Williston Center

Physical Therapy Center - Williston

The Williston facility provides the following services:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ortho Surgery Recovery
  • Back Pain Remediation

Strive! Health & Rehabilitation
Nature Coast Rehabilitation
37 S Main St
Williston, FL 32696

352-528-0022

Monday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday –
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday –
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday –
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

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Dr. Sarah Rivard, DPT, ACSM-CPT
Physical Therapist
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Julie Smith, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Staff

Dr. Sarah Rivard, DPT, ACSM-CPT

Physical Therapist

Sarah Rivard

Credentials:

2012-Doctorate of Physical Therapy-University of Florida
2009- Bachelors of Health Science-University of Florida
2007- Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine
2017, 2019- Schroth Certified for 3D treatment of Scoliosis, level 1 & 2


Experience:

Volunteered with Nature Coast Rehabilitation for 13 years to confirm physical therapy was her passion.

Worked as a rehab tech through undergraduate school and then worked as a PT in Gainesville for 8 years in an outpatient clinic before coming back to her home base.

Conducted research at the University of Florida for undergraduate honors program pertaining to chronic pain, did an internship specializing in chronic pain in her graduate program, and enjoys treating this
population.

Enjoys treating with manual therapy/hands on approach and has taken several myofascial release courses and has travelled around the state for quarterly study groups since 2013 to develop her skills further.


Hobbies:

Recreational gymnast when growing up and still an avid gymnastics fan, enjoys acroyoga (acrobatic yoga), indoor rock climbing, swing dancing, hiking, biking and the outdoors.

Julie Smith, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Credentials:

1992 Graduated Florida Institute of Massage Therapy
2008 Associates in Science in Physical Therapy  Lake City Community College


Experience:

29 years experience in Massage Therapy
12 years experience in Outpatient Physical Therapy Practice


Hobbies:

Enjoy working in my yard and growing flowers and vegetables. Crafting, sewing, and cooking. Walking for exercise. Fishing. Love spending time at the beach with family and friends.

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