Justine Bernard, PT, DPT, Studio Owner

Physical Therapist, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Exercise Master Trainer

Justine Bernard, PT, DPT received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons specializing in Neurological and Orthopedic Rehabilitation in 2003. She worked in acute rehabilitation, inpatient acute care, and outpatient rotations in several major New York City hospitals. After moving back to Washington DC, she started Elements Fitness and Wellness Center, her own orthopedic and neurologic private practice and GYROTONIC® exercise center in Glover Park. She incorporates her experiences as a professional dancer and GYROTONIC® Master Trainer into her treatments. In combining the GYROTONIC® system with her knowledge of physical therapy, people are able to transform their bodies from moving with restriction and unease to moving with freedom and joy.

In addition to Physical Therapy and private GYROTONIC® exercise instruction, she is a Master Trainer who teaches a teacher training course on GYROTONIC® Exercise Applications for Osteoporosis.  View our Teacher Training & Workshop schedule


Lisa Grimmer, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer, Personal Trainer


Dr. Lisa Grimmer brings a love of fitness and movement to her physical therapy practice. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, with rotations at Inova Mt. Vernon Rehabilitation Hospital in the inpatient neurologic department, and George Washington University Hospital and Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital in the outpatient orthopedic departments. Lisa is also trained in Pelvic health for the elite athlete and runs the Osteoporosis support group programs with Justine.


Michele Fry, PT, DPT, L.Ac, MSTOM, E-RYT500

Physical Therapist, Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer

Dr. Michele Fry utilizes a bio-psychosocial approach in her sessions drawing from several different movement disciplines and manual therapy techniques. Movement-based therapy is a key component of her approach, and you can expect sessions to include yoga, breath work, Pilates, and the GYROTONIC® Method. She sees adult patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions, as well as conditions related to women’s health, chronic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction and/or gastrointestinal issues.


Sunni Sivadel, MPT

Physical Therapist, GYROTONIC® Apprentice Trainer


Coming to us with over 10 years of experience, Sunni Sivadel has treated chronic pain and acute injuries, orthopedic and neurologic conditions.
Sunni’s skilled and empathetic treatment methods have helped patients recover from spinal surgeries, auto accidents, joint replacements and reconstruction, arthritis, impingement, spinal stenosis, and disc bulges.
Sunni incorporates multiple manual techniques including dry needling as well as therapeutic exercise techniques into a well-rounded treatment program designed specifically for you.

Jessi White, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Dance Medicine Specialist, Gyrotonic® trainer


Dr. Jessi received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2015. Dr. White is a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist utilizing dry needling in addition to manual mobilization techniques, biomechanical evaluation, therapeutic exercises, and activity re-training in her treatment sessions. She will use her years of experience in physical therapy as well as her 25+ years of dance training and performance experience with extensive knowledge of Pilates mat and reformer, yoga, and floor barre to guide your body back to joyful movement.


Rosalie Begun, BSPT


Rosalie Begun has been practicing physical therapy in Washington, DC for over 20 years. She treats patients with a variety of orthopedic and sports medicine conditions.
In addition, she has extensive experience treating dancers and performing artists….including the casts of touring Broadway shows. Rosalie will draw from the many tools in her toolbox from taping, ball rolling, neural glides and manual skills to Gyrotonic exercise, Pilates, and dance to treat you holistically. Rosalie will take the time to provide you with the best care possible.


Sabrina Shapiro, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, Gyrotonic® trainer

Sabrina Shapiro is local to the DMV, where she was born and raised in Takoma Park MD. She studied classical Ballet at the Washington School of Ballet before earning her undergraduate degree from Marymount Manhattan College where she double majored in dance and biology. She has danced professionally in New York, Washington DC, and Israel and has over 10 years of experience teaching Pilates.
Sabrina is also a graduate of George Washington University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy. As a PT, Sabrina has trained extensively in women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pre and post-natal rehabilitation, in addition to treating, the neck, back, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles. She has more recently added the Gyrotonic method to her repertoire of skills.

Your Physical Therapist may recommend you work with one of our talented Physical Therapy aides in between your follow up sessions.  Meet our PT Aides:  Ellen Barlow,  Airin Dalton-Beaugnon, Maz Harris, Christina Hritz, Tracy Monaco Reid, Hope Wolfe.