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Phil Tavolacci

Expert MFR Practitioner    

Phil Tavolacci graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ithaca College in 1994 with a BS in Exercise Science and then earned his MSPT from Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical College of Virginia) in 1998. Prior to opening TAVO Total Health, Phil worked in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, a busy outpatient sportsmedicine clinic, and then, immediately prior to starting his own clinic, directed a small outpatient clinic for a short while. Although Phil enjoys treating all issues and ailments, he is especially passionate about helping people with complex chronic issues that require a blend of his intuitive and technical skills. Phil's primary treatment modality is the John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach.

In 2005, when Phil's own complex chronic pain began to resolve rapidly via MFR, he knew he was meant to bring this remarkable modality to his clients at his new clinic! Phil has taken all of the courses offered in John Barnes' curriculum and loves teaching patients how to become their own therapist. Phil is constantly taking his knowledge and skills to the next level via varied continuing education coursework, transformational lifework (including a first-ever "Vision Quest" in the summer of 2011), and a belief that "there is always another piece of the puzzle and layer of the onion."

Outside of treating patients and running his clinic, Phil enjoys travel, reading, drawing and other creative pursuits. In 2013, he published his first book, What's In Your Web?: Stories of Fascial Freedom, available on Amazon.

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Kathleen Troust graduated from Marymount University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree after an 8-year career as a fitness, Pilates, and group exercise instructor. Kathleen is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the APTA’s Women’s Health section. She is currently working towards her Certificate of Achievement in pelvic floor and pre/post-natal rehab.

Kathleen's advanced training is in the John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach. She treats complex pain issues, pelvic pain/dysfunction for women and men, pre/post-natal, and most recently pain and movement issues in infants. Her extensive experience in fitness, Pilates, yoga, meditation and corrective exercise brings variety to her treatment approach. She structures patient programs according to their individual needs and preferences and encourages exploration of complimentary approaches to healing when appropriate.  

Kathleen has advanced training in transformational coaching with Inner Journey Seminars, an educational organization for personal and spiritual development. She is also a graduate of the Landmark Education Curriculum for Living and enjoys meditation, yoga, dancing, hiking, teaching indoor cycling and participating in various transformational programs. Kathleen lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband Dave and two sons, Ian and Kyle.

Kathleen has been practicing the John F. Barnes' Approach to Myofascial Release since 2006. She sees clients at TAVO Total Health on Tuesdays. 


Nyle MacFarlane received her Masters in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science from Towson University in 2008. She founded Blue Nyle Therapy Services, LLC in 2008 and has worked in a variety of adult and pediatric settings, including Johns Hopkins Hospital, Potomac Home Healthcare, and Dynamite Gymnastics. In 2010, she partnered with a fitness facility in Bethesda, MD to establish a pediatric Occupational Therapy clinic.

She found her life's calling when she attended her first John F. Barnes Myofascial Release seminar in 2009. She is uniquely trained to work with children and adults by using a combination of therapeutic interventions that include sensory integration therapy, therapeutic taping, positional release/ muscle energy, neurodevelopmental treatment, myofascial release, and Cranial Sacral fascial therapy. Her work with newborns and infants has proven effective in addressing issues often associated with birthing trauma, which include reflux and breastfeeding difficulties.

In addition to her work as an occupational therapist, she is the mother of two remarkable girls, MacKenna and Siobhan. While being a mother of two young girls allows for very little personal time, she strives for a healthy balance between work and family life with her passion for gymnastics, bicycling, camping, swimming, and meditation.

Nyle has been practicing the John F. Barnes' Approach to Myofascial Release since 2008. She sees clients at TAVO Total Health on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Juliya is a graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI), a Licensed Massage Therapist and an Advanced John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (JFB MFR) Practitioner. Juliya specializes in highly customized Myofascial Release treatments and therapeutic massage. She has Reiki I certification and is a strong believer in the mind-body connection and a holistic approach to healing.

In 2013, after receiving an intensive treatment course with John F. Barnes, Physical Therapist (PT), at his Treatment Center in Malvern, PA, Juliya became very interested in studying JFB MFR. As a patient, seeing rapid improvements in her own health and well-being, she felt a strong calling to become a JFB MFR therapist. Juliya wanted to practice this powerful modality to help other people to get back to a healthy active lifestyle. Since then Juliya has focused on studying JFB MFR and continues taking seminars to deepen and expend her knowledge further.

Juliya has been co-treating with Phil Tavolacci, PT at TAVO Total Health in Silver Spring, MD. She also has practiced massage and Myofascial Release at the clinic of PMTI. Juliya received academic and practical training in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. Among other modalities she also studied Trager, Shiatsu, Polarity, and Therapeutic Touch.

Juliya has an extensive background in both art and architecture. She loves traveling and spending time outdoors.One of her favorite things to do is Plein Air painting ( Juliya believes that JFB MFR is another form of Art that allows her to combine her experiences and deepen her understanding and proficiency in all areas of life.

Juliya has been practicing the John F. Barnes' Approach to Myofascial Release since 2014. She sees clients at TAVO Total Health on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Kelly is a Nationally Certified and State Licensed Massage Therapist. She received her professional training at the Baltimore School of Massage with Academic Honors and continued her education in Eastern Theory and Traditional Thai Bodywork at the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai and the Baan Hom Samunphrai Herbal Health and Training Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Since graduating in 2005, Kelly has continued to deepen her skills and expand her therapeutic knowledge. Kelly obtained certification in Pre- and Peri-Natal Massage, is a Level II Usui Reiki Practitioner and trained in Therapeutic Touch.

Passionate and committed to helping people achieve and sustain an optimal level of health and well-being, Kelly immediately began exploring additional modalities centered from a holistic approach and discovered what she had been searching for- John F. Barnes Myofascial Release. Kelly has taken all courses by John and continues to repeat classes. Kelly specializes as an Expert John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist incorporating her knowledge and experience to offer highly specialized and effective individual treatments with focused awareness and conscious purpose.

Outside of treating patients, Kelly is the mother to an amazing little boy, Reed and enjoys personal and spiritual development, yoga, books, music, travel, swimming, learning and anything outdoors.

Kelly has been practicing the John F. Barnes? Approach to Myofascial Release since 2008. Kelly sees clients at Tavo Total Health on Saturdays.

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407 Leighton Ave.,
Silver Spring, MD  20901
Office Phone: (301) 652-2522
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