Dr. Hanna Shays, PT, DPT
Hanna (Gierman) Shays is an ART Certified and Dry Needling Certified Provider with a strong background in neurologic rehabilitation. Her manually-based approach combined with her background in neurologic rehab enhance her ability to effectively evaluate and treat her patients. She has completed coursework in Dry Needling I & II, Active Release Technique for the upper extremity, Chinese Medical Massage/Cupping/Gua sha, Geriatric Orthopedic Rehab, and is a credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association. She has also begun teaching as an Adjunct Professor at a local college's physical therapy assistant program.
Dr. (Gierman) Shays is passionate about assisting active and motivated individuals. She takes a special interest in treating conditions of the jaw, head, neck, arm and sacroiliac joint. She feels privileged to have worked with clients from all kinds of backgrounds, from professional athletes to recreational athletes, dentists, nurse practitioners, local business owners, and private clients from young adults to seniors in South Florida.
I am originally from Raleigh, NC, and played elite-level soccer starting at 10 years old. My love for athletics allowed for me to discover my passion for biomechanics and how the human body functions.
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Exercise & Sport Science with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 and went on to receive my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida in 2019.
My background in neurologic rehab and love of manual therapy gives my treatment approach an edge, allowing me to effectively address the connection between mind and body.