Our Team

 

Paul Rouleau PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

paul.rouleau@optatherapy.com

Paul is co-owner of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Associates LLC which opened in October 2005.  He graduated with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 1994. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (http://www.abpts.org/home.aspx) , a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (https://aaompt.org) and is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (https://www.naiomt.com/). In 2018 he was mentored by Diane Lee in the Intergraded Systems Model (ISM) and is now a certified ISM practitioner (https://learnwithdianelee.com/).

He specializes in outpatient orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports medicine. Paul worked at the Watson Clinic – Center for Rehabilitative Medicine as senior therapist prior to opening his practice.  He is the clinician of choice for the athlete who is dealing with difficult or chronic conditions that have been recalcitrant to prior treatments. Paul is a certified clinical instructor and promotes his profession by mentoring fellow physical therapists.

Patricia Rouleau DPT, OCS

patti.rouleau@optatherapy.com

Patti is co-owner of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Associates LLC which opened in October 2005.  She is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist of Physical Therapy and certified in Strain Counterstrain.  She received her physical therapy education in 1994 at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada graduating with Distinction. In 2010, she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy through EIM Executive Management Program and continued on as a business development mentor in the program for several years.  She is a member of the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and currently serves as a key contact for her legislative member. She also serves on the Florida Southern College – School of Physical Therapy Advisory Committee and is an adjunct professor for the class “Administration for Physical Therapy” at the college. Her professional experience has focused on outpatient orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports medicine working at Watson Clinic – Center for Rehabilitative Medicine as lead physical therapist prior to opening her practice.  Patti continues to seek ongoing education and advancement of her skill set enjoying working with her clients to achieve their goals.

Christy Ryan DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT

christy.ryan@optatherapy.com

Christy earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of South Florida.  She is board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist of Physical Therapy.  She also received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 2008.  Christy has a strong interest in outpatient orthopedics, manual therapy and sports medicine.

Christy continues her pursuit of clinical excellence. She most recently earned her certification as a McKenzie practitioner, a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by practitioners and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. Christy is the only therapist in Polk County to be certified in the globally recognized McKenzie technique.

Amber Sullins

amber@optatherapy.com

Amber is the first smiling face you will see.  She is our office manager and  the person who will greet you, help you get scheduled, help you with insurance information and basically keep our office running smoothly.  She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science graduating in fall of 2020 from Polk State College.  She recently attended the national conference of the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association where she received advanced education and earned her  PPS Administrator’s Certificate through examination.  She is always happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Sydney Rayborn

Sydney is our rehab technician and also provides front desk support.  She is an avid soccer player and has a strong interest in physical therapy.  She graduated with her Bachelor in Health Science and is seeking to further her education by attending Physical Therapy School in the fall.