Physical Therapy

Our therapists have extensive training and specialize in treating arthritis.

Benefits of Physical Therapy in Arthritis:

  • Decreased pain
  • Improved motion, strength and endurance
  • Improved balance
  • Home program designed to maintain or further gains achieved in therapy

In an editorial that appeared in PT Magazine in October 1999, the publisher remarked:

“Physical therapists are good people to know. They’re educated in understanding the interaction of all your body parts. Their hands-on approach begins with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the immediate problem. Then they teach you how to take care of yourself by showing you how to do exercises and how to use your body properly to gain strength and mobility and prevent recurring injury. You’ll find them advising on proper posture and body motion in the work place, treating injuries, consulting on fitness, and administering physical therapy in the home. Today physical therapists provide help for every part of the body to everyone from infants to the elderly – more than 1 million people every day!”

Meet Our Therapists

Our therapists have extensive training and specialize in treating arthritis. Upon referral to therapy, each patient is given a through evaluation and then put into a customized treatment program of hands on therapy by a licensed therapist.

Joseph DiGiovanna, PT, FAAOMPT

Joe completed his Physical Therapy training @ St. Louis University in 1984. He is a Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and completed a Manual Therapy Fellowship with The Ola Grimsby Institute.

He has been awarded Fellowship status with The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and is one of only 2 practitioners at this level in the Tampa Bay area. He has conducted over 175 seminars to PTS and OTS on multiple topics in rehabilitation and currently has a special emphasis in chronic pain.

Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Joe has been practicing in the Tampa Bay area since 1998. He is a black belt instructor in Nihon Goshin Aikido and performs locally as a guitarist/vocalist. He also enjoys time on the water and is an avid snow skier. He resides in Dunedin with his wife Lucy.