Our Staff in Suntree
Bruce Thomas II, M.D.
Bruce J. Thomas II, MD Dr. Thomas is the Medical Director of Top Tier Sports Medicine. He serves currently as the Medical Director for the LPGA and Symetra Tours, and is on the medical staff of the Washington Nationals. He has covered high profile sporting events throughout the world for two decades. His passion is taking care of athletes of all levels and ages.
Brian Pogue DPT, ATC
Owner, Clinic Director
Brian Pogue is a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer originally from the Melbourne area. He received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training form the University of Florida. After graduation, Brian worked in various athletic training settings, including professional, college, clinical, and high school providing ATC coverage. Brian went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for the Health Sciences. For the last seven years he has worked and consulted for the Washington Nationals. Brian specializes in the treatment of overhead/throwing athletes, and brings this passion to Top Tier.
Christopher M Wicker, DPT, OTR/L, TPI Certified, Astym Certified, FMT Certified, IMPACT Certified
Chris Wicker is a physical therapist to elite athletes in many sports. He graduated with BA in Sociology from Western New England College in 1997 and with a Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2001 and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine in 2002. He has a passion for golf which led him to becoming a certified golf fitness instructor through Titleist Performance Institute. This has helped him over the last several years as one of the physical therapists on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour. Chris is certified in Astym therapy which is the only tool assisted manual therapy with research backing its results. He has a certification in kineseology taping through Rocktape (FMT-Functional Movement Techniques). Last year, he became an ImPACT certified therapist in the evaluation and treatment of concussions. His experience includes working with professional athletes in other sports including NFL, soccer, Olympic Athletes, etc. When not in the clinic, Chris has interests in travelling, playing golf, and spending time with his family. Chris is married to his wife Jessica and has two sons, Camden and Jace.
Ashley Owchinko, DPT
Ashley Owchinko received her Bachelors in Exercise Science from Northern Arizona University in 2004, where she was a member of their Co-ed Cheer Team. After ungrad she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in 2007. Ashley is an ImPact Credentialed physical therapist and an APTA Clinical Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Ashley excels in treating pediatric orthopaedic patients, always making it fun and effective!! She also has received ongoing training for Vestibular Issues such as BPPV and Vestibular Hypofunction. Ashley is here to make Physical Therapy for every age and every injury a positive experience for everyone. Be prepare to laugh and have a wonderful experience while returning to your normal life!! Ashley on her free time loves spending time her husband ( My Brian) and her crazy critters and doing anything outgoing and adventurous.
Diane is the Administrator of Top Tier Sports Medicine. She has a wide base of medical business experience; having previously served 8 years as physical therapy clinic Executive Administrator in Brevard County, Florida. Diane was the Director of Fiscal Services for 14 years at a long term care facility and worked in the banking industry in New York for 15 years.
Luke LaMarre, DPT
Luke LaMarre is an Eau Gallie native who received his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida. He later went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida. Prior to initiating work at Top Tier Sports Medicine, Luke has spent time working with sports teams such as the Orlando Solar Bears, Orlando Predators, and UCF Athletics. Luke previously provided Athletic Training services to West Shore Jr/Sr High and currently works with Eau Gallie High School to ensure the highest level of care to the student athlete population.
Jorge Ortiz, DPT
Jorge Ortiz is originally from Chicago, Illinois and has been serving Brevard’s physical therapy needs since 2015. He graduated from the University of St. Augustine’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Jorge has a wide range of experience in orthopedics. This includes orthopedic trauma & fracture aftercare in AdventHealth’s fracture care unit (formerly Florida Hospital Orlando), total joint replacement and post athletic injury rehab in the outpatient setting, and manual therapy in the management of musculoskeletal pain and disability. Jorge also has additional skills beyond orthopedics including geriatrics, vestibular disorders, parkinson’s, and post-acute home healthcare.
Zachary Logeson, DPT
Zach Logeson is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Athletic Trainer, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and is TPI Certified. He started his sports medicine career studying Athletic Training at the University of Florida, where he worked with the Football, Track and Field, and Men’s Basketball teams. Following this, he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Central Florida, where he also worked as an Athletic Trainer for the club sports. His research interests have included adaptations to motor learning and histological changes following disuse and he has been published in the Journal of Physiology and PLOS ONE. He serves to improve the function of patients across the lifespan through his integration of experience in Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, exercise science, strength and conditioning, and biomechanical analysis. Outside of the clinic, Zach enjoys travelling, taking his dog Ashe to the beach, playing golf, and spending time with friends and family.
Holly Lee, Front Office
Staff bios coming soon!