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Opening Hours : Monday - Thursday 8am - 6:30pm, Friday 8am - 1pm

  Contact : US1: 904.217.4259 Island: 904-679-3449

Clinicians

Melanie Lomaglio, PT, DPT, MSc., NCS and Facility Dog Harley

Melanie Lomaglio brings over 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 Dr Lomaglio joined an elite class of clinicians when she became Board Certified in Neurology (NCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association and re-certified in 2019.  She now specializes in the treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s related diseases.  She has been certified as a Parkinson’s LSVT BIG clinician and now a Parkinson’s Wellness and Recovery (PWR!) certified therapist and instructor; both programs are specifically designed for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).  She recently partnered up with Harley, a highly skilled facility dog that knows more than 40 commands and works along side her and her patients.  For example, Harley can “tug”
and “hold” a therapy strap while a patient holds on to focus on their core strength and stability.

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 whole body 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.

Dr Lomaglio has a long history of mentoring and teaching and she was a full time assistant professor at the University of St. Augustine for 12 years.  She currently travels around North America as a Parkinson’s Wellness and Recovery (PWR!) faculty member teaching other therapists how to best treat people with Parkinson’s disease.

Melanie resides in Saint Augustine beach with her husband, David (founder of STARS rehab), 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.

Hyacinth Wallace, DPT, OCT, MTC

Hyacinth brings 4 years of clinical experience to her patients at STARS Rehab. She graduated in 2014 from University of Wisconsin-Madison with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. In 2018 she became a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, which is a 10 year nationally recognized certification by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Brianna Bean, DPT

Brianna graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St Augustine in 2016, Clinically she enjoys treating patients with orthopedic injuries and rehabilitating patients after surgery.

Lisa Comella, DPT, MTC

Lisa Comella is a graduate of the University of Mount Union in Ohio where she received a BS in exercise science, followed by a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2015. She is a manual therapy certified (MTC) Physical Therapist with clinical experience treating a wide range of orthopedic diagnoses, including necks, backs and extremities.

Anna Juzwiak, DPT

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. She is certified in treating patients with Parkinson’s disease through LSVT BIG and Parkinson's Wellness and Recovery Program (PWR!)