To our patients, Apollo Rehab is committed to provide the highest quality, individualized skilled therapy to promote an optimal rehabilitative recovery. Apollo Rehab strives in providing functional recovery to allow full return to prior level of activity.
We commit to provide a positive, respectful, and cost effective environment. We will strive in providing evidence based up to date treatment in order to obtain rehabilitative goals
Zeus Vera|DPT COMT, Owner
Doctor of Physical Therapy,Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Graston Technique Certified
Dr. Zeus Vera DPT, COMT, has over 15years of experience in the physical therapy profession. Dr. Vera has worked closely with various orthopedic doctors and had the opportunity to work with a variety of patients ranging from pediatrics, geriatrics to professional NFL and MLB athletes. Dr. Vera oversees clinic duties and builds relationships with local physicians and other personnel in the medical community. Dr. Vera also has great passion in being a clinical instructor where he has the opportunity to educate physical therapy students to improve their skills as a professional practitioner. Dr. Vera is an adjunct professor at the University of St Augustine where he helps teach the orthopedic section of the Physical Therapy Doctorate program in the Doral campus.
Dr. Vera graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science in 2006. He then pursued his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Florida International University graduating in 2010. During Dr. Vera’s education emphasized in orthopedic pathologies and manual therapy courses. Dr. Vera had the opportunity of doing a 2 month rotation with NOVA University with the college of Osteopathic medicine where he was able to enhance his skills in manual therapy. Once achieving his doctorate degree Dr. Vera completed an additional demanding year of course work through Ola Grimsby Institute and obtained his board certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. He also completed his full Graston training and became Graston Technique Certified (instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization) in August 2015.
Dr. Vera specializes in ACL recovery and various shoulder pathologies such as labral tears and rotator cuff repair. He is also one of few therapist in south florida with over 5 yrs of cliiical experience with treatment of hip labral repair orthoscopic procedure.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Jimenez is a graduate of Florida International University earning Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in August of 2016 along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Administration in 2011. While attending FIU he earned experience in various areas including orthopedic (treating high school, collegiate, and professional athletes) geriatric (treating individuals with joint replacements, mental and balance disorders), and inpatient rehabilitation settings. He also participated in research focusing on the “relationship between kinesio taping and neuromuscular activation” and total knee replacements. Growing up in South Florida Dr. Jimenez is very passionate about helping other within his community achieve their rehabilitation goals and improving the Physical Therapy profession within the state of Florida. He strives to expand his knowledge and improved his sills as a practitioner through research and continuing education including obtaining his board certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
Jorge Duque|PTA, CMPTA
Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Orthopedic Manual PTA
Jorge is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who graduated from Concorde Career Institute in May 2015. His education background includes earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University in 2011. Jorge is very passionate about Physical Therapy and strives to enhance his knowledge and improve his skills as a PTA through continued education. Jorge is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) since 2015 and Graston Technique Certified (instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization) since 2015. He completed his PTA Orthopedic Manual Certification (CMPTA) in 2016 with the Florida Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Jorge has a passion for the outpatient orthopedic population with a focus on different injuries, surgeries, and musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Kristian Marcano B.S.|Exercise Physiologist
Sergio Licona|Exercise Physiologist
Ron Schwab|B.S./LMT, CFSS
Massage Therapist, Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist, RockBlade & Rock Tape Certified
Ron offers Apollo Rehab clients a multi-disciplinary approach to therapy and healing refined through his 25-plus years experience in the professional massage industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from Florida International University and a License in Professional Massage Therapy from Florida Institute of Massage Therapy and Aesthetics. Highlights of his formal education include neuromuscular therapy, physiology of exercise and most recently a specialization in fascial stretching.
Ron draws on years of experience working on world-class athletes, NFL players and US Olympic soccer players to sharpen his approach that focuses on increasing movement and removing restrictions that hamper performance and lead to dysfunction and injury. In addition, Ron’s experience providing high-end, luxury spa massage therapies affords him further insights into tailoring approaches to the individual needs of a client. The combination of Ron’s skills allows him to collaborate with the the physical therapists to optimize and expedite clients’ rehabilitation process.
Ron was raised in Southern Florida and is an avid golfer and organized soccer player. He is a Member of the American Massage Therapy Association and Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Hollywood Institute of Beauty.
Samantha Denis|Office Manager
Samantha executes tasks both administrative and secretarial for the clinic, manage daily office operations, communications, and office scheduling for the company. 17 years experience leading front and back office administration, Samantha worked for various physical therapy outpatient facilities, including Healthsouth for 10 consecutive years. She started from Front desk / receptionist, intake coordinator, business office, front desk supervisor, administrator assistant to now office administrator. She came aboard at Apollo from the beginning in 2014.
Samantha’s greatest strengths are her creativity, drive and leadership. Samantha combined her love for a tightly run office with her love for customer care. She understands the pressures and multiple demands her clients faces, she strives to meet outstanding interpersonal skills, customer service, leadership and organizational skills.