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TAVO Total Health (aka Tavo)

Hello!  My name is Phil Tavolacci.  I opened the doors of Tavo in August of 2004 in Chevy Chase, MD and now practice in Silver Spring, MD. Tavo was created to provide specialized one-on-one healing and health services to those seeking a whole body-mind-spirit approach to wellness. The primary modality I use at Tavo is John F Barnes authentic Myofascial Release (MFR). I personally overcame chronic debilitating pain and dysfunction via MFR in 2005 and was compelled to assist others in their pursuits to attain optimal function and vitality via MFR.

If you feel called to exploring MFR for your unique situation and goals then I look forward to working with you at Tavo.

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Phil Tavolacci, MSPT

Phil Tavolacci, MSPT
-MS in Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University 1998
-BS in Exercise Science, Ithaca College 1994
-Expert level JFBMFR practitioner

What’s In Your Web?: Stories of Fascial Freedom

With a foreword by John F. Barnes, creator of authentic Myofascial Release, What’s In Your Web?: Stories of Fascial Freedom introduces the reader to key concepts of Myofascial Release as taught by John F. Barnes and how the root of many chronic pain issues exist, well, in the tissues! In the book, Phil recounts his own journey to optimal health through MFR, weaving throughout stories of other MFR therapists and clients whose experiences convey the transformative power of this work.
Available at Amazon.