At Brookline Physical Therapy, patients come first and we stand behind the quality of our care.

Our History
Brookline Physical Therapy is the fruit of hard work, a passion for what we do, and a vision shared by the American Physical Therapy Association that encourages all rehabilitation therapists to practice autonomously, to continue life-long education, to provide evidence-based practice and to continue to demonstrate professionalism in all that we do.

The owners have over 30 years combined experience in physical therapy practice. We built Brookline Physical Therapy from the ground up to put the needs of our patient's first while having the infrastructure in place to meet the expectations of our referring physicians and other referral sources. We have sought and hired some of the most experienced therapists in the Tampa region who work collaboratively to provide you and your family the best possible outcomes.
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We developed in-house and with the assistance of outside software companies a fully integrated and cloud accessible EMR/Billing/CRM/Website Management system capable of running completely on the Macintosh OS X system and one that is CMS certified for PQRS submission, capable of functional limitation reporting (G-codes) and ICD-10 ready. This allows us to create thorough, timely and complete documentation for our referring physicians and payers, while providing high quality and cost-effective treatments for our patients by investing in technology that simply works.

We chose only the finest rehabilitation and fitness equipment available today and have the clinical experience necessary to provide the highest quality healthcare and instruction. We want to thank all our referring physicians, case managers, and health practitioners who make Brookline Physical Therapy a great success. - 
John and Lea Esguerra, Owners

Meet Our Dedicated and Highly Experienced Rehabilitation Team

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JOHN V. ESGUERRA, MSPT, Founder/Director
Born in Brooklyn, NY, John is the son of a general surgeon and pediatrician from Long Island NY. He earned his undergraduate degree with distinction in psychology in 1990 from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences and assisted in clinical research in neurology for Boston University Medical School for several years. It was through his clinical research with patients with disabilities that inspired him to choose a career in physical rehabilitation.

John continued his studies at Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (
SARGENT) and received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999. Boston University's physical therapy program has long been ranked as one of the top PT programs in the country by US News and World Report. He was trained in general orthopedics, acute rehabilitation, and sports medicine at New York City's Hospital for Joint Diseases and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital- two highly distinguished teaching hospitals in the US. John began his career as a staff physical therapist at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, NY.

Now in outpatient orthopedic practice for over 14 years, John has spent the last five years managing an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Oldsmar, Fl which had earned recognition for "provider excellence" and was one of the company's first recipients of its "Corporate A Award" for his management abilities. He has served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students attending universities in New York and Florida. John specializes in the treatment of orthopedic disorders and has received additional training in the treatment of neck and lower back pain at the McKenzie Institute. His rehabilitation approach is one that blends science with compassionate care and he stays informed of the latest research in rehabilitation that demonstrate what has proven to be truly effective.

In his spare time he enjoys fishing, and biking. John's second love in life is playing the piano and trained at music conservatories in Boston and New York and he is a strong supporter of the performing fine arts. John is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
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LEA M. ESGUERRA, PT, Assistant Director
Born in the Philippines and practicing in the U.S. for the last 20 years, if there is one word to describe Lea as a physical therapist it is: experience. Having practiced in the states of Michigan, Indiana, New York and Florida and having practiced in a variety of rehabilitation settings she is extremely knowledgeable and experienced to handle just about any medical condition requiring physical therapy. She graduated one of the top students from Virgen Milagrosa University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.

She began her career in the U.S. in 1992 at the nationally recognized Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center's Rehabilitation Institute in New York City which treats the most complicated neurological and musculo-skeletal conditions. She has extensive experience with post-CVA (stroke), traumatic brain injury, and recent amputations. In 1998 she joined Beth Abraham Health Service's Comprehensive Care Management team. For 7 years she served as supervisor of it's orthotic and prosthetic clinic working closely with orthotists and prosthetists in the prescription of orthosis, prosthesis and orthopedic footwear working closely with CVA patients and new amputees.

At Brookline, she will bring her invaluable experience working alongside the rest of our experienced rehabilitation team to bring patients with neurological and other complex medical conditions the best of care. She has many years experience in the PT outpatient setting and continues to receive advanced training in orthopedic treatments including Maitland manual therapy, and McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie Institute. She is best known by her patient's and colleagues for her infectious smile, positive attitude, and compassionate care. She has served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students in New York and Florida. When Lea is not busy with her practice she enjoys gardening and dancing.