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Kevin Fernandez PT, DPT

Dr. Fernandez received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree in 2019 at the University of St. Augustine. Before receiving his DPT, Dr. Fernandez attended Florida International University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Fitness Studies. His passion for orthopedics and sports performance is what drives him to get his patients to achieve their goals. Prior to becoming a clinician, he had the privilege of working with all age groups. Born and raised in Miami, Dr. Fernandez loves to play sports and be by the water. As a clinician, Dr. Fernandez practices evidence-based research and is patient centered. His treatment approach relies heavily on manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, movement performance and patient education.

Javier Pérez Mena, PTA, CMPTA

Javier received his Associate’s Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2014 from the The Praxis Institute in Miami, Florida. He also completed a certification in manual therapy sanctioned by Florida Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FIOMPT) in 2017. FIOMPT is a consortium of Physical therapists that have advanced training in specialized areas with peer reviewed clinical evidence-based research. Javier is motivated in perusing new learning opportunities throughout his career to achieve the best quality patient care. He chose this profession after realizing he could help others by providing them with the right education to achieve their optimal level of function. Javier’s passion is influenced by his love for sports and fitness.

Ryan Gronlier, PTA

Ryan Gronlier PTA is a retired collegiate athlete who obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Management from Manhattan College and Keiser University. Through his own experiences and sports injuries he developed a passion for the field of Physical Therapy. He decided to obtain his PTA license from the Praxis Institute. He chose to make this move into the field to help others living with pain, discomfort, and those recovering from orthopedic procedures. It is through his passion and education that he strives to help those under his care with the best evidence-based therapeutic interventions to aid patients in living a comfortable, pain-free lifestyle.

Claudia Morales, PTA

Claudia Morales PTA completed her Associate in Science degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant from Miami Dade College in 2021. Prior to completing her degree, Claudia was an athlete who played volleyball and badminton. During her sport career she suffered injuries which led her to obtain rehabilitation services. Through her experiences she grew a passion for the field of Physical Therapy. Her clinical experience include and are not limited to; pediatrics, orthopedics, and neurological conditions. More specifically, Claudia has a high clinical interest in movement science to prevent musculoskeletal injuries and promote tissue healing. Also, with the intent of being an advocate for patients to facilitate recovery; Claudia also completed her Massage Therapy degree from Miami Dade COllege in 2022.

Luz A. Gonzalez, COTA

Luz A. Gonzalez licensed Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant who graduated from Keiser University in 2018. Prior to attaining her degree, Luz knew the setting she was passionate about and pursued opportunities in an outpatient rehabilitation setting for 6 years to gain the skills and knowledge to ensure her success. Luz has dedicated her time to specializing in orthopedic and neurological conditions of the upper extremity. Luz is an enthusiastic, hardworking, dedicated team player committed to delivering the highest quality of care.

Dr. Diego Rojas, DPT, MBA

Dr. Rojas completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine, where he also received the Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award for the graduating class of December 2019. Prior to receiving his doctoral degree, he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare from Florida Internal University. His clinical experience includes working with orthopedic, neurological, and cardiopulmonary conditions, primarily in an outpatient setting. Clinically, Dr. Rojas has a passion for wellness, manual therapy, and direct access to physical therapy to optimize movement and improved quality of life. As a proper steward of the profession, Dr. Rojas is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, and the American College of Sports Medicine, which serves as the foundation for his evidenced-based clinical practice.

Nelson Perez, PTA

Nelson Perez is a licensed and registered Physical Therapist Assistant graduated from Florida National University. Leading with passion and a broad knowledge in his field, Nelson has made a positive impact in the lives of many patients throughout his life not only as a PTA but also as a Phlebotomist Technician having worked at many hospitals and different clinics over a 7-year period. He is currently working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science at FNU to pursue a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. Over the years, Nelson has gained valuable experience working closely with patients recovering from orthopedic, neurological, geriatric and sport related conditions.

Jasmin Areces, MSOT

Jasmin is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist who received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, where she graduated with honors. Before beginning her masters, Jasmin graduated with honors from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in Recreational Sport Management. Jasmin decided to pursue a career in orthopedic rehabilitation while volunteering at local therapy centers. She strives to help others regain independence in their daily activities while using various therapeutic exercises and activities to further improve their quality of life. In her spare time Jasmin enjoys traveling, watching movies, and spending time with her closest friends and family. As a therapist, Jasmin’s goals are to provide each client with an individualized treatment plan based on the client’s own personal goals while using evidence-based practice.

Danielle Llopiz, MSOT

Danielle is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. She completed her Masters In Occupational Therapy degree from Florida International University in 2020. Danielle also has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in coaching, from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. Danielle has worked in health and wellness as a personal trainer, group fitness class instructor, as well as nutrition coach for over 6 years. Danielle has experience training individuals in functional fitness as well as Olympic Weightlifting and is Level 2 Trainer Certified in Crossfit. Danielle has a passion for movement and strong interest in treating upper extremities. Through occupational therapy treatments, Danielle strives to allow her patients to live a functional and independent life, regardless of disability or injury they may be suffering from. When Danielle is not working, she enjoys spending time working out, playing with her dog, and traveling with her partner.

Daniel Machado, PTA

Daniel received his associate degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2020 from The Praxis Institute in Miami, Florida. Daniel enjoys fitness, mountain biking, and traveling. Prior to joining Liv Active Therapy, Daniel was a group fitness trainer for 7 years where he led CrossFit and Bootcamp classes. Through his experience as a trainer, he developed a passion to promote health and wellness to all age groups and promote a better way of life. Now, as a physical therapist assistant, he thrives to improve patients’ quality of life through evidence-based practice, functional movements, and manual therapy techniques. He continuously educates himself in his field and attends specialty courses to provide better all-around care to his patients.

Gyasi Azpeitia, OTR/L and Eduardo Rodriguez

Founders of Liv Active Therapy Center in 2016.
Gyasi graduated from Florida International University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has over 20 years of experience working in and administrating outpatient rehabilitation centers. Her passion for her profession and for helping people has made her one of the top Occupational Therapists in Miami.

Eduardo has run numerous businesses throughout his career. He has a background in strength training and conditioning. Having trained numerous athletes throughout his career, he has seen and assisted in the recovery of many sports related injuries. Having himself suffered injuries as a young athlete, he understood the importance of having the finest rehabilitative care provided to ensure the best outcome and return to sport.

Together they opened Liv Active Therapy to provide the highest quality of care to all people in a positive and compassionate environment with services provided by highly skilled and knowledgeable therapists. They understand the importance of individualized care and maintain their centers to the highest standards.