Staff

Beaches

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beaches staff

Back (L-R) Tracy Fredrickson, Tim Burkhart, Matt Fehniger, Haydee Cavoores, Denise Wall, Blake Rawlings
Front (L-R) Marian Benjamin, Anita Abdullah, Heather Lopez, Joan McLoud, Meghan Dunn, Brooke Arrendale

Site Coordinator
Matt Fehniger, PT, MS

PT
Tim Burkhart, Meghan Dunn, Joan McLoud

ATC
Daniel Dongo, Caitlin Sterrett

OT
Anita Abdullah, Heather Lopez, Lindsay Stoddard

Front Desk
Brooke Arrendale, Tracy Burnett, Haydee Cavoores, Val Jones

BIOS

Anita Abdullah, OTR/L, CHT
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (University of Florida, College of Health-Releated Professions)
Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)

Anita practices hand therapy and upper extremity orthopaedics.

Tim Burkhart, PT
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education (Furman University, 1987)
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology ( University of Tennessee, 1988
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Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy (Florida International University, 1994)

Tim's experience includes personal training, strength and conditioning for the Orlando Magic, spinal cord/traumatic brain injury rehab, home health, and outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy. He has been with JOI since February 2005.

Daniel Dongo MS, ATC, CSCS
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology w/ an emphasis in Athletic Training (Cal State University, Northridge 2002)
Masters of Science in Kinesiology w/ an emphasis in Athletic Training (Cal State University, Chico 2006)
Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Danny also works for the Action Sports Medicine Foundation (ASMF). ASMF is a non-profit organization founded by JOI’s Dr. Stephen Augustine. They offer free medical care at various amateur action sporting events around Florida and around the country.

Meghan Dunn, PT, DPT, ATC
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2005)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of Florida, 2008
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Matt Fehniger, PT, MS
Bachelor of Science in Biology (Bowling Green State University, 1997)
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Exercise Physiology (SUNY, Buffalo, NY, 2000)

For more than 11 years Matt has worked in a variety of settings, including acute care, inpatient and skilled rehabilitation, and for the past six years he has focused on outpatient orthopaedics. Matt has been with JOI Rehabilitation for more than four years.

Joan McLoud, PT
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (1985)
Hogeschool Enschede, Netherlands, (1995)

Joan worked at Baptist Medical Center in the Health/Wellness/Cardiac Rehab department for nine years. After receiving a second PT degree, she enjoys working in inpatient/outpatient hospital settings, home health, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient Sports Medicine physical therapy. She is trained in the Graston Technique, Electric Therapy Point System (ETPS), McConnell Taping, Body Balance for Performance Golf Program, and personal fitness programs. Formally with the Aspen Colorado Hospital Physical Therapy Department, Joan joined JOI Beaches Rehab in 2005, and is currently the Senior Physical Therapist.

Heather Lopez, OTR/L, CHT
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Texas Tech University, 1992)
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, 1996)

Certified Hand Therapist (2006)

Heather has more than 13 years of experience in outpatient orthopaedics.

Caitlin Sterrett, DME
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2011)

Caitlin is the DME Coordinator at the Beaches location. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Florida in 2011. While at UNF, she interned with the Jacksonville University Women’s Soccer, Bishop Kenny High School, Jacksonville University Football , and the UNF Men’s Soccer team. 

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Fleming Island (Orange Park/Clay County)

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Cristian Prado

Site Coordinator
Bachelor in Microbiology (Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, 2003)
Master’s of Occupational Therapy (University of St. Augustine, 2005)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine, 2011)
Certified Hand Therapist(2011)

Cristian is currently practices Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist at the JOI Fleming Island Rehabilitation Clinic. He is also a Certified Hand Therapist. Cristian treats all types of orthopedic conditions including joint replacements, sports injuries, spine and specializes in the treatment of the upper extremity. Cristian also works as an instructor at the University of St. Augustine where he teaches both Occupational and Physical therapy Students. Currently, He is the Site Coordinator of The Fleming Island Rehabilitation Location. Cristian is an avid paddle boarder and loves spending time with his family.

