Welcome to St. Augustine Rehabilitation Specialists

Opening Hours : Monday - Thursday 7am - 7pm, Friday 7am - 1pm
  Contact : 904.217.4259 Fax: 904.217.4251

Doctors

Melanie Lomaglio, PT, MSc, DPT, NCS

Melanie brings 20 years of clinical experience to her patients at STARS and demonstrates a life long commitment to learning so that she can provide the most up to date, evidenced based care for her patients.  She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, a Master of Science (MSc) in Neurological Rehabilitation from the University of British Colombia in 2005, and most recently she completed her clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (t-DPT) from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2017.   In 2010 Melanie joined an elite class of clinicians when she became Board Certified in Neurology (NCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association, and she is also a certified LSVT BIG clinician, which is a program specifically designed for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Her passion at STARS is to improve the quality of life of people living with PD.   In addition to creating novel individual and group therapy programs focused on agility and mobility, she facilitates the St. Augustine Parkinson’s disease support group, which offers patients and caregivers free year round educational resources and social support via monthly meetings and partnerships with local health care providers.

Melanie also enjoys mentoring junior clinicians and is an assistant professor at the University of St. Augustine where she teaches physical therapy students in the neuromuscular curriculum.  She helps to spread her knowledge to others by speaking at PD support groups in the north Florida area and by presenting her work at national conferences.  Most recently she spoke at the 2016 American Physical Therapy Association’s NEXT conference on the benefits of cardiovascular training in people living with chronic neurological health conditions.

Melanie resides in Saint Augustine beach with her husband, David (also a STARS PT), and two children, Ryan and Ella.  She enjoys running, volleyball, and horseback riding. Her personal accomplishments include competing in the 2002 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

Please feel free to contact Melanie with any questions, or you can send a text to 904-501-8779.

Melissa Wood, DPT

Melissa brings 11 years of clinical experience to her patients at STARS. She graduated Cum Laude in 2003 from Michigan State University with a degree in Human Biology and went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saint Augustine, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2006.

Prerna Poojary-Mazzotta, PhD, OTR/L

Prerna graduated in 2010 from L.T. Medical College, India with a degree in Occupational therapy and pursued a Masters in Occupational therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 2011, and completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology in 2016.

Holly Harding, PT

Holly graduated from the University of North Florida in 2003 with her Bachelor's degree in Physical Education. Holly added licensed massage therapist to her credentials in 2005 and graduated from the University of St. Augustine in 2016 as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Holly is currently trained in TMJD.

Anna Juzwiak, PT

Anna Juzwiak received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marymount University in 2016. She also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from George Mason University in 2011. Anna is certified in treating patients with Parkinson’s disease through LSVT BIG.