Jaime Held, MPT

Physical Therapist, Lake Worth/Atlantis

Jaime is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Science in 2000 and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 2001.  Jaime has specialized in orthopedics and sports related injuries over the past 20 years.  She has worked with many high school, collegiate and professional athletes; including golfers, football and baseball players.  Jaime has completed several continuing education courses in manual therapy, pilates,
joint & spinal mobilizations.  She has also been a clinic instructor for physical therapy and
physical therapy assistant students.  Her interest in physical therapy began in high school from
playing sports and volunteering in hospitals and outpatient PT clinics.  Outside of work Jaime
enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.  Jaime enjoys running, working out, playing
tennis, golf, reading, traveling and wine.

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

  • Born in Montevideo, MN
  • Graduated University of Florida in 2001
  • Moved to West Palm Beach in 2001
  • Jaime has been employed with FIRST Rehab for 15 years

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES:

University of Florida School of Medicine
Master of Physical Therapy
Gainesville, FL.
May, 2001
University of Florida
Bachelor of Science
Minor in Health Science Education 
Gainesville,FL.
May, 2000
Montevideo High School
High School Degree
Melbourne, FL.
June, 1995

HONORS:

Graduated with honors from the University of Florida

 

SPECIALTIES IN FIELD:

  • Orthopedics and Post-op rehabilitation
  • Joint replacements
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint and Spinal Mobilization

COMMUNAL CHARITABLE INVOLVEMENT:

  • Member of the University of Florida Alumni Association
  • Member of the APTA
  • Association of Delta Gamma
  • Member of greater Palm Beaches Alumni

INTERESTS:
Spending time with her husband and two children.
Golf, working out, running, reading and travel.

Primary Office:
5055 S. Congress Ave., St. 301
Atlantis, FL. 33462
Tel: (561) 963-8065
Fax: (561) 963-8067
Northern Office:
1920 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL. 33409
Tel (561) 688-7911
Fax: (561) 688-2498

Jennifer Volpe, MPT

Physical Therapist, West Palm Beach

Jennifer Volpe is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Science in 2001 and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 2002 graduating 1st in class.  Jennifer  has specialized in orthopedics and sports related injuries for nearly 20 years. She is the Director of Rehabilitation at FIRST Rehab of West Palm Beach.  Jennifer focuses on  Evaluating and treating outpatient orthopedic patients, with a focus on post-op joint replacements, shoulder dysfunction, fractures, sports-related injuries and resulting surgeries, post-op spinal surgeries, low back pain, and chronic pain.  She works hard on creating individualized in clinic, as well as home treatment programs for patients according to physician protocol.

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

  • Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • Fluent in both Spanish and English
  • Graduated University of Florida in 2002
  • Moved to West Palm Beach in 2002
  • Jennifer has been working with FIRST Rehab for nearly 20 years

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES:

University of Florida School of Medicine
Master of Physical Therapy
Gainesville, FL.
May, 2002
University of Florida
Bachelor of Science
Minor in Health Science Education 
Gainesville,FL.
May, 2001
Montevideo High School
High School Degree
Melbourne, FL.
June, 1995

HONORS:

Graduated 1st in class with a 4.0 GPA from the University of Florida

 

SPECIALTIES IN FIELD:

  • Orthopedics and Post-op rehabilitation
  • Joint replacements
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint and Spinal Mobilization
  • Use of Biodex and Medx machines
  • Soft tissue mobilizations, joint mobilizations and therapeutic exercise
  • Course Certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations

COMMUNAL CHARITABLE INVOLVEMENT:

  • Member of the University of Florida Alumni Association
  • Member of the APTA

INTERESTS:
Spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, reading, skiing and spending time at the beach.

Primary Office:

1920 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.

