About First Option Physical Therapy

First Option Physical Therapy | Helberts Tambley, PT | Venice FL

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:

Professional Approach from Board Certify Physical Therapists.

  • Private Treatment Rooms.
  • Our friendly and caring approach to our patients.
  • Same therapist on each visit.
  • My desire to continue to stay on the cutting-edge of clinical care.
  • Clean and peaceful environment.
  • Excellent parking space.
  • Great location.

After 30 years of experience, I am still hands on with every patient that uses our facility. We cater to all of our patients specialized needs and create personalized treatment plans for each individual. For a sports injury, muscular degeneration, neurological conditions or post surgery your rehabilitation should be done at First Option Physical Therapy, It is the best private Physical Therapy Clinic in the area.