"Striving to deliver the highest quality and the most skilled physical therapy services in Brevard County"
Meet the Team

PT Professionals Team
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Shauna Jacobs
Shauna Jacobs
DPT, MTC
Daryl Jacobs
Daryl Jacobs II
DPT, MTC, ATC
Nancy Figulski
Nancy Figulski
PT Cert. MDT
Shardae Clemens
Shardae Clemens
PTA
Laura Siviter
Laura Siviter
DPT
Juliana Bruner
Juliana Bruner
DPT
Shauna Jacobs, DPT, MTC

Shauna has been practicing in Brevard County as a physical therapist since August of 2001.  Shauna graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University (FSU) in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition and fitness.  While attending FSU, she was a member of the Florida State water ski team where she competed in trick skiing, slalom skiing and water ski jumping.   After completion of her Bachelor’s degree, she continued on to physical therapy school at the University of St. Augustine (USA).  Shauna graduated with honors with a Master’s Degree in 2001, and continued on to achieve her Doctorate degree in physical therapy later that same year.  She also achieved manual therapy certification upon completion of her education at St. Augustine.

Shauna began her career as a physical therapist in Melbourne shortly after graduation from USA.  During her career, she practiced as both a staff physical therapist and a physical therapy department manager for several years.  Although her background is heavily focused on orthopedics and manual therapy, she developed an interest in treating patients with dizziness and vertigo and took extended coursework to further her education in vertigo related dysfunction.   She has an impressive education and has achieved clinical excellence in her specialties.

Together with her husband, Shauna helped to form PT Professionals, LLC in 2006.  It had been a dream of hers to one day open a private practice physical therapy clinic that allowed her to utilize her manual therapy techniques and extensive clinical expertise in a personal and professional setting.

Since PT Professionals opened for business in 2007, Shauna has served as the primary insurance biller for the company and handles claims for all patients.  Having a physical therapist in the billing department is an added value from a compliance perspective.  As a physical therapist, she is able to understand and translate documentation from the providers to make sure that the billing and coding is correct.  She is also able to communicate with our team of physical therapists directly about their documentation to ensure proper and ethical processing of claims.  Additionally, she is able to speak with insurance companies directly to help minimize claim denials. 

Shauna is not currently involved directly with patient care and serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of PT Professionals.
Daryl Jacobs II, DPT, MTC, ATC

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.
Nancy Figulski, PT Cert. MDT

Nancy joined the PT Professionals staff in November 2013 after relocating from Connecticut to Brevard County. Nancy graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Hartford in 1998 with a Bachelors of Science degree in physical therapy.  She had also previously obtained a B.S. degree in 1981 from Southern Connecticut State University in microbiology and worked at Yale University in a research setting.

After she completed her professional education, she began her career as a staff physical therapist and site director in an outpatient orthopedic setting.  Nancy furthered her education by completing a rigorous program from the McKenzie Institute receiving her MDT certification for mechanical diagnosis and therapy of the spine in November 2005. Nancy went on to develop her skills and participated in an aquatic rehab program and also has over eight years of experience in the homecare setting, with emphasis on treating acute medical and chronic conditions in primarily a geriatric patient population.

Nancy has been very active in competitive bodybuilding in her past with notable accomplishments including 2-time ANBC CT state champion and in 1990 2nd place nationally in her height class. She has past certifications as a health fitness instructor form ACSM (Academy of Sports Medicine) and ACE (American Council on Exercise), and continues to enjoy weight training and hiking. She is also an avid gardener.
Juliana Bruner, DPT

Julie joined the PT Professionals team in 2016.  Julie is a Melbourne local, having graduated valedictorian from Eau Gallie High school, home of the Commodores. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, magna cum laude with a cumulative GPA of 3.86. She also earned a minor in psychology.  After graduation, she continued her professional education at the University of St. Augustine.  She earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and held a 3.85 GPA as she earned her graduate degree. 

Julie decided to become a physical therapist shortly after she graduated high school.  She had been very active in dance throughout her childhood, and was taking a ballet class in college that introduced her to functional anatomy. Intrigued, she began to research careers that would allow her to study movement of the musculoskeletal system and apply that knowledge to every day life. Shortly after that, a friend introduced her to physical therapy, and she decided to get a part-time job as an aide at a PT clinic to further investigate the field. It was at this job that she discovered she could combine her interest in movement with her love for people and make a positive impact on others' lives. Since then, she has had no doubt that physical therapy is the career she's meant to pursue. Her professional interests include working with orthopedic injuries, dance injuries, and balance disorders. She also enjoys working with kids of all ages.

Julie’s interests outside of her professional career include dancing, hiking, swimming, reading, and playing her violin. While in college, she was very active with a collegiate ministry called The Navigators, serving as a small group leader and community outreach coordinator. Her life's bucket list includes taking her therapy skills on at least one missions trip overseas. She also hopes to visit every state in the U.S. and every continent in the world at least once in her lifetime.
Laura Siviter, DPT

Laura joined the PT Professionals staff in 2016. She graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. She then attended physical therapy school and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT) from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences graduating with High Honors and a 3.92 GPA. She has also attended advanced manual therapy courses to further enhance her manual skills as she peruses her Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) in the upcoming year.

Laura has always been active in sports. She was a scholarship athlete at Stetson University and played competitively on their Division I tennis team. Through her time as a college athlete, she endured a number of injuries which gave her a firsthand appreciation of the benefit of skilled physical therapy. Her personal rehabilitation experiences helped shaped her ultimate career choice to become a physical therapist.

Laura continues to be an avid tennis player and has also added distance running to her favorite activities. She enjoys running half marathons and trail races to keep in shape and enjoys spending time outdoors.
Shardae Clemens, PTA

Shardae joined the PT Professionals staff in 2016.  Originally from Oklahoma, Shardae decided to become a Certified Nursing Assistant shortly after high school and fell in love with caring for geriatric patients. She spent 12 years providing services within the acute care, hospital, rehabilitation center, nursing home, and home health-care settings. She spent time not only caring for patients but also motivating them in their homes and helping them keep up with home exercise routines. During this time she learned to appreciate the functional benefits that physical therapy provided to her patients, and this experience ultimately led her to pursue a degree in physical therapy assisting.  She attended Herzing University and graduated with honors and a 3.89 GPA while earning an associates degree in Physical Therapy Assisting. 

Shardae has been active in coaching young athletes ages 8 -18, motivating, mentoring, and providing a positive atmosphere to develop teamwork in order to be competitive in the sport of softball.

In Shardae’s spare time she enjoys photography and watching her daughter play competitive travel softball.
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