Medical Massage – $40 per massage
Available by appointment at JOI Rehab San Marco Spine Center and South Spine Center locations only.
Medical massage therapy can offer extremely effective support to your healthcare regimen. Because of current research, massage therapy is increasingly being offered as an enhancement to standard treatments for a large number of medical conditions.
Studies have shown that medical massage therapy can be effective for reducing muscle tension, stress and pain. Research has also shown that it can be a beneficial treatment for:
• Digestive disorders
• Insomnia related to stress
• Myofascial pain syndrome
• Paresthesias and nerve pain
• Soft tissue strains or injuries
• Sports injuries
• Temporomandibular joint pain
Keep in mind that even though medical massage therapy can be helpful, it is not meant to replace regular medical care. Our physicians and massage therapists will be happy to explain to you the benefits you can expect from adding massage therapy to your healthcare regimen.
Our licensed Massage Therapists offer medically directed massage services, including those specifically designed to focus on soft tissue, spine-specific, and sports-related injuries. We work directly with JOI’s Physical Therapists in coordinating your care. (Not typically covered by insurance).
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Spine Centers Staff
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.
Ehren Allen, PT, COMT
Ehren Allen performed his undergraduate training in Music at the Florida State University. He went on to complete his professional training in Physical Therapy at Florida A&M University. He practiced in many specialty areas since 2000, including neurology, pediatrics, and private practice before deciding to specialize in orthopedics and sports medicine. He completed his certification as an Orthopedic Manual Therapist in 2007 through the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Group and currently incorporates manual therapy into the treatment of various orthopedic conditions and injuries.
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.
Sarah Katsaras, MPT, OCS
Graduated from FSU with Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 1994. Earned Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in 1999. Has been with JOI for 11 years, opened the JOI Spine Center in 2011 and has been coordinating the Spine Club meetings for 6 years. She also earned her OCS certification in 2011.
Debbie Rockett, 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.
Taylor Winn LAc, AP, MTOM
Taylor has studied at two of California’s finest oriental medicine colleges, Santa Barbara College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. She earned her Master’s Degree in 2010 from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Currently, she is finishing up her Doctoral degree. She will finish up later this year. Shortly after getting licensed to practice in the state of California, she joined the medical staff at The Biggest Loser Resort in Malibu, CA where she worked for over two and a half years. Taylor also has maintained a successful private practice, Tailored Acupuncture, in Santa Barbara, CA. In addition to general health practice, Taylor’s work at The Biggest Loser Resort enabled her to further develop a specialization in treatment of pain and injury, weight loss management and emotional disorders. In 2011, she spent a month in China studying under Dr. Vivian Chu at the Sheng Ai Hospital of TCM in Kunming. Last year she relocated to Atlantic Beach, FL where she opened Peaceful Acupuncture & Wellness with Michael Hibberts, AP. When Taylor is not treating patients she enjoys traveling, practicing yoga and playing various sports.