Halifax Injury Physicians

Welcome to our Daytona Beach office!

Serving Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Holly Hill, Ormond Beach, and more

Our Daytona Beach office utilizes state of the art medical equipment, including Daytona's first cryotherapy chamber, to provide our patients with the best possible treatment for their pain.  Come visit us at our convenient location just off of International Speedway Boulevard.  Whether you are a longtime patient or coming in for your first consultation, our experienced and compassionate staff will make you feel like a welcome member of the Halifax Injury Physicians family.

Our Injury Services

We help patients of all ages suffering from a variety of pains, including:

Your Road to Recovery

We love our patients and understand how truly debilitating pain can be.  That's why we continue to enjoy helping countless people recover from pain and injuries.  If you are suffering from pain, we want to help you recover, too.  Schedule an appointment at Halifax Injury Physicians to begin your road to recovery today!

  • Dr. Travis Utter
    Dr. Travis Utter
    Owner/Doctor

    Dr. Travis Utter attended Florida State University and graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, where he studied Communications and Science. A true passion for helping and healing others, Dr. Utter attended Palmer College of Chiropractic. Since graduating in 2011 he has primarily focused on Whiplash related injuries. Dr. Utter is certified in Whiplash & Brain Injury Traumatology, emphasizing the biomechanics of injury mechanisms, occupant kinematics, automobile crash reconstruction methods, our most current knowledge of imaging techniques, and the comprehensive case management of whiplash and related disorders. He currently holds licenses in Florida and Kentucky.

  • Dr. Brian Pesner
    Dr. Brian Pesner
    Chiropractic Doctor

    Originally from Nyack, New York, Dr. Brian Graduated from Nyack High School in 2006 and went on to get his BS in Biology from SUNY Cortland, where he was a National Champion Lacrosse player. In 2013, He moved to Florida to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic and never looked back! After graduating in 2017, we were thrilled to welcome him to the Halifax Injury Physicians’ family. He and his fiancée enjoy spending time in the Florida sun and at all of the Amusement Parks.

  • Dr. Erika Equizi
    Dr. Erika Equizi
    Chiropractic Doctor

    Dr. Erika Equizi is a Florida native. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Equizi is currently certified in the Webster technique for pregnant women and is obtaining her certification for prenatal and pediatric chiropractic through ICPA. She loves spending her free time at the beach with her boyfriend and two sons.

  • Marijo St-Laurent
    Marijo St-Laurent
    V.P. of Operations and Billing

    Marijo St-Laurent moved in 2005, leaving her Canadian roots behind to become a permanent snowbird. From English as a Second Language Teacher to massage therapist, with cruise ship lead counselor to explore the world in between, she has now worked her way up to Management at our Halifax Injury Physicians location. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young children, mostly outdoors. She loves nature and any excuse to be outside is good enough for her. She can spend hours recharging while exploring various trails all over the sunshine state or playing on the beach, making sand castles with her little ones, swimming or paddle boarding. You may also be surprised to find her with boxing gloves on taking it out on heavy bags, focus mitts, or doing partner drills with her trainer. She dreams of retiring in the islands, massaging people on the beach and fishing for her dinner.

  • Mandee Coomer
    Mandee Coomer
    Marketing Executive

    Mandee joined our team as a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2017, and became our Marketing Exec in 2018. Mandee got her BSBA Marketing from Colorado Technical University in 2004, and has been an LMT since 2009, specializing in chronic pain of the neck and shoulders. She is also an active participant in local community theatres both onstage as an accomplished singer and actress and off stage teaching vocal coaching classes and serving on a variety of committees. She is the mother of four amazing children.

  • Christine Dufour
    Christine Dufour
    Therapist/RCA Team Leader

    Christine is originally from Massachusetts and is a graduate of Northeastern Institute of Whole Health. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist in both Florida and New Hampshire, a Licensed Cosmetologist and is certified as a Personal Trainer in Rehabilitative Therapy. Christine joined our team in 2016. She has two daughters, two grandsons and is a competitive pool player!

  • Donald Silvera
    Donald Silvera
    Therapist/RCA

    Donald Silvera has been a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) since 1994. He practiced at Good Samaritan Hospital located in New York, specializing in medical, surgical, oncology, cardiac and pulmonary orthopedic cases. Mr. Silvera has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Empire State College in Westbury, New York, he also has an Applied Associated Degree from Suffolk County Community College located in New York. Donald Slivera now resides in Orlando, FL. and practices in our Halifax office in Daytona Beach, FL.

