About Our Staff at Physiotherapy Works
Eric Mason, PT
Eric graduated from the Manchester Royal Infirmary School of Physiotherapy and Victoria University of Manchester, UK in 1992. He has gained his clinical experience in both the UK and the United States.
He is a Florida Licensed Physical Therapist and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy UK.
He worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in Rakehead House, a nationally renowned neurological rehabilitation unit in the UK. He was Director of Physical Therapy for Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services, Inc in Southwest Florida, before moving to Orlando where he developed the Physical Therapy program at the Center for Massage & Clinical Therapy, before opening Physiotherapy Works, LLC in August 2004.
He has been the official Physical Therapist for Women’s Football (I.W.F.L.) in Orlando since 2000, the clinic is frequented by players from the Orlando Mayhem where Eric uses his expertise in Sports Medicine to help get the players back into their game.
Eric uses his experience and skills in physical assessment, manipulative therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy for the rehabilitation of his patients. He specializes in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation. He has specific interest in the treatment and management of chronic pain, headaches, and geriatric rehabilitation. With his diverse experience he is able to integrate a variety of treatment approaches tailored to achieve the best results.
Eric believes that truly successful treatment is based on a partnership between patients and their therapists.
Emma Mason, L.M.T.
Emma graduated from Central Florida School of Massage Therapy in 2004. Since graduation Emma has been very active in the massage therapy profession. She has been involved in standard setting for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Emma is a licensed massage therapist and is Certified in Medical Massage as well as Pregnancy Massage (Pre and Perinatal Massage). She practices medical massage, lymphatic drainage, Relaxation and Stress Reduction Massage as well as corporate Chair Massage. She is a Reiki Master and strongly believes that the combination of both manual therapy and energy work enhances the effectiveness of the treatments for her clients mind, body and soul. She has a passion for the outdoors and enjoyed various hobbies including horse riding, cycling, and motor sports.
Prior to massage Emma had a successful career in accounting, working as a Loans Accountant for the largest brewery in the UK, and Finance Supervisor for British travel company, MyTravel here in the USA. She finally acknowledged her desire for a more fulfilling career, when she attended Central Florida School of Massage Therapy in her hometown of Winter Park. She feels that the education was a wonderful experience as she gained both professional and personal growth. Massage Therapy has been a perfect opportunity for Emma to share her calming nature and healing energy with those in need.
Alex Benjumea, L.M.T.
Alex graduated from Westside Tech in Ocoee, Central Florida's only state sponsored Massage therapy program in the spring of 2001. Alex has been practicing massage therapy in multi-disciplinary health care environments working alongside physical therapists, acupuncturists, and chiropractors for over 6 years. He has been employed by Physiotherapy Works since it's inception and has worked with founder Eric Mason for four and half years.
Continuing education in massage therapy has included 160 hrs of neuromuscular therapy (Certified in NMT American version), as well as, training in medical massage, myofascial spreading, physical modalities including electrical stimulation and ultrasound. Alex is also certified as a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). In May of 2000, Alex was attuned to master level in Modern Reiki. Since then he has been a practitioner of energy development arts and has attended seminars on Chinese energetic healing, Qi Gong and Brennan healing systems.
For fun and fitness, Alex enjoys a wide range of movement activities such as recreational volleyball, mixed martial arts and tai chi, as well as more conventional forms of conditioning, all with an emphasis on health and well being. " We live in a culture where it is possible to learn, practice, or at least, be exposed to a great variety of movement and therapeutic arts with all shades of intensities from the vigorous to the subtle, as well as, perspectives from the ancient to the modern. One of my goals in life is to empower individuals with an awareness of a healthy open minded, yet, critical exploration of knowledge, therapy and movement.".
Shawna Kent, LMT
Shawna gained valuable healthcare experience for eight years as a certified nursing assistant, activities director and exercise leader in central Florida nursing homes. In 1997 Shawna graduated from Reese Institute of Massage Therapy as a licensed massage therapist. Her clinical experience have been gained from her work in several different environments with various healthcare providers including orthopedic doctors, physical therapists, acupuncturists and chiropractors.
Shawna has an avid interest in fitness training, yoga, chi gong, fitness boxing and dance. In her pursuit to bring greater fulfillment to her life, Shawna's personal philosophy integrates her work as a healthcare provider with a growing awareness of our relationship to the environment and the creatures with which we share it.
Mary Sullivan PTA
Mary graduated Maria College in Albany NY with an associates degree in Physical Therapy. She has been practicing in Florida since 1983 in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing his and outpatient facilities. She brought her extensive experience to Physiotherapy Works in 2010 and is a valuable member of or Winter Park team. Mary’s area of specially is in the development of exercises for patients with osteoporosis.
Allison Neeley, DPT
Allison graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and is a licensed Florida Physical Therapist. Since graduating she has worked for Physiotherapy Works at the Winter Park location. Allison has an interest in manual and manipulative therapy and has taken various manual therapy courses to further her knowledge in this area. She enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. Allison's favorite part of her job is the skilled and knowledgeable staff she works with and the opportunity to help patient's to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.
Neil Westerlund DPT
Neil attended and graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in May of 2012 from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. He completed his clinical rotations at a local acute care hospital and in three orthopaedic clinics across Florida. Neil is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a member of the orthopaedic section. He has attended continuing education classes on evaluation and treatment of the spine and myofascial techniques. He is an avid tennis player and loves the outdoors. He looks forward to helping you accomplish your goals in physical therapy. Go Knights!
Sheree Scott, PTA
Sheree’ is licensed both as a physical therapist assistant and a massage therapy. Sheree’ graduated from The Florida State University in 2002 with a Bachelor in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine. Later in 2003 graduated from The National Personal Training Institute as a licensed Massage Therapist. Specialize in infant, prenatal, neuromuscular and medical massage. She graduated from Seminole State College in 2010 as a physical therapist assistant. Sheree’ since 2011 has worked at Seminole State College as an adjunct faculty assisting with orthopedics and neurological lab, preparing students for their clinical rotations. Sheree’ is the team therapist for her 11 years old nephew little league football team. Worked for Florida Hospital Orlando for 5 years in the maternity ward and 1 year as a Physical therapist Assistant working with cancer, transplant, parkinsons stroke and orthopedic patients.
Sheree’ used to be an athlete, participated in track and field for 10 years as well as flag football for 3 years. Her hobbies consist of bowling, running, and reading and training her niece and nephew in their respective sports of track and field and tackle football. Sheree’ is very compassionate, energetic, and respectful to all her patient. She is empathic to her patients as she has had knee surgery and her share of injuries and rehabilitation.