Dr. Joanna Frantz PT, MSPT, DPT
Dr. Frantz is the owner of FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers of Jacksonville and a practicing Physical Therapist. Joanna holds both a Doctoral and Masters degree from Washington University School of Medicine, Program in Physical Therapy, ranked as the #1 Physical Therapy Program in the United States. Joanna, who has spent most of her career in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, was initially trained in outpatient neurological rehabilitation. She brings this strong understanding of the neuromuscular pathways to orthopedics to create a comprehensive treatment philosophy, which addresses the body as a whole and uses the most relevant techniques for each patient. She uses her training from Washington University as a diagnostician to give each patient a movement diagnosis guiding an individualized treatment program.
Dr. Joanna Frantz mainly specializes in rehabilitation for the active aging adult population. She helps her patients who are recovering from impairments such as joint replacements, back and neck pain, postural difficulties, and gait and balance disorders recovery quickly and with a long-term wellness plan.
Joanna is a general member of the APTA and an active member of the orthopedic, oncology and private practice sections of the APTA. Joanna spends her free time with her family and dogs enjoying the beach and teaching her daughter about the world around her.
Dr. Luize Rossanez PT, DPT
Dr. Rossanez is a Physical Therapist at FYZICAL of Jacksonville. Luize is originally from Brazil and came to the US to complete her undergraduate degree at the University of North Florida. She then attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2016. Luize completed her graduate internship at In Motion PT while at the University of St. Augustine, and upon graduation, returned as one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy.
Dr. Rossanez is a certified ASTYM therapist, which utilized a medical instrument to perform a deep tissue massage to accelerate healing.
Dr. Rossanez is an advanced level therapist in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy which uses specific head, body, and eye exercises to help retrain the brain. Using a specific set of manual treatments, balance exercises, and a home exercise program, Luize helps her patients return to an active healthy lifestyle and restore function. It is used in conjuntion with manual therapy and excercise.
Wendy Orth PTA, LMT
Wendy Orth completed her associated of Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts in 1993. In 2004, she graduated from Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage in Jacksonville, FL with her Associated of Science Degree in Massage Therapy. Wendy has worked in a variety of setting and finds she feels most at home in an Outpatient Orthopedic setting being able to utilize her hands on skills and provide one-on-one care for her patients. She especially enjoys the challenge of working with post-surgical “weekend warrior” patients in helping them return to their individualized activity. Wendy is passionate about helping you achieve your goals of health and wellbeing to live your best life possible. Wendy also utilizes massage cupping bodywork which uses suction to lift tissue as the cup moves. This created space and separation in the tissues allowing the therapist to work more effectively and comfortably on the client.
In her spare time, Wendy enjoys going to the beach, cooking, gardening, music, art, and spending time with family, friends and her dog, Baxter.
Kelly Downs LMT, COM
Kelly Downs lives in Jacksonville and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Florida since 2007. She has an Associate of Science degree from the Heritage Institute and is a certified therapist with the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the Association of Massage and Bodywork Professionals. She has a strong commitment to her clients to assist in their rehabilitation and ease the transition back to healthy posture and movement. Kelly is a certified oncology massage therapist trained with specific guidelines, including appropriate condraindications and precautions, adpated to the needs of the client and adjusts appropriately for other medical issues
She has also been training in the MyoKinesethetic System of Therapy and Aromatherapy. In her spare time Kelly enjoys reading, swimming, dancing, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Jerica Sansing Billing Specialist
Jerica Sansing is our Billing Specialist/Receptionist. She was born and raised in Jacksonville. She graduated from Terry Parker High School. Her future plan is to become a Physical Therapist Assistant and help to heal patients through exercise and stretching. In her free time she likes to go the beach, shop, and spend time with family.
Caitlyn Titer Client Care Specialist
Caitlyn is currently attending the University of North Florida working towards her Bachelors degree in Health Science as a Public Health major. She is one of our Client Care Specialist and a Certfied Laser Technician. Her future plan is to continue her education in becoming a physician assistant specializing in emergency medicine. She is an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, volunteering in the Jacksonville community, and spending time with friends.
Carrigan Hayes Client Care Specialist
Carrigan has recently graduated from the University of North Florida with her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science as a Public Health major. While working here at Fyzical as one of our Client Care Specialists and a Certified Laser Technician, she is now pursuing her Masters of Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology. She also serves as an online teaching assistant for an undergraduate course. When she isn’t in class or working, Carrigan loves to swim, hang out with friends and family, and frequent the various Orlando theme parks.