 
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Scott Baker

Front Desk

 
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Danielle Batten

Front Desk

 

Lisa Chekanowsky, MS, ATC/L, PES

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (Duquesne University, 2007)
Master of Science in Exercise Science – Concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention (California University of Pennsylvania, 2009)
Certified, The Graston Technique

Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) in 2007. She continued on to earn a Masters degree in Exercise Science while working as a Graduate Intern at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where she was the Athletic Trainer for the Men’s Football, Wrestling, and Women’s Softball teams. After moving to Florida, Lisa worked as the Head Athletic Trainer at Flagler Palm Coast High School in Palm Coast, FL. Lisa joined JOI in July of 2012, and is currently the Head Athletic Trainer at Bishop J. Snyder High School, providing medical coverage for all Cardinal student-athletes.

 
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Nikki Clayton, PT, DPT, ATC

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of Florida, 2008)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of Florida, 2011) 

Prior to joining to Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute team, Nikki had the opportunity to work with many athletes including the University of Florida Gator Football team in 2006 and 2008. She has a passion for sports and orthopedic injuries.  She is currently working towards her manual therapy certification and hopes to sit for her Orthopedic Specialist Boards in the near future. 

 

Justin Delicato, PTA

Associate’s Degree in Science, Concorde Career Institute ( Jacksonville FL)
Physical Therapist Assistant Program (Concorde Career Institute) Graduated 2013

Justin has worked at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute since 2008 as a Physical Therapy Technician at the San Marco Rehab Office.  After completing his PTA program he relocated to the Fleming Island Office. 

 
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Eduardo L. Mesina, PT

Bachelor in Science of Physical Therapy at Emilio Aguinaldo college in Manila, Philippines, 1991.

Prior to joining JOI rehab, Eduardo worked at the Center for Physical Therapy for more than 20 years as lead Physical Therapist.  He has certifications in Kesiotaping, the Graston technique and the FCE /work hardening program with isokinetics.  When not working, his interests include basketball, volleyball, snowboarding and tennis.

 

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Mandarin

Bottom row (L-R) Kelly Rocheleau, Charlesetta Johnson, Belinda Kirkland

Top row (L-R) Cresida Frederick, Amanda Garland, Johnny Barthel, Chantell Williams, Sonya Thigpen

Site Coordinator
Charlesetta Johnson

PT
Amanda Garland, Belinda Kirkland, Kelly Rocheleau

OT
Johnny Barthel

ATC
Sonya Thigpen

Front Desk
Chantell Williams

Business Office
Cresida Frederick

BIOS

Amanda Garland, DPT, ATC
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2005)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of North Florida, 2009)

Amanda has been working in the outpatient physical therapy setting and with local high school athletic teams for the past four years. She has been employed with JOI since 2006.

Johnny Barthel , OT, CHT
Bachelor of Science specializing in Biology and Psychology (Samford University)
Master's degree in Occupational Therapy (University of Alabama of Birmingham)

Johnny is an Occupational Therapist with more than 12 years of experience. While at Samford University, he played football. Since finishing school, he has worked in a variety of settings. While in the outpatient setting, Johnny found a love for hand therapy and pursued his hand certification. Currently, he works as a CHT, where he focuses on upper extremity rehabilitation.

Belinda Kirkland, DPT, CHT, ATC
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy - Summa Cum Laude (Florida A&M University, 1990)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, 2010)

Belinda has been a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) since 1998, and a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) since 1996. She is the team Trainer and PT for the Roar of the Jaguars Professional Cheerleading Squad. In addition to her work in the clinic, she is also certified in Yoga, Pilates and Zumba. She teaches group fitness classes at several local gyms.

Kelly Rocheleau, MPT, CSCS
Bachelor of Health Science (University of Florida 2000)
Master's of Physical Therapy (University of Florida 2001)

Kelly has 10 years of experience in Physical Therapy and has specialized in orthopedic and outpatient therapy services. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She joined JOI in 2010.

Sonya Thigpen, ATC
Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science (University of Florida, 2002)

For the past seven years Sonya has worked in outpatient orthopaedic rehabilitation and has been with JOI Rehab since the first clinic opened in 2003. She is actively involved in the JOI Sports Medicine Program where she serves as assistant sports medicine director and helps with sports medicine coverage at the high school and collegiate level. Sonya also works closely with the Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Association (JJVA), helping to provide sports medicine coverage for all of their home tournaments.

