(4 years Bachelor’s degree) + (3-year Doctoral degree) = Doctor of Physical Therapy. From starting kindergarten to graduating with a doctorate degree, we spend 20 years in school, and that’s not including yearly continuing education courses!
A comprehensive study of healthcare providers found that a physical therapist’s knowledge of the musculoskeletal system is second only to a specialized orthopedic physician’s.
Along with extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, we specialize in the kinesiology, the study of our body as a dynamic and biomechanically moving system, functioning in synergy to perform everything from daily activities, to elite athletic competition.
We can see what is going on. Physical therapists are educated in differential diagnosis, and can properly diagnose and direct you to the appropriate healthcare provider, if it falls outside of our scope of practice.
Numerous studies show physical therapy is more effective and less expensive than medical care or surgery, and delivers longer lasting results.
Each visit will be One-on-One with an experienced, licensed physical therapist who is a board-certified specialist. Every time. Period.
Continuing education is the constant focus and forms the foundation of our evidence-enhanced practice. Once a nerd, always a nerd.
We have been doing this for a long time, to be exact since 1996. Many people have been referred by their physician to Carina. Maybe your neighbor would know us?
We are located in Coral Gables in close proximity to Coconut Grove, South Miami, Little Havana, Pinecrest, and Downtown Miami.