Appointments

877.463.2010

Request an Appointment

Questions

866.293.7866

Contact us with Questions

International: + 001 954.659.5080

Expand Content

Physical Therapy

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Physical Therapy provides the highest caliber clinical care in South Florida combined with compassion and a progressive attitude towards rehabilitation and overall wellness. Located at the new Krupa Center in Weston, Broward County, our facility offers modern equipment in a comfortable, friendly environment.

Our highly skilled team of physical therapists works closely with experts from other departments to address each patient’s unique physical, psychological, emotional, and social issues due to aging, injury, or disease. Our goal is to help each patient achieve maximum physical function and quality of life.

Our physical therapy team includes:

Schedule an appointment at Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Physical Therapy online or by calling 877.463.2010.

 

Sports Injuries

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Physical Therapy is South Florida’s premier destination for the comprehensive rehabilitation of sports related conditions. Our staff provides professional, amateur and recreational athletes a wide range of expertise and services for sports injury and performance concerns and conditions.

As part of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, our team of licensed physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, certified athletic trainers, certified strength and conditioning specialists and exercise physiologists offers a multidisciplinary approach to treat the full range of sports injuries. Our goal is to restore the athletes’ health and performance levels, and return them to competition.

What types of sports do you offer therapy for?
We assist patients returning to a variety of athletic activities following a sporting injury.

Who is sports rehabilitation for?
Our staff treats the full range of orthopaedic problems. Sports physical therapists and athletic trainers provide expertise that allows athletes and fitness enthusiasts to resume pre-injury fitness program.

What does sports rehabilitation involve?
Acute symptom management, flexibility, strengthening, balance and coordination exercises to ensure safe return to sport activity. We cater to athletes of all ages ranging from weekend warriors to elite athletes.  Treatment programs are tailored to a client’s specific needs, utilizing a evidence-based approach.

If your illness or sports injury requires surgery, your physical therapists can arrange easy access for your surgical care. Specially trained physicians from Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Orthopaedics are available to provide expert diagnosis, second opinions and radiologic studies.

How long will sports rehabilitation take?
The length of rehabilitation varies based on each individual needs and progress. There can be various phases of rehabilitation that vary. Factors that influence the length of time in rehabilitation include:

  • Level and type of injury
  • Cause of injury
  • Type and degree of any resulting impairments
  • Wound healing and pain management
  • Progress towards functional goals
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Physical therapists at Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Physical Therapy provide a continuum of care for patients with both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. These may include joint and muscular pain as a result of injury, disease, or degenerative processes.

Who is orthopaedic rehabilitation for?
Our staff treats the full range of orthopaedic problems, including:

  • Back and neck pain /problems
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain/problems
  • Foot and ankle pain/problems
  • Knee and hip pain/problems
  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Work-related injuries
  • Post operative rehabilitation from total joint replacements, soft tissue repair, arthroscopic surgery and fractures
  • Sports related injuries

What does orthopaedic rehabilitation involve?
A physical therapy evaluation is the first step in the rehabilitation process. The evaluation identifies areas of deficit, including strength, range of motion and functional abilities. An individualized treatment plan addresses areas of deficiency and aims to achieve the patient’s own goals for treatment. Treatment plans may include:

  • Pain reduction/management through the use of modalities (cryotherapy iontophoresis and manual techniques)
  • Low level laser treatment
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Restoration of motion and strength through exercise
  • Education
  • Functional training

How long will orthopaedic rehabilitation take?
The length of rehabilitation will vary depending on when therapy is initiated, the severity of symptoms and the patient’s goals for rehabilitation. Therapy services are often coordinated with any ongoing medical treatment prescribed by your treating physician. A typical frequency may be two to three times per week and could last for several weeks or a few months in order to maximize progress and functional outcomes.

What type of recovery/outcome can I expect from orthopaedic rehabilitation?
Treatment plans are designed to maximize your physical abilities in order to return to full functional, recreational and occupational activities.

Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Physical Therapy provides neuromuscular reeducation for those with specific injuries, such as bone fractures or muscle tears, or people with conditions like Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis. We also help those who want to improve their overall balance, strength or flexibility.

This program can help the individual with neurological deficits progress toward a more independent lifestyle. Our therapists specializing in neurological treatment are involved in research and stay abreast of current treatment approaches using evidence-based practices. We are able to address a wide variety of individual needs ranging from the person who requires assistance throughout the day, to the person ready to return to work.

Who is neuromuscular rehabilitation for?

Adults diagnosed with neurological diseases or conditions including but not limited to the following:

Services offered include:

  • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques
  • Coordination, gait and balance training

What does neuromuscular rehabilitation involve?

