- Spinal Decompressive Traction
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Serving Wesley Chapel
- Serving Lutz
- Serving Land O Lakes
- Physical Therapists
- Orthopedic Care
- Sports Medicine
- Workers Comp/Rehabilitation
- Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy
- TMJ Dysfunction Program
- Occupational Therapy
- Neuro Rehabilitation
- Manual Therapy
- Certified Hand Therapist
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
Click our biographies (bios) above to learn about each of your therapists!
Welcome to Brookline Physical Therapy! We are experts in conservative care for musculoskeletal aches and pains, low back and neck pain, sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, auto and work Injuries. State of the art treatments include Spinal Decompression Traction and Cold Laser treatments. We treat patients of all ages from children to seniors. We accept Medicare, Auto, Worker's Compensation and Most Major Insurances including Blue Cross (Florida Blue), Tricare, United and Cigna. We offer a comprehensive and specialized Industrial Rehabilitation Program for the injured worker. Brookline Physical Therapy is easily accessible to most communities in Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Land O' Lakes as we are conveniently located at the juncture of these communities immediately off the I75 exit and State Road 56.
Quality Services We Offer Include:
Certified Hand Therapy
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)
Certified Hand Therapy
Injury Prevention Training
TMJ Dysfunction Program
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John V. Esguerra, MSPT
Born in Brooklyn, NY, John is the son of a general surgeon and pediatrician from Long Island NY. His family now has strong ties throughout the Tampa Bay medical community. He earned his undergraduate degree with distinction in psychology in 1990 from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences and assisted in clinical research in neurology for Boston University Medical School for several years. It was through his clinical research with patients with disabilities that inspired him to choose a career in physical rehabilitation. John continued his studies at Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999. Boston University's physical therapy program has long been ranked as one of the top PT programs in the country by US News and World Report. He was trained in general orthopedics, acute rehabilitation, and sports medicine at New York City's Hospital for Joint Diseases and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital- two highly distinguished teaching hospitals in the US. John began his career as a staff physical therapist at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, NY. Now in outpatient orthopedic practice for over 12 years, John has spent the last five years managing an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Oldsmar, Fl which had earned recognition for "provider excellence" and was one of the company's first recipients of its "Corporate A Award" for his management abilities. He has served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students attending universities in New York and Florida. John specializes in the treatment of orthopedic disorders and has received additional training in the treatment of neck and lower back pain at the McKenzie Institute. His rehabilitation approach is one that blends science with compassionate care and he stays informed of the latest research in rehabilitation that demonstrate what has proven to be truly effective. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, and biking. John's second love in life is playing the piano and trained at music conservatories in Boston and New York and he is a strong supporter of the performing fine arts. John is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Mary Lisa Laches Speech Therapist
Mary Lisa has more than 25 years of experience as a certified Speech Language Pathologist. Throughout her career she has worked with infants, children, and adults in a variety of settings including clinics, schools, and hospitals. Prior to joining Brookline, Mary Lisa was a full-time Clinical Instructor and Supervisor in the graduate program of the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at the University of South Florida. Additionally, Mary Lisa previously owned and managed an outpatient pediatric speech clinic. Mary Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. For the 17th consecutive year, James Madison University ranked as the top public, master's level university in the South in the annual poll on academic quality conducted by US News and World Report. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Mary Lisa's professional interests include language development and intervention with children and adults, working with infants, children, and adults exhibiting feeding and swallowing disorders, working with children on the autism spectrum and providing literacy intervention to school aged children. Mary has a warm and endearing personality and enjoys working with children and adults of all ages. In addition to serving as our fabulous speech pathologist, Mary also utilizes her business experience as our Director of Marketing. Outside of work, Mary Lisa enjoys boating, bicycling, and spending time with her husband and daughters.
Maria Quintela Certified Hand Therapist
Maria Quintela was born and raised in London, Ontario, Canada and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy with honors in 1994. She is a proud alumna of the University of Toronto which the Times Higher Education 2012 World University Rankings survey has ranked it 19 in the World�s overall rankings and as the best university in Canada. Maria also successfully obtained her Hand Therapy Certification )in 2007. Certified Hand Therapists are the recognized specialists in upper extremity rehabilitation and must pass a vigorous examination covering advanced skills and theory in upper extremity rehabilitation. As a certified hand therapist. She has specialized in treating various conditions affecting the upper quadrant such as fractures, peripheral nerve compression syndromes, repetitive strain disorders, tendon and nerve lacerations, amputations, hand crush injuries as well as arthritis and other degenerative joint disorders affecting the wrist and hand. Her scope of practice also includes custom splinting/orthotic fabrication for upper extremity and hand. In her 19 years of practice as an occupational therapist she is also experienced in treating neurological conditions such as post-stroke recovery, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's Disease. She understands how these afflictions can impact patient's performance with daily living skills and customizes her therapy using a client centered approach to assist individuals in regaining their optimal level of performance. She remains committed to positively impacting and making a difference with each patient she comes in contact with and has a passion for what she does. Patients have described Maria as �being able to embody the spirit of patient care and provide encouragement while employing excellent technique and professionalism�. In her spare time she adores spending time with her family and enjoys Tampa�s warm weather and beaches.
Lea Esguerra PT
Born in the Philippines and practicing in the U.S. for the last 20 years, if there is one word to describe Lea as a physical therapist it is: experience. Having practiced in the states of Michigan, Indiana, New York and Florida and having practiced in a variety of rehabilitation settings she is extremely knowledgeable and experienced to handle just about any medical condition requiring physical therapy. She graduated one of the top students from Virgen Milagrosa University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She continues to receive advanced training in orthopedic treatments including Maitland manual therapy, and McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie Institute. Lea continues to utlilize specialized manual techniques including trigger point and myofascial techniques. Manual therapy is her passion and you will not be in better hands under her care. She is best known by her patient's and colleagues for her infectious smile, positive attitude, and compassionate care. She is currently developing Brookline Physical Therapy's Women's Health Program for which she serves as the director. She has served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students in New York and returns home to her native Philippines to teach classes when she can. Recently she was invited to attend "Team Pacquiao's Training Camp" just prior to his recent fight with Juan Marquez where she met up with arguably the best pound for pound fighter in the world, Manny Pacquiao and his equally legendary coach Freddie Roach along with his training staff. When Lea is not busy with her practice she enjoys gardening and dancing.