Ron established Pinecrest Physical Therapy in 2005. Since that time, he has worked to build a team of healthcare professionals dedicated to properly evaluating and treating clients with various orthopedic and neurological conditions. Born and raised in Miami, and motivated to deliver quality healthcare to these patients throughout the Greater Miami area, Pinecrest Physical Therapy has since expanded. Our clinics are also located in Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Doral, Pinecrest (South), Brickell/Downtown, and also into Broward County, in Davie, FL. Furthermore, we have also helped reach International clients by opening in the Dominican Republic at the Casa de Campo Resort, located in La Romana. In 2011, Ron was brought on board to serve as a rehabilitation consultant and specialist with the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team, a position which he still currently holds. Whether it is rehabilitation from an orthopedic injury or condition, or reconditioning high-level athletes from high school to the professional levels, Ron's passion has always been to help our patients regain their form and to return to their sport, or to their active
Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Miami
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Miami,
Debbie Arondo is a licensed massage therapist serving the South Florida community for over 20 years. She is the founder of Body Remedy Miami and oversees her team of therapists at clinics in Pinecrest and Key Biscayne. Through her love of research and her expertise of the human anatomy, Debbie has developed unique and proven therapy techniques which she now imparts her knowledge to all her therapists. She has gained the trust of respected physicians and physical therapist; she has worked alongside medical professionals at the Sony Ericsson WTA Open for seven consecutive years. She has worked on players from The Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, and Miami Dolphin's as well as other top-athletes from different organizations in the U.S. and International FIFA Soccer players. Debbie is currently contracted as a massage therapist for the University of Miami’s athletic department; specifically football, men and women’s basketball, soccer, baseball, rowing, golf, tennis, volleyball, diving, and swimming. Debbie has been crucial in elevating the many benefits of massage therapy in both the medical and athletic community. In addition, Debbie is certified in Stretch To Win fascia stretch therapy. Her passion is treating individuals who suffer pain due to injuries, post-surgery scar tissue, and other related causes of discomfort. Professional and amateur athletes rely on Debbie to restore flexibility, achieve maximum performance and help prevent injury. In addition to running her clinics, Debbie has developed and formulated a patented pain cream, Debbie’s Down & Dirty. She is also experienced with Essential Oils and is currently in the process of developing her organic line of medicinal products.
Samantha was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader for 15 years.
During this time, she regularly participated in physical therapy with Pinecrest
Physical Therapy. The knowledge she gained here became the foundation
that inspired her to learn more about the field. She was introduced to yoga
in college where she studied Kinesiology, Sports Medicine at the University
of Maryland. During her time in her undergraduate studies, Samantha
participated in various sports each semester to gain perspective towards
different sport modalities and its relation to medicine and the human body.
After graduating college, she jumped right into her RYT 200 Teacher Training
at Greenmonkey Yoga. During this time, she continued to combine the work
she learned from Pinecrest Physical therapy and yoga to create a
sustainable, injury-free way of living. She is now E-RYT 200 certified and is
working towards completing her RYT 500. Samantha graduated from the
University of Miami in 2017 as a Registered Nurse and now works as a
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse. She has also spent over 1,000 hours
working with top orthopedic surgeons from Miami in hospital, office and
rehabilitation settings. Sam surrounds her class around deep stretches,
energizing flow and restorative breath. By being a part of this wellness
program, Sam hopes to create a bridge for the community, connecting yoga
to medicine. With her background in both medicine and yoga, she hopes to
create a holistic way of healthy living.
Lizzy Chiappy is a health and fitness leader who integrates motion and movement into the Miami community. She is paving the way of yoga for athletes through her science-backed active recovery program, Yogalete. Her passion for incorporating yoga into athletes’ trainings, led her into the university classroom, as an adjunct professor teaching an accredited course for the University of Miami. She is also the co-founder of Casa Vinyasa, South Miami's latest yoga studio and served as a lululemon ambassador for the Coral Gables community from April 2016- August 2018. Lizzy is a trained E-RYT 500 hour yoga instructor, fitness coach, and Pilates instructor through various certifications such as: Yoga Alliance, National Academy of Sports Medicine, Pole Star Pilates, and Pilates Method Alliance.