Marva Sletten, PT, MA, CMPT, CLT-LANA, LMT

Physical Therapist, Lymphedema Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Trager Practitioner
PT#5843, MA#25794

Need physical therapy for any orthopedic or neurological problem?  You are in great hands with Marva.  A Florida Native, Marva received her physical therapy degree from Florida International University and later earned an MA in counseling psychology while living in California.  She became a Certified Practitioner for the Trager Approach, a mind-body method improving movement and postural awareness.  A skilled manual therapist, Marva completed the Ola Grimsby Manual Therapy certification program through the Florida Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, and is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist with the Lymphology Association of North America.  Marva loves the outdoors, and enjoys boating, diving and hiking with her husband.

Daniel Ream, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Exercise Specialist
PT#33040

Dr. Dan Ream specializes in orthopedics, sports medicine and balance rehabilitation.  He enjoys helping patients reduce their pain and return to their prior activities with confidence.  His easygoing and friendly attitude will put you at ease, and you will feel assured with his knowledge and skill in treating your orthopedic or neurologic problems.  He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, after completing his Bachelor’s degree in exercise science.  To help patients achieve their goals, Dr. Ream incorporates a movement and exercise based treatment approach, with his manual skills, and LSVT approach for Parkinson’s.  After practicing as an orthopedic clinician in Missouri, Dr. Ream and his wife spent years in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, where he became lead physical therapist for two outpatient clinics.  In his free time, Dan enjoys running, recreational sports, boating and Island life with his family.

Paula Sedas, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Clinical Instructor
PT#20799

Dr. Paula Sedas is a highly skilled and compassionate physical therapist with over 20 years experience in the physical therapy field.  Originally from Colombia, South America, she received her initial PT degree in 1998 from Universidad del Valle, and then completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014 at the University of South Florida.  In 2002, Dr. Sedas relocated to southwest Florida, where she has excelled as a physical therapist in a variety of settings.  Dr. Sedas has a strong background and experience working with patients after orthopedic surgeries (including total knee and shoulder), pain management and weakness/balance disorders.  Paula is also a Graston Technique Practitioner for instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and offers Pilates-based physical therapy.  Paula enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Rachel Tritaik, PT, CLT, LMT

Physical Therapist, Vestibular Specialist, Lymphedema Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist
PT#13489, MA#80499

Rachel owns and manages Island Therapy Center, opening the clinic in 2009 to better serve the needs of the community.  Rachel grew up in England and Canada, graduating with her Physical Therapy (aka Physiotherapy) degree from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1995.  Practicing in Florida since 1997, Rachel specializes in vestibular rehabilitation, dizziness, balance disorders, NDT, hand therapy, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s, stroke and lymphedema treatment.  Rachel enjoys lecturing to community groups on a variety of topics to improve health, and managing her clinic.  Training in hands-on techniques in Canada and the USA, Rachel is also a skilled Certified Massage Therapist.  A Sanibel resident since 2008, Rachel enjoys stand-up paddle-boarding, running, cycling and Pilates, and is also a member of the APTA and Sanibel Captiva Rotary Club.

Andreia Franco, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist
MA#90459

Andreia has been interested in body movement and awareness for decades, beginning with her BS in Physical Education in Brazil.  She certified in Rolfing Myo-fascial Release Therapy (2010) and also in Reiki Energy Therapy.  Andreia’s skills in massage therapy include not only myo-fascial release and Rolfing, but also deep tissue massage, Swedish, reflexology, relaxation and trigger-point techniques.  Since moving to the US from Brazil in 1983, Andreia has worked in the fields of massage therapy, physical education and movement science, and has a wonderful healing touch.  She additionally holds a National Child Development Associate credential, and received a Graduate Certificate in Psychopedagogy (the psychology of education).  Andreia is always interested in learning new therapeutic techniques to help her clients.  For fun, she enjoys bike riding, playing pickleball and strolls on the beach.  

Mahnaz Bassiri

Certified Pilates Instructor,
Certified Personal Trainer

Mahnaz has studied Pilates for many years and certified with CORE Dynamics Pilates for Mat and Reformer.  We also congratulate Mahnaz for winning the “Best Trainer” designation for the 2018 “Best of the Islands” awards.  She enjoys teaching with a compassionate approach and key attention to form and safe performance for all her clients.  As a Certified Personal Trainer through the AMFPT, and Group Exercise Trainer through the AFAA, Mahnaz works with individuals with all levels of health and wellness goals.  She has lived in Florida for over 10 years, and has a true passion for helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle, and achieve their goals safely and efficiently.  Many on Sanibel know Mahnaz from her classes at the Sanibel Recreation Center, and her reputation as a skilled and thorough instructor, with a heart of gold.