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North

 

Back (L-R) Heidi Austin, Janie Ross, Kaylen Thomas, Kim Segler

Front (L-R) Genesis Villanueva, Matt Paulus

Matt Paulus

Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, LAT

Site Coordinator
Bachelor in Exercise Science-Athletic Training (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1997)
Master’s degree in Kinesiology-Athletic Training (Indiana University,1998)

Matt has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1997, and especially enjoys working with post-operative knees and shoulders. He was the Sports Medicine Director (2002-08) the JOI Rehabilitation - San Marco office and Head Athletic Trainer for Bishop Kenny High School from 1999 to 2005. He specializes in throwing and running biomechanics, foot orthotics fabrication, biomechanical analysis (throwing, running), and soft tissue mobilization using the Graston Technique (Level II trained). Currently, Matt is the Site Coordinator of JOI Rehabilitation – North and Riverside/Westside.

 
Heidi Austin

Heidi Austin PT, DPT

Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
Active Release Technique Provider (A.R.T.)          
    

Prior to joining JOI, Heidi worked for an orthopaedic based clinic in New Orleans and also had the opportunity to work with MLB umpires returning to play. Heidi is a certified Active Release Provider and a former collegiate runner. As an avid triathlete, Heidi enjoys working with athletes of all types but specializes in analyzing biomechanics for multisport athletes.  

 
Janie Ross

Janie Ross

Front Desk

 
Kim Segler

Kim Segler, OTR/L, CHT

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (University of Florida,1988)
Certified in Hand Therapist (CHT), (2001)


Kim has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, orthopaedics, and home health care. She has also worked with the JOI hand surgeons since 1997, and joined JOI rehabilitation in 2004.

 
Kaylen Thomas

Kaylen Thomas

Front Desk

 
Genesis Villanueva

Genesis Villanueva, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Florida State University, 2008)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine, 2011)

Genesis is a graduate of the University of St. Augustine for Health Science who specializes in Manual Physical Therapy, and is working towards the Manual Therapy Certification through University of St. Augustine. Genesis enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic conditions. 

 

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Point Meadows

JOI Rehab Transition Program

Back Row (L-R) Diane Carter, FD; Barb Short, PT; Patricia McIntire, FD 

Front Row (L-R) Jared Ernest, MPT; Craig Torp, PTA

Site Coordinator
Craig Torp, PTA

Front Desk
Diane Carter, Patricia McIntire

BIOS

Barbara Short, DPT
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Exercise Science (Florida State University, 2000)
Doctorate in Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine, 2007)

Barbara has been with JOI since February 2009.

Craig Torp, PTA
Associate's Degree in Science, Waccom College (Bellingham, Washington)
Physical Therapist Assistant Program (Waccom College, 2001)

Craig has worked with JOI Rehabilitation since November 2005. 

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San Marco

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AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Renan Abagat, PT
Theresa Adams, ATC
Ehren Allen, PT
Bryan Anderson MS, ATC, Sports Medicine Director
Nicole Arena, DPT
Samantha Beasley
Camden Beckmann, Marketing Liaison
Kari Couret, MOT/L
Michelle Duclos, MA, ATC, CES, Sports Medicine Director
Tracy Fredrickson
Nicole Frick
Julia Guthart, CHT/OT, Hand Therapy Director
Andrew "Andy" Godek, DPT, MS, ATC, Site Coordinator
Rafeena Haniff
Andrew "Drew" Heideman, MPT, ATC, PES
Sarah Katsaras, MPT
Jamie Krons
Leslie May
Kassandra Morales
Jane Newhoff
Linda Richburg
Debbie Rockett, PT
Meghan Sink, MS, ATC
Jonathan "Jon" Stiffler, PTA, Spine Center Coordinator
Samantha Moon, DPT
Raquel Sousa MS, OTR/L
Joanna Starkey, DPT, CHT
Caitlin Sterrett, ATC, DME Coordinator
Russell Tees
Christina Tipple, MOTR/L
Melinda Webster Perry
Erica Welsh, LMT

ATC


Theresa Adams

Bryan Anderson

Michelle Duclos

Meghan Sink
Nicole Frick
Nicole Frick
         

LMT


Erica Welsh

 

Marketing Liaison


Camden Beckmann

 

PT


Ehren Allen

Renan Abagat

Andrew "Andy"
Godek

Andrew "Drew"
Heideman
 
         

Samantha Moon

Debbie Rockett

Melinda Webster Perry
   

 

PTA


Jonathan "Jon" Stiffler

 

OT


Julia Guthart

Raquel Sousa

Joanna Starkey

Christina Tipple

Melinda Webster Perry

 

Business Office


Rafeena Haniff

Russell Tees

Artesha Williams

 

Front Desk


Samantha Beasley

Tracy Fredrickson

Kristen Flanagan

Jamie Krons

Leslie May
         

Kassandra Morales

Jane Newhoff

Tawana Reynolds

Linda Richburg
 

 

BIOS

Renan Abagat, PT
Cebu Doctors’ College, Philippines (March 1990)

Renan has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1991.  He has worked in all therapy settings but the bulk of his experience is in outpatient orthopaedics.  His special interests include neuromuscular reeducation as an adjunct to manual medicine.

