About OUr CLinic

Our CLinic

A love of sports and medicine drove me to practice physical therapy.

In 1986, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Chile in Santiago. In this position I was exposed to orthopedic and neurological patients, giving me the confidence to be assertive in treating complex cases.

I relocated to the United States in 1990. When I arrived in Florida I began working at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Port Charlotte, and later accepted a transfer with St. Joseph’s to Brian-College Station, Texas.

In 1992, I returned to Florida after accepting a traveling Physical Therapist role with Health South working in their locations in Tallahassee, Port St. Lucie, Melbourne, Sarasota and Viera. I married in 1993 and decided to plant my roots in beautiful Sarasota.

Over the next several years I worked as a Physical Therapist for Sarasota Memorial Hospital as well as for several home health agencies and for the Neuromuscular Therapy Center in Sarasota. In the course of my career, I have learned the importance of practicing Manual Therapy in conjunction with regular exercises. I continued my education with the University of St. Augustine taking several advanced courses specializing in Manual Therapy.

In 2004, I realized my dream and opened my own Physical Therapy office in Venice, Florida. I consider First Option Physical Therapy to be one of the best clinics in the area for the following reasons:

  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Private treatment rooms
  • Open doors policy
  • Cleanliness
  • A friendly and caring approach to our patients
  • And the most important, WE ARE SPECIALISTS  and EXPERTS on Physical Rehabilitation and we listen to YOUR PROBLEM(s).

After 33 years of experience, I am still hands-on with every patient that uses our facility. We cater to all of our patient’s specialized needs and create personalized treatment plans for each individual. For a sports injury, muscular degeneration, neurological condition or post surgery, rehabilitation at First Option Physical Therapy is the BEST option for local outpatient Physical Therapy. Please see our services page for more information.


Learn more about the services that we offer at First Option Physical Therapy

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First Option

Physical Therapy

200 Capri Isles Blvd #1-C
Venice, Florida 34292

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

Phone: 941-486-8126

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Our Staff

Helberts Tambley

Helberts Tambley

Physical Therapist

Helberts Tambley is originally from Chile. He has been living in the United States for the last 29 years. He is a physical therapist with experience in a variety of settings including hospitals and clinics. He has owned his practice for the past 15 years. He is proud of being independent and delivering a high level of excellence on his treatments for the benefit of his patients. In today’s medical economy, being independent is very difficult because of the heavy competition against big corporations and physicians who own their physical therapy practices.

Andreas Machulski

Andreas Machulski

Physical Therapist Assistant

Andreas has been a Physical Therapist Assistant with First Option Physical Therapy for 6 years. Patients like him because he takes his time working with them and providing great explanations of their treatments, with a high rate of success.

Beverly Smith

Beverly Smith

Office Manager

Beverly is the soul of our office. She has excellent management and interpersonal skills. She does whatever is needed to accommodate your appointments with an extremely low rate of no-show ups.

Barry Anderson

Billing Director

Barry has been working for First Option Physical Therapy since it was opened in 2004. If you have a question about your bill, he will promptly provide assistance.

Your Pain can get better with the right approach

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200 Capri Isles Blvd. Ste. 1-C

Venice, FL 34292