Address: 8737 Colesville Road #502
Pelvic Therapy & Women's Health Hours:
Physical Therapy in Silver Spring (Downtown)
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.
In 2018 Krista, along with her partners Renee Nyarko Eluma, PT, DPT and Sara Richeson Harris, PT, DPT successfully opened the Colesville Road location to serve the residents of Silver Spring and the surrounding areas. 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.
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.
Sara Richeson Harris PT, DPT Partner/Clinic Director PT, DPT
Sara Richeson Harris joined Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness in 2013 after two years of experience in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics and skilled nursing facilities. Sara was drawn to Forever Fit's mission of quality, personalized care and our passion for making physical therapy accessible and successful for patients of all types. It is her passion for our mission over time that has led Sara to expand our practice as a partner at our Downtown Silver Spring location.
Sara graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of New England Portland Maine in 2011. She is currently pursuing her CFMT through the Institute of Physical Art as she has developed a passion for PNF, functional training and providing education and support to those in chronic pain. Over the last five years she has particularly developed a niche for helping those in chronic pain and with complex musculoskeletal conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Dr. Richeson keeps current with the newest developments, guidelines, and procedures in her field by remaining a distinguished member of the American Association of Physical Therapy. Her meticulous approach to patient care, coupled with her dedication to her work, and contributions in this field earned Dr. Sara Richeson, PT, DPT a 2018 Top Doctor Award.
Sara became passionate about physical therapy as a teenage gymnast when physical therapy helped her recover from three ankle surgeries. She is very interested in developing an expertise in foot and ankle injuries. Sara is enthusiastic about injury prevention, especially in the cheerleader and gymnast population with which she is so familiar.
Michelle Price PT, DPT, CAPP-Pelvic Physical Therapist/Pelvic Health PT, DPT, CAPP-Pelvic
Michelle Price is a part-time/PRN licensed physical therapist with a passion for orthopedic and pelvic
health physical therapy. She joined Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness in 2020 after six years of
experience in a variety of settings including outpatient, hospital, home health, and academic.
Michelle received her BS in Biology from Towson University and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from
University of Maryland Baltimore. Recently, she has earned her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic
Health Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) from the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of
Pelvic Health. She had taken multiple continuing education courses on customized hands-on treatment,
exercises, and modalities – wishing to continue to develop her expertise.
Outside of work, Michelle belly dances and performs with a local dance company, travels with her
husband, and supports local breweries. Living in Maryland the past 19 years, she is enthusiastic to empower and rehabiliate local patients in need!
Ariel Ross PT, DPT, E-RYT 200, YACEP Physical Therapist PT, DPT, E-RYT 200, YACEP
Ariel Ross received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University in 2020. Since graduation, Dr. Ariel Ross has worked in the outpatient orthopedic and neurological setting treating patients recovering from joint replacements, balance impairments, sports-related injuries, and chronic pain.
Dr. Ariel’s treatment style incorporates PNF techniques, joint mobilization/manipulations, myofascial release, yoga techniques, and functional exercise in order to get you back to your favorite activities quicker. She is also a huge proponent of patient education to ensure that each client leaves understanding more about their body.
Ariel is also a registered yoga instructor for the past 8 years and teaches anatomy informed power yoga. Dr. Ariel has developed expertise in working with adolescent athletes returning to sport, neck pain, postpartum rehabilitation, Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation, Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome, and the integration of mindfulness practices in chronic pain reduction.
Ariel is currently studying to become a pelvic floor therapist in order to bring these services to women in the community dealing with incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse, and pelvic pain. Ariel is also studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and has a passion for utilizing olympic lifting techniques to help people get stronger and recover from injury faster.
Jahan Shiekhy PT, DPT Physical Therapist PT, DPT
Jahan Shiekhy earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. After working as an engineer, he chose to apply those problem solving skills to the most important tool of all: the human body. He went on to graduate with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
Jahan is also a fitness coach who holds the highest level of coaching credentials, the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). His experience as a fitness coach gives him unique skills to guide people with injury back to exercise. Having dealt with chronic pain for years himself, Jahan has a special passion for helping others with chronic pain rebuild their fitness.
Outside of the clinic, Jahan can be found biking along the Potomac River, training in the gym, or spending time with his family.
Emily Rizzo PT, DPT Physical Therapist PT, DPT
Emily Rizzo graduated from University of Maryland, College Park in 2016 with a degree in Kinesiology. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2020. Having played volleyball in her younger years, this led her to encounter various injuries and develop a passion for physical therapy and the rehabilitation process. She enjoys working with a variety of patients of all ages in the orthopedic setting to help improve their quality of life. Outside of the office she enjoys hiking, yoga, watching sports, trying new recipes, and spending time with her friends and family.
Sara Richeson Harris PT, DPT Partner/Clinic Director
Michelle Price PT, DPT, CAPP-Pelvic Physical Therapist/Pelvic Health
Ariel Ross PT, DPT, E-RYT 200, YACEP Physical Therapist
Jahan Shiekhy PT, DPT Physical Therapist
Emily Rizzo PT, DPT Physical Therapist
● Manual Therapy
● Exercise Prescription
● Education in posture, improving seating/standing ergonomics
● General Orthopedic Needs
○ Back/Neck Pain
○ Shoulder injury/pain
○ Knee injury/pain
○ Ankle pain/injury
○ Muscle Strain/Sprains
● 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
● Automobile Insurances
● Carefirst-Blue Cross Blue Shield plans
● John Hopkins Employee Health Plan
● Maryland Medicaid
● Priority Partners
● Tricare Standard & Prime
● 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.