5147 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota (941) 870-5811

Our Team

Dave Ochsendorf, MPT, MEd, ATC


Dave is from Elkins, WV where he grew up playing soccer, baseball, and basketball. His love for sports led him to West Virginia University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and became a certified Athletic Trainer. He then completed his Master of Education degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia while completing a graduate assistantship at Virginia Military Institute.

He continued to work as an athletic trainer for the football and wrestling teams at VMI for 4 years. In 2000 he moved to Norfolk, Virginia to pursue his career in physical therapy. At Old Dominion University, he earned his Master of Physical Therapy degree, and met his wife Kristy. He and Kristy traveled the country, working in outpatient orthopedic clinics in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Washington D.C., Arizona, California, and Hawaii. They fell in love with Sarasota, FL, and decided to settle here in 2008.

Dave specializes in evaluating and treating the foot and ankle. He has extensive undergraduate, graduate, and internship training in foot and ankle biomechanics, which he applies to his physical therapy practice.

Dave's background in sports medicine is an added advantage when treating all upper and lower extremity injuries. He recently earned his certification from Titleist as a certified Golf Fitness Instructor.

He also uses manual skills learned in various parts of the country and in additional coursework to effectively treat the spine. When applied properly, Dave believes the principles of biomechanical correction, sports medicine treatments and manual therapy yield great results for clients of all ages.

 

Kristy Ochsendorf, DPT


Kristy grew up in Ohio where she was a member of the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet Company from ages 5-16. She graduated from Ohio University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. She then moved to Norfolk, Virginia to attend Old Dominion University and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2004.

Upon graduation, she and husband Dave worked as traveling physical therapists for five years, practicing in Hawaii, California, Maryland, Washington DC, Connecticut, Arizona, and Florida.

Kristy and Dave fell in love with the active community of Sarasota, moved here in 2008, and then opened Siesta Key Sports & Physical Therapy in 2010.

Kristy's passion and enthusiasm for exercise combined with manual skills learned across the country translate into exceptional results for her clients. She takes a scientific and evidence-based approach, applying principles of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics to successfully treat a variety of acute conditions as well as movement disorders and postural dysfunctions. She participates in many community races from 5K's to half-marathons and duathlons. She also enjoys regular yoga and weight training.


 

Dave and Kristy Ochsendorf


"After my surgery for a complete Achilles rupture, I wanted to find a PT with experience in foot and ankle injuries, as well as runners. My goals were to be able to get back to running and triathlons. I wanted to be able to complete a marathon. The quality of care that I received from Siesta Key Physical Therapy was even better I imagined. My treatment was tailored to my specific injury and goals, and the results have been phenomenal."
– Rebecca Lockwood


"I just wanted to thank you for all your help with my rotator cuff and hip. Everyone told me how painful the therapy would be, but with you, it wasn't painful at all. You were very gentle and patient. You are an excellent therapist, very kind and caring."
– Kathryn Robbio