Meet Santi

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Hola! Hello! Welcome! I’m SO glad you are here!

 

My name is Santiago Villamil but most people call me Santi. I am a Physical Therapist, ANF Therapy Holistic Practitioner, and Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

 

I am the owner of Wellness Hub in Gainesville, Florida where clients are empowered to take charge of their health. I am also  an instructor for ANF Pain and Holistic Courses for the ANF Academy, a mentor to PT students, and in July 2021 will be launching continuing education courses for clinicians to understand and master different aspects of our profession in order to become Primary Care Physical Therapist.

 

My goal is to be your Clinical Educator, Mentor, and self-actualization guide to Bridge The Gap From Overwhelmed Student Physical Therapist To Confident Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

I help students become leading clinicians in the field by helping them gain the confidence to make the best possible personal, life and clinical decisions using the Elevate PT Method. 

 

I am so grateful our paths have crossed and I hope to engage with you in whatever capacity I can!

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I would first like to start by thanking you for taking the time to learn more about me. It means a lot to me. 

 

I live in Gainesville, FL with my amazing wife, two magical daughters, and three stinky Boston Terriers. 

 

I was born in Bogota, Colombia and came to United States when I was 10 years old. I grew up in Miami and spent most of my youth playing soccer and many other sports. Sports, health, fitness, and movement, was always part of my life, but for some reason in college, I found myself studying majors like aerospace engineering and architecture... then one day I came upon a sign that said College of Human Health and Performance. I had no idea you could actually study this.! So I did what any “wise”20 year old would do and completely change his major... hehe

 

After completing my undergrad, I was on track to becoming a strength and conditioning coach and pursuing playing high level in soccer... then ..I tore.. my ACL.  

 

One might think that this is a horrible thing to happen in an athlete’s life, but it was a blessing, as  it led me down the path to becoming a physical therapist, falling in love with “the one” and starting a family. 

 

Over the past 20 years, I’ve been on a journey to learn as much as I can about the human body, rehabilitation, health and human performance. A year after graduation, I realized school, partial residency and traditional CEU courses were not answering the questions that I had about how to truly help my clients. I love asking “why”, pushing the curiosity envelope and started learning from “outside the box” gurus which helped me get amazing results for clients and made me “think!”, rather than follow protocols and traditional PT interventions. During this time I also realized I loved being a CI and empowering confidence in my students to help them find the PT within. 

 

My journey has allowed me to be in control in my income, given me time freedom and has given me opportunities to travel and mentor PTs and healthcare professionals all over the country. 

 

I’m on a mission to help Physical Therapists become PCPT (Primary Care Physical Therapists) and DPT students graduate with confidence and start a business of their own right out of school... yes YOU can do this!

My Credentials:

                 

Florida State License # 21651

ANF Pain Therapist, RPR (Reflex Performance Reflex)

PRI (Postural Restoration Institute)

DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization)

MLT (Manual Ligament Therapy)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certification # 200322029

Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Certified Healthcare provider CPR and AED

 

Languages: Fluent in the Spanish and English Languages