JOI South Rehab Center

JOI Baptist South Rehab Center is located just off of I-95 on Old St. Augustine Road at the Baptist Hospital medical office building 3.

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JOI Rehab New Location

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Our South Rehab center is located conveniently on the Baptist South Hospital Medical Office Building 3 on the second floor.  This location offers traditional physical therapy and hand therapy with a specialized sine center and a spine therapist. This location also provides custom hand splinting and other durable medical equipment.  We are now located right next to our JOI South Physician Practice for your convenience.

14534 Old St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville FL 32258
Suite 3220 MOB 3 • 2nd floor
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Appointment Line 904.288.9491 • Fax 288.9698

Hours of Operation

Monday 7AM-7PM

Tuesday 7AM-6PM

Wednesday 7AM-7 PM

Thursday 7AM-6PM

Friday 7AM-6 PM

Saturday 7:30AM-11:30AM 


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JOI Rehab South clinic offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Hand Therapy, Sports Rehab, Medical Massage Therapy, Laser Therapy, Acupuncture, 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.


Rehab Services: physical therapy, occupational therapy, Spine Center, medical laser

This Video highlights Medical Massage Therapy at the JOI Rehab South location.


Heather Lopez, OTR/L, CHT

Heather Lopez, OTR/L, CHT

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Texas Tech University, 1992)

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1996)

Certified Hand Therapist (Hand Therapy Certification Commission, 2006)

Heather Lopez is an occupational therapist with 20 plus years of experience treating upper extremity orthopedic injuries.  Further, she obtained her hand certification in 2006.  Heather works closely with the JOI surgeons to help her patients reach their functional goals.  Further, she continues to enjoy working with her colleagues in a team approach atmosphere.

Haydee Cavoores, Intake Coordinator

Haydee Cavoores, Intake Coordinator

Intake Coordinator/ Front Desk

Haydee Cavoores, is one of our intake coordinators at the front desk at JOI Rehab South. JOI South is located on the Baptist South Medical Office Building 3 on the 2nd floor. This location offers custom hand therapy, traditional physical therapy with a specialized spine center and spine therapist.

Allan Marlon O. Fiesta, PT, DPT, OCS

Allan Marlon O. Fiesta, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (2017)
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of the City of Manila (2000) 

Allan Fiesta graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of the City of Manila (Philippines) in 2000. He obtained his transitional doctorate degree in physical therapy with high honors from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (2017) in St. Augustine, Florida. Further, all has worked in various clinical settings which include long-term care, home health, acute care and outpatient settings.

He has been with JOI since 2013 and started working as the spine physical therapist at the JOI South Clinic – Spine Center since 2014. He is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Further, he is a current member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Allan Fiesta is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT). Further, his area of interest includes the use of manual therapy techniques in the cervical and lumbar spine. He is currently working towards obtaining his manual therapy certification through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Julia Guthart, OTR/L, CHT – Site Coordinator/Hand Therapy Director

Julia Guthart, OTR/L, CHT – Site Coordinator/Hand Therapy Director

Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapist (University of Florida, 1985)
Certified Hand Therapist (Hand Therapy Certification Commission, 1992)

Julia Guthart is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist with over 20 years of experience treating upper extremity orthopaedic diagnoses. Further, obtained her Certification in Hand Therapy in 1992, after specializing in the field for many years. Julia has extensive experience in custom splinting and direct patient care. Further, Julia Guthart has been the Hand Therapy Coordinator for JOI Rehabilitation and is the JOI Rehab South Site Coordinator.

Matt Juber

Matt Juber, PT, DPT

Bachelors of Science in Pre-Clinical Health Allied Science, with a minor in Sports Business Management, University of Central Florida (2012)

Doctorate in Physical Therapy, the University of St. Augustine (2017)

Matt Juber is a Jacksonville native who graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 2008. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Pre-Clinical Health Allied Science, with a minor in Sports Business Management. Matt then obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2017. He spent a few years doing travel physical therapy in Virginia and Texas where he met his wife. Matt and his wife then relocated back to Jacksonville and began working for JOI.

