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    First Rehab West Palm Beach

    Physical Therapy
    Call to Schedule Your Initial Consultation

    1-561-688-7911

    • West Palm Beach, Florida
    • Lake Worth/Atlantis, Florida
    • Health
    • Flexibilty
    • Education
    • Recovery

    Staff

    Qualified & Caring Staff

    The patient care team at FIRST Rehab believes that it is important to instruct and guide patients through the rehabilitative process. The FIRST Rehab West Palm Beach Therapist team is led by Jennifer Volpe, MPT  Physical Therapist and Erika Depino, DPT Physical Therapist.  Our highly trained therapists focus on educating and guiding the patients through their injuries to prevent future occurrences.  Our ultimate goal is to help patients perform at their highest level at home, at work, or on the sports field.


    Michael Nichols, CEO
    FIRST Rehab Physical Therapy



    Jaime Held, MPT
    Physical Therapist, West Palm Beach

    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 11 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 11 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 2 year old daughter
    Golf, working out, running, reading and travel.

    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

     

     



    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

     



    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
    • One child: Rachel 15 years old

    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

     

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