Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Klein Integrative Physical Therapy is the newest practice to be opened and operated by Lisa Klein, PT, IMT.,C. Lisa graduated with her degree in physical therapy from The University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1991. Lisa was always interested in holistic medicine and was exposed to chiropractic care, osteopathic care, craniosacral therapy, and massage therapy throughout her undergraduate and PT education. Once she began working in the traditional field, Lisa realized how much holistic manual medicine could add to functional PT practice, and she began looking for the manual practitioners who offered the best technology and training.
Lisa began her manual training by taking several classes through the Upledger Institute in Florida in 1992, where she was very pleased to learn several levels of Upledger craniosacral therapy and Barral visceral manipulation. In 1997, she took a class on the Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) model of manual medicine and was extremely impressed with the tremendous results she was seeing. From 1995 to 2001, Lisa took over 25 IMT classes and founded an outpatient PT clinic in Athens, GA that specialized in bridging the gap between traditional PT and the world of holistic manual medicine. In 2001, Lisa was recruited to open the CenterIMT office in Washington DC.
In 2002, Lisa became a certified IMT practitioner teaching for DCR, Northeast Seminars, and The CT School of IMT. Lisa has become a sought-after IMT instructor and has taught classes throughout the US, Israel, Hong Kong, and Chile. Lisa was also the founding President of the Board of The Integrative Manual Therapy Association, the international association of IMT therapists.
Prior to specializing in IMT, Lisa worked in virtually all traditional PT practice settings, and she brings that experience to her IMT training. Lisa has also had extensive exposure to (and professional use of) Pilates, Integral Hatha Yoga, neuro feedback, and Sensory Integration. Over the last several years Lisa has developed a specialization in integrating Functional Medicine into IMT based practice, with excellent results. She continues to expand her knowledge of health and nutrition and she is a May 2015 graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, earning a certificate as a Health Coach.
*Often adds hours on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and some Sundays.
Angela joined the staff at Total Health Physical Therapy in August of 2011. She is a twenty-five-year veteran in physical therapy. Angela has practiced physical therapy in a variety of traditional PT practice settings, such as outpatient orthopedics, acute care hospitals, school-based practice, special-care nursery, and pediatrics. Angela received her PT degree from Mayo School of Health Related Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota in 1986. In 2000 she completed her Masters of Health Science degree from the University of Indianapolis with a focus on neuroscience, pediatric physical therapy, and manual therapy. Angela has a passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge, and in 1993 she became an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor. In 2004 Angela became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor through the International Infant Massage Association. She has taught continuing education classes in Pediatric Measurement Tools, and in adapting manual therapy to the pediatric client between 1999 and 2003.
Angela has always had a passion for practicing various techniques related to manual therapy and massage. Between the years of 1993 and 2000, Angela studied with several organizations that taught manual therapy classes. She learned about craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute and took several levels of craniosacral therapy, including pediatrics. Angela has taken several mobilization and manual therapy classes from Stanley Paris’s organization and The Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy. In addition to her strong interests in manual therapy and clinical education, Angela has had formal instruction in kinesiotaping and Pilates techniques. Her favorite hobby is reading literature in physical therapy, osteopathic medicine, and manual therapy. Angela’s personal and professional goal is to continue to treat patients across the lifespan, using a holistic philosophy and Integrative Manual Therapy approaches.
Monday – Thursday, 2 Fridays per month
Anne has been treating patients using manual therapy for 15 years. She has a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Anne has training in many orthopedic manual techniques but gravitated toward IMT due to its unique method of assessment and treatment and holistic nature. Anne also has a background in personal training and Pilates which she incorporates into the treatment plan. Anne began training with Lisa Klein in 2006 and has been treating patients with her since early 2012. She enjoys working with collaboratively with the patient to find the source of the dysfunction to achieve maximum health.
Zoë joined Total Health Physical Therapy in 2017. She holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Marymount University in Arlington, VA and has continued study through Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) courses, Jones Institute Strain-Counterstrain and Posture Restoration Institute (PRI). She is a certified Pilates Mat and Apparatus Instructor through Quantum Pilates’ teacher training program. Zoë joined Total Health because of her personal commitment to treating patients holistically and empowering patients to achieve optimal function. She lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband and two children.
