We are committed to providing compassionate, effective rehabilitation to each client we serve so they can regain good health and enjoy life!
Bonnie is originally from Montgomery, Alabama. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama in 1985 and worked in business for 10 years before pursuing physical therapy. She earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1995 from the University of Alabama Birmingham. She began her career in an outpatient clinic until she moved to New Smyrna Beach in 1998. Since then she has worked in a variety of settings from nursing homes and rehabilitation centers, to home health and outpatient clinics. She came to Blue Water Therapy in May 2016. She is married with three girls who keep her busy with their activities. She continues to keep defensive statistics for the University of Alabama football team which she has been doing for over 30 years. Roll Tide!!
Heidi is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. Certifications include the “Big & Loud Program” which is servicing patients with Parkinson’s as well as patients with other neurological disorders. Heidi is also certified through ATRI which is the leading aquatic therapy rehabilitation program and is currently the Aquatic Coordinator. Heidi has excelled in working with conditions such as strokes, spinal cord injuries, gait and balance disorders, amputees, prosthetic training, orthopedic injuries, neurologic conditions. She has high levels of compassion and is very successful in reaching goals and returning patients to their prior level of function. Heidi likes to make your experience challenging but fun. She lives by the motto “What doesn’t challenge you doesn’t change you.”Adelina attended Father Lopez Catholic High School and became passionate about Physical therapy while she was volunteering for the varsity football team as a student assistant athletic trainer. She also participated in Varsity Soccer, Track, and Weightlifting. She enjoys instructing our Aquatic Wellness Program and hanging out at the Brilliance Pool.
Originally from Charleston, WV, Ally Cox graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She was also an NCAA Intercollegiate Athlete during her time there as a 4-year member of the women swim team. Ally went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami and has practiced in the outpatient orthopedic setting for the past 5 years. She enjoys working with active and motivated patients of all age groups and helping them regain true quality of life through rehabilitation. In her free time, Ally enjoys fishing with her husband, spending time with their rescue dogs, and rooting for the Miami Hurricanes football team!
Sandy graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. She is an avid skier and loves sports. She has been practicing for over 25 years. She loves all aspects of therapy, specializing in sports medicine and women’s and men’s health, pediatrics and vestibular rehab. (Sometimes there is an advantage to being older!) Sandy has lived in New Smyrna Beach for 21 years and is active in the community. She believes in giving back to the community. She has volunteered for Volusia County Schools, Church, and the Hospital Foundation Board. Her office picks a charity each year to raise money for. She also salutes our Military with our “Veterans Wall of Honor” at our office.
Stacey is a licensed physical therapist assistant. He graduated in 1993 from Seminole State College with an A.S. degree in physical therapy. He has owned, managed and directed several local outpatient rehab clinics over the years. He was a member of the original team that developed the curriculum for the physical therapist assistant program at Daytona State College. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA), Orthopedic Section of the APTA and Private Practice Section of the APTA. In 1996, he was the president of the physical therapist assistant affiliate special interest group within the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA). He enjoys working with golfers and is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). His specialty is manual therapy and the hands-on approach to treatment. Stacey’s goal is to touch as many lives as possible in a positive way, to educate the people of our community about physical therapy and what it can do for them and to treat patients consistently in such a way that they feel cared for as unique and important individuals.
Ricardo Vaz Attended Associates of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program at Daytona State College and University of Florida Bachelor of Criminology and Law. Originally from Newark, New Jersey, moved to Florida in 2006 and has lived in Palm Coast, and Gainesville. Ricardo enjoys helping his patients succeed, weightlifting, traveling, biking, swimming, and one- wheel skateboarding. Ricardo is a physical therapist assistant with a specialty in aquatic therapy. Ricardo has been working in the field for over a year now and aims to continue building his rehab skills.
Maranda Tiffany has over 13 years of experience in the field and is passionate about assessing movement, identifying impairments and their root cause, and assisting her patients with strategies and solutions to correct those impairments. She is a University of Florida graduate from the class of 2005. She has worked in one of Volusia County’s largest orthopedic clinics, which gave her endless experience with post-operative orthopedic protocols. She also spent several years practicing in a chiropractic office in Ormond Beach. The experience gained while co-treating with the chiropractor gave her ample opportunity to more thoroughly understand the spine and the common, and some not so common, causes of spine pain. Maranda has been with Blue Water Therapy for over 3 years and is incorporating all of her past experience into the wide variety of patient conditions we see at our facility.
Ryan grew up in Michigan. He moved to Florida 9 years ago to build houses, until a work accident left him with a broken leg and back. Because of this injury, he had to receive physical therapy. The experience of rehabilitation from his injury inspired him to go in the field, attending Daytona State College. Ryan has been working in the field since and loves to fish and enjoys going to the beach with his 9-year-old son, Brayden. He also coaches Little League Baseball and blesses the Rain Down in Africa every chance he gets.
Eric moved to Deland from up-state New York in 1984. He graduated with honors from Deland High School in 1989. He then attended Seminole State College’s PTA program where he also graduated with honors. He has 18 years of clinical experience in out-patient physical therapy specializing in complex and common shoulder pathologies. Eric has also trained at the Florida Orthopedic Institute to expand his skill in manual therapy techniques. His hobbies include camping, fishing, playing poker and spending time boating.