Now, Two Locations to serve our Patients and Clients!

NEW SANIBEL LOCATION:  695 Tarpon Bay Road, Unit 1, in the Sanibel Promenade, opposite the Sanibel Post Office.

Our Periwinkle Way clinic in the Sanibel Square suffered extensive flood damage during Hurricane Ian, September, 2022.  In the following months, we provided home visits, and then opened our Fort Myers location at 16880 McGregor Boulevard Suite 102, in the Amazon Park Center Plaza for private studio physical therapy and  massage therapy.  We are happy to announce that we have returned to Sanibel in a new location, and will continue to provide services in our Fort Myers location.   

If you are in need of an appointment at either location, please call 239-395-5858.  Physician referrals should be faxed to 239-395-5857.  Please note that therapist availability will be limited during the winter season due to space and staffing constraints, so early booking of appointments is recommended.  

Our hearts go out to our patients and our entire community as we recover from September 28th, 2022’s devastating Hurricane Ian.  Please check Island Therapy Center | Facebookfor additional updates, photos and links. 

All massage and Pilates packages will be extended until December 31st, 2024.  If you would like a refund on your remaining package, please call or email us using the Contact Us page.

Island Therapy Center is a successful physical therapist-owned independent practice, offering a professional, caring and motivating one-on-one atmosphere, operating for over 15 years.  We offer a range of services including physical therapy and massage therapy.  Personal training sessions at our Sanibel location can be tailored to the individual.  Options include Pilates with reformer training, assisted stretching sessions and strength training. 


Our physical therapists each have many years of experience, additional certifications and doctorate-level education.  We specialize in orthopedics, dizziness, balance, sports injuries, manual therapy, neurology, post-surgical rehabilitation, lymphedema, fall-prevention, and vestibular rehabilitation.  

Our licensed massage therapists (consistently voted “Best of the Islands”) have a reputation for excellence on Sanibel Island, and are especially skilled in massage for muscle pain or injury, with lymphatic massage for swelling or post-procedure (i.e. liposuction).

Personal training is available with our certified instructor and can include Pilates specialty.  Need to improve your health, but have medical or mobility issues keeping you from a gym?  Our medically-based fitness program offers a customized personal training regimen to meet your goals in a safe environment.  Want to improve your flexibility and range of motion?  Assisted stretching sessions are available.




Island Therapy Center was founded in 2009, by Sanibel resident Rachel Tritaik, PT, CLT, LMT, with the goal of providing quality healthcare services to  residents, visitors and workers on Sanibel and Captiva Islands.  With over 25 years experience as a licensed physical therapist, she understands the need for customized therapy treatments and  complementary therapies that enhance health and wellbeing.  


Rachel envisioned a different approach from the traditional physical therapy clinic.  In other clinics, patient’s times overlap, and non-therapists conduct most of the “treatment”.   We believe in quality over quantity, resulting in happier patients and therapists!


Our mission is to help you with three “R’s”:  reduce pain, restore mobility and return to your active lifestyle.  Enjoy our beautiful islands and feel well on Sanibel.



You will be evaluated and treated by the SAME therapist each visit, schedule permitting, for the entirety of your visit (no treatment by aides or assistants). This ensures consistent care and faster recovery.  We will also not waste your valuable therapy time with weight machines you can find in your local gym.  Instead, your strengthening program will be individualized and effective with reproducible activities you can do at home.  You deserve your therapist’s undivided attention, therefore we ONLY schedule one-on-one sessions.  For this reason, we suggest you book ahead for appointments to ensure your preferred times.  We have limited clinic space, and our appointment slots fill VERY quickly for the peak months of January, February and March.

Our licensed physical therapists (including doctorate physical therapists) have many years experience.   

You ALWAYS have a choice in where you receive your Sanibel physical therapy services.  Some physician offices may not be aware of our clinic, or prefer to refer to clinics in their own system, despite inconvenience for the patient.  We accept referrals from all physicians and health systems and will stay in close communication with your doctor.  

We offer a CHOICE between insurance-based billing or a Medicare-equivalent  flat-rate fee.  This takes the guess-work out of estimating the cost, especially if you have a high-deductible, are out-of-network or have no insurance in the USA.