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JOI Mandarin Rehab is located in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville, FL off of San Jose Blvd.  Our goal at this center is to provide excellent customer service and great outcomes for your physical therapy.  Our clinicians at this site have the highest level of experience to help you reach your functional goals.

JOI Mandarin Rehab Center

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12276 San Jose Blvd., Suite 716 & 717
Jacksonville, FL 32223
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Appointment Line 904.288.9604 • Fax 288.9643

Hours of Operation

Monday 8AM-7PM

Tuesday 7:30AM-7PM

Wednesday 8AM-6PM

Thursday 7:30AM-6PM

Friday 7AM-6PM

Saturday 8AM-12PM 

Open 2 Saturdays per month, call for more information


The JOI Rehab Mandarin location is one of the largest Physical and Occupation Therapy Centers in Mandarin.  It is located on San Jose Blvd. across the street from the Care Spot.  JOI Rehab Mandarin offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Hand Therapy, Sports Rehab, DME or Bracing, Graston Therapy, KT Taping and Return to Sports Services.  We work closely with your JOI Physician, but we also work with any physician who prescribes one of our services. Therefore, our goal is to return you to your prior level of function with good customer service.

Physical Therapy Services

Rehab Services: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Hand Therapy

Physical Therapy Staff Members

Johnny Barthel , OT, CHT

Johnny Barthel , OT, CHT

Bachelor of Science specializing in Biology and Psychology (Samford University)
Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (University of Alabama of Birmingham)

Johnny Barthel, OT, CHT

Johnny is an Occupational Therapist with more than 12 years of experience. While at Samford University, he played football. Since finishing school, he has worked in a variety of settings. While in the outpatient setting, Johnny found a love for hand therapy and pursued his hand certification. Currently, he works as a CHT at the JOI Mandarin Clinic where he focuses on upper extremity rehabilitation.

Jared S Ernest, MPT

Jared S Ernest, MPT

Bachelors of Science from West Virginia University in 1991 and Masters of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University in 1994

Jared Ernest has been practicing as a licensed physical therapist for 20 years with a focus on sport and orthopedic rehabilitation. Jared was the manager of the Point Meadows clinic for many years.  He now is at our JOI Rehab Mandarin Clinic as a clinician.

Amanda Garland, DPT, ATC

Amanda Garland, DPT, ATC

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2005)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of North Florida, 2009)

Amanda Garland currently works in the outpatient physical therapy setting.  Amanda also works with local high school athletic teams and injured players in the clinic.  She has been employed with JOI since 2006.  Amanda is a physical therapist and a certified athletic trainer at the JOI Rehab Mandarin location.

Charslesetta Johnson, Site Coordinator 

Charslesetta Johnson, Site Coordinator 

Charslesetta Johnson has been working in the Physical Therapy industry for over 19 years. She has been with Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Rehabilitation for the last 13 years. Charlesetta has held several positions over the past 13 years and is currently the Site Coordinator at our Mandarin Rehabilitation Clinic, Supervisor of our Rehab Data Entry Dept., and our Clinical Coordinator for student interns.

Belinda Kirkland

Belinda Kirkland, DPT CHT ATC

Belinda Kirkland has been a practicing Physical Therapist for 31 years. She specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehab and Pain Management utilizing Dolphin Neurostim. She became a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) in 1996, and a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 1998. She served as the Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist for the Roar of the Jaguars Professional Cheer Squad from 1998 to 2020. She joined the JOI Rehab staff in 2008 at the Mandarin facility opening.

Belinda Kirkland Education:

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – Summa Cum Laude (Florida A&M University, 1990)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, 2010)

To schedule with an appointment, please give our Mandarin Office at call at 904-288-9604 or request an appointment at

Trina McDonald, Data Entry

Trina McDonald, Data Entry

Trina Mcdonald has been with JOI since 2016. She loves to make people smile and feel welcome.  Trina currently works in the JOI Rehab Mandarin Physical Therapy Clinic.  She is part of the data entry team for all of the 12 JOI Rehab Clinics in the area.

Ron Salazar MPT, ATC

Ron Salazar MPT, ATC

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences specializing Athletic Training (University of Florida, 1994)
Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 1999)

Ron Salazar, PT

Ron Salazar has over 15 years of experience of working in an outpatient orthopaedic setting, where he focuses on spine rehab, sports physical therapy, and manual therapy techniques. Received Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification through Florida Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FIOMPT)-  December 2014.  Ron currently works at the JOI Rehab Mandarin Physical Therapy Center

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Miranda Snook, PTA

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Keiser University, 2021)

Miranda Snook, PTA

Miranda Snook was born and raised in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and moved to Florida in 2018. She has a history of playing sports, competing in the NPC bodybuilding bikini division, and the spartan trifecta. Miranda worked as a personal trainer/fitness coach for 7 years before becoming a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and joining the JOI team. When she is not working, Miranda enjoys going to the beach, playing with her dogs, and spending time with family. She is passionate about fitness and personal health and looks forward to assisting her patients in maximizing their potential.

Miranda currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco and Mandarin clinics.

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Jennifer Stewartz, OT

Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Health with a Minor in Gerontology (Eastern Oregon University, 2012)

Master of Occupational Therapy (University of St. Augustine, 2021)

Prior to joining JOI, Jennifer Stewartz, OT worked at an outpatient clinic, working with various upper extremity orthopaedic conditions. She has worked in the outpatient setting since graduating from the University of St. Augustine. Jennifer found her passion for hand therapy in 2016 upon completing observation hours in this setting.  She is also interested in becoming a certified wound specialist and certified hand therapist in the future.  In her free time, she enjoys yoga, nature, hiking, kayaking, art, and spending time with her family.  She is currently treating patients at both the Fleming Island and Mandarin Rehab clinics.

Sonya Thigpen, ATC

Sonya Thigpen, ATC

Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science (University of Florida, 2002)

For the past seven years, Sonya Thigpen has worked in outpatient orthopaedic rehabilitation. Sonya has been with JOI Rehab since the first clinic opened in 2003. She is actively involved in the JOI Sports Medicine Program. She serves as an assistant sports medicine director. Sonya Thigpen also helps with sports medicine coverage at the high school and collegiate level.

Sonya also works closely with the Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Association (JJVA), helping to provide sports medicine coverage for all of their home tournaments.

Diane Carter, Front Desk

Diane Carter, Front Desk

Diane Carter has worked in the physical therapy industry since 2002 and been with JOI since 2005. She has worked at several JOI Rehab locations. Diane enjoys taking trips to Disney and spending time with her granddaughter.

Pam Luh, Front Desk

Pam Luh, Front Desk

Pam Luh has been with JOI since 2006 and has worked at several JOI Rehab locations. She enjoys spending time with her grandkids and going on cruises.

Finally, to schedule for Physical Therapy, please give us a call at 904-288-9604.

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