We focus on restorative and holistic health. We specialize in the alleviation of chronic and severe pain to help people live active, full lifestyles.
Our integrative techniques treat pain and discomfort without medicine, surgery and medical procedures – offering patients a positive and comfortable experience that minimizes side effects and risk.
We are advocates of preventative care and know that regular physical therapy visits can prevent pain and disease before it starts.
As healers who deeply understand anatomy, we are in tune with how every organ and every muscle is part of a larger, integrated system. Our goal is to keep human systems running smoothly and at full capacity.
Dr. Michelle Deslauriers
PT, DPT, OCS
Michelle is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and has treated patients with orthopedic conditions since 2005 in DC. Her top-notch education, experience, and caring nature will help you return to pain-free living.
Michelle earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in 2005 from Washington University in St. Louis, the top ranked PT school in the nation. She received her bachelor of science in Exercise Science from the George Washington University. As a result of her training with distinguished faculty, including Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA at Washington University, Michelle has an individualized and creative approach to treating patients.
Michelle uses a variety of hands-on techniques focusing on connective tissue (fascia). Integrative Manual Therapy® (IMT) is a unique array of gentle osteopathic techniques that delivers outstanding results for patients. Michelle is also a practitioner of the John F. Barnes myofascial release approach. This work is based on scientific evidence and bridges the gap between traditional western medicine and alternative medicine. Michelle combines these techniques with traditional physical therapy techniques, dry needling, postural restoration, and functional movement.
When she's not in the clinic, Michelle enjoys biking, running, Pilates, yoga, and Frisbee.
Dr. Joanne Wolf
Joanne is originally from Chicago and attended University of Maryland, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She also worked as a certified personal trainer in Friendship Heights at Washington Sports Clubs before heading to New York to earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Touro College in Manhattan. She has always been passionate about being a part of the health care world and helping people heal and get back to their normal level of function. She brings a fresh holistic approach to her evaluations and treatment sessions, combining various manual therapy techniques, dry needling, and functional movement assessment/training to treat a variety of ailments.
Joanne uses a variety of manual therapy approaches including John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach, and Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT). She specializes in treating acute and chronic conditions involving fascial restrictions and women's health/pelvic floor dysfunction.
When she’s not in the clinic, Joanne enjoys rock climbing, scuba diving, paddle boarding, yoga, Pilates and basketball.