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Meet Your therapist 

I have always been passionate about helping people. I graduated from The College of William and Mary with a degree in Psychology and received my Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 2011. I incorporate these two fields to treat each person as a whole.  This is why I came up with Body and Soul therapy. 


Pain and dysfunction can have various causes. I never treat just a body part.  I look at the big picture when treating my clients and utilize various techniques on multiple problem areas to produce effective and immediate results.


I absolutely adore the elderly population and love working with this age group. I am determined to prove that aging does not equal pain or dysfunction and that there is always room for improvement in quality of life.

I am especially interested in complex cases. If you have had issues for many years and nothing has really helped, I would love to do an assessment and figure out what might be missing.

I am highly motivated and results oriented. I treat every patient with the same level of care and concern as I would for my friends and family. Your maximum healing and satisfaction with your care are my utmost priorities.

I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran but have been calling Virginia home since 1995. I am fluent in Farsi and can get by in Spanish. I am obsessed with dogs! I enjoy gardening, cooking, hosting friends and family, dancing, listening to international music, hiking, traveling, canoeing, yoga, and doing DIY projects around the house.


Ghazaleh Joukar, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Rock in Sand


I treat all orthopedic conditions and specialize in Women's Health, Vestibular Therapy, Dry Needling, Myofascial Release, Geriatrics and Orthopedic Conditions.

One of my passions is to help people with chronic pain. I have had great success with addressing lingering pain following chemotherapy, radiation, joint replacements, surgeries, scar tissue and fibromyalgia.

Women's Health
Vestibular Therapy
Dry Needling
Myofascial Release
Orthopedic Conditions

Urinary incontinence and urgency, fecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, tailbone pain, post partum care including diastasis recti. Scar tissue release after mastectomy or C section.

Dizziness, vertigo/BPPV, unsteadiness

I perform this technique in a way that is minimally uncomfortable. It is great for chronic pain, and any muscle pain in the hips, shoulders, neck, jaw, hands and feet. This technique is also highly effective in treating chronic headaches and often can eliminate ringing in the ear.

I am trained in the John Barnes method of myofascial release. It is a painless technique used to address various types of chronic pain. This technique is especially helpful for people who have significant stress or anxiety currently or at some point in their past. Stressful or traumatic psychological experiences can often lead to physical pain.

Gait and balance dysfunctions can be caused by neurological issues, muscle weakness or tightness, and joint stiffness.

Pain in any joint from the head to the toes. Achilles tendonitis. Plantar fasciitis. Cervical and lumbar radiculopathy. Low back pain. Rotator cuff tears. Piriformis syndrome. Sciatica. SI/Sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Joint replacements. Scoliosis.

Therapy Session
Man on Wheelchair
Stomach Pain

About Your Sessions

Your healing begins with a thorough evaluation of all physical and psychosocial factors involved in your condition. I would like to know as much information as you are willing to share. Your treatment will be tailored to all of your specific needs. The expectation is that you feel much better after every session. Expect your sessions to be 1 hour.

Therapy Tailored
to Your Needs

Location & Hours

I provide one on one services either at your home or at my licensed in-home clinic. While I am based in Herndon, VA I can accommodate clients in Sterling, Ashburn, Chantilly, Centreville, Fairfax, Winchester and other locations on a case by case basis.

I work with your schedule to find a suitable time for you including evenings, weekends, and some holidays.


I provide out of network services. This means the payment is made upfront to me and you would submit a claim to your insurance for reimbursement. I will give you the receipt and all necessary notes and documents to submit your claims.

I have a flat rate of $150 per session.

I value referrals and will provide a complimentary 30-minute myofascial release or dry needling session to you for every new referred client.

There would be an additional fee for home visits outside of my travel range depending on the distance. Just ask me :)

If someone you know has been unable to get physical therapy due to insurance or financial restrictions, please reach out to me. I will accommodate on a case by case basis. No one should live in pain or dysfunction, especially because of financial limitations.

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