We are physical therapists providing treatments to individuals to develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and function throughout life stages.
Elizabeth is the owner and founder of Core Wellness & Physical Therapy. She is experienced in treating a vast range of orthopedic conditions. She specializes in spinal pathology, in cases of prevention through post surgical. Elizabeth utilizes a predominantly manual approach to rehabilitation. Exposure to a variety of settings and clinical approaches has led Elizabeth to value the importance of one on one time between the patient and the therapist. She is committed to giving each patient the focused attention they deserve to address their musculoskeletal impairments and to set wellness goals.
Elizabeth holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine, and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Vermont. After being trained through Polestar Pilates, she has found the inclusion of Pilates based rehab to be an essential key to PT and wellness.
Maintaining a high standard of care, impacted by up to date research and applied clinical practice is essential. Elizabeth recognizes that each patient needs individualized care and has therefore studied a diverse range of manual techniques. These include Craniosacral Technique, Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial Release, joint manipulation, Strain Counter-Strain, and others. Her Bachelors Degree is in Nutrition and Sociology.
Elizabeth strives to live a lifestyle that promotes wellness. She maintains a regular exercise schedule that testifies to her beliefs on fitness: cross-training is key. For optimal health and injury prevention, she participates in a variety of activities including: yoga, weight training, Pilates, cycling, hiking, and body weight training to name a few. She regularly supports her local farmers market in Arlington, to promote organic and local farming—maximizing nutritional content of the food with minimal environmental impact.
Elizabeth’s goal is to provide patients with the highest quality of individualized rehabilitation and introduce them to their body’s true potential.
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Jolene holds a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior, she completed a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science, with a concentration in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Her lifelong participation in sports, including soccer at the collegiate level, helped form Jolene’s strong interest in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Since graduation in 2002, Jolene has developed a wide range of skills for the treatment of many musculoskeletal and neurological diagnoses. With over 140 hours of training in manual medicine techniques through the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Continuing Medical Education program, Jolene specializes in manual therapy techniques of the spine and extremities. Combining manual skills with specific exercise techniques allows for a comprehensive approach that is individual to each patient. Her philosophy is to treat the body as a whole, not as one injured part.
Jolene’s most recent focus of study is coursework through the Postural Restoration Institute. Jolene also serves as adjunct faculty at the George Washington University Program in Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Jolene continues to play soccer in the DC metro area’s Capital Coed Soccer League and also enjoys yoga. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and two children.
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Ann holds a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education Studies with a concentration in Athletic Training from the University of Delaware. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) licensed in Virginia, a Licensed Physical Therapist, and a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT).
Over the past two decades, Ann has continually developed as a health care professional. She started her career working with high school, college and professional athletes, and later went on to work at an area hospital treating patients with a wide variety of Orthopedic and Neurological conditions.
In 2003, Ann completed intensive training as a Thai Yoga Therapist, reaching the Advanced Level in her course of study. She owned and operated a private practice in Alexandria from 2003–2006, combining yoga, Thai massage, physical therapy and Pilates. Ann has completed 300 hours of a 450 hour Pilates Teacher Training Program through Core Dynamics Pilates, and enjoys combining Pilates and physical therapy in the outpatient orthopedic setting. Ann received her CMTPT through Myopain Seminars in 2011 and now utilizes Trigger Point Dry Needling as a treatment modality.
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Ms. Jackie Lash Callaghan, a STOTT Pilates-certified level I instructor, healthy lifestyle counselor and psycho-educator, holds a Masters Degree in Psychology from American University with a focus in complementary mind-body therapies and the psychobiology of healing. Jackie’s undergraduate degree in Business from Miami University and human resources experience in the corporate insurance and retail industries aid her in a practical approach to stress reduction techniques and educating individuals on stress management in the workplace and in life. She focuses on a holistic model of incorporating healthy eating, physical activity, balanced relationships and a spiritual practice into one’s life when consulting with clients along with an understanding of the most up-to-date scientific literature in the field. Jackie has been teaching Pilates since 2008 and enjoying the benefits and results of mind-body therapies since 2002.
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After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1988 with a B.S. in Health Science and Master of Physical Therapy Degrees. Elissa began her physical therapy career as a Captain in the U.S Army, serving in the U.S and Germany.
Through her 25 years of practice and continuing education, Elissa brings a strong manual therapy approach and an eclectic blend of rehabilitation techniques to care for her patients. She believes in creating strong relationships with physicians, allied health providers and complimentary medicine practitioners for an integrative approach to rehabilitation and wellness.
Elissa has worked with a variety of patient populations including athletes and those with orthopedic, neurological and oncological conditions. She has a special interest in post-operative breast cancer rehabilitation and women with pre and post partum orthopedic conditions. Elissa finds Pilates based rehabilitation techniques ideal for these special populations.
Elissa is a NATA certified athletic trainer and PMA certified Pilates Instructor. She is a guest lecturer and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University in the School of Exercise Science.
Elissa enjoys Pilates and yoga and is a competitive Master’s rower. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and son.
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She utilizes hands-on manual therapy techniques including Maitland Australian Manual Therapy, muscle energy techniques, and myofascial release, as well as a blend of yoga, Pilates, and functional exercise to treat her clients. Most recently, she has begun implementing the Functional Movement Screen, a tool used by the NFL and MLB, to screen clients who are participating in sports and develop programs to prevent injury caused by muscle imbalances and asymmetry.
Jenna has over 12 yeas of experience as a Pilates instructor certified through BASI Pilates, a Yoga Instructor certified through Integrative Yoga Therapy, and a Personal Trainer certified though the American Council on Exercise. She has also been the Mind Body Director of a Baltimore-based Wellness Spa and has been working with private clients of all ages and abilities since 2001.
As a former athlete and performing artist, Jenna has seen the benefits of Physical Therapy in her own life and believes in empowering her clients to be their best and most active self.
Jenna has special interests in orthopedics, performing arts medicine, and pre/post natal women’s health. To contact Jenna directly to book Physical Therapy, Pilates, or Wellness appointments please email firstname.lastname@example.org