EVER been a patient of, and I am truly grateful for his help in fixing me!!


I am sure that it is best place to have master level manual therapy, dry needling, and therapeutic exercise in columbia Maryland. Dr. Jung usually spends more than one hour, one to one hands on therapy without using E-stimulation. There might be no other place to provide such a great physical therapy service in Columbia Maryland.


Dr. Francis Jung is highly trained, insightful and operates at the maximum level of professionalism providing targeted and effective treatment. I've come to believe that P.T. is a form of "medicine" that with the right prescription and dosage, can alleviate and even reverse many chronic conditions. I've come to understand that pain and discomfort are just signals to what the body is experiencing but with the right treatment, one can move through this to the other where pain-free mobility and confidence wait. I would travel any distance in the region for the type of care that Dr. Jung provides and I appreciate this forum in which to share my experience.

Cathy R

Dr. Jung has done wonders with both my back pain remaining from a herniated disk and for a separate issue - the pain in my upper leg due to meralgia paresthetica. His expertise with dry needling as well as various manipulative modalities is a definite asset. He has provided remarkable, enduring pain relief completely without recourse to drugs.


Dr. Jung is the best! I started seeing Dr. Jung after a cervical surgery. He was so good, I called my surgeon for another referral to help with my back for a fusion surgery I had 2.5 years earlier. Dr Jung took me guided me through core and total body progressional strengthening. My back pain improved so much that I stopped going to my pain specialist and significantly reduced my pain medication. I highly recommend Dr Jung.


I really like Dr. Francis, he has been helping me with shoulder pain and my tennis elbow since November. He is a very nice person and his work is impeccable. He is very knowledgeable and has great attitude to work with patients. I would recommend anybody that needs physical therapy that work with Dr. Francis you would not find the quality of work that he offers. Thank you so much Dr. Francis.


I can not say enough how wonderful Francis is. He helped both of my sons tremendously. Francis is one of the best physical therapists I have known. He is so knowledgeable and analytical. He does thorough examination and pins point issues effectively in the first physical therapy section. Francis is so patient, caring, and supportive. He has very nice temperament and enjoys helping peoples. He understands how hard and frustrating it is dealing with chronic pain. He gives nice guidance and encouragement throughout entire physical therapy. My sons enjoy doing physical therapy with him. His practice place is so nice, clean, peaceful, and relaxing. He is very easy to communicate with and replies to email inquiry very quick. I am so grateful having such a wonderful physical therapist helping my sons. I strongly recommend Francis if you are looking for a wonderful knowledgeable physical therapist.


Francis Jung is my physical therapist of choice for a myriad of reasons. Firstly, he is passionate about providing thoughtful interventions to each one of his patients. He is a consummate consumer of research literature and is therefore always up to date on the most state of the art treatments. He is a highly respected mentor for many physical therapy students and physical therapists alike. I know of patients who opted to repeatedly drive over an hour to receive his superior care. Finally, he furthers the profession by performing research and being published in a prestigious peer-reviewed academic journal. He is without exaggeration, the best healthcare practitioner I have met.


Best physical therapist in the area; hands down. One on one visits that are perfectly tailored to your needs. Excellent manual work and challenging exercise programs that are modified wonderfully.


Dr. Francis Jung's treatment has brought steady relief to my post-concussion symptoms. I had reached a 4-month plateau in my recovery and it was Francis' therapy that ultimately moved the dial. I am now able to drive and I've returned to work. I no longer react with a head ache, nausea and unsteadiness when I walk into a grocery store or try to attend church. Before PT with Francis, the experience of pushing a grocery cart through bright lights, colors, varied sounds made me feel ill. Dr. Francis Jung listens well and approaches therapy holistically. He is always encouraging and helps his patients set achievable weekly goals.


Back Pain is no Fun ! Dr. Francis concentrates on You the Patient - his main focus ! My back pain has decreased considerably over the past four weeks of therapy. Dr. Francis utilizes his knowledge & practices strength building exercise programs to attain a New improved Life Style for the Patient. Highly recommended - 5 Stars


Dr. Francis Jung is an excellent physical therapist. He’s the best PT I’ve ever had. Started working with him in December for neck, back and hip issues and he’s done an amazing job! Dr. Jung performs trigger point needling and it’s amazing how much it’s helped in my recovery. I highly recommend him.


