Samuel J. Hess, MD Orthopedic Surgeon and Founder of Rehab in Motion

Samuel J. Hess, MD

Samuel Hess, MD is an attending orthopedic surgeon, specializing in surgery of the spine, with Advanced Orthopedic Center in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda Florida. He serves as Medical Director of the Spine and Orthopedic Center of Fawcett Memorial Hospital In Port Charlotte. Dr. Hess is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Temple Medical School, and completed his orthopedic residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then finished his training with a Spine Fellowship at the Maryland Spine and Scoliosis Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore MD, under world-renowned surgeon Paul C. McAfee MD.

Dr. Hess serves on the advisory boards of many spine implant companies and a national tissue bank. He is active in developing new technology for the advancement of spine surgery and holds patents for these as well. Dr. Hess frequently lectures nationally and teaches new technology for surgery to Orthopedic and Neurosurgeons.

Dr. Hess has a special interest in Rehabilitation for Orthopedic and Spine patients and has been interested in transforming the current system to make Therapy accessible to all.

He is a tireless patient advocate and volunteers his time to patients without means or access to Orthopedic and Spine care.

Jim McLoughlin, MD Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-Founder of Rehab In Motion

Jim McLoughlin, MD

James McLoughlin, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery and general orthopedics at Southern Orthopedic Specialists and Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. He is Co-Director of the Spine Surgery program at Gulf Coast Medical Center and a member of the surgical quality improvement committee. He is an instructor for multiple physician assistant programs.

He received a BS in marine engineering from USMMA and then an MS in nuclear engineering from MIT. Dr. McLoughlin completed his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then furthered his training with an internship and orthopedic residency program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, finishing as chief resident in his last year. He then completed 4 years of active duty in the US Navy as an orthopedic surgeon, with three of the four years as director of orthopedic surgery services for the US Navy in Newport Rhode Island. Subsequently, he completed spinal surgery fellowship training in spinal reconstructive surgery at St. Joseph's Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland.

During his time on active duty, Dr. McLoughlin served as an orthopedic trauma surgeon on board the USNS Comfort immediately following 9/11 in New York City and then again on the USNS Comfort in 2003 in the Persian Gulf (off the Coast of Iraq) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Julie Price DPT Physical Therapist and Certified Sports Trainer

Julie Price

Ms. Price has a Doctoral degree in Spinal Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami.

Ms. Price has worked with several collegiate sports teams and has more than 10 years of experience in rehabilitation of athletes and post operative patients of all ages.

Graeme McMeekan President and CEO of Rehab in Motion

Graeme McMeekan

Mr. McMeekan founded RPM Surgical Services LLC in September of 2011. RPM Surgical Services LLC is a medical device distribution company servicing southwest Florida. Mr. McMeekan, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Business at Auckland University; Auckland, New Zealand. Mr. McMeekan returned to the United States and spent the next 19 years in Medical Sales with DePuy Spine, a Johnson and Johnson company, and Exactech Spine.

From 2006-2011 Mr. McMeekan was the Vice President of Sales for Exactech Spine, a Division of Exactech Inc. a publicly traded company based in Gainesville, Florida. He was instrumental in the design, recruitment of Surgeon consultants and the recent release of five major Spine 510k products for the company in 2011.

In 1993, Mr. McMeekan joined Johnson and Johnson and for the next 14 years developed a strong network with Orthopedic and Neuro Spine Surgeons, CEO's and CFO's of Hospital Administration throughout the Eastern United States. Mr. McMeekan has extensive Management experience in Spine and Biologics technology and Sales. He has the conceptual ability to understand markets trends, both Domestic and International, the creativity to develop and implement new programs and structures, and the tenacity to drive sales. These skills were achieved by building a major Spine franchise to $500 million in sales over a 14 year timeframe. The medical sales knowledge, skills gained in building distribution networks, employee management and developing sales personnel, have all contributed his expertise in medical sales industry.

Mr. McMeekan has been recognized in the 2010 Cambridge Who's Who, and has also been recognized as the exceptional professional in his field of expertise. Mr. McMeekan is an active member of his local St. Agnes Catholic Church, a Cub Scout leader and a soccer and basketball coach for Girls Youth Spirit teams in his local community.