LaLa joined the Forever Fit team in 2014. She is a Maryland native who received a BS in Psychology at UMBC and graduated from St. Augustine University in Florida with her doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is pursuing her manual therapy certification through St. Augustine in 2015. She has a passion for spine rehabilitation, back pain management and preventative measures in dancers and gymnasts. Lala also treats pelvic pain and dysfunction, a Women's Health sub specialty within physical therapy.
Her background in gymnastics and dancing since the age of 5 and suffering from a partially torn meniscus at the age of 12 led to her interest in physical therapy. She loves food and dancing, especially salsa, hip hop, jazz and contemporary. Her current fitness interest is running and recently has taken up running 1⁄2 marathons on a consistent basis.
Christine is a Pilates certified physical therapist from Northern Virginia. She received her BS from the University of Virginia and her DPT from the University of Miami in 2012. With a holistic approach, Christine has a passion for treating back and neck pain, as posture and alignment are a focus with every patient. Additionally, Christine has continued education in Pelvic Health, able to treat women with pelvic floor dysfunction. Christine likes to participate in hiking, running, yoga, pilates, and dance. With a Cuban background, she likes to practice her Spanish and enjoys homemade Cuban food. Her favorite days are spent outdoors with family and friends.
About Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness
We are a physical therapist owned and operated outpatient orthopedic PT practice. Krista Frederic opened the first Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness in Burtonsville, MD, Maryland in 2010. The company soon grew with a second location in Bowie with partner Renee Eluma. In 2015, Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness opened its newest location in Silver Spring. Our mission at Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness is to assist patients in living and active, functional, independent lifestyle through patient education, exercises, and manual practices. We commit to have patients receive the highest level of rehabilitative care through personalizing patient interaction, optimizing customer service, and promoting a welcoming family environment.
At Forever Fit, we strongly believe in prevention of injury and dysfunction through maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. As owner, Krista Frederic has established a culture within Forever Fit that places special focus on rapid recovery. Our team performs comprehensive injury evaluations and takes the time to develop a thorough understanding of each patient’s anatomical structure, environment, and lifestyle. This attentiveness is the key to successful physical therapy outcomes. As a result, Forever Fit’s clients enjoy a truly individualized wellness experience with an inclusive treatment plan of exercise and manual therapy. But most importantly it is our team’s attention to patient education on their bodies and their injuries that makes Forever Fit’s patients comfortable with their recovery plans, insures their active involvement in the recovery process and makes patient referral Forever Fit’s most important and reliable source of new clients.
Very professional and caring ! I am impressed with all the PT staff and the reception staff who are always kind and helpful. My best wishes and thanks for the valuable service received.
Extremely professional environment, with great results to my golf knee from therapist Anne, Sarah, and front desk's Regina who straightened out my medical coverage. I'm a returning client, and I think it is worth the rush hour drive to and from Burtonsville. Hopefully, Anne will get my game into the 80's!! (she's not a golf coach, though)
I highly recommend Forever Fit Physical Fit in Burtonsville. In fact, the Burtonsville Area is blessed to have such an agency in our community. I have been a patient there for several different areas of my body over the past several years and, each time, have had a very good experience and outcome. Every staff person has been kind, friendly, and helpful--and made me feel like family. My current two therapists, Anne and Renee are very knowledgeable and work with me to set realistic goals. Also, they are very watchful when the techs are working with me. I also commend Sarah, tech, and Regina, receptionist, each for "going the second mile" to help.
I have been impressed by the attention to detail exhibited by Renee during my mother's therapy and rehabilitation process. My mom is older and the patience and professionalism shown is very reassuring in this day and age. Also, I would like to extend kudos and mad props for Regina, the front receptionist, who no doubt hears it all when setting up appointments and dealing with reimbursement issues. All the support staff has made this is a pleasant experience for my Mother and she extends her thanks and blessing to all of you.,
I was very happy with my experience at Forever Fit. All the therapists there are so friendly and knowledgeable. However, it was Renee who worked with me. She was excellent, and really had a handle on my particular issue and how to approach it. With Renee, and the great help of Kendall too, I made much progress. I would also like to mention how nice it was to walk in every morning and be greeted in such a friendly manor by Regina who was always helpful in answering questions or scheduling. Thank you Forever Fit for making it a place that I would walk into with a smile!
I just came in for my first visit and the professional was informative and able to tell me exactly what was wrong with my knee. She gave me two exercises that I hope can help my knees which are easy enough to do twice a day. My mom is a frequent client and recommended this and so far I have no reason to question it.
I've been a client since I was released from in-patient rehab in early September. This was my first (hopefully last) major unplanned surgery. The team of Regina, Kendall, Chantal, Cara and just recently Rene, have been wonderfully attentive, professional and kind. I'm especially struck by the mutual respect they have for each other in their workplace. As I wind down my outpatient therapy and my visits decline, I know I owe much of my recovery to them. I would recommend the facility to others.
