Coastal Physical Therapy

Meet our Team!

Hilary Manees

Hilary Manees, DPT

Hilary Manees specializes in orthopedic, manual and sports therapies. She received her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Michigan in 2004. Hilary is certified as a manual therapist, a Sportsmetrics™ trainer and as a clinical instructor. She is trained Kinesio taping, Graston technique and balance/vestibular rehabilitation therapies. Before joining Coastal Physical Therapy, Hilary treated adolescents, adults and geriatrics in Austin, Texas. She has lived in North Florida since 2014 and enjoys going to the beach, exercising, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Brooke Davis

Brooke Davis, PT,DPT

Brooke graduated from the University of Florida where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She previously attended the University of South Carolina where she received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2013. She has gained clinical experience in Acute Neurological Oncology as well as Aquatic Physical Therapy. She has an interest in conditions that affect the lower back. As an active member of the FPTA (Florida Physical Therapy Association), she’s met with Florida’s legislators over the past two years to champion for updating the Physical Therapy Practice Act. Brooke has lived here in Jacksonville for 25 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, going to Orange Theory Fitness, cooking and playing tennis.

Brian Borden

Brian Borden, PT, MSPT

Brian Borden specializes in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy treatment with an interest in manual therapy. He graduated from the University of North Florida with his MSPT degree in 2005. Prior to moving to Jacksonville, he completed his undergrad coursework in Chemistry at Indiana University. Brian has been a Florida resident for the past 16 years and enjoys golfing, biking, and working out in his free time.


Jerry Edwards, PTA

Jerry Edwards specializes in outpatient Orthopedic physical therapy with an interest in shoulder and back conditions. He graduated from Florida State Community College with his PTA degree in 2012. Jerry also received his Bachelors of Theology from Baptist College of Florida in 2001 and served as supervisor with the United States Postal Service before pursuing his PTA degree. He has participated in several intense education seminars that focus on shoulder biomechanics and rehabilitation. He enjoys being outdoors, playing golf, and practicing martial arts.

Sheila Edwards

Sheila Edwards, PTA

Sheila Edwards is a native of Florida and has been in the medical field since graduating high school. Sheila worked 10 years as a certified nursing assistant at Cathedral Rehabilitation Center and Turtle Creek Nursing Home prior to pursuing her interest in physical therapy. Sheila began working as a physical therapy rehabilitation technician in 1999 and later graduated from Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2014 with an Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant. In her spare time Sheila enjoys spending time with friends and family, bowling, going to the movies, and spending time outdoors.


Stacey Miller, PTA

Stacey Miller attended both the University of North Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville; receiving her Bachelors in Math Education in 2008, and her Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant in 2013. Stacey has been a Florida resident for the past 27 years and enjoys volleyball, soccer, water skiing, and swimming.


Chris Snyder, PTA, LMT

Chris Snyder attended the Florida State College of Jacksonville receiving his Associate in Science in Physical Therapy Assistant in August 2013. He also attended the Alpha School of Massage in becoming a massage therapist in June 2011; and the University of North Florida, obtaining his Bachelors of Science in Health in May 2008. Chris is a Florida native with special interest in neuromuscular re-education. In his spare time Chris enjoys trivia, basketball, and billiards.


Preston Miller, LMT, CNMT, CSCS

Preston Miller specializes in neuromuscular, deep tissue, myofascial and sports massage techniques. He received his massage therapy license after attending Heritage Institute in 2001 and received his Bachelors degree in 2011 from the University of North Florida in Exercise Physiology. He is accredited through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Before joining our Coastal team, Preston taught massage therapy and anatomy and physiology at the post-secondary level in Jacksonville. Being a native, Preston has lived in Florida for 37 years. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, kayaking and exercising.

April Dowden

April Dowden, LMT

April Dowden specializes in therapeutic deep tissue massage, and neuromuscular therapy with special training in sports massage and reflexology. She attended Space Coast Health Institute and obtained her License in Massage Therapy in 2001. April has interest in medical massage and ART: Active Release Technique. While she was born in Louisiana, April has lived in Florida for the past 8 years and enjoys camping, kayaking, and gardening.