Physical Therapy Services in Palmetto

Director: Preston Heuberger, MPT, COMT, CSCS


Call 1-941-722-4000   

Fax 941-722-4700

1401 8th Ave W, Ste 1

Palmetto, FL 34221


Preston’s education started at the University of Florida where he received his undergraduate’s degree in Engineering, and in 2006, Preston received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of South Florida.  Since then he has built on his physical therapy skills by becoming a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) through the Ola Grimsby Institute, a certified Functional Movement Screens (FMS) specialist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Preston’s career has been focused on orthopedic outpatient physical therapy with a specialty in sports injuries.  He utilizes his unique background as a top ranked national Olympic Weightlifter and as a trainer at Bollettieri Tennis Academy to understand the needs of athletes to optimize their human performance post injury.  Currently, he spends time outside the clinic working with local high school athletes, gymnastics coaches, and weightlifting coaches to rehabilitate injured athletes and help prevent future injuries.

Preston had been a long term resident of Bradenton prior to pursuing his college education.  He is excited about returning to the Palmetto location to help his childhood community and friends maintain and optimize their functional mobility.  Please stop by to say hello!

Fitness Quest acquired Bay Area Physical Therapy in December of 2013.  We are dedicated to continuing to provide excellent care for the residents of Palmetto and the surrounding areas.   We have therapists that specialize in Pelvic and Woman’s Health as well as many other specialties that are listed below.  We treat a wide range of conditions, so if you do not see yours listed call the office and we will be happy to find out for you!


  • Functional Movement and Restoration
  • Sports Performance Therapy
  • Post Fracture Rehabilitation
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Neck Pain and Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain / Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow and Carpal Tunnel
  • Lower Back Pain / Sciatica / Herniated Discs
  • Hip Pain / IT Band Syndrome
  • Knee Pain / ACL / Meniscus Injuries
  • Ankle Pain and Sprains
  • Foot Pain / Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bursitis / Tendonitis
  • Vestibular / Balance
  • Women’s / Pelvic Floor Dysfunction