Synergy Fitness Center is a holistic, healing center with a calm, welcoming environment. We support an eco-friendly lifestyle geared towards total wellness for our clients and our planet.
Bonnie O’Rourke-Barr, PT, MPH
Physical Therapist and Owner of Synergy Fitness and Wellness Center. Bonnie O’Rourke-Barr graduated from Marquette University of Milwaukee in 1988. She developed a love for international cultures and worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica, as a consultant with Project HOPE in Yerevan, Armenia, and as a research assistant in El Salvador.
Bonnie had the opportunity to work as a “traveler” in St. Thomas in 1994 at the Schneider Regional Medical Center. It was at that time that she developed a great love for St. Thomas and vowed to return after completing graduate studies in International Public Health at Tulane University. She completed her degree but loved the city of New Orleans and a wonderful musician named Michael Barr. She stayed in New Orleans working in a variety of settings, including pediatrics, acute care, outpatient orthopedics and a rehabilitation facility. A husband, babies and a similar love for the eclectic life of New Orleans kept her there until Hurricane Katrina forced her family to relocate. She has worked at the Schneider Regional Medical Center since 2006 and loves the variety of cultures and opportunities available in St. Thomas. Bonnie and her family chose to make St. Thomas their permanent residence and joined forces with the Synergy team to make healthy living a reality, not just a dream.
Leah Crawford, DPT
Bethany spent the first 28 years of her life in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati in 2012 with an Athletic Training degree. She worked in sports medicine and orthopedics, as well as high school sports teams for 2 years before returning to school.
Dr. Leah Crawford, DPT, obtained her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and her doctorate in physical therapy from San Diego State University. Dr. Crawford has a special interest in strength and conditioning and works in the home health and out-patient setting in St. thomas. She also enjoys scuba diving and hiking.
Holly David, DPT
Dr. Holly David, DPT is a physical therapist from Lafayette, LA. Holly obtained her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Lafayette, LA and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Holly enjoys working with patients at all levels and has completed her NDT specialty certification in stroke rehab. Holly lives with her husband on a sailboat and enjoys sailing throughout the Caribbean.
Nicole Thurston, PTA, BS
Ms. Nicole Thurston joins the Synergy team from Richmond, Virginia. Nicole studies biology and worked as a soil scientist for many years before choosing physical therapy as a second career. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her husband and her dogs.