Our Team

Our highly skilled team of experts are prepared and eager to assist you in achieving your ultimate fitness, health and wellness goals to get you back to enjoying your life to its fullest capacity! We are looking forward to meeting and treating you as part of the Beachside Physical Therapy family!

Indiatlantic

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Sharon Hope Winters – PTA, LMT, Advanced Cert. Pilates Instructor

Sharon has been involved with human health since 2003 when she took a five month sabbatical and traveled on a hospital ship through Europe and into Africa. From there she returned to the states with a passion to help others! She continued focus in the health care field and has completed her Bachelors in Health Care Management, Associates in Physical Therapy, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and an Advanced Certified Pilates Instructor. Sharon continues to develop her Physical Therapy knowledge through the Institute of Physical Art. She treats her patients as a whole unit with focus on base of support, body alignment, lumbar protective mechanism, and weight shifting and weight acceptance. Sharon is dedicated to providing high-quality physical therapy and wellness services to empower patients to reach optimal health and well-being. She treats massage and Pilates clients as well as physical therapy patients at the Indialantic clinic. Sharon continues to expand her therapeutic abilities and is completing her masters in Occupational Therapy. She strives to provide the most holistic approach to enable patients to live a more happy, meaningful life!

Pamela-Viarengo

Pamela Viarengo – BHS, PTA, ACSM, NSCA, Certified Graston Practioner

Pamela brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, she’s been a member of the Beachside Physical Therapy team since 2002. She graduated with honors in 1985 from Broward Community College with a degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.  Pamela further her education and acquired a bachelors degree from Florida Atlantic University in Health Services Administration,1987.  Pamela’s patients love her relationships building skills and the one on one attention they receive. This is evident by the number of repeat patients and the patients who continually seek her out for treatment. Pamela speaks conversational Spanish and is a great asset to the Beachside Physical Therapy team.

Laura-Straut

Laura Straut – PT, DPT, CKTP

Laura was born and raised in West Virginia.  She attended Grove City College just north of Pittsburgh, PA to earn her degree in Molecular Biology.  She then married her high school sweetheart and moved to Fort Lauderdale where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University.   Laura has been living in Melbourne since 2012 and absolutely loves it.  She loves spending time with her husband and young son enjoying the zoo, beaches, and sunshine.   Laura is certified in the application of kinesiotape.  Laura enjoys treating all variety of injuries and conditions, but her favorite joint to treat is the shoulder because of its complexity.

Janelle-Biele

Janelle Biele – PT, DPT

Dr. Janelle Biele earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Stockton University in New Jersey. She has been working as a Physical Therapist since 2005.  She enjoys working with and has vast knowledge in all types of orthopedic injuries as well as post-ops, lymphedema, vestibular and neurological disorders. Her specialties include, certified lymphedema therapist from The Academy of Lymphatic Studies as well as LSVT BIG “Think Big” program for Parkinson’s Disease.

Indian Harbour Beach

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Vennita Waldrop – BSPT

Vennita Waldrop earned her Physical Therapy degree from the University of South Alabama.   She has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1995, began her service to Beachside Therapy in 2014.   Vennita has a wide range of rehabilitation experience; geriatric, pediatric, Acute care, subacute, orthopedic, and neurological.  She offers bilingual proficiency in Spanish and basic sign language skills.  She has training and years of working experience for spine rehabilitation, Vestibular conditions, CKTP (certified Kinesio taping practitioner), and soft tissue Grastron trained.  She is deeply committed to delivering quality care and achieving superior patient outcomes.  Vennita is a mother of five sons, two daughters in laws, and eight grandchildren. She is a devoted Christian and loves to sing and play her guitar for the children at church.  She also enjoys a variety of sports including surfing, hiking, tennis, and jogging.   She is presently happy to be a part of a great team at Beachside Therapy.

