Editor’s Note: We spoke with Jean Utterback, the Owner and Clinical Director of FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers located at 2203 Tamiami Trail S. in Venice. Call 941-408-0670 with any additional questions and to schedule an appointment. Learn more at Fyzical.com/Venice.
Jean, please provide an overview about your practice?
We are a state-of-the-art center providing top clinicians and cutting edge therapeutic equipment. That includes our high end CDP machine that tests and trains for balance, and our above ground water treadmill for aquatic therapy. Our expertise includes orthopedic and post-surgical rehab, vestibular therapy with fall risk assessment and prevention, and treatments for all types of vertigo. We help patients recover from auto and work-related injuries and even TMJ syndrome. Once patients complete their formal therapy, we offer an excellent gym program that supports their strength training and wellness. We also offer BODYQ testing to help patients track their fitness metrics and strength relative to their age.
What’s involved with developing a customized program for new patients?
We do a thorough evaluation to help us develop a plan that meets the needs of each individual patient.
What would you like to share about your clinical team?
All of us love our profession and the opportunity to help our patients. I’ve been a Physical Therapist for 20 plus years with expertise in orthopedics and specialized treating for supporting the shoulder area. I also have an advance certification in vestibular rehab. Ila Patil, who has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy also has an advanced certification in vestibular rehab and she’s completing her requirements to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. John Wenz has been doing therapy for more than 25 years with expertise treating the back. He’s certified in Myofascial Therapy and is also a Titleist-Certified Golf Instructor. John manages our medically-based fitness gym program.
Do you accept health insurance?
We accept many insurance plans including Medicare, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Tricare, and more. We can call an insurance company to confirm a patient’s benefits.
Where are you from originally and what brought you to Venice?
I’m from outside the Washington D.C. area in Northern Virginia. I fell in love with Venice while visiting my husband’s grandparents. I decided Venice needed physical therapists too and have been enjoying Florida’s sunshine for the past 20 years.
Jean, what do you love about your work?
I enjoy working with people and its satisfying to make a difference helping patients to feel healthier with better balance, strength, and mobility. All of us at FYZICAL of Venice embrace our motto to Love Your Life.