Vighetti & Associates Sports Physical Therapy began as a component of The Refinery Athletic Club in 2012 but has since become an independent company as of September 2014 with owner Steve Vighetti. At that time, Kirsten Heath was brought on as a manual and orthopaedic based therapist to help with the growing demand by patients. Most recently, Megann Schooley & Megan Dickerson have added their talent to the therapy staff in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Steve Vighetti MPT, MTC, FAAOMPT, CSCS
Steve Vighetti is the owner of Vighetti & Associates Sports Physical Therapy and brings over twenty years of experience to the practice. Steve received his bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College. And earned his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine in 1997. He has been a certified manual therapist since 2005 and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists since 2008. He has also earned a certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition, he received the Catherine Patla-Stanley Paris Award for Excellence in Manual Therapy.
Steve Vighetti started as Flagler’s co-strength and conditioning coach in February of 2014. He has worked previously with the Lehigh Valley Valleydawgs, a minor division basketball team that was the precursor to the NBA Developmental League and currently works with multi-sport endurance athletes ranging from middle school athletes up to and including professional runners, cyclists, and triathletes in the areas of program design and injury prevention strategies. During his undergraduate education at Ursinus college, he was a four-year starter on its men’s soccer team and captained the team as a senior. Upon graduation, Vighetti turned his attention to running where he has since competed in races from 5K to marathons. His Personal Record in a marathon is two hours and 46 minutes. Driven by his passion for running and the biomechanics of the gait cycle, Steve has developed a successful running program, Refine Your Run, helping St. Augustine’s runners analyze and improve their performance.
When he is not working with patients and students, Steve loves spending time with his best friend and wife, Tara, and chasing after their children, Owen and Amelie. Steve is a member of the St. Augustine Road Runners, and enjoys working out and playing outside as much as possible.
Megann Schooley PT, DPT, SCS, MTC, CSCS, CEEAA
Megann Schooley graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts/Humanities degree from Lynn University where she was captain of the Women’s National Championship Soccer Team, twice an Academic All-American and recently inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Furthermore, since completing her physical therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine, Megann has 20 years of physical therapy clinical experience with specializations in orthopaedics and sports. She was on the elite team of physical therapists that provided Corporate/ Occupational Injury Prevention services for the prominent entertainment/theme park industry in Orlando, Florida. Over the years, she has developed and implemented numerous programs including sports screenings, conditioning programs, law enforcement education and trainings, soccer specialized performance training and injury prevention, children’s exercise and nutrition wellness camps, ministry wellness programs and women’s health and wellness.
In addition, Megann is an educator. She was an adjunct faculty member for the University of Central Florida’s Physical Therapy Program and is currently an assistant professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Megann is well qualified with numerous certifications:
- Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
- Manual Therapy Certified through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences,
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults through the American
Currently, Megann resides in St. Augustine with her husband and two daughters. She is the head coach for the girls’ soccer program at a local high school. She is passionate about faith, family, community, mentoring youth, sports, teaching, health, wellness and being active.
Megan Dickerson PT, DPT, OCS, MTC
Megan Dickerson is originally from New Jersey and attended Lehigh University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2012. While at Lehigh she was a four-year member and two-year captain of the Lehigh University Dance Team and enjoyed teaching dance and gymnastics at local dance studios and summer camps in her spare time. She then moved Florida to attend the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2016.
After graduating, Megan worked for Drayer Physical Therapy Institute where in addition to working with a variety of orthopedic conditions, she also specialized in sport-specific physical therapy and injury prevention for gymnasts & dancers. She treated gymnasts on site weekly at North Stars Gymnastics Academy and provided injury prevention clinics and physical therapy to multiple other gyms, dance studios and girls soccer teams throughout the area. She completed the Manual Therapy Certification through the University of St. Augustine in 2018 and most recently became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. In addition to practicing at Vighetti & Associates Sports Physical Therapy, she also is a contributing faculty member at University of St. Augustine in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and enjoys staying active and spending time outside.