Dr. Mikaila (she/her) is a physical therapist with over a decade of experience working in the field of physical therapy, and five years practicing with MovementX.
She believes in the power of movement, the power of human touch and the power of a therapeutic alliance with her clients. She utilizes a combination of movement analysis, functional dry needling, manual therapy and individualized exercise progressions to help her patients reduce pain, improve function and reduce risk of injury.
As a Yoga Teacher, she often incorporates breathing exercises and yoga principles into her care, along with tempo based resistance training to increase intensity while maintaining low impact to help you achieve your goals.
With extensive experience as a neurological and orthopedic physical therapist in the traditional health care system, she realized how much more effective individualized care can be when given true quality time to actively listen to patients' concerns.
Whether you’re recovering from an injury, lacking mobility, experiencing pain or optimizing your performance – Dr. Mikaila will be an powerful provider on your wellness and healthcare team.
Orthopedic Pain/Injury: low back, neck, knees, shoulders, hips, ankles
Neurological Rehab: Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Scleoris, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Concussion, Headaches
Functional Dry Needling: a safe treatment used for pain and movement issues associated with myofascial trigger points
Manual Therapy: soft tissue mobilization, dry needling (with or without electrical stimulation), lymphatic massage, IASTM, percussion
Balance Training: Fall prevention training, floor transfers, vestibular rehab, assistive device training (cane/walker/crutches)
Aquatic Therapy: Experience pain relief with buoyancy, resistance from water and creative new ways to move. Great for osteoarthritis and gait training after neurological or orthopedic injuries.
LSVT BIG: intensive, evidence based, one-on-one treatment created to help people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurological conditions address walking, balance and other activities of daily living
Lagree Megaformer Training: a machine developed to aid users in targeting all five basic elements of fitness — cardio endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
Yoga Therapy: harmonising the body by using various breathing techniques and physical poses
She recently moved to Southern Pines, NC with her husband, Winston, who actively serves in the US Army and their large dog, Rip. Previously, she was practicing as a PT with MovementX in Washington, DC and Colorado Springs, CO.
When she is not working with clients, you will likely find Dr. Mikaila hiking, skiing, traveling, reading, practicing yoga or snuggling her sweet pup! She is grateful for the warm community in North Carolina and loves exploring the area while supporting many locally owned businesses.
Pinehurst • Southern Pines • Aberdeen • Whispering Pines
Sessions can take place in your home, outdoors, in my home studio or at my partner location in Southern Pines Modern Wellness
Text or Call: 910-661-2123
Initial Evaluation & Treatment Session: $175 (60min)
Follow-Up Treatment Session Bundles:
*Bundles are paid for at time of purchase.
*Our team can assist you in verifying your Out Of Network Benefits, and providing you with a superbill for reimbursement from your insurance company.
Mikaila is awesome! I have never gone through any PT prior to this. Mikaila came in and immediately put me at ease. She is helping me regain my range of motion in my arm and I could feel a difference after our first session.Kirby, Sep 08
Mikaila was incredible! Right away, she made me feel comfortable in the space, and she really took her time assessing me. After a comprehensive assessment of my injury, Mikaila showed me exercises to do and encouraged me when I became frustrated with how weak I had become. Then she did some lymphatic massage and guasha to help relieve some of the swelling and inflammation around the area of my injury. Overall, I left my first session feeling much better, and excited to see Mikaila again. Today I got an email with a full review of what we did, including pictures of the exercises she wanted me to do. Mikaila has a wonderful energy and really cares about her patients.Jillian, Sep 12
I would highly recommend Mikhaila! She is compassionate and listens carefully to your needs to ensure her treatment plan will provide you with the best possible results. She is knowledgeable and highly trained, and has the expertise to administer a wide range of services, including dry needling for concussion-related or chronic headaches. She is supportive and committed to helping you reach your goals and recover your quality of life. Her care extends beyond your appointment with check ins to see how you are doing, exercises to help you between appointments, and follow up to see if she can be of further assistance. With Mikhaila, you will feel like you are being well taken care of at all times.Victoria, Oct 11
Dr. Foster was amazing! It's refreshing to get a healthcare provider that spends so much time and care with you. She's passionate about helping others and that's clear. The Springs is lucky to have her!matt, Mar 10
Mikaila was very helpful and understanding at my first appointment. I would recommend her to anyone in need of physical therapy.Sawyer, Sep 20
Mikaila is an excellent physical therapist. She understood what the problem was and give me appropriate therapy for my age as a senior citizen. I was able to follow her directions and do the exercises on my own. The exercises have resolved my problem. I would highly recommend Mikaila Foster. Thank you Mikaila.Sheila, Mar 25
Mikaila is an excellent physical therapist. She understood what the problem was and give me appropriate therapy for my age as a senior citizen. I was able to follow her directions and do the exercises on my own. The exercises have resolved my problem. I would highly recommend Mikaila Foster. Thank you Mikaila.Sheila, Mar 31
Mikaila is an excellent physical therapist. She understood what the problem was and give me appropriate therapy for my age as a senior citizen. I was able to follow her directions and do the exercises on my own. The exercises have resolved my problem. I would highly recommend Mikaila Foster. Thank you Mikaila.Sheila, Apr 07
Dr. Mikaila is helping me so much with the arthritis in my knee and my aching legs she takes the time to listen to me and to really perform those exercises and show me what to do while it she’s not here thank you Dr. Mikaila you are awesomeRobin, May 26
Dr. Mikaila helped me with my moveability of my left knee to the point that I really enjoyed my vacation. I appreciate that she gave me some exercises that I could use during my vacation and even furnished me with a band to use as well. She is so helpful to me and my recovery. This was one of the best decisions I ever made...to hire Dr. Mikaila!Robin, Jul 27