PT, MPT, OCS, MTC
Rob is a highly-skilled, sports and orthopedic physical therapist specializing in the treatment of endurance athletes. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and is certified in Manual Therapy. Rob is also an avid endurance athlete himself. He is an 13-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, a 3-time Swim Around Key West finisher, and has qualified for/competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Rob has been in physical therapy practice since 2001, and has competed in endurance events since 1990.
Rob graduated from the University of Florida with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1994, and received his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2001. He became board certified as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in 2007 and became Manual Therapy Certified (MTC) through the University of St. Augustine in 2009. Rob has also completed both level 1 and level 2 SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) courses. SFMA certification enables medical professionals to assess and treat root issues that lead to injury and movement dysfunction.
Rob is originally from Sarasota, Florida, and has been in the St. Augustine/Jacksonville area since 1998. He continues to participate in endurance events locally, and internationally.
PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Dr. Baughman is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist in the field of physical therapy. Mark graduated with his transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of South Florida in 2014. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Delaware in 2006. Mark completed his Masters of Physical Therapy and Bachelors of Athletic Training from the University of North Florida in 2003 and 2001 respectively.
Over the past 15 years Mark has worked extensively with athletes of various levels ranging from professional athletes to collegiate athletes, to the weekend warrior. In particular, Mark has had extensive course work and special interest in assessing the biomechanics and rehabilitating the injured runner and has consistently worked with some of Jacksonville's elite runners. Mark has also completed both level 1 and level 2 SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) courses. SFMA certification enables medical professionals to assess and treat root issues that lead to injury and movement dysfunction.
In addition to his clinical experience, Mark has worked as an adjunct instructor at UNF from 2011-2014. He has served as an adjunct instructor in both the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and the Athletic Training program. He also worked on behalf of JU as the Athletic Trainer Coordinator for Project 17 with Duval County Schools and Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program from 2015 - 2017.
Mark is originally from Delaware, but has lived in Jacksonville since 1997. In his free time Mark enjoys participating in local running events and triathlons.
PT, DPT, ATC
Jess is new to the Jax Beach area coming south from Pittsburgh. Jess has been a practicing physical therapist for over ten years, graduating from Belmont University in Nashville in 2006. She completed a bachelors degree in Athletic Training with a minor in Biology from Duquesne University in 2003. Jess has been a Certified Athletic Training in settings from high school to professional levels of competition.
Jess has been working for the past 12 years with all levels of athletes from professional to the weekend warrior. She has spent time in multiple physical therapy setting giving her insight to the rehabilitative process at every phase. She is a trained teacher in Ashtanga yoga, registered with Yoga Alliance, providing another facet to her practice as a physical therapist. Jess also holds an FMS (Functional Movement Screen) level 1 certification. Jess has developed a passion specifically for orthopedics and sports. Jess has been lucky enough to have mentors along the way that are at the head of their fields and appreciates opportunities to translate her education into healing care for her patients.
Jess enjoys spending her free time outside with her family and dreams of retirement where she can be surrounded by Mountains and family.
PT, DPT, OCS
Lauren is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and Doctor of Physical Therapy who joined us after practicing for more than 7 years in Atlanta. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from University of Florida in 2008 and worked in cardiac rehab and stress testing for a year before starting PT school. She graduated from Duke University with her DPT in 2012 and moved to Atlanta shortly after where she completed BenchMark Physical Therapy’s orthopedic residency program.
Outside of treating patients, Lauren has a special interest in teaching and learning, frequently acting as a clinical instructor to PT students and a mentor for new graduate PTs and residents. She is competent in higher level manual techniques and is a certified trainer in the Sportsmetrics program to help prevent non-contact, serious knee injuries in athletes. She opened a clinic for her former company near downtown Atlanta where she acted as clinic director and saw a wide variety of patients and diagnoses.
Lauren grew up swimming competitively and continues to participate in various open water swim races every year. While her family is from Jacksonville, Lauren lived all over the world as a Navy brat; most memorably: DC, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Italy (where she graduated from high school!). She still enjoys traveling but is happy she’s moved back to her roots at the beach.
Kristen graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2013
after completing her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University in 2010.
As Kristen has always maintained an active lifestyle, she has experienced multiple orthopedic
injuries herself in which she discovered her passion for orthopedics and the rehabilitation journey.
Kristen has completed her Level 1 SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Analysis) to help identify
the source of pain through dysfunctional movement patterns. Kristen has also received her
certification as a Pilates Instructor through PHI Pilates.
In her free time, you may find Kristen at the CrossFit Gym, Pilates Studio or at the beach. She enjoys
anything active and outdoors! She loves spending time with her friends and family.
Bia earned her Bachelors of Arts in International Studies from the University of North Florida in 2014. Prior to joining Coltman&Baughman, Bia was the merchandise and operations manager of Sephora, with six years of previous retail management experience.
Bia moved to Ponte Vedra beach at the age of twelve. On her spare time Bia enjoys being in nature, spending time with her family and pets, and crafting.
Gabby earned her Associate of Arts degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville in Fall of 2016. Prior to joining Coltman & Baughman, Gabby was an intern at JP Morgan Chase while working towards building her resume and a new academic plan towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Marketing.
Born in Jacksonville but raised in Tallahassee, a volleyball scholarship brought her back to Jacksonville Beach after high school. Staying active day-to-day being of the utmost importance, in her free time you’ll find Gabby at the beach with friends, traveling, or spending time with family.
Katie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida in the summer of 2017. Prior to joining Coltman & Baughman, Katie has accumulated five years of customer service experience working in various positions, including as an Education Exhibit Guide at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and as a Client Services Representative at Availity.
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Katie enjoys nature-watching, playing games, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets in her spare time.
Amber earned her B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Early Child Development from the University of Virginia in 2000. She has worked in various child-centered agencies as a teacher, a staff trainer, and a services coordinator. Prior to joining the Coltman & Baughman Physical Therapy team, Amber stepped away from her professional career to enjoy time as a caregiver to her grandmother and work in her home.
Professionally, Amber aims to be a detail-oriented, informative, and compassionate individual, always willing to share her personal experience. Over the years, Amber has been a regular patient of rehabilitation for both tune-up and post-surgical needs, so she is no stranger to the hard work, commitment, reward and even sometimes, frustration involved in quality rehabilitative physical therapy. On an interesting note, Amber has been working with Rob and Mark as a patient for all her rehab needs long before joining the team in a professional manner.
Weekends you can usually find Amber and her husband fitness-walking around St. John’s Town Center.