JOI San Marco Rehab Center
JOI San Marco Rehab Center is located near downtown Jacksonville off of San Marco Blvd. The office is located in the Reid Building.
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The JOI Rehab San Marco location is the largest Physical and Occupation Therapy Center in the Northeast Florida Region. This recently renovated clinic is on the Baptist Downtown Campus in the Reid Medical Building. JOI Rehab San Marco offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Hand Therapy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Sports Rehab, DME or Bracing, Laser Therapy, Graston Therapy, whirlpools for wound debridement of hands, KT Taping and Return to Sports Services at our new Sports Center. 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.
1325 San Marco Blvd., Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Appointment Line 904.858.7045 • Fax 858.7047
Hours of Operation
Monday 7AM-7 PM
Wednesday 7AM-7 PM
Thursday 7AM-7 PM
Saturday 8 AM-12 PM
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The JOI Rehab San Marco location is the largest Physical and Occupation Therapy Center in the Northeast Florida Region. It is on the Baptist Downtown Campus in the Reid Medical Building. JOI Rehab San Marco offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Hand Therapy, Medical Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Sports Rehab, DME or Bracing, Laser Therapy, Graston Therapy, KT Taping and Return to Sports Services at our new Sports Center. 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.
Rehab Services: physical therapy, hand therapy, occupational therapy, massage, & AlterG treadmill
- AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
- Custom Splinting and Foot Orthotics
- Cycling Dartfish™ Biomechanical Analysis- Cycling (Bicycle Fitting)
- Running Dartfish™ Biomechanical Analysis- Running
- Tennis Dartfish™ Biomechanical Analysis – Tennis
- Throwing Dartfish™ Biomechanical Analysis – Throwing/Pitching
- Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
- Whirlpools for Wound Debridement of Hands
- Graston Technique (Soft Tissue Mobilization)
- Hand Therapy/Certified Hand Therapists
- Isokinetic Assessments/ Biodex Assessments
- Medical Laser
- Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Operative Programs
- Post-Operative Programs
- Physical Therapy
- Spine/Back Educational Programs/Back School
- Sports Center
- Sports Injury Rehabilitation
- Throwing Programs
- Work Injury Rehabilitation
Renan Abagat, DPT
Cebu Doctors’ College, Philippines (March 1990)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (College of St Scholastica, 2020)
Renan Abagat has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1991. He has worked in all therapy settings but the bulk of his experience is in outpatient orthopaedics. His special interests include neuromuscular reeducation as an adjunct to manual medicine. Renan works at the JOI Rehab San Marco Physical Therapy Clinic.
Ehren Allen, DPT, COMT
Ehren Allen is a Senior Physical therapist and Content Writer at the Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute Rehabilitation – San Marco Division. He has been with JOI since 2005. Ehren studied Physical Therapy at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Further, he completed a Post-Professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the College of Saint Scholastica.
Ehren Allen specializes in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic and sports issues with an emphasis on spinal rehabilitation. He is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and integrates manual therapy into the treatment of joint and tissue injuries. Further, he specializes in post-concussion rehabilitation. He also specializes in vestibular rehabilitation and has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist.
Mikel Betancourt, Physical Therapy Tech
Mikel Betancourt has been with JOI since 2017 starting off at the beaches front desk while also attending FSCJ. I am an aspiring PTA so I’ve moved over to the Tech position at San Marco to expand my knowledge in the field I am currently working towards.
Aren Biala, PTA
Bachelor of Science, Sport ad Exercise Science (The University of Central Florida, 2018)
Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College at Jacksonville, 2021)
Aren Biala, PTA, is a Jacksonville, FL native who graduated from Bishop John J. Snyder High School in 2014. He completed his B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Central Florida in 2018. He became licensed as a PTA in the fall of 2021 after attending the program at Florida State College at Jacksonville. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and staying active by playing soccer. He is a passionate soccer fan and supports Arsenal FC (*warning: he will talk your head off if soccer makes it into conversation!) Also, he loves visiting local craft breweries. You can find him treating patients at the JOI Rehab San Marco location.
Daniel Brady, PT, DPT
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience (Rider University, 2013)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of Florida, 2017)
Daniel Brady is a New Jersey native. He graduated from Rider University in 2013 where he was a member of the Swimming and Diving team. Daniel graduated with a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Neuroscience. He went on to pursue his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Florida and graduated in 2017. Daniel fulfilled multiple internships while at the University of Florida, including an outpatient sports rotation at the Texas Metroplex Institute where he had the opportunity to work with athletes of all age ranges and gained a strong interest for outpatient orthopedics. He is excited to be part of the JOI team. Dan currently is the Front Desk Manager and a physical therapist at the JOI Rehab San Marco Clinic.
