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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  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  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  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

    5 star review  Carmine is the absolute best! I had a torn meniscus that was crippling and was facing surgical repair, but decided to try PT first. After several months working with Carmine, my knee was dramatically better and the surgeon agreed that a surgical procedure was unnecessary. Today, my range of motion in the knee is much better than even before the torn meniscus and I don’t even think about it anymore. Thanks, Carmine, for giving me back an active lifestyle.

    thumb Ray Jefferies
    September 9, 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