Physical Therapists

As you seek the finest health care services in central Florida, you can be certain that at Florida Center for Orthopaedics you will be treated by an outstanding team of medical professionals with extensive experience.

The goal of Florida Center for Orthopaedics is to provide superior medical services by friendly and caring people. We function as a team to provide progressive leadership to the orthopaedic profession. We are dedicated to serving our community and improving the quality of people’s lives.

Physical Therapists

Nicole A. Swartz – PT, MS

Nicole A. Swartz - PT, MSNicole Swartz is the clinic manager and has been a physical therapist with FCO since 2002. She believes in and utilizes an eclectic approach to treating her orthopedic patients incorporating high level manual skills with functional and sports specific training. She prides herself on helping each patient become empowered and educated to learn to prevent, manage, and overcome their physical impairments and functional limitations. She is able to use her personal experience as a full scholarship collegiate gymnast in the athletic patient population. She has also achieved a Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy which she builds into treatment of all of her patients.

Nicole received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from the George Washington University, Wash., D.C. and her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia in 2000.

She started her career in the northern Virginia area after graduation and moved to Orlando in 2002. She has prior work experience in both the sub-acute rehabilitation and home care environments but her true passion is the orthopedic patient.

She lives in Winder Garden with her husband and two daughters and enjoys running and tennis.


Andre Ishmael, DPT

Andre IshmaelAndre combines his passion for the profession of physical therapy and rehabilitation with his love of sports and fitness, as well as a personal background in competitive athletics. He enjoys working with a wide variety of patients and has taken a liking to working with the orthopedics and athletic population. Andre is committed to designing individualized plans of care for each patient based on their specific needs.

Andre earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Central Florida. With his attendance there, he participated in different community outreach programs such as volunteering with the Orange County Clash Quad Rugby team and the Florida Special Olympics. Prior to completing his DPT program, Andre graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences Pre-Clinical Allied Health. He is a member of the Orthopedic and the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

During his free time, Andre participates in Crossfit workouts and competitions in the state of Florida.


Maryann Daniels – PT

Maryann Daniels began working at FCO in 2007. At FCO, Maryann uses her extensive experience in manual skills to treat soft tissue and joint dysfunctions throughout the body. She has received a Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy.

In 1996, Maryann graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. Following graduation, she gained valuable experience with neurological and orthopedic patients at Florida Hospital. In 2002, Maryann moved to California and continued with advanced training in manual therapy. She became proficient with spinal, pelvic, girdle, costal, and various other orthopedic dysfunctions through her work at an outpatient orthopedic clinic.

Maryann believes strongly in integrating hands-on-therapy with exercise and education which allows her clients to learn about their bodies and take ownership of their health.


Larry Burr – PA

Larry Burr - PALarry is a licensed physical therapist assistant and is a pioneer at Florida Center for Orthopaedics, assisting with the establishment of the PT program in 1997.

He holds an Associates degree in Business Administration and graduated as a PTA from Atlantic Community College in 1995.

Larry brings extensive personal sports experience to FCO, which he utilizes with the athletic patient population. He is currently a certified personal trainer; weight lifts and trains himself at least five days a week, and also plays tournament softball throughout the state of Florida. He has a true passion for being a part of the rehabilitation process of athletes and has specialties in the knees and shoulders.

He has developed an extensive set of sport specific skills, as well as being trained in instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and kinesiotaping, which is incorporated into the treatment in many of his patients.


Carlie Cdzin – ACT

Carlie Cdzin - ACTCarlie is a certified and licensed athletic trainer. She received her Bachelor of Science degree form the University of Central Florida in 2008 with a major in athletic training. She joined the rehabilitation department at Florida Center for Orthopaedics in May 2013. Prior to moving to the Orlando area, she worked in Tampa, Florida for five years at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute as part of the physical therapy team.

She is highly experienced working with diverse population of orthopedic patients and is specialized in using instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). Along with being a full time clinician her at FCO, she also serves as the durable medical equipment coordinator responsible for fitting and dispensing braces and assistive devices.


Stacey Wong, PTA

Stacey Wong, PTAStacey received her Associate of Science degree from Seminole Community College as a physical therapist assistant and has been with FCO since 2006. She is also a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Science and Health Services Administration.

She has focused her career in the outpatient orthopedic setting and with the geriatric population. Stacey is also heavily involved in her own fitness competing in figure competitions. She is able to effectively incorporate her fitness knowledge into a comprehensive treatment approach with all of her patients. She also prides herself in providing extensive patient education and highly skilled manual skills to return patients to their prior level of function.

While not at work, Stacey enjoys time with her husband, dogs, vacationing, and staying fit.