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The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute’s Sports Center Gets You Back in The Game

In the world of rehabilitation there has always been a need for a facility that could bridge the gap for patients between Physical Therapy and the return to sport or recreational activity. The goal for Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Rehabilitation’s Sports Center, located at our San Marco office, is to meet this demand while establishing a premier facility that both patients and athletes can utilize in order to return to their sport. The Sports Center at the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute offers services to treat sports injury, identify sport deficits, and enhance sport performance. These services are focused around functional, dynamic, and plyometric strengthening as well as return to sport-specific or recreational activities. Our orthopedic physicians work alongside our sports medicine team to coordinate a plan of care to best suit our patient’s needs whether they need to relieve sports injuries or increase sports performance.

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Sports Center Services

Treatment at JOI’s Sports Center is given and directed by our experienced Sports Medicine Team. Our team is able to work directly with your physician and/or coach to coordinate your plan and progress.

You are our priority! Some conditions and services that the Sports Center treats and offers include:

  • Functional Rehabilitation
  • Sports-Specific Biomechanical Assessment
  • Concussion Management
  • Tennis Elbow/Little Leaguer’s Elbow
  • Tennis Management
  • Golf Swing Assessment
  • Titleist Performance Institute
  • Performance Enhancement

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Sport-Specific Functional Rehabilitation

Our state-of-the-art facility allows us to focus on getting you back to your prior level of function. At JOI Rehab’s Sports Center, our experienced Sports Medicine Team is able to work with your physician and/or coach; focusing on dynamic strength, plyometric strength, agility, and sport-specific strengthening. This helps to bridge the gap between traditional physical therapy services and return to sport, allowing for a seamless transition back to the game field.

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Biomechanics Analysis

Our experienced Sports Medicine Team is able to analyze biomechanical movements such as throwing, tennis, pitching or running movements. Through observation and the use of Dartfish Biomechanics Analysis software, we are able to determine biomechanical deficits. We then address these deficits with functional interventions in order to reduce the risk of injury or re-injury.

Sports Concussion Center

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury from a bump or blow to the head causing the brain to move rapidly back and forth. Concussions can affect individuals of all ages and can occur during sports, recreational activities, and accidents. However, for young athletes, concussions can prevent them from playing in their sport until they are cleared for activity. Our Sports Medicine Team works alongside leaders in concussion management to make an assessment of the patient and determine which interventions are specifically needed to restore normal function and be able to return to play.

Tennis Management and Performance Center

Our Tennis Management and Performance Services at the Sports Center are provided by our trained Sports Medicine Team that works with your coach, physician or professional to coordinate care. Tennis Management and Performance Services are focused on reducing risk of injury, return to play after an injury, and decreasing performance deficits limiting ability to play tennis at an optimal level.

Our services consist of:

  • Evaluation and treatment of injuries specific to tennis players across all skill levels
  • Injury risk assessments to identify risk of potential injuries
  • Personalized programs derived from performance testing
  • USTA High-Performance Profile Injury Risk Assessment and review of findings
  • Tennis Serve Video Analysis and review of findings
  • Tennis High Performance Testing and review of findings
  • Elite Athlete Profile with Dr. Yorio

Please read our tennis flyer for more information about packages offered.

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Titleist Golf Performance Institute

Lead by our experienced TPI Certified Professional and Sports Medicine Team, our Titleist Performance Institute Center collaborates with your physician, coach and professional to manage your progress and individualize specific needs with a TPI Screen. TPI services are focused on reducing the risk of injury, returning to play after an injury, and increasing the ability to play golf at an optimal level.

Services at TPI include:

  • Initial TPI Screening session
  • Follow-up session to review findings from TPI Screen, give recommendations based on findings, and initiate exercises focused on recommendations
  • Training sessions focused on individualized recommendations
  • Elite Athlete Profile with Dr. Yorio

Please read our TPI flyer for more information about packages offered. The TPI flyer is attached to the email as TPI services flyer.

Sport-Specific Performance Enhancement

Along with treating an injury, the Sports Center at JOI also provides services for athletes to improve their performance in their sport. Our team assesses an athlete to find deficits and areas of weakness, and then creates a plan with specific exercises to minimize deficits. With a state-of-the-art facility and unique tools and techniques, our team is able to provide a personalized plan to achieve optimal results. It is our goal, that athletes are able to see improvements in their sports performance after completing their unique program.

Sports Center Staff

Jonathan “Jon” Stiffler, PTA, NASM CPT, PES, FNS, WLS

Jonathan “Jon” Stiffler, PTA, NASM CPT, PES, FNS, WLS

Site Coordinator
Sports Center/Spine Centers

Associate of Arts (Florida Community College of Jacksonville, 2003) Associate of Science - Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College, 2011) NASM CPT (February, 2016), PES (September,2016)

Jon is a Jacksonville, FL native who attended the Providence School where he also played baseball. Jon was very active in sports growing up. Upon graduating, he began his career path in the Hospitality Industry in which he worked for 13 years. He chose this industry because of his love for people and love for helping and providing a service. After obtaining his A.A. at FCCJ, he moved to Orlando, FL and attended UCF’s Rosen School of Hospitality Management. Upon completing his time at UCF he returned back to Jacksonville, FL and began managing a local restaurant. Several years after beginning his management path in the industry he decided that he wanted to still serve and help people, but in a different way. He returned to school while continuing to work in the industry and for Baptist Health as a PAS representative. Upon completing his studies he began his career with JOI as a Physical Therapist Assistant. In August of 2012, he accepted the position of Spine Centers Coordinator. In March of 2015, he accepted the position of Sports Center Coordinator. He currently treats patients at our Sports Center location full time.