Dr. Dana Van Pelt, PT, DPT, MBA, ATC, LATPhysical Therapist
Dana is the founder and owner of the Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine, established in 1980. He has degrees from: Ithaca College, Stony Brook University, Nova Southeastern University, and Temple University. These combined clinical and business backgrounds have provided the requisite training and experiences for his management of professional, collegiate, and high school athletic health care programs. His innovative and creative spirit combined with his work beside astute colleagues provides the fabric for all that exists at the Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine. Dana actively examines, evaluates, and treats patients. His sub-specialty areas of concentration are orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy. He and his colleagues take great pride in assisting students in their advancement of higher learning. Dana is a Clinical Instructor for our physical therapy students.
Jackie L Burton, BS BA, MPT, LSVT BIGPhysical Therapist
Jackie has been practicing physical therapy since 1997. She holds a BS in Business/Management from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She worked for Dole Fresh Fruit Co as Manager of Sales Analysis and Administration until Dole relocated to California. She then went back to school and obtained a Masters of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She started her physical therapy career with Bethesda Memorial Hospital in the outpatient physical therapy setting treating mostly orthopedic injuries in addition to other pathological issues. She participated in the Diabetes Association, Parkinson’s Group Meetings and exercise classes, and shadowed doctor rounds for wound treatment in an outpatient setting. She was responsible for the establishment of the Bethesda Outpatient Land and Aquatic Therapy facility in the Boca YMCA. She was the Team Leader there and responsible for running daily operations (land and aquatic physical therapy) for this office in addition to the budgets and ordering the necessary equipment as needed. She has recently received her LSVT BIG certification. In her spare time, Jackie is an avid work out fanatic – she enjoys hiking, swimming, biking, and working out in the gym.
Dr. Kelly Sorrentino, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Kelly is a passionate therapist with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Amherst. NY. She is a true native to Florida, born and raised in Miami. She was an athlete from a young age, competing in Cross Country and Softball. She earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Psychology from Ohio University. Kelly also played Division 1 softball for Ohio University. It was a natural path for her to choose the field of physical therapy as a profession. She started her career as a traveling PT across the U.S. working in Texas, California, and Massachusetts. She and her young family have now returned back to Florida to be closer to family and friends. Kelly has a true love of sports. She can be found watching the Miami Hurricanes on Saturdays during football season. In her down time, she enjoys maintaining her own health and wellness including weight training and spartan races.