Dr. Jung's focus on function has been instrumental in helping me meet three of my five goals and I am optimistic I will get to the other two under his care.  I have had three surgeries on one hip, one on the other hip, and one leg is 1/2 in shorter than the other.  As a result I was I was quite disabled.  He comes up with unique exercises to work on specific weaknesses, while taking into account my levels of pain.  Now I can get out of a chair reasonably easily, get up off the floor, and ride a recumbent bicycle for 30 min.  I am still working on getting up and down stairs easily and walking briskly with trekking poles (his idea to minimize the imbalance of the height difference) for up to two hours.  I don't think I would have made this progress without his care and look forward to continuing to improve.


The best of Physical therapists and The Highest skilled Physical therapists in Maryland. Highly recommend.


I followed Dr. Jung from White Oak to Columbia after 4 + years, well worth the drive. Extremely attentive and the best physical theraphy I have recieved for knees, back and joint replacements. Treatment and following his instructions have proven results in my recovery. He is still one of the few that cares about your recovery.


Dr. Jung and his staff are the best! There is no comparison. The one on one attention given to each patient is outstanding! Dr. Jung creates a comprehensive plan of recovery and healing for each illness/injury in a state of the art studio with the latest and best equipment. Having been to other physical therapists, I can tell you that they are not all the same. I will never go anywhere except Columbia Physical Therapy in Motion for treatment. I have found the best therapist for my family and me.


I recommend Dr. Francis Jung to everyone I know who is struggling physically. I was fortunate to find Dr. Jung (using Google search) at his new practice in Columbia, MD. I previously benefitted from his care for several months at his practice in White Oak. Going the extra distance to get to his new office is worth it as he is certainly doing everything he can to help me. I am challenged with having both of my hips replaced, 2 carpal tunnel syndrome surgeries, four back surgeries, foot surgery to repair dislocation of my mid foot, and rotator cuff surgery. Through the years I have worked with many physical therapists. Dr. Jung is the absolute best. He applies his knowledge, experience, and expertise in helping me achieve greater strength and improved gait. He guides me through a series of exercises, all the while instructing me as to what I need to be doing on my own to gain more confidence to realize the steady necessary improvement to move with less and, hopefully, no pain in the future.


Binging a former collegiate athlete I found myself always wanting to return to the glory days. However after three kids and a few surgeries the reality of my college days were becoming a distant memory until I met Dr Jung. He has helped me heal and strengthen my knees, my shoulder, and the most important get through a stressful herniated disk injury in my neck. I trust Dr Jung to help me feel me again and I trust him with help my 9 year’s old son’s back as well. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable, and in my book highly recommended.


Dr. Francis Jung is very intelligent, caring & patient. It has been well worth my 50 mile, round trip, drive to receive his care. I have progressed nicely in just two mos., and feel quite optimistic about my future health & abilities. Recommend him highly.


Francis is the best PT I’ve ever seen. When I first started with him, I was in excruciating pain on a daily basis. After working with him, I got my life back. Literally can’t thank him enough. He’s so knowledgeable, thorough and kind. Highly recommend!


Best and most experienced PT in the DMV

Daniel W

I highly recommend Dr. Francis. He provided great, personal one on one service. I would 100% recommend him to anybody. I have been struggling with vertigo for the last six months and he immediately had a plan, after I was told by other doctors that there was nothing they could do. He was able to fix my vertigo and provided service that you don’t find anywhere else.


