Our Team

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.
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Megan Piersol, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Piersol earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Florida. Her clinical background is in orthopedics, sports medicine, and neurological rehabilitation. She incorporates neurological aspects into her care of orthopedic injuries thus capturing the whole picture of the patient's problem.
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Cole Howell, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Howell graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Before joining the ISSA Physical Therapy team, he gained experience working in a variety of hospitals and outpatient clinics, as well as working with active duty service members.
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Laura Money, PT
Physical Therapist

Laura Money holds a Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. Laura has over 25 years of experience in pediatric physical therapy and is well versed in evaluating, sizing and modifying durable medical equipment for children with severe physical disabilities. She has experience treating patients in outpatient clinics, home health care agencies, public and private schools, and in her own private practice.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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Linh Tran Pham
Customer Service Specialist

Linh joined ISSA Physical Therapy in January 2016. She graduated from Montgomery college with an AA in general studies. She is currently working towards a BA in exercise science, in hopes to become a physical therapist one day.
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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 related to social services.
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