We know you have a choice in therapy service providers and finding the right team is important to both you and your loved one. You need a team you can trust, one that will not only provide you with therapy services but respect, courtesy and compassion. Surrounding yourself with the right team of therapists allows you to make a better informed decision about your care. Functional Transformation has a great team to help you with your rehabilitation. Our therapists understand and are highly trained to work with you in designing the most personalized, effective therapy plan to get you back to better health.
We are committed to providing personalized care you deserve right here in our clinic in Sarasota, Florida.
Our therapists are trained and certified in:
Lymphedema usually causes swelling in the arms and legs, but can occur in other parts of the body such as the face, neck, arm, breast, chest wall and sometimes inside of the mouth and/or throat (intra-oral). Although there are many different conditions that could cause Lymphedema, it is most often seen after lymph node surgery, cancer surgery (radiation) to the lymph nodes. The good news is that Lymphedema therapy can help with reducing and managing the swelling.
One thing to keep in mind is, at this time, there is no cure for lymphedema and therapy helps you to face the daily challenges associated with lymphedema and to live your best life. Lymphedema therapy has different options for patients that could involve manual lymphatic drainage (light pressure massage of the affected area) exercises, compression bandages or even a pneumatic compression device depending on the patient’s diagnosis.
Causes and risk factors for lymphedema include:
Breast, head and neck, skin, pelvic, or prostate surgery, including the removal of lymph nodes, often followed by radiation or chemotherapy which can cause increased inflammation in the body and a heavier load on the lymphatic system.
Traumatic injuries to the skin including burns, crushing injuries, surgical incisions, and scar tissue can damage or slow the lymph system.
Severe infection, obesity, cardiac problems (especially congestive heart failure), vascular issues, and kidney disease can all cause lymphedema and require help to remove.
Our Physical Therapists use the latest techniques to help speed your recovery and get you back to enjoying life. Usually required after a major illness or surgery, PT helps to decrease pain, improve ROM (range of motion), and increase strength, balance, and endurance.
To qualify for PT services, you must receive a prescription for rehab from your physician. We will create an individualized program of care for you based on your specific needs which may include several types of therapies.
An Occupational Therapist helps people to improve their daily activities which can include things like eating, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, and grooming. Our goal is to get you back to doing the things you could do before your injury or illness. We understand that each patient is unique and we will develop a program specifically for you and your individual needs.
Functional Transformation provides you with options for Parkinson’s therapy. Our therapists are certified in LSVT BIG and PRW Moves.
LSVT BIG is a therapy that includes 16 sessions that will help increase the patient’s mobility and speed. Parkinson’s patients experience a reduction in the size of their movements and an increase in the time it takes them to accomplish tasks, such as putting on a coat. This therapy can help to make their movements more fluid, bigger, and faster giving the patient the confidence he/she needs to get out of the house and enjoy life.
PWR! Moves are designed to help slow, stop, or even reverse symptoms of Parkinson’s. The four basic moves can be done lying, sitting, or standing and can be made progressively more challenging so that the patient continues to see improvement over time.
It’s never too late to start therapy for Parkinson’s, but If you or a loved one have had a Parkinson’s diagnosis, why wait until symptoms have progressed further to seek help? Give us a call today to get started with a proven treatment plan that can change your life for the better.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is a condition that can affect both men and women. It occurs when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weak or unable to properly support the pelvis. This can lead to problems with urination, sexual function, and bowel movements. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be caused by childbirth, surgery, aging, or other factors. Treatment may involve physical therapy, lifestyle changes, or medication.
Bowel and bladder function are essential for overall health and well-being. However, many people experience problems with these functions due to pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be caused by a variety of factors, including psychological factors and musculoskeletal problems. It is possible that you have never heard of physical therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction, but if you experience problems in either of these areas, a physical therapist may be just what you need.
Functional Transformation proudly serves the Sarasota community and surrounding communities of Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice, Englewood, North Port, and Punta Gorda.
Get back to living your best life possible and take control of your health and wellness today! Request an appointment by contacting our office staff to schedule your initial consultation.
We are located in the Live Oak Office Center
2201 Cantu Ct. Suite 109Sarasota, Fl. 34232
If you are a new patient, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to complete registration forms and a health history. Please have your insurance information available when you come in for your appointment.
Areas ServicedSarasota, Venice, Port Charlotte, Englewood, Osprey, Nokomis, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Fruitville, Siesta Key, North Port, Manasota Key, Punta Gorda, Rotonda West