About

Optimum PT and Sports Medicine (OPT) has been serving Loudoun County since 2008. What began as a solo practice has grown to include a dedicated team of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. We are committed to continued education and applying the latest knowledge, techniques and technology to our patient care.

Each therapist has their own style and techniques that they bring to patient treatments. We encourage you to schedule and work with whomever you feel most comfortable.

Our Providers

Ashley Border, DPT

Ashley Border, DPT, received her Doctor of Physical therapy degree at Marymount University, Arlington, VA, in 2016. She has been practicing primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting and greatly enjoys working with her patients on a personal level. She believes physical therapy is most effective when the plan of care is tailored to the individual’s goals and heavily incorporates education on body mechanics. Ashley enjoys hiking and hanging out outdoors in her free time.

Margo Lassiter, PT

Margo has worked in multiple settings including acute care, skilled nursing facilities, school settings, and outpatient rehabilitation. She graduated from Loma Linda University in Southern California and achieved her clinical specialist in Pediatrics while working at Memorial Medical Center of Long Beach, where she also often took students as a clinical instructor in acute orthopedics. Margo is fluent in Spanish, and was recently accepted into the transition program at Shenandoah University where she plans to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Vishakha Nabar, DPT

Vishakha received her master’s degree from San Francisco State University in 2009 and went on to work in New York City at an outpatient clinic. She also pursued her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2014 from Touro College of Health Sciences in Manhattan, New York. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her kids one year old son and four year old daughter. She loves traveling, hiking and trying different cuisines with her husband.

Kristina Wimer, DPT

Kristina received her bachelors and master’s degrees in Biology from James Madison University in 2009. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Shenandoah University in 2014. She has specialized in the outpatient orthopedic physical therapy setting since graduating and conferred a certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in 2018. In her free time, she loves outdoor activities and visiting local breweries.

Shelby Woods, DPT

Aaron Cottrill, LPTA

Aaron Cottrill, LPTA, is a graduate of the NVCC PTA program with a A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2015. He has experience working with adults in the outpatient and inpatient rehab settings prior to joining the OPT team. He appreciates learning about his patients to provide a client centered approach and building rapport to achieve their therapy goals. He enjoys using hands-on techniques with a mix of neuromuscular reeducation, and therapeutic exercises to provide variety to the session and achieve the best outcome. In his free time, Aaron enjoys spending time with his young family, kayaking and exploring his passion for cooking.

Nona Phelps, BA, LPTA

Nona has lived in Western Loudoun County for the past 15 years and has been practicing physical therapy in Purcellville for the last 13 years. Her clinical expertise is in outpatient Orthopaedics. She uses a hands-on approach with her patients to achieve optimal outcomes. Her specialties are in manual techniques and taping. Nona graduated from George Mason University and earned her A.A.S. in Physical Therapy from NOVA.

Cassandra Cottone, PTA

Cassandra received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at James Madison University in 2018 and received her Associate of Applied Science degree through the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Northern Virginia Community College in 2020.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and golden retriever named Auggie.

Anne Lowery, PTA

Anne has many years of experience treating a variety of orthopedic, sports injury, traumatic injury and post-operative patients. She also has experience treating patients in home health, skilled nursing facilities and acute care settings. Ann graduated from St. Petersburg College in Florida. She enjoys yoga, cycling and hiking.

A. Nicole Meravoglou, PTA,

Nicole brings clinical experience that includes outpatient therapy, acute care, aquatic therapy, and sports medicine. Nicole has numerous certifications in a variety of health and fitness fields that help her provide the best treatment for each individual patient. She is PTA graduate from Blue Ridge and earned a Bachelor of Science from West Virginia University’s School of Medicine with honors. Nicole is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her Husky, traveling, and being around the water.