Matt has a background in sports and has experience in the evaluation, treatment, and return to sport for athletes from the middle school, high school, collegiate, and professional levels. With this interest in mind, Matt is currently pursuing an advanced degree in Physical Therapy as a Sports Certified Specialist.

Pat McIntire, Intake/Reception

Pat McIntire, Intake/Reception


Pat McIntire works at JOI Baptist South Rehabilitation.

Tiffany Patterson, MOTR/L, CHT

Tiffany Patterson, MOTR/L, CHT

Bachelor of Arts Psychology (Flagler College, 1997)
Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (Nova Southeastern University, 2002)
Certified in Hand Therapist (CHT)

For the past seven years, Tiffany Patterson has worked in an outpatient orthopaedic setting, where she concentrates on hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. In 2007, she became a Certified Hand Therapist. Further, Tiffany has been working with JOI Rehabilitation since 2006.

Joanna Starkey-Marshall, DPT, CHT

Joanna Starkey-Marshall, DPT, CHT

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology (Ohio State University)

Master of in Science in (Shenandoah University) 

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (Shenandoah University)

Certified Hand Therapist (2005)

Joanna Starkey is one of the original members of JOI rehabilitation. Further, she has been a CHT for over 10 years working with all injuries of the upper extremity. She also is a performing arts specialist working with Broadway physical therapy and as a dancer herself for several years prior to becoming a therapist. Joanna Starkey enjoys expanding and improving her manual skills and recently became a fascial stretch therapist.

This is a certified stretching technique using a pain-free manual stretch to entire connective tissue paths rather than a certain muscle or joint. Further, she has taught in local and national courses for upper extremity disorders and performing artist injuries. Joanna loves the team atmosphere of working with high-level surgeons and fellow hand therapists.

Joe Stubits, PTA

Joe Stubits, PTA

Bachelor of Science  in Health Sciences (University of Central Florida, 2009)

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (Florida State College at Jacksonville, 2014)

Joe Stubits is a native of Fernandina Beach, FL where he grew up playing multiple sports. While in middle school, Joe sustained a significant knee injury requiring surgery and months of Physical Therapy. Once he was able to return to playing sports, Joe knew that he wanted to work in the Physical Therapy field and help others return to their hobbies and sports like he was able to.

Since becoming a licensed PTA, Joe has had clinical experience in outpatient, skilled nursing and home health settings and has had the opportunity to work with patients with sports injuries, orthopedic, neurological, cardiac and medically complex conditions. Joe has been a member of the JOI rehab team since 2016.

Dominic Worsowicz, PT, DPT

Dominic Worsowicz, PT, DPT

Bachelor of Science in Health (University of North Florida, 2012)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2015)

Dominic Worsowicz is a graduate of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Through his internships and work at JOI, he has treated patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions. Further, he enjoys the physical therapy profession and continues to keep current with the newest treatments and therapies.

Melissa Levy

Melissa Levy, DACM, AP

Melissa Levy is an Acupuncture Physician and is NCCAOM Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Medicine. She graduated summa cum laude from Pacific College of Health and Science, where she received her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida College of Integrative Medicine with her Masters of Oriental Medicine and Bachelors in Professional Health Science.

Before her acupuncture studies, Melissa studied Exercise Science at The University of Tampa. She has further training in Injection Therapy, Sports Acupuncture, and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction. Her love and passion for living a healthy holistic life started at a young age as an athlete. She proceeded to expand her love of fitness by becoming a Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine).  Melissa is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), Certified Boxing Instructor, Hatha Yoga Instructor, and Certified SPINNING Instructor. She has trained a wide variety of clientele and has taught numerous group fitness classes. Dr. Levy appreciates the health benefits that acupuncture has to offer. She intends to educate all her patients on acupuncture and health prevention.

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