Lania Garcia, MSPT, CLT, Owner/Clinical Director

Education:
University of Miami, Coral Gables FL
Master of Science in Physical Therapy

University of Miami, Coral Gables FL
Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Certifications:
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
The Academy of Lymphatic Studies

Lania spent 7 years working at Jackson Memorial Hospital as a senior Physical Therapist prior to establishing Miami Physical Therapy Group in 2006. During her career, she has worked side by side with the top doctors and healthcare professionals in our community. Her clinical experience has always involved pre- and post- surgical patients, ranging from orthopedic conditions to post mastectomy. She is an advocate for clinical research and has participated in several studies with the University of Miami. She is also a guest lecturer at the University of Miami Department of Physical Therapy Graduate School.


Rodolfo Pineda, DPT

Education:
Franklin Pierce University
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Florida International University
Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Rudy is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. His undergraduate studies at Florida International University included exercise physiology and health sciences. In addition to being part of the therapy team at Miami Physical Therapy Group, he is also an instructor for the National Council of Strength and Fitness. He enjoys helping individuals achieve their peak sports performance and improve their overall quality of life. In his spare time, Rudy enjoys participating in a variety of sports activities including competitive level soccer.

Aaron Trantina, MPT

Education:
University of Maryland
Masters of Physical Therapy

University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science


Aaron is a graduate of the University of Maryland Physical Therapy Program. Prior to PT school, Aaron attended the University of Massachusetts where he received a Bachelorís degree in Exercise Science. Aaron has 20 years clinical experience in the field of Orthopedics. He has extensive training in manual therapies and exercise-based treatments. Clinical interests include treating spinal related conditions, working with athletes and sports-minded people, pain management, and educating/mentoring students and therapists. Aaron works with patients on meeting their individual goals and improving quality of life while educating them on continued wellness and prevention of future musculo-skeletal problems.


Marisol Horta, MPT

Education:
Nova Southeastern University, Davie FL
Masters in Physical Therapy

Florida International University, Miami FL
Bachlor of Science in Biological Science
Minor in Psychology

Certifications:
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Health Fitness Specialist (HFS)
Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
(Multiple Certifications)

Research/Publications:
The Functional Reach Test for Balance in an Elderly Population: Altering Visual and Somatosensory Input - Journal of Geriatric PT

Marisolís career in the health and wellness industry began over 20 years ago as a group fitness instructor with the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Her passion for fitness and educating others on the virtues of a healthy lifestyle led her to become a Health and Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), as well as, a featured consultant and presenter for many local and national organizations. While serving as the senior fitness consultant at Lady of America East Kendall, she graduated with research honors from Nova Southeastern Universityís Physical Therapy Program with a Masterís Degree in Physical Therapy. She enjoys helping individuals return to their life, healthy and pain free. In her spare time, she enjoys interior design and crossfit.


Sandy M. Behar, Insurance Administrator

Education:
Miami Springs Senior High School
Miami Dade College

email:
send mail (insurance inquiry only please)

Sandy is a well-organized and professional insurance administrator who monitors the collection of payments from all insurance claims for Miami Physical Therapy Group. She has excellent communication skills with patients in order to resolve any billing issues that may arise. She keeps current with changing insurance benfits and coding in order to best serve our patients. Sandy has over 32 years experience and owns her own billing company, Claims Express. In her free time, Sandy enjoys reading, keeping busy with her two daughters and loves dancing with her husband. Her quote to live by is "To the world you may just be one person, but to one person you just may be the world."


Sasha Nogues


Sasha is the office administrator and one of the first smiles you will see when you step through our doors. She has been working in the medical field since 2003. She has experience in office management, customer service and patient relations. Her goal is to facilitate the scheduling and clerical process so you can focus on feeling better and reaching your goals. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is currently planning her wedding.


Debbie Manresa


Debbie will give you a warm welcome as soon as you walk in through the door. She forms part of the administrative branch for MPTG. She has great communicative skills and will do everything she can to get you scheduled and treated as soon as possible. She has great customer service skills. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and nephews and nieces.