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
Eric Wanner, PT, DPT, OCS Director
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.
David Fielding, PTA
David Fielding PTA, received his AS Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Indian River State College. David is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Florida Physical Therapy Association. He has participated in various local charity events in support of Autism, Cystic Fibrosis, Breast Cancer, and the Wounded Warrior Foundation. A Florida local born and raised in Vero Beach, David enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle. His hobbies include working out, surfing, free-diving, and spearfishing.
Dak Adamson, DPT
Dak Adamson DPT, received his Bachelor of Arts in Evolutionary Anthropology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Dr. Adamson was a wrestler at Duke University but had to retire after his fourth shoulder surgery. Having gone through the surgeries and physical therapy after lead him to pursue a career as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Spencer Shore, DPT
Spencer Shore DPT, received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Manchester University in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has professionally presented at the Great Lakes Athletic Training Association annual conference on the topic of manual therapy techniques for the rehabilitation of foot and ankle pathology. He enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities, and likes the relationships he gets to build with patients.
Spencer became interested in physical therapy after interacting with the profession at a young age through his uncle, who is also a physical therapist.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.