Physical & Occupational Therapy

Monday - Friday: 7 am - 6 pm

 

CRM Phone: 863-680-7700
PTSM Phone: 863-607-3739

 

 

Watson Clinic offers comprehensive rehabilitation services from a multitude of providers who specialize in physical and occupational therapy.

In addition to treating an array of orthopaedic, sports-related, and neurologic injuries, our expert care team members hold advanced certifications in orthopaedics, hand therapy, wound care, lymphedema (fluid retention), manual therapy and vestibular rehabilitation. 

Our outreach programs include orthopaedic screenings as part of high school and collegiate physicals.

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapists are experienced in areas such as orthopaedics, neurology, wound care, hand therapy and lymphedema management. The Watson Clinic Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine center also offers some of the most advanced rehabilitation technologies in the field, including the Anti-Gravity Treadmill®.

The licensed and board-certified therapists can assist you when:

  • You have joint sprains, muscle strains, recovering from fractures or post operative procedures, or to avoid surgery altogether by restoring joint mobility and muscle strength.
  • Your neck or back hurts from a variety of causes such as trauma, posture and poor work station ergonomics.
  • You have wounds that are slow or difficult to heal.
  • You struggle to maintain balance for standing or walking, dizziness, or have had falls all resulting in loss functional mobility and independence.
  • You have extremity and trunk lymphedema (swelling) that limits mobility.
  • You have problems performing daily activities or exercise due to being deconditioned, medical ailments, strokes, accidents or injuries.

Fortunately, these and other issues can be addressed and corrected with physical therapy (PT).

A physical therapy regimen will include a variety of customized treatment options that work to maximize a patient’s return to functional and recreational activities.

Occupational Therapy
Living with a disability is never easy. And returning to life after an illness or injury can be a struggle. Physical limitations, pain and required changes in daily routines are just some of the things that might make it hard for people to do the tasks they need—and want—to do.

Occupational therapy (OT) can help both children and adults address these challenges and lead a more fulfilling life. And our OT department has an excellent track record of doing both.

Our therapists work with patients of all ages who face many different kinds of medical challenges that can affect their physical, mental, developmental or emotional well-being. Our certified hand therapist provides advanced knowledge to treat a variety of upper extremity and hand ailments.

The goal of OT is to make it easier for someone to function in everyday life. Our therapists might:

  • Make splints to protect a surgical repair or improve range of motion
  • Plan safe work tasks for someone with a back injury who is returning to a job
  • Come up with strategies for someone who has trouble managing doing their activities of daily living through exercise and training to promote functional independence and return to the previous level of function
  • Teach someone ways to conserve energy to improve ROM, strength, and endurance for optimal mobility and independence.
  • Train in protection and prevention of joint overuse

Each of our fully licensed occupational therapists help patients set goals and develop a plan for reaching those goals. Therapists also evaluate a person's progress to see if changes in the plan are necessary.

For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Watson Clinic CRM, please call 863-680-7700 and for Watson Clinic PTSM call 863-607-3739.

 Physical Therapists:

 
Betsy Anderson
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, BS, Athletic Training
  • Doctorate Degree: University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, DPT, Physical Therapy
  • Certification: Athletic Trainer

Michael Bonner
  • Undergraduate Degree: Cook College/Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, BS, Exercise Science & Sports Medicine
  • Masters Program: Touro College, Dix Hills, NY, MA, Physical Therapy
  • Certifications: American Board of Wound Management (ABWM), Certified Wound Care Specialist

Randi Bonner
Randi Bonner, PT, CLT, LANA
  • Undergraduate Degree: Beaver College, PA, BA, Biological Sciences
  • Masters Program: Touro College, Dix Hills, NY, MA, Physical Therapy
  • Certifications: Lymphedema Therapy, Lymphology Association of Northern America (LANA) Therapy

    Cynthia B. Cinquanti
    Cynthia B. Cinquanti, PT, MPT
    • Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, BS, Exercise & Sport Sciences
    • Masters Program: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, MS, Physical Therapy
    • Certification: Athletic Trainer

      Julienne Yuchan Melanio
      Julienne Yuchan Melanio, PT
      • Undergraduate Degree: Stillman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines, BS, Physical Therapy

        Jennifer L. Patterson
        Jennifer L. Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CCI
        • Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, BS, Nutritional Sciences
        • Doctorate Degree: University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL, DPT, Physical Therapy
        • Certifications: Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Manual Therapy, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CCI)

          Helen Present
          Helen Present, MPT
          • Masters Program: Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, MPT, Physical Therapy

            Jack Ryals
            Jack Ryals, PT, OCS, CCI
            • Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, BS
            • Certifications: Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CCI)

              Crystal L. Sauer
              Crystal L. Sauer, PT, DPT, CCI
              • Undergraduate Degree: Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, BS
              • Doctorate Degree: University of South Florida, College of medicine, Tampa, FL, Doctorate of Physical Therapy
              • Certification: Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CCI)

                Esther Spence
                Esther Spence, PT
                • Undergraduate Degree: Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, BS, Biology
                • Masters Program: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, MS, Physical Therapy
                • Certification: Instructional Pilates

                  Helga Schlenger Vicent
                  Helga Schlenger Vicent, PT
                  • Undergraduate Degree: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, BS, Physical Therapy

                    Michael Ward
                    Michael Ward, PT, DPT
                    • Undergraduate Degree: Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, BS, Kinesiology - Exercise Science
                    • Doctorate Degree: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

                       Occupational Therapist:

                       
                      Robert Dean Johnson
                      Robert Dean Johnson, OT
                      • Undergraduate Degree: Mount Olive College, Mount Olive, NC, BS
                      • Undergraduate Degree: Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, LA, BS, Occupational Therapy
                      • Certification: Hand Therapy

                        Providers

                        Betsy A. Anderson, PT, DPT
                        Michael Bonner, PT, CWS
                        Randi Bonner, PT, CLT, LANA
                        Cynthia B. Cinquanti, MPT
                        Robert Dean Johnson, OT
                        Julienne Yuchan Melanio, PT
                        Jennifer L. Patterson, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CCI
                        Helen Present, MPT
                        Jack Ryals, PT, OCS, CCI
                        Crystal L. Sauer, PT, DPT, CCI
                        Esther Spence, PT
                        Helga Schlenger Vicent, PT
                        Michael Ward, PT, DPT