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.
MScPT (Master of Science in Physical Therapy) - University of Miami
BHS (Bachelor of Science in Health Science) - University of Miami
CLT (Certified Lymphedema Therapist) - The Academy of Lymphatic Studies
Ashley is from Miami, FL and graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Florida International University. While completing her Bachelor's degree at Florida International University she ran Track and Field and Cross Country. Prior to her collegiate career, she competed nationally as a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was a six-time Florida state gold medalist as well as a Jr. Olympics gold medalist. With her diverse athletic background and internship experiences at Orthopedic sports facilities such as Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital of South Florida, she enjoys treating patients of all ages and lifestyles. Her hobbies include traveling and working out.
DPT - Doctor of Physical Therapy - Florida International University
BS (Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, A Sports and Fitness Track) - Florida International University
BA (Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies) - Florida International University
Steve joins us all the way from Richmond, Virginia. He joined MPTG after finishing a clinical rotation in Miami beach where he fell in love with the local lifestyle and culture. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University where he focused on orthopedic, gait, balance, and vestibular rehabilitation. His education has taken him everywhere from research labs to hospitals before finding his home in outpatient orthopedics and balance. Outside of work, Steve enjoys running, gymnastics, and Spanish literature.
DPT - Doctor of Physical Therapy - Virginia Commonwealth University
BS (Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science) - University of Delaware
BA (Bachelor of Arts in Spanish) - University of Delaware
Sandy M. Behar
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."
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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.