3848 FAU Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Dr. Dana Van Pelt, PT, DPT, MBA, ATCPhysical 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.
Dr. Matthew Butler, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPTPhysical Therapist
Matt has been a practicing manual physical therapist for over 15 years. He is originally from the Chicago area. In 1997, Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Purdue University. After a brief career in genetics, he went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in 2005. After graduation, Matt worked for a number of years in Pilates-based rehabilitation specializing in spine and sports conditions. Then, in 2010, he completed a Fellowship for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Matt holds certifications in Graston, Strength and Conditioning, Pilates Rehabilitation as well as manual therapy. Matt and his family are happy once again to call South Florida home.
Dr. Keely Brown, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Keely is originally from Greenville, South Carolina and completed her undergraduate work at Clemson University with a degree in Health Education and Promotion. She grew up playing soccer and after several injuries of her own decided to enter the field of physical therapy. Following graduation she went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. Since graduating in 2009, she has gained experience and knowledge working in orthopedic, neurological and sports medicine settings in both inpatient and outpatient facilities.
Dr. Stephanie Fried, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Stephanie is originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where she lived for over 19 years. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Kansas, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University. Since graduating she has gained experience and knowledge working in orthopedic, and neurological outpatient facilities. Stephanie is a certified Vestibular Therapist through the American Institute of Balance and specializes in peripheral vestibular disorders such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), and Vestibular hypofunction. She grew up playing basketball and swimming, and on her free time enjoys spending time with her family, working out, cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks, traveling, and playing with her Labradoodle, Gus.
Dr. Jordan Robbins, PT, DPT, MTCPhysical Therapist
Jordan is a native Floridian. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, from the University of Florida; a Masters Degree in Movement Science, with a focus in Biomechanics and Exercise Psychology, from Barry University; and a Doctor in Physical Therapy, from the University of St. Augustine. Jordan has been practicing in outpatient physical therapy for many years, gaining knowledge and experience helping patients of all ages and at all skill levels in orthopedics, sports medicine and neurological conditions. She holds a certification in Manual Therapy and has specialized training in Pose Running, Graston and Rocktape. Jordan continues to further her education by working towards her Orthopedic Specialist Certification. Growing up as an athlete, Jordan played competitive volleyball, tennis and softball. She continues living an active lifestyle, working out and participating in outdoor activities including, running, tennis, paddle boarding and hiking. In her free time, Jordan enjoys spending quality time with her family and traveling.
Dr. Melissa Clarke, PT, DPT, OCSPhysical Therapist
Melissa completed her undergraduate and graduate education from the University of Florida (UF), receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. Since graduation, she has gained experience working primarily in orthopedic outpatient settings. Her passion for learning and desire to help people improve their quality of life led her to consider a physical therapy residency program. Immediately following graduation from UF Melissa moved to Houston, Texas to participate in the Harris Health System Orthopedic Residency Program in which she had the opportunity to treat medically complex patients with orthopedic and/or chronic health conditions. Melissa recently completed her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and seeking opportunities to further expand her manual therapy skills. Outside of work, you can find her trying different coffee shops in the area, adding to her collection of unique mugs, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Zachary Bordeau, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Zack received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami (Go Canes!). During his time as a doctorate student, he participated in multiple research studies that were accepted for presentation to the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in 2020 and 2022. His passion for physical therapy stems from his athletic history as he suffered a spine injury playing football in high school where he was told he would never play again. His physical therapist worked with him for 6 months to get him to be able to return to playing. This event inspired him to become a physical therapist where he too can place emphasis on patient’s needs and goals. Zack also holds a Bachelor's degree in exercise science from Florida Atlantic University, and began his career as an exercise physiologist here at Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine. He is excited to return and bring the highest quality care to his patients.
Dr. Allyson Taragano, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Ally was born and raised in South Florida. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Florida State University and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. She has extensive experience working in outpatient sports and orthopedic clinics, where she has treated patients of all ages with a large range of injuries and pathologies. Ally utilizes many different types of treatment including therapeutic exercise and manual therapy, and is certified in Graston and FMT Rockpod cupping. Ally has always had a passion for helping people and is motivated as a physical therapist to help her patients reach their goals and improve their quality of life. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kathryn Sadler, MS, OTR/L, CHTOccupational Therapist
Kathryn Sadler is a registered and licensed occupational therapist and certified hand therapist. Originally from Seattle, Washington, she has called South Florida home for the past 20 years. She graduated cum laude from FAU with a degree in anthropology and received her Masters degree in occupational therapy in 2012. Since then she has worked exclusively in outpatient hand therapy clinics and orthopedic physicians offices. Her passion is using a holistic approach in helping clients fully recover and return to their activities of daily living.