Hometown Girls

Kaitlin and Ashley are sisters from Satellite Beach, Florida with a passion for fitness, health-related sciences, the Satellite Beach community and helping people live an active, healthy lifestyle.  

Kaitlin and Ashley went to Satellite High School, competing on numerous state championship cross country and swimming teams. Both went on to run collegiate cross country/track & field at division 1 schools- Kaitlin at the University of Florida and Ashley at the University of Georgia.

Kaitlin continued to pursue an athletic career as a professional triathlete, competing in two olympic trials events.

After Kaitlin obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and Ashley her Doctorate of Chiropractic, they started brainstorming with how they could best serve the Brevard County area using a multidisciplinary approach to health care!

In 2018 the (formerly) Shiver sisters are making their dream a reality!!


Kaitlin Donner, PT, DPT

  • BS in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida
  • Division 1 collegiate runner at University of Florida
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Florida
  • Professional triathlete and previous USA Triathlon Nation Team Member
  • USA Triathlon Level  Coach


Ashley Shiver, DC, AVCA Trained in Animal Chiropractic

  • BS in Animal and Dairy Science from the University of Georgia
  • Division 1 collegiate runner at the University of Georgia
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic, Cum Laude, from Life University
  • Certification in Physiotherapy and Modalities from Life University
  • Certified in Animal Chiropractic / AVCA Trained from Parker University in Dallas, TX


Our mission is to educate and empower our clients and the community through a multidisciplinary approach to orthopedic and sports rehabilitation.


To provide the highest level of physical therapy and sports rehabilitation care in a positive and energetic atmosphere where people are motivated to achieve their rehabilitation and fitness goals.


To become the leading physical therapy and sports rehabilitation provider in Melbourne and Brevard County using a multidisciplinary, individualized approach to healthcare.

What People are Saying

"New Wave Physical Therapy truly invests into each individual that walks through their doors. They assess all variables of their clients and are able to tailor treatments to the needs of their clients. As an athlete and elite runner, New Wave was able to create a program for me that was progressive and got me back to my desired volume and intensity of runs. I greatly appreciated the ability to have an active recovery and to continue to do the activities I am passionate about."

-Kelsey Beckmann, Elite Runner, Sports Dietitian 

"I am not usually a fan of PT, since the normal first response to a runner is "take off 2 weeks and then we'll talk." My opinion changed after working with Kaitlin at New Wave PT. As an elite athlete, she understands the mindset of an athlete eager to get back into their sport. Although there is no instant fix to an injury, Kaitlin helped me return to normal mileage in a safe way. I am continuing to work with her now to address strength imbalances to avoid future injuries. I highly recommend New Wave PT even to the PT skeptics!"

-Alison Sukolsky, Elite Runner

"When I began physical therapy for the first time with Kaitlin, I didn't know what to expect. Not only did I meet my goals in a shorter period of time than I expected, but achieving them was fun. Kaitlin's knowledge is only surpassed by her sensitivity and compassion as a therapist. I recommend her to anyone seeking physical therapy." 



Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you and will personally respond within 1 hour or coffee is on us!

New Wave Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation

7125 Turner Road, Rockledge, Florida 32955, United States

P: (321) 961-3805
F: (321) 426-7434


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