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Jorge Luis Battilana, MPT

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 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.

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 Foxhoven

Craig 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.

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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.

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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.

Tessie Santiago

Tessie Santiago
Physical Therapist Assistant

Tessie Santiago was born in Manhattan, NY, moved to Northern Virginia where she attended Northern Virginia Community College in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program and graduated with an Associate's Degree in Applied Sciences in 2004. She then moved to Naples, FL to be closer to family in 2005. Tessie is also a licensed Massage Therapist and has 13 years experiences which have added to her interest in Outpatient Physical Therapy. Tessie's life has been dedicated to helping to ensure the health of others. She enjoys spending time at the beach with family and friends, walking downtown Naples, and participating in 5K's.

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.