Francis is one of the most talented physical therapists I have been treated by - and I have had experience with far too many. As a sufferer of complex chronic pain issues, I have found Francis to be attentive and nimble at addressing the need of the hour. He takes the time to listen carefully to my symptoms and has a variety of methods to alleviate pain and improve function, particularly with a kind of manual therapy that is unmatched by most others. He also emphasizes measurable improvements, checking after each manipulation or activity to see if there has been a tangible improvement in pain and/or range of motion. He applies a wide range of methodologies that holistically address your problems. I have particularly found the dry needling he does to be very helpful, in addition to some of the manual therapy. I would recommend him most highly


I have nothing but praise for Dr. Francis. I came to him with a pinched nerve that had been getting worse for about 10 days. After one session, my pain began to diminish, and after a month, I was better off than before the injury. Good things about Francis:

* He uses a variety of techniques and adapts quickly
* He always makes sure you are comfortable and asks for a lot of feedback
* He is very flexible in scheduling
* After my initial call, I thought he wouldn't be able to help me, but his assistant called me back with further information and we set the first appointment - great service!
* Always professional
* Good communication - especially about what manipulations he is doing and why
* Very clean facility
* As I was getting better, he didn't try to just keep me to "3 times a week" as long as he could - he slowly reduced the number of sessions appropriately
* He worked with me to help me know when I could go back to the gym

I would highly recommend him. I feel so lucky to have found him!


I went to Dr. Jung for vestibular therapy associated with a head injury that I suffered as a result of a car accident. I could not have been in better hands! Dr. Jung uses innovative, research-based techniques and devices that really work. He has a university teaching background, so I appreciated him explaining and teaching the science behind his techniques. I also truly appreciated his mind-body-spirit approach. Dr. Jung gave realistic expectations and offered positive feedback and encouragement. When I first began with Dr. Jung, I could not walk without losing my balance, however, after 5 months, I am now back to work as a dance teacher. Dr. Jung truly cares and continues to check in on my progress. I could not recommend him more. I agree with the other reviewers, that he is truly the best in the DMV area!


I was lucky to connect with Francis for PT after partial knee replacements, and subsequently sought him out because he is simply the best at identifying and addressing weaknesses. His guidance is precisely tailored to my needs, while demonstrating proper techniques. He has state of the art knowledge - a true scholar and athlete.


Physical therapy with Dr. Jung has been the best experience I have had in my recovery from rotator cuff surgery. He has been my partner in recovery, providing excellent physical therapy, encouragement to be my best, and carefully listening to my concerns and hopes for achieving my goals. He patiently explains what he is doing, why and how it will help and the plan for treatment.  I have met most of my goals in the short time I have been with him, and will continue to succeed I am sure.  Dr. Jung is available in-between appointments-he responds quickly to any questions I have. He is worth any distance you may have to drive to get to his office (easy access). I have complete confidence in Francis, and highly recommend him for your physical therapy or rehabilitation needs.


Dr. Francis possesses a set of skills unmatched by most in his field. He brings his expertise from many different fields, having studied both eastern and western medicine. He considers conditions holistically, throughly understanding the situation before prescribing/delivering treatment. Our bodies are incredibly connected, something that Dr. Jung has taught me and he keeps this in mind in his treatment. Rather than just throwing you into a standard recovery plan that other physical therapists tend to do, Francis personally customizes treatment, with a lot of hands-on manipulation. Most physical therapists are too lazy/busy to do this. He also has extraordinary experience in dry needling, a very esoteric and hard skill to have. He's definitely one of the very best in his field, highly recommended!


Dr Francis Jung is the best PT in the entire metro area. We have a child who is a competitive swimmer and patient of Francis. His injury was uncommon and was treated unsuccesfully by six PTs before we finally found Francis. After seeing Francis, his condition was improving steadily and within half a year, he was completely healed. During the process, he is able to continue his training and competition. Francis is very knowledgeable and skillful. His manual therapy and dry needle to echniques are supreme. He teaches many other PTs in dry needling and he treats his profession with seriousness and passion. Since then , each of our family member has been treated by him for various conditions. We all love him. I have referred many of my friends with difficult physical conditions to him. They all got very satisfactory treatments from Dr Jung. I highly recommend Dr Jung to anyone who wants to see a PT. I told my friends, if Dr Jung cannot treat you, I believe no one will.. 

