SUN PHOTO/TOM VAUGHT
Dave Rogerson, a certified physical therapy trainer,
guides Gloria McClosky through her fitness program
on one of the new machines at the Anna Maria facility.
By Tom Vaught
sun staff writer
Island Physical Therapy and Beach Fitness Center are now
open in Anna Maria offering evaluation and treatment for
injuries, rehabilitation from surgery and sports injuries
and the latest machinery to keep you trim and toned.
Island Physical Therapy and Beach Fitness Center director
David Rogerson, RPT, has more than 20 years of practice
in this field with expertise in orthopedic, neurological
and sports-specific injury rehabilitation.
"My goal is not only the rehabilitation of people from
injuries and illnesses, but getting people set up on an
exercise program to keep fit," he said. "We have
seen a lot of people come in who had procedures up north
and were able to continue their recovery and rehabilitation
In addition, Rogerson has a massage therapist on staff.
If fitness is what you need, there are two trainers to help
you get set up on a program. Rogerson also screens everyone
to make sure their training doesnt complicate and
"I might send them to their doctor first to make him
aware of what they are doing," he said. "My job
is to educate using machinery in moderation."
The center offers daily, weekly, monthly and annual rates
to accommodate visitors as well as full-time and seasonal
Its hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday,
with reduced hours on weekends. For more information, drop
in at 9908 Gulf Drive in the old Anna Maria Post Office
building or call 778-0120.