Cori-Broedling

Cori Broedling – PTA

Cori graduated from the University of South Florida in 1992 with a B.S. in Wellness Administration/Exercise Physiology.  She ran a corporate wellness program for 2 years.  She then earned a massage certification from Florida Institute of Massage Therapy in 1996 and continued her education by obtaining a Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Polk Community College.  She worked in orthopedic and home health physical therapy specializing in manual therapy for 17 years in Denver, Colorado.  She also had a medical massage practice in Colorado for 13 years.  Cori specializes in chronic pain, trauma, motor vehicle accidents and orthopedic dysfunctions associated with disorders of the myofascial system.

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Honor Murphy – BSPT

Honor graduated from Temple University, Cum Laude. She was a member of Temple University Gymnastics team from 1983-19887.   She has been a Physical Therapist for 29 years serving in various sports medicine and orthopedic settings in Maryland and Florida.  She has faithfully worked with BSPT for 15 years.  She has a special interest in working with gymnasts and dancers gaining  training as an intern at Eastside Dance Medicine, NY, NY.  She is Graston trained, MFR I and II trained, and uses a variety of muscle energy techniques (MET) to treat spine and pelvic pain. She is Pilates mat certified and Mckenzie trained, enabling her to integrate core stability instruction with MET and the Mckenzie technique to treat back and neck problems.  She has many years experience and truly enjoys working with all ages that have a variety of orthopedic problems.  She and her husband Patrick are the proud parents of 7 children.  In her spare time she can be found cooking in her kitchen, running, swimming, working out at the gym and watching her kids play sports.

Kevin Barney – PTA

Kevin Barney Graduated from Berkshire Community College with an AS in Physical Therapist Assistant in 1997. Started my career working with Health South as a staff clinician during that time ran an Industrial Rehabilitation program and worked with many elite and amatuer athelites and became certifited Sportsmetrics clinicin with the Cincinnati sports medicine Group. In 2002 became Site coordinator of the Melbourne office. In 2006 Graduated with a BS in Health Service Administration also during that time HealthSouth was in the transition to Select Physical Therapy and Opened a new Facility.. In 2008 became a staff clinician for Beachside Physical Therapy in the Indian Harbor office. In 2009 became the Director of the Indialantic office. In 2016 was named interim Director of the Beachside Indian Harbour Location.

Besides Managing two Clinics I enjoy running with my Wife in half Marathons and Coaching Little League baseball.

Peter-Renz

Peter Renz – DPT

Peter is a recent transplant to the Space Coast after a decade of visiting family in the area. Originally from Rhode Island, Peter moved to Washington, DC to attend Georgetown University. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Peter worked the next decade as a project manager and team leader for a Fortune 500 company helping federal and state government clients find solutions to public health and environmental challenges. Wanting to work in a field that resulted in more immediate and meaningful change, Peter left the consulting world behind to become a PT. Peter attended The George Washington University, graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Peter is an avid sports fan and in his spare time, he enjoys rooting for the NY Giants and Georgetown Hoyas as well as spending time with his wife Michelle, his daughter Gianna, and Miles, the dog.

Palm Bay

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Heather Stites – DPT, ATC

Heather was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida where she was involved in gymnastics and competitive cheerleading through college. She fell in love with the East Coast at a young age and moved to Rockledge, Florida after graduating from the University of South Florida with her bachelors degree in Athletic Training. She then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Central Florida. Through her schooling, her passion grew to promote wellness and help others to improve their quality of life. For helping others is about both the big things – the job we do, and the small things – the way we are with people. Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, landscaping, crafting, and going on adventures with friends and family. “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Cody-Zaleski

Cody Zaleski – PTA

Cody was born in Milwaukee, WI but has lived in Florida for the past 30 years. In 2013 he was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force to pursue a career in health care. In 2016 Cody graduated from Herzing University in Orlando, FL earning his Associate of Science in PTA. He has a passion for manual therapy and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Manual Therapist.