  • Echo Bracciale
    Echo Bracciale
    Therapist/RCA

    Echo joined the Halifax family in June 2018 as a Massage Therapist. She has been a Therapist since 2005. Echo also earned a Bachelor's degree from Daytona State College in ESE K-12 (Exceptional Student Education) in 2011. Since moving to Florida in 1999, she enjoys spending her free time walking on the beach with her dog.

  • Jennifer Easler
    Jennifer Easler
    Therapist/RCA
  • Kristi Aumann
    Kristi Aumann
    Therapist/RCA

    Originally from Illinois, Kristi has a daughter and one grandson! She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2010 and has a passion to heal and alleviate pain. Formerly an Instructor at the University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts in Springfield, Il and Owner/Operator of Rejuvenations Therapeutic Massage in Hillsboro, IL, Kristi joined our team in 2017. A true believer in the power of touch. she is certified in both Geriatric and Pediatric massage, and specializes in chronic pain relief associated with aging and autoimmune deficiencies/fibromyalgia. Kristi enjoys gardening, beach time with friends and family, traveling and crafting.

  • Steve Melendez
    Steve Melendez
    Therapist/RCA

    Steve has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2007 and a NATA certified Athletic Trainer since 1985. He is a Neurokinetic Therapist as well as a Myoskeletal Alignment Practitioner. Steve also practices Cranial Release Therapy, Primal Reflex Technique, Structural Release Therapy and Total Motion Release. Originally from New York, Steve came to join our team from the world of Professional baseball; having been with the Chicago Cubs from 1986-2013 and the Detroit Tigers from 2014-2017.

  • Sabrina Mattingly
    Sabrina Mattingly
    Billing and Administration

    Born in Brooklyn, NY, Sabrina moved to Spring Valley, NY with her family at the age of 10. She later relocated to Alpharetta, GA, where she lived for 15 years, found her love for electronics and decided to study computers. She received an A+ certification in 2009, and worked in Technical Support for Version Wireless. In 2016, she relocated to Palm Coast, FL and decided to study Medical Billing and Coding. After attending Florida Technical College and receiving her Diploma, Sabrina joined our Halifax Injury Physicians team in July, 2017 after completing her externship with us. She is currently continuing her studies in Health Information Technology with a minor in Computer Technology.

  • Amanda Bealefeld
    Amanda Bealefeld
    Receptionist and Medical Records

    Amanda was born in Baltimore, Maryland where she worked for the state of Maryland motor vehicle division. During her experience at the motor vehicle division Amanda served as a customer service agent specializing in CDL drivers. Amanda later started working in the legal field as a assistant to the defense attorney department in Maryland. Recently moving to the state of Florida and joining the Halifax Injury location in Daytona Beach we are happy to have Amanda as she will provide the best customer service to all our current, past and future patients.

  • Anthea Green
    Anthea Green
    Executive Assistant

    Anthea is filling a newly-created, but much needed, position at Halifax Injury Physicians: Executive Assistant for Dr. Travis Utter. Originally from Michigan, Anthea earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Calvin College. She has built a solid career in a variety of roles and industries, mostly in small companies where she was not just the admin but also gatekeeper, technology whiz, bookkeeper and marketing guru. Her role as Dr. Utter’s right hand will make her indispensable to him and the entire HIP family. When she’s not being a vital part of the team, Anthea enjoys shopping, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.

  • Bernadette Flake-Braxton
    Bernadette Flake-Braxton
    Receptionist

    Bernadette Flake-Braxton was born in Pensacola, Florida. She later moved to Daytona Beach, Florida to earn her Psychology degree from the University of Central Florida and her MBA from the University of Phoenix. Bernadette comes from a military family. She has been employed in the field of Human Services/Social Services for many years. Mrs. Braxton truly adores her three daughters and stepson and consistently spoils her three grandchildren. In her leisure time Bernadette enjoys fishing and gardening. She also loves spending time with the best man in the world, her husband, who she adores.

  • Ron Utter
    Ron Utter
    Director of Transportation

    A dynamic and integral part of the Halifax family, Ron is originally from Los Angeles. He is an incessant entrepreneur, successfully building businesses across a myriad of industries, ranging from restaurants in California, to coal in Kentucky, to automobiles in Florida. Ron is married to the best friend he’s ever had and is the father of four and grandfather of seven.

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