Diagnosis and Treatment: Lumbar Spine and Pelvis
January 31, 2011 by Kimberly | 0 Comments
On January 15 and 16, 2011, Carrie and I attended an advanced course on the diagnosis and treatment of the lumbar spine and pelvis to manage lower back pain. The course, instructed by Gavin Hamer P.T, Dip M.T., provided an evidence based approach to manual and exercise therapy for specific back conditions such as disc derangement, stenosis and instability. 
Treatment for Scoliosis and Kyphosis
January 28, 2011 by Kimberly | 0 Comments
In November, 2010 I attended a two week intensive physical therapy course for the treatment of scoliosis and kyphosis. The course, 3-D Treatment of Scoliosis from the Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy School (BSPTS), was taught by Beth Janssen, P.T. and Patti Orthwein, P.T. at their practice in Wisconsin. Our group of ten physical therapists was the first class to be certified in the United States; up until this past year training in BSPTS method had only been available in Spain.
I was especially inspired by the stories of four young girls who traveled to the Wisconsin clinic from Long Island, New York. The girls were taught how to manage their scoliosis using specific therapeutic exercises, targeted breathing and muscle activation techniques. Each girl went home with an custom exercise program to improve her posture and spinal alignment. This treatment method provides a non-surgical option for those diagnosed with scoliosis, and I am excited to offer this program for children and adults. For more information please contact us at 305.528.1795.

Scoliosis Therapy Course

Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy School, Class of 2010, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Welcome Carrie De Chiara, MSPT
January 27, 2011 by Kimberly | 0 Comments
Carrie De Chiara Physical Therapist and Pilates PractitionerTransform Physical Therapy & Pilates welcomes Carrie De Chiara to our team. Carrie is an outstanding physical therapist certified in Pilates rehabilitation and fitness. Transform can now offer more one-to-one treatment and Pilates training during prime morning hours.

About Carrie De Chiara, MSPT
Carrie earned her Masterʼs of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Touro College in NYC and has been practicing rehabilitation since 2000. In 2005 Carrie became certified in Pilates by the Pilates Institute of America. Two years later she completed the transitional training program with Polestar Pilates. Carrieʼs orthopedic specialties include spine rehabilitation, prenatal and postpartum care, Craniosacral therapy and somatoemotional release.