West Marion Center

West Marion Center

The West Marion Health & Rehabilitation Center is located on the grounds of the West Marion Community Hospital and within the West Marion Medical Offices Plaza. This 3,600 square foot outpatient facility offers outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and specialized hand care, and speech therapy.

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
  • Speech/Language Therapy; Specializing in Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Therapy
  • 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

4600 SW 46th Court Suite 140
Ocala, FL 34474

352-873-3058
352-873-3726 f

Monday – Friday
7:00 M to 6:00 PM

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Luz Maria Palacio, OT
Occupational Therapist
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Lisa Walter, SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
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Dr. Kenna Valdovinos, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist
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Nick Ricca, DPT
Physical Therapist
Emmalyanna Langston, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Lisa Walter, M.S. - CCC, SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Credentials

  • 1981 – Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology/Audiology at University of Florida
  • 1983 – Masters of Science in Speech Pathology

Experience

  • Specialized in Adult Neurogenic Speech-Language Deficits resulting from Stroke, Brain Injury or Parkinson’s Disease; LSVT Loud Certified Clinician since 1990
  • Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders

Hobbies and Personal Interests

  • Resident of Ocala since 1998
  • Loves anything to do with UF Gators or Horses
  • Lives with one horse, one miniature donkey and one minni horse and two dogs.

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

Hobbies and Personal Interests

  • Enjoys participating in outdoor activities with her family
  • Fluent in Spanish

Luz Maria Palacio, OT

Occupational Therapist

Credentials

  • 2013 – B.A. in Anthropology with Minors in Sociology and Dance from the University of South Florida
  • 2019 – Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Florida Gulf Coast University
  • 2022 – Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

 

Experience

  • 2 years working in the outpatient setting with a focus on orthopedic conditions

Hobbies and Personal Interests

  • Recently moved to Gainesville in May 2021
  • Enjoys spending time with her parents and her boyfriend Logan
  • Loves to read, exercise, play video games, and travel

Kenna Valdovinos, DPT, OCS

Physical TherapistKenna

Nick Ricca, DPT

Physical Therapist

Credentials

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

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.

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Emmalyana Langston, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

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