JOI Fleming Island or Clay County Rehab Center
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1747 Baptist Clay Drive, Suite 210
Fleming Island, FL 32003
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904.621.0396 • Fax 621.0397
Hours of Operation
Saturday 7:00AM-11:00AM *only the 2 Saturdays per month. Please confirm your appointment.
The JOI Rehab Fleming location is one of the largest Physical and Occupation Therapy Centers in Fleming Island. It is located in the Baptist Fleming/Clay County Campus, off of US-17. To find the clinic, take the elevator to the second floor and it will be on your right. JOI Rehab Fleming offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Hand Therapy, Massage Therapy, Sports Rehab, DME or Bracing, Graston Therapy, KT Taping and Return to Sport Services. We work closely with your JOI Physician, but we also work with any physician who prescribes one of our services. Our goal is to return you to your prior level of function with good customer service.
Physical Therapy Services
- Custom Splinting and Foot Orthotics
- Dartfish™ Biomechanical Analysis – Cycling (Bicycle Fitting)
- Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
- Foot Management
- Graston Technique (Soft Tissue Mobilization)
- Hand Therapy
- Orthopedic Occupational Therapy
- Orthopedic Physical Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Post-Operative Therapy
- Pre-Operative Programs
- Spine & Back Educational Programs
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- Work Injury Rehabilitation
- Fast Track Spine Program
Terri J Ahern, OTR/L
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and Minor in Psychology (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee)
Terri Ahern, OT, Hand Therapy Director
Terri has experience in multiple setting including UE orthopedics , pediatrics, and general inpatient rehabilitation specializing in spinal cord injuries. Terri has been an active military spouse for 26 yrs. Completed the AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certification Program(FWECP) and Graston Certification.
Carissa Aquino, PT, DPT, ATC/L
Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2016)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2022)
Carissa Aquino, PT, DPT, ATC/L, graduated from the University of North Florida in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. Following graduation, she worked as a certified athletic trainer for 3 years. During this time, she served the middle and high school student athletes of Clay County. She then decided to pursue a career in physical therapy and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2022. Carissa enjoys being in the orthopedic setting, working with the geriatric population, and utilizing manual therapy. She is currently treating patients at the JOI Rehab office in Fleming Island.
Lisa Chekanowsky, MS, ATC, LAT, PES
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (Duquesne University, 2007)
Master of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention (California University of Pennsylvania, 2009)
Lisa Chekanowsky, ATC
Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) in 2007. She continued on to earn a Masters degree in Exercise Science. She did this while working as a Graduate Intern at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where she was the Athletic Trainer for the Men’s Football, Wrestling, and Women’s Softball teams. After moving to Florida, Lisa worked as the Head Athletic Trainer at Flagler Palm Coast High School in Palm Coast, FL. Lisa joined JOI in July of 2012.
Lisa currently works in the clinical setting at the JOI Rehab Fleming Island Clinic.
Justin Delicato – Site Coordinator, PTA
Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Concorde Career Institute, 2013)
Justin Delicato has worked at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute since 2008 as a Rehabilitation Technician at the San Marco Rehab Office. After completing his PTA program, he relocated to the Fleming Island Office. Justin took on the role of site coordinator in 2016.
Courtney Laymon, PTA
Courtney is from Orange Park, FL and became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017 graduating from Iowa Western. She has a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Bellevue University. Courtney is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St Augustine. She has experience in both outpatient and skilled nursing settings. She loves working with a variety of diagnoses including orthopedics, neurological injury/disease, sports rehab, and pediatrics.
Outside of work Courtney enjoys cooking, watching movies, and going on airplane flights with her personal pilot and husband, Kalen.
Drew Zachary, PT, DPT
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics (Clemson University, 2015)
Doctorate in Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine, 2019)
Drew is from Greenville, SC but has been in Florida for 4 years now. He attended Clemson University and graduated with his Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics. He then went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. When he is not at work, Drew enjoys watching football, taking his dog Tucker to the park, or finding new spots to grab a bite to eat. He has a passion for physical therapy and looks forward to helping you achieve your goals!
Drew currently is a physical therapist at the JOI Rehab in Fleming Island.
Amberly Bell, Intake Coordinator
Amberly was born in Jacksonville and raised in North Texas. She just moved back to Jacksonville and has spent 8 years working in childcare. Amberly is currently aspiring to be a radiologist. She joined the JOI Rehab Fleming Island team in 2021 as an intake coordinator.
Melinda Kirk, Front Desk
Melinda is a long time resident of Clay County. She has worked in the medical field for over 16 years as a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist, Medical Coder, and Customer Service Representative. Melinda Joined JOI in February 2017. She is active in her local church and enjoys crafting, camping, and spending time with her family.
Melinda currently is a front desk specialist at our JOI Fleming Rehab Clinic.