FYZICAL St. Petersburg
Christy Whitehurst General Manager General Manager
My name is Christy and I am the General Manager at Fyzical & Balance Centers. I was raised in Richmond Virginia and went to college at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I played basketball in college and earned a B.A in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. I have several years of experience working within the intricacies of people and business management. In my role at Fyzical, I manage and lead our team as well as provide the highest quality of care in the Physical Therapy industry. I strongly believe in the power of positive thinking in the workplace and strive to bring that into Fyzical each and every day. I aim to regularly check in with my employees to ensure internal wellness and an overall everyday happiness. A saying that motivates me everyday is “Happy employees equal happy clients”. I love my job and the cheerful employees surrounding me everyday! Outside of work, I enjoy spending quality time with my loved ones, but also can be found at the poker table.
Kelsey Belmont Billing Manager Billing Manager
My name is Kelsey and I have been with Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers for 10 years. I started off as a rehab technician and continued to grow with the company and eventually got into more of the insurance and billing side of things. I then decided to go to medical billing school at HCC which is what led me into the position I’m in now, Billing Manager. I have been doing the billing for Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers for the last 4 years and continue to learn and grow with this ever-changing industry.
I am a Florida native who grew up in the Largo area but have lived in Tampa for the last 7 years. My husband and I are proud parents to two rescue dogs who we love to spend all our time with. When I’m not working, I love to workout, hang out in the sunshine, cook, and travel, especially to our countries National Parks!
Michelle Sherwood Physician Liaison Physician Liaison/Nutraceutical Consultant
My name is Michelle Sherwood and I am the Fyzician Liaison and the Nutraceutical and Weight loss Consultant at Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center. I have been working for Fyzical for 5 months and have loved every second of it. I grew up in St. Petersburg and graduated from Osceola High School. Immediately after graduating high school, I pursued a career in the beauty industry. I worked in Belleair doing nails for 29 years and made life long friendships with my clients that I truly cherish to this day. I’ve been married to my husband Doug for 29 years, and we have two awesome children Cody, 25 and Rylee, 23.
Soon after we had children is when I discovered my passion for wellness. It was important to me when raising my kids to encourage a healthy diet, vitamin intake and exercising regularly. Building my family’s immune system was extremely important to me and I believe it helped keep doctor visits to a minimum. Three years ago, I discovered Nutrametrix and found their passion and goals to be very similar to mine. I wanted to be involved in their mission in providing wellness to Health Professionals for recommendation to their patients. Their goal to reach people through their health professionals was something I was ready to be apart of. Soon after I started working with Nutrametrix is when I met Tara. She had a passion for encouraging a healthy lifestyle for her patients and that is when I started working with her on Nutrametrix.
About a year later, I started working for Tara and have never been happier. I do miss my clients but have enjoyed the journey life has taken me on. I truly love working for a company that shares the same passion as I do! While working at Fyzical, one of my goals i've set for myself is to spread awareness to people and Doctors about Fyzical, and how they lead the market in physical therapy and overall health. I tend to find myself working a lot, but do try to spend as much time as I can with family and friends. I love animals and would love to have a farm full of animals if I could! I hope to one day retire and spend my time traveling with family and friends! If you see me in the clinic, make sure you say hello!
Sarah Hoffman Customer Care Specialist/Billing
Hey all! My name is Sarah Hoffman and I’ve been fortunate to be a part of the Fyzical family for almost 3 years now. I am a CCS, I’ve cross trained to Tech, and now I’m helping in the billing department! I can’t begin to explain how much I have learned and grown since starting here. I am thankful every day for the family I have obtained and for the amazing patients I get to meet. I’m currently a full time student at SPC on top of work, my dog and my boyfriend along with our love for the outdoors keeps me VERY busy. Although I’m not sure what I’m going to school for quite yet, I KNOW that I want to help others. Fyzical has opened many doors for me and definitely keeps me on my toes. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!!
Tricia Trinque Physical Therapist MPT/MHE
Tonya McLean Physical Therapist MPT
Tonya McLean is a Physical Therapist at FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center of St Petersburg and has worked at this location for over 13 years. She is a native of Michigan and graduated with a BA degree with a double major in Psychology and Communications before continuing her education at University of South Florida, Tampa, earning her Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 2005. Tonya chose Physical Therapy as a profession as she has always been active and interested in sports, fitness and learning about the human body, as well as having a strong desire to help people. Ouside of the clinic Tonya enjoys playing volleyball at the beach and spending time with her friends and family.
Quote: Regret Nothing. Make No Excuses. Work Hard, Play Harder. Live. Love.Laugh.
Concentrations: Orthopedics, TMJ, Balance and Vestibular, Postural Restoration
Shalane Davis Physical Therapy Assistant PTA
Shay Davis is a PTA who has worked at FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center of St Petersburg for 6 years following an internship at this facility just prior to graduating from St Pete College. Shay spent a decade and a half in the Financial Service Sector before changing careers and returning to school at SPC to become a PTA. Shay enjoys working out and being active and spending time with her daughter, Faith.
Concentrations: Orhopedics, Balance and Vestibular, Postural Restoration, Lymphedema, Pelvic Dysfunction & Incontinence
Laura Briggs Physical Therapist MPT