Meet the Team

Florida Movement Therapy Centers is recognized as South Florida’s leading provider of physical, occupational, speech and cognitive therapies specializing in balance and movement disorders. What started as an idea at the dining room table with only one patient, is now home to more than 60 professionals creating revolutionary results for its hundreds of patients from around the world. With locations in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Plantation, FLMTC sets the trend in innovative, one-on-one care.

Boca Raton

Michelle Ladato

Patient Care Coordinator

 

 

Kortnee Sindel

Physical Therapist, DPT | Clinic Manager

 

Favorite Quote:
“Keep moving forward.” – Ed Gray

 

Hailing from Nebraska, Kortnee received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University after deciding she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. It is the positive energy that the staff, patients and their families create that makes her job at FLMTC fun.

Chelsea Trimble

Occupational Therapist | Assistant Clinical Manager

 

Favorite Quote:
“The grass is greener where you water it.” - Neil Barringham

 

Degree(s): Masters degree in Occupational Therapy and Bachelor degree in Exercise Science
Certifications: N/A

 

Bio (background, what lead you to working at FLMTC):
Chelsea was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. She received her undergraduate degree from West Chester University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and graduated with her Masters in Occupational Therapy from The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. When she is not at FLMTC, she is either relaxing at the beach, snuggling with her cats/puppy , or working out!

 

What do you like best about treating patients:
My favorite thing about working with our patients is spending one-on-one time while forming meaningful relationships. Seeing them achieve their goals is truly gratifying!

Lisa Steinhardt

Physical Therapist

 

Lisa is from Long Island, New York and she received her BS in Health Science and MA in Physical Therapy from Touro College. She lived in New Jersey for 13 years with her husband and two children and then moved to Parkland, Florida. Lisa works in our Boca Raton clinic.

Omar Arguello

Physical Therapist Assistant

 

Favorite Quote:

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Gandhi

 

Omar was raised in Boca Raton, Florida where he continues to reside. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BS in Exercises Science and Health Promotion. He Became a Physical Therapist Assistant after graduating from Keiser University and was excited to become part of the FLMTC family.

Lorene Traczyk

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Favorite Quote:  “Live every day like its your last.”

 

Lori’s creativity has always been her strong suit in treating her patients.  Her compassion and caring also helps build a good foundation for her outstanding treatments.

Angie Giraldo

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Elaine Roy

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Favorite Quote: “Where you think it is, it ain’t!”

 

Elaine has an an Associates Degree as well as a Bachelors Degree. In addition to being a PTA, Elaine is a licensed Massage Therapist. She thinks out of the box in order to figure out the best course of action in solving her patient’s physical issues.

Phazon Gray

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Favorite Quote:  If you can’t fly, then run.  If you can’t run , then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl.  But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Phazon received both an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Science.  A Navy veteran with a fascination for anatomy and fitness, he has a passion for helping others.

David Figura

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Favorite quote: “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

 

Dave has an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences and is a Certified Personal Trainer.  In his free time he enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his two French Bulldogs.

Vanessa Huby

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

 

Favorite Quote:

“I love helping people get better and knowing that my work and dedication will help improve my patients quality of life.”

 

Vanessa Huby was born and raised in Peru but has been living in the US for 26 years. She is fluent in Spanish and English. Vanessa studied at Keiser University and has been working at Florida Movement Therapy Centers for 2 years.

Sierra Cardenas

Certified Occupation Therapist Assistant

 

Favorite Quote: “Do unto others s you would have them do unto you.”

 

Sierra received an Associate’s Degree of Applied Sciences in becoming a COTA.  Her high energy fuels her identity as a rambunctious individual that enjoys trail riding and cranking out discs.

Paige Tisa

Certified Occupation Therapist Assistant

 

Favorite Quote “If you do what you love, you never work a day in your life.”

 

Paige received her Bachelor of Social Work from FAU and followed it up with an OTA degree from Keiser university.  Her passion is working with the geriatric population because she enjoys hearing and learning from their life experiences.  A devout Yankees fan, she loves hanging with her dog, Brady, in her free time.

Amanda Prager, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Favorite Quote: “Believe you can, and your halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt

 

Amanda has a B.S. in Family and Child Services from FSU and a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from UCF. After getting certified in SPEAK OUT! And Loud Crowd through the Parkinson’s Foundation, she found her passion for working with adults with neurogenic disorders.

Boynton Beach

Luisa Montes de Oca

Patient Care Coordinator

 

Olivia Fuhr

Patient Care Coordinator

 

Savannah Jones

Physical Therapist | Assistant Clinic Manager

 

Favorite Quote:
“When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars” – unknown

 

Originally from Key West, Florida, Savannah pursued her dream to be a physical therapist in New York and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Daemen College. After working in New York City as a Physical Therapist, Savannah was ready to get back to her roots and away from the cold. She moved back to Florida to continue her career. Savannah’s favorite part of working at Florida Movement Therapy Centers is helping people and changing their lives for the better.

Karen Dewitt

Physical Therapist Assistant | Licensed Massage Therapist | Assistant Clinic Manager

 

Favorite Quote:

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” – Lao-Tze

 

Born in Colorado Springs, CO, Karen has been a Floridian since 1985. She graduated from South University as a Physical Therapist Assistant and Florida College of Natural Health as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Florida Movement Therapy Centers’ Boynton Beach clinic was fortunate to have Karen complete her internship there and stay on as a therapist and then Assistant Manager.

Katherine Kat MacNeal, DPT

Physical Therapist

 

Favorite Quote:

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” 

 

Kat received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. While receiving her undergraduate degree from Ole Miss, she ran cross country and track for the Rebels.