Y & J

I can honestly say that Francis has given me my life back! A few months ago I started getting such severe sciatica pain that I could walk only a very short (10-20 yards) distance before needing to sit and rest. On my initial visit, Francis asked many questions about my symptoms and his diagnosis and subsequent treatment was obviously spot on; the improvement was dramatic. I no longer have any trace of the sciatica pain and I now have a ski trip planned; something I had thought was out of the question. Francis is thoughtful, considerate and gentle and works with a completely positive attitude. I have no hesitation in recommending him most highly.


I have been suffering from leg weakness and pain for several years, and have had many physical therapists.  None of them achieved the results that Francis did.  Francis listened to my problems, and developed a personalized exercise program to strengthen my leg.  He worked with me, emailing me between sessions to check on my progress and offer suggestions.  After a few short months with Francis, I am running pain free, something I have not done in four years.



I've been through so many different methods of treatments with all that's available out there with several medical providers for chronic shoulder pain. I have spent so much time and money getting the physical treatments. My pain went away temporarily but came back in short period of a time with no improvement of shoulder function. I was referred to Dr. Jung by friend of mine and with Dr. Jung's very thorough and specific targeted treatments, Under his care, my pain has been relieved. I couldn't pull a shirt over my head before but now I can raise my arm freely without a pain. Thank you so much Dr. Jung for great treatments! I highly recommend him to my family and friends.


I have been swimming since I was about 6 years old. Currently I have swum at the junior national level in U.S.A. I saw Francis for about 3 months for my shoulder pain that I had from swimming. While no doctor and physical therapist could definitively diagnose a particular issue, Francis was able help me recover through his own analysis of my strength, flexibility, and video assessment of swimming. He approached each issue with incredible thoughtfulness and was able to help me make large improvements after only a couple visits. Thanks to him, I was also able to improve in swimming performance despite my injury, and my injury has since gotten better, thanks to his work.


Francis is extraordinary! I have had many trainers and physical therapists. He is by far the best! His assessments are very thorough. He listened to my goals and helped me with specific exercises and stretches to keep me going throughout my athletic career. Every athlete experiences some sort of setback.  It’s nice to know that I have someone that is always there to keep me healthy.


National U.S.A. Champion in TaeKwonDo

Francis has been my physical therapist for the past 18 months. I see him for chronic neck pain as needed base due to disc degeneration and arthritis. The treatment which has helped me the most is dry needling in the shoulder and neck area. Francis is extremely good in the use of needles aimed at trigger points which relax muscles and reverse inflammation. This treatment has helped me to stay away from pain killers, steroid injections, etc. Francis is excellent at diagnosing and treating chronic pain. Highly recommend.


Francis is an extremely professional and an excellent listener. My goal was to relieve pain, get strength and endurance in my left upper body from cervical radiculopathy, which I definitely achieved under his care. During my treatment, he made many recommendations, which I have instituted in my personal and work life (including ergonomics consultation) and have made a difference. Also, he recommended staying active. I continue doing my 3-mile walks and added Tai Chi and Yoga classes to my regimen, plus I enrolled in endurance and strength senior fit program classes and take when I get a chance. This has improved my health.  Being under his care, it was an eye opener and I learned to continue to exercise and stretch so I can be healthier in my close senior years. I wish him many years in his profession. So he can continue to educate and inspire health changes to his patients, as he did in mine. I highly recommend Francis to my family and friends and will be my selection for any future physical therapy needs. 


Dr. Francis Jung was my physical therapist for about 6 months, for the rehabilitation of two successive partial knee transplants. I am 76 years old and can now climb that mountain again, thanks to Francis. This guy knows what he’s doing. He is skillful and knowledgeable to the max. He can feel the optimum pressure to apply for best results. Just breathe and bear it. His exercises are precisely tailored and timed to specific needs.  More importantly, he treats not just physical conditions, but the whole person. You will sense this immediately during your initial “interview.” Physical therapy for Francis is not only a body part problem, but also a process to improve your physical self and enjoyment, for the rest of life. He shares this as a common goal, evidenced by his own life and what he has chosen to do for himself. This shared experience is motivating. It happens without even being directly expressed. Do not hesitate.


