Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy 

In-office visit:

 

Monday  7-7 pm

Tuesday 7-7 pm

Wednesday 7-7 pm

Thursday 7-7 pm

Friday 7-7 pm

Saturday 7-1 pm

Sunday  Closed

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813-803-7070

Acceptable Payment Options -

  • Private Pay

  • Credit Card 

  • Medicare, Tricare (available soon)

  • Health Savings Account (HSA) - Reimbursement 100%

  • Out of Network - Reimbursement up to 70%

Although Physical Therapists are known to be the experts in treating injuries, you DO NOT need to be injured to benefit from physical therapy (PT). Physical therapists are also experts in analyzing and correcting movement and balance, injury prevention, and evaluating dysfunction.

 

We can help people move better, feel better, and recover from injuries and surgeries faster. We are also able to analyze movements in sports, such as your running mechanics or your golf or tennis swing in order to avoid injury and maximize performance. We can also help people reach their performance or fitness goals in a safer, faster way using our integrated approach.

 

Get a mind over matter mindset with an I CAN attitude.

Common Conditions that Warrant Physical Therapy

·        Back and neck pain

·        Amputation

·        Spinal cord injury

·        Sports injury

·        Musculoskeletal pain

·        Fibromyalgia

·        Post-surgical Rehabilitation

·        Physical and aquatic therapy alternatives to surgery

·        Daily aches and pains

·        Osteoarthritis

·        Balance deficits

·        Pediatric Pain

·        Joint Replacements

·        Joint Dysfunction

 

 

Rehabilitation is used to DECREASE pain and stiffness, IMPROVE motion coordination, INCREASE range of motion and strength, MOBILIZE joints, and RELEASE contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia.​  Learn more about some of our techniques.  

 

Can't make it into the office?  Don't let that stop you, Dr. Leiva, DPT, FNS, CPT offers telehealth virtual sessions.  Call Now to schedule 813.803.7070

You can heal. We can help.

Neubie

by NeuFit

NEUBIE is NeuFit’s patented electrical stimulation device. It is an acronym for “NEURO-BIO-ELECTRIC STIMULATOR,” and is FDA-cleared. The Neubie has unique effects on the body's tissues to promote healing, and it has unique effects on the nervous system that allows therapists to provide a meaningful dose of neuromuscular re-education. 

We believe that the most powerful and transformative way to help people recover from the pain and injury & optimize performance is to focus on the nervous system.

We work with athletes who are looking to recover faster from injury or surgery, neurological patients looking to restore lost function, and busy people who want a more efficient, effective, and sustainable approach to fitness. 

IASTM

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) is a new range of tool which enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction. 

The technique itself is used to treat musculoskeletal conditions through the skin.  IASTM is a procedure that is rapidly growing in popularity due to its effectiveness and efficiency while remaining non-invasive, with its own indications and limitations.

Neuromuscular Reeducation

When nerves or muscles experience damage or injury resulting from trauma and various medical and neurological conditions, muscle movement patterns can be negatively affected. Neuromuscular re-education is one method used by physical therapists to facilitate the return of normal movement in patients with neuromuscular impairments.​

Neuromuscular reeducation represents a series of therapeutic techniques to restore the normal function of nerves and muscles to include movement, balance, coordination, decreased kinesthetic sense, and impaired proprioception.

Biofeedback

Our technique can help you gain more control over normally involuntary functions. Biofeedback therapy is used to help prevent or treat conditions, including migraine headaches, chronic pain, incontinence, and high blood pressure.

Electrodes/sensors send signals to a monitor, which displays a sound, flash of light, or image that represents your heart and breathing rate, blood pressure, skin temperature, sweating, or muscle activity.

Posture Analysis

A client’s posture provides much information regarding the natural state of their tissues. Through postural analysis, it is possible to determine which areas of their body are under more strain than others, and which muscle groups are causing this strain.  99% of the population has some type of alignment deficiencies when you scan from the head to the heart, hip, and then heels.

Joint Mobilization

Joint mobilization is a manual therapy intervention, a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint.  It is usually aimed at a 'target' synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect.  When applied to the spine, it is known as spinal mobilization.

Seeing a physical therapist at the onset of diagnosis can help create a plan to maintain essential physical functions so that physical function stays stronger for longer. Once any physical symptoms like stiffness or balance issues arise, seeing a physical therapist can help improve those symptoms.​

Gait Training

After sustaining an injury, especially to the spinal cord or brain, the process of re-learning how to walk can be difficult and should be done under the supervision of a physical therapist knowledgeable in ways to use all your senses to maintain your balance and equilibrium while using your energy efficiently to increase your standing and walking tolerance.

Gait training is training your ability to stand and walk through different neuromuscular systems: balance, coordination, activation of specific muscles, timing and pattern of walk.

Stroke

Rehabilitation

The life led prior to the stroke, the nature of the stroke, and its effects all play a part in defining the patient’s rehabilitative needs. 

Stroke therapy at The ExerScience Center is designed to help our patients regain movement, relearn daily tasks, build confidence, self-esteem, and develop coping strategies for adjusting to disability.

Dry Needling

With dry needling physical therapy, very fine needles are inserted into a painful and knotted muscle. This creates a local twitching reflex, which is therapeutic since it breaks the pain cycle.

Research shows that this procedure decreases chemical irritation and muscle contraction, while in the meantime improves flexibility, thus relieving pain.

Soft Tissue Mobilization

Soft tissue mobilization is a form of manual physical therapy where your licensed physical therapist uses hands-on techniques on your muscles, ligaments, and fascia with the goal of breaking adhesions and optimizing your muscle function.

Goals of Soft Tissue Mobilization:

  • Break down or reduce adhesions

  • Improve range of motion

  • Lengthen muscles and tendons

  • Reduce swelling and edema

  • Decrease pain

  • Restore functionality

PNF Stretching

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching is currently the fastest and most effective way known to increase static-passive flexibility and increasing range of motion. 

 

PNF is an advanced form of flexibility training, which involves both the stretching and contracting of the muscle group being targeted which also improves muscular strength.

Kinesio Taping

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.

Specialized in

Parkinson's

Physical Therapy is beneficial for anyone but especially those individuals diagnosed with Parkinsons disease. Sometimes the body and mind have a disconnect and it takes the right therapist, the right rhythm, and a supportive atmosphere to not only prevent further decline but to restore function, coordination, and mobility. 

 

THE EXERSCIENCE CENTER

24706 State Rd. 54

Lutz, Fl. 33559

(813) 803.7070

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