Our Affiliates

What is an affiliate?
Here at Body Wellness we strive to provide an environment where you are able to find well regarded and trusted practitioners that share in the same wellness philosophy as us. Below is a list of affiliates with various backgrounds and specialties that operate either full-time or part-time out of Body Wellness.

Contact:  202-422-7622 |  eadicarlo@gmail.com

Elissa DiCarlo PT, ATC
Physical Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor

Elissa DiCarloAfter graduating from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1988 with a B.S. in Health Science and Master of Physical Therapy Degrees. Elissa began her physical therapy career as a Captain in the U.S Army, serving in the U.S and Germany.

Through her 25 years of practice and continuing education, Elissa brings a strong manual therapy approach and an eclectic blend of rehabilitation techniques to care for her patients. She believes in creating strong relationships with physicians, allied health providers and complimentary medicine practitioners for an integrative approach to rehabilitation and wellness.

Elissa has worked with a variety of patient populations including athletes and those with orthopedic, neurological and oncological conditions. She has a special interest in post-operative breast cancer rehabilitation and women with pre and post partum orthopedic conditions. Elissa finds Pilates based rehabilitation techniques ideal for these special populations.

Elissa is a NATA certified athletic trainer and PMA certified Pilates Instructor. She is a guest lecturer and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University in the School of Exercise Science.

Elissa enjoys Pilates and yoga and is a competitive Master’s rower. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and son.


Contact:  301-606-9096 | frances@dynamiccorewellness.com

Frances Darnell
Certified Pilates Instructor

Frances PilatesFrances helps women reclaim balance in their lives and their bodies through Pilates. She is passionate about helping women feel empowered by setting intentions and creating sustainable practices to support yourself. One of the core foundations of her approach is that when you align your body, you align your life as your strength, presence and focus radiate outwards beyond your sessions into how you are being in your everyday.

Frances helps women build a foundation of internal strength by deeply connecting to their core and balancing their pelvic floor. She works with women supporting their fertility, through pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. She founded the Dynamic Mama Pilates programs– which provides much needed support to help moms rehabilitate their abdominals, strengthen, reconnect and realign post-partum.

Frances is a certified Pilates teacher from the Kane School of Core Integration in New York. She is an expert in Prenatal and Postpartum Pilates and a specialist in Pilates and Yoga for the female pelvis. She created Dynamic Core to help people improve their wellbeing through movement and wellness coaching.

To inquire about working with Frances or schedule a complimentary phone consultation email or call Frances directly.