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, FAFS

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.

She is a graduate of the Gray Institute and a Fellow of Applied Functional Science. The Gray Institute is internationally renowned for its innovation, development, mastery, and delivery of advanced training for movement professionals, based on Applied Functional Science

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.