I have been going to Forever Fit for 3 weeks so far for an ankle injury. I was nervous to start, but really look forward to every appointment! Everyone in the office is so friendly and there is always lots of encouragement and laughter! I have mostly seen Chantell and she is awesome!! She listens to all my questions and is very knowledgeable. I am amazed at my progress over the past 3 weeks and know I would not be this far without them!
If anyone is looking for a good place for Physical Therapy, I suggest Forever Fit in Burtonsville. Regina the receptionist is very warm and friendly. Cara, Is my therapist but I have been seen by Renee and Chantel who also are therapist. All very professional and concerned with your well being. Also ,Sarah. Kendall are the names I remember who help assist with your therapy. Please forgive me for not knowing the other assistants. They all are professional and friendly. I was such a total grouch when I went in for my first visit. I had my left hip replaced and not moving the best. After 3 months, I feel stronger and able to do more daily living activities. Thank you!
I have been a patient of this practice at least 4 times over the last few years. A shoulder/arm injury, knee surgery rehab, knee issues again, and now lower back problems. They also successfully treated my elderly father after he fell and broke his arm. I cannot say enough good things about the staff at Forever Fit. The care and compassion are exceptional as is the comfortable setting at their offices. Friendly, welcoming staff are the norm every visit, as is good humor. They are professional in every sense of the word but not in a stiff, or overtly clinical, manner. They know their stuff! They have always developed an appropriate treatment plan that helps me improve and reach my recovery goals.
Each therapist and assistant that have helped me has been professional, and well versed in physical therapy treatments.
It was really hard for me to come into physical therapy. I was anxious about the pain and discomfort. Right when I walked through the doors the reception staff greeted me so warmly and put me right at ease. My physical therapist calmed my fears and answered all questions never making me feel silly or dumb. I highly recommend this place!
From the very first visit Forever Fit employees were helpful and caring in getting me back on my feet. Regina runs the front desk perfectly and has been phenomenal in handling the many annoying issues with my insurance company. The therapists have all been top notch. It’s been a struggle to return to full strength. Renee is there every step of the way to lead me and has given a full detailed plan to follow even longer then my insurance company was willing to cover. I would highly recommend Forever Fit to everyone. No matter your issue they can help you.
I highly recommend Forever Fit in Burtonsville! I’ve been coming here off and on for various issues, and am currently in PT for an ACL replacement and meniscus repair. I started prior to surgery for strengthening, and was seen the day after surgery while in a full brace and non weight-bearing. Renee has been instrumental in my rehabilitation- she is professional and calm, but also pushes me to succeed. The staff is wonderful... from Regina at the front desk, to aides Sarah and Kendall, and to PT Cara who has filled in when needed for me. You will not be disappointed in your level of care and attention given to you at this office.
I’ve been coming to Forever Fit for several years now. Being fairly new to athletics and exercise, I tend to over exert my muscles. Each time I need PT, I use FF. Hands down the best PT office I’ve been to. Highly recommended.
LaLa really helped me close the gap with my diastasis recti. I was really pleased with how the staff accommodated me, including 2 kids 3 and under in tow when I came for therapy. I also appreciated the flexibility their hours allowed and the online access to exercises resources to help me stay on track.
Working with Erica on my shoulder rehabilitation was very informative
I highly recommend Forever Fit in Burtonsville, MD and all it's staff. Erika Messenbourg, DPT is the most helpful and knowledgeable physical therapist I have ever had. I received treatment for my back and elbow pain and now I am in remission. I would return to this location without hesitation if I need physical therapy again. Thank you, guys, you are an awesome team!
I had a c-section in December and was curious to find out more about how women recovered from that type of major surgery. I found out about pelvic floor PT and made an appointment to see LaLa Cho at the Burtonsville office. 10 weeks later and I am so much more ahead in my recovery and healing than I would have been had I not done the physical therapy and tried to just do it on my own - I probably would have hurt myself too in the process if I was on my own. From my first appointment, LaLa helped me to better understand my restrictions and the challenges that would face me during this recovery period. The education alone was so helpful. However, I my rating is more based off on how effective and supportive LaLa was was a physical therapist. Being a postpartum patient came with a lot of stress and emotion for me. I didn't know what was going on with my body or why I couldn't do certain things which made me feel extremely vulnerable and upset at times, and I was still adjusting to new motherhood, trying to manage my time/sanity, and transitioning back to work as well. LaLa listened to me each week and took her time to address my physical needs as a patient. She coached me on how to speed up my healing at home, and made recommendations that were realistic and attainable for my lifestyle. I am so much stronger and confident today because of LaLa's guidance and therapy and I am grateful to have been able to find such a personable and relatable therapist who also really knows her stuff. And LaLa is just fun and awesome as a person! :-D Another note about the practice in general - the office staff were great and the PT aids were wonderful as well. Thank you to everyone at Forever Fit PT!!! <3
I had the pleasure of working with PT LaLa Cho. I was referred to her by another patient of hers. As a new mother that's just a few months postpartum with weak hips and abs, she gave me very helpful tips and exercises for me to do with her and at home. The print outs were especially useful. The printouts came with images of real people completing the exercise with detailed steps and reminders next to the image. Each visit LaLa walked me through all the exercises and those to do at home. She was also encouraging and realistic about what recovery looks like. She's a fun personality in general and easy to talk to. I'd recommend any new mother (particularly those who've recently given birth) and women looking for a great women's health pelvic program to check out LaLa.