Ivanova-Parguian

Ivanova Parguian – DPT

A wife. A mother. Compassionate innovative treatment approaches for optimal results. Educational Background: Graduated 1998, B.S. in Physical Therapy, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Philippines. Experience in Orthopedic Rehab, Neuromuscular Techniques for patients with Neuropathy, Neurological Disorders and Strokes, GERIATRICS, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Fall prevention Programs for persons with Balance and Vestibular Disorders, Functional Exercise Prescription, Prescription and use of Physical Modalities, Manual Therapy (Myofascial release, Trigger Point, Joint Mobilization, Functional Release, Pain Relief through Biomechanical Correction, Soft tissue Mobilization, Muscle Energy Techniques).

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Paul-Jaszewski

Paul Jaszewski – PTA

Paul grew up on the outskirts of Milwaukee, WI, and comes from a large family, in which he and his twin are the last of 14 children. Yes, he is a Green Bay Packers fan… you’re kind of born into it when you’re from Wisconsin.  Paul moved to Florida in May of 2009 to start a new life, and met and dated his wife in Orlando. Before becoming a PTA, Paul was a Journeyman Plumber for 17 years. Paul was inspired to pursue a new career in Physical Therapy after seeing his wife become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He entered the PTA program at Seminole State College of Florida, and graduated in 2015. Changing careers was very challenging and intense, but Paul feels like it was well worth it and Physical Therapy is where he was meant to be.  Since Paul was a teenager he participated in various forms of Martial Arts, with Kung Fu being his favorite. Paul would like to take up Kung Fu again in the near future. Paul loves everything about the ocean, and much of his spare time involves going to the beach with his wife or going deep sea fishing when he feels adventurous. Paul also took sailing lessons when he moved to Florida, and would like to own his own sailboat some day.

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Dr. Eric Striegel – DPT, APTA Credentialed CI

Eric grew up in Clermont, FL, moved to Brevard county, and currently owns a home in Rockledge, FL.  Eric grew up playing sports including baseball, football, swimming, and long distance running.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at The Florida State University where he developed a passion for exercise, strength training, and rehabilitation.  He went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and manual therapy training from the University of St. Augustine in 2011.  He enjoys working with all types of patients and challenging them to meet their goals.  Eric is married to an amazing woman, and is a proud dad of two boys.  He enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, watching FSU football, going to the beach, DIY projects, and woodworking.

Melbourne

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Michelle Stevenson

Michelle is a Space Coast native, born and raised in Rockledge, FL. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and graduated as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Keiser University in Jacksonville, FL. Prior to joining the Beachside Physical Therapy team, Michelle worked as a home health care therapist in Brevard County.  Michelle’s future career goals include receiving her specialty certification in orthopedics and becoming an APTA Board Certified clinical instructor.

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Forest McDowell – DPT

Native Floridian graduated from the University of Florida with BS in Physical Therapy in 1980.  Worked at Winter Haven Hospital for 3 years and them moved to Melbourne to become the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Holmes Regional Medical Center in 1983.

1985 opened and co-owned South Brevard Physical Therapy providing out patient physical therapy to the Brevard county community, sports physical therapy outreach programs to 4 local High Schools, BCC (now Eastern Florida State College) and the Florida Institute of Technology.

South Brevard Physical Therapy was the first to organize free High school sport physicals along with a local physician group in Brevard County.

I studied and trained for 7 years and obtained certification in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 1987 from the Institute of Physical Therapy. At that time there were only 150 physical therapists in the country with this designation.  Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy is a form of physical therapy that has been and continues to be on the leading edge of evidence-based physical therapy.

In 1998 I was employed by HealthSouth Corp as Regional Clinical Coordinator teaching continuing education courses for physical therapists in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy throughout the southeastern US.

Returned to college and obtained my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine in 2006. I have worked in home care in Brevard County. Currently employed as Director of Operations for Beachside Physical Therapy.

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Sarah Middleton – DPT

Sarah is a central Florida native growing up in coastal Brevard County. She earned a B.S. in Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida, as well as a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Central Florida. Sarah’s future career goals include gaining a clinical specialization in orthopedics and becoming a certified clinical instructor.