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Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine in St. Petersburg, FL

Address & Contact Information:

Therapy and Sports Center of St. Petersburg

412 12th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: (727) 898-5001
Fax: (727) 894-0554

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Hours of Operation:

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Welcome to Therapy & Sports Center. Whether you're a weekend warrior, a professional athlete or a weight loss enthusiast, you should not be in pain. Our professional physical therapists in St. Petersburg will work with you to come up with a customized treatment and prevention plan that caters for all your pain management needs.

For over three decades, our physical therapists have been providing quality physical therapy and rehabilitation for all types of injuries and conditions. Our work is to help people return to their normal life, improve overall health and well-being, and recommend lifestyle changes that can help prevent diseases and future injuries.

Services we offer at our state-of-the-art facility in St. Petersburg, FL include:

Who Can Benefit From Our Physical Therapy Services in St. Petersburg, FL

1. Individuals who want to recover muscle strength

An injury can leave you unable to use some muscles. Whether you have been injured or carrying an injury for a long time, our orthopedic physical therapists can help you recover from the injury and regain muscle strength.

2. Adolescents, babies, and children

Childhood problems can have a negative impact on the rest of a person's life. Our St. Petersburg physical therapists are specialized in treating conditions related to neurological, genetic and orthopedic disorders in babies, children, and teenagers.

3. Patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary problems

Our cardiopulmonary physical therapists in St. Petersburg, FL, help patients with cardiovascular or pulmonary problems. They can help patients improve their endurance and grow strength in key muscles, thus preventing problems such as pulmonary fibrosis and heart attacks.

4. People with sports-related injuries

Sports-related injuries can result from warm-up methods, training mishaps, or participating in sports. Our professional physical therapists work to prevent or reverse various types of sports injuries such as golf elbow, hamstring strain, medial tibial stress syndrome, mild traumatic brain injury, ACL tears and much more.

5. Elderly individuals with rehabilitation needs

Our physical therapists and staff provide rehabilitation for aging or older adults with Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, balance problems, difficulty walking and gait pattern disorder.

We Service St. Petersburg Neighborhoods and Beyond

To find a physical therapist near you, try the Therapy & Sports Center. We service patients in the larger St. Petersburg area, including Venetian Isles, Shore Acres, Allendale, Pinellas Point, Old Northeast, Placido Bayou, Snell Isle, Tierra Verde and beyond.

We service a population of more than 200,000 people comprising of whites, African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander.

There are several things to do in the area, such as camping, golfing, biking, fishing, horse-riding arena, and many other fun activities. Whether you're an avid participant in your family's football game or a professional athlete, our physical therapists in St. Petersburg have several physical therapy services for you.

We Are Conveniently Located In St. Petersburg, FL

It's easy to find Therapy & Sports Center in St. Petersburg, FL. Our facility is conveniently located near the intersection of 12th Avenue N and 4th Street N, directly opposite the Freedom Bank and Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Our facility has an open fitness center that functions as an independent workout and rehabilitation center and private treatment rooms.

Other notable businesses in the area include Old Northeast Jewelers, AT&T Store, Northeast Animal hospital, Growing Up Children's Boutique & Playspace and Chase Bank. The best way to get around the neighborhood is by car. You can also explore the entire area with the help of public transportation, such as PSTA buses.

Contact us for Physical Therapy in St. Petersburg, FL

If you have questions about any of our physical therapy services and programs, feel free to contact our St. Petersburg office today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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St. Petersburg Staff

Richard Hutchins, PT, Cert. MDT

Richard Hutchins, PT, Cert. MDT

Director, Physical Therapy

Mr. Hutchins graduated from University of Oklahoma in 1971. Shortly thereafter he moved to St. Petersburg where he opened the state’s first hospital-based fitness center. In 1987 he opened Therapy and Sports Center offering a variety of fitness programs in addition to physical therapy.

In 2007 he received his certification in the McKenzie Method- Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. According to the McKenzie Institute International ( this is, “a philosophy of active patient involvement and education…used all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems”. Mr. Hutchins is the only MDT certified therapist in St. Petersburg and is one of only 37 in the state of Florida.

Spencer Hutchins, DPT

Spencer Hutchins, DPT

Physical Therapist

Graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine in 2010. Being the son of Therapy and Sports Center’s Director and Founder, Richard Hutchins, Spencer has had a lifetime of experience though he is just begining his career as a physical therapist. In addition, Spencer gained tremendous knowledge about sports injuries and conditions while playing baseball with Saint Leo University as an undergraduate.

Bruce Snook, ATC

Bruce Snook, ATC

Athletic Trainer

Graduated from the Syracuse University in 2001 with a degree in Sports Medicine. He went on to get his certification in Athletic Training and has been working at Therapy and Sports Center since 2002. Bruce also serves as the trainer for our local Canterbury High School’s football team.