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Your Rehab Team

Jorge Luis Battilana, MPT Jorge L. Battilana, PT, DPT, Cert MDT
Doctor of Physical Therapy/Owner

Originally from Buenos Aires Argentina, Jorge relocated to Indiana in 1992 and has resided in Naples, FL since 2000 where he has continued practicing physical therapy. While in Argentina, in 1989 he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Buenos Aires. He further continued his education and in 2007, he completed his Doctorate degree from the University of St. Augustine, FL. In addition, he has a clinical certification for the treatment of the spine from the internationally recognized McKenzie Institute. Jorge has also completed Graston/IASTM training at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Indiana.

While in Argentina, Jorge served as the team Physical Therapist for the First Division Rugby team in Buenos Aires. He has also served as the Physical Therapist for the National Lacrosse team for Argentina (Copa America - 2015). Jorge has also attended manual therapy courses for the treatment of orthopedic dysfunctions. He is fluent in Spanish and conversational Portuguese.

Christopher Newell, PT Christopher S. Newell, MSPT
Physical Therapist/Owner

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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Patricia M. Barral, PT
Physical Therapist

Patricia was born and raised in Buenos Aires and completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of El Salvador/Buenos Aires. She moved to Chicago in 1995 and worked with cardiac and neurological patients. Relocating to Indianapolis, she practiced for eight years before settling in Naples in 2006. Patricia specializes in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Philip Standhart, DPT, CSCS Philip L. Standhart, DPT, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy

A native of Rochester, NY, Philip has practiced Physical Therapy for 15 years. He received his Master's degree from Nazareth College and Doctorate from Northeastern University in 2008. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Philip has worked as an Outpatient Orthopedic Therapist for 13 years, living in New York, North Carolina, Hawaii and Florida. He had the opportunity to work as a Sports Physical Therapist for Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for 2 years, providing rehabilitation to high school, college and professional athletes. In his spare time, Philip was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Wake Forest University's Men's Rugby team.

Philip was also the lead therapist for Stanly Inpatient Rehabilitation in 2009. During that time, he contributed to Stanly Inpatient Rehabilitation gaining a five star performance status, ranking Stanly in the top 5% nationally for inpatient rehabilitation. Philip was a consultant for Stanly Medical Services Sports Conditioning Programs and was a regular presenter of Stanly Medical Services Bariatric Program.

Lorena Bolanos Maria Lorena Bolanos, PT
Physical Therapist

Lorena was born in Maipú, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Cordoba National University in Cordoba, Argentina and relocated to the United States in 1997. Lorena worked with a pain management clinic in New York for 5 years before she relocated to Naples Florida, where she now specializes in Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy. She is a Licensed Physical Therapist in NY and FL. Lorena is fluent in English and Spanish, as well as conversational in Russian.

Tina Buttino Tina Buttino, MSPT
Physical Therapist

Originally from New York, Tina received her Master's in Physical Therapy in 1988 graduating Magna Cum Laude from Long Island University. She has gained experience in a variety of settings and has dedicated her practice to Outpatient Physical Therapy since coming to Naples in 1994.

Tina's special interests are in orthopedics, post surgical orthopedics, arthritis management and outpatient care. In 2012, after dedicating 12 years to the NCH Healthcare Group, Tina received the Key Contributor award and was nominated for leader of the year for the Rehabilitation Department. She is also a member of The American Physical Therapy Association.

Craig FoxhovenCraig A. Foxhoven, MPT, CHC
Physical Therapist

Craig was born in Denver and grew up in the mountains of Evergreen, Colorado. He received his Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Arizona State University in 1998. He earned his MPT degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in 1993. Craig has been practicing physical therapy in Naples for 20 years.

Craig owned and operated his own private practice, Triumph Physical Therapy for 7 years and was the Director of Rehab services at Anchor health Centers for 9 years. He has also been working in home health with Americare. Craig is a Licensed Physical Therapist in Pennsylvania and Florida.

Kathryn Campbell Kathryn Campbell
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Kathryn is a true native Floridian, born and raised in South Florida. She attended Florida State University where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science in 2009. After graduation, she worked as a physical therapy aide in Plantation, FL. Kathryn returned to school to further her education at Herzing University in Orlando, FL. She graduated in 2012 earning her Associates Degree with honors as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Kathryn is excited to begin her career as a Physical Therapist Assistant here in beautiful Naples, Florida.

Lidia Green Lidia Green, PTA
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Lidia was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to Naples, Florida in 1984. She has become a native to our seasonal city. Lidia graduated from Hodges University and received her Associate of Science as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Her main area of interest within outpatient physical therapy is that of Orthopedics. Lidia is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in the State of Florida and a member of the Florida Physical Therapy Association. She is an avid runner and a fitness enthusiast.

Michele Cruz Michele Cruz, PTA
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Michele was born and raised in Southwest Florida. From an early age Michele has been involved in many sports such as dancing, ice skating and gymnastics. After experiencing benefits of physical therapy with sports related injuries, she was motivated to pursue a career in the field. She attended Broward College and received her Associate of Science degree with highest honors as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Michele is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Briana Birkett Briana Birkett, PTA
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Originally from North Brunswick, NJ, Briana moved to Naples, FL in 2011. She returned to school in 2014 and graduated from Hodges University with honors, earning an Associate's Degree in Science, Physical Therapist Assistant. Briana is a member of the APTA and FPTA and she looks forward to annual events run by these organizations. In her spare time, Briana enjoyes spending time with her family, going to the beach and traveling. Briana is excited to learn from and be part of a talented team that provides quality physical therapy to the people of Southwest Florida.

Yusi Sanchez Yusi Sanchez, Billing Manager

Originally from Havana Cuba, Yusi came to Miami in 1980 with her family. In 1996, Yusi relocated to Naples and worked for NCH Healthcare in admissions. She was also utilized as a translator. In early 2001, Yusi took on the roll of Business Development and Marketing Director for All Saints Eye Center. During the inception of Performance Physical Therapy of Naples, Inc., In July of 2004, Yusi joined the practice and was instrumental in the start up and success of PPT. Yusi is the Billing Manager for all of the PPT clinic locations.