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OUR TEAM

DR. DEREK RASMUSSEN, OWNER, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, GTS

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Certified Athletic Trainer

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Graston Technique Specialist, GTS

Derek received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2016. Prior to that, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2013. Derek is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Derek is trained to treat all injuries and pathologies of the human body, as well as provide all individuals with strength and conditioning programs to reach optimal performance. Derek has been practicing Physical Therapy in Southwest Florida for over 2 years. Prior to that, Derek spent two years serving as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Florida Tarpons, an arena football league team in Fort Myers. Derek believes in working with each client to determine an individualized treatment plan to help the client meet their goals. His hands on approach, is focused on addressing the client’s current limitations, as well as prevention of future re-injury. In his free time, Derek enjoys living an active lifestyle which includes working out, playing basketball, and fishing.

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BENJAMIN LYONS, LAT, ATC, GT1, Cert. DN, CSCS

Licensed Athletic Trainer

Certified Athletic Trainer

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Graston Technique Provider, GT1

Certification in Dry Needling

 

Ben received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in 2015. While at FGCU, Ben had clinical rotations with the Minnesota Twins, Ave Maria University football and basketball teams, and Collier County High School athletics. Ben worked for Naples Community Hospital as an athletic trainer providing medical care for student athletes in the Collier County area. Ben has also provided medical coverage for various athletic sporting events such as Perfect Game Baseball, A-Sun Baseball tournament, and Football University.

 

Ben has a specialization in treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions experienced by athletes. He utilizes a multi-faceted approach to treat clients resolve their physical ailments and help them lead a healthier, more productive quality of life.

 

In his free time, Ben loves to stay active by playing beach volleyball and golfing.

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