Physical Therapy

Welcome to the Advanced Holistic Center, your destination for personalized physical therapy in Sunny Isles Beach and Brickell.

Physical therapy (PT) relieves pain, helping patients to move and function better. Our therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and education. We focus on orthopedic injury, sports rehabilitation, Pilates training, and therapy before and after surgery. Patients learn to prevent or manage the conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform daily activities. We examine each individual and develop a full-body plan of care that improves movement, reduces pain and inflammation, restores function, expands the range of motion, and prevents disability. PTs also can prevent the loss of mobility or injury before they occur. Whether you are seeking care for a conservative injury, before or after surgery, or wanting to enhance your wellness and performance, physical therapy can get you back to doing what you love.


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Discover the transformative power of physical therapy (PT) with our experienced team. At Advanced Holistic Center, we focus on relieving pain, improving movement, and enhancing overall well-being. Whether you're recovering from surgery, dealing with an orthopedic injury, or looking to optimize your wellness and performance, our skilled therapists are here to guide you every step of the way.

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Our Approach to Physical Therapy

At Advanced Holistic Center, our physical therapists are movement experts. We employ a comprehensive approach, combining prescribed exercises, hands-on care, and education. Specializing in orthopedic injury, sports rehabilitation, Pilates training, and pre/post-surgery therapy, we help patients manage conditions, prevent injuries, and regain functionality.

Our Services Include

Physical Therapy

 

Medical Massage

 

Schroth Method

 

Therapeutic Exercises

Injuries and Conditions We Treat

Our licensed PTs specialize in orthopedic and sports-related injuries. From shoulders to feet, we offer one-on-one attention and tailor treatment plans to your unique needs. Common focus areas include muscle sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, and rehabilitation after joint replacement or arthroscopic surgery. Explore our expertise in Pilates-based rehabilitation, scoliosis management using the Schroth method, and sports specialties.

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Manual Therapy For Pain Relief

While integration of tui na with modern medicine may appear challenging due to their enormous differences in traditions, because acupuncture has become increasingly wider accepted, it has also become part of integrative medicine. Acupuncture and tui na share the same traditional Chinese medical approach, and similar angles of integration that work for acupuncture should work for tui na. Also, similarly to physical therapy, tui na is often tightly connected to therapeutic exercises. Tui na is almost as flexible as acupuncture and can be used for treatment of many conditions. At the same time, while tui na includes cervical manual therapy (tui na or manual therapy for neck pain) and even includes bone-setting techniques, there is no Asian manual therapy for the cervical spine. Tui na’s goal is similar to that of acupuncture to influence the healing of the cervical spine by improving the blood and vital energy (qi) in the area, rather than manipulate the bones directly. A similar approach is true in the treatment of knee joints: the knee treatment is holistic rather than direct, because when the knee joint is inflamed, treating it directly with manual therapy can increase the inflammation and, consequently, the knee pain.

Benefits Of Manual Therapy

Benefits Of Manual Therapy

Manual therapy for low back pain is also treated holistically, so the body itself would heal the lower back pain. It is achieved through the stimulation of local and distal points. While some points decrease lower back pain, other points would help to balance the functions of internal organs and resolve low back pain indirectly. A similar approach is used for manual therapy for sciatica, where palpation of the painful area is crucial for diagnostic purposes, to identify the most painful points, which are then addressed in tui na treatment.
Manual therapy for shoulder pain in traditional Chinese medicine would address the shoulder more, but still the joint itself is not treated directly, but rather a stimulation of the points in the surrounding tissues and the points on the torso, ears, scalp, and/or extremities that can decrease shoulder pain. In the vast majority of tui na treatments, no matter what area is troubling the patient, visceral manual therapy is the central focus. As surprising as it may seem, but the pain in the knees or lower back, for example, can be a manifestation of organ imbalance (in this case, kidneys may be involved), and sometimes when patients receive such a holistic treatment, other health issues can decrease, such as insomnia or fatigue if kidneys are the culprit.

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What Is Schroth Physical Therapy for Scoliosis?

