West Marion Center

West Marion Center

The West Marion Health & Rehabilitation Center is located in Jasmine Business Park. This 2,600 square foot outpatient facility offers outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and specialized hand care.

We also staff and manage the physical rehabilitation department at West Marion Community Hospital, providing specialized care to the hospital’s inpatient population.

Specialized Services Include:

  • Certified Hand Care
  • Balance and Fall Prevention
  • General Musculoskeletal Pain and Injury Management:
    • Spine
    • Neck
    • Joints
    • Upper and lower extremities
  • Sports Medicine – including management of equestrian-related injuries
  • Neurological Rehab including CVAs, Spinal Cord, and Brain Injuries
  • Prosthetic Training and Rehab
  • Wound Care
  • Industrial Rehab
  • Vertigo

7470 SW 60th Ave. Rd.
Ocala, FL 34476

352-873-3058
352-873-3726 f

Monday – Friday
7:20 M to 5:00 PM

Luz Maria Palacio
Luz Maria Palacio, OT
Occupational Therapist
Sarah Leppert
Sarah Leppert, OT
Occupational Therapist
Nick Ricca
Nick Ricca, PT
Physical Therapist, Clinic Director
Credentials

  • 2017 – Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training- University of Florida
  • 2021 – Doctorate of Physical Therapy- University of St. Augustine.
  • 2021- Barbell Rehab Method Certification to coach and train in weightlifting techniques
  • 2022- Blood Flow Restriction Certification to aid in muscle adaptation and recovery pre or post injury

Experience

  • Background as an Athletic Trainer from the University of Florida (GO GATORS) “I was able to work as an AT for the University Athletic department serving Division one athletes, Olympic athletes, and high school athletes in Gainesville, FL.”
  • Previously worked for Brooks Rehabilitation as an outpatient physical therapist where he began to develop a sports program serving colleges and high schools in Volusia County.

Hobbies and Personal Interests

  • Traveling
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Enjoys spending time with my family, including his beautiful wife, beautiful little girl and two Labradors.
  • Raised in Crystal River Florida – looking forward to helping his community and surrounding areas to give back.

Dr. Nick Ricca, DPT

Physical Therapist
Clinic Director
Nick Ricca

Luz Maria Palacio, OT

Occupational Therapist

Luz Maria Palacio

Credentials

  • 2004 – Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy – Florida International University
  • 2009 – Hand Therapy Certification – Board Certified Hand Therapist
  • Interned at The Hand and Upper Limb Center in London, Ontario

Experience

  • Specialized Hand Therapy
  • Outpatient Pediatrics Rehabilitation
  • Acute Care
  • Fluent in Spanish

Hobbies and Personal Interests

  • Enjoys participating in outdoor activities with her family.
  • Gardening
  • Traveling

Credentials

  • 1999 – Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy – University of Florida.
  • Board Certified Hand Therapist

Experience

  • Specialized Hand Therapy

Hobbies and Personal Interests

  • Gardening
  • Running
  • Drawing
  • Volunteering at the Marion County Gardeners and Ocala Civic Theatre

Sarah Leppert, OT

Occupational Therapist

Sarah Leppert

Emmalyanna Langston
Emmalyanna Langston, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Ann Osborne
Ann Osborne, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Nick Fleming
Nick Fleming
Rehabilitation Tech
Yanet Aguirre
Yanet Aguirre Chavez
Patient Service Coordinator
De'Janaya Praylow
De'Janaya Praylow
Patient Service Coordinator

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