Locations

Columbia

Address: 7130 Minstrel Way, Suite L110
Columbia, MD, 21045

Telephone: 240-841-2639

Hours:
Mon: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 7:00 am -5:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Special Hours

Lymphedema Hours:
Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

General Orthopedics Hours:
Mon: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue: 7:00 am - 3:20 pm
Wed: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Thu: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Physical Therapy in Columbia, MD

About Us

Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness was founded in 2010 with the mission to provide a physical therapy experience that exceeded the patient’s expectations at every interaction. The founder, Krista Frederic, MPT, OCS was committed not only to providing treatments that were effective, efficient and supported by evidence and years of experience, but to creating a patient experience that exceeded expectations at every turn. She believes that a relaxed, comfortable patient is more receptive to healing, resulting in better outcomes and long-term health improvements.

Forever Fit successfully opened its 4th location in 2016 to serve the residents of Columbia, Md and its surrounding areas. Forever Fit Columbia not only offers general outpatient orthopedics services but also provides lymphedema and cancer rehabilitation programs under the guidance of one of the leading lymphedema physical therapists in the country, Maureen McBeth MPT, CLT-LANA.

We hope to continue to alleviate pain, improve mobility and most importantly, create lifelong quality of life for our patients. We will provide you with the education to care for this injury and others in the future. We teach you about your body, how pain works, how to prevent future recurrence and what to do if re-injury does occur. You can expect friendly, consistent and reliable service at every visit, with input into your goals and the healing process.

Mission

To improve the health and well-being of our local communities through access to quality care, community education and amazing customer experience. We aim to become the “go to providers “ in our community for musculoskeletal pain and movement problems as well as lifestyle education.

Services Offered

  • Lymphedema Management Services
  • Cancer/Oncology Rehabilitation
  • Manual Therapy
  • Pelvic Therapy
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Education in posture, improving seating/standing ergonomics
  • General Orthopedic Needs
    • Arthritis
    • Back/Neck Pain
    • Shoulder injury/pain
    • Knee injury/pain
    • Ankle pain/injury
    • Muscle Strain/Sprains
    • Tendonitis/Tendonosis
  • Strength and conditioning for illness affecting musculoskeletal systems (multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, etc.)
  • Chronic pain therapy
  • Post-rehabilitation for orthopedic or neurological surgical procedures
  • Pre-operative programs to prepare for surgery and reduce recovery time
  • Comprehensive therapeutic exercise and manual therapy technique for musculoskeletal pain and symptoms
  • Sports performance injury rehabilitation and injury prevention
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Headaches and migraine rehabilitation with lifestyle education
  • Balance and fall prevention
  • Outpatient services for high-functioning stroke patients

Insurances Accepted

  • Automobile Insurances
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Carefirst-Blue Cross Blue Shield plans
  • Coventry
  • Cigna-(Bowie office out-of-network only)
  • GEHA
  • John Hopkins Employee Health Plan
  • MAMSI
  • Medicare
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Partners
  • PHCS
  • Tricare Standard & Prime- (Not at Bowie location)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • US Family
  • Workers Compensation

*If we do not participate with your insurance but your plan has out-of-network benefits we will gladly submit claims on your behalf.

Team

Allison Handel PT, DPT

Allison Handel PT, DPT
Clinical Director/Physical Therapist
PT, DPT

Allison Handel, DPT received her A.S. in Business Administration and A.S. in Pre-Physical Therapy from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN in 2015.  She then decided that physical therapy was her passion and went on to earn her B.S. in Health Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy both awarded in 2019 from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA.  Allison grew up in Silver Spring and recently moved back home to Spencerville, MD after living out of state for over ten years. 

She enjoys having an active job that allows me to interact with people all day. Allison loves getting to help people feel better and achieve their goals through movement & exercise.  She particularly enjoys treating shoulders, hips, and spine injuries. I also really love the geriatric population. 

She is a certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach and outside of work, she competes in the Olympic sport of weightlifting, enjoys hiking, and spending time with family and friends and all of their dogs.

Maureen McBeth MPT, CLT-LANA

Maureen McBeth MPT, CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
MPT, CLT-LANA

Maureen McBeth, MPT, CLT-LANA, is a nationally known lymphedema and cancer rehab specialist with over 21 years of experience as a physical therapist. She received her MPT at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. While working at The University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, she received her Certified Lymphedema Training in 2004 from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy, where she is now a primary instructor. During the past 14 years, she has developed an extensive knowledge and understanding of the lymphatic system and the many diseases that develop as a result of impairment. Having worked along side many of the current thought leaders in the world of cancer rehab and lymphedema treatment, Maureen has developed a reputation for her passion and ability to provide the highest level of compassionate and evidenced based care for her patients. She enjoys traveling, photography, cooking and anything outdoors. 

Brittany Metzger PT, DPT, PCES

Brittany Metzger PT, DPT, PCES
Pelvic Health Physical Therapist
Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

Brittany Gunter is a board certified physical therapist who specializes in Pelvic Health and enjoys helping people of all ages gain autonomy over their pelvic floor dysfunction. 

Earning a B.S. in Kinesiology from Penn State University opened her eyes to the many ways movement can drive overall wellness and have a positive impact on health, inspiring her career. Graduating with a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, she was able to gain invaluable mentorship and experience working with women and men suffering from pelvic pain as well as various bowel and bladder conditions. In her first years of practice, she was able to expand her breadth of knowledge to include pediatrics, pregnancy, postpartum, and more medically complex patients. 

Committed to providing the best possible care for each of her patients she will create a unique program to address each person’s specific needs and goals. Through education, exercise, and self management strategies she hopes to foster independence and confidence for lifelong success. 

Allison Handel PT, DPT

Allison Handel PT, DPT
Clinical Director/Physical Therapist

Allison Handel, DPT received her A.S. in Business Administration and A.S. in Pre-Physical Therapy from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN in 2015.  She then decided that physical therapy was her passion and went on to earn her B.S. in Health Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy both awarded in 2019 from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA.  Allison grew up in Silver Spring and recently moved back home to Spencerville, MD after living out of state for over ten years.  S...
Maureen McBeth MPT, CLT-LANA

Maureen McBeth MPT, CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Maureen McBeth, MPT, CLT-LANA, is a nationally known lymphedema and cancer rehab specialist with over 21 years of experience as a physical therapist. She received her MPT at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. While working at The University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, she received her Certified Lymphedema Training in 2004 from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy, where she is now a primary instructor. During the past 14 years, she has developed an extensive knowledge and understanding ...
Brittany Metzger PT, DPT, PCES

Brittany Metzger PT, DPT, PCES
Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

Brittany Gunter is a board certified physical therapist who specializes in Pelvic Health and enjoys helping people of all ages gain autonomy over their pelvic floor dysfunction.  Earning a B.S. in Kinesiology from Penn State University opened her eyes to the many ways movement can drive overall wellness and have a positive impact on health, inspiring her career. Graduating with a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, she was able to gain invaluable mentorshi...

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