Staff

yalcinYalcin Ekren, Cert. MDT, PT, DPT

  • Earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of South Florida (Spring 2011-Spring 2013).
  • Graduated from the Physical Therapy School of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey in 1981. He gained experience practicing in both out-patient and inpatient hospital settings, clinics and home health care prior to arriving in the United States.
  • Ohio state license in 1984 and worked in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, treating patients for almost 4 years in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Florida state license in 1987. Worked at Mease-Dunedin Hospital in-patient and out-patient therapy for 4 years.
  • Extensive manual therapy courses in Maitland, Mulligan, Cyriax and Mc Kenzie methods.
  • Became Cert. MDT, PT from the McKenzie Institute of America in 1998.
  • Worked for Commonwealth Rehab over 9 years as a Director of PT. Supervised and managed multiple clinics.
  • Established his practice in 1998 with his wife, Filiz Ekren Cert. MDT, PT, DPT. They currently are the owners of 3 out-patient clinics.

FilizEkrenFiliz Ekren, Cert. MDT, PT, DPT

  • Earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of South Florida (Spring 2011-Spring 2013).
  • Graduated from the Physical Therapy School of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey in 1980.
  • Ohio state license in 1983 and worked at St.Elizabeth Medical Center rotating through various PT departments in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Licensed in Florida in 1989. Worked at Morton Plant- Mease Clearwater Hospital In-Patient and Out-Patient therapy for almost 4 years.
  • Trained with Maitland, Ola Grimsby, Cyriax and McKenzie methods.
  • Became Cert. MDT, PT from the McKenzie Institute of America in 2006.
  • Worked for Commonwealth Rehab 5 years.
  • Established her practice in 1998 with her husband Yalcin Ekren Cert. MDT, PT, DPT. Together, they manage 3 out-patient clinics.

Jordan Lindblom, PT, DPT

  • Jordan grew up in Clearwater and received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Florida State University in 2015.
  • She continued her education at the University of South Florida where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019.
  • Jordan continues to advance her education and skills through certifications in orthopedic impairments, including pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • She spends her free time with family and friends, enjoying the beach, and riding horses.

John Briggs, PT, DPT

  • J.T. grew up in West Michigan and he earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Taylor University in Indiana.
  • He graduated from Nova Southeastern University where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
  • He is eager to further advance his skills by obtaining certifications geared towards the outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing guitar, playing soccer, and working out.

Abby Mears, PT, DPT

  • Abby graduated from the University of Florida in 2018.
  • Abby’s training and experience includes post-op rehab, neurological rehab, as well as function, mobility and range of motion therapy.
  • She joined Ekren Physical Therapy in 2020 and works at the Clearwater location.

Meghan Campbell, PT, DPT

  • Meghan is originally from Long Island, NY.
  • She completed her undergrad education at Binghamton University where she played Division I soccer.
  • She completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus in 2018.
  • Meghan has experience working with a wide variety of Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal conditions, as well as specializing in running injuries.
  • Meghan has a personal goal of running a half marathon in all 50 states and has completed more than 20 to date.

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Necati Ekren, PTA

  • Graduate from SPC Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
  • Prior to graduating, was involved in Ekren Physical Therapy Services as a Physical Therapy Aide since 2008.
  • An avid passion for helping others and improving ones quality of life; enjoys learning about the latest health trends in nutrition and physical fitness.
  • Loves sports (plays soccer), art, playing guitar, travel and meditation.

Alexander Lam, PTA

  • Alex grew up in Houston, Texas and earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Southwest University in 2012.
  • He graduated from Houston Community College PTA program in 2015.
  • He graduated from University of Texas Galveston transitional PTA to DPT program in 2020.
  • He wants to pursue further education in Mckenzie techniques and also become a certified manual therapist.
  • Alex loves anything outdoors including fishing and playing competitive tennis.

Socrates Colindres, PTA

Socrates Colindres is a Florida native, born and raised in Clearwater. He has worked at Hailey Veterans Hospital as well as St. Anthony’s Rehab Center where he earned his outpatient rehabilitation experience. Socrates has completed his schooling at St. Petersburg College in 2011 and is working in our Clearwater office as a PTA. Socrates can be found on the soccer field or enjoying local beaches.

LauraWilliamsLaura Williams, PTA

  • Graduated from St. Pete College in May 2018

 
 
 
 

Carly Posson, PTA

  • Carly graduated from Keiser University in December, 2014.
  • She served as a traveling PTA in Texas in 2016.
  • Carly is a certified yoga instructor, and will be working at the Clearwater and East Lake locations.