Dr. Joseph Bryan Lipana

Dr. Joseph Bryan Lipana
PT, DPT, CSCS, CMPT, CEAS Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. J. Bryan Lipana has been a licensed physical therapist in SW Florida since 2002.   He has worked in a variety of settings including: acute, rehab, and outpatient.  He is a dedicated clinician, who prides himself in offering the highest quality in physical rehabilitation and wellness services, with a focus on therapeutic outcomes.


  • University of Florida

               - College of Health and Human Performance

               - Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Sciences, 1998

  • Nova Southeastern University

               - College of Allied Health

               - Degree Awarded: Master of Physical Therapy, 2001

  • Nova Southeastern University

               - College of Allied Health and Nursing

               - Degree Awarded: Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2005


Clinical Affiliation and Internship

  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

              - Department of Physical Medicine

             -  Baton Rouge, LA

  • University of Florida, Center for Exercise Science, Biomechanics Laboratory Gainesville, FL


Certifications and Advanced Specialty Training

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist, Florida Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Certified, American Institute of Balance
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified, North American Sports Medicine Institute
  • Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, Back School of Atlanta


Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Florida Physical Therapy Association
  • Orthopedic Section of American Physical Therapy Association
  • Private Practice Section of American Physical Therapy Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
Christina Lipana

Christina Lipana
MA, CCC-SLP: Speech-Language Pathologist

Christina Lipana is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the State of Florida since 2002.  She also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).   Christina has worked in a variety of settings with both pediatric and adult clients.  She has a passion for providing evidence based and personalized treatment for both children and adults in Charlotte County. 


  • University of Florida

- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

- Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2000

- Graduated with Honors

  • University of Florida

- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

- Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, 2002


Clinical Affiliations

  • Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta, GA
  • Shands Hospital Craniofacial Team, Gainesville, FL
  • University of Florida Speech and Hearing Clinic, Gainesville, FL
  • Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center, Jacksonville, FL


Certification and Advanced Specialty Training

  • Vital Stim Therapy
  • MDTP (McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program)
  • SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Orofacial Myology- Christina is a certification track candidate
  • MBSIMP: a standardized interpretation of Modified Barium Swallowing Studies


Professional Memberships

  • ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • FLASHA:  Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

IAOM:  International Association of Orofacial Myology

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