Rick Gue

Physical Therapist Assistant

 

Born in Haiti, Rick received his PTA degree from Keiser University.
He loves to workout and play video games with his 4 sisters.

Meredith Landers

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Favorite Quote:

“You miss 100% of the shots you dont take.” 

 

Originally from Michigan, Meredith moved to Florida where she received her PTA degree from South University and a BA in Psychology from USF. Her sports heart goes out to the Tampa Bay Lightning and she can be found at the beach on her days off.

Jeff Washburn

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Lorene Traczyk

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Favorite Quote:  “Live every day like its your last.”

 

Lori’s creativity has always been her strong suit in treating her patients.  Her compassion and caring also helps build a good foundation for her outstanding treatments.

Angie Girlado

Physical Therapist Assistant

 

Lori Weiser

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Favorite Quote: “Keep Moving.”

 

Lori has been a PTA since 1989 and loves the fact that she is able to work with her patients on a one on one basis at Florida Movement.

Katie Feintuch, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

 

Favorite Quote:

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” 

 

Katie was born in Boca Raton, FL but attended undergrad and graduate school in New York where she was awarded a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Touro College. She always had a passion to work with the geriatric and older adult population and learn from all of their life experiences.

Evelyn Montoya

Certified Occupation Therapist Assistant

 

Sophie Baker

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

 

Favorite Quote:

“Be willing to change because life wont stay the same.” 

 

Sophie received her degree from Keiser University. She enjoys traveling and being creative in trying new things to challenge herself. She embodies her belief that variety is the spice of life. Keep it spicy.

Danielle Dani Lemione

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

 

Favorite Quote:

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” 

 

Dani loves to exercise. Most weekends you can find her playing volleyball or just hanging at the beach.

Susan Levy

Speech Language Pathologist

 

Favorite Quote: “Wherever you go, there you are.”

 

Sue has a Masters Degree in Speech/Language Pathology and has been practicing Speech Therapy for over 23 years working primarily with neurologically impaired patients. Working with FLMTc for 12 years, Sue has been a big part of their success.  When no working, she can be found doting over her 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Jessie Barak MS, CCC-SLP

Assistant Clinical Manager

 

Emily Riel, MS, CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Palm Beach Gardens

Olivia Gingerich

Patient Care Coordinator

Gloria Threlkeld

Patient Care Coordinator

 

Amanda Backus

Physical Therapist

 

Favorite Quote:
"You'll never be bored when you try something new. There's really no limit to what you can do!" - Dr. Seuss

 

I graduated from The Ohio State University's top 10 DPT program and moved to Florida with my dog, Kado, to escape the cold and live close to my boyfriend. I was passionate about neurologic physical therapy and when I found FLMTC I knew it was the perfect fit because of their passion for patient care and the energy!

 

My favorite part of treating patients is seeing them grow and become excited about their new abilities.

Jessie Barak MS, CCC-SLP

Assistant Clinical Manager

 

Krista Stahl

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Lorene Traczyk

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Favorite Quote:  “Live every day like its your last.”

 

Lori’s creativity has always been her strong suit in treating her patients.  Her compassion and caring also helps build a good foundation for her outstanding treatments.

Lori Weiser

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Favorite Quote: “Keep Moving.”

 

Lori has been a PTA since 1989 and loves the fact that she is able to work with her patients on a one on one basis at Florida Movement.

Lindsay Moretz

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Montana Ryzuk, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Kirsten Bispott

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

 

Emily Riel, MS, CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Plantation

Brianna Evers

Patient Care Coordinator

 

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

Natasha was born and raised in Florida. She received her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of North Florida and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Florida.

Tucker Wrights DR OT, CPT, HMS

Occupational Therapist | Clinic Manager

 

Tucker is originally from Shippensburg, PA.  After graduating from Westchester University of Pennsylvania with a BS degree in Exercise Science, he continued on and graduated with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.  After graduating, Tucker made the big move to South Florida and joined the FLMTC team. Tucker lives in Ft. Lauderdale and along with being an Occupational Therapist, he is a Certified Personal Trainer.

Natasha Petrovich

Physical Therapist | Assistant Clinic Manager

 

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

Natasha was born and raised in Florida. She received her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of North Florida and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Florida.

Rachel Martin

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Favorite Quote: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” Fred DeVito

 

Rachel has a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from Florida A&M University and an Associate Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from Keiser University.  She enjoys art and gardening when she is not exercising or spending time with her family.

Phazon Gray

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Favorite Quote:  If you can’t fly, then run.  If you can’t run , then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl.  But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Phazon received both an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Science.  A Navy veteran with a fascination for anatomy and fitness, he has a passion for helping others.

Erica Hope

Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Favorite Quote: “I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.”  David Livingston

 

Erica graduated from FSU with a Masters of Science in Communication Science and Disorders,  Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, she enjoys the beach and working out when not with family and friends.

Home Therapy

Lisa Steinhardt

Physical Therapist

 

Lisa is from Long Island, New York and she received her BS in Health Science and MA in Physical Therapy from Touro College. She lived in New Jersey for 13 years with her husband and two children and then moved to Parkland, Florida. Lisa works in our Boca Raton clinic.

Phazon Gray

Physical Therapy Assistant

 

Favorite Quote:  If you can’t fly, then run.  If you can’t run , then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl.  But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Phazon received both an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Science.  A Navy veteran with a fascination for anatomy and fitness, he has a passion for helping others.

Emily Riel, MS, CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

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