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The Synergy Story

24 Years of Service to South Florida

Synergy was founded in 1998 by Robert and Risa Voorhees.  Synergy Health & Wellness is an independently-owned wellness center founded by a physical therapist and a psychotherapist.  The combination of mind and body is the synergy of Synergy Health and Wellness.  We have created a place for people to obtain control of their health in a warm and comforting atmosphere.  Our mission is to treat every person like family by providing a caring, innovative and educational experience at the center.  Our goal at Synergy Health & Wellness is to assist you in taking charge of your personal health, both in mind and body.

Robert and Risa Voorhees started Synergy Health & Wellness to create a unique environment for people to come and recuperate from injuries. From its inception as a rehabilitation clinic, Robert and Risa envisioned a bigger and more inclusive center for both rehabilitation, prevention and wellness. Synergy Health & Wellness grew from a small rehabilitation clinic in Palm Beach Gardens to an all-inclusive wellness center in Jupiter that incorporates physical therapy, occupational therapy, Pilates, massage, mental health counseling, and energy medicine in its list of services.


Dr. Robert Voorhees, PT, DPT

Dr. Robert Voorhees, PT, DPT


Dr. Robert Voorhees completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Evidence in Motion College of Health Professions in Louisville, Kentucky.  He has a Masters’ Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami and he is certified in Clinical Pilates, the treatment of vestibular and balance disorders, spinal dysfunction, dry needling certification and functional capacity evaluations. Robert’s vision is to bring together research-supported rehabilitation with compassionate, individualized treatment for each patient. He has created a warm and comfortable environment with state of the art equipment and therapy techniques, all designed to maximize a patient’s recovery and quality of life.

Risa Voorhees, LCSW, MSW

Risa Voorhees, LCSW, MSW

Vice President

Risa Voorhees has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. After working in the business world for 10 years, she returned to school and successfully completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Barry University to become a psychotherapist. After having children and suffering from chronic back pain, Risa incorporated the core philosophy of Pilates to help her live pain free.  She continues to train clients privately in Pilates.  She also provides individual and family counseling for mental health.  Risa integrates all of her scholastic and experiential education into the operations of Synergy Health & Wellness.

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