Dr. Eric Otero PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Dr. Eric Otero is South Florida’s leading physical therapist who provides quality, safe, and cost-effective services to athletes and patients of all levels.
Dr. Otero founded Pinnacle Movement and Performance with the vision of helping active adults and athletes get back to the workouts/sports with the quality of care they deserve. The current healthcare system focuses on quantity or how many patients can be seen in a day versus how well are the services being rendered to the clients.
The needs of someone who is an active adult are much different than that of everyone else and simply “resting or stopping what you are doing”, is not a good enough answer. Our bodies are complex, and they deserve to be met with the attention to get down to the root causes of issues.
Having experience with professional and recreational athletes, Eric knows in order to get back to the things you love most and perform to the highest level as an athlete it takes someone who is dedicated to you. This is what Dr. Eric Otero firmly believes and what drives his practice with the client being his top priority.
Dr. Eric received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University and his Bachelor’s in Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida. Throughout Dr. Otero’s career, he has had the opportunity to work with many athletes/teams including the University of Maryland’s track and field team, Olympic athletes, and the USSSA Pride Professional softball team. Dr. Otero has also worked in a variety of orthopedic settings and specializes in treating musculoskeletal disorders, gait and balance disorders, and various neurological conditions.
Dr. Otero is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a certified Titleist Performance Institute level I golf fitness instructor, Certified in utilizing McKenzie Method for treating the lumbar spine, has received extensive training utilizing the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and administers the Graston technique to aid in treating musculoskeletal disorders. Most recently Dr. Otero became board-certified by the American Physical Therapy Association in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2019.
Dr. Vladimir Stojnic PT, DPT, CSCS
Dr Vladimir Stojnic’s desire to be more involved in the process of rehabilitative medicine steered him to Columbia University, where he graduated with a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. His long term involvement as well as passion for sports guided him towards earning Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification, which charged his engagement with the athletic population as well as art performers from various Broadway shows in New York City.
Vladimir utilizes manual therapy techniques in addition to corrective movement patterns and patient education, to improve his patients’ functionality and return to life without pain.
Being a big sports fan, he enjoys sharing his passion with family and friends. Moving south had allowed him to spend more time outdoors and enjoy Florida sunshine.
Moto: “Where there is a will, there is a way”
Dr. Felipe Picado PT, DPT, Dip. Osteopractic
Dr. Felipe Picado believes in patient-centered high quality of care in which the patient is given full attention through the entire treatment in combination with hands-on skilled services and functional therapeutic specific exercises. Dr. Picado attended the University of Central Florida where he received his bachelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science. Afterwards, he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences where he graduated with honors.
Dr. Picado has a diverse experience treating various musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and cardiopulmonary pathologies at the hospital, and patient’s homes. However, he specializes in orthopedics treating from a wide variety of injuries ranging from professional athletes to the geriatric population.
Currently Dr. Picado is completing his Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (AAMT). This prestigious training emphasizes specific training on spinal manipulation, dry needling, and differential diagnostic assessment of both orthopedic and neurological conditions.
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