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Del Ray-based physical therapy office commemorates occasion with contribution to local youth development and running nonprofit

ALEXANDRIA, V.A., October 14,2014— Local physical therapy and wellness clinic, Core Wellness & Physical Therapy, announced today it has reached a significant milestone—five years serving the Northern Virginia area with manual physical therapy, nutritional counseling, Pilates instruction, and comprehensive wellness instruction.

The physical therapy office marked this noteworthy anniversary by contributing to the local division of nonprofit, Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia, a physical activity-based youth program designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies inspiring them to be joyful, healthy and confident.

“We’re thrilled to have reached the five year distinction here at Core Wellness & Physical Therapy and desired to mark the occasion by giving back to the community that has enthusiastically supported us over the last several years,” said Core Wellness & Physical Therapy owner and founder, Elizabeth Polis, PT, DPT. “Girls on the Run works tirelessly to reinforce the importance of fitness in our community, creating mentorship programs and relationships that will serve these girls for a lifetime. As an office dedicated to encouraging wellness throughout all aspects and phases of life, we felt very closely aligned to this group’s mission of fostering confidence through exercise for girls at an important time in their lives.”

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia—a local chapter of Girls on the Run International—engages the entire community to positively impact the health and well-being of the girls of Northern Virginia, their families and school communities, and the volunteer coaches who serve them. The program, which is geared towards girls in third through eighth grades, develops and improves confidence by creating positive connections with peers, adults and community through a physical fitness focus.

“Girls on the Run of NoVa programming doesn’t stop at the end of practice. Our goal is to engage the entire community to positively impact the health and wellbeing of girls throughout Northern Virginia,” said Katey Comerford, Executive Director, Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia. “Core Wellness & Physical Therapy is a wonderful example of a local company committed to celebrating the positive steps that make up a lifetime of healthy choices. We know it takes a whole community of volunteers, family members, and engaged companies to support our girls, celebrate their accomplishments, and reinforce the idea that nothing is impossible.”

In addition to the charitable contribution, Core Wellness is celebrating its five year anniversary in several other ways. The physical therapy office recently added a women’s health practice for female patients in need of services specific to women’s health physical therapy. The office has also introduced “Dr. E Approved” via its website—a place where patients and the community can obtain recommendations for specific health and wellness tools.


MORE: Core Wellness & Physical Therapy is built on the belief that rehabilitation, prevention, and treatment in one-on-one sessions is the key to optimizing our patients’ success. Our highly experienced physical therapists are passionate about helping our patients reach their wellness goals. Using an integrative approach that includes hands on manual care, modalities, exercise prescription, and comprehensive education, our patients receive a customized regimen and the personalized care they deserve. We believe that the body has the capacity to heal and restore itself—and with the right guidance, the appropriate treatment, and conscious commitment, we all have the potential for optimal quality of life.