about us

Chris Parrott, PT, DPT, LMT, EP-C, PES

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Chris received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Central Florida where he worked as a personal trainer and small group instructor. Before starting his DPT, Chris graduated with his B.S. in Exercise Science and became a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) through ACSM. He worked full-time as a personal trainer before his passion for injury prevention and rehabilitation led him to pursue a career in physical therapy. 

Chris has several specialty certifications including performance enhancement and Exercise is Medicine Credentialing. Additionally, he completed a massage therapy program at Orange Technical College where he advanced his skills in manual therapy. Chris has worked with a wide range of clientele ranging from collegiate athletes and active duty military to weight loss clients and older adults. Over the past 2 years, Chris has primarily worked with active duty military from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida as well as other active individuals with a specialty in barbell athletes. In his spare time, Chris loves going to the beach, kayaking, and binging YouTube videos about sailing!

Nick Schumacher, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, CSCS
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

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Nick graduated from Boston University as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2016. In 2017, Nick completed the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, where he received further training in the management of musculoskeletal injuries. He achieved Board Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) in 2018. In 2021, Nick furthered his sports-specific training by completing the Kaiser Permanente Sports & Manual Therapy Fellowship in Los Angeles and achieved Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) in 2022. In addition to his physical therapy training, Nick earned certification as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in 2014.

 

Nick has a particular interest working with tactical athletes (military, fire, and police), runners, weight lifters, and any other active individuals. He currently works primarily with active duty military from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL.

 

As a D1 collegiate runner and obstacle-course racer, Nick has suffered many injuries, which allow him to better relate with his active patients/clients.

Kathleen Palmer, PT, DPT, MS, PES
Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist

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Kathleen received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Central Florida where she also worked as a personal trainer, TRX trainer and spinning instructor. After completing her DPT Kathleen presented her plan for integrating the industries of health and fitness and was awarded the NASM Pursuit of Excellence award in 2016 which granted her a full scholarship to obtain her M.S. in Exercise Science through the California University of Pennsylvania.

Kathleen has several specialty certifications including performance enhancement and has worked with a wide range of clientele from Olympic athletes to general fitness and older adults. She received her board certification as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) in 2020. Her passion resonates with healthy aging and prevention, no matter what age. In her spare time, Kathleen loves going to the beach, bikingand scrolling through Instagram for puppy videos!