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
Physical Therapy Tech.
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
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Neil Westerlund DPT
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Sheree Scott, PTA
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