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Our Mission

One-On-One Approach To Physical Therapy

Here at Starace Total Balance Physical Therapy, we get it. People are fed up with their healthcare providers rushing through appointments and barely giving them a chance to speak up about what's bothering them. They're like, "I couldn't even get a word in before they were off to the next person." And you know what? It's not just happening at regular clinics; most physical therapy places are guilty of the same.

But we're flipping the script. At Starace Total Balance Physical Therapy, we're breaking away from the norm. We're not about packing in multiple patients at once or throwing in random unlicensed staff for patient care. Our focus is on you, one-on-one. And let me tell you, that personal touch makes a real difference in how you experience your time with us.

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Omayra & Dr. Mike Starace
 

 

Dr. Mike Starace, originally from Sayville, New York, graduated from Touro College of New York with degrees in Health Sciences and Physical Therapy. After leading the Neurological Unit at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, he and his wife, Omayra, fulfilled their dream of establishing Starace Total Balance Physical Therapy in 2017. Dr. Starace enjoys kickboxing, mountain biking, and motocross racing, residing in Palm Coast, FL.

Omayra Starace, from Puerto Rico, transitioned from Flagler Hospital's medical records to a successful sales and advertising career at Xcel Media. As the only female in sales, she holds the record for retaining the most business and has earned the company's award for superior performance. Omayra, instrumental in founding Starace Total Balance Physical Therapy, is a proud mother of two daughters, sharing interests in kickboxing, mountain biking, travel, and scuba diving adventures with her family.

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                                    Meet Robert “Bob” Rodgers

 

A Pennsylvania native but Central Florida resident since 1981, Bob has been providing high-quality Physical Therapy services since 2012.  He graduated from Daytona State with Honors and was his Physical Therapy Assistant Class President.  

 

Bob has worked in every type of rehabilitation setting, including managing an outpatient clinic, and can address most any injury or problem you may have. He has completed multiple classes for improved manual therapy and training techniques.  Bob prefers to be hands-on and interactive with clients to progress them as quickly as possible to be safe, strong, and independent.  Having worked in different fields prior to entering the therapy profession, he understands the different needs of each individual, and how to quickly get them back to what they want or need to do.  

 

When not helping clients, Bob is likely to spend time with his wife and son, either at home, the beach, school functions, or out finding new things to do in the local area.  He also keeps himself in shape by working out in his home gym, or by doing yard work.  If Bob is not at home or with his family, then you will probably find him out riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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                              Meet Miguel Palau

 

Miguel Palau is a New Yorker who, like many other NY’ers, came to Florida to be away from the craziness of northern life and live the southern beach life instead. He shares his home life with his wife Chris Palau and daughter Mackenzie Palau. Miguel has lived in Ormond Beach for 11 years and enjoys watching his family grow up there. 

Miguel graduated from Daytona State College physical therapist assistant program in 2019 and has been in the medical industry since 1998 when he was a firefighter/EMT. He has worked in several health care environments including, Acute care, Emergency care, and Long term and outpatient. Miguel really enjoys taking this therapy adventure with his clients and seeing their progress as they continue down their own improvement path. When he’s not in the clinic, Miguel works with high school and college color guard, and percussion performer designing shows and working on perfecting the program until the end. Miguel also works as a contest coordinator and announcer for pageantry arts programs around the world. 

Miguel can’t wait to meet and work with you to achieve your therapeutic goals and improvements.  

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