Theresa Adams, ATC, LAT
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2010)

Theresa initially came to JOI as a DME Coordinator at the Beaches location.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Florida in 2010.  While at UNF, she interned with UNF Women’s Soccer, Jacksonville University Football, Fletcher High School, and JOI Rehabilitation.  Upon graduation, Theresa worked as an athletic trainer and a biology teacher at University High School in Orange City, FL.  In August of 2011, Theresa became the Head Athletic Trainer at Episcopal High School, providing medical coverage to all of their athletes. 

Bryan Anderson MS, LAT, ATC
Sports Medicine Director
Bachelor of Science in Health and Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2004)
Master's Degree in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine (Indiana University, 2006)

Bryan has been a certified athletic trainer since 2004.  Bryan received his bachelors of science in health from the University of North Florida in 2004, and a Masters of Science in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine from Indiana University in 2006.  Bryan came to JOI in July of 2006.  He provides athletic training services to Bishop Kenny High School.  He has been a part of two Cross Country State Championship teams and has seen Bishop Kenny through numerous post season travels.  He currently serves as Sports Medicine Director alongside Michelle Duclos. 

Michelle Duclos, MA, ATC, LAT, CES
Sports Medicine Director
Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences with a specialty in Athletic Training (University of Florida, 2005)
Master’s Degree in Physical Education with a specialty in Exercise Science (University of South Florida, 2008)

Michelle gained valuable experience at UF by working with the volleyball and football teams. She later interned at the University of South Florida and worked with the football team, which was invited to the Meineke Car Care Bowl, the first bowl game in USF history. While at USF, she worked mainly with the Women’s volleyball team, and helped to cover the NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2008 and the NCAA Men’s First and Second Rounds hosted in Tampa. She also helped host the Big East Tennis and Baseball Tournaments in 2008. She came to JOI in 2008, and is presently the athletic trainer for events and practices at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Michelle also serves as Sports Medicine Director alongside Bryan Anderson.

Andrew "Andy" Godek, DPT, MA , ATC, LAT
Site Coordinator
Bachelor of Science  in Rehabilitation Science/Athletic Training (University of Pittsburgh)
Masters of Arts in Kinesiology (University of Michigan)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Science)

Andy joined JOI Rehabilitation in June 2006.  Prior to graduating from physical therapy school, Andy provided athletic training coverage at The Bolles School.  He also served as Sports Medicine Director for JOI Rehabilitation and oversaw all outreach contracts and the athletic training staff.  Prior to joining JOI, Andy worked for two years each with the football programs at The University of Connecticut and The University of Michigan.

Julia Guthart, CHT/OT/Hand Therapy Director
Bachelor of Health Science, Occupational Therapist (University of Florida, 1985)
Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), (1992)

Julia is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist with over 20 years of experience treating upper extremity orthopaedic diagnoses. She obtained her Certification in Hand Therapy in 1992, after specializing in the field for many years. Julia has extensive experience in custom splinting and direct patient care. Julia has been the Hand Therapy Coordinator for JOI Rehabilitation for the past four years.

Andrew “Drew” Heideman, MPT, ATC, PES
Quality and Educational Specialist
Bachelor in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine (University of North Florida, 2002)
Master's Degree of Physical Therapy (University of North Florida, 2004)

Drew has been with JOI Rehabilitation staff more than six years. He joined the rehabilitation team in 2004, and in 2009 became Site Coordinator of JOI's largest rehabilitation facility, San Marco.  Prior to working with JOI, he completed athletic training internships with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars and the USAT National Triathlon Training Center. He has also served as Athletic Trainer for the Jacksonville Barracudas hockey team.  As an athletic trainer and avid triathlete, he enjoys working with elite and amateur athletes who have a special interest in endurance sports, including running, cycling and multisport. 

He serves as a clinical liaison between JOI Rehab sites and JOI physicians to sustain consistent and exceptional patient care and to ensure that current staff is given educational opportunities to develop and enhance clinical skills.  

