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Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute News.  This page is dedicated to News about JOI Rehab and JOI.

Patients and Staff to Wear Masks

In an effort to reduce any risk of transmission of COVID-19 in our facilities, JOI staff will now be wearing masks in every public area. At this time, we do require that everyone wears a mask to protect everyone around them.

To learn how to make a mask, please follow this link:

How to wear medical mask and How to remove medical mask properly. Step by step infographic illustration of how to wear and remove a surgical mask.

Telemedicine and ASAP Fracture Care 

JOI Physicians and JOI Rehab now offer Telemedicine or Virtual Visits, to learn more go to: Telemedicine. If you need orthopedic medical treatment but want to stay in the safety of your own home, this is a great option for you.

JOI Rehab Bridge Program

If you need “hands-on” therapy, but cannot come in to one of our Rehabilitation Centers during this time, we will bring the Therapy to you! Give us a call to schedule a Bridge Physical Therapy visit at 904-858-7045.

ActivArmor Face Masks

ActivArmor Introduces Face Masks

JOI Rehab can now scan you for the new ActivArmor Face Masks.  Therefore, you can order some of the masks directly from ActivArmor at:  The scanning fee is $25.  To learn more on Facebook, go to:

JOI Rehab clinicians have special training and obtain a certification by ActivArmor to safely scan patients for ActivArmor waterproof casts. Also, JOI has other ActivArmor products. Finally, JOI is the only ActivArmor provider in the state of Florida for their products.

To learn more about JOI and ActivArmor, go to ActivArmor.

Please watch this video from First Coast News: FACE Mask

To schedule an appointment for ActivArmor at JOI Rehab, please call 904-JOI-2000.

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Televisits Offer Future of Medicine

Telehealth/Telemedicine/Virtual Visits

Televisits offer a glimpse of the future of medicine in situations where medical professionals or health providers may not be able to provide care in person. Televisits are an alternative to in person interventions from healthcare providers. Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute is a provider offering virtual visits during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Learn more from the recent News4Jax story regarding televisits here.

JOI Physicians and all of the JOI Rehab Centers are providing Televisits for New and Existing Patients. To schedule, please call 904-JOI-2000.

Did you know that we can also ship braces and other DME supplies right to your home? Contact us at 904-858-7045. To learn more at JOI Rehab, please watch this VIDEO.

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Dr. Kaplan Telehealth

New Patients Can Now Schedule Online!

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute now offers online scheduling for New Patients for all of our physicians. JOI is the first orthopaedic group in North Florida to offer this feature. To learn more about online scheduling you can read this article: or simply go to and schedule. Online scheduling can be done during normal business hours or whenever is convenient for our patients. Often, injuries occur at night or on the weekends. There is no need to wait until Monday morning. Just go to our website and find an MD and a time which works for your busy schedule. You can access this online schedule from your desktop, laptop and cell phone. Give it a try!

Of course you can still use the JOI Call Center at JOI-2000 or you can still request an appointment by using the contact us button on the website and we will call you back. We want to make it easy to see one of our orthopaedic specialists.

If still want to call to schedule an appointment, please call JOI-2000 or if you want to request someone to call you back, go to: . We now have 3 different ways for you to access our JOI Physicians.

In The Game Banquet

JOI Sponsors In The Game
In The Game

Dr. Snyder will be speaking at the In The Game banquet on February 1st. He will be the keynote speaker speaking to the top athletes in the area and their parents about what it takes to be successful outside of sports.

Thanksgiving Distance Classic 2019

JOI is a proud supporter of this year’s 2019 Jacksonville Grand Prix hosted by First Place Sports!

We will be at this year’s Thanksgiving Distance Classic, so please stop by our tent and say hi before hitting the races!  

Date: November 28th, 2019.

Time: Half Marathon at 7:00 AM. 5K and Turkey Trot 1 mile at 6:50 AM.

Location: Pickwick Plaza (9850 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32257).

For more information please visit this link.

Thanksgiving classic run in Jacksonville Florida.
JOI Participated in the Sports Medicine Coverage of this Event

Serving Up A Cure

Dr. & Mrs. Kambach sponsored the Serving Up A Cure tennis tournament at the Deerwood. JOI provided Sports Medicine Services for the event as well as staff members promoting our services. To learn more about the event, please go to: The tournament proceeds support local charities for the fight against cancer.

Community Events sponsored by JOI
Tennis player serving outdoor

To learn more about other community charitable events from JOI, go to:

SenioRITA Tennis Tournament

2019 SenioRITA Tennis Tournament

JOI is a proud sponsor of the 20th Anniversary SenioRITA Tennis Tournament. This tournament raises money to support the RITA Foundation to search for a cure of Breast Cancer.

To learn more about the JOI Tennis Program, please go to: TENNIS

Bold City Showcase

JOI was at the Bold City Showcase 2019. Dr. Kaplan, Dr. Lucie, Dr. Snyder, Thomas Gorman, ATC, and Sam Brown, ATC provide sports medicine coverage for four of the six school involved in the series: Atlantic Coast High School, The Bolles School, Mandarin High School, and University Christian School. Check out pics of the event:

2019 Arena Football National Championship

2019 Arena Football National Championship

Jacksonville Sharks
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The 2019 Arena Football National Championship is just around the corner. Don’t miss out as your Jacksonville Sharks take on the Carolina Cobras this Saturday August 17 at the Veterans Memorial Arena. The game kicks off at 7:00 pm.

Find out more about the game here:

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute is proud to be the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the Jacksonville Sharks. JOI’s Dr. Lance Snyder and ATC Luke Bratton work hard to keep these soon to be champions in the game!

Dr. Lance Snyder
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