Dr. Carlos J. Berio

Dr. Carlos J. Berio

Executive Director & Performance Physical Therapist
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  • SPARK Physiotherapy, LLC
  • 5712 General Washington Drive STE H Alexandria, VA 22312
  • 703-329-0181

Dr. Carlos J. Berio is among the most highly trained sports fitness physical therapy professionals in the D.C. Metro region. He has been working with clients across a very wide spectrum of health and fitness levels since 1998. Dr. Carlos Berio utilizes a number of sports fitness techniques to help reduce pain and improve your sport or play performance. As a sports fitness therapist in Alexandria, VA, Dr. Carlos Berio has an extensive sports performance and training background.

Carlos earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland at College Park and subsequently earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from George Washington University. His education is rounded out by a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy which he uses to help his clients become pain-free and reach their maximum performance.

Carlos’ passions lie in attaining of client rehab goals and the highest level of performance possible. Because of his attention to detail, unique treatment style, and priority on one-on-one care, his clients move without pain and undergo amazing transformations in their physical condition. Carlos derives the most satisfaction from the realization that his clients become highly educated in the technical aspects of their bodies and how the entire “chain” functions as a whole.

As Executive Director, Carlos aspires to develop and retain the most highly trained staff of physical medicine, sports physical therapy, and personal fitness professionals in northern Virginia.


  • D.P.T. Doctor of Physical Therapy; A DPT Program in Arlington, VA
  • M.S. Clinical Exercise Physiology; George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • B.S. Kinesiology; University of Maryland at College Park, MD

Special Qualification and Certifications

Member of the Private Practice Section (PPS) of the APTA – Author for Impact Magazine (Publication of the PPS)

  • Travell and Simons Method – Myopain Seminars- Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Physical Therapist (CMTPT)
  • Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the NSCA
  • Certified in CPR and AED by the American Red Cross
    • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
    • Myofascial Trigger Point and Dry Needling Provider via the Travell DN Systems
    • Recent Advances in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee
    • Manual Therapy of the Upper Extremity
    • Sports Specific Injuries
    • Maitland Certified Manipulation Specialist
    • Maitland Certified Evidence-Based Orthopedic Diagnostic Evaluation Specialist


  • Pro Motion Lifestyle and Performance
  • Headfirst Baseball Academy
  • Health Fitness Corporation
  • Fitness for Health
  • GSP Fitness Personal Training
  • The George Washington University
  • Junior Tennis Champions Center
  • Bally Total Fitness
  • Founder / Strength, Conditioning, and Fitness Professional
  • Professional Baseball Coach /Athletic Development Expert
  • Health Enhancement Program Coordinator
  • Pediatric Fitness Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Graduate Assistant /Adjunct Professor / Personal Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach / Personal Trainer
  • Master Trainer / Personal Training Director