Over 25 Years of

Dedicated Expertise

At Sports Injury & Physical Therapy in Tampa Bay, FL, our experienced team is committed to helping you enjoy an active and pain-free life. Our specialized treatment options and state-of-the-art equipment will help you manage pain, recover from injury, and get back to the activities you love.

 

Our highly qualified team includes three licensed physical therapists, is headed by Carmine J. Chioccariello, PT, who brings over 25 years of dedicated care and experience to the office.

 

Your wellbeing is always our top priority, and we understand that every patient requires specialized care to feel their best. Our talented team works closely with all of our patients to effectively alleviate pain and create custom treatment plans that work.

 

Get in touch today if you’re ready to say goodbye to pain and recover from injury. Give us a call at 727-308-5446 to learn more about how we can tailor our rehabilitation plans to your needs.

Personal Attention & Patient Focused

Our staff embraces the American Physical Therapy Association’s high standards and mission: “Prevent injury, impairment, fundamental limitations, and quality of life in all age populations.” Our patient’s long term well-being comes first. We achieve this through compassionate care and attention, respect for the patient and their injury, and understanding of the patient’s pain or disability“

What Makes The Center Unique?

The combination of a warm encouraging atmosphere, state-of-the art equipment together with a caring, welcoming staff makes Sports Injury and Physical Therapy special. This nurturing environment increases motivation and shortens recovery time.

 

The therapy staff includes three highly credentialed, licensed physical therapists; one licensed physical therapy assistant; a licensed massage therapist; a team of therapy aides; and friendly, efficient front office personnel.

 

The center’s comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation programs include personalized services designed to assist people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly, as well as many professional athletes (PGA Tour, Major League Baseball, NFL, Olympic swimmers, professional wrestlers).

 

 

 

 

 

Get Our Services

The center’s comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation programs include personalized services designed to assist people of all period after ages.

MEET CARMINE!

Carmine has an impressive career in sports rehabilitation spanning over 25 years of hands-on experience, extensive training, and education.

 

Since founding Sports Injury and Physical Therapy in 1994, Carmine’s worked with more than 10,000 patients including some of Tampa Bay’s premiere athletes helping them back to an active, healthy and productive lifestyle.

 

“At the center, the patient and therapist become a committed partnership dedicated to healing,” says Carmine. “I’m here hands-on every day, encouraging my patients and therapists as they move down the road to recovery. Seeing the dedication, comraderie, and the patient’s enthusiastic progress towards wellness is the best part of my job.”

OUR MISSION

“Provide dedicated, quality care and positive reinforcement for all patients.”

AN IMPORTANT PART OF THERAPY

Before beginning the therapy program, patients get an easy-to-understand explanation of the evaluation and therapy process and how their program helps with injury or pain. 

 

 

Each patient’s program is based on three key elements: our evaluation; the doctor’s/therapist’s recommendations; and the patient’s needs/goals. As the patient progresses, his day-to-day treatment protocol is continually adjusted, as is the at-home therapy program.

 

Pain Relieving Modalities

The center uses a variety of the latest pain relief techniques such as manual mobilization, electrical stimulation, ultra sound, traction and iontophoresis.

Exercise Machines

Strengthening equipment and popular cardiovascular devices help the team match patient needs and abilities with recovery goals. The center incorporates equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, stairsteppers, upper and lower body bicycles and devices for balance and proprioceptive training.

Therapy Should Be Fun

The center provides educational charts, fitness and nutrition magazines, television and relaxing music to enhance the rehabilitation experience.

“Using the best tools is essential” says Carmine. “But the interpersonal component, positive reinforcement and constant encouragement, is equally important. We want our patients to enjoy their rehabilitation experience and get well at the same time. Patients are like our extended family. Many even become friends and keep in touch.”

PATIENT RESOURCES

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR OFFICE VISIT
  1. Referral From Physician
  2. Insurance Card
  3. Photo ID
WHAT TO BRING TO OFFICE VISIT IF CAR INJURY
  1. Name of Auto Insurance Company
  2. Date of Accident
  3. Claim Number
  4. Copy of Auto Insurance Card
  5. Attorney Information, if Applicable
WHAT TO BRING IF PATIENT IS MINOR

Please have a parent of guardian accompany the minor to their visit. However if a parent or guardian is unable to do so, please provide the office, at least 24 hours in advance, with a letter of consent to authorize treatment along with their client intake forms signed and dated.