Debbie Rockett, BSC, PT, OCS
Bachelor of Science with Honors (Sunderland University, West Yorkshire, England, 1987)
Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Sheffield Hallam University, 1991)
Orthopedic Certified Specialist, June 2012

Debbie has worked in several fields of Physiotherapy, and has specialized in orthopaedic outpatient therapy services. She received her post-graduate certification in Mobilization of the Spine and Extremities in 1992. Recently, Debbie became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist.  Debbie has been with JOI since 1995.

Meghan Sink, MS, ATC, LAT
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2009)
Master of Science in Kinesiology (Mississippi State University, 2011)

Meghan comes to JOI Rehabilitation with a wide range of experience. While pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Florida, she interned at the Providence School of Jacksonville, the Bolles School, Jacksonville University Football and UNF track and Field.  She became a Certified Athletic Trainer upon graduation in 2009.  She attended graduate school at Mississippi State University to gain valuable experience and expand her knowledge base. She served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer with the volleyball team for two years.  After completing her Master’s degree, Meghan worked at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, MS.  Here she was responsible for the care of all the athletes including football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, golf and cheerleading. 

Joanna Starkey, DPT, CHT
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology (Ohio State University)
Master's Degree in Science (Shennandoah University)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (Shennandoah University)
Certified Hand Therapist (2005)

Joanna began her career with a special interest in performing artists, as she was a dancer and musician. She joined JOI in 2001, and is also a Certified Pilates Instructor.

Caitlin Sterrett, ATC, DME Coordinator
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2011)

Caitlin is the DME Coordinator at the Beaches location. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Florida in 2011. While at UNF, she interned with the Jacksonville University Womenâ��s Soccer, Bishop Kenny High School, Jacksonville University Football , and the UNF Menâ��s Soccer team. 

Christina Tipple, MOTR/L
Bachelor of Health Science (University of Florida)
Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy (University of Florida)

Christina is presently pursuing a Certification in Hand Therapy (CHT).

Erica Welsh, LMT
Graduated (Alpha School of Massage Therapy, 2008)

Erica Welsh is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and a professional member of the FSMTA. She attended Alpha School of Massage Therapy in (Jacksonville, FL), and graduated in 2008, after completion of a 900-hour program. She is excited to provide exceptional massage therapy solutions for every need. She offers Eastern, Western, and Oriental modalities, specifically, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, NMT, Trigger Point, Ashiatsu, and Hot Stone.

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South

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south staff

(L-R): Tylanna Browning: front desk, Tiffany Patterson OT, Jared Ernest PT Site Coordinator, Ron Salazar PT, ATC, and Courtney Corbett front desk

Site Coordinator
Jared Ernest

LMT
Erica Welsh 

PT
Sarah Katsaras, Romeo Salazar, Diane Thomas

OT
Tiffany Patterson

OTR/L
Christine Harrison

Front Desk
Tylanna Browning, Lisa Emmons, Jill Moran

BIOS

Jared S. Ernest, MPT
Site Coordinator
Bachelor of Science (West Virginia University, 1991)
Master's degree in Physical Therapy (Slippery Rock University, 1994)


Jared has been practicing as a licensed physical therapist for 16 years, where he focuses on sports and orthopaedic rehabilitation. He has been with JOI for four years as Site Coordinator.

Christine Harrison, OTR/L
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (Florida International, 1980)

Christine is the newest member of the Rehabilitation Team. She has worked in numerous clinical settings for over 20 years.

Sarah Katsaras, PT
Bachelor of Science in Biology (Florida State University, 1994)
Master's Degree in Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine, 1999)

Sarah has more than 10 years of experience and started working at JOI in 2004. She specializes in rehabilitative treatment of spine dysfunction

Tiffany Patterson, MOTR/L, CHT
Bachelor of Arts Psychology (Flagler College, 1997)
Master's degree in Occupational Therapy (Nova Southeastern University, 2002)

Certified in Hand Therapist (CHT)

For the past seven years Tiffany has worked in an outpatient orthopaedic setting, where she concentrates on hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. In 2007, she became a Certified Hand Therapist. Tiffany has been working with JOI Rehabilitation since 2006.

Ron Salazar, MPT, ATC
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences specializing Athletic Training (University of Florida, 1994)
Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 1999)

Ron has nine years of experience of working in an outpatient orthopaedic setting, where he focuses on spine rehab, sports physical therapy, and manual therapy techniques.