I used this location for PT from a broken collarbone and fractured hip I incurred in a bicycle accident. My PT was Erika Meusenberg and she was excellent. Very caring, thorough and knowledgeable. She restored my shoulder ROM to where it's better than my uninjured shoulder. This was done with a combination of truly hands on joint actuation work, massage and dry needling. I also had a session with La La, another PT there, when Erika was out ill. She was also great.The staff there is also very friendly and helpful. The assistants are there to help the patients with their exercise routines after the PT has worked with the patient. They are either graduates in PT or current undergrads,. I have been involved in sports and related pursuits all my life and am very happy to have gone there. I can now get back to my pursuits and I picked up a great set of exercises that I can continue to use in the future.
Very professional team! Christina was awesome.
I came to Forever Fit with, literally, a PAIN IN THE NECK. The condition was chronic and most irritable. Erika patiently and diligently worked with the entire neck and shoulder area to get me back to a stable condition. Erika used manipulation, dry needling, massage and other exercise-related procedures to bring me back to my Comfort Zone. When Erika was not available, she placed me Christine, as careful and professional as Erika. And the support staff is AMAZING!!!! Highly recommend this office for any/all physical therapy needs!!!
I'm pleased with the service.
Wonderful care and Erica M is so knowledgeable and great to work with. Best care ever. Highly recommend.
I was referred to Forever Fit by my physician and I am very please with his recommendation LaLa Cho is a excellent physical therapists she is very knowledgeable passionate, nice and caring. She's always concerned about how you feel. I would refer anybody to go see LaLa Cho. Your great LaLa thanks for working with me I really appreciate everything your doing to help me back to a full recovery.
I've had a great experience with Forever Fit in Burtonsville. I have a hip injury that's not very common along with related pain in my back and elsewhere. I searched extensively for a PT who could handle a challenging injury like this. Erika came highly recommended, and she's lived up to the billing. She's incredibly knowledgeable, and her treatments and program have made a huge improvement for me. She, Colleen (who usually leads me through my exercises), and the rest of the staff there are always very warm, supportive, and helpful. I HIGHLY recommend Erika and her team!!
My experience at Burtonsville has been great. I came with a difficult hip injury and Erika patiently worked with me as I wanted to continue some level of activity throughout our treatment. She added in dry needling and it was literally the turning point I needed to finally get this injury moving in the right direction. Healing is a long and slow process, but with a dedicated therapist that keeps at it and most importantly tries different exercises and stretches to make things better - I was lucky to find her! I couldn't have asked for a better outcome as I am back to doing so many of the workouts I love to do! Thank you - Thank you - Thank you!!!
I’ve been very impressed with my experience here. I highly recommend Erika. She came up with the right plan to get me on the road to recovery quickly. With Erika’s experience and Colleen's assistance on my exercises, I’ve been able to work on my progress at home. I didn’t expect to be this far along already. As a business owner, it’s clear to me that this is a well managed operation in every aspect.
Excellent staff. Lala & Christine are very knowledgeable and great to work with.
I've had three joint replacements in a little over 2 years and could not have survived the challenging rehabilitation without the help of the supportive staff at Forever Fit in Burtonsville. Special kudos to LaLa Cho who was there for me every step of the way . . . literally! I also recently tried a deep needle treatment with Erika Mesenbourg and confident I will see excellent results. She is a true professional as well. I highly recommend Forever Fit!
I have had hip and lower back injuries. Erika M. has been a fantastic PT, and I've healed. She adapts exercises to suit my body and my needs at the time, and she can do this because she really understands which muscle does what, and is highly knowledgeable in general about multiple aspects of the body. What a difference after treatments with her. Highly recommend her and Forever Fitness!
Thirty eight years of nursing had taken a toll on my back, but with stretching, needling and strengthening, Erika got me back in shape. My experience with Erika was outstanding. She is kind, patient and encouraging, but like a good coach, has expectations. Be aware, physical therapy is a commitment and if your not willing to do the work, don't waste their time and yours. I spent 11 weeks at Forever Fit allowing me to observe all of the staff. They are a great team, competent and dedicated to their work!
