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About Our Staff at Physiotherapy Works


 

 

Eric Mason, PT, CIDN

PT 16219

Eric graduated from the Manchester Royal Infirmary School of Physiotherapy and Victoria University of Manchester, UK in 1992. He has gained his clinical experience in both the UK and the United States.

He is a Florida Licensed Physical Therapist and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy UK. He is certified in Integrative Dry Needling.

He worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in Rakehead House in Burnley before moving to the USA. He travelled the USA with Physical Therapy for 2 years before becoming the Director of Physical Therapy for Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services, Inc in Southwest Florida. Eric moved to Orlando in 2000 where he developed the Physical Therapy program at the Center for Massage & Clinical Therapy, before opening Physiotherapy Works, LLC in August 2004. He was the official Physical Therapist for Womens professional football in Orlando for 10 years.

Eric uses his experience and skills in physical assessment, manipulative therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy for the rehabilitation of his patients. He specializes in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation. He has specific interest in the treatment and management of chronic pain, headaches, and geriatric rehabilitation. With his diverse experience he is able to integrate a variety of treatment approaches tailored to achieve the best results. Eric believes that truly successful treatment is based on a partnership between patients and their therapists.

 

 

Emma Mason, L.M.T.

MA 42422

Emma graduated from Central Florida School of Massage Therapy in 2004. Since graduation Emma has been very active in the massage therapy profession. She has been involved in standard setting for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Emma is a licensed massage therapist and is Certified in Medical Massage as well as Pregnancy Massage (Pre and Perinatal Massage). She practices medical massage, lymphatic drainage, Relaxation and Stress Reduction Massage as well as corporate Chair Massage. She is a Reiki Master and strongly believes that the combination of both manual therapy and energy work enhances the effectiveness of the treatments for her clients mind, body and soul. She has a passion for the outdoors and enjoyed various hobbies including horse riding, cycling, and motor sports.

Prior to massage Emma had a successful career in accounting, working as a Loans Accountant for the largest brewery in the UK, and Finance Supervisor for British travel company, MyTravel here in the USA. She finally acknowledged her desire for a more fulfilling career, when she attended Central Florida School of Massage Therapy in her hometown of Winter Park. She feels that the education was a wonderful experience as she gained both professional and personal growth. Massage Therapy has been a perfect opportunity for Emma to share her calming nature and healing energy with those in need.

 

 

Alyssa MacGeorge, DPT

PT 28469

 

Alyssa's first exposure and interest to the world of physical therapy occured after a knee injury sustained during a soccer game when she was a teenager. In 2010, she graduated with her Bachelors in Science in Health Science from the University of Florida. She then graduated from the University of Florida's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2013. Alyssa spent the first 5 years of her career in the outpatient setting of a local hospital system. Alyssa has been a team member of Physiotherapy Works in Waterford Lakes since March of 2018. Alyssa values a patient-centered approach during treatment to maximize each patient's function and enjoys making treatment sessions as fun as possible. Her clinical interests include orthopedics, joint replacements, and sports rehabilitation, but she truly enjoys treating a variety of diagnoses. Outside the clinic, Alyssa's interests include watching college football, traveling, photography, and hanging out with her husband, son, their two dogs, and their extended families.

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Anderson, DPT

PT 32314

 

Marcus earned a bachelors degree in pshycology from University of Central Florida, while also playing football at UCF. Marcus went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2016. Marcus believes in a patient and therapist collaborative approach to therapy, to help patient achieve their therapy goals. Marcus is Dry needling certified. Marcus enjoys coaching, working out, and spending time with his family when he is not treating patients.

 

 

Mary Sullivan PTA

PTA 940

 

 

Mary graduated Maria College in Albany NY with an associates degree in Physical Therapy. She has been practicing in Florida since 1983 in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing his and outpatient facilities. She brought her extensive experience to Physiotherapy Works in 2010 and is a valuable member of or team. Mary’s area of specially is in the development of exercises for patients with osteoporosis.

 

 

 

Bassill Itani, DPT

PT 34685

 

Bassill began his PT journey first by graduating with his bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences: Pre-clinical from the University of Central Florida. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marshall University located in the state of West Virginia in 2019. Bassill has experience working with a wide variety of patients from all ages including patients with neurological impairment, post-surgical, general orthopedics, and sports related injuries. Bassill uses his skills to perform thorough examinations, administer treatment sessions, perform balance and falls screenings, and educate his patients. He believes in a patient centered approach where he and his patients actively work together to achieve their goals from therapy. He loves to constantly challenge and motivate his patients of which includes coming up with creative exercises to help them achieve their individual goals.

 

 

 

Ernest Vargas, DPT

PT 35307

 

 

Ernest earned his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at the Florida Atlantic University. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Central Florida in 2019. Ernest's main objective in the clinical setting is to always incorporate patients' functional goals and needs above all else. He is versed in all fields of physical therapy and loves to expand on his knowledge to benefit both his patients and himself. Outside of the clinic, Ernest enjoys staying active and going on adventures with his loved ones.

 

 

 

Amanda Serani, DPT

PT 24074

 

 

Amanda graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005 from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a licensed physical therapist in the states of Florida and Ohio. She has been with Physiotherapy Works since 2008, and she has also worked in rehabilitation hospitals in Ohio and Arizona in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She is certified in the Neuro-IFRAH (Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation and Habilitation) approach for treating patients with stroke and traumatic brain injury. She also is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

She has been trained in a variety of treatment approaches and numerous physical therapy technologies. She specializes in both orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, and has special interests in treating the knee, lower back, and stroke/brain injury. She believes that educating each patient about his/her diagnosis, the role of physical therapy, posture/body mechanics, and home exercise programs is the key to the success of physical therapy treatment. She also believes that patients should be actively involved in their care from setting goals to participating in treatment.

Amanda became interested in physical therapy as a career in high school. She was a competitive gymnast and severely injured her knee. After surgery, she went through five months of physical therapy to get back to her normal activities. “My injury was a blessing in disguise. Although it ended my gymnastics career, it started my career in physical therapy. My physical therapist inspired me and helped me get my life back, and I want to do the same for my patients. I understand what my patients are going through because I have been through it.”

 

 

Sara Marie Mosqueda, PTA

PTA 29604

Sara Marie began her clinical experience in 2012 as a PT Aide, became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2014, graduating from Florida State College of Jacksonville, and became a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2019, graduating from Seminole State College of Florida. Sara is a former semi-professional cheerleader of three years and a former dance instructor of 5 years. Dance overall has taught her the importance of discipline, patience, awareness, wellness, and the art of guiding individuals with multiple skillsets walks of life, and learning patterns, which is essential in the physical therapy/rehab setting. Sara Marie recently earned the title of NASM Certified Personal Trainer in 2021 and plans to use her knowledge and passion for fitness, dance & wellness to create fitness classes that welcome anyone and everyone! Outside of the clinic, Sara Marie is most likely gaming! She loves playing video games and is a Podcast Host and Social Media Manager for a global “nerd” group.

 

Theresa Kraft, LMT

MA 31064

Theresa graduated from Florida collage of natural health in 1999 with her massage therapy. Being in the field for 21 years she specializes in chronic pain, prenatal massage, deep tissue, oncology Massage, NMT , Lomi Lomi and relaxation massage. When not massaging she enjoys spending with her family, reading and the beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PHYSIOTHERAPY WORKS, LLC does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by PHYSIOTHERAPY WORKS, LLC directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which PHYSIOTHERAPY WORKS, LLC arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

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