Dr. Francis Jung gave me my life back. In 2011, when I was suffering from debilitating headaches and excruciating face/ear pain, he determined that the pain was being caused by dysfunctions  (trigger points) in my neck and upper back. He treated me with various modalities for months until I could function again, i.e., return to work and other everyday activities. As of 2017, I continue to see him for periodic "tune ups"--manual treatment, dry needling, advice, and new and continuing exercises.  Dr. Jung is the most caring, gentle, and comforting medical professional I have ever encountered. I have total confidence in his competence and expertise. He keeps up to date on all the latest developments in his field, and  is a sought-after teacher and thought leader. I owe so much to Dr. Jung, as do friends and family members whom I have referred for treatment.  A true gem!


I am extremely glad to have Dr. Francis Jung as my therapist. He listened to all I had to say about my condition, why I choose physical therapy, and my goals. Francis analyzed my problem (Rotator cuff syndrome) and set up a plan that has give me very noticeable results in good time. I have learned a lot from Francis' knowledge of how the different parts work together, in this case my shoulder, neck, and back, and why I am doing certain exercises. I would recommend Francis for physical therapy.


Dr. Francis Jung is a wonderful therapist and I cannot praise him enough.  He has helped me recover successfully from a couple of injuries past several years and a long standing back issue I was told it was not possible to improve upon. He listens carefully, asks questions as he goes and watches your reactions to treatments and exercises so he can adapt to suit your limitations and improvements. Francis is very skilled and blends several different techniques to give the very best care. I have happily recommended him to others who have told me how delighted they have been with his work. If you want a great recovery and to be treated with compassion, kindness and knowledge, I cannot think of a better therapist.  


Francis is one of the best physical therapist that I’ve been to. He took the time to listen and understand my problem. He knows the body physical function, and how each muscle works together really well. I remember when I had high ankle pain, and he taped my ankle with 2 KT tape, and the pain just disappeared when I walked. I’ve been going to Francis for the past 3-4 years with different issues, and I wouldn’t go to anyone else. He worked with me though my shoulder surgery, high ankle sprain, lower back pain and my knee problem. And each time I went, he fixed the problem that I had. Francis is very attentive to his patient. He has pleasant personality, and he makes you feel very comfortable. He explains what he thinks the issue is and his treatment, so his patient will understand how the treatment will help with their problem. I’ve referred my wife and several friends to Francis, and all of them are very happy. I’d definitely recommend Francis to anyone.


I first went to Francis in 2010 following 4 months of physical therapy at a well respected sports medicine physical therapy practice with very little progress. I was referred to Francis specifically by my treating orthopedist at the time.  I was suffering from a herniated lumbar disc, complicated by early onset spinal stenosis.  Following evaluation and beginning treatment, the difference in care was very apparent. When starting PT with Francis I was barely able to finish a 5 or 10 minute walking warm-up on a treadmill without experiencing significant pain that would require me to sit down to relieve the pressure and pain felt in my back and leg.  After only a month with Francis I was able to not only get through my warm-up, but also get through a PT session and able to leave PT walking upright!  Francis has an excellent, caring, yet thorough bedside manner, and I always felt Francis was vested in my recovery. Fast-forward six years to 2016 and another disc herniation. I immediately went to Francis following my MRI and diagnosis by my orthopedist.  This time I had the benefit of Francis' care and I began to reap the benefits even sooner compared to my 2010 disc event. I recommend Francis without hesitation to my friends and family.  Thank you Francis!


I had physical therapy somewhere else past 6 months for C6-C7 pinched nerve without any improvement in my pain and function until I met Francis. He made a huge difference in treating my spine in a very short time within 5 visits. Dry needling and manual therapy really worked for me. I do not have any more difficulty in sleeping at night. I started back walking longer, and returned to playing golf with my friends.


I continue to do well post-therapy for Vertigo (BPPV). No signs of vertigo since the first treatment. Thanks so much!


