About Us

FLORIDA PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALISTS (FPTS), formerly known as Doctor’s Choice Physical Therapy was founded by Ociel Betancourt PT, DPT in Venice Florida in 2005. We are an independent privately-owned Neuro-Orthopedics Physical Therapy Group whose core philosophy is to provide evidence-based treatments to patients with neurological, orthopedics, geriatrics and complex pain disorders.

The goal of the staff of FPTS is to offer quality and compassionate patient care. We treat our patients with respect and dignity and we take pride in our drive to stay informed with the latest advancements and associated treatment methods. Our decision-making process is not subject to corporate constraints and is, therefore, both flexible and expeditious. The Neuro-Orthopedics approach is the integrative therapeutic foundation of our practice.


We are fully active in support of our local population and throughout the year in conjunction with a number of neighboring residential communities, churches and institutions, we host a cycle of seminars and lectures on a variety of current health and wellness topics.

A program of free educational workshops on active aging is hosted by our Doctors on a regular basis at our clinics and is open to the general public by RSVP.