Chiropractor Fort Washington

Fort Washington, Maryland Chiropractic and Rehab Clinic

Kaizo Health in Fort Washington, Maryland is an industry leader in chiropractic and rehab and the delivery of patient-centered care, built to ensure the health of our patients and our communities. Our mission is to inspire and empower a healthier, happier world!

Our highly-rated and trusted Doctors of Chiropractic with physical therapy privileges are experienced in treating all types of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries including but not limited to; back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain, headaches, migraines, numbness, tingling, sciatica, foot pain, sprains, carpal tunnel, pre-op or post-op, strains, hamstring, glute, and more. Our Chiropractors use the latest in natural and holistic treatment options such as chiropractic adjustments, manipulation, manual therapy, therapeutic stretching and rehabilitative exercises, traction, cupping, dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, active release technique, compression, cryotherapy and more.

With over 20 years in the Washington, DC area we achieve our mission by implementing our core values of brilliance, synergy, human-centered, tenacity, and passion on a daily basis to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care.

Contact Information

9300 Livingston Rd, Ste 100
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301-203-6734
Fax: 240-766-0301

Dr. Berch Fritz, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic with Physical Therapy Privileges

Clinic Director

[email protected]

Paris Richardson

Chiropractic Assistant

Cameron Tucker-Robinson

Chiropractic Assistant

Tamika Hatcher

Chiropractic Assistant

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What does a Chiropractor Do?

A chiropractor or doctor of chiropractic is a trained, licensed medical professional. A chiropractor uses natural and holistic forms of treatments. These treatments include manual adjustments, dry needling, cupping, soft tissue work and more. A chiropractor helps relieve musculoskeletal pain in the back, neck, shoulder, knee, hip, or other areas of the body.  

How can a Chiropractor help me?  

Our Fort Washington chiropractors can help treat many types of pain. Chiropractic care can help treat back pain, neck pain, cervical herniated discs, headaches, sciatic pain, hip pain, scoliosis pain, arthritis pain, high blood pressure, sports or fitness-related injury, car accident injury, pre or post-pregnancy pain and more.   

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Man receiving a chiropractic evaluation and initial treatment

What is a Chiropractic appointment like?  

At your first appointment, a chiropractor will give you a full evaluation. They will go over your medical history and any concerns. Then they will create an individualized treatment plan specifically designed for you.

The treatment plan will be custom to your body and type or injury/pain. This will allow for the safest form of treatment and most effective results.

The chiropractor will then perform a series of treatments. This can include manual adjustments, soft tissue work, dry needling, or cupping. These treatments aim to to treat your injury and surrounding muscles and tissue. The chiropractor may also guide you through and prescribe rehabilitative exercises. These are designed to strengthen the muscles and surrounding areas.

How does a Chiropractor Use Rehabilitative Exercises?

It is important to use a combination of chiropractic treatment and rehabilitative exercise. This method gives the best results and successful outcomes for patients. It helps with back pain, neck pain and other joint or muscle pain.

Using a combination of chiropractic treatment and rehabilitative exercise will not only provide pain relief but will allow a patient to sustain their results. The goal of including rehabilitative exercises into a treatment plan is to improve the strength, flexibility and mobility of the muscles associated with and surrounding the areas of pain. This helps prevent further injury or recurring injury from happening again. The goal is to always find the root cause of the issue, but not only identifying it, but working to correct it.

Fort Washington man going through some rehabilitative exercises as part of his chiropractic treatment

Our team will help you take control of your life.

From a simple strain or sprain to post-surgery rehabilitation, Kaizo Health takes all conditions seriously. We not only want to get you out of pain, but we also want you to stay out of pain. Our doctors perform a thorough examination at the beginning of your care to assess and treat your body as a whole.

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What our patients have to say

What can I say about this staff? They are the bomb.com. Friendly, fun, attentive and always on time. I am a returning customer from years back, so this alone explains itself. I would refer this office over and over again. Thank you team KAIZO for a job well done. I want to say a special thanks to Dr. Berch and Dr. Kevin.

– Laverne Barbour

Never imagined that therapy sessions would be so much fun. Thanks to the team of Dr. Berch Fritz who has helped me manage my pains through the routines and other techniques they have provided me.Apart from the treatment they offer is the enjoyable environment that contributes to the healing process of their patients.

Kudos to the entire team especially to the chiropractic assistants for their patience, care and thorough monitoring that helped me improve in every step of the way. Kaizo Health Fort Washington is definitely worth a try.

