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Our Team

Tamer S. Issa

Tamer S. Issa
- PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Issa founded ISSA PHYSICAL THERAPY in 2005 with the aim of providing the highest quality physical therapy care in the DC Metro area. That aim has expanded to include a holistic model of care that supports our renewed PURPOSE:

To guide and empower you to feel, move, and be better so that you can get back to what you love and daring you to do what you dream of.

Dr. Issa earned his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree from Saxion University Enschede in the Netherlands and his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of St. Augustine. He credits this early education, ongoing continuing education, and clinical and teaching experience over the years on giving him the knowledge and skills to effectively diagnose, treat, and prevent physical problems. Read more...

Christa Sperry

Christa Sperry
- RMP, RYT-200
Massage Therapist

I was raised in the shadow of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern New Mexico. After exploring the world for several years, I began studying Ayurvedic Herbal and Chinese Herbal Medicine with the East West School of Planetary Herbology in Santa Cruz, CA in 2010. Since then, my heart has planted it's roots in Maryland: I started a family, and my dream of becoming a person of service through massage, bodywork, and yoga has come to fruition.

I am a Nationally Certified Maryland State Registered Massage Practitioner and a member of the Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals. I graduated from Central Maryland School of Massage in 2014 with over 750 hours of education and hands-on practice. Read more...

Laura Buckley

Laura Buckley
- MS, RD
Registered Dietitian

Laura Buckley is a registered dietitian, coach, and adult learning enthusiast. She works collaboratively with her clients to understand their goals and motivations and helps them create a personalized path to success.

Laura has experience working with clients in a variety of practice areas including weight management, bariatric surgery, oncology, cardiovascular health and diabetes management. She is most passionate about wellness and preventative medicine and believes that coaching is an essential component of long-term lifestyle management. Read more...

Jessica Rafeedie

Jessica Rafeedie
Office Administrative Assistant

Jessica Rafeedie joined ISSA Physical Therapy in May 2015. She graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2009 with a BS in Psychology and is working towards her MA in Elementary/Special Education. She spends most of her time outside of the office playing with her two children and running.

Isatou Manneh

Isatou Manneh
Customer Service Specialist

Isatou joined ISSA Physical Therapy in April of 2018. She is currently enrolled as a student at Bowie State University. She is majoring in psychology. Isatou was born in The Gambia and grew up in New York City. She enjoys cooking and reading during her free time, especially Nicholas Sparks books.

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