Frank von Kouwen, PT
Frank van Kouwen is a Physical Therapist who works at Orlando Health Central’s Rehabilitation Department. Frank started several years ago at the start of the satellite office next to the NeuroSpine Institute and has been working in close relationship with Dr Masson and Dr Supler. He is specialized in Sports and Spine Rehabilitation and was instrumental in developing re- and prehabilitation programs for lumbar and cervical spine patients.
Frank graduated from the University of Applied Science, Utrecht, the Netherlands in 1991. Frank specialized in orthopedic rehabilitation and has worked in a sports-oriented outpatient clinic and for the Royal Dutch Soccer Association (KNVB). In 1996, Frank was a cofounder of “Fysio Sport & Training”, a company that integrates fitness, wellness, nutrition and weight loss, physical therapy and sports rehabilitation. Among many initiatives, they founded a spine rehabilitation program that was rolled out nation-wide and focused on “return to work” for employees who were sidelined because of back problems. Combining Physical Therapy and his passion for long distance running, Frank started several running groups that offered programs for participants of all ages and all levels.
Frank was trained in a variety of manual therapy techniques, including Kaltenborn, Cyriax and Mulligan. Frank is a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) and was trained by Brian Mulligan. Frank is also a graduate of the International Academy for Sport-science. Franks main area of expertise is spine rehabilitation, combining the principles of sports rehabilitation and manual techniques to optimize patient outcomes.
Rodney Negrete, PT, DPT, CSCS
Rodney Negrete PT, DPT, CSCS graduated from the Mayo School of Health Related Sciences, with Honors in 1988 with a Bachelors in Physical Therapy. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, with Honors from Arcadia University in 2011. He has worked in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Physical Therapy for his entire career. Rodney has extensive clinical experience as well as experience in education and physical therapy research. He has been a primary faculty member of a post-graduate Orthopedic Specialty Residency program and currently works as a faculty member of the Orlando Health APTA accredited post- graduate Sports Physical Therapy Residency program. Rodney has published more than a dozen articles and abstracts in peer reviewed journals and presented physical therapy research topics at national APTA conferences. He believes in finding a balance between exercise, manual therapy, and patient education to achieve positive outcomes and patient experience.
Juli Williams, PT
Juli Williams, PT, graduated from The Ohio State University, with Honors, in 1995 with a Bachelors in Physical Therapy. She has had a successful career working in outpatient Sports Medicine for over 22 yrs. She has worked in Maryland for the last 16 years in Sports Medicine and has recently relocated to Florida to be a part of the Orlando Health -- Health Central Hospital team. She has experience working with the running community and specializes in Biomechanics and orthotics. She has made orthotics for the last 20 years for children and adults to professional athletes. Her skill set also includes Myofascial release, Mulligans, Stanley Paris, Kineseotape, And McKenzie techniques. She believes in a good balance between exercise, manual therapy, and patient education to achieve a positive outcome and patient experience.