MEET THE TEAM
As COO, Justin oversees the day to day clinical operations for all Jaguar facilities. Justin
joined the Jaguar Therapeutics team in 2013, with the opening of our Coconut Grove facility,and has been instrumental in the overall development of the company. As a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, Justin has treated and help amateur and professional athletes return to their sport with confidence and ease. He has experienced working with professional athletes ranging from the NBA, NFL, MLB, MMA, and Olympic athletes.
Justin’s experience is diverse, and started even before he earned his degrees. Justin’s
exposure to high level athletics began at a young age due to his father Pete’s role as a
collegiate basketball coach with over twenty-five years of experience. As a kid, Justin would spend endless hours with his father’s players at practice, in the weight room, and in the training room. With a passion for physical therapy in the context of athletics, Justin went on to work in a variety of healthcare settings, where he gained experience with both inpatient and outpatient care and a vast array of therapeutic techniques.
After graduation, Justin worked St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospital, where he treated a
unique set of patients with the main focus being total knee and hip replacements (both
anterior and posterior approach) and neurological disorders. With an impressive resume of
management experience, Justin has the professional skill set to keep operations running
smoothly, with an unmatched dedication to patient care.
In addition to his role at Jaguar, Justin is a member of the Keiser University advisory board,
for the physical therapy assistant program and belongs to the American Physical Therapy
Justin is a transplant from Alaska, who has also lived in Minnesota, and Kansas. In 2006, Justin earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Kansas State University, and made the decision to make Miami home. In 2009, Justin went on to earn his Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant from Keiser University. Justin is a member of APTA, Private Practice Section, and an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor.
Currently living local in Coconut Grove with his wife Carol, and daughter Joli. When Justin is not at the clinic he can be found fishing, diving, and spending time with his family.
Founder & CEO
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Dr. Kristian Noguchi-Salazar
Kristian Noguchi-Salazar PT, DPT received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Long Beach State University in 2014. Kristian then went on to continue his education where he obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Indiana State University in 2019. Kristian’s interest in physical therapy is driven by his compassion and goal of improving the image of healthcare in America. He is motivated to create a positive impact and improve the quality of life for his patients. Kristian has performed various clinical rotations in outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing facilities, sports rehabilitation, and acute stroke rehabilitation.
Kristian practiced in California for 2 years before coming back to Jaguar Therapeutics as a
clinician in January 2021. Since coming back, Kristian has taken the role as the Head Physical Therapist. He has helped develop an efficient and desirable educational program that Doctoral students attend from all over the country. For the past two years he has created rehabilitation programs and networked with multiple Medical Sport Doctors to create the optimal environment for his athletes to succeed. Kristian has organized and ran the 2021 and 2022 NFL Combine Prep medical team. The 2022 draft class had the likes of the fastest 40 times in 4 of the 5 main positions. As the combine begins to wind down, Kristian takes on the incoming NFL
players offseason schedule. He has treated over 100 NFL players that continues to grow with new draftees. He is certified in 3-dimensional movement analysis performance screening (3D MAPS) by Grey Institute, Dry Needling 1 & 2, Graston, and Rock Tape.
Dr. Ikedichi Ofor
Dr. Ikedichi Ofor is a licensed physical therapist working as the head physical therapist at
Jaguar Therapeutics in downtown Miami, FL. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University - Downers Grove in 2017. Upon completion of his doctoral studies, Dr. Ofor followed his love for human movement and biomechanics to become a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (AFS) at The Gray Institute in 2018. A fellowship that emphasizes the utilization of functional movement patterns to improve strength, mobility and stability for rehabilitation and athletic performance. He also holds professional certifications and clinical training in Integrative Dry Needling, Mulligan mobilization, osteopathic myofascial release, cupping therapy and various other manual techniques.
During his doctoral studies, Dr. Ofor was first introduced to Jaguar Therapeutics as a clinical student while he studied and worked at Jaguar Therapeutics in 2017. During this time, he gained valuable experience working with Olympic, NFL, NCAA, and recreational athletes.