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Diane Thomas, PT
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy (University of North Florida, 1999)

Diane Thomas, PT is a dedicated spine specialist with over 13 years experience. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in 1999. She has extensive training in manual therapy, spine rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation and orthopedics. She is excited to be a part of the new JOI Spine Center and to work together with the JOI team of clinicians to give spine patients the best opportunity to improve function and lessen pain. In addition to her wealth of experience and knowledge, she has been trained to use our cutting edge Class IV laser and is ready to integrate the newest technology to improve healing. 

 

Erica Welsh, LMT
Graduated (Alpha School of Massage Therapy, 2008)

Erica Welsh is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and a professional member of the FSMTA. She attended Alpha School of Massage Therapy in (Jacksonville, FL), and graduated in 2008, after completion of a 900-hour program. She is excited to provide exceptional massage therapy solutions for every need. She offers Eastern, Western, and Oriental modalities, specifically, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, NMT, Trigger Point, Ashiatsu, and Hot Stone.

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University

(L-R) Diana Cratem, Craig Torp, Chad Evans

Site Coordinator
Chad Evans

OT
Diana Cratem

BIOS

Diana V. Cratem, OT, CHT
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (Our Lady of the Rosary University, 1990)

Diana has worked closely with the JOI hand surgeons since 1995. She has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 2000. She has 22 years of experience in orthopaedics and has held various leadership roles, such as supervisor and Team Leader for the rehabilitation department. Diana is fluent in Spanish which has been very beneficial in communicating with some of her patients.

Chad Evans, MPT
Bachelor of Science in Health Science Education (University of Florida, 1993)
Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 1999)

For the past 13 years Chad has worked in outpatient orthopaedics, and has been with JOI Rehab since the first clinic opened in 2003.

Craig Torp, PTA
Associate's Degree in Science, Waccom College (Bellingham, Washington)
Physical Therapist Assistant Program (Waccom College, 2001)

Craig has worked with JOI Rehabilitation for more than four years.

 

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Westside

Back (L-R) Ilona Daniel, Elena Echegoyen, Laura Stinson, PT; Tracy Wilcox, Chris Harrison, OTR/L

Front (L-R) Allan Marlon O. Fiesta, PT; Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, LAT; Robert Lim, PTA, PES

Matt Paulus

Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, LAT

Site Coordinator
Bachelor in Exercise Science-Athletic Training (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1997)
Master’s degree in Kinesiology-Athletic Training (Indiana University,1998)

Matt has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1997, and especially enjoys working with post-operative knees and shoulders. He was the Sports Medicine Director (2002-08) the JOI Rehabilitation - San Marco office and Head Athletic Trainer for Bishop Kenny High School from 1999 to 2005. He specializes in throwing and running biomechanics, foot orthotics fabrication, biomechanical analysis (throwing, running), and soft tissue mobilization using the Graston Technique (Level II trained). Currently, Matt is the Site Coordinator of JOI Rehabilitation – North and Riverside/Westside. (Matt only treats patients at the North location)

 
Ilona Daniel

Ilona Daniel

Front Desk

 
Ilona Daniel

Elena Echegoyen

Front Desk

 
Allan Marlon O. Fiesta, PT

Allan Marlon O. Fiesta, PT

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (University of the City of Manila, 2000)

Allan has worked as a physical therapist since 2000 with experience in various clinical settings such as long term care, home health, and orthopedic acute care.  Allan is currently pursuing his transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a track towards obtaining a manual therapy certification.

 
Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison,  OTR/L

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (FL International University)

Chris has worked in numerous clinical settings, with over 20 years of experience working with upper extremity rehab in outpatient orthopaedics settings. She has been with JOI since 2009.

 
Robert Daniel Lim, PTA, PES

Robert Daniel Lim, PTA, PES

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Florida State University, 2004)
Physical Therapist Assistant degree (FCCJ/ now Florida State College, 2006)

Robert is certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES), and has had training in the Graston Technique.

 
Kim Segler

Laura D. Stinson, PT

Physical Therapy School (LSUMC, 1988)

Laura has specialized in orthopaedics for more then 19 years.

 
Tracy Wilcox

Tracy Wilcox

Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training (University of Central Florida)
Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

Before coming to Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, Tracy worked with teams at UAB and North Georgia College. Tracy has been with JOI since July 2010. She provides athletic training services for Eagles View Academy.

 

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