Daryl Jacobs, PT, DPT, ATC
Manual Therapy Certified
Daryl has been practicing as a physical therapist in Brevard County since August of 2001. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of West Alabama (UWA) in 1999 and graduated Magna Cum Laude in athletic training and sports medicine. While in pursuit of his degree, Daryl was fortunate enough to train under one of the most respected athletic trainers in the field, Dr. R.T. Floyd. It was during this portion of his education that he took a specific interest in sports medicine and sports related injuries.
During this time, Daryl was a scholarship athlete and played competitive NCAA college baseball for his school. Daryl was the first baseball scholarship athlete to complete the full time athletic training curriculum since the program's inception.
Daryl then attended the University of St. Augustine (USA) in St. Augustine, FL where he earned a Master's Degree and Doctorate degree. He furthered his education by achieving Manual Therapy Certification in 2001. At USA, Daryl was fortunate to learn from and interact with Stanley V. Paris, one of the most noted physical therapists in the profession.
During his clinical career, Daryl has taken courses in spinal manipulation and has focused mainly on orthopedics and sports medicine. He has been a professor at both the collegiate and graduate level in both orthopedics and anatomy and physiology. Daryl has worked with many professional athletes, particularly Major League Baseball players, and has helped them recover from various orthopedic injuries.
Daryl has been participating with high school sports medicine outreach programs for more than ten years. Daryl volunteers his time by providing sporting event coverage and assists with injury prevention and management, further strengthening the resources of the programs that he works with. He provides assistance for high school football, baseball, and basketball games. During the past ten years, Daryl has assisted with event coverage at Palm Bay High School, Melbourne High School, Melbourne Central Catholic High School and Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Daryl is currently assisting the Viera High School sports medicine team and is excited about the professional relationship that is forming with the school. Daryl is current a member of the Viera High School Quarterback Club and is an active sponsor of the football program.
Several years ago, Daryl developed an interest in the subject of compliance. A compliance program uses internal controls to efficiently monitor adherence to applicable statutes, regulations and Medicare federal health care requirements. Daryl had always believed that his interests would lie primarily in patient care, but there was a change of heart that began to become evident as he started taking courses and modifying the internal procedures of PT Professionals. The interest was strengthened as he attended seminars with keynote speakers that were noted compliance experts. Over the course of many years he modified the facility operations and began to encourage a particular style of documentation that exceeded acceptable standards and measures. He participates in small business groups and blogs that continuously discuss the changes in compliance. All team members at PT Professionals will readily admit that compliance is important in our facility, and ongoing education in the subject of compliance is part of our day to day operations.
It is because of this new-found interest in compliance that Daryl has stepped back from full time patient care. With regards to patient care, Daryl now functions primarily as the therapist that takes patients when our team of physical therapists have full schedules, giving patients more opportunity to be seen within a short time frame. It has taken quite a while for Daryl to find the courage and to find the right mixture of team members to allow this transition to the administrative side of the business to occur, but Daryl is very confident in our staff and feels that our patients are in good hands with any of our therapists. Daryl is still occasionally treating patients, but he has learned that he has equal enjoyment from treating patients and from keeping our facility in compliance with federal and state regulations.