With mobile outpatient Occupational Therapy, I come to you in the comfort and safety of your own home. With the treatment protocols for Lymphedema Therapy and LSVT BIG Therapy, it calls for the patient to be treated multiple times a week, for multiple weeks. That can be very difficult on the patient and their caregiver that has to drive up to 30 minutes each way for those treatments.
Lymphedema therapy can help:
•Promote wound healing
•Decrease fibrotic tissue hardening
•Increase functional mobility and quality of life
•Decrease swelling due to acute trauma
•Help reduce edema from chronic venous
LSVT BIG® for Parkinson's
LSVT BIG® a treatment protocol for
Parkinson's, to improve walking, balance,
ADL's, trunk rotation, and motor skills.
Upper Extremity Orthopedic Injuries
Work on ADL's
Home Safety Evaluations
Work On IADL's
What is lymphedema? Lymphedema is the abnormal and accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the tissue spaces that result in swelling. Most commonly found in the arm or leg and is asymmetrical in nature. Lymphedema can also occur in the trunk, neck, face in other regions of the body.
Untreated Lymphedema can result in weeping fluid, hardening of the skin, open wounds, infections, pain, impaired function, and mobility.
The Treatment for Lymphedema
Complete Decongestive Therapy
1. Manual Lymphatic Drainage
(MLD) a manual technique to
mobilize fluid in the lymph
system that is very light and
Low stretch compression
bandages that help increase
lymph flow by increasing
resting and working pressures
to decrease the lymphedema
in the limb, this also assists
the efficiency of the muscle
pump to decrease
lymphedema, and prevents
fluid from returning.
3. Skin Care
Reduces the risk for infection
Helps prevent dry skin from
Improves lymph flow
Improves venous return
5. Self-Care Management and
LSVT BIG® is a an intensive, amplitude focused physical and occupational therapy approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinson’s specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD® . • The LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 25 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health. • Research on LSVT BIG has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with Parkinson disease following treatment including: - Faster walking with bigger steps - Improved balance - Increased trunk rotation - Improvements in activities of daily living such as bed mobility - Improved UPDRS Motor Score LSVT BIG is a standardized treatment protocol, which is customized to the unique goals of each patient including both gross and fine motor skills. LSVT BIG can be adapted or progressed in order to meet each patient’s needs across a range of disease severity and presenting impairments. • LSVT BIG treatment consists of: 1) 16 sessions: 4 consecutive days a week for 4 weeks 2) Individual 1 hour sessions 3) Daily homework practice 4) Daily carryover exercises • It is essential that LSVT BIG treatment is only delivered by physical or occupational therapists who are certified in this method. • LSVT Global has trained over 17,500 LSVT BIG Certified Clinicians in 45 countries.
Visit www.LSVTGlobal.com for full fact sheet and additional information regarding the LSVT program
I am a Medicare B provider and bill Medicare directly for in home visits.
For all other insurances, I am a out of network providers and will check the patients insurance for coverage/cost, many will have only a co-pay!
I provide Outpatient Therapy to patients in their homes.
The patient does not need to be homebound. This is Outpatient Occupational Therapy that travels to the patients home.
We use appropriate PPE as recommended by CDC and tested regularly.
James Ferrara, Occupational Therapist Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Graduated from Illinois State University 1998 with a degree in Athletic Training. Graduated from Sarasota School of Massage Therapy 2001, and Spalding University in 2006 with a Master Degree in Occupational Therapy and became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist from the A
James Ferrara, Occupational Therapist Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Graduated from Illinois State University 1998 with a degree in Athletic Training. Graduated from Sarasota School of Massage Therapy 2001, and Spalding University in 2006 with a Master Degree in Occupational Therapy and became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. LSVT BIG® Certified Therapist. Over 20 years of Therapy experience with 6 plus years in Outpatient Therapy and the past 11 years in Home Healthcare.
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1116 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West, Florida 33947, United States
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