Phil Tavolacci, MSPT opened TAVO PT & Fitness in August 2004 in Chevy Chase, MD. After a short period of time as a solo practitioner, offering both personal fitness training and physical therapy in a very small shared space, TAVO moved to a larger location (4701 Willard Ave) and became a multi-practitioner wellness center. At this time, the business name was changed to TAVO Total Health – a name more reflective of the services being provided and the holistic philosophy of the practice. Services at this time included physical therapy, massage therapy, personal training, acupuncture, and nutrition. During the seven years that TAVO was located at 4701 Willard Ave, the foundational healing and wellness modality provided by the physical and massage therapists was authentic John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach (JFB MFR). TAVO Total Health became the premier provider of JFB MFR in the DC Metro area.
In 2012, Phil chose to restructure TAVO Total Health again in order to exclusively provide JFB MFR in a more serene and healing atmosphere. He found an ideal situation when a home in Silver Spring, MD became available for purchase that had an 1,100 square foot detached 2-level structure which could be remodeled into a private wellness center. Restructuring of the detached home segment took roughly 6 months, and in June 2013 TAVO Total Health was up and running as an exclusively JFB MFR clinic. This geographical location coupled with the clinic’s healing atmosphere has proven to be a great home for TAVO Total Health. At this time Phil Tavolacci is the sole provider of JFBMFR for Tavo Total Health. The physical location, however, is now a co-op where 3 other highly skilled JFBMFR therapists operate their solo practices as well.
The journey has been exciting and the journey continues! We’d love to meet you and have you be a part of the TAVO Total Health journey.