10301 Georgia Ave #200
Dwight Brown Clinic Director PT, DPT, Certified Graston Technique Provider
Dwight originally joined Forever Fit in August 2014 and served as clinic director of the Burtonsville site from December 2015- December 2016. He then went on to joint the staff at Medstar NRH Rehab, Friendship Heights for a little over two years. He returned to Forever Fit as clinic director of the Silver Spring location in May 2018.
He is a Jamaica native who grew up in Philadelphia and attended The George Washington University where he earned a bachelors in business administration degree with a focus on finance (2000) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (2014). He developed a passion for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) as a physical therapy student and has been a certified Graston Technique Provider since early 2015. He has received training from the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) in the application of PNF and soft tissue functional mobilization techniques. In addition, he has received extensive training in application of the Maitland technique and plans to sit for the Maitland Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) exam in 2019.
Dwight has a special interest in conditions affecting the shoulders, hips and spine but has also worked with numerous knee, foot and ankle patients. His goal while treating patients is to utilize the diversity of his treatment techniques to facilitate a customized approach that will lead to improvements in function for both athletic and general populations. He is a firm believer that with proper instruction and patient commitment the body can heal itself and that the skills and tools acquired during the rehab process can carryover into multiple real world scenarios for his patients. His interests include football, weightlifting and yoga as well as spending time with his wife of eleven years and their one year old daughter.
Allison Handel, PT DPT Physical Therapist
Allison Handel, DPT received my 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.
Meghan Mahar PRN physical Therapist PT, DPT, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Dry Needling Provider
As a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Meghan enjoys treating clients with a variety of orthopedic injuries. She prides herself on focusing on the whole person, not just the injured body part, and encouraging better overall health.
She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and Biology. She then graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Meghan is a Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist. She is licensed to safely provide dry needling treatments to a variety of body parts in order to help combat acute or chronic pain. She finds this treatment can be especially advantageous for stubborn trigger points in the neck and back that have not responded to more conservative strategies.
Meghan has been filling in at several of the Forever Fit offices for several years. She carries a consistent schedule at the Bowie office. When she is not working for Forever Fit she sees patients in the home who are unable to easily make it into a clinic. She enjoys the balance between her time in the clinic and in people’s homes.
In her spare time, Meghan can be found walking, running, cycling, or even roller skating with her family. She also enjoys home renovation projects and has been a vegetarian for over 20 years. She encourages not only her clients, but her family and friends to choose a healthy lifestyle.