Our Staff in Melbourne
Daniel Holt, DPT, MS, ATC
Daniel Holt earned his B.S. in Athletic Training from the University of Florida in 2008. He then went on to Mississippi State University as a graduate assistant athletic trainer from 2008 to 2010 working with the football team and men’s tennis team. There he earned his MS in Exercise Science (Physical Education) in 2010. Daniel continued his education at Florida International University earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. Daniel has worked at Peoples Physical Therapy/Top Tier Sports Medicine since 2014 and in October of 2017 became Clinic Director at Top Tier’s Melbourne clinic. He has a special interest in orthopedics including sports injury, postsurgical patients, neurological, vertigo and low back pain. He enjoys working with a variety of patients and helping them reach their physical therapy goals.
Lisa Medgansis, PT
Lisa graduated from Russell Sage College with her degree in physical therapy in 1983. She has worked mostly in outpatient clinics with interest in treating both children and adults. Over the years, Lisa has added many tools to her “therapist toolbox” and has leaned toward gentler techniques. She has advanced training in Jones Strain Counterstrain which is a positional release of tight/painful muscles to allow correction of muscle imbalances associated with most injuries. She works with patients with various vestibular and balance disorders. She is a great believer in neuroplasticity-the nervous system’s ability to heal and adapt to challenges either related to adult injuries/ disease processes or genetic and birth injuries in children. When working with children, Lisa strives to keep things fun while working to maximize each child’s potential. When not working, Lisa enjoys time with family and friends. She enjoys reading, playing at the beach, traveling, and kayaking.
Laura Hottendorf, PT
Ms. Hottendorf has had the honor of treating patients for over 30 years, earning a Bachelor Degree from the University of Minnesota. The past 10 years her focus has been outpatient Neuro and Orthopedic clients. Areas of specialty include cervicogenic headaches, spinal and pelvic derangements, vestibulopathy. Her goal is to empower patients to achieve their personal best. Areas of speciality; Cervicogenic headaches, Pelvic derangements, SPINE/Scoliosis, Orthopedc Issues Neurololgy: vestibulopathy, Parkinsons