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What People Are Saying About ActiveFit

ActiveFit strives to make physical therapy and rehabilitation as enjoyable as possible which can help with the healing process. We believe the faster you recover the happier you will be and we’re here to help.

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"Can't say enough good things about Dr. Ratree."

Charlie | Port Orange, FL

Thank you for making my life so much better!

I was involved in a scary car accident on October 31st, 2018. I dislocated three discs in my neck and damaged my spine. I had to have one plate and two nails put into my right arm. I saw no improvement in my mobility until I found ActiveFIT Physical Therapy.

I could not be more pleased with the services provided! As a Physical Therapist and health coach, Dr. Ratree advised me on my nutrition, exercises, and plan of care. I got the help I needed, seeing improvement in just a couple sessions, and major improvement overall. Not only do I physically feel good, but I am also mentally stronger. I highly recommend ActiveFIT Physical Therapy! Thank you for making my life so much better!

Elisabetta B.   | Port Orange, FL                                                                                        

"Positive learning of activities to help me progress"

My experience with Active Fit has been great! All my appointments were on time. Positive learning of activities to help me progress outside of the facility. I now have more range of motion, less pain, and I can do things of all kinds that I could not do before. Fastening the seat belt was almost impossible, now I can do it with ease. Dr. Phil has been awesome! He has worked patiently to help my shoulder to work as freely as possible. Best PT ever, I am so thankful for his talents and patience. 


M.S. | Port Orange, FL

"3 months after my first visit, I ran the 26.2 Revel Mount Charleston Marathon with no pain! "

Dr. Ratree was a major factor in my recovery from a debilitating calf injury. Her laser treatments and strengthening program allowed me to return to a passion in my life-                                                                                                                                 running. 

In late August, unable to move around much, I hobbled into Dr. Ratree’s office for treatments. After a few laser treatments, massages, and conditioning exercises, I went for a run-on September 7th. She said to do 2 miles… I did 3!

I still had some pain, so I continued with her program for 7 more visits. Throughout PT, I continued to run, slowly increasing my mileage. On November 3rd, I logged my 100th mile…my calf pain was almost non-existent. The treatments and strengthening got me to that point.

On November 13th, 3 months after my first visit, I ran the 26.2 Revel Mount Charleston Marathon with no pain! I cannot thank Dr. Ratree enough for putting me back on course

R. W.  | Port Orange, FL

"He listened to me! He made therapy sessions enjoyable."

I was referred by my primary care physician for shoulder pain. Dr. Phil was terrific! He is very professional and focused. He listened to me! He made therapy sessions enjoyable. I am pleased to say that 6 weeks later, I am pain free and well educated on keeping my shoulder and neck in great condition. Dr. Phil and staff were a pleasure to work with. Not only did I receive treatment, but I also made new friends. 

KR | Port Orange, FL

One-on-one care!

“I am not new to Physical Therapy, having 2 sons that played ball and had their shares of operation and therapy. However, I have never witnessed the one-on-one care of a therapist for the total session.  This, one-on-one, is the personal care I received at ActiveFIT with Dr. Ratree.  I chose to try therapy, in lieu of an operation, for a torn rotator cuff. I was unable to use my dominant right arm for many household chores and personal care. My range of motion and strength greatly improved with therapy 3 times a week for 2 months, along with daily home exercises. 

However, there were still some limitations.  I then decided to have the operation to repair the torn rotator cuff. One month post-op, my range of motion was non-existent and the pain was off the charts. Confidently, I returned to physical therapy with Dr. Ratree. My pain level has greatly been reduced and my range of motion has improved after 2 months. I still have work to do with daily exercises which is now a part of my life. I am striving for full ROM (Range of Motion). 

Dr. Ratree is a credit to her profession. She goes the extra mile to teach you that your body will work better when you work the whole body with a healthy diet. Kathy, her front-end manager, always has a pleasant smile and is efficient with scheduling and insurance companies. Thank you ActiveFIT.”

L. A. | Port Orange, FL

"I look forward to coming here!"

“I came in not walking well or doing my daily fishing, biking, or any activities. It’s not easy, but after doing my home exercises and listening to Dr. Ratree about diet and workout, I can bike, walk, and fish. I don’t miss my appointments and look forward to my rehab visits. Dr. Ratree gave me faith again, after thinking I couldn’t get back on my feet. Dr. Ratree is a healer and helped me from day one. Listen to her and you will improve. Thank you, Dr. Ratree and Kathy (who is so nice).”

