Our Staff

peter_lrDr. Peter J. Jaffe, D.O.

Dr. Peter Jaffe is a board certified physician who specializes in the non-operative care of spine, joint and muscular pain and utilizes various techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal  conditions.

Dr. Jaffe completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation through Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. Dr. Jaffe received his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Iowa and his bachelors degree from The University Of Vermont.He then received additional training in electro- diagnostic medicine, diagnostic ultrasound and ultra sound guided interventional procedures.

In 1995, Dr. Jaffe began his practice with offices in Moorestown and Princeton, New Jersey . In 2002 he moved with his family to Naples, Florida and opened a comprehensive rehabilitation practice which incorporates both medical and therapeutic intervention all under one roof. This allows a seamless and coordinated approach to patient care. Jaffe Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation continues to operate with this vision.

Jonathan Herland, D.Sc., M.D.

Dr. Herland earned his bachelor’s degree in applied biology at M.I.T. His interest in human capabilities led him to earn a Doctor of Science in exercise physiology at Boston University. His dissertation investigated effects of endurance training on fat metabolism in the middle aged and elderly. His post-doctoral research focused on effects of anesthetics on heart muscle. He then earned his M.D. at University of Massachusetts Medical School. His residency was in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by pain management fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Herland is licensed to practice in Maine and Florida.

In his spare time, he is a fitness enthusiast, frequently extolling the virtues of regular exercise as beneficial to health in general and chronic pain in particular.

Aaron Howell, D.O.

Jaffe Sports Medicine is excited to announce a new addition to our team, Dr Howell, D.O. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has extensive experience helping people recover from pain. Dr. Howell treats patients with a variety of diagnostic, therapeutic and image-guided procedures for pain management. He can help pin-point and treat the origin of your pain, and help you live, work, and play PAIN FREE. Dr Howell attended medical school at West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, his residency at ECU/ Vidant Medical Center in Greensville,NC, and he interned at VCOM in Blacksburg, VA.

 

David Ortiz, PT

Promoting functional mobility thru rehabilitation, David moved to Cape Coral, FL in 2013 from Bogota, Colombia. He studied Physical Therapy at Rosario University Bogota, Colombia and proceeded to work in rehabilitation in the community since 2013. Passionate about restoring functional mobility in different work settings, David has been part of home health, skilled nursing and outpatient settings. Thankful for practicing a fulfilling career, David keeps up with community participation by playing soccer and community volunteering in YMCA soccer coaching.

Derek Rasmussen, DPT, ATC, LAT, CSCS

Derek received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2016. Prior to that, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2013. Derek is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Derek is trained to treat all injuries and pathologies of the human body, as well as provide all individuals with strength and conditioning programs to reach optimal performance. Prior to his employment with Jaffe Sports Medicine, Derek spent the past two years serving as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Florida Tarpons, an arena football league team in Fort Myers. Derek believes in working with each patient to determine an individualized treatment plan to help the patient meet their goals. His hands on approach, is focused on addressing the patient’s current limitations, as well as prevention of future re-injury.

Graham Jones, MSPT

Graham has been a Physical Therapist for 10 years. Graham has had an extensive physical therapy career evening having previously worked for Jaffe Sports Medicine from 2007-2010 before he returned to his home town of Toronto, Canada to continue my career and start a family. He and his wife, Lesley, have recently returned to SW Florida with their 2 children and are excited to be back with Dr Jaffe and his team. Graham has completed his Masters of Physical Therapy Education at D’Youville College and now enjoys treating patients in all aspects of physical therapy, yet has a special interest in athletic injuries and sport specific interventions.

Lesley Jones, MSPT

Lesley has been a Physical Therapist in both Canada and the US for 10 years. With her vast experience in physical therapy, Lesley has previously worked for Jaffe Sports Medicine and is very excited to be back with Dr. Jaffe.   During her career, she has worked in many different settings and enjoys working with sport related injuries as well as specializes in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy. When she is not at the office, she enjoys sports, the beach and most of all, spending time her husband and 2 children.

Pratik Joshi, MSPT

Pratik Joshi, PT, MS received his Bachelors in Physical Therapy from Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune, India. During his internship, he has worked in in-patient and out-patient settings in which he evaluated and treated musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary and sports cases. He has worked at Maru Orthopedic Hospital, Rajkot, India where he evaluated and treated a wide range of orthopedic conditions as well as counselling for prevention of Musculoskeletal injuries for College level athletes. He has also worked at Rathod Hospital, Rajkot, India where he evaluated and treated post-surgical cardiopulmonary and neurological cases.

Pratik received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston where he focused on orthopedic rehabilitation. He has done courses on Maitland’s vertebral Mobilizations and Mulligan’s concepts of joint mobilizations. He plans to continue learning new techniques through continued education focusing on orthopedic rehabilitation.

Rasha Gammoh, DPT

In 2010, Rasha received her Master in Physical Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University. She continued to pursue a higher education afterwards and got her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in May 2014 from University of South Florida in order to continue her dream of offering quality therapy services to her clients.
Rasha is originally from Jordan. She enjoys living in the sunshine state since she moved to the country in 2002. Rasha has pursed continuing education in treating various age groups and sport related injuries. She has recently joined our team at Jaffe Sport Medicine in January 2017.

amyAmy Wiggins, PTA

Amy is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. She earned her Degree in Science from Broward College. She knew from a young age that she would choose a career in the healthcare field. After observing various areas in medicine she discovered her passion in physical therapy. She has found that helping people return back to their active lifestyles after surgery or injury has been very rewarding.

 

Andrew Basic, PTA

Andrew graduated from ECPI University Medical Careers Institute in Richmond, VA with an Associates of Applied Sciences degree in Physical Therapy Assisting, and has aspirations of continuing his education by obtaining a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. He has a passion for helping those in need and enjoys working with patients of all ages. Andrew has experience in treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including rotator cuff injuries, low back pain, neck pain and pain or surgery of the hip, knee and ankle. He is a certified weight trainer who is well acquainted with sports-related injuries and is committed to returning patients to their prior level of function.

Aristidis Kantaras, PTA

Aris Kantaras is a staff Physical Therapist Assistant at Jaffe Sports Medicine in North Naples, Florida. Aris grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated from Campbell Memorial High School where he enjoyed and excelled at multiple sports while receiving All State Honors in football during his senior year.
Finding his niche in physical therapy after receiving rehab post ACL surgery, Aris decided to pursue his Associates in Applied Science degree from Kent State University and ultimately graduated with honors.
Deciding to return to college to be a PTA as a non-traditional student was one of the best decisions that Aris says he has made.  Assisting patients on the road to recovery is his passion and the patients that he meets at Jaffe Sports Medicine inspire him to give his all to each patient that he treats.
Aris now lives in Naples with his spouse Maria and dog Leo. Since Aris is an avid golfer and enjoys many different outdoor activities, he has made himself at home in Naples.

Stephanie Mills, PTA

Originally from Ohio, Stephanie excelled as a personal trainer. She was intrigued with the intricacies of Rehabilitation and it led her to study physical therapy. Stephanie graduated with honors from Stark State University in North Canton Ohio in May of 2012 with her degree as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Shortly after graduating she met her husband and 3 years ago decided to move from Ohio to Naples, Florida. She is extremely focused on rehabilitating her patients back to their highest level of functional outcomes. Stephanie remains active with swimming and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is blessed to have her first baby just 8 months ago.