JOI Mandarin Rehab Center
JOI Mandarin is located in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville, FL off of San Jose Blvd.
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
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. 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
- Custom Splinting and Foot Orthotics
- Dartfish™ Biomechanical Analysis– Throwing/Pitching
- Dartfish™ Biomechanical Analysis– Running
- Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
- Foot Management
- Graston Technique (Soft Tissue Mobilization)
- Hand Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Post–Operative Therapy
- Pre–Operative Programs
- Spine & Back Educational Programs
- Sports Injury Rehabilitation
- Work Injury Rehabilitation
- Fast Track Spine Program
Physical Therapy Staff Members
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 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, where he focuses on upper extremity rehabilitation.
Nora “Liz” Brabston, PTA
Bachelor of Science in Communications
Associates of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
Liz grew up in Jacksonville, FL and moved to Nashville, TN after high school to get her bachelor’s in Communications from Trevecca Nazarene University. After graduating, Liz began running and decided to pursue a license as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Liz has worked in outpatient and skilled nursing, and has found her passion in orthopaedic rehab. In her spare time, Liz enjoys spending time with her family and running.
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.
Cresida Frederick Data Entry
Business Office specialist in Data Entry for JOI Rehab
Cresida Frederick currently works at the JOI Rehab Mandarin clinic as a data entry specialist. She is a part of the JOI Rehab Data Entry Team which does data entry for all of the 12 JOI Rehab Locations.
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.
JOI Rehab has won the Bold City Best Contest for the best physical therapy center for the last 5 years.
Taylor Ged, OTD, OTR/L
Bachelor of Science in Health Education (University of Florida, 2016)
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (Nova Southeastern University, 2019)
Taylor was born and raised in Jacksonville and graduated from Bolles High School. She grew up a Gator fan and eventually attended the University of Florida where she received her B.S. in Health Education. She then went on to attend Nova Southeastern University in Tampa, FL where she earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. She has outpatient experience working with a variety of orthopedic conditions, as well as neurological conditions. She is now working towards getting her certification in hand therapy.
Taylor currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco and Mandarin clinics.
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, DPT CHT ATC
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)
Belinda 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. Belinda joined the JOI Rehab staff in 2008 at the Mandarin facility opening.
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
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 has nine 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
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 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 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.