Physical Therapy

&  Wellness Center, Inc.

7800 Red Road. Suite 105. South Miami, FL 33143

Dr. Burns qualifies in her age during the Miami Man National Championships @ Larry and Penny Thompson Park. 


September  2018

Welcome to Jarrod R. Lubbers, PT, MSPT, OCS, SCS, MCT, ATC, Certified Polestar Pilates Instructor - A message from Dr. Tischenko

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome Jarrod R. Lubbers, PT, MSPT, OCS, SCS, MCT, ATC and Certified Polestar Pilates Instructed to our PTeam.

It is a dream come true to have him be part of our Physical Therapy and Wellness Center Family. 

Jarrod R. Lubbers obtained his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2004. Prior to his physical therapy training, Jarrod graduated Summa Cum Laude from the School of Science in Exercise and Sports Science with a bachelors in Athletic Training in 2001. Since then Jarrod has become a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy.

Jarrod has certification in manual therapy, strength & conditioning, and Polestar Pilates Certified practitioner. He obtained his manual certification from the University of St. Augustine in 2010. In addition, he obtain the following trainings at this institution: Introduction to Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation; Advanced Evaluation and Manipulation of the Craniofacial Region, Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spine; Functional Analysis and Management of the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex; Myofascial Manipulation; Advanced Evaluation and Manipulation of the Pelvis, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine including Thrust; and Extremity Evaluation, Manipulation and Integration. He obtained his Polestar Pilates Certification in 2007.

 In addition, he has completed training in craniosacral therapy at The Upledger Institute, lumbar spine manipulative therapy at Dogwood Institute, strain & counter-strain at Jones Institute, GYROTONIC level 1 training, Graston technique and Evidence-Based Examination of shoulder, knee and thigh. 

Dr. Tischenko assisted Dr. Carol Davis during her Myofascial Release Elective lecture and lab @ The University of Miami Doctor of Physical Therapy Program



Dr. Burns riding in the brutal cold and rainy weather during IRONMAN Louisville 2018

January 2018

Moving Into 7800 Red Road

The PTeam spent the first half of January moving everything from the old office into 7800 Red Road. We also did some painting and decorating to make sure the space was ready for our patients to return. We reopened our new doors on January 11 and have been loving our new rehabilitation center ever since.  

June 2018

Farewell Lunch for Dr. Belsky

Dr. Paulina Belsky has been recruited by the Big Dream team from The Shake-a-leg Miami 

to set sail on the Summer 2018 Tour. 

This June, the Impossible Dream and her mixed-ability crew will travel close to 4,000 miles from Florida to Maine, and back to Florida. She will provide free sails to over 1,000 people with disabilities along the entire East Coast and will be partnering with the nations leading rehabilitation hospitals to welcome patients aboard to experience a day on the Impossible Dream.​​

April 2018

Gratitude Training in Miami and Pompano Beach, Florida 

In April, Dr. Tischenko attended The Gratitude Training, a 9 day retreat that was both powerful and transformational. Dr. Tischenko described this training as "powerful as the Myofascial Release training in Sedona, but in a conference room with no view and words versus touch." As you all know she completely lost her voice from laughing so much and cheering on her group that consisted of 73 complete strangers. 

Part 1 of the Gratitude Training is about self-discovery. In this 4-day training, Dr. Tischenko had an opportunity to become aware of both her effective and ineffective beliefs. Being able to distinguish these beliefs helped Dr. Tischenko experience a profound shift in the way she views herself, her results and her ability to take committed action on what matters to her most.

​Part 2 of the Gratitude Training is about breakthrough. Dr. Tischenko had the opportunity to redesign any of her ineffective beliefs discovered in Part 1. Part 2 gave Dr. Tischenko the skills to reinvent her life using the most powerful transformational and educational tools available today.


Renovation of the front desk and reception area too place to accommodate more chairs!



Thank you to all our movement enthusiasts and our patrons for your LOVE & SUPPORT

March 2018

MFR I Training in Sedona, Arizona

In March, Mônica T. Burns-Robertson, BS, MA, DPT, PMA®-CPT traveled to Sedona, Arizona to take the Myofascial Release (MFR) I course taught by John Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB. John Barnes is considered the leading expert in MFR.  

