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

Jacksonville Armada

JOI is proud to provide sports medicine coverage for the Jacksonville Armada FC. We celebrated the Armada’s last game at Patton Park on June 8th against the Storm FC, which was fitting due to the amount of rain during the game! Below is one of JOI’s physical therapists, Tiffany Patterson at the game.

Admission is FREE so please come out and support your local Soccer team!

Armada website

Patton Park location: 2850 Hodges Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246

JOI PT at an Armada game
Tiffany Patterson PT at the Armada Game

World Golf Physical Therapy Center

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Rehab will be opening a new rehabilitation/physical therapy center in World Golf/Murabella in St Johns County, Florida. This is JOI Rehab’s 12th physical therapy center in the North Florida Region. The new rehab center will be located at 105 Murabella Parkway, St. Augustine, FL 32092. The 1,800 square foot center will have extensive parking and an easily accessible entrance. The JOI World Golf/Murabella Physical Therapy Center has custom built amenities and high end finishes in a well-equipped gym area and will offer the same high level of care that our patients have come to expect.

World Golf/Murabella Physical Therapy/ Rehab Center

World Golf Village is located in St. Johns County, which is the 5th fastest growing county in America. JOI Rehab will now have excellent accessibility in St. Johns County and to the 226,000 residents who live there. JOI Rehab also has a physical therapy clinic in Nocatee.

JOI Baptist South Physicians

In addition to expanding into World Golf Village, JOI has also expanded the Baptist South Physician Office at Baptist South Hospital. The JOI Rehab South Clinic has relocated to the new Baptist South medical office building, “MOB 3”, joining the JOI physician’s office. The new office is needed for the continued expansion of JOI in this booming area of St. Johns County and Southern Duval County in Jacksonville.

If you want to make an appointment for the JOI World Golf Rehab Center, please call: 904-224-2666

JOI and JOI Rehab Baptist South

JOI Rehab South
JOI Rehabilitation Baptist South

JOI and JOI Rehab move to the new medical building 3 at Baptist South

Jacksonville, Fla., April 30, 2019 – Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI) has a new home at Baptist Medical Center South’s new medical office building.

The new enlarged space, which includes a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility, orthopedic physician offices and an outpatient procedure room, will enable patients to get all of their orthopedic needs met at one convenient location.

Two new physicians, Sunday U. Ero, MD, and Richard Lance Snyder MD, have joined the expanded practice, increasing the number of orthopedists to 8. JOI physicians can perform a wide range of treatments for the spine, shoulder, knee, hip, ankle and hand including pain management, minimally invasive procedures and joint replacements.

JOI Rehab joins the MD practice and expands their facility to include a JOI Rehab Spine Center. The Spine Center offers physical therapy, medical massage therapy and laser treatments. Learn more about medical massage therapy at the Spine Center in this VIDEO.

For more information, call JOI-2000.

About Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI) offers 34 specialty-trained physicians and physician assistants dedicated to delivering comprehensive care for the muscles, bones and joints that includes over 450 team members. JOI maintains a rehab division with over 75 therapists in 11 locations throughout Northeast Florida. JOI provides the team physicians for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacksonville Sharks, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Jacksonville Armada FC, Jacksonville University and Florida State College at Jacksonville as well as providing athletic trainers and/or physicians at The Bolles High School, Paxon High School, Fernandina Beach High School, Episcopal High School, Bishop Kenny High School, Bishop John J. Snyder High School, and Atlantic Coast High School. JOI has been a member of Baptist Health since 2011.

By: Jon Stiffler PTA/Spine Center Coordinator

4on4 Flag Football

JOI is proud to be active in the community and is a supporter of our Weekend Warriors who participate in a 4on4 Flag Football League. This league is located in Orange Park and the Fleming Island area.

To find out more about JOI’ community events, please go to

By: Justin Delicato PTA, Site Coordinator at Fleming Island

Tennis 4 Cancer

With the Tennis 4 Cancer event upon us, weekend warriors who participate in tennis should be aware of common injuries associated with tennis such as tennis elbow. With this in mind, please read this article with information regarding symptoms and treatments JOI offers:

Tennis Elbow

Braces For Tennis Elbow

By: Justin Delicato PTA/Site Coordinator Fleming Island

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

JOI – Official Sports Medicine Provider

JOI is proud to be the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp!!!

Join JOI and the rest of the Jacksonville community tonight for Opening Night as the we take on the Jackson Generals at 7:05 pm. Don’t forget to stay after and enjoy the fireworks.

