Meet the Santiago Family

Santiago Therapy Center is a rehabilitation facility that specializes in physical therapy for clients, ranging in age from pediatric to geriatric, throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Dr. Jose A. Santiago, (h.c.) MS, RPT, CFS

President and Chief Physical Therapist

More than 25 years ago, Dr. Jose Santiago, (h.c.) MS, RPT, CFS, built a family-owned practice that became the foundation for Santiago Therapy Center. Through integrity and consistently caring for his patient’s best results, the clinic has grown to address the changing needs of the community. With the addition of pediatric services and a major expansion of facility and treatment areas, Santiago Therapy Center is able to provide the best in post-rehabilitation services to patients of all ages suffering from injury or disease to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities.

Glyssel S. Copper, M.B.A.

Glyssel S. Copper, M.B.A.

Director of Operations

Glyssel was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Tampa, FL. She graduated from The University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Organizational Communication and a Minor in Marketing. In 2005, she pursued her Masters in Business Administration and graduated from The University of Phoenix in 2007. 

Jose A. Santiago Jr., PTA

Jose A. Santiago Jr., PTA

Clinical Director

Jose Jr. was born and raised in Tampa, FL. In 2005 he enlisted with the United States Army with the Preventive Medicine Unit, served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007 as a Preventive Medicine Specialist and finished his tour as an E5. In 2009 Jose Jr. began his studies in Physical Therapy and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Physical Therapy Assisting from South University.

Vanessa L. Santiago, BSW

Vanessa L. Santiago, BSW

Front Desk Manager

Vanessa was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from The University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Social Work. Vanessa is passionate about helping, empowering, and motivating others.

Pediatric Therapist

Pediatric Therapist

Pediatric Division