Luke Bratton ATC
Luke Bratton is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a major in Athletic Training. Further, his clinical experience includes Division-I athletics with the UNF softball and soccer team. He was also part of the Sports Medicine staff for Jacksonville University Football. Further, he is currently the Athletic Trainer for Fernandina Beach High School Athletics, providing sports medicine coverage for practices and games.
Luke focuses his treatment based on a combination of manual therapy and therapeutic exercises to build strength, stability and improve ROM. He enjoys playing beach volleyball, kayaking, swimming, and playing guitar. Luke is now the ATC for Bishop Kenny High School.
Jessica Bruno, MOTR/L
Masters of Occupational Therapy (University of St Augustine, 2015)
Bachelors of Communication (William Paterson University, 2008)
Jessica Bruno is originally from New Jersey and moved to Florida for graduate school. She decided to go back to school after being exposed to occupational therapy. Further, she fell in love with her career.
During her internships, she gained experience in many settings including inpatient rehab, schools, pediatrics, and outpatient orthopedics. Further, she thoroughly enjoyed working in the outpatient setting. She decided to pursue her career in this setting. Jessica currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco Location.
Chang Chau, OT
Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science (University of North Florida, 2011)
Master of Occupational Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2015)
Chang Chau is a Jacksonville native who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of St. Augustine in 2015 with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. During his clinical internships, he treated both traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury patients at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. Further, he placed special emphasis on upper extremity orthopedics at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center.
Further, Chang Chau graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist. He is currently working towards obtaining his Certification in Hand Therapy. Go Jags!
Lily Condy, MOTR/L, CHT, CLT
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Flagler College, 2008)
Master of Occupational Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2012)
Prior to graduating from Occupational Therapy school, Lily Condy worked as an Exceptional Student Educator in St. Johns County, FL. She has worked in a variety of settings, including subacute care, skilled nursing, outpatient orthopedics, and home health. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. After starting at JOI Rehab, Lily became a certified hand therapist and is now the Lead OT at JOI Rehab San Marco Location
Michelle Duclos MA ATC LAT CES
Sports Medicine Director
Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences with a specialty in Athletic Training (University of Florida, 2005)
Master’s Degree in Physical Education with a specialty in Exercise Science (University of South Florida, 2008)
Michelle Duclos gained valuable experience at UF by working with the volleyball and football teams. Further, she later interned at the University of South Florida. She also worked with the football team, which was invited to the Meineke Car Care Bowl, the first bowl game in USF history.
While at USF, she worked mainly with the Women’s volleyball team, and helped to cover the NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2008. She also helped cover the NCAA Men’s First and Second Rounds hosted in Tampa. Further, Michelle Duclos helped host the Big East Tennis and Baseball Tournaments in 2008. She came to JOI in 2008. She is presently the athletic trainer for events and practices at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Michelle also serves as the Sports Medicine Director.
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.
Keri Gilbert, PT, DPT
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (University of Central Florida, 2014)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of Florida, 2017)
Kerri Gilbert is a Jacksonville native who graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 2010. She attended the University of Florida for physical therapy school graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in April 2017. Kerri began working for JOI Rehab San Marco in August 2017. She then decided to pursue a travel physical therapy opportunity in January 2019. During this time she worked in several outpatient orthopedic clinics throughout Arizona and California. Kerri returned to Jacksonville and the JOI Rehab San Marco clinic in July 2020 eager to share her experience with co-workers and patients.
Thomas Gorman, MS, ATC, LAT
Bachelor of Science in Movement Science, Sport, and Leisure Studies w/ a concentration in Athletic Training (Westfield State University, 2009)
Bachelor of Science in Movement Science, Sport, and Leisure Studies w/ a concentration in Physical Education (Westfield State University, 2010)
Master of Science in Human Performance (Lindenwood University, 2013)
Thomas has been a certified athletic trainer since September of 2010. Further, he has experience working with a multitude of sports with a vast range of age groups. Originally a Massachusetts native he has traveled to London to work with cheerleaders and dancers. He has worked with professional athletes doing a summer internship with the St. Louis Rams. Further, he worked with the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional Baseball team), and worked the Boston Marathon for years.
He comes to us after working with three Division I universities (Brown, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and most recently Florida A&M University). Further, Thomas joined JOI in August of 2018 and serves as the Head Athletic Trainer at The Bolles School.
Cody Gresham MS, LAT, ATC
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2019)
Master of Science in Kinesiology (Jacksonville University 2021)
Cody Gresham was born in Southern California and has been in Jacksonville since he was ten years old. After graduating from Mandarin High School, he went on to University of North Florida with his bachelors in athletic training. During his undergrad experience, Cody spent a season with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an athletic training student. After receiving his Kinesiology degree through Jacksonville University, he joined JOI in May of 2021.
