“At Premier Athletic Rehab Center (PARC), we strive to unleash the inner athlete in every one of our patients. We empower individuals to take control of their well-being, by teaching them the tools it takes to perform at their peak state.”
PARC started as the dream of its founder Alejandro “Alex” Gonzalez. Alex grew up playing a number of sports, this is where his passion for exercise, training, and health began.
Alex’s extensive training while playing high school basketball led to chronic pain in the knee. He was referred to a physical therapist, where he saw the profession from the position of the patient. Right then and there, he knew this is what he was born to do and he decided that he would someday become a physical therapist.
In 2007, Alex earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and immediately began the Doctoral program for Physical Therapy. Following his love for health and exercise science, he worked as a personal trainer throughout his years at FIU and continues working in the fitness industry today.
In 2010, after three years of graduate school, he attained his degree – Doctor of Physical Therapy. He immediately began working in an outpatient facility, helping athletes of all levels get back to their peak performance after injury.
However, he soon began feeling the pressure of the industry trend to increase patient volume. He knew he did not want to sacrifice the quality of his treatments, due to excess volume of treatments.
As a result, Alex founded Premier Athletic Rehab Center (PARC) in 2012 with the intention of creating a client-focused rehabilitation and wellness facility, that would provide premier services in a state-of-the-art facility. Today, he continues to serve his community, providing a hands-on approach to physical therapy and wellness that is second to none.
Dr. Alex Gonzalez
Alex Gonzalez is the owner and Doctor of Physical Therapy at PARC. He continues to immerse himself into the wellness community and study his practice to make sure he is always up to date with the latest events, wellness trends and physical therapy techniques. He is always thinking of ways to improve and grow PARC to better serve our community. Besides trying to provide a home where people can improve their overall wellness, he continues to follow his passion of providing hands on therapy. Known as the human pain killer, Dr. Gonzalez provides a fun experience for his patients where healing takes place.
Cindy is the office manager as well as the heart and soul of the PARC family. Her kind-hearted, and caring nature really shows as she greets clients with a warm smile. If you’ve had the pleasure of speaking with her, then you know exactly what we’re talking about here, she is truly one of a kind, and we are beyond blessed to have her as part of the PARC team. She is part of the dynamic wife-husband duo which continually strive to make your experience at PARC a memorable one.
Carlos De Armas
Physical Therapy Assistant and Massage Therapy Guru, Carlos is known for having strong and healing hands. With over a decade of experience doing massages, he is like the Mr. Miyagi of the human body. His passion and innate understanding of the human anatomy is why patients that have worked with him say it’s a magical experience.
Dr. Rob Harris
We are proud to announce that our very own intern passed his Boards and is now a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the latest addition to the PARC family. We couldn’t be more proud to have him as part of our team. His knowledge for human kinesiology, movement and performance, make him a perfect fit for PARC. We look forward to seeing him grow and excel as a practitioner.