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JOI’s Sports Center provides treatment for tennis elbow, golf swing deficits and other sports injuries.

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 (JOI) Rehabilitation’s Sports Center is to meet this demand while establishing a premier facility that both patients and athletes can utilize in order to return to their sport. JOI Rehab’s Sports Center is focused around functional, dynamic, and plyometric strengthening as well as the 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 will be given and directed by our experienced Sports Medicine Team that is able to work directly with your physician and/or coach to coordinate your progress.

You are our priority! Some conditions we treat and services we offer include:

  • Concussions/Management
  • Tennis Elbow/Little Leaguer’s Elbow
  • Golf Swing Assessment
  • Sports-specific biomechanical assessment and individualized treatment

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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 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 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, or running. 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

Our experienced Sports Medicine Team works closely with some of the brightest minds in concussion management. Each patient will be under the supervision of a physician that has many years experience treating concussions. Patients will be assessed and will work through a concussion return-to-play program

Tennis Management and Performance Center

Our Sports Medicine Team has extensive knowledge and experience in tennis specific injuries and treatment.

Services Include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of injuries specific to tennis players of all ages and level of play
  • Injury risk assessments to identify risk of potential injuries to tennis players
  • Personalized programs with individual needs and goals derived from performance testing

 JOI Tennis Performance Program

Sports Center Staff

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

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

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.