How it All Started

Cathy had a vision of what giving great care to patients would be like and kept that vision for years until she opened the office in 2005. Great care is the ability to provide a highly skilled hands on approach to each patient. This involves spending more time one on one with each person to educate and empower them to live a life free of pain She shares that vision of great care with her husband Dr. Joe Accurso. Cathy and Dr. Joe Accurso teach the Maximized Living Classes at local churches and places of business throughout Florida. In Balance Physical Therapy is about treating the individual and their specific needs. These needs target the source of the problem, not just the symptoms. Our mission is to empower our patients to take better care of their bodies, so they don’t need us. This is done through individualized one on one care directed towards the premise that structure = function. Whether you have knee pain or back pain, our therapists will perform a complete evaluation and treat the whole body to restore function in it, not just treat the symptom.

Meet The Staff

Cathy Parbst-Accurso

Cathy Parbst-Accurso

  • Physical Therapist, PT CKTP

Cathy graduated from the University of Connecticut with degrees in Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy. She is a former Duathlon National Champion and has competed as a professional Duathlete, placing 12th overall and first American at the World Championships.

Cathy is also one of the few advanced certified practitioners in Kinesio Taping® in Florida. Her sports background and extensive knowledge of the human body makes her an expert in the field at restoring functional movement patterns with all athletic skill levels. She is well known for her injury prevention / performance enhancement clinics she gives to local sports teams, high schools and running and triathlon clubs.

Cathy teaches at local churches and business the Maximized Living Classes along with her husband Dr. Joe Accurso. These classes provide a transformational experience to the students and empower them to lead a life of health and happiness.


Erinne Guthrie

Erinne Guthrie

  • Nutritional Holistic Lifestyle Coach



“I’m a coach, I’m an athlete and I’m a mom. I’ve spent time on both sides of the race and on the business and academic side of the industry. This gives me a pretty unique perspective on training, on athletes and on what is possible.” – Erinne Guthrie

Erinne Guthrie earned a Masters in Exercise Physiology, she is a USA Triathlon Coach – Level 2 (1999), is certified in numerous disciplines including Yoga and CHECK Holistic Lifestyle Coaching – Level 3.  Erinne has trained thousands of athletes as well as non-athletic individuals.  With over 20 years of experience she was led to develop a nutritional program that is customized to meet your specific needs.

The most important part of this program is you and what you want to achieve.  Erinne starts by taking an assessment of your eating habits and lifestyle; what you eat, how you eat, where you eat and who eats with you.   After all, a program that forces change on you without recognizing your current constraints just sets you up for failure. Her goal is to implement systematic changes that fit into your lifestyle.  Her nutrition program includes holistic methods with proven principles to build a strong foundation for long-term health, improved performance and increased energy. Find out about her services at

 Group and individual rates available for:

Initial seven (7) day food log evaluation and metabolic type testing; 2 week meal plan is included.

Kitchen Klean-Out: Toxic food removal; Together we’ll go through your pantry and refrigerator to eliminate       the unhealthy foods.

Food Field day at the grocery store; together we’ll shop for healthy selections of snacks and meals.