Dr. Leighton Peavler, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Leighton Peavler received his Doctor of Physical Therapy with honors from the University of St. Augustine in early 2013. He is board certified in Orthopedics. He has expertise in managing musculoskeletal pain, persistent (chronic) pain, and a variety of complex orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions. Dr. Leighton played college golf at Southern Illinois University. He is certified through the Titleist Performance Institute and has helped amateur and professional golfers move, feel and play better golf for over 10 years. He believes in the use of hands-on therapy to complement an active approach that emphasizes preventative wellness with health promotion, strengthening, and conditioning. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Florida Physical Therapy Association, and The Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies. He and his wife Anna live in St Petersburg. Dr. Peavler’s wife is a Primary Health Care Provider for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). They enjoy paddle boarding, fishing, travel, tennis, and golf.
Dr. Mauricio Elizondo, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Dr. Mo operates Performance Sport Physio, LLC and specializes in professional athletes, tennis players, runners, and crossfit. As an athletic trainer and physical therapist, as well as a former national team swimmer, Mauricio Elizondo understands injured athletes. At 18 years old, he suffered a shoulder injury and had his appendix removed (yes, both happened at the same time!) that forced him to withdraw from his swimming national championship meet that year. Frustrated by being sidelined, his passion to understand the human body and injury began as he started rehab to get back in the pool for the 2004 Olympic trials. Mauricio earned his Bachelor’s in Science in Athletic Training and Exercise Science from Oregon State University and his Masters in Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Idaho. He furthered his education and training by earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine with a certification in manual therapy. Mauricio spent 10+ years in professional baseball, working in the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations. In addition to operating Performance Sport Physio, Mauricio currently travels with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour, the men’s professional tennis tour, as a physiotherapist.
Leighton’s wife Dr. Anna Peavler shown here working with Serena Williams at the 2018 US Open. Dr. Anna has been the point physio at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open.