I went to see Francis for neck pain, headache, and back pain. Francis is fiercely dedicated to improving patient care and keeping up with the latest evidence based therapies. He is extremely thorough, patient, and always happy to answer my questions. I am very thankful to have him as my physical therapist.


I met Francis referred by another physical therapist. I had three hip joint replacements on my left hip. I had such a difficulty time to improve my pain and function until I met Francis. Francis is very good at analyzing your motion as you walk or go up and down steps, figuring out why you are having difficulties, and then giving you an exercise or a new way to do it so you overcome the problem.  After multiple surgeries and physical therapists I am finally recovering enough that I think I will achieve my goals.


My name is Alex and I am 67 years old. During several weeks after my back pain started (sciatic nerve problem) I had a pleasure to know Francis Jung who worked with me as a professional therapist. I was very pleased with the results. He is a very polite, hardworking, knowledgeable specialist who was able to successfully identify and treat my conditions. I will greatly recommend Francis and I am sure that he will be able to help you as well.


Out of all the therapists I worked with, Francis Jung is the BEST. He treats the root cause and not just the symptoms.


I'm 49 years old and I have Ehlers Danlos, a Chiari Malformation, Dysautonia, Mast Cell Activation Disorder and Tethered Cord Syndrome. After having surgery to detether my spinal cord and a C4-5 discectomy and fusion, my doctor referred me to Francis Jung. I had severe pain in my neck, very poor range of motion, pain radiating down my left arm to my fingers, frozen shoulder and muscular dysfunction. I was unsure, as I hadn't experienced dry needling before. But after the first dry needling session with Francis, I had significant pain relief. With each session, I knew I was on the path to feeling better. Before my first visit, I couldn't lift my arm above my waist. It was difficult for me to dress, shower or do household chores. I had to cut my long hair short, because I couldn't use my left arm. Today, I have full range of motion and my left arm is strong. My neck is doing wonderfully and range of motion is great! For the first time in many many years, I'm able to work and I'm overjoyed! I'm forever grateful to Francis Jung for the hard work, dedication, care and compassion he showed me. 


Francis Jung is a gifted physical therapist. I am grateful for his ability to diagnose, prioritize, and effectively prescribe exercises and lifestyle changes that truly relieved my symptoms and enabled me to continue working. If I begin to notice a return of pain or numbness, I know immediately what exercises and actions to take to relieve those symptoms. Francis is a gifted teacher. When I was actively receiving treatment under him, I appreciated how Francis would take the time to answer my questions so that I could better understand the processes that aggravated my neck and my leg symptoms. He was eager and available to answer questions and provide mentoring and coaching to his colleagues as well. He is a good listener. He clearly loves his calling as a physical therapist. I certainly know where to turn to if I require PT support in the future!


Dr Jung is an outstanding professional with exceptional knowledge of body I have ever been met. He knows how to talk with his patients and encourage them to follow his treatment for fast recovery. I am very thankful that he was able to get me a full range of motion and pain relief in both my right arm and back. Should I need PT services in the future, he  will be my first choice. I have already recommended Dr Jung to friends and colleagues who need physical therapy.


Francis Jung is AWESOME! That pretty much sums it up! He is talented, compassionate, persistent, professional, knowledgeable, caring, sensitive, innovative, has a good sense of humor, hard-working, ambitious, inventive, trustworthy and unassuming. Most of all he is sincere. He is sincere in his approach to healing, sincere in his desire to truly improve/cure/fix whatever health issue he is dealing with and sincere in the manner in which he interacts with his patients.  My family and I highly recommend Dr. Jung.


I came to Francis many months ago with many problems and goals.  My back and legs hurt continually, my bones needed to be strengthened and my flexibility was not where it should have been.  Francis really listened to me and quickly put a plan into action.  He was expert at figuring out my problem areas and was able to address my hurting back or my stiff legs each time we met. He had me on a challenging exercise program and he encouraged me to continue my exercise program at home, always checking up to see my progress. I feel so much better now...thanks to Francis. I was always asking him if I could come more times every week (every day) because I would feel so great after each session!


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