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The Best Care:

The Physical Therapy staff at Palm Beach Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center is focused on providing you with the most recent evidence-based treatment interventions and personalized care you need to maximize your recovery.  For the physical therapy department you will be evaluated by a Board Certified Doctor of Physical Therapy to determine the best approach for your care. Whether returning to a sport or just getting back to your everyday activities we are here to get you better.  We will also get you on your own home exercise program upon discharge.

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (561) 841-0666

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Eric Wanner, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert DN Director of Physical Therapy

Eric Wanner, DPT received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. He currently has fifteen  publications. Dr. Wanner has presented at Florida Atlantic University College of Education and at the 2013 & 2014 Learn Green Conference & Expo at Dreyfoos School of Arts about “Take Initiative and Manage Stress.”

He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy.  He is also a Certified Clinical Instructor through the APTA, and wrote for the NPTE PTA exam. Dr. Wanner also wrestled at The Ohio State University before having to stop after his fourth knee surgery leading him to turn to Physical Therapy for his profession. He is currently the Director of the Physical Therapy Department at Palm Beach Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center.


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Emily Edwards PT, DPT

Emily Edwards, PT, DPT, received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL, prior to earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at The University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Having an athletic background competing as a Division I athlete in Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field at The University of Alabama and Florida State University, Emily has a passion for working with the competitive population, but also welcomes the opportunity to work with all types of patients. Emily is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is currently involved in the publication of a new edition therapeutic exercise textbook to further her professional knowledge. Born and raised in Fort Myers, FL, Emily thoroughly enjoys being outdoors, running, paddle-boarding, and fishing

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Ashley Manford PT, DPT

Ashley Manford, PT, DPT received her Bachelor of Science in health sciences at the University of South Florida  in Tampa, Florida and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Florida. Ashley has a strong passion for the profession of physical therapy and enjoys working with the orthopedic and sports medicine populations of all ages. Raised in Palm Coast FL, Ashley enjoys being outdoors with her dog Coco in her free time and going to the beach looking for shark teeth.


What should I wear to my Physical Therapy treatments? 

When coming to Palm Beach Sports Medicine for physical therapy, please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing like jogging pants with an elastic waist and an over-sized t-shirt or sweatshirt. You therapist needs to be able to easy access your area of injury, and you want to be comfortable during any therapy that involves range of motion. This goes for your footwear, too, especially if you have a lower limb or foot injury.

How many physical therapy treatments should I expect to receive? 

The type and number of physical therapy treatments you receive will depend upon your unique circumstances.  This will greatly depend on your condition and/or type of surgery.  The physical therapist that evaluates you will help determine this for you..

How long do the physical therapy treatments last each day?

Physical therapy sessions last approximately 30 minutes to one hour each depending upon the condition.

What should I expect when I come in for my treatment?

That depends on your rehabilitation and recovery goals. Every treatment plan is customized for each patient. Even patients who have similar goals may find their individual treatment plans varying based on each patient’s medical history, the extent of injury, and the current and anticipated levels of function. At Palm Beach Sports Medicine we will use various techniques to help each of our patients reach the greatest extent of recovery possible.

What should I do if I need to cancel my appointment for the day?

If you are unable to keep your scheduled physical therapy appointment at Palm Beach Sports Medicine, please give us a call at (561) 841-0666, even if it’s a last-minute cancellation. We will be happy to reschedule for another day or time.


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