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Sue Pundt, PT. received her Physical Therapy degree with honors from UF in 1994. Sue has had extensive post-graduate training and 26 years experience in rehabilitation of a variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic problems including soft tissue, spinal and peripheral joint dysfunction, sacroiliac dysmobility, head, neck and TMJ pain, lower extremity / foot problems, balance deficits, and problems related to posture and poor habitual movement patterns. Polestar – certified in Pilates in 2004, Sue has additional certification and training in Gyrokinesis and Gary Gray's functional approach. A long-distance cyclist and former runner herself, Sue specializes in lower extremity biomechanical training of athletic and fitness injuries in adults over 40. As a therapist at Balanced Body since 2003, Sue also has extensive experience in and enjoys working with the geriatric population.
Laura Byrne, PT. Received a B.S. in Biology from Denison University and her P.T.degree from the University of Pennsylvania. A physical therapist for 36 years, she has experience in a variety of settings, including neuro rehab, aquatic therapy, and sports medicine. She is certified in Polestar Pilates, Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis®. Laura uses these exercise systems, as well as associated equipment, to increase body awareness and improve balance, posture and function. She specializes in geriatrics and aquatic therapy and trains patients in the use of Exerstrider walking poles.
Santiago "Chagui" Casanova, P.T., B.S., has 34 years of experience as a physical therapist in a variety of outpatient settings, including orthopedics, neuro, geriatrics, aquatics, sports medicine and Pilates-based rehab. Having completed IPA (Institute of Physical Art) coursework toward Functional Manual Therapy Certification and Polestar Pilates certification, Chagui uses a functional neuromuscular approach to rehab in a Pilates environment. He is also trained in Tai Chi for balance and balance-related disorders. Chagui has studied the martial arts, including Aikido/Tai Chi for more than 35 years, giving him a base for high-level wellness and fitness training. At Balanced Body Chagui specializes in Geriatrics, as well as stroke, Parkinson's, and other neurological disorders.
Janice Dickhaus, P.T, is a highly experienced physical therapist who has treated patients for over 49 years in various settings since graduating from the University of Florida in 1971 with a BS degree in Physical Therapy. Over the years Janice has concentrated on spinal cord and brain injuries, then neurologic and orthopedic conditions and has practiced in both outpatient clinics and home health. Of particular interest to Janice are movement and myofascial disorders; and she has taken numerous continuing education courses in these areas. She also received certification in 2004 from Polestar Pilates in the use of Pilates techniques in rehabilitation. In the past Janice has participated in equestrian sports and was an avid runner and member of Florida Track Club.
Rina Luban 1has been a practicing physical therapist for 31 years, graduating from the University of Florida in 1989. She has predominantly worked in outpatient orthopedic settings, and had extensive training and experience with all orthopedic and neuromuscular disorders, as well as extensive experience working with Parkinson's patients. She is a certified ergonomist and Bones for Life instructor (applied Feldenkrais technique). She also has extensive post graduate training, including many manual therapy techniques, gait lab experience, and Pilates training. In addition, she was a lab instructor for many years, helping to educate other physical therapists in the Hesch Method of Treating the Sacroiliac Joint. Her expertise is best suited to helping people with poor body awareness, posture, motor control, and neuromuscular control as it applies to musculoskeletal pain and function.

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