Physical Therapy


The Orthopaedic Center of Vero Beach Physical Therapy department specializes in orthopaedics, geriatrics, sports medicine and total joint replacement. Our therapy department is conveniently located within our clinic location. Therefore we are able to provide our patients with continuous care - physician, therapist, and patient communication.

We look forward to providing patients with the most personalized physical therapy on the Treasure Coast.

Please contact us to set up an appointment. Outside referrals are encouraged and accepted.

Our Mission

The mission of your physical therapist is to provide patients with personalized physical therapy unique to each individual's specific condition in order to restore, maintain and enhance a high quality of life.

Perfect Form

The ancient Greeks marveled at the magnificence of the nautilus shell. A symbol of perfect form, sophisticated symmetry and effortless motion, the nautilus shell is a small miracle of nature.

At The Orthopaedic Center of Vero Beach, we marvel at the greatest miracle of nature - the human body.

With its unique form, consummate symmetry and precise motion, the human body is an intricate and elaborate creation. Specializing in proactive, functional physical therapy, we are committed to restoring, maintaining and enhancing your functional capacity.

Surround Yourself with Health


Your return to optimal health begins when you walk through the door. Our practice is surrounded by state-of-the-art equipment and a facility that promotes well-being.

Our clinical expertise offers a variety of techniques and treatments to bring you maximum benefits. Employing the healing powers of exercise, massage, and the appropriate modalities, your physical therapy program will be designed to meet your specific needs.

At The Orthopaedic Center of Vero Beach, we focus on your individual treatment goals and timelines. Your progress is tracked and quantified through the use of leading-edge Med-X and Biodex equipment, which provides instant visual feedback on your strength, stability and progress. By witnessing your own improvement, you enjoy a heightened sense of accomplishment and experience a more satisfying return to optimal health.


Our Specialties

  • Sports-Related Injuries
  • Functional Retraining
  • Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics Pediatrics
  • Postural Education
  • Ergonomic Consulting
  • Injury Prevention
  • Women's Health
  • Wellness Programs
  • Balance Training

You make us unique...

Our unique approach to physical therapy begins with concern for you as an individual.

Whether recovering from surgery, an injury, or seeking to enhance your performance, our priority is to give you the individualized care needed to help reach your goals. We believe in maintaining a one-on-one relationship with you every step of the way.

Our hands-on, personal style means you'll be in the constant care of our professional team of licensed physical therapists. We'll perform an in-depth evaluation of your condition and develop a customized treatment program suited to your specific needs. You'll be actively involved in your therapy and will gain knowledge and confidence in restoring and maintaining your highest level of physical activity.


Physical Therapy Staff

Michael J. Andaya, PT

Michael Andaya was awarded the degree Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Fatima College of Physical Therapy in 1995. He has worked in acute and sub-acute Physical Therapy settings and has experience in treating a variety of neurological, orthopaedic and medical-surgical conditions. Michael joined our physical therapy team in September of 2011.


Patricia Burgener, PT

Patricia Burgegraduated from Lynn University in 1994 with her Physical Therapy Assistant degree. In 2002, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. For the past 22 years, her primary area of specialty has been outpatient Orthopaedics, however she has experience with pediatrics, aquatic therapy and rehabilitation as well as neurological conditions. She currently holds a professional certification affiliated with the McKenzie Institute as a certified practitioner in the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine. Patti and her family have been residents of Vero Beach since 2013 which is when she joined the team at OCVB.


Sharon Hall, PT

Sharon Hall is a Florida licensed Physical Therapist who graduated from University of Texas South Western Medical Center at Dallas. Sharon has served the Physical Therapy profession for over 25 years in a variety of different settings. She began her career at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas where she gained extensive experience in orthopaedic, neurologic, and wound care. After relocating to Savannah, GA, Sharon broadened her experience base in the area of subacute rehab and home health Physical Therapy, eventually being promoted to Director of Physical Therapy. She continued working with the same company when transferred to Atlanta, GA. She remained with the company until relocating to her home state of Florida, settling with her family in Sebastian, FL. Since being in Sebastian, Sharon has continued practicing both in the hospital and outpatient settings. She was instrumental in helping build a thriving outpatient clinic in Sebastian, FL, treating an array of different diagnosis. Sharon is very excited about joining Orthopaedic Center of Vero Beach as of October 2016. She enjoys treating a wide range of diagnosis, especially orthopaedic. She is passionate about her patients, and finds joy in helping them reach their maximal lifestyle potentials. She encourages the patient to participate in their goals and plan of care.


Rebbecca Kuchar, PTA

Rebbecca Kuchar graduated from IRCC in 2001 with a degree as a physical therapist assistant. She has worked in a variety of settings including skilled nursing, rehab, acute, trauma and outpatient. Rebbecca has been part of the OCVB team since 2012.