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Emily Kabir, PT, DPT - Clinic Director 

Physical Therapist

Emily Kabir

Emily Kabir is a Syracuse, NY native and received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Syracuse University in 2006 before pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University in 2010. Emily began her career working in New York City for three years, where she worked in outpatient orthopedics before moving to the DMV in 2013.  Emily emphasizes the use of Osteopathic Manual Therapy, especially when treating pain due to complex spine dysfunction, and has taken advanced coursework through the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. Emily believes at getting to the root cause of pain, and restoring the body to optimal function. Emily also employs the use of various taping techniques, Strain Counter-Strain, PNF, and neuromuscular re-education to achieve optimal results. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family, baking, going to the theater, and watching college basketball as she cheers on the Syracuse Orange and Maryland Terps.

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 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. 

Chanel Vanderhorst, PT, DPT, CLT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Chanel was raised in Columbia, MD. She graduated from Spelman College in 2007 with her Bachelors of Arts. She then went on to pursue her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Temple University. Chanel worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting for 4 years in Howard County. In 2013, she went on to pursue her interest in lymphedema treatment and oncology rehabilitation at Mercy Medical Center. She worked under the mentorship of Maureen McBeth and earned her Certified Lymphedema Therapist through Klose Training. She is excited to move into private practice and have the opportunity to utilize both her orthopedic and oncology experience at Bodywise PT by Forever Fit. She loves helping patients return to pre-diagnosis levels of function, both in the cancer and orthopedic world. Chanel is an avid sports fan and loves cheering on the home team. She enjoys learning more about plant based diets. After work and on the weekends she enjoys being outside and being active, especially through Zumba and hiking.

Kara Lane, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

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Kara Lane is from Dothan, Alabama and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama before receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is passionate about treating athletic and orthopedic populations, specifically upper and lower extremities. She also enjoys helping the geriatric population with balance deficits and fall prevention, with an emphasis on increasing function and quality of life. Her favorite pastimes include hiking, going to the movies, and spending time with her family and friends. 

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