Get back in the game.
Our expert sports medicine and orthopedic therapists have helped hundreds of active men and women in Northern Virginia eliminate pain and weakness.
We have the answers you need.
Providing Private, Personalized, Expert Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Physical Therapy 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.
Foundations provides solutions that eliminate your symptoms, once and for all.
Have you had intermittent back pain for years? Went through several bouts of PT with slight improvement, only for your symptoms to return with a vengeance? Our clinicians look beyond superficial issues, delving deep into the cause of your pain to eliminate it. We provide specific exercises and hands-on treatment to get you feeling your best and eliminate back pain for good.
Is knee pain keeping you from running, exercise, or just making daily life a chore? Our therapists use their profound understanding of the body to identify pain generators above the knee (like the hip and spine) and below the knee (at the ankle and foot), treating issues holistically to find the root of your knee pain and eliminate it once and for all.
Whether it's playing sports, gardening, or simply carrying groceries, have you found yourself unable to fully enjoy life due to shoulder discomfort? If you've tried multiple remedies, but the relief has been temporary at best, it's time to seek a solution that works. Our experienced clinicians are committed to helping you get back to doing what you love.
Are you tired of living with neck pain? Is your neck chronically "tight" in spite of stretching, massages, and PT? Our expert clinicians thoroughly investigate the source of your neck pain, we aim to provide targeted solutions that truly work. With our customized exercises and hands-on treatments, you can finally achieve the lasting relief you've been longing for and regain the freedom to live your life to the fullest,
Whether you're aiming to walk pain-free, return to favorite activities, or simply enhance your daily life, our hip pain therapy program is here to help you achieve your goals. Our skilled therapists will conduct a thorough evaluation to pinpoint the source of your hip pain and design a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. We'll work to reduce pain, improve hip joint function, and increase your overall quality of life. Our caring team will guide you through each step of your rehabilitation journey, providing support and motivation along the way.
We understand that recovering from surgery can be both physically and emotionally demanding, and that's why we are here to support you every step of the way. We work closely with you to develop a personalized rehab plan tailored to your specific surgical procedure and unique needs. Through targeted exercises, hands-on therapies, and cutting-edge techniques, we'll help you regain strength, flexibility, and function. Our compassionate team will guide you through each phase of recovery, ensuring a safe and effective rehabilitation process.
If you find everyday activities challenging due to a weak core, we have the expertise to assist you. Core weakness can result from various factors, including sedentary lifestyles, postural issues, or previous injuries. Our experienced therapists will conduct a thorough assessment to identify the root cause of your weakness. Through targeted exercises and personalized treatment plans, we'll help you strengthen your core muscles, enhancing stability, balance, and overall functionality.
Our experienced sports injury rehab team is well-versed in treating a wide range of athletic injuries, from sprains and strains to more complex conditions. We'll conduct a comprehensive assessment to understand the extent of your injury and its impact on your athletic goals, ensuring a safe and effective return to play. Regain your competitive edge and confidence on the field, court, or track with our sports injury rehab program – let's work together to achieve your peak performance once again.
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 manual orthopedic therapy, sports medicine, and performance enhancement. Thismeans 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 pain and injury. This leads to patients performing hours of non-specific, cookie-cutter exercises that don't target the root of their problem. Our therapists delve deep to find the root of your issue, using hands-on treatment to relieve pain and highly specific exercises that hone in on pain generators to eliminate your symptoms.
What can I expect during my Physical Therapy evaluation?
It all starts with a conversation.
During your 90 minute evaluation, your physical therapist will listen to your full medical history, and will ask specific, directed questions to help guide us towards full understanding of your challenges and goals.
Your physical therapist will use hands-on techniques, including soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and stretching to assist your body's tissues in moving more efficiently and with less pain.
A comprehensive assessment.
Your physical therapist will use the information gathered to guide a specific physical assessment, including all body parts and regions that may be associated with your challenges.
Your therapist will use hands-on techniques to get the appropriate muscles in your body to fire in a way that is strong, safe, and efficient, bridging the gap between how you move now and how you should move to avoid injury, pain, and inefficiency.
Your physical therapist will provide you with a thorough and relatable explanation for all findings of your exam, and will help you put the pieces together so that you have a clearer picture of your body's health and function.
A home exercise program.
Your therapist will finish by giving you 1-3 movements, stretches, or activities to do at home to reinforce the treatment received in clinic to build independence and allow you to progress more quickly.