About Our Founder

Lynn Peterson

Lynn Peterson, PT, DPT, NCPT graduated with her first PT degree in 1997 from University of North Florida and with her transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2016 from University of South Florida.

A background in gymnastics and Highland Dancing throughout her youth lead her to instantly embrace the teachings of Joseph Pilates and recognize the therapeutic benefits of the work once she became a PT and began practicing in an outpatient setting. The blending of PT and Pilates began after completing the rigorous testing upon completion of the Polestar Pilates Education Rehabilitation Pilates training in 1999.

Lynn was asked to be an Educator for Polestar Pilates Education, LLC. in 2009 and has continued to be active in this area teaching the Comprehensive Series for both rehabilitation and studio teachers. Lynn’s most recent honor was to be asked to be an Educator for Oov Fundamentals courses (see oov.com.au or ooveducation.com).

Lynn has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1995 and an active member of the Pilates Method Alliance since it was founded in 2001.


Lynn became a licensed physical therapist in 1997, a certified Pilates practitioner in 2000, and an Educator with Polestar Pilates Education in 2009.  

Lynn graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program
at USF in 2016

Lynn’s continuing education resume includes:

  • Certified Kienesio Taping Professional
  • John Barnes Myofascial Release
  • Jones Strain-CounterStrain
  • Ola Grimsby Manual Therapy
  • Polestar Pilates Advanced Teacher Training
  • Regular Attendee at PMA and APTA Professional Conferences.

Lynn’s philosophy toward learning is: one should never stop learning, never stop trying to improve as there is much more out there to master than a lifetime can accomodate. It is a privelege to have the resources to continue to pursue personal growth, so make the best of what you have!


    “I recently woke up one Saturday morning and found it difficult to navigate my way our of bed, and I found it even more difficult to walk. To my surprise, it was apparent a specific muscle group in the lower left side of my back had become rather angry at something I had done the day before. Throughout that first day it seemed to get worse instead of any better, which raised more than a little concern. In a week’s time I was to leave for a long vacation to Europe where I knew a considerable amount of walking would be required, not to mention the long flight just to get there.

    I knew of Lynn at Synergy from a rather traumatic experience my Daughter had endured years before. After surgery and multiple other physical therapist attempts to alleviate my Daughter’s lower back distress, Lynn was able to provide the solutions others could not. Fast forward, I quickly realized that my only hope of being able to get on a plane in a week would be a visit to see Lynn. After struggling the remainder of that first day and throughout the Sunday, I called Synergy the first thing Monday morning. Lynn made provision for me in her absolutely busy schedule the very next day. My first question to her was, with the little time I had, did she feel it at all remotely possible I could think of going on such a vacation. After her diagnosis and initial treatment on the Tuesday, she provided the hope I was looking for. I followed her expert instruction and had a second session with her on the Thursday. I left the second session almost completely free of the pains I had experienced just days before. I continued at home with her instructions and the rest is history. I not only got on the plane as scheduled and arrived in Europe pain free, I averaged approximately 4-miles per day walking. At the end of each day my feet hurt, but my lower back was never a concern. I’ve since returned home after an equally long flight and my back issues are only a bad memory. Lynn was truly my miracle worker!”

    ~ Wayne M.