Physical Therapy Appointments with Dr. Ariele Foster

To schedule physical therapy appointments with Dr. Ariele Foster, you have two options:
1) One hour Private Physical Therapy in Woodley Park or in your home (no insurance accepted, no prescription required)
2) Medstar Georgetown University Hospital (Please be aware that there is typically at least a 2-3 week wait for new patients at the hospital & that a Prescription is required)
* Please refrain from wearing fragrances to your appointments


Private Physical Therapy in-home or Woodley Park location

detailed information:

Click the button below to book an appointment for our Woodley Park clinic (or email to arrange a home PT visit).
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We are located across from the National Zoo at 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 434 (North Entrance! 3000 Connecticut confusingly has 2 entrances so go to the one in this picture — the north one), Washington, DC 20008 on the West side of the street.Physical Therapy Office

Hours (Woodley Park Clinic)

 Mondays 2-6pm / Wednesdays afternoons 2-6pm / Thursday hours may be available upon request.

Home visit hours are arranged individually, and may not be available during Woodley Park clinic times. Please email

Do I need a prescription for physical therapy?

No. In Washington, DC, physical therapists have direct access. Direct access means you can be treated for up to 30 days without a prescription from a medical doctor for physical therapy. If you have made progress within 30 days, you may continue to see that physical therapist without a prescription.

Please note, if you seek out-of-network reimbursement from your insurer, a doctor’s prescription for physical therapy may be required.


We are out-of-network for all insurance types, and therefore will be self-pay (you may request reimbursement from your insurance company).


As of Oct 2015, rates are: $160 for in-clinic initial evaluations and $135 for follow-up visits in-clinic. For home visits, charges will be $250 for initial evaluation and $200 for follow-up visits, and are available only certain zip codes within the District of Columbia. You pay up-front and request reimbursement from your insurer. Private Yoga Sessions (no documentation or formal invoicing, usually non-reimbursable) are $125. 

Appointment Details

All appointments are 55-60 minutes one-on-one with Dr. Ariele Foster – in a private room. Payment is required at the time of confirming an appointment. You will be provided with an electronic invoice (via email) within 48 business hours after the treatment in a format convenient for requesting reimbursement from insurers. We pride ourselves on timeliness for both treatment and follow-up!

How to Get Here

Public Transportation

Accessible via Metro Red line – half-way between the Woodley Park and Cleveland Park Metro Stations, Woodley Park Circulator, and/or L1 and L2 buses). Please note, we are approximately a 12 minute walk north from Woodley Park Metro, and a 12 minute walk south from Cleveland Park Metro (each is about a half mile distance). For cross-town transport, we are a 12 minute walk from the H4 bus stop near Cleveland Park Metro (east or west) and same distance from the westbound H2 bus stop (the eastbound stop is 1 block further north on Connecticut). 

Driving Directions

From the north (Maryland, upper Northwest DC), simply take Connecticut Ave south. About 0.4 miles after you pass Cleveland Park, we are located on the right hand side, directly across from the National Zoo. From the south (Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, etc), simply take Connecticut Ave north. We are 0.4 miles past the Woodley Park Metro Station and on the same block as Starbucks across from the National Zoo.  Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 11.43.08 AM


 We regret there is no commercial parking lot available for 3000 Connecticut Ave NW. Street Parking is easy to find within a block on Connecticut Ave. Please note that parking on Connecticut Avenue is very limited during both morning and afternoon rush-hour. However, you  are very likely to find parking within a block behind the building on the west side of Connecticut. To get there, the BEST route is to turn WEST on Cathedral Ave NW, park wherever is legal, or if you don’t see anything, take a right on 28th St NW and you may park there. 

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Why private physical therapy?

 If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), or a high deductible and are unsure whether you will meet your deductible in a given year, private physical therapy may be a great deal for you to get quality one-on-one care (while knowing exactly what you will spend before the session starts). Sessions are longer, and you typically need fewer overall appointments. This saves you time and money, and can get you back to the activities you love faster. 

Conditions treated

Dr. Ariele Foster treats all orthopedic conditions from toes to nose as well as Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV — which often needs just 1-2 treatments). Ariele has a special interest in:

  • healing yoga injuries, returning patients to yoga after injury or illness,
  • healing low back / Sacrum / SI joint pain
  • hip injuries including acetabular labral tears, FemeroAcetabular Impingement (FAI) and early arthritis
  • shoulder injuries, including impingement, rotator cuff tendonitis / tendonopathy, 
  • hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos.

That said, she has never treated a knee that wasn’t connected to the rest of a body. Her main interest is creating optimal whole body health and musculoskeletal well-being, consistent with the tenants of yoga,  regardless of whether the patient has a formal “yoga” practice.


Treatment style & Techniques

 Ariele is a hands-on therapist and will be highly specific with exercise prescription. Most patients benefit from functional myofascial release, which might involve cupping therapy (made famous by Michael Phelps and other Olympians) or deep tissue release using hands or tools. Many times, gentle joint re-alignment is also utilized, followed by targeted individualized exercises for both in clinic and at home.

Her main continuing education background for physical therapy includes study of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Functional Mobilization I and II, Pelvic Girdle Puzzle (IPA courses), Functional Movement Patterns and FMS Certification (Gray Cook), Myofascial Release Technique (via Tom Myers’ courses) and Advanced Shoulder Rehabilitation with the physio for the U.S. Tennis Team. She has also mentored with advanced Certified Functional Manual Therapists and practitioners of Postural Restoration Technique, and is active in teaching and taking continuing ed courses for yoga teachers.

Ariele also teaches anatomy for yoga teacher trainings, and has helped resolve a variety of yoga injuries and physical conundrums on the yoga mat for yoga teachers and beginning yoga students. 

Book an appointment for our Woodley Park clinic using the following button:

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Physical Therapy students: Are you enrolled in a DPT program and interested in merging yoga or holistic health with your physical therapy career? Dr. Ariele Foster accepts students for affiliations or clinical rotations. Please email with your clinical dates.

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Medstar Georgetown University Hospital – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department


Ariele’s hours: 9am-6pm Tuesdays and Fridays.

Appointments: First session is 55 minutes, typical follow-ups are ½ hour long one-on-one; private rooms are typically utilized for evaluation (first session) as available. Because sessions are short, please make every effort to arrive 5-10 minutes early to assure full treatment.

Insurance: Medstar Georgetown University Hospital accepts most insurance plans. Please confirm with the department before scheduling your first appointment. 

Location: 3800 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007;
Ground floor – Bles Building, Room CG-12
To Schedule an Appointment (Central Scheduling): 202-295-0546
Department Phone (front desk): 202-444-4180

Directions: Bus, Walking or Cycling recommended, if possible. The bus line is the D6. Walking, biking or driving, please use the eastern entrance on the north side of the campus, off Reservoir Rd a few blocks west of Wisconsin Ave, where there is a large sign for the hospital. Park your bike, if applicable, in the first parking garage off Reservoir Rd (immediately to your right after entering campus), then keep walking perpendicular to Reservoir Rd along side the hospital building(s) (They will be on your right) . There is a slight downslope on the sidewalk about 3/4 of a block distance and a recessed door where you will likely see staff coming in and out. It looks like you need a badge to enter, but you don’t. Once in that door, the PT department is the first one on the right. If you drive, you can use the Valet services for an affordable fee ($3) once your parking stub is validated. 

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