Cody is currently the Head Athletic Trainer for the Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football Team.
Andrew Drew Heideman MPT ATC
- Bachelor in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine (University of North Florida, 2002)
- Master’s Degree of Physical Therapy (University of North Florida, 2004)
- Performance Enhancement Specialist
Drew joined the rehabilitation team in 2004. In 2009, he became the Site Coordinator of JOI’s largest rehabilitation facility, San Marco. He served as a clinical liaison between JOI Rehab sites and JOI physicians. With the goal to sustain consistent and exceptional patient care and to ensure that current staff is given educational opportunities to develop and enhance clinical skills. He currently serves in a managerial capacity as Assistant Administrator for JOI Rehabilitation.
Drew completed athletic training internships with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and the USAT National Triathlon Training Center. He has attended numerous clinical training and education events around the country. He has been an adjunct professor with the University of North Florida Athletic Training Program. Drew also serves on the advisory boards for local physical therapy and physical therapy assistant programs. He has been involved with clinical research for the United States Tennis Association for their wheelchair and adaptive sports division. In his clinical time, Drew enjoys working with elite and amateur athletes of all types. Finally, he has a special interest in endurance sports, including running, cycling, Crossfit and multisport.
To schedule an appointment with Drew at JOI Rehab, please call 904-858-7045.
Sarah Katsaras, MPT, OCS
Sarah Katsaras graduated from FSU with Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 1994. Earned Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in 1999. Sarah continues to work as a physical therapist for several years She opened the JOI Spine Center in 2011 and has been coordinating the Spine Club meetings for 6 years. She also earned her OCS certification in 2011. Sarah currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco Physical Therapy Clinic.
Zak Katzer, PTA
Associates of Arts in General Science (Santa Fe College, 2016)
Associates of Science Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College of Jacksonville, 2020)
Zak Katzer, PTA, joined the team at JOI in 2021. He attended Santa Fe College and the University of Central Florida where he studied nursing. However, Zak soon realized his passion mainly focused on orthopedic rehabilitation. He then enrolled in the PTA program at Florida State College in Jacksonville where he got his degree. Outside of work, Zak enjoys going to the beach, watching sports, and playing wheelchair basketball for Brooks Rehabilitation. He is planning on going back to school to pursue his bachelor degree in Exercise Science. You can find Zak Katzer, PTA, at JOI’s San Marco Rehab location.
Tristyn Kinser, MS, ATC, LAT
Tristyn Kinser joined the JOI staff in August 2019. She serves as the outreach Athletic Trainer at Paxon School for Advance studies as well as Assistant Athletic Trainer to the ROAR of the Jaguars. Kinser comes to JOI from High Point University in North Carolina where she worked as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for men’s & women’s cross country and track & field programs from August 2018 to May 2019. The Jacksonville native graduated from The University of North Florida in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She continued her educational career at Jacksonville University, earning a Master’s in Kinesiological Sciences in April 2018. During this time she served as the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Dolphins’ football program for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.
Leslie May, Front Desk
Leslie May has worked for JOI Rehab San Marco clinic since 2007. She currently is an intake coordinator and receptionist at the front desk.
Kaylee Munch, MOT, OTR/L
Master of Occupational Therapy (University of Pittsburgh, 2016)
Andrew Orpiano, ATC, LAT
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (University of North Florida, 2012)
Andrew Orpiano earned an Athletic Training degree from the University of North Florida in 2012. While at UNF, Andrew worked with Bishop Kenny High School, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Bartram Trail High School, and UNF Track & Field. Further, after graduating from UNF, Andrew worked as an Athletic Trainer with the Providence School of Jacksonville football team. In November 2012, Andrew joined JOI and is currently the Head Athletic Trainer for The Episcopal School of Jacksonville.
Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, LAT
Bachelor in Exercise Science-Athletic Training (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1997)
Master’s degree in Kinesiology-Athletic Training (Indiana University,1998)
Matt has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1997, and especially enjoys working with post-operative knees and shoulders. He was the Sports Medicine Director (2002-08) at the JOI Rehab San Marco office. Matt was also Head Athletic Trainer for Bishop Kenny High School from 1999 to 2005. He specializes in throwing and running biomechanics, foot orthotics fabrication, biomechanical analysis (throwing, running), and soft tissue mobilization using the Graston Technique (Level II trained). Currently, Matt is the Site Coordinator of JOI Rehabilitation – San Marco office.
Debbie Rockett, PT, OCS
Bachelor of Science with Honors (Sunderland University, West Yorkshire, England, 1987)
Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Sheffield Hallam University, 1991)
Orthopedic Certified Specialist, June 2012
Debbie Rockett has worked in several fields of Physiotherapy, and has specialized in orthopaedic outpatient therapy services. Further, he received her post-graduate certification in Mobilization of the Spine and Extremities in 1992. Recently, Debbie became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. Further, Debbie has been with JOI since 1995. Debbie currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco Physical Therapy Clinic.
