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Please read these articles from JOI News.  This page contains News about JOI Rehab and JOI.  You can learn information related to orthopedic conditions and treatment protocols written by our clinical staff members.

You can also learn more about JOI and JOI Rehab Sports Medicine Program.  JOI and JOI Rehab provide Sports Medicine Coverage for High Schools, FSCJ, Jacksonville University, The Jacksonville Jaguars, The Jumbo Shrimp, The Jacksonville Sharks and many community events.

Through the JOI Foundation we also sponsor events at the Patrick Heinold Foundation, The Jacksonville Humane Society, The Police Athletic League and The Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless.

2024 Florida Hip Symposium

The 2024 Florida Hip Symposium is set for February 23rd and 24th at One Ocean in Atlantic Beach Florida.

This year’s symposium is a two day event. Join us as we combine the perspectives of physical therapists and physicians in the treatment of hip disorders during a combined medical education event.

Florida Hip Symposium
2024 Florida Hip Symposium


  • Femoroacetabular Impingement

Overview, Non-surgical Treatment, Surgical Treatment, Post-Surgical Treatment

  • Hip Dysplasia

Overview, Non-surgical Treatment, Surgical Treatment, Post-Surgical Treatment

  • Hip Arthritis

Overview and Non-surgical Treatment

Return to sports after hip replacement

  • Extra-articular Hip Disorders

Anterior Hip Conditions (Sports Hernia, Groin and Hip Flexor Strains)

Posterior Hip and Deep Gluteal Space (Piriformis Syndrome)

Lateral Hip and Peritrochanteric (Hip Bursitis, Gluteal Tendon Tears)


  • Physical Examination Techniques for the Hip

Hands-On Demonstration of Special Tests, Evaluation Pearls, Clinical Decision Making

  • Modalities in the Treatment of the Hip

Acoustic Compression/Shockwave Therapy, Low Level Laser Therapy, Dry Needling, Percussion Massage

  • Hip Anatomy Review

Hip Layers Concepts, Physical Landmarks, Bony Anatomy And Morphology Measures

  • Imaging in the Examination of the Hip

X-Ray, MRI, CT Review of Pathological Hip Conditions

Dr. Carl Freeman and Drew Heideman PT/ATC are the Co-Chairs for the CME.

2024 Florida Hip Symposium
The 2024 Florida Hip Symposium

To find out more about this workshop, please go to Florida Hip Symposium.

Dr. Vosseller Joins AOFAS® Board

Dr. J. Turner Vosseller, MD, Joins AOFAS® Board of Directors

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society

Rosemont, Ill. (September 20th, 2022) – Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon J. Turner Vosseller, MD, has joined the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS). They are the leading organization for lower extremity medicine and foot and ankle surgery, as a member-at-large.

Dr. James Vosseller
Dr. James Vosseller

J. Turner Vosseller, JOI San Marco

Dr. Vosseller is currently a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute in Jacksonville. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Following his residency, he moved to New York City to complete a foot and ankle fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Vosseller is a longtime leader in the AOFAS and Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation. As a member and chair of the Humanitarian Committee from 2012-20. He played an instrumental role in developing opportunities for foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons. To provide life-changing surgery to patients with lower extremity deformities and disabilities in other countries. He dedicates his time to several other AOFAS committees. He is also a reviewer for Foot & Ankle International (FAI), the official journal of AOFAS.

“AOFAS has been integral to my progression as a surgeon and leader, providing countless opportunities for development, education, and service,” said Dr. Vosseller. “It is a great honor to serve on the Board of Directors, and I look forward to help shape the forward direction of the Society.”

About Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons

Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Their education and training consist of four years of medical school, five years of postgraduate residency, and a fellowship year of specialized surgical training. These specialists care for patients of all ages, performing reconstructive surgery for deformities and arthritis, treating sports injuries, and managing foot and ankle trauma.

About the AOFAS

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society mobilizes our community of foot & ankle orthopaedic surgeons to improve patient care through education, research, and advocacy. As the premier global organization for foot and ankle care, AOFAS delivers exceptional events and resources for continuous education, funds and promotes innovative research. They broaden patient understanding of foot and ankle conditions and treatments. By emphasizing collaboration and excellence, AOFAS inspires ever-increasing levels of professional performance. This leads to improved patient outcomes. For more information visit the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society online at


Christie Petrucci, Marketing and Communications Senior Specialist, AOFAS

Tim Wall, Marketing Director, JOI

JOI wants to congratulate Dr. Vosseller for this accomplishments and this appointment to the Board of the AOFAS.

Dr. Vosseller practices at the JOI San Marco location. Finally, to schedule an appointment with him, please call 904-564-2000, schedule online or click the link below.

Where The Pros Go
Where The Pro’s Go

Groundbreaking Research from Bruce Steinberg, MD

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Dr. Bruce Steinberg

Jacksonville, FL, February 21, 2011 – Bruce Steinberg, MD, Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI) surgeon, announces that his groundbreaking research paper, “Quantitative Muscle Hardness as a Non-invasive Means for Detecting Patients At Risk of Compartment Syndromes” is now in the publication by Physiological Measurement. Additionally, this is an international, peer-review publication. The paper co-authors were Ryan Riel, MD, Marshal Armitage, MD, and Hudson Berrey, MD, of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Health Science Center, Shands Jacksonville, University of Florida.