M. F. | Port Orange, FL

"I highly recommend Dr. Ratree!"

“When I strained my hamstring, I needed to go to physical therapy and wanted an independent physical therapist. I found ActiveFIT PT and Dr. Ratree through research on the web and am very glad I chose her.

Once I started my therapy, I was very impressed with the one-on-one attention I was given by Dr. Ratree and her professionalism, knowledge, and caring manner. She took the time to explain to me what our course of treatment would be. She instructed me on stretches and exercises I should do at home to help the recover process as well as to strengthen the muscles.  After a few sessions of physical therapy including ultrasound and heat packs and following her recommended daily exercise routine, my pain level decreased considerably. I was able to complete my therapy earlier than expected and I attribute that to Dr. Ratree’s expertise. I highly recommend Dr. Ratree!

Linda G. | Port Orange, FL

"Dr. Ratree is very experienced!"

“I recently completed rehab at ActiveFIT and would like to highly recommend Dr. Ratree to all who need physical therapy. My condition involved spinal stenosis complicated with nerve damage in my legs. After a brief consultation it was clear that Dr. Ratree was very experienced and I placed myself to her care. I walked in with a cane and walked out on my own. That should sum it up, but there’s more. 

It’s difficult for someone who has been physically active all his life to begin again with ‘baby steps’. But there was no time for that. The exercises were direct in a one on one setting and fully explained. In between, there was chitchat, mostly about healthy eating, which was gratefully accepted along with a glass of water. It eventually became about connectivity. We are what we eat I suppose but I had never thought in those terms. Here again it became clear that Dr. Ratree was making a point and I understood that wasn’t just water she was giving but a new approach to physical therapy. I wish Dr. Ratree every success along with those of you who may need her services.”

Hughes S. | Port Orange, FL

"I call Dr. Ratree my miracle worker"

“I had hip replacement surgery March 6, 2018. Went from hospital to 2 weeks in live in rehab center. Then 6 weeks of therapy in my home. Started PT with Dr. Ratree the end of May. I had to use a walker, needed help to shower & get into my clothes. I call Dr. Ratree my ‘miracle worker’. She also did massage therapy and made the hip pain go away. After many sessions, I used a cane & not a walker, could shower and dress myself. I walked without a cane in my home but did use it when I went shopping. I am walking better & without a limp. Dr. Ratree does ‘miracles’ for me.”

B. S. | Port Orange, FL

"I looked forward to our twice weekly sessions and highly recommend her"

In March, after experiencing pain in my upper back, my Primary Physician recommended Physical Therapy. I researched on the web and after reading reviews, called ActiveFit. Dr. Ratree answered the phone and we spoke for several minutes and scheduled the appointment for the next day.  Dr. Ratree was very patient and asked a lot of questions. She was able to give me some relief from the first appointment. Her analysis of the problem and methods to increase mobility and reduce pain have been amazing.  Dr. Ratree is very thorough and professional. I looked forward to our twice weekly sessions and highly recommend her.”


JM | Port Orange, FL

"Dr. Ratree is the best!"

“I hurt my back and couldn’t bend or turn in either direction. I must have pulled a muscle and things got worse from there. By chance, I found Dr. Ratree, and I am thankful every day I did. 

My first day with her, I was very comfortable. She took lots of time asking me pertinent questions that would help her help me. Day 1 – muscle stretching, ultrasound and hot packs. The next day, I felt like a new person – pain gone. I still needed to keep up the same routine for a while. She showed me exercises that would prevent the same thing from happening again, muscle strengthening where I need it. 

Dr. Ratree is my Physical Therapist from this day forward, as I have been to many therapists and they just don’t show you the compassion and individual, personal time that Dr. Ratree shows. She is right there every step of the way of your treatment. I thank God every day for helping me find her. I would not go to anyone else. She is the Best!”

K. K. l Daytona Beach, FL

"Totally worth it"

“I came to ActiveFIT four months ago. I was having huge problems with the right side of my body. My right hip, upper back, shoulder and forearm. I had spent many years playing sports and working in the military on arriving in the U.S. I had over trained and had difficulty walking. Four months later, I am able to swim, do yoga, and spend hours snorkeling / kayaking. It’s been a long four months but totally worth it. I feel like a new man almost. Dr. Ratree has been excellent whilst firm, she has also introduced me to a new dietary regimen which has helped a great deal. The staff are friendly and full of knowledge.”