Monday – Friday
Kate graduated from the University of Sydney in 1992 with her degree in physical therapy. She moved to the US in 1993 and worked in Texas at an acute care hospital for two years. Once she had heard enough country music for a lifetime she moved to northern Virginia. She has worked in outpatient orthopedic clinics ever since. She enjoys working with clients who have complex problems and helping them to achieve their goals. In 2004 she received the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Her continuing education has been heavy on Integrative Manual Therapy and other manual therapy techniques including myofascial release and joint manipulation. She is a Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist and utilizes dry needling when appropriate.
Monday and Thursday
Udim is the newest staff member at Klein Physical Therapy. She graduated from Howard University in 2015 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Eager to learn, she dove headfirst into various specialties and settings but with a particular affinity for inpatient rehab and neurology. Udim values and utilizes a holistic and patient-centered approach to achieving the best possible outcome.
Inspired by her father, Dr. Sunday Isang, Udim became a Stroke Certified Specialist and is currently pursuing her second doctorate in executive leadership. Her dissertation focuses on implicit biases and it’s the relationship to the satisfaction of Black physical therapists in the workforce. Udim has longed to be a part of a team that facilitates healing from the inside out. She believes Klein Integrative Physical Therapy may be one of a few places in the area where she may combine her learned western medicine techniques with the healing powers passed down by her Nigerian ancestors and mother.
The first time I walked into Lisa Klein's treatment room, I was frustrated, frightened, and in significant pain. For decades, I sought help from neurologists, orthopedists, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and physical therapists. No one took the time, nor had the training and expertise, to study my history and look at my body as a singular system to answer fundamental questions about the source of my pain and dysfunction. My world was growing smaller and smaller as I battled to remain functional while enduring daily debilitating headaches and intense neck, shoulder, and hip pain. Lisa was able to quickly determine that the source of my pain was rooted in injuries I sustained in a childhood accident when I suffered a compound tibia-fibula fracture and a severe concussion. She was confident that IMT techniques would bring me the relief I desperately sought. Many hours of treatment later, I am enjoying a life I never imagined I could have. In the words of Emily Dickinson, I am able to "dwell in Possibility." I owe that to Lisa, whose talent, compassion and commitment to healing restored my life.
I was diagnosed with dystonia 20 years ago and lost movement in my right arm. All types of treatments at NIH had no effect. For the last six years I have been coming to Klein Integrative Physical Therapy and have made so much progress. I can now move my arm a good deal. The inward pronation, I previously had, has greatly diminished and I’m able to perform all sorts of tasks I couldn’t do before. Now I use both hands in the kitchen, put on jewelry, pull up socks, and use a knife and fork while eating. Life is a great deal easier. My arm was always across my body, either in front or behind my back. Now it’s mostly by my side. Because this is a neurological movement disorder, which I have been experiencing for years, progress is slow but improvement continues. I am very thankful for IMT and plan to do this therapy for the rest of my life. They have really been good to me and good for me.
I have hope that I can have a healthy gut! After years of suffering from IBS issues, I was referred to Lisa, and now five months into treatment, I have seen a dramatic turnaround. Lisa patiently works in partnership with me, and I'm thrilled to be back on a path toward overall good health.
When I first met Lisa Klein I was in a state of chronic, debilitating and mind-numbing pain – I was barely able to work let alone have an acceptable quality of life. First time in my life I've ever been in real pain. Having had an MRI, cortisone shots in my neck, and hours and hours of PT, I gave Lisa's brand of therapy a try – it worked! I am pain free, back to normal and give 100% of the credit to Lisa and her scientifically grounded and artistically administered treatment.
When I attended my first session at Total Health PT (just over a year ago), I was experiencing joint pain and could barely walk any distance. I had recently been diagnosed with Lyme Disease and my Doctor referred me to Lisa because she said that LIsa could support my healing process…..After 3 sessions, nearly all my joint pain was gone and I could walk pain-free once more….a member of her team next worked on helping to clear the vertigo and 'brain fog' that had plagued me for a very long time…after two sessions, both the vertigo and the brain fog were gone, have not returned, and I continue to experience a clarity of thought which I hadn't enjoyed in years….. Lisa Klein and her team are caring healers who have helped our entire family on the road back to total health and are an integral part of our wellness regimen…..I couldn't recommend them highly enough!