Amy is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist with more than 38 years experience in orthopedics and sports medicine, evaluation, and treatment. She recently completed her manual certification through Maitland Australian Seminars ( MAPS). Her interests within physical therapy include adolescent sports medicine, spinal rehabilitation, women's issues including post-partum therapy, incontinence and pelvic asymmetries. She has been trained to create custom designed orthotics.
She has had experience with professional athletes by working locally with the Philadelphia Phillies. She has participated in the establishment and operation of several private practices both locally and in her home state of NJ, with an emphasis on orthopedics, sports medicine, and hand injuries.
Locally, she has worked at Hands Inc., Palm Harbor Physical therapy, Debra Dent Physical Therapy, Shires Physical Therapy, and the Florida Spine Institute. She has had teaching experience at the Philadelphia College of Pediatric Medicine, Temple University, College of Allied Health Professions, and locally at Saint Petersburg College in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and has been a guest lecturer at USFs Physical Therapy program in Tampa. She hosts educational workshops and seminars for personal trainers, along with community education programs in Pinellas County.
Her personal interests include coaching and giving private pitching lessons for fast pitch softball. Other interests include biking, playing golf, softball, exercise, kayaking, hiking, and playing with her puppy.
Megan’s professional journey towards becoming an innovative, patient-centered, value-based practitioner with a specialization in orthopedics began when she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her doctorate in physical therapy from Duke University in 2008. Immediately thereafter, she accepted a clinical faculty position at USF within the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, where she was employed for nearly 12 years. Throughout her tenure at USF, her primary efforts were devoted to patient care and teaching/mentoring responsibilities in the DPT program and at the post-professional education level within the orthopedic residency program. She focused her experience as an educator within the entry-level DPT curriculum within the clinical reasoning and musculoskeletal tracks with routine teaching responsibilities in the Musculoskeletal Clinical Problem Solving, Clinical Reasoning, and Movement Science courses. She became a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy in 2013, and is also a credentialed clinic instructor. Patient care has always been Megan’s deepest passion, and she takes great pride in her clinical practice approach, which centers around the principles of collaborative, individualized, patient-centered, evidence-based, compassionate care with a strong emphasis on manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, restoration of optimal movement patterns, and patient education. Her specific areas of clinical interest and established expertise include management of the running athlete, assessment of gait and faulty running mechanics, Pilates-based rehabilitation, evaluation and treatment of the performing arts patient population, and lower extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction. In her free time, she enjoys being active and outdoors. She is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with her family.
Dr. McGowan received her Bachelor of Science in 1992 from Iowa State University with high honors and received her Masters of Physical Therapy in 1994 from the University of Iowa at the top of her class. In 2002, Tracy became a Doctor of Physical Therapy and received her Manual Therapy Certification from the University of St. Augustine.
Working in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine since 1994, Dr. McGowan has had the opportunity to work with professional athletes from various sports, including football, baseball, soccer, golf, and wrestling. She has also had the pleasure of working backstage on Broadway performers that have traveled to the Tampa Bay area.
Dr. McGowan believes in providing quality care to her patients, and receives great satisfaction from helping her patients return to work, sports, and activities of daily living. Hobbies include running, dancing, playing with the dog, and being with her family.
- “The largest compliment my patients can give me is by referring their family and friends.”
Martin graduated Florida International University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011. During this time, he also worked as a Personal Fitness Trainer at the Coral Gables Fitness Center and LA Fitness. After graduating, he went on to work as a Physical Therapist at a few different locations before coming to C.H.O.O.S.E Physical Therapy.
Martin has an extensive background in health and fitness and maintains a number of licenses and certifications to be the best therapist possible. He has obtained his Kinematic Taping Certification, Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor, and maintains his Physical Therapy License. In addition to being a certified Physical Therapist, he is also fluent in Polish!
Martin is a family man with a wife and daughter. In his free time he enjoys going to the gym and relaxing with his family.
Cera graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree. She continued her education at UD obtaining her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She completed a sports certification program with Evidence in Motion in 2017. She became Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy in July 2018. Her unique experiences during the physical therapy program provide her with strong manual therapy skills, an appreciation for the importance of educating the community, and integrating research in practice.
She is also very passionate about research. She has published two poster presentations at APTA's Combined Sections Meeting on 3D motion capture data. She was published in Journal of Clinical Biomechanics with study titled "Three-dimensional hip and knee kinematics during walking, running and single-limb drop landing in females with and without genu-valgum". Her special interests include foot and ankle. Her independent study in her PT program focused on custom foot orthotics and gait analysis. Cera strives to integrate her knowledge of biomechanics, manual skills and design specific exercises in order to get patients back exceedingly well.
In her free time, she is avid runner and enjoys spending time with her husband and son.