Our Staff

 

Michael Hauser, MPT, CGFI

Michael received his Undergraduate Degree in Biology from Vanderbilt University and his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.  He has worked with a wide variety of populations ranging from neurological disorders to orthopaedic injuries.  His passion for golf has led him to develop programs that treat golf related injuries to golf specific conditioning programs for both amateur and professional golfers.  Michael is the only TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Level 3 Certified Medical Professional, who is also a scratch golfer, on the Treasure Coast.  Michael is a founding board member of the Indian River Golf Foundation and enjoys helping golfers of all abilities, achieve their potential.  Michael has completed continuing education courses in geriatric orthopaedics, foot biomechanics, manual therapy and myofascial release techniques to enhance his knowledge of the physical therapy profession.  He currently is pursuing his certification in orthopaedic manual therapy. In his free time, Michael enjoys everything with his family and anything golf related.

To E-mail Michael : michael@backinform.org

 

Shannon Hauser, MPT

Shannon received her Undergraduate Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Florida and her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. While at the University of Florida, she specialized in Athletic Training which required over 1500 hours of evaluating and treating sports related injuries.  She worked in the University of Florida training room and with local high schools.  She completed her athletic training internship with the Orlando Predators.  Shannon has enjoyed working with all ages including pediatrics.  She spent two years developing a therapeutic horseback riding program for children with disabilities on the Navajo Reservation in Shiprock, NM.  She has completed continuing education in positioning treatments for BPPV, manual therapy, cupping and geriatric therapeutic exercise. In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending her day at the beach and being with her family.

To E-mail Shannon :  shannon@backinform.org

Anja Molendijk, DPT

Anja received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in the Netherlands 27 years ago and her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver in 2010. Anja has worked with a variety of orthopedic patients as well as neuro. She has attended numerous continuing education courses with an emphasis on manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. She is certified in McKenzie Treatment ,Kinesio taping, dry needling and cupping. In her free time she likes  a variety of outdoor activities and traveling. 

To E-mail Anja : anja@backinform.org

 

Jennifer Cancio, Ph.D., PMA Certified Pilates Trainer

Jennifer has been teaching Pilates for over 10 years as a means of helping others acquire personal fitness, improve overall body conditioning and prevent injury.  In 2002 she completed her first of a series of Pilates certifications including a 500-hour training course under Master Trainer Marie-Jose Blom through Long Beach Dance Conditioning.  She recently relocated to Vero Beach from Tokyo, Japan, where she taught the Pilates method at her private studio to a variety of clients including university swimmers and professional dancers.

Jennifer specializes in customizing and designing individual exercise programs for clients recovering from injury or surgery as well as for the well-seasoned athlete who wishes to enhance sports performance.  Jennifer prides herself on her meticulous eye, attention to detail and creating exercise programs for people at all fitness levels.  She is certified under the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and continues to enhance her professional expertise by regularly attending training workshops throughout the year.

 

Pamela DeChelis, PTA

Pamela entered the world of physical therapy through the experiences of a fourteen year career in physical fitness. As a Certified Personal Trainer and group exercise instructor her certifications include Spin, Tabata, TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training for Rehabilitation, Balance/Stability /Fall Prevention, GRAVITY Training Systems, and Silver Sneakers Senior Programs. Pamela attended Indian River State College, the University of Florida and received her Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapist Assisting from South University. Born and raised in Indian River County, Pamela has a strong history of community involvement, personal friendships, and professional collaborations. She also works as a Certified Personal Trainer in private and public fitness centers locally and enjoys teaching Spin and Tabata classes. She is an avid runner and long distance cyclist and enjoys competing in Duathlon events.

 

Kayla Jones, PTA

Kayla received her Associate of Arts and her Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant from Indian River State College. She completed 1200 combined clinical hours in outpatient, acute, and pediatric settings. She is currently working toward her Bachelor's degree in Health Care Management at Indian River State College. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys paddle boarding, fishing, and spending time with her yellow Labrador!

Lindsey LaFlam, PTA

Lindsey is a graduate from Indian River State College. She received her Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant. She enjoys working in the outpatient setting and is currently completing her first year working in this setting. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and working out in the gym.

 

Melanie Moore, Receptionist / Office Manager

Melanie is a native of Vero Beach. She is a graduate of Vero Beach High School and attended Indian River Community College. She enjoys golfing, kayaking and singing in the church choir.

To E-mail Melanie :  melanie@backinform.org

 

Mike Gifford, LMT

Mike is originally from Tallahassee, Florida has enjoyed working and traveling in Yellowstone National Park, Colorado and Hawaii as a sous chef. He attended Daytona Beach State College and recieved a certificate in massage thereapy in 2008 and has not looked back since. He moved to Vero shortly after graduating and really enjoys this great beach side community, with its great resturaunts, wonderful beaches and great people.

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