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Kioko is a unique specialty physical therapy practice in Boca Raton, FL that specializes in orthopaedics and manual therapy, the Schroth Method for scoliosis, vestibular and balance rehabilitation, and yoga therapy.

 

Sessions are all one on one, and are designed specific to each client’s individual needs and take the whole person into account, not just a body part.

 

Our success stems not just from unique and expert training in a specific field, but also from being fully present with each client and having a mindfulness and evidenced based practice approach at the core of what we do.

 

Our success stems not just from unique and expert training in a specific field, but also from being fully present with each client and having a mindfulness and evidenced based practice approach at the core of what we do.

“Pragnia” is a beautiful Sanskrit word that encapsulates this very approach. I love it, and it is the heart of how I do things.

Pragnia – It is the light of pure intelligence. It is whatever we bring our full attention to. It is practicing the skill of learning to see what we are looking at, and listen to what we are hearing so that we can get to the essence of understanding it.

WHO IS THIS PRACTICE FOR?

• Individuals with scoliosis and postural dysfunction.

• Individuals who want to get better the right way, the first time. No more wasted time going from therapist to therapist trying different approaches. We usually know within 3-4 visits if we are on track. In fact, I have a personal philosophy that I do not charge a session to someone if I cannot help them. That is why I only take on the cases with which I know I can significantly improve.

• Athletes for injury prevention and to establish musculoskeletal balance to keep them safe, strong, and injury-free.

Athletes who have had limited success at other clinics with “traditional” physical therapy – they come for the benefits of the LightCure Lightforce Laser, as well as a desire to integrate yoga for improved sport performance.

• Individuals with other orthopedic issues who have either had limited success in other clinics, or are seeking a private one on one approach that will get them better faster and without the ordinary hassles seen in most clinics.

• Individuals who are either new or experienced yogis, and want a safer and deeper understanding of practice; many of my clients come for a few sessions to learn how to design a practice that is right for their body, lifestyle, and emotional needs, taking almost an Ayurvedic approach.

• Individuals who are yoga practitioners but are either experiencing an injury that is not healing and need a boost to heal, or are recovering from an injury and want to learn how to safely return to their practice.

• Individuals who want to learn how to wisely and appropriately integrate mediation, breathing techniques, and yoga postures into their rehab program.

WHO IS THIS PRACTICE NOT APPROPRIATE FOR?

• If you are seeking purely physical therapy intervention and are a Medicare B participant/recipient, unfortunately current Medicare laws restrict me from providing physical therapy in a private pay model. I am legally able to integrate yoga therapy within a private pay model, but please know that that is unlikely to be eligible by insurance for any possible reimbursement.

 

• For clients needing therapy or wellness services outside of my scope of practice or specialty areas, I am grateful to have a solid list of exceptional therapists and colleagues to whom I refer, both locally as well as internationally. I am happy to facilitate those referrals to get you in with them as quickly as possible.

WHAT MAKES THIS PRACTICE SO UNIQUE?

• Each and every session is entirely 1:1. I spend a minimum of 1.5 – 2 hours with you at the initial consult. The evaluations are exquisitely thorough and treatments are always included in that time as well. I want to make sure that all questions are answered so that you feel inspired and enlightened and the plan of approach makes sense to all.

 

• My clinic is just the right size – not too big, not too small, and you are the only client working at your scheduled time. That means there is no client overlap or “double booking” as in most other clinics. Each person has my undivided attention and the opportunity for distractions is absolutely minimized.

 

• Interventions, treatment and outcomes are practical, functional, and efficient. I do things very differently than in standard physical therapy clinics – you will not find E-stim, ultrasound or weight machines here. I believe the body has the capacity to heal itself with minimal external equipment. The equipment that I do have ranges from state of the art, such as the LightCure Lightforce Class IV medical therapy laser, to super simple things such as physioballs, theraband, sliders, and using walls, straps, kinesiotape (KT Tape), and blocks to better one’s proprioceptive and kinesthetic awareness. I find that people get better faster when they learn to properly use their body weight as resistance, as well as many other factors. Less reliance on big equipment also means improved compliance with home exercises, which means better outcomes.  So frequently, less is more!

 

• Personalized, individualized home exercises that are emailed and/or texted to you. No more lost pieces of paper! Actual photos of you (or me!) performing the exercise, with details typed directly onto the photo, for simplicity and efficiency.

 

• Scheduling that is appropriate for you and the situation – whether that means once a month check in, once every two week progression session, two times a week, or a 4 day bootcamp for those persons visiting from out of town – you and I determine what frequency of schedule is best and minimizes your time away from work and family as well as keeps costs down to only what you really need.

 

• Treatment that is right for you, not dictated by insurance limitations. Because my practice is insurance free, we are also limitation free. The best outcomes depend on your opinions, your input.

 

• Over 20 years of outpatient orthopedic and neurological clinical experience with expertise in the Schroth Method for Scoliosis, Vestibular and Balance Rehab, and Yoga Therapy. It’s an exquisite combination that all interrelate and I am grateful for my experience and extensive training to help understand systems at the deepest level possible and get my patients on the fast track to healing.

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Kioko is a boutique physical therapy practice in Boca Raton, FL that specializes in orthopaedics and manual therapy. The Schroth Method for Scoliosis, postural restoration, vestibular and balance rehabilitation, and yoga therapy.

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