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.
Bryan Spillare, MPT
Bryan has worked primarily in outpatient Orthopedics; but has also practiced in hospital-based outpatient, acute care and sub-acute/rehab settings. He has had advanced training in manual therapy, orthopedics and spinal conditions. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia/VCU.
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.
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.
Kathy Harter, LPTA, CMT
Kathy Harter has been practicing physical therapy for 22 years and massage therapy for 15 years. Her experience has been primarily in outpatient settings treating patients from ages 10 to 80 plus years for varied diagnoses. She emphasizes patient education so they fully understand and comply with their treatment plan. Kathy instructs for posture, body mechanics and ergonomics. She has several years of experience treating patients in the water. She also provides rehab for canine family members.
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.
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.
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.
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.