Experience he carried with him as he returned home to Chicago, IL to begin his career at a
private practice outpatient clinic and spend time working with two semi-professional football teams in Illinois. From rehabilitation to recovery or maintenance work, Dr. Ofor utilizes a multidisciplinary approach combining manual therapy techniques with sport/position-specific rehab and training, exercise recovery, injury prevention, and strength and conditioning for return to sport or activity..He is happy to return to Jaguar Therapeutics to continue his growth as a professional and share his passion for health & wellness with the Miami community.
-Bachelors of Kinesiology - Exercise & Fitness (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013)
-Doctorate of Physical Therapy (Midwestern University, 2017)
-Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute, 2018)
-Integrative Dry Needling (IDN Institute, 2019)
-USATF Level 1 Coach
Dr. Nicholas DeLisi
Dr. Nicholas DeLisi PT, DPT graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT in 2014. Following his undergraduate degree, he continued his graduate education at MCPHS University in Worcester, MA earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in 2019. He also has a Certification in Dry Needling (Cert. DN)/ Part 1 and 2.
As a former high school football player, Dr. DeLisi has always gravitated towards sports and had a passion for working with athletes. His passion for this career and working with athletes all started when he was playing high school football and tore his ACL and meniscus during his junior year of high school.
He went to physical therapy determined to return for his senior season. During this time, he realized this profession was for him and became motivated to make it happen. He believes his personal experience receiving physical therapy is very important when relating to an athlete during the rehabilitation process.
Dr. DeLisi works diligently to help each and every patient he comes into contact with, not only to progress toward their goals and to become pain-free, but also to find the source of the pain. He loves to provide all of his patients with education on the pathology, etiology, and reasoning behind each treatment as a way to educate them about their body and what occurs during an injury as well as with each step of the recovery process. He has a ton of experience treating professional, collegiate, and high school athletes from all sports, but most of his experience has come from treating NFL and College
Football players preparing for the NFL Combine. He had an amazing and unique opportunity to work at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, IN in 2019 due to his work ethic and ability to create a rapport with the collegiate football players he was working with during NFL Combine prep. This was an opportunity that he was truly proud to be a part of.
During his free time, Dr. DeLisi likes to spend time with his family and friends, watch and play sports, and go to the gym.
Customer Support Lead
Dr. Geoff Rudy
Dr. Geoff Rudy is the owner of Integrative Sports Medicines LLC (under the Jaguar Therapeutics umbrella) and the Head Chiropractic/Acupuncture Physician at the Jaguar Therapeutics Downtown Miami and Fort Lauderdale clinics. He currently serves as the Team Chiropractic Physician for the Miami Marlins (MLB), and Head Chiropractor/Acupuncture Physician for NFL Combine and NFL Off-season at XPE Sports. He combines a unique blend of Sports Chiropractic, Rehabilitation, and Active Release techniques in conjunction with Diversified/Thompson methods of Chiropractic care and Acupuncture/Dry Needling/Bio-injection Therapies.
Dr. Rudy utilizes Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA), Functional Movement Screens (FMS) and gait analysis during initial evaluations with each patient. These protocols provide accurate movement-based diagnostics, which are designed to provide efficient methods to systematically find the root cause of symptoms.
He also utilizes Functional Movement Screens to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns. These movement patterns are designed to analyze performance-specific exercises and movements where weakness and imbalances become noticeable and observable thus helping to design a three-dimensional full body approach to healing.
Dr. Rudy is currently an Active Release Technique (ART) Provider for the USA and Canadian Ironman and Triathlon Community, as well as a Sports Chiropractor for the MLB, NFL Combine and NFL off-season Training Center. Dr. Rudy has worked as a Sports Medicine Provider for the MLB, NBA, NFL, Ironman, National Pro Grid League (NPGL), Crossfit Games, and Miami Triathlon. He was also the co-author of “The Desk Jockey’s Manifesto”, The Practical Guide for the Modern Computer Desk Worker.
