Greg Collins is our group’s fearless leader who has been serving Naples for nearly 40 years. Greg was born and raised in Chillicothe, OH and relocated to Naples in 1983. Having received his Physical Therapy degree from The Ohio State University, he and his wife opened Suncoast Rehabilitation & Aquatics. Prior to its sale, in 2005, of this start-up company the couple created the largest privately own physical therapy center in Southwest Florida, 8 total clinics. Following a short retirement Greg started Collins Physical Therapy Institute in 2013 with a similar business model focusing on patient care, one-on-one services, and unmatched patient satisfaction.
Greg is a lifelong member and former president, 2004, for the Rotary Club of Naples. Greg prides himself on his involvement with Collier County Organizations such as Big Brother/Big Sister, Quest for Kids, and is a graduate of Leadership Collier in 1998. During his tenure in the physical therapy field he and his wife are founders of three academic and athletic scholarships at Ohio State University and Florida Gulf Coast.
Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Benedictine University in 2011 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in 2014. Prior to working at Collins PTI, Michael practiced at a Level I trauma center in Downtown Chicago, which was affiliated with top rated rehabilitation hospital RIC (now Shirley Ryan Ability Lab).
Michael is currently progressing towards his mechanical diagnosis certification through the Mckenzie Institute USA.
Carrie is originally from Upstate New York and obtained her PTA degree from Chesapeake College in Annapolis, MD in 2015. She received her COMPT manual certification from Florida Institute of Manual Therapy in 2016. Carrie has 15 years of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist and is also a Graston Technique Specialist (GTS).
Susan graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. She practiced in Houston and Tucson, and returned to Naples 15 years ago. Her training includes extensive orthopedic training from the Mckenzie Institute and is studying for her Mckenzie certification. She is also a certified massage therapist (LMT). She received her Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute certification (ARTI) and Fitness Professional Certification from the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA).
Jackie has been with Collins Physical Therapy Institute since 2014 serving as the office manager. Jackie has a passion for providing excellent patient care. She is typically the first person you will contact over the phone. She prides herself on patient first service and scheduling you appointment within 24 hours.
Nickie is originally from Daytona Beach, FL and received her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Ave Maria University in 2015. In 2017 she received her PTA degree from Hodges University in Naples, FL. Nicole is excited to develop her skill set with Collins PTI. She prides herself on patient first care and compassion for her patients. Nicole is a Graston Technique Specialist (GTS).