Jorge L. Battilana, PT, DPT, Cert MDT
Doctor of Physical Therapy/Owner
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jorge relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1992 and has resided in Naples, FL since 2000 where he has continued practicing physical therapy. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina 1989 and furthered his education completing his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2007 at the University of St. Augustine, FL with emphasis in manual therapy. Jorge and his partner started Performance Physical Therapy of Naples in 2004.
Jorge is a McKenzie Certified Therapist having a clinical certification for the treatment of the spine and extremities from the internationally recognized McKenzie Institute. Jorge has also completed Graston/IASTM training at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Indiana and has extensive manual therapy training for the treatment of orthopedic dysfunctions.
Jorge has had the opportunity to provide Physical Therapy services in the competitive sports arena internationally. He served as Physical Therapist for the Argentina National Lacrosse team (Lacrosse Copa America- Mexico 2015 and Men’s FIL Lacrosse World Championship – Israel 2018). While in Argentina, Jorge served as the team Physical Therapist for a First Division Rugby team (Hindu Club). He is also fluent in Spanish and conversational Portuguese.
Christopher S. Newell, MSPT
Originally from the Boston area, Chris completed a B.S. in Health and Physical Education at Utah State and an M.S.P.T. at the University of Miami. He interned at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tufts University in Boston and Sports Medicine in Honolulu. Chris has been practicing physical therapy in Naples since 1990. He served as a physical therapist for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. His areas of expertise include orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Chris has been a mentor to other physical therapists and has assisted local physicians in developing protocols for post-surgical care.
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