The publication is a journal for sensors, instrumentation and systems in physiology and medicine. It covers the quantitative assessment and visualization of physiological function in clinical research and practice. With an emphasis on the development of new methods of measurement and their validation.

Clinical Benchmark Study

Dr. Steinberg and his co-authors report on a benchmark clinical study validating quantitative muscle hardness and a device developed by Dr. Steinberg. In general, the device can be used to evaluate limb swelling, limb pain, muscle tone and muscle spasm. Also, the device can aid in the evaluation of medical conditions, such as limb edema, limb trauma, cellulitis, infections, hematoma, insect bites, snake bites, allergic reactions, contusions, stroke, cerebral palsy, paralysis, contractures, muscle strains and muscle ruptures.

There is demonstrated interest and excitement by the medical community for this device. It is non-invasive and shows great promise in providing additional diagnostic information for physicians thanks to Dr. Steinbergs groundbreaking research.

Make an Appointment Today!

Dr. Steinberg practices at the JOI San Marco physician office and Baptist Health Jacksonville.

Finally, to schedule with Dr. Steinberg, please call 904-564-2000 or schedule online or click below.

JOI & JOI Rehab Bold City Best 2022
JOI & JOI Rehab Bold City Best 2022

JOI Is Looking for Physical Therapists

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Rehab Centers are looking for Physical Therapists. Come joint our JOI Team! Please email your resume to or give us a call at 904-858-7045. JOI has a great working environment with great benefits. We work closely with our JOI Physicians to obtain excellent outcomes. There is room for advancement within our organization.

JOI Rehab currently has 13 locations throughout Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. We work with all of the major professional teams in Jacksonville as well as JU, FSCJ and several high schools.

JOI Can Get YOU Back On The Road To Recovery
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This is a great opportunity to join the JOI Team. JOI is an equal opportunity employer with excellent benefits. JOI and JOI Rehab have been voted Bold City Best for numerous years!

To learn more about JOI, you can read these articles: joi rehab team, joi md clinical team and joi scheduling team

The JOI San Marco Rehab office address is 1325 San Marco Blvd. Suite 102. For more information you can call 904-858-7045.

Book An Appointment With JOI Bold City's Best 2021
You Can Book An Appointment With JOI Bold City’s Best 2021

Bold City Best 2023

Vote The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute for Bold City Best 2023!

The Bold City Best contest is back! We are so proud that you have once again voted JOI and JOI Rehab as the best for orthopedics and physical therapy. JOI has 5 Physician offices and 12 physical therapy centers in the North Florida area. We are opening a new Atlantic Rehab Center later this year.

Please nominate JOI & JOI Rehab for the 2023 Contest HERE.


JOI and JOI Rehab have won the Bold City Best for 2022

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JOI & JOI Rehab are Bold City Best Winners
JOI & JOI Rehab are Bold City Best Winners 2022

The competition gives the community the opportunity to nominate their favorite people, places and businesses in 135 different categories, including auto services, cuisine and cocktails, homes and finance, health and well-being, home and professional services, things to do, and shopping. There are two phases: nominations and voting.

Nominating is easy to do. On the contest website you simply choose a category, make your nomination, and fill in your email address. Make sure you click complete the registration form once all of the information is filled in. That’s it, it is as simple as that. Watch a video on how to complete this process HERE.

The top companies that get the most nominations in each category will advance to the voting round that will begins in June.

Recently JOI’s Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, LAT conveyed our appreciation for our patient’s and community support in this VIDEO with 1010XL.

JOI Offers Online Patient Registration

Request Online Registration Paperwork Electronically

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute continues to be open through the COVID19 Crisis. At JOI, we continue to use procedures and protocols focused on the safety and health of our patients. JOI offers online patient registration, allowing our patients to complete their registration forms online before appointments. This contactless registration not only allows you to complete patient forms from the convenience of your home but saves you time at check-in. Online registration is available for New, MD, and Rehab patients. Request your online paperwork here at request registration paperwork electronically.

Electronic Paperwork Instructions

Once you request your paperwork, you will receive an email with your PIN with paperwork instructions. The online patient registration is 100% completely secure, JOI has security safeguards in place to protect your health information. If you have any questions about electronic paperwork instructions, read below or click here at electronic paperwork instructions

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Patient Registration Instructions

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute is here for you. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our patients, families, and caregivers. Check out our online contactless patient registration today.

JOI & JOI Rehab are Bold City Best Winners
JOI is the Bold City Best

Shoulder Pain

You Don’t Have To Live With Shoulder Pain.

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute has identified 5 Shoulder Symptoms That You Should Not Ignore. There really is no need to live with that shoulder pain that has been bothering. Now is the time to get it taken care of at JOI. We have even made it easier to access over 20 Orthopaedic Shoulder Pain Specialists by offering ASAP Injury Appointments at all of our locations. Our facilities are following all of the CDC safety protocols.

