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Our Philosophy


Our Purpose

We guide and empower people aged 30-50+ to feel, move, and be better so that they can get back to what they love and daring them to do what you dream of without the reliance on pain medications or injections, or the possibility of surgery.

We understand that if you found your way to us that it may not be under the best of circumstances. You may be experiencing pain or limited function or maybe just simply not physically performing at your best. You may have stopped doing something you love or may not be living the life that you hope to. 

If this sounds like YOU, we are here to help.  This is what we do. Whether you have received outpatient physical therapy care in the past or not, we expect that your experience will exceed your expectations.


About Us

ISSA PHYSICAL THERAPY was founded in 2005 by physical therapist Dr. Tamer Issa with the vision of providing the highest quality outpatient physical therapy care in Montgomery County, MD through a holistic wellness approach.

Dr. Issa believes strongly that only through an individualized one-on-one care model can clinicians accurately diagnose the problem, identify the underlying sources of the problem, and comprehensively address the problem. This approach leads to faster pain relief and the needed attention to addressing the underlying causes of episodic recurrences that tend to be all too common.

It is for these reasons that so many people have sought out ISSA PHYSICAL THERAPY for a holistic approach to their care that is aimed at not just treating symptoms but rather getting to them back to living their life to the fullest.

Our Approach is Simple: Relieve – Restore - Prevent

  • Relieve pain and stiffness.
  • Restore mobility and optimal function.
  • Prevent further pain and injury.


What Makes Us Different

We use a 'hands on' manual therapy and functional rehab approach aimed at identifying the source of the pain and dysfunction.  We believe in one-on-one treatment sessions. You will not be treated by aides or assistants and we do not double book.

Our clinicians are highly trained manual therapists.  They are trained in highly skilled therapeutic interventions that work. We have an exceptional reputation amongst our clients and referral sources. Most of our clients are word-of-mouth referrals.  We take pride in that.

Determining the plan of care is a collaborative effort aimed at reaching your maximal rehab potential based on your goals and your therapist’s recommendations.  Your therapist will provide you with the education you need to better understand your condition and to empower you with self-management strategies.

Our Values


Using moral judgment to do the right thing in all circumstances.


Showing concern for the well-being of others.


Continuous performance at the highest level of your ability and the pursuit of improving that level.


Working collaboratively in order to achieve a common goal.

Making a Difference

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” - Gandhi

We take our commitment to your wellness seriously.  If you are dissatisfied in any way with your experience, please let us know right away.  We will do our best to remedy the situation, even if that means refunding your session.  That’s how confident we are in being able to improve the quality of your life. 

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Check out Dr. Tamer Issa's book, Freedom From Neck & Back Pain- Learn to Live an Active Life Without Fear of Pain