– J. Karla B

Excellent staff. From the moment I walked in toDr Fritz took the time to explain what’s happening in detail, patiently and with a big smile.
Kind and energetic, funny too so they make the session easy going and have great results. One visit and I was able to walk much better with very little to almost no pain. ???

– Patricia Ewin

Chiropractic Questions? We’ve got answers..

01. How much does a chiropractor cost?

The cost of chiropractic treatment ranges. Kaizo Health in Fort Washington accepts major insurances, personal injury and worker’s compensation claims. We will bill your health insurance and process the claims for you. You are responsible for paying your deductible or co-insurance if applicable.

Kaizo Health also offer affordable medical self-pay plans. These are great if you do not have insurance or your insurance is not in-network. Chirohealth USA allows you to enroll yourself and anyone that lives in your household for $49 for one year. The heavily discounted, first appointment includes a full exam, medical history overview, treatment, adjustments and rehab. All follow ups are capped at a discounted price. This is a great way to ensure that you and your family are getting the care you need at an affordable rate.

We also offer interest-free, no-minimum payment plans for any remaining balances.

02. Can I crack my own back or neck?

The short answer is “yes” and “no”. First let’s understand what causes the “cracking” sound. Spinal bones are connected by a right sided and left sided joint. The “cracking sound is caused by the formation of a gas bubble inside the spinal joints when the two joint surfaces of spinal bones are separated. So, if you are performing a stretch or movement that allows for gapping of the spinal joints enough where the gas bubble can be formed, you will hear the “cracking” sound.

HOWEVER, the difference between “self-cracking” and having a licensed, qualified Doctor of Chiropractic performing an adjustment is that when you are “self-cracking”, the joint surfaces that are separating are already moving well, and possibly could even be hypermobile, or moving beyond their appropriate normal range of motion. They become hypermobile to compensate for joints that are stuck, fixated or not moving through its full range.

Doctors of Chiropractic address the fixated joints as typically fixated joints cause stiffness and pain. So, “self-cracking” feels good temporarily, but patients feel like they need to do it over and over and over again because they cannot address the fixated joint, so symptoms come back. So anyone can potentially “self-crack”, but if patients want long lasting relief, have a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic address and adjust the fixated joints, and prescribe appropriate exercises, is going to provide a much more effective, and long-lasting solution.

03. How often do I need to see a chiropractor? 

Most people start off seeing the chiropractor once or twice a week. Each individualized treatment plan is created based on the patient. The exact number of treatments might differ depending on the severity of pain or injury.

Treatments will decrease once a patient starts to see progress in their symptoms. Once a patient has completed all treatment appointments, they will receive another evaluation. If the chiropractor believes the patient is better, they will discharge the patient.

Sometimes a patient will need to come in for follow up treatment for their back or neck pain. But our goal is always to provide pain-relief for the long haul and not have to see our patients again!

04. What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is when a chiropractor uses their hands or a small instrument to apply pressure to a joint in the body. This can be on the neck, back, shoulder, knee, or almost any other part of the body.

Chiropractic adjustments can restore movement and mobility to the joint. It can also improve your body’s overall physical function. An adjustment realigns your body back to its natural form. This can improve blood and oxygen flow.

05. Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Chiropractic adjustments and treatments are safe, natural, effective forms of treatment. They treat various musculoskeletal pains and injury.

06. Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

For most patients, chiropractic adjustments are painless. Many people report that they feel good following treatment. They describe a feeling of relief from the pain or tension.

Patients new to chiropractic treatments, may stiffen or resist the adjustment. This can cause them to feel a small amount of discomfort. Once relax, they should not feel this discomfort during their adjustment.

Patients suffering from an injury or inflammation may feel discomfort during various treatments. This is completely normal as it is part of the healing process. The discomfort or soreness should be mild and only felt for a short duration of time. Most patients report feeling relief and improved mobility following their treatments.

07. Should you see a chiropractor for back pain?

Back pain is one of the most common types of pain people suffer from. One of the best forms of treatment for back pain is chiropractic treatment. Our Fort Washington Chiropractors are experts in treating upper and lower back pain. They also treat neck pain, and many other spine-related conditions.

08. Are chiropractic adjustments safe for kids?

Yes, chiropractic treatments are safe for kids. Chiropractic care for kids is a natural and holistic way to help children relieve pain. Chiropractic care can help treat conditions such as colic, breastfeeding problems, chronic headaches, chronic ear infections, constipation, sports injuries, and more.

09. Can chiropractic care help me sleep better?  

Yes, chiropractic care can help you sleep better. Chiropractic treatments help heal injuries and pain, reduce stress and reduce medications that can all have an impact on your sleep. Chiropractors can also help recommend the best pillow and mattress for your individual needs.