C.h.o.o.s.e. Physical Therapy
The practice is owned and operated on site by Amy W. Welsh PT, MS, OCS, an Orthopedic Certified Specialist with 36 years experience in orthopedics and sports medicine. She has extensive experience with all types of orthopedic injuries with the practice seeing patients from 21 days old to 101 years young. She has extensive experience with baseball injuries, including previous work with rehabilitation of Philadelphia Phillies players. She has worked locally with softball players, with coaching and also teaching pitching to girls of all ages for fast pitch softball.
We have five other therapists on staff: Tracy McGowan DPT, MTC has 22 years experience and has a comprehensive background in orthopedics and sports medicine with a certification as a manual therapist. She has an interest in treating runners and dancers. She has had the opportunity to work with Broadway performers in the Tampa Bay area.
Joe Pawlik PT, ATC has 37 years experience in orthopedics and sports medicine and is a certified athletic trainer. He has an extensive background in manual techniques, with and without the use of tools, myofascial release, and exercise. He is a valued addition to our practice. He enjoys working with complicated and challenging patients including those with chronic pain.
Yvonne Schloegl MPT, COMT is a highly skilled manual therapist with 17 years experience and a manual therapy certification through MAPS ( Maitland-Austrialian Physiotherapy Seminars) Yvonne specialized in spinal care for the past 8 years practicing for two orthopedic spinal surgeons. She is fluent in German.
Lynn Bankston MSPT, is a highly skilled manual therapist with 20 years experience in orthopedics and sports medicine. She has a special interest in working with vestibular issues, amputees and equestrian riding challenges and injuries. She is piloting our injury prevention program and other educational programs for our patients. She is a certified health coach.
Catherine Buso has 21 years experience with a comprehensive background in exercise and manual techniques for soft tissue and joint dysfunction as well as vestibular and balance retraining. Her interests include working with cancer and osteoprorosis patients for improved posture and health. Her background includes a previous certification as a massage therapist and pilates instructor. She is Fluent in Spanish and conversational in French.
We are located in Pinellas County, in the Countryside section of Clearwater. We are within 15-20 minutes from New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Largo, Pinellas Park, Clearwater Beaches and closer for Palm Harbor, Eastlake, Dunedin and Safety Harbor.
What makes this practice unique is the level of professional experience within our staff, and our "hands on" professional and personal style. We work together, with a team approach to improve the lives of our patients and help them achieve their goals. We are always improving our skills, and learning through continuing education, and interaction with each other. We use effective techniques and current research to educate our patients in order to provide a good understanding along with "tools" to manage their current conditions. We try our best to understand what is important each patient, and with that in mind, benefits and risks of specific activities and or exercises, will be discussed in order to hasten recovery, prevent relapses and ultimately to maximize the potential for return to enjoyable activities.