The Team

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. Amanda Yu PT, DPT

Dr. Amanda Yu received both her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degrees from Boston University. She worked for several years in outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapy clinics treating patients of all ages and activity levels with a variety of conditions both musculoskeletal and neuromuscular. However, Dr. Yu quickly became frustrated with the conventional Physical Therapy industry, which is increasingly driven by patient visits and insurance caps, and one-size-fits-all systems. She wanted to instead focus on what Physical Therapy should be – quality care, treating patients as a whole person and not just an injury, and getting patients back to what they are passionate about – which is aligned with the values of Pinnacle Movement Performance.

By implementing a multi-faceted approach with both manual therapy techniques and exercises to help clients maximize their functional mobility, Dr. Yu is not only able to help her patients improve their athletic performance, but achieve their ultimate goal of getting back to the activities they enjoy most!

Dr. Yu has a passion for working with professional/recreational athletes and active individuals, including soccer, dance, football, baseball, skiing, track, volleyball, lacrosse, tennis, weight lifting, bodybuilding, and multiple martial arts.

Dr. Felipe Picado PT, DPT

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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