He has taught numerous lectures on topics such as Workstation Ergonomics, Injury Prevention for Runners, Mobility for Crossfit Athletes, Self-myofascial Release Technique for Postural Restoration, Precision Chiropractic and Rehab for Major League Baseball and NFL athletes. Dr. Rudy was voted best Sports Medicine Doctor award in 2016 Southeast Region, in the best of competitor Running Magazine.
He is certified as a Motor Vehicle Collision Occupant Injury Specialist (MVCOI) specializing in Personal Injury Cases and motor vehicle accidents and injuries.
Dr. Rudy is an indoctrinated member of the Professional Major League Baseball Chiropractic Society, a member of the Professional Football Chiropractic Society, Florida Chiropractic Association, and American Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Julio Pardave
Dr. Julio Pardave is a licensed chiropractor and athletic trainer in the state of Florida. He's also certified in CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician), acupuncture, and dry needling. He has been practicing acupuncture since 2006 and dry needling since 2012. Dr. Pardave has been involved with the US Olympic Sailing team since 2014, working at the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil and 2021 Olympic games in Japan. Dr. Pardave is currently working with the Intermiami CF soccer team (MLS) as their team chiropractor. He also works with Florida International University, University of Miami, Barry University, and Florida Memorial University as their athletics chiropractor. Dr. Pardave is also a concierge chiropractor, working with numerous professional athletes, Olympic athletes, and celebrities.
Dr. Jamie Williams
Dr. Jaime Williams was born and raised in South Florida, where she was involved in many sports. From years of playing sports, she learned the importance of chiropractic care on health and function. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2007 and getting her degree in Health Education, she attended Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. Since graduating, she has worked in sports and wellness practices in Aventura, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana. She has assisted in treating high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. Dr. Jaime uses the best evidence based treatments to enhance her patient’s health and function.
Strength & Conditioning/Physiology Director
As director of exercise physiology and strength and conditioning, Lino works directly with clients to assess, develop, and manage their athletic performance based on their specific needs and wants. Lino has been a part of the Jaguar team since 2014. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) he has over 10 years of experience helping recreational athletes such as high-level attorneys, doctors, professors, and bankers get the most out of their life by staying young, pain-free, and active. Successful people take their careers seriously, are driven and competitive in nature; Lino focuses client’s innate strengths with guidance, support, and accountability to help his clients be as successful in their physical activity as they are in their career.
Lino has been involved in sport’s performance starting the day after he graduated high school. Having grown up on a Taekwondo travel team, he was used to the culture and demands of competitive combat sports and was always curious as to why some athletes succeeded while others did not. His mother, doubtful that a career in strength and conditioning would be fruitful, set up an internship with his former high school’s football coach, starting the Monday after finishing the 12th grade. He was all in from day one and was able to continue gaining experience as he moved up through different levels of competitive sports as a coach.
As an undergraduate student at FIU, Lino was a volunteer intern with the school’s strength and conditioning program for Football, Basketball, Track & Field. He also helped start the exercise science student organization, FIU TaeKwonDo club and Brazilian Jiu jitsu club. On the side, he started taking on personal training clients at a corporate gym, as well as working with Team USA Taekwondo and Judo hopefuls.
While obtaining his master’s degree at the University of Miami, Lino was the strength and conditioning graduate assistant coach for men and women’s Olympic sports. Shortly after graduating, Lino decided to concentrate on private clients, both recreational and competitive, to remain close to his family in Miami. After working for a private personal training company for several years, he struck a partnership with Jaguar Therapeutics to become the exclusive exercise physiology and strength and conditioning provider.
In late 2018, Lino was given a scholarship to complete his PhD in exercise physiology at the University of Miami. He went from never doing any scholarly research to being published in a scientific journal within a year, at the ACSM’s 2020 conference. Long term, his goal is to continue working with private clients and become a professor of exercise physiology.
Lino was born in Caracas, Venezuela and grew up in Miami, Fl. Him, and his wife, who have known each other since second grade, are high school sweethearts, and love their dogs very much. He is a big fan of good stories and being outdoors.