First Options PT

About First Option Physical Therapy

First Option Physical Therapy | Helberts Tambley, PT | Venice FL

A love of sports and medicine drove me to practice physical therapy.

In 1986, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Chile in Santiago. In this position I was exposed to orthopaedic and neurological patients, giving me the confidence to be assertive in treating complex cases.

I relocated to the United States in 1990. When I arrived in Florida I began working at St. Joseph's Hospital in Port Charlotte, and later accepted a transfer with St. Joseph's to Brian-College Station, Texas.

In 1992, I returned to Florida after accepting a traveling Physical Therapist role with Health South working in their locations in Tallahassee, Port St. Lucie, Melbourne, Sarasota and Viera. I married in 1993 and decided to plant my roots in beautiful Sarasota.

Over the next several years I worked as a Physical Therapist for Sarasota Memorial Hospital as well as for several home health agencies and for the Neuromuscular Therapy Center in Sarasota. In the course of my career, I have learned the importance of practicing Manual Therapy in conjunction with regular exercises. I continued my education with the University of St. Augustine taking several advanced courses specializing in Manual Therapy.

In 2004, I realized my dream and opened my own Physical Therapy office in Venice, Florida. I consider First Option Physical Therapy to be one of the most best clinics in the area for the following reasons:

  • Cleanliness,
  • Private Treatment,
  • Our friendly and caring approach to our patients,
  • My desire to continue to stay on the cutting-edge of clinical care.

After 23 years of experience I am still hands on with every patient that uses our facility. We cater to all of our patients specialized needs and create personalized treatment plans for each individual. For a sports injury, muscular degeneration, neurological condition or post surgery, rehabilitation at First Option Physical Therapy is the best option for local outpatient Physical Therapy. Please see our services page for more information.