Alyssa Stewart, DPT

Owner & Physical Therapist

Alyssa is the owner and lead physical therapist at Empower PT. She saw the need for something more than traditional physical therapy, something more than just treating the injury. With her lifelong passion for physical activity and human anatomy, and her ever-present desire to challenge herself and help others, Empower PT was established in 2015. Whether you’re an athlete working towards the next level of competition, or someone desiring to return to pain free movement, her goal is to provide you with the tools, encouragement, and mobility to do so. 

After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Exercise Physiology, Alyssa obtained a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in 2009. Alyssa began working in both the outpatient and inpatient settings at St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospital, and quickly worked her way to Senior Physical Therapist. She then moved to South Tampa in 2011 where she served as a staff physical therapist for five years at St. Joseph’s Hospital, working in both inpatient and outpatient rehab before deciding to open her own practice. Alyssa is committed to ongoing professional growth and is constantly seeking the most innovative ways to give her clients the tools they need to maintain a pain-free life. 

Certifications: Polestar Pilates for Rehabilitation, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), full body Active Release Technique (ART), LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Disease, APTA Clinical Educator for DPT students.