Meet The Team
I earned my Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Florida and have been an established resident of the Florida Keys since 2005. I’ve worked in outpatient physical therapy for 17 years and have additional experience in a variety of rehabilitative settings including hospital-based inpatient care, home health care, skilled nursing facility rehab, and home-based outpatient therapy.
While I was finishing my general requirements in college, I found a book titled “101 Careers In The Medical Field”. I found four potential directions of study to be interesting, so I shadowed a professional in each setting and ruled out a few quickly. However, when I volunteered in a subacute rehabilitation facility, I met a woman who had just been admitted following brain surgery and wasn’t able to speak or follow commands yet. A month later, I returned to see that the same woman was walking independently, waving, smiling, and joking with others. A month later, I returned to see she was walking independently, waving, smiling, and joking with other patients as she trotted laps around that gym. That was it…I wanted to be part of miraculous outcomes like that!
What I love about physical therapy:
- Each day, I get to help patients enjoy life at least a little more, a little longer, or a little more independently.
- I get to solve puzzles, help find solutions and develop plans to integrate them into the daily lives of others so they can be better versions of themselves.
- I get to spend time getting to know lots of people with a variety of different personalities and life stories.
- I learn something new every day and have the constant motivation to continue learning!
Devhonne, originally from Ohio, graduated from Kent State University. She became interested in Physical Therapy when her mother had rotator cuff surgery. Devhonne would accompany her mother to appointments and watching her mother improve with the help and knowledge of the physical therapists inspired her to pursue a career in the field. Now, she currently works at Onshore Therapy as a PTA. Devohnne is excellent with exercise progression and keeping it creative and interesting while working towards your goals to be pain-free and active and return to doing all the things you’d like to do.
When Devhonne is not working, you can find her enjoying CrossFit, Yoga, traveling, hiking, spending time outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.