West Palm Beach, FL. 33409

Tel (561) 688-7911

Fax: (561) 688-2498

Southern Office:
5055 S. Congress Ave., St. 301
Atlantis, FL. 33462
Tel: (561) 963-8065
Fax: (561) 963-8067

 

 

Christopher Orf, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Chris is a native of South Florida, graduating from South University in West Palm Beach in 2003. Since graduation, Chris has been working in Outpatient therapy clinics helping patients recover from surgery, injury, de-conditioning and a variety of other functional deficits. Chris became interested in physical therapy after being treated for degenerative changes in the spine. His interests include fishing, diving and skiing. PERSONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: 
  • Born in West Palm Beach at Good Samaritan Hospital in 1965
  • Began working at First Rehab in 2004
EDUCATION DEGREES:
South University Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assisting West Palm Beach, FL. June, 2003.
Palm Beach Gardens High School Degree Palm Beach Gardens, FL. June, 1983
SPECIALTIES IN FIELD:
  • Orthopedic and post-op rehab
  • Sports Medicine
COMMUNAL/CHARITABLE INVOLVEMENT: Member of the American Athletic Union Association INTERESTS: Chris’s interests include; fishing, diving, wakeboarding, skiing, karate and exercise.
Primary Office: 5055 S. Congress Ave., Suite 301 Atlantis, FL. 33462 Tel: (561) 963-8065 Fax: (561) 963-8067 Northern Office: 1920 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL. 33409 Tel: (561) 688-7911 Fax: (561) 688-2498

Alexandra Cohai, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Alexandra was born and raised in Romania. She moved to South Florida 14 years ago for a change in scenery from the mountains to the ocean.  She obtained her Associate Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting from Broward College in 2013.  She has been working with FIRST Rehab since graduation in 2013. Her goal at FIRST Rehab is to Implements patient’s individualized treatment plan as established by the primary Physical Therapist such as therapeutic exercise including balance coordination, body mechanics and postural stabilization, flexibility exercises, gait and locomotion training, neuromotor development training, strength, power and endurance training.  She also places special focus on Instructing patients, families and caregivers how to excel after physical therapy by implementing home exercise programs.

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

  • Born in Romania
  • Began working at First Rehab in 2013
  • Speaks English, Spanish and Romanian

EDUCATION DEGREES:

Broward College
Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assisting
Broward , FL.
July, 2013.

SPECIALTIES IN FIELD:

  • Orthopedic and post-op rehab
  • Sports Medicine

COMMUNAL/CHARITABLE INVOLVEMENT:
Surfers for Autism- Providing safe, fun, surf lessons to children and young adults within the autism spectrum.

INTERESTS:

Alexandra’s  interests include; hiking, skiing, snorkeling, and traveling all over the world.

Primary Office:
5055 S. Congress Ave., Suite 301
Atlantis, FL. 33462
Tel: (561) 963-8065
Fax: (561) 963-8067
Northern Office:
1920 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL. 33409
Tel: (561) 688-7911
Fax: (561) 688-2498

Mark Goolgasian, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Mark is a graduate of Quinnipiac College where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. He later went on to South College where he received his degree in Physical Therapy Assisting. Mark has worked for years recovering human tissue for transplantation along with ten years experience at the First Rehab clinics. His interest in physical therapy stems from his enjoyment in playing and watching sports. He prefers orthopedics due to the variety of patients and injuries ranging from athletes to total joint replacement. Outside of work his time is devoted to his wife and two children along with an occasional round of golf.

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

  • Born in Providence Rhode Island
  • Moved to West Palm Beach, FL. In 1996 for work and school
  • Married to Betsy an Occupational Therapist in 2000.   Two children: Callie and Ryan.

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES:

South University
Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assisting
West Palm Beach, FL.
June, 1999
Quinnipiac College
Bachelor of Science
Hamden, CT.
June, 1994
Cranston East High School
High School Degree
Rhode Island, RI.
June, 1990

SPECIALTIES IN FIELD:

  • Orthopedic and post-op rehab
  • Joint replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder/Knee rehab

COMMUNAL/CHARITABLE INVOLVEMENT:

Member of the APTA since 2009

INTERESTS:

Spending time with his family and playing golf

Primary Office:
1920 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL. 33409
Tel (561) 688-7911
Fax: (561) 688-2498
Southern Office:
5055 S. Congress Ave., St. 301
Atlantis, FL. 33462
Tel: (561) 963-8065
Fax: (561) 963-8067