The Team: Wanda L Warren PT, L.Ac., Victoria Lincoln PTA, Brian Yelverton L.Ac
Wanda L. Warren PT, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM), MHS –
Dual Licensed Physical Therapist and Acupuncturist- Director
Wanda acquired a Master of Physical Therapy/Adult Education from The Medical University of South Carolina in 1994. Her Master’s Degree focuses on Musculoskeletal Manual Techniques and the BioMechanics of Movement and Posture.
Immediately after graduation Wanda worked with Acute and Rehabilitation patients at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Home Health and Outpatient Rehabilitation centers, specializing in orthopedics and chronic pain. Not completely satisfied with a strictly western approach to medicine, she re-entered academia, this time to master the healing traditions of the East. She continued her work in Hospital settings throughout her Acupuncture studies, honing her skills in integrating the best of East and West Manual Therapies. She studied Traditional Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture from The East West College of Natural Medicine, completing her studies in 1997 and becoming a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine in state of Florida. She successfully owned and operated two clinics in Sarasota FL, named after her unique approach; Response Therapies, Inc. Wanda now has 22 years experience integrating Eastern and Western medical professions and paradigms. Wanda has a passion for life-long learning, focusing on the most recent techniques for assisting her patients. Over the years she has pursued the following healing methods: Yoga, Emotional Balance treatments with Acupuncture, Dry Needling, CranioSacral & Somato-Emotional Release, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Breathing Exercises, Medical Qigong and EFT. All of these methods assist her patients with relief of Chronic Pain Patterns, Orthopedic Injuries, Headaches, Back and Neck pain. Her Acupuncture and Craniosacral techniques have assisted many with anxiety, headaches, depression and fatigue. Throughout her professional journey she has personally studied with such notables as Don Miguel Ruiz, Norm Shealey, MD, Chinese Qigong Doctors and Peruvian Shamans. She has traveled and studied in China, South America and Europe. A large part of Wanda’s Practice is providing fertility treatments with Acupuncture and CranioSacral techniques. She enjoys providing healthcare to women from before conception to post partum and beyond. These nurturing treatments have assisted many new mothers and old pros.
Wanda’s extensive training paired with her innate aptitude for healing helps her patients achieve favorable outcomes. Some patients report that they have tried everything to alleviate their pain before seeing this Team at WT Wellness, but it wasn’t until the team approach did they finally find relief and often complete recovery from symptoms.
If Wanda is not in the office she is studying, playing with Dolphins on some island, traveling or just gardening in her back yard.
Victoria Lincoln, PTA
Victoria is our Wellness Team Admin Manager and Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, specializing in stress symptom reduction, Orthopedic pains and Women’s Healthcare from pre-conception through Delivery and beyond.
Tori graduated from Loma Linda University, California with a focus on Chronic Pain and rehabilitation of physical challenges using manual therapies and therapeutic exercise. She uses specialized skills in manual therapy allowing successful treatments of headaches, migraines, jaw pain, neck, back and orthopedic pains. Her Craniosacral skills provide treatment sessions for anxiety symptoms and stress symptoms that have lead to muscle tension and spasms.
Tori’s path to becoming a physical therapist assistant began with the belief in a mind, body, spirit connection and the desire to make a difference in the lives of those around her. She is thrilled to be working in an integrated environment that recognizes and encourages healing of the mind, body and spirit. She works closely through the Wellness team to integrate Acupuncture and Physical Therapy services.
In addition to her physical therapy skills, Tori is also our essential oil expert. After successfully using essential oils with her own family, she loves to share her knowledge of self-care and healing with others.
Brian Yelverton, L.Ac
Brian is a licensed Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. He is nationally certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCOAM). He graduated Magna Cum Laude from The American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, OH. His studies included an internship in Beijing, China at the Beijing Hospital of Integrated TCM and Western Medicine. With his gentle and holistic approach, he’s successfully treated a wide range of musculoskeletal, neurological and emotional conditions. He’s experienced working with acute and chronic pain (sports injuries, headaches, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc…), anxiety/depression, stress, insomnia, addictions, hormonal imbalances, fertility, men’s health issues, digestive problems, phantom limb pain, neuropathy/limb numbness, post-operative recovery, and more.
Brian loves hiking, biking, travel, and spending time with his family. He’s excited to be a part of the personalized and caring style that the WT Wellness team is known and loved for.