F. Q. | Daytona Beach, FL

" Well versed on the exercises you have completed plus a printout of those exercises so you can follow up at home!"

I began a 6 week treatment plan with Dr. Phil at Activefit Rehab in Port Orange. We were concentrating on my cervical vertebra which according to x-ray shows impingement in 3 of the vertebra. The result of this causes neck pain radiating down both arms & hands and is very painful. My range of motion R to L as minimal at best. My treatment began with hands on therapy plus specific exercises to help strengthen my neck muscles, minimizing my pain and improve my range of motion. Dr Phil is excellent in communicating with you during your sessions. You are not left to wonder “Am I doing this right?” He is right there to help you at the many times as needed. Before you leave you are well versed on the exercises you have completed plus a printout of those exercises so you can follow up at home! I’ve had PT for other difficulties in the past but never with the one-on-one attention he gives his patients! His attention is fully concentrated on you, his patient. Personally, I think he is brilliant not only in knowledge but also in technique. My range of motion L to R  has greatly improved, the pain and numbness in my arms and hands is so much better. I believe I can maintain this degree of wellbeing (plus continue to improve) with continued home exercises. “


JM – Ponce Inlet

"I can continue my normal routine!"

“I consider myself a fit person and workout almost every day. Earlier this year I somehow injured my hip flexor. I had tingling and numbness down the front of my thigh. After a couple of months of inactivity, I still had tingling and numbness. I got a prescription for PT (Physical Therapy) from my doctor and started treatments with Dr. Ratree.

She asked questions about my injury and listened to my story. She started treating me by giving me some stretches and strengthening exercises. Each session we worked on adding additional exercises. Dr. Ratree also did some myofascial release techniques. In between my treatment days, I completed the stretches & exercises at home. After about 6 weeks of treatment, the tingling & numbness is gone! I can continue my normal workout routine. I am so pleased with the results of my treatments. I will come back to Dr. Ratree for any other issues that require PT.”

N. B. | New Smyrna Beach, FL

"I'm so grateful for Dr. Ratree!"

“I am so grateful to Dr. Ratree for her patience working with me for several weeks. When I started my outpatient therapy at ActiveFIT, my right knee was still very stiff from total knee replacement one month before.

Through her knowledgeable direction and therapy, I was able to eventually bend my knee to 120°+ and gained flexibility for walking, sitting, and standing. My mobility got better each day and I can now do whatever I need to do and my knee has become very flexible! I appreciate how Dr. Ratree ‘suggests’ but never ‘pushes’! I am glad that I chose to come to ActiveFIT for my outpatient therapy!”

J. W. | Port Orange, FL

"I would recommend to anybody!"

“Very nice people. Very clean facility. Very thorough on getting you better. Would recommend to anybody!”

J.V. l Edgewater, FL

"High recommended!"

“My physical therapy at ActiveFIT, and more directly with Dr. Ratree, exceed my expectations. The one-to-one individual connection to treat the whole body begins with a thorough exam and explanation of the condition. 

Dr. Ratree participates in each step of the process to exercise the patient to a level of mobility and comfort. She models the way to live a well-fueled body with movement and exercise. Her technique to relieve pain and mobilize the affected areas to be treated is remarkable and evolves with each treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Ratree.”

M. Y. | Daytona Beach Shores, FL

"One-on-One tailored to your response"

It is a one on one tailored to your response to the therapy. No two sessions are alike. Dr. Ratree is very knowledgeable on all the aspects of the therapy you receive. But you must do your homework to be successful. All the exercises are very specific.


L. L. | Port Orange, FL

"Individualized, professional, and caring treatment"

“Without going into hyperbole- divine providence, one day, made me check out ActiveFit Physical Therapy, where I was greeted by Dr. Ratree. With her friendly disposition and professional attitude, she was able to make her mission statement of helping those seeking treatment. In my case,I had severe back and knee pain, while dealing with cardiac and breathing problems at the same time. 

Being an octogenarian, I had many encounters with physical therapists. I can say unequivocally, that the individualized, professional, and caring treatment received by Dr. Ratree of ActiveFit Physical Therapy was far above all others. Also, I might add that each session was individually tailored to me only on a one-to-one personal level, integrating all facets of my personal well-being. I feel that the physical therapy treatments I received have improved my well-being to the point of being able to enjoy my life to the fullest. Thank you, Dr. Ratree.”

