Dr. Melissa Cere, PT, DPT, Owner
Dr. Melissa Cere, PT, DPT graduated in 2002 with her Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Florida and Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2008. Dr. Cere has focused her career in the areas of orthopedics, manual therapy, TMJ, and women’s health, before opening Kinetix Physical Therapy in 2008 with her husband. Dr. Cere specializes in treating back pain, pelvic pain, and lumbopelvic instability related to pregnancy, as well as a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions, including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (Orthopedics & Women’s Health Section member) and Florida Physical Therapy Association, having served in the past as Northern District Chair for the FPTA and Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates. From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Cere assisted with teaching the Musculoskeletal Disorders course at the University Of Florida Department Of Physical Therapy, and she continues to teach the TMJ portion of the curriculum annually to entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy students, as well as various classes related to physical therapy private practice, professionalism and healthcare reimbursement. Dr. Cere has published work in the scientific journal Pain regarding behavioral physical therapy interventions for acute and sub-acute low back pain. Melissa enjoys spending time with her son and daughter, attending their sports activities, and traveling with her family.
Anthony and Melissa are actively involved in providing outstanding clinical education experiences for physical therapy students. They work with the University of Florida Physical Therapy department in research and teaching capacities.