Our therapists evaluate the specific needs of the patient and select a technique or a combination of techniques to serve the individual’s needs. Techniques can include, but are not limited to the following: repetitive task practice, motor relearning, modified constraint-induced therapy, neuro-developmental treatment (NDT), Vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) exercises, Balance training and use of functional electrical stimulation. Below is a list of additional services each discipline can offer.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Gait analysis and training to promote improved skills for walking
  • Balance training (fall risk reduction)
  • Transfer training (sit to stand, bed mobility, wheelchair to bed or chair, floor to stand)
  • Equipment for mobility
  • Joint range of motion, strengthening and endurance
  • Orthotics management
  • Patient and family education

How long will neuromuscular rehabilitation take?

The length of neuromuscular rehabilitation varies by person and diagnosis. Typically, skilled therapy following a stroke will last between two to six months. Activities are then progressed to an independent routine to maintain gains achieved in the structured setting.

Spine Injury & Pain Rehabilitation

Back and neck pain are two of the most common causes of pain among adults. The majority of acute episodes of back and neck pain will resolve quickly and without persistent disability, yet pain of the back and neck can recur frequently and become persistent. Physical therapy has proved to be an effective noninvasive option for management of acute spinal disorders and prevention of recurrence of spinal disorders.

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Physical Therapy spine injury and pain rehabilitation services include a comprehensive evaluation, assessment of functional ability, and individualized treatment sessions designed to offer multiple therapeutic options.

Who is spine injury & back pain rehabilitation for?
Individuals with:

  • Acute or chronic back or neck pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Sacral dysfunctions
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sciatica

What does spine injury & back pain rehabilitation involve?
Our staff is trained in a diverse number of treatment approaches. Each rehabilitation plan is tailored to the patient's specific diagnosis, needs, and goals. All treatment sessions are provided in a one on one setting and may consist of the following:

  • Core stabilization exercises
  • Correction of body mechanics
  • Development of a home exercise program
  • Joint mobilization/manipulation
  • Postural correction
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Stretching/flexibility exercises
  • Cervical and Lumbar Mechanical Traction

How long will spine injury & back pain rehabilitation take?
The length of rehabilitation will vary depending on when therapy is initiated, the severity of symptoms and the patient’s goals for rehabilitation. Therapy services are often coordinated with any ongoing medical treatment prescribed by your treating physician. A typical frequency may be two to three times per week and could last for several weeks or a few months in order to maximize progress and functional outcomes.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Outpatient rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Physical Therapy consists of physical therapy programs. We treat patients of all ages with various injuries or functional deficits related to neurologic, cardiovascular and orthopedic pathology or dysfunction.

Manual Therapy

At Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Physical Therapy, we offer the skilled, clinical approach of manual therapy using hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat joint and soft tissue injuries  to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Increase range of motion
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Promote tissue repair
  • Facilitate movement
  • Improve overall function

Common manual therapy techniques include:

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Spinal and joint mobilization
  • Myofascial release
Therapeutic Exercise

At Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Physical Therapy, we offer guidance on a wide range of therapeutic exercises, including:

  • Progressive resistive exercises
  • Core stability
  • Range of Motion (ROM) exercises/ stretches
Therapeutic Modalities
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Iontophoresis
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Low-level laser treatment
  • Biofeedback
  • Cervical and lumbar mechanical traction
Ergonomics, Body Mechanics & Postural Education

Ergonomics, Body Mechanics, and Postural Education are assessed during the initial physical therapy evaluation and throughout treatment for patients with work-related injuries and back pain. Gait mechanics are also assessed for orthopedic or neurological patients. 

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation: addresses vertigo, balance and dizziness.
  • Sport Specific Rehabilitation and Training
  • Health, Wellness and Fitness Education

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Physical Therapy uses a broad range of evidence-based exercise and other interventions to promote optimal physical and social well being.

Outpatient (Krupa Center)

  • Tracy Smith, MSPT, Director of Physical Therapy
  • Damion Salmon, PT, DPT
  • Nenette Castellon, PT
  • Kristen Miller, PT
  • Serge Philips, MPT
  • Marie Lourdes Salvador, PT
  • Nora Tang, PT
  • Jillian Reyes, PT, DPT
  • Jasmani Cata, MPT
  • Melanie Marriot, PT, DPT
  • Martina Alfonso, PT, DPT
  • Beverly Monahan, PTA
  • Yvonne Tatasciore, PTA
  • Cherdan Wilson, PTA
  • Jeff Mangus, ATC, LAT, ROT
  • Adrian Castillo, Rehab Tech

Inpatient (Hospital)

  • Sherwin Chang, MPT
  • Francia Meyerson, PT
  • Parvaneh Safari, PT, DPT
  • Sandra Flint, PT
  • Jose Martinez, PT
  • Carola Canessa, PT
  • Ada Gonzalez, PT
  • Tina Gutierrez, PT, DPT
  • Sheana Garbutt, PT, DPT
  • Melissa Pratt, PT, DPT
  • Marc Goldstein, PT
  • Alicia Morgan, PT
  • Marzena Markowska, PTA
    • For more information or to schedule appointments, we can be reached at:

      Krupa Center
      3250 Meridian Parkway
      Weston, FL 33331
      Phone: 954.659.5370
      Fax: 954.659.5371