Our expert pelvic floor therapists have helped hundreds of active women in Northern Virginia eliminate pelvic pain, heaviness, and leakage, and recover from pregnancy and childbirth.
We have the answers you need.
Foundations provides solutions that eliminate your symptoms, once and for all.
No matter the source of your pelvic pain--whether you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, vaginismus, lichens sclerosus, pudendal neuralgia, pelvic congestion, interstitial cystitis, or are still searching for answers--our team of experts is here to provide support and guidance. We specialize in comprehensive care for a wide range of pelvic conditions.
Bowel and Bladder Issues
Unexpected leaks while coughing, sneezing, and laughing can be embarrassing and a cause for social anxiety. Statistics also show that many women hesitate to return to exercise after childbirth due to bladder leaks. At Foundations, we address these concerns by targeting the underlying causes of leaks, such as tight or weak pelvic floor muscles, poor posture, and improper muscle coordination.
Women experience a spectrum of common issues following pregnancy and childbirth, including diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, low back pain, and hip pain.Through specialized techniques and personalized treatment plans, we target the root causes of these complaints, promoting healing, strengthening the pelvic floor, and restoring balance to your body.
Find relief and regain your quality of life after abdominal or pelvic surgery. With a deep understanding of the intricacies of the body, we address pain, tightness, and bowel and bladder issues that may arise as a result of hysterectomy, prolapse repairs, endometriosis excision, bowel resection, and other surgeries.
Many women not only suffer from painful sex, but decreased sensation, inability to orgasm, and other changes which impact their ability to enjoy intimacy with their partner. With specialized care, we restore intimacy, foster healthy connections, and provide a path towards a pain-free and fulfilling life.
Back, Hip, and Neck Pain
Back, neck, and hip pain are commonly associated with pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy, and the postpartum period. At Foundations, we go above and beyond with every patient, addressing the body holistically. Our systematic approach addresses the root cause, allowing our therapists to treat all interconnected issues.
Difficulty with Exercise
Returning to exercise after having a baby is a challenge due to factors such as weakened core and pelvic floor muscles, altered body mechanics, and fear of exacerbating symptoms. Our team's expertise in training athletes of all levels supports active moms by rebuilding strength, optimizing pelvic floor function, and providing tailored guidance to help women return to what they love with confidence and without limitations.
Guidance During Pregnancy
Our dedicated therapists specialize in providing comprehensive care to enhance your pregnancy journey. From improving mobility and posture to reducing pain, we aim to make your pregnancy more comfortable. We also focus on preparing you for childbirth and facilitating a swift recovery, ensuring a positive and empowered experience.
Providing Private, Personalized, Expert Pelvic Care to Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County.
Conveniently located just south of Ballston on Glebe Road in Arlington, Virginia, Our clinic is a 15 minute walk from the Ballston metro station, allowing easy use of public transportation.
What Our Clients Say About Us:
"Life changing physical therapy! [Dr. Palaia] was able to diagnose my hip issue and provided interventions in her office that gave me quick relief. She has worked with me to optimize my movement....to prevent future injuries and improve my quality of life.
I cannot recommend her more highly."
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There are many ways we go above and beyond your average Pelvic Floor Clinic. Here are just a few.
1. Sessions are always private, unrushed, and one-on-one.
Unlike a lot of other physical therapy practices where you spend 30 minutes in a noisy, open gym with a distracted therapist, at Foundations, you spend a full hour with your therapist in a private setting, where their entire focus is on you and your goals.
2. You will never be passed off to someone else.
Many clinics cut corners by using therapy aides, and inconsistent scheduling can lead to discomfort and stalled progress. Your therapist will always be a qualified Doctor of Physical Therapy, and is consistent from evaluation to the end of your plan of care, ensuring consistent progress, trust, and comfort throughout your care.
3. You'll receive hands-on, holistic assessment and treatment from an expert in pelvic and orthopedic care.
Our expert clinicians have completed residencies and have extensive post-doctoral training in pregnancy and postpartum care. Their expertise in pelvic floor care, sports medicine, and manual therapy means that we provide only the highest-quality holistic treatment. Don't settle for "good enough" cookie-cutter treatment plans; invest in your health with Foundations Physical Therapy.
4. We'll prepare a highly specific, bespoke treatment plan, tailored to your unique needs.
Many clinics rely on old-fashioned treatments and outdated protocols to treat pelvic issues. Our highly trained therapists go beyond kegels and biofeedback machines to provide