Samantha Seifert, MS ATC CES
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (Emory & Henry College 2016)
Master of Science in Advanced Athletic Training (University of South Florida, 2019)
Samantha Seifert graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2016 with her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. In the Fall of 2017, she continued her education by working on her Master’s degree in Advanced Athletic Training at the University of South Florida and obtained it in 2019. Furthermore, Samantha worked for two years as an intern at Warner University. Also, she was primarily responsible for men’s soccer and baseball. Samantha joined JOI in July of 2018 and is serving as the DME Coordinator.
Brittany Smith, Front Desk
Brittany recently joined the JOI team in 2020. She has been involved in sports since she was 3 years old. She now devotes her time to her wonderful little family and is trying to save all the dogs she can in her community.
Brittany currently works at the JOI Rehab San Marco Front Desk
Miranda Snook, PT
Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Keiser University, 2021)
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.
Jon Stiffler, PTA, CPT, PES – Site Coordinator
Associate of Arts (Florida Community College of Jacksonville, 2003)
Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College at Jacksonville, 2011)
Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine, 2016)
Jon is a Jacksonville, FL native who attended the Providence School where he also played baseball. Jon was very active in sports growing up. Upon graduating, he began his career path in the Hospitality Industry in which he worked for 13 years. He chose this industry because of his love for people and love for helping and providing a service. After obtaining his A.A. at FCCJ, he moved to Orlando, FL and attended UCF’s Rosen School of Hospitality Management. Upon completing his time at UCF he returned back to Jacksonville, FL and began managing a local restaurant.
Several years after beginning his management path in the industry he decided that he wanted to still serve and help people, but in a different way. He returned to school while continuing to work in the industry and for Baptist Health as a PAS representative. Upon completing his studies he began his career with JOI as a Physical Therapist Assistant. In August of 2012, he accepted the position of Spine Centers Coordinator. In March of 2015, he accepted the position of Sports Center Coordinator. He currently treats patients at our Sports Center location full time.
Pamela J Wilson OTR/L, CHT
BSOT Utica College of Syracuse University.
Pamela Wilson came to JOI following many years of practice In the Boston and Dallas areas. She has extensive experience in traumatic, work and sports-related injuries of the upper extremity. A Certified Hand Therapist since 1991 she has been with JOI since 2008. Pam Wilson is our OT/CHT who performs float coverage at our locations.
Dawn Wojdat, Internal Auditor
Dawn Wojdat has worked in the Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation setting for 12 years. She has been with Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute for the past 6 years. As the Internal Auditor Dawn assists with reporting, monitoring and helping with the overall functioning of all Rehab locations.
Brooke Arrendale, Marketing Liaison
Brooke has had many different roles at JOI since starting in 2006. She started out working Front Desk and Intake at the Beaches Rehab location. She then moved to South Rehab to be the Site Coordinator. Her last position as a floating Intake Trainer allowed her to interact with staff and patients at all the rehab clinics. However, she is excited to begin her newest endeavor as Marketing Liaison for JOI and JOI Rehab! Her history and knowledge of the company will be beneficial in creating and maintaining JOI’s many partnerships around Jacksonville.
Brooke hails from Georgia and loves college football, travelling, and doing anything artistic. But her pride and joy is her ridiculously handsome dog, Goose.
Chayenne Febus, LMT
A.S. in Massage Therapy (Florida College of Natural Health, 2010)
Chayenne Febus, LMT was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Chayenne has been involved with sports in some way his entire life. He played baseball from ages 9 until his freshman year of college. After hurting his knee, he experienced massage for the first time. This experience is what drove him to be an aspiring Licensed Massage Therapist. Chayenne Febus began massage school in 2008 at Florida College of Natural Health. He completed his studies, graduated and became licensed in 2010. Chayenne’s focus has been medical massage to treat others the way he was treated when he was hurt. He moved to Jacksonville, FL to pursue medical massage in the sports field and has been with JOI Rehab at our JOI Rehab San Marco location since February 2022.
Rachael Rose, Marketing Liaison
Rachael Rose graduated from FGCU where she was the Social Chair of her sorority. That love of community eventually lead her to a fulfilling career in marketing. Since 2012 she has been working alongside local leaders and healthcare organizations to create and strengthen relationships within the community. She is joining the JOI family now to help grow new partnerships and breathe new life into existing ones. She is active in many charities outside of work as well, including JDRF and Mission House of Jacksonville Beach.
Finally, to schedule for physical therapy, please call us at 904-858-7045.