Orthopedic and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Located in Abingdon, Virginia, Inertia Physio and Pelvic Health is a welcoming and growth-focused physical therapy private practice.  Our experience and passion for outpatient orthopedic and pelvic rehab drives our mission to get you moving and keep you going. 


"Bess is extremely personable, knowledgable, and the BEST at individualizing care based on a patient's personal needs and goals."


"I immediately felt a connection with Bess and knew she had my best interest at heart. I know she had many more patients she worked with but it seemed like I was her only patient. I progressed so much and reached so many goals in the time I spent with Bess.  She clearly has a passion for physical therapy and her patients benefit from it!" 


"Dr. Bess is absolutely the best. She really listens and takes her time to explain what’s happened with your body, and the process to correct it. Before therapy the slightest stress caused bladder leaks, now I can jump on the trampoline with my kids without any problems."


What We Treat

  • Back pain

  • Neck, shoulder pain

  • SI joint pain

  • Hip, knee, ankle pain

  • Gait/balance dysfunction

  • Neurological disorders

  • Pregnancy Pain/ postpartum difficulties

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Incontinence

  • Prolapse

  • Pre/post surgery

Direct Physio Access

No need for a referral or physician prescription.  As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Bess Mathisen can be your first point of contact for your rehab or strengthening needs. 

NEUBIE Technology 

The Neubie is a groundbreaking tool that taps into the central nervous system to improve range of motion and strength, decrease pain, and improve function.  Inertia is the only regional provider of this unique tool.    

Why Pelvic Health?

Pelvic health affects everything we do.  Difficult bowel and bladder function, pregnancy & postpartum pain, and decreased mobility after an abdominal surgery are among the challenges that can  limit the most basic daily activities.  Physical therapy with a trained specialist can help!


Bess Mathisen, DPT

With a passion for lifelong movement, I want to help each patient reach their personal goals.  Whether that is working in the garden, wrestling on the floor with grandkids, running a marathon, or playing 9 holes of golf.  We feel better, think straighter, and smile more when we move and I believe that physical therapy with Inertia can help you achieve your goals.  


Clinic Location 

837 Village Blvd

Abingdon, VA 24210

Phone 276-258-5641

Fax 276-227-2013



Inertia Physio is conveniently located in Abingdon at the intersection of Rt.19 and Main Street directly next to the Food Lion grocery store.