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	307 E. New Haven Ave. Suite 2
	Melbourne, FL 32901
	Phone: (321) 953-3991
	Fax: (321) 953-3951

Our Purpose:

  • Provide an orthopedic, and sports physical therapy program with an emphasis in manual therapy that ensures high quality care
  • Improve the performance of the athlete and non-athlete through proper rehabilitation
  • Provide patient education to help return to prior level of function and help prevent future injuries



My name is Larry Shneyder, I founded Harbor City Physical Therapy in 2006. I grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1996 with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology. I completed my physical therapy training at the University of St. Augustine, FL and graduated with a Masters Degree in 1999. I am Manual Therapy Certified (MTC), and board certified as an Orthopedics Certified Specialist (OCS) by the APTA. Some of my professional memberships include the FPTA, APTA, and AAOMPT. I am also bilingual in English and Russian.

Outside of work, I am a proud father to two wonderful children, Eva and Reed. I am involved in their school and extra-curricular activities. Some of my hobbies include playing racquetball, basketball, working out at the gym and spending time at the beach. I also enjoy playing guitar and attending concerts and music festivals.  

My work philosophy is simple. Surround yourself with the best possible people and treat our patients like we would want our family members to be treated. The rest will take care of itself. Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to assisting you.


​Hello, my name is Ed Balan. I grew up in a small southeast suburb of Cleveland, Ohio called Maple Heights. I graduated from Maple Heights Senior High School in 1965. I moved to Florida in 1976. While living in Palm Beach Gardens, I went to Broward Community College in Davie and graduated with a degree as a PTA in 1987. 

My hobbies are training and competing in "Sheep dog trials" with my border collies. I also enjoy going to Northern California to the wine country.

Hello my name is Brett Steininger. I began working at Harbor City Physical Therapy in early 2013 shortly after graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in December 2012. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in health science and am also a graduate of Satellite High School having grown up here in Brevard County. Outside the professional realm, I enjoy fishing, boating and soccer among other outdoor activities.

My name is Karen Palacios. I am a proud mother of 3 children, Victor, Jessica & Angelo and proud grandmother of 5, Alyssa, Janessa, Amya, Devin & Damien. I moved here from New Jersey in 2004. I have been in the Physical Therapy field for over 25 years. I met Larry Shneyder in 2007 when I had my knee surgery. I was treated here at Harbor City Physical Therapy and had a rapid recovery.

I enjoy dancing, motorcycle rides with my husband, Ruben, cooking & home improvement projects and spending time with my fur babies, Rusty and Kimber.