- Physical Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
- Musculo-Skeletal Conditions
- Neurological Rehab
- Balance Disorders
- Women’s Health
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, CLT
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.
Crystal Okamoto, PT, DPT
Crystal received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Pacific University in Oregon. She then returned to her home state of Hawaii, where she worked for 5 years specializing in outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine and post-op rehabilitation.
In pursuit of advanced training and to offer the highest level of care, she traveled to the US mainland to be certified in dry needling, other forms of manual therapy and functional rehabilitation. Areas of interest include treatment of BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo—a common cause of dizziness/nausea), TMJ, assessment of sports related risk for injury/prevention, ergonomics, and all spinal and joint related pain and injury.
After working around Washington D.C., the Midwest and the Virgin Islands, she has returned to St. Thomas for the 7th time and is here to stay calling another island home.
Adrienne Thomason, PT
Adrienne received her bachelor’s degree from University of Connecticut in Physical Therapy. She then completed a master of arts program in Developmental Disabilities at NYU. Afterward, she continued to take educational courses and obtained various certifications in the areas of pelvic health, integrative manual therapy, pediatric therapies, and holistic adjunct modalities including acupuncture.
With 32 years of experience in physical therapy combining evidence based treatments with the holistic complementary modalities, Adrienne has recently relocated to St. Thomas. Her move to the island has finally brought the specialty of Women’s Pelvic Health to the territory.
As an APTA CAPP trained Women’s Health Physical Therapist, Adrienne has an extensive and varied background in the areas of pelvic health, women’s health, integrative manual therapies, myofacial release, craniosacral therapy, muscle energy, energy medicine, and more. She incorporates concepts of yoga, relaxation, and healthy living into her therapy and aims to help all of her patients obtain total wellness.
Bethany Miller, ATC PTA
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.
She then transitioned from AT to ATC and PTA at Kent State, graduating in 2015. Since then, Bethany has experience in orthopedic bracing and 2 years experience providing physical therapy in skilled nursing facilities and a long-term acute care rehabilitation facility. Her range of experience allows Bethany to adjust treatments to her individual patients’ needs. It also allows her to transition patients from physical therapy to working out again to maintain their health. Bethany recently moved to St. Thomas to pursue a different way of living, while still providing patient care to a variety of people. She is looking forward to all this island and Synergy have to offer.