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About Us

In Balance Rehab has been providing physical therapy, rehabilitation and wellness services to the residents of Brevard County for 10 years. On your first visit, you will immediately notice we are different than the traditional therapy clinics. 

We assess your condition to identify the underlying cause and treat your entire body, not just the site of pain.

All care is one on one with a physical therapist providing highly effective specialized techniques.

Because treatments are more effective our patients require fewer visits to reach their fullest potential.

At In Balance Rehab it is our mission is to restore you to a balanced life.


Dr. Mike Nichols

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Nichols has had the privilege of growing up in Cocoa Beach and is honored to have the opportunity to continue serving his hometown community at In Balance Rehab.


He holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Central Florida. He uses a blend of evidence-based medicine, manual therapy, functional training, and exercise to provide holistic care for each client.


He has completed post – graduate coursework in orthopedics, muscle energy techniques, and sport – specific injury prevention.

Emily Tillinger

Physical Therapy Assistant

Emily Tillinger is a native Floridian who earned an Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assisting from Eastern Florida State College. She has worked with a variety of patient populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.


She has experience working with patients with neurological diagnosis such as, neuropathy, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke rehabilitation, as well as a variety of orthopedic diagnoses. Emily implements a combination of manual therapy techniques along with an individualized therapeutic exercise program to address your specific needs.


Emily believes in making your rehabilitation an enjoyable process while teaching you how to care for your body. 

Andrew Hammonds

Physical Therapy Assistant

Andrew is a PTA graduate from Eastern Florida State College chasing his dream to help people get the most out of their life in all aspects, especially physically! Growing up just outside of St. Louis, MO he was inspired by his mother who was also a PTA.


Physical therapy has been a big part of Andrew’s life watching his mother practice as well as help him recover from many injuries. Andrew is more than eager to help enhance the quality of life in anyone who walks through In Balance Rehab's doors by bringing a fun, encouraging, and healing spirit to the clinic.


Brandon Livingston

Physical Therapy Assistant

Brandon is a native Floridian, who grew up in Brevard County. He was home schooled until attending Eastern Florida State College where he graduated from the PTA program. He has had the opportunity to work with a variety of patient populations in different practice settings, lending to a well-rounded background. In his free time he enjoys competing in ninja warrior competitions around the country.

It is rare to see Brandon without a smile on his face. He has a bubbly personality with a genuine, kind heart. These characteristics blended with his wide-ranging physical therapy knowledge creates quality outcomes in patient care.

We specialize in outpatient orthopedics, geriatrics, and sports related injuries.

Our Reviews

At In Balance Rehab, we are committed to providing you with the best experience in physical therapy services.

ML Smith

InBalance is by far the best physical therapy service ever! I can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr. Mike as well as his family. He is professional, kind and very knowledgeable about how to encourage the body to heal and excel. He has the personal touch and understanding that means so much when working to heal an injured body.

Chrissy Ragozine

Great PT Mike and Emily are the best I recommend them for anybody that is hurting I thought I was a lost cause - but I wasn’t after all, thank you so much!

Mary O'Donnell

In Balance Rehab continues to offer the best physical therapy in Cocoa Beach! Dr. Mike Nichols works with his patients individually, and adapts the therapy to meet the changing needs of his clients. The office staff is friendly and supportive.

Iris Anderson

I was extremely pleased with the progress I made during my sessions with Emily. I have been in PT several times before but

this was the best experience

I've had!

I highly recommend it.

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