Testimonials

  • 5 star review  Carmine is wonderful! I had knee meniscus surgery and he helped me recover very fast. He takes time to explain the therapy and goes out of his way to care for you. He is a very caring person and also knowledgeable in his trade. I would recommend it to anyone in need of therapy.

    thumb Marta Guzman
    September 14, 2021

    5 star review  In February 2021 I took a bad fall after a workout and sustained a bimalleolar ankle fracture. Being in the medical profession myself, I know that once you come out of a successful surgery it is crucial to have the proper physical therapy rehab.; Especially so, when you were physically active prior to surgery and are eager about getting back in the game. In my case it's my love of Tennis, Hiking and Bicycling.. Many PT environments are designed to catered to the masses and give you a one size fits all routine. Not the case at Sports Injury & Physical Therapy . Carmine has been a tremendous help in customizing a step by step treatment plan at a doable pace to get me back on the courts. I highly recommend Carmine, he not only has the educational background combined with years of experience in his field, but also the gift of looking at the whole body. Not just the injured sight so he can help facilitate flexibility & strength needed to meet your desired goal. One session with Carmine and you will see he truly cares about his patients overall well being as he brings his hardy laugh, sense of humor and personal coaching style to every treatment. I am grateful for his help so far and decided to write this recommendation so others may get the PT help they need from Carmine as well. ......Victoria Paradise LMT, CNMT

    thumb Victoria Paradise
    July 7, 2021

    5 star review  I was in a bad car accident. Carmine has been working with me on my back and neck. I have made great progress in both areas. Carmine is an extremely knowledgeable, professional,and empathetic physical therapist. I especially like how he works individually with me and continues to challenge me to improve. Carmine has helped me to have a better quality of life. Carmine's staff is also professional and caring

    thumb Janice Dice
    September 13, 2021
  • 5 star review  I first went to see Carmine back in 2006 after I tore my ACL in a sports injury. Carmine is extremely knowledgeable and pushed me to get healthy and strong, quickly, so I could get back on the soccer field. My knee was actually stronger coming out of physical therapy than it was before the injury. A few years later, I re-injured the same knee and I wouldn't see anyone else besides Carmine. Earlier this year (2021), I was in a car accident and was thrilled to see that Carmine was still in practice and had relocated to a closer location. I've been seeing Carmine for 4 weeks now and my back is feeling stronger than ever and he's even helped identify muscle groups that I should work on to improve my posture and strengthen some vulnerabilities that have developed over the years from playing sports to now working a desk job. I've had a lot of injuries over the years (due to sports) and due to living in multiple cities, I've had to work with other specialists and none of them have compared to the level of care that Carmine takes with his patients.

    thumb Michelle Marshall
    March 24, 2021

    5 star review  I am seeing Dr. Carmine for a torn triceps. This is not a common injury so I wanted to be diligent in choosing the right clinic for therapy. I 100% chose correctly with Dr. Carmine’s clinic. I called around and spoke to half a dozen clinics and when I spoke to Dr. Carmine’s last, I knew he was the one I wanted to see and help me rehab. Many healthcare providers with his level of experience may look at programming rehabilitation the way they’ve always done it… not Dr. Carmine. Even after all the years of experience, he is open-minded, stays on top of the latest and greatest techniques/therapeutics, and most importantly, has wonderful bedside manner. I 100% recommend Dr. Carmine. If you’re looking around, doing research on what clinic to use, give him and his team a call and ask questions. They are more than happy to answer! The team reflects Dr. Carmine’s attitude… Patient first.

    thumb Phillip Gisoldi
    September 13, 2021

    5 star review  Carmine is hands down the best PT in all of Saint Pete. Not that I have been to many, but, he is not only extremely knowledgeable and caring but his knowledge applied speaks for itself. His office is clean and inviting with a friendly atmosphere. The biggest plus aside from him actually helping to resolve the issues you may have is how much he cares. He takes the time to get to know you - not just how you function to understand how to help “fix” you but he also takes the time to get to know you personally. I highly recommend you visit Carmine if you are in need of a PT. If he can’t help you, I doubt anyone in the Tampa Bay Area can.

    thumb Claudia Aldama
    September 10, 2021

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