Outstanding!! The staff here is professional, friendly and determined to make you better. I looked forward to my sessions and made a full recovery. I can't thank them enough.
I’ve had an absolutely amazing experience working with Erika and receiving dry needling at Forever Fit! I’ve had neck and upper back pain for the majority of my life due to postural issues. When I became ill with an infection, the pain became unbearable due to muscle spasms, which also contributed to severe migraines. Erika suggested we try dry needling- and it changed everything! Massage, acupuncture, and other medical interventions with neurologists were insufficient to even touch the pain, but dry needling provided miraculous relief. It not only addressed the new acute pain, but also the pain I’d had my whole life. Erika is a very experienced, kind, and compassionate physical therapist. I simply can’t say enough good things about the clinic and highly recommend them!
I had struggled with shoulder pain for years and after getting treatment here I am finally able to return to the activities I used to enjoy. Erika is incredibly knowledgeable about injuries, I highly recommend her! I also learned a lot about what not to do throughout the day and when I'm involved in sports or activities to prevent injuring it again. Also the rest of the staff here is very helpful and friendly.
My back and leg pain are much improved thanks to the PT's at Forever Fit. The whole process was made as simple as possible so that I could focus on improving my pain level with proper workouts and movements.
Dr. Choose is an awesomely patient and very experienced PT! So happy to have found her and thrilled with how much she has helped my knee!
I have been going there for couple of years and it is a wonderful place. The people are very nice and do look out for what really best for you. For anyone who is looking for physical therapy this is the place to go.
Great experience! I went here for my knee that has been giving me issues for 8 months. I worked with multiple of the PT's there, though mainly with Krista (who is AWESOME!) No matter who I worked with, the care was phenomenal. I loved the easy-going social atmosphere along with the needed care. I hope I don't have to go back, but if I do get injured again, I would definitely come back here!
I have received physical therapy from Forever Fit for several different issues. Each time the issue has been accurately diagnosed and ultimately resolved in a timely manner with the knowledgeable therapy from both the physical therapists and the PT techs. All the staff at the practice are professional and friendly with a high degree of customer service. It is well managed and provides excellent physical therapy while being respectful of your time with all appointments taken as scheduled. I highly recommend Forever Fit.
Arthritic hip feels so much better When I finally went to my ortho for my aching hip and back I thought I would be getting a hip transplant very soon. He recommended Forever Fit for physical therapy. Best move ever. It took a few sessions before I started to notice improvement. Dr. Ciara Pickles would coordinate each workout based on questioning me about progress, pain and mobility since our last session and also on my home workouts she prescribed. After a few sessions improvement became more noticeable. After 12 sessions I have been on my own for over a month now and know to reduce pain and increase mobility I have to follow the workouts she prescribed for me. So much better at this point in my life than a replacement. Thanks to Ciara and Forever Fit
It really help me alot and I will recommend forever fit physical therapy to everybody
Thanks to Dwight and the other folks at Forever Fit, I'm well on my way to a full recovery from my injury. Dwight was a great PT, very informative and understanding. I've been to a lot of PT's and this was definitely one of my best experiences yet. Without a doubt would recommend Forever Fit!
Last summer I developed a pinched nerve in my leg which was very debilitating. I could barely walk. My doctor recommended physical therapy and after asking friends about their experiences there, Forever Fit was the obvious choice. Having never been to a physical therapist before, I did not know exactly what to expect. Erika immediately put me at ease by explaining how pt works and what we would be doing for the next several weeks. I was very impressed with her vast range of knowledge and her pleasant personality and really enjoyed my sessions with her. In addition to the traditional treatments to build up my core strength and balance, I also received dry needling which turned out to be the best thing ever. It relieved the pain and allowed me to move normally again. It has now been six months since I completed my program and I continue to work on the things Erika taught me. I really appreciate everything you did for me. Count me as your biggest fan.
Great Service All Around
From the first time I walked into the facility at Forever Fit, I was impressed.It was a quiet, warm, and friendly place. I was assigned to Nelson, and he was fabalous!! He diagnosed the issue that was causing my pain right away! I had a Piriformis Syndrome . He instructed me very well as to what exercises would help and watched me closely to be sure I was doing them correctly. I had been experiencing pain in my hip for 8 months. After 9 visits my pain was almost gone.I am on my own now continuing to do the exercises at home. I expect a complete recovery.
Excellent and knowledeable care!
Lala Cho and the entire staff at Forever Fit are caring, friendly and very knowledgeable regarding many kinds of treatment. I've had a great experience with the women's health care for pelvic issues. Would recommend to anyone needing any type of physical therapy.
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