"I was first introduced to Myofascial Release (MFR) while attending the University of Miami Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.  Experiencing MFR I with John Barnes, PT himself in Arizona this past month was such a blessing.  My training in Sedona deepened my understanding of MFR and helped to evolve my abilities as a physical therapist.  I look forward to sharing my new skills and insights at PTWC!” - Mônica T. Burns Robertson, BS, MA, DPT, PMA®-CPT 

May 2018

Farewell Lunch for Natalie and Valentina

On May 1st, the PTeam surprised Natalie and Valentina with a potluck farewell lunch to celebrate their transition into PT school. Everyone on the team brought something to share and they even brought an extra surprise for Valentina- her mom! Complete with balloons and brownies, the celebration truly showed Valentina and Natalie how loved they are and how missed they will be.

It is very bittersweet to watch Valentina and Natalie go but we are so proud of them and so excited to see what they accomplish in their careers! Valentina's last day was May 2nd and she begins school on May 21st. Natalie's last day was May 3rd and she begins school on August 20th. 

Teaching and School Activities 

Dr Tischenko participated in her daughters' field day. In addition, Dr. Tischenko and Fernanda participated in career day for Miami Dade Public schools. 

Dr. Tischenko also completed 3 hour Neurological review with the Nova-Southeastern University DPT Class of 2018 in preparation to taking the Physical Therapy National licensing exam. Dr. Tischenko describes this day as special since reaching out to the physical therapy community is very important to her. 

Celebrating Mother's Day 

Happy Mother's Day to Yudy, Linda, Mônica and Fernanda!

February 2018

Take Your Child to Work Day

February was a hectic month! One of our favorite parts of this month was "Take Your Child to Work Day" which took place on February 2. Annabella, Isabella, Gabriella, and Beto were all in the office helping the PTeam. They even had the opportunity to take a special pilates class with Mônica T. Burns Robertson, BS, MA, DPT, PMA®-CPT.

​  Combined Sections Meeting (CSM)

At the end of the month, three of our therapists, Anna Katerina Tischenko, PhD, PT, TRX Trainer, LSVT BIG® Certified, PMA-CPT, Mônica T. Burns-Robertson, BS, MA, DPT, PMA®-CPT, and Paulina Belsky, BS, PT, DPT, LSVT BIG® Certified PMA®-CPT, traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana for CSM- a large conference that attracts physical therapists from all across the country. During the meeting, Monica and Anna presented the poster featuring the case study completed and published in the January 2018, Volume 29, Issue 1 of the Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal: M Robertson, K Garcia, A Tischenko, L Cahalin; "INSPIRATORY MUSCLE TRAINING COMBINED WITH PILATES-BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY IN AN OLDER WOMAN WITH HEMI-DIAPHRAGM PARALYSIS: A CASE REPORT".

July 2018

Dr. Tischenko's birthday surprise

Earlier this month we celebrated Dr. Tischenko's birthday and surprised her as she was finishing a treatment session. 

Dr. Tischenko presented @ The Pilates Method Alliance Research Platform Presentations

in Las Vegas in las Vegas on October 26, 2018 

18th Annual Meeting

Dr. Tischenko had the opportunity to share with the Pilates community about the use of the Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) as an intervention used to improve functional performance, respiratory capacity, and recently as a method to improve low back pain (LBP).  She captured the audience interest by linking their work to the principle of movement "BREATHING". In addition, she reported on the on the effects of IMT combined with Pilates-based physical therapy (PPT). 

​"Breathing is the first act of life and the last." - Joseph H. Pilates

Running Group for Guadalupe Catholic Church 

Doral, Florida

Dr. Tischenko lectures about running and injury prevention to a group of runners.  She review the importance of posture, core control and neuro-dynamics. She guided participants to learn proper posture and technique of movement during the warm-up. 

Dr. Tischenko has been lecturing and supporting this group for 5 years.