Wayne Goffin, MSPT, DPT, Owner, Clinical Director
Wayne Goffin, MSPT, DPT grew up on a dairy farm in northern Wisconsin. Imagine his parents’ surprise when he told them that he wanted to be a Physical Therapist! He graduated from Andrews University with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 1989. He has been treating patients in Charlotte County since 1992. He opened his own outpatient clinic in 1999, formerly Progressive Physical Therapy, now FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers in North Port and Port Charlotte.
Always looking for better ways to serve his patients and further advance his professional goals, he graduated in May of 2015 from the University of South Florida with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Wayne loves spending time outdoors. Weekends and vacations, he can be found hiking, biking, skiing, and even once paragliding. His wife and two daughters enjoy trying to keep up with him, whatever adventure he has in store.
Laurie Higinbotham, PTA, FYZICIAN Liaison, Marketing Rep
Laurie received her Associates in Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Broward College in 2012. Previously in her career, Laurie completed her internship at Progressive, now known as FYZICAL, and immediately knew that the caring and compassion shown to the patients, as well as the team environment, meant that working there would be one of her long term goals. She has worked for FYZICAL since 2012. She has a deep love for all aspects of physical therapy, but she particularly enjoys the opportunity it gives her to improve her patients’ quality of life and see the impact that physical therapy can have on people’s lives.
She started her schooling at the University of Florida where she received a Bachelors of Science in TV Production. Laurie is a fitness enthusiast and after a career in the television industry, she pursued her love of wellness and nutrition and received her PTA degree. Laurie grew up in Miami, Florida and has lived in Port Charlotte for the past 10 years with her husband and four children. In her spare time, she enjoys running, spending quality time with her family, and creating custom jewelry for her website.
Travis Dexter, PTA
Travis was born and raised in Englewood, Florida. He graduated from Lemon Bay High School and joined the United States Marine Core in 2001. He spent 8 years in active duty in security forces and infantry. In 2015, he graduated from Keiser University with an Associates in Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant and now works at the Port Charlotte office. Travis enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is dedicated to his family, church, and patients.
Christine Baltutis, PT Tech
Christine grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and relocated with her husband and two children to Punta Gorda, Florida in 2012. She is happy to be a part of the FYZICAL team as a Physical Therapy Technician since 2013. She enjoys the team environment and values her co-workers. In her spare time, she enjoys boating and fishing with her family and friends.
Jennifer Ashley, Client Care Specialist
Jennifer grew up in Connecticut and recently relocated to Florida. Jennifer has a Masters Degree in Community Mental Health and while in Connecticut spent many years working with people who experienced mental health issues, traumatic brain injury and other disabilities. She is passionate about wellness and is a certified personal trainer and a nutritional coach. Jennifer enjoys the Fyzical family and tries to make every patient’s day a little brighter.