Dr. Lance Snyder, Dr. Gregory Smith, Dr. Kevin Kaplan, and Dr. Brett Frykberg are proud to serve as the Official Team Physicians for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. To schedule an appointment with a JOI Physician, please call 904-JOI-2000 or go to: JOI Doctors

To learn more about the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, go to:

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute is proud of our relationship with all of our sports teams. JOI and JOI Rehab is Where The Pro’s Go! To learn more, please go to

JOI Partners with ActivArmor™

JOI is Proud to Announce its Exclusive Partnership with ActivArmor™

By: Jon Stiffler PTA, Sport Center Coordinator

The Jacksonville Orthopeadic Institute is known to be on the cutting edge of orthopedic procedures, treatments, and recovery. Our newest partnership with ActivArmor™ fosters JOI’s principles of innovated recovery. Unexpected injuries and broken bones are debilitating and tend to halt life … Not anymore … JOI’s partnership with ActivArmor™ empowers patients with the freedom to be able to maintain their active lifestyles. Experience the new way to heal from sprains and breaks that JOI and ActivArmor™ collaboratively offer.


Activarmor Casts

What is ActivArmor™

ActivArmor™ is a Colorado based company specializing in custom-fit 3D casts and splints. ActivArmor™’s use of 3D scanning technology allows each patient to receive a perfectly fitted device specific to their body’s injury. ActivArmor™ was born from the idea of founder and CEO, Diana Hall. Hall, a chemical engineer, was inspired to transform the world of casting and support devices through an outreach program she was running.  While running the program she encountered many children who had splints and casts – many of these children struggled to keep the medical supports clean and dry.  As Hall went on a quest to reform traditional casting and splinting methods, ActivArmor™ was born.

What is 3D Printing?

3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. 3D printing is also known as additive manufacturing, which is a manufacturing process where a 3D printer creates three-dimensional objects by depositing materials layer by layer in accordance to the object’s 3D digital model. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object. 3D printing enables you to produce complex yet functional shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods

How ActivArmor™ Benefits Patients

ActivArmor™ is a support device tailored to fit each patient’s unique body. The revolutionary 3D scanning technology allows custom-fit medical casts. Unlike traditional casting methods, ActivArmor™  is fabricated with light-scanning and computer 3-D imaging, using a high temperature thermosetting plastic. The new technology ensures each patient receives a unique, and precisely fit device to customize the healing process. ActivArmor’s™ high tech healing options allow for specific mapping to the contours of the limb or injuries requiring stabilization and support. ActivArmor™ is the first and only custom-made 3D waterproof splint available in the United States and equips patients and physicians with faster, unique, healing specific methods.

ActivArmor™ is great for athletes, children, and post-surgical patients.

Benefits of an ActivArmor™ Cast

  • Waterproof Cast
  • Breathable Cast Material
  • Fixed or Removable Cast
  • Light-weight
  • Custom Fabricated with Multiple Colors

Additional benefits include:

  • Hygienic benefits including the ability to bathe and shower with it on
  • Reduced feelings of claustrophobia
  • Improved skin condition and comfort
  • Reduced irritation due to breath-ability and improved hygiene options
  • Reduced office time and visits for re-casting and re-fitting due to soggy casts, deformed splints or worn velcro
  • Patients can have access to post-surgical incisions for wound dressing and follow-up care at home

Common Injury Uses for ActivArmor™

  • Fractures/Dislocations
    • Hand Metacarpal Fractures
    • Scaphoid Fractures
    • Wrist Fracture (distal radius/ulna)
  • Thumb MP Collateral Ligament injuries (e.g. skier’s thumb)
  • Basal Joint Arthritis/Instability (TMC joint)
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries (anti-deformity)
    • Median or Ulnar Nerve Repairs
    • Radial Nerve Palsy/Injury
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Wrist/Thumb Tendonitis
  • Collateral Ligament Injuries
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Mid Carpal Instability
  • Scapho-lunate Instability
  • SLAC Wrist
  • DRUJ Injury/Instability
  • TFCC Injury/Repair

…Among Others…

Check out ActivArmor™ in Action in this Video


So Break Away From the Traditional Casting Mold…

And continue with your sports, recreational activities and active lifestyles with JOI and ActivArmor™. Coming Mid-December 2018, The Jacksonville Orthopeadic Institute San Marco will be the first clinic in the entire state of Florida offering this product.  Learn more today and Call JOI-2000 for an exclusive, transformational healing experience.


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