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You Don’t Have To Live With Shoulder Pain

If you want to hear what we are doing to keep you safe as a patient, please go to JOI4U. Our physicians work very closely with over 60 Physical and Occupational Therapists to design shoulder specific rehab programs to get you back on the road to recovery. Don’t let that shoulder pain get any worse, give us a call at JOI-2000 or schedule online at your convenience. JOI, Where The Pro’s Go!

JOI COVID 19 Response

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute continues to be open through this COVID19 Crisis. We continue to change our procedures and protocols to make it as safe as possible for our patients and our valuable employees

Please watch this Video by JOI Rehab.

 In accordance with CDC guidelines and in conjunction with Baptist Health, JOI and JOI Rehab are following the best practices to provide you and our employees with a safe environment. 

JOI Best Practices

You can complete all of your paperwork from home. To request your paperwork, please click on Paperwork and complete the form. You can also request this feature when you make your appointments. At all of the JOI Rehab Centers, you can use the virtual waiting room from your car. You can also pay your copay from your car while you wait.

  • We continue to monitor staff for symptoms and positive Covid tests.
  • Increasing the cleaning our offices, waiting room, exam rooms, and equipment.
  • Paying close attention to areas that are touched frequently, such as doorknobs, pens, chairs, and medical devices.
  • Ensuring that our staff members are paying close attention to cleaning between patients.
  • Decreasing the number of waiting room chairs to provide appropriate social distancing.
  • Providing added shields at the front desk areas and in some patient care areas.
  • Making hand sanitizer stations readily available.
  • Continuing to follow strict hand washing protocols and the wearing of PPE for all JOI employees.
  • Due to the low incidence of COVID-19 in our community, and the latest guidelines from the CDC, universal masking is no longer required.
  • Providing Telehealth Services for both JOI and JOI Rehab.
  • Reaching the community with the Bridge program that allows JOI Rehab clinicians to come to your home for patients is the geographic areas of our JOI Rehab Facilities

Safe Environment

  • As we continue to focus on maintaining a safe environment for our patients and staff as well as following social distancing guidelines, we are no longer allowing patients to bring guests with them to their appointments with the exception of minor patients, patients with limited mobility, translation or those with other approved circumstances. If someone needs to accompany the patient, we are limiting patients to one guest.
    Our call center can make your in-person appointment or a Telehealth appointment if you prefer.

Covid 19

  • If you have had COVID 19, please call 904-JOI-2000 for our criteria to be seen at a JOI Facility. coronavirus

Updated 10/17/22

JOI Rehab Offers Telehealth

JOI Rehab continues to offer Telehealth or Virtual Visits and The Bridge Home Therapy Visits. JOI Rehab offers Telehealth for weekday appointments for all of our patients who need these services. Our rehab clinics remain open but we are responding for extended hours due to patient needs. To schedule a Telehealth Appointment, please call 904-858-7045 or any of the 12 JOI Rehab Centers. To learn more, please watch this VIDEO.

To learn more about JOI Rehab, please go to: Physical Therapy

Don’t Run in Pain

Don’t run in pain! In The Game recently featured this article to make sure you don’t run in pain:

What Is Runner’s Knee?

Runner’s knee is the broad term that sums up any pain around the kneecap or patella area. Like the name suggests, daily running is the most common culprit, although any sport that puts pressure on the knee joint, such as hiking, biking, or playing soccer, can lead to developing the condition. Pain is caused by strained tendons or the irritation of soft tissues or the lining of the knee.

Symptoms include feeling pain when walking, climbing stairs, squatting, kneeling, sitting down, and running. Runner’s knee may be caused by overuse, trauma to the kneecap, flat feet, weak thigh muscles, inadequate stretching, or arthritis. It is more common in women than men, and overweight individuals are especially prone to the disorder. Typically, your doctor will perform a physical exam and may order X-rays to confirm the diagnosis.

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How to treat Runner’s Knee

How to Treat Runner’s Knee

Most runner’s knee conditions can be treated without surgery. One method is to practice RICE: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. You should avoid repetitive stress to the area and apply an ice pack for up to 15 minutes once every one to two hours. You can wrap your leg to add support to the knee and elevate your leg to reduce swelling. Taking anti-inflammatory medications is also recommended.

How to Prevent Runner’s Knee

To help prevent runner’s knee, modify your training schedule and activities. Try to run on softer surfaces and avoid running on stairs. Don’t increase weekly mileage by more than 10% each week.

Incorporate certain stretches before running to further prevent runner’s knee. Stretch out your hamstring by placing your left heel on the front leg of a chair, leaning forward from the hips, and holding for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other leg.

For strengthening, you can also try straight-leg lifts: Lie on your back, place your left foot on the ground with the knee bent at a 90-degree angle, slowly raise your right leg about 6 inches off the floor, hold for three seconds, and slowly lower back down. Repeat with the opposite leg.

To schedule for physical therapy, please call 904-858-7045.

If you have been running in pain and need to see a Physician, JOI has you covered, even during the COVID-19 crisis. We are here offering In person and virtual visits depending on your preference. To make your appointment call 904-JOI-2000 or click the link below!

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