F. M. | Port Orange, FL

"Encourages the client towards better health"

“ActiveFIT is physical therapy at its best! Your scheduled time is with a dedicated P.T. Dr Ratree, who is with you the entire session. Dr. Ratree instructs, explains, and encourages the client towards better health. The staff is pleasant and helpful.”

L. A. | Port Orange, FL

(Dr. Ratree) "Explains treatments well with its overall objective."

E. W. | Port Orange, FL

"Dr. Ratree is very friendly, attentive to needs, and extremely caring. Very professional."


E. C. | Port Orange

"Experience was all that I would hope and expect and even more"

My experience was all that I would hope and expect and even more! I learned lots of information to improve my well-being. The ultrasound and massage in my injured area was very helpful.

B. C. | New Smyrna Beach, FL

"It was very professional and satisfying."

L. C. | Port Orange

"Best PT I have ever had. Dr. Ratree is very caring and thorough."

M.J. | Port Orange

"Very professional. "

 “Very professional. Therapy always started on time, always finished everything even if it runs over. Really concerned on making you better, asking the right questions. Always a pleasure, would recommend ActiveFIT to everyone. Awesome staff.”

J.V. | Edgewater

"Very well done! Dr. Ratree has a lot of knowledge and is very easy to work with. Very enjoyable and I will return if ever needed."

E.H. | Port Orange


"There is nothing but the highest praise."

“There is nothing but the highest praise. She is very kind, compassionate and understanding. I would recommend this therapy to everyone.”

G.W. | Port Orange

"Very caring doctor."

“Dr. Ratree works one on one with each of her patients. The services offered are centered around the patient. She is a very caring doctor.”

Melissa W. | New Symrna Beach

"Strives to improve your quality of life.."

“Dr. Ratree treats every patient individually. Her dedication to each patient is outstanding. She strives to improve your quality of life. Highly recommended.”

G. D. | Daytona Beach Shores

"Professional, friendly, listens to you and spends a great amount of time with you"

I accidentally found Dr. Ratree’s ad for Active Fit Physical Therapy on Facebook. Choosing physical therapy treatments instead of surgery was the best decision I have made. 

At the time, I could not extend my arm out to pick up a glass. The muscles in my shoulder, arm and down to my hand were in constant pain. From my first visit with Dr. Ratree, I was amazed how much better I felt. It was an immediate relief. 

She may be small, but she has got some strong hands. I also had had laser treatments done which was a great procedure and I would recommend it  to anyone. 

She is very professional, friendly, listens to you and spends a great amount of time with you. She goes above and beyond with patient relationships. 

I have told anyone that I can about how satisfied I am with Dr. Ratree’s therapy.


B. R. | Ormond Beach

" Personal and Undivided attention is greatest asset"

“Of all the physical therapists I have had over the years Dr. Ratree is the absolute best. Her personal and undivided attention is her greatest asset and makes for a most successful session!”

R. K. | Port Orange

"Becoming a patient here was the best choice"

I was treated very respectfully and with lots of care. Becoming a patient here was the best choice a potential customer could possibly do. Dr. Ratree is a very special talented woman with a gift of healing and love, kindness and long endurance for her patients. As a patient I have discovered that real healthcare starts here with the understanding and professionalism as Dr. Ratree has provided.”

W. H. | Port Orange

“Tailored to your response to the therapy”

“It is a one on one tailored to your response to the therapy. No two sessions are alike. Dr. Ratree is very knowledgeable on all the aspects of the therapy you receive. But you must do your homework to be successful. All the exercises are very specific.”

L. L. | Port Orange, FL

"My experience with Active Fit has been great!"

All my appointments were on time. Positive learning of activities to help me progress outside of the facility. I now have more range of motion, less pain, and I can do things of all kinds that I could not do before. Fastening the seat belt was almost impossible, now I can do it with ease. Dr. Phil has been awesome! He has worked patiently to help my shoulder to work as freely as possible. Best PT ever, I am so thankful for his talents and patience.”

MS | Port Orange

"It was very professional and satisfying."

L. C. | Port Orange

(Dr. Ratree) "Explains treatments well with its overall objective."

E. W. | Port Orange, FL

" Encourages the client towards better health"

“ActiveFIT is physical therapy at its best! Your scheduled time is with a dedicated P.T., Dr Ratree, who is with you the entire session. Dr. Ratree instructs, explains, and encourages the client towards better health. The staff is pleasant and helpful.”

L. A. | Port Orange, FL

"I think the service and treatment was great."

A. S. | Port Orange, FL