One of the first components of Schroth physical therapy for scoliosis involves educating patients and ensuring that they understand the precise 3D presentation of scoliosis in their bodies. Using the patient’s radiological findings and clinical presentations, the therapist teaches them where their curve is and explains which structures of the body are involved and how. Treatment and corrective exercises are customized to each patient based on their curve type.

Once patients understand precisely where their scoliosis is, our therapists follow general principles of correction to improve alignment. Schroth physical therapy exercises focus on elongation, expansion, and de-rotation to strengthen the spine and the muscles in the back.

How Does The Schroth<br />
Method Work?

How Does The Schroth
Method Work?

We also educate patients on postural awareness. Practitioners use mirrors when teaching postural awareness, so patients more clearly understand their goals. We remind patients to check their posture many times per day in an effort to restore spinal alignment.

The general principles of scoliosis correction include four phases:

  • Phase 1: The stable 3D postural correction technique teaches patients how to self-elongate and reach optimal 3D trunk and spinal alignment.
  • Phase 2: The expansion technique reshapes the body by expanding collapsed areas through breathing mechanics.
  • Phase 3: Expansion, tension, and pressure techniques enhance muscle activation.
  • Phase 4: Integration techniques teach patients how to integrate what they learned into their activities of daily living.

Meet Dr. Elena Vaynshtok, DPT

At Advanced Holistic Center, located in New York City’s financial district, Dr. Elena Vaynshtok, DPT offers a safe, non-invasive, conservative, treatment for treating scoliosis in children and adults: the Schroth physical therapy method.
Schroth physical therapy for scoliosis teaches patients how to adopt an improved posture and how to develop strength and healthy habits to maintain that posture in their daily life. It involves cognitive, sensory-motor, and kinesthetic training to teach patients to improve their 3D posture and shape.

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Therapeutic Exercises

Probably, everybody knows that lack of movement leads to numerous health problems. At the same time, doing physical activities that you enjoy the most in the gym can put too much strain on certain areas of the body while neglecting others. Developing a specific strategic approach to your therapeutic activities, however, can be done in a number of different ways.

The Benefits Of<br />
Therapeutic Exercises

The Benefits Of
Therapeutic Exercises

To an observer, Qigong may not seem like exercise at all. This method’s practitioners can stay minutes in one position without movements. But Qigong can be used for developing strength as well as endurance. The main goal of Qi Gong is to harmonize breathing and different body postures, and research has shown that its exercises can have positive effects on many health issues including cancer, cardiopulmonary diseases, hypertension, infectious diseases, movement disorder, and fibromyalgia (Dong, Chang & Chen, 2016).

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Pilates For Rehabilitation

Patients have the option to utilize Pilates-based principles, administered by a certified Pilates practitioner and doctor of physical therapy. Our PTs are trained through Polestar, an international authority in Pilates education. Pilates principles increase your body awareness, balance, control, efficiency, concentration, confidence, and ability to perform daily activities with stability, breath, flexibility, and strength. Pilates adapted for rehabilitation works across patient groups, as exercises can be tailored to any fitness level. The gentle, low-impact movements are ideal for those recovering from injury, orthopedic surgery, chronic pain, scoliosis, and more. Pilates focuses on developing core strength, increasing flexibility, improving posture and alignment, reducing stress, and enhancing sports performance, all crucial to injury rehabilitation and prevention. If you are suffering from muscle aches and joint pains, Pilates treatment may be right for you. By training the body as a whole rather than isolating individual muscles, you will improve overall movement, develop a mind-body connection, and significantly enhance your life.

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Can Scoliosis Be Corrected?

Can Scoliosis Be Corrected?

Yes, scoliosis can be managed and improved through physical therapy. Our expertise includes the Schroth method, a three-dimensional approach to elongate the trunk and rectify spinal imbalances. Through specific exercises, breathing techniques, and postural training, the Schroth method strengthens inner ribcage muscles, modifies trunk shape, and corrects spinal abnormalities. While severe cases may require additional interventions, many patients experience significant benefits from this specialized approach.

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Your Path to Wellness

Whether you’re seeking relief from pain, recovering from surgery, or aiming to enhance your overall wellness, Advanced Holistic Center is your partner on the journey to a healthier, more active life. Schedule your appointment today and experience the holistic approach to physical therapy.
Contact us to take the next step on your path to wellness.

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