Physical Therapy

&  Wellness Center, Inc.

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

Welcome to the team Melissa! 

In January, we also had the chance to welcome to our team a new Physical Therapy Assistant, Melissa Leon. We are so happy that she has joined us and we hope to see her flourish as a new member of our PTWC family. 


Welcome back for a new year at PTWC!

The team at PTWC welcomes you back for the new year with love and excitement!

​We can't wait to see you back at the clinic! 

Valentina and Morgan Graduate!

On May 13th,  Valentina Briceño and Morgan Jones graduated from the Florida International University Department of Physical Therapy with their Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree! Valentina also had the amazing honor of being selected as the Award Ceremony Speaker.

We are so abundantly proud of both of them, and we are honored that we could be part of their journey to being a physical therapist. We cannot wait to see where they go!

MAY 2021

Happy Mother's Day!

We hope all of the hardworking, loving mothers out there have a wonderful Mother's Day!

A special thanks to the mothers of the PTWC family:

Dr. Anna Katerina Tischenko

Dr. Monica Burns

Yudelkis Canciobello


Happy Valentine's Day!

The team at Physical Therapy & Wellness Center wishes you all a wonderful Valentine's Day! 

MARCH 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The team at Physical Therapy & Wellness Center wishes you all a wonderful St. Patricks Day! 

Congrats to Dr. Valentina Briceño Faria! ​

We are so excited to say that our billing specialist, Valentina has officially passed her Medical Boards exam and will be joining the team as Dr. Valentina Briceño Faria, DPT! We could not be prouder of her accomplishments, and her growth throughout the years. We are ecstatic that we can continue to be part of her journey as a physical therapist, and we know she will do amazingly.

Our Diaper Drives Comer to a Close

We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your astounding contributions to our 2021 Diaper Drive. We're happy to report that we were able to collect a total of 8,900 diapers. We worked in collaboration with the Miami Diaper Bank and their partner The Tree of Life Parenting Center right here in Coral Gables.

The Tree of Life Parenting Center focuses on assisting families who think they might be pregnant, are expecting, and/or have a child under the age of one.
The center offers free resources like:

  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Parenting Classes
  • Maternity & Baby items
  • Earn as you Learn Program
  • Referrals to Community and Health Departments for Prenatal Care
  • Other Outside Agency Referrals as needed including our partners
  • Ultrasounds with an ultrasounds technician; when available at the center. The center staff does not perform ultrasounds.
  • Peer Support
  • Pregnancy & Post-Partum Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Car Seat Training Individual and Group Classes
  • Information and education during pregnancy and for up to one year after birth

We are so grateful for all of your donations, and so thankful that we can always count on the help of our PTWC Family. We truly could not have done it without your generosity and kindness!

Thank you for helping US to help OTHERS.

With love and appreciation,

Dr. Tischenko,
Dr. Burns, Dr. Briceño, Dr. Arreaza, Megan, Yudy, & Jeci

Hard work = Big Rewards!

On May 12th, the Florida International University Virtual Award Ceremony took place. Morgan Jones was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award, and Valentina Briceño was awarded the Chair’s Award. 

A big congrats to these two ladies for their consistency, hard work, and dedication!! 

Taking on a challenge

Dr. Anna Tischenko and her assistant Melissa Leon, take on a total knee replacement full force! These ladies have what it takes to get you back in shape.

PTWC gets together! ​

On September 21st, the entire PTWC staff got together for a staff meeting. It's so important for us that we are meeting regularly to keep in touch about how we are treating our patients, how we're running the clinic, and how we can best serve our community. We always look forward to getting together, to ensure that the clinic is running smoothly and that we are united as strong team for our patients. ​​

Spirit week is here

This year we decided to finish things off with a PTWC Spirit Week! Our team dressed up each day of our last week with a special theme in mind
: Super Heroes, Crazy Socks, and Christmas PJ's!​ We had so much fun with this special week, and we hope that our PTWC patrons can join us in participating next year! 

Saying our goodbyes...

At the end of the month, Morgan Jones completed her clinical internship at Physical Therapy and Wellness Center. While we are sad to see her go, we are happy to say that she will be continuing her work at a pediatric therapy clinic in Orlando. We wish her the very best, and know she will go far!


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 2021 Diaper Drive

Dear Patients and Clients,

In lieu of gifts for our team this holiday season, we ask that you partake in our 2021 Diaper Drive to help South Florida mothers and children in need.

We are working with the Miami Diaper Bank to collect diapers for babies of all ages.

We appreciate your kindness,
& thank you so much for your contribution! 

With Love and Appreciation,
Dr. Tischenko, Dr. Briceño, Dr. Burns,
Dr. Arreaza, Megan, Yudy, and Jeci

April 2021

Happy April Fools!

Dr. Tischenko gets down to business

Dr. Tischenko treats a patient with Ankle Foot Orthosis, helping him to find the best way to adjust his different shoes by addressing the foot plate to allow big toe extension, softening of the medial arch, setting the AFO in neutral, and adding a heel lift. ​

Happy Back to School!

As we enter the back to school season, we want to wish you and your loved ones a good 2021-2022 school year! We know this school season might look a little different due to the ongoing changes presented by COVID-19, but one thing we know for certain is that it's going to be an exciting year. We want to take this time to wish all of the students and teachers in your life an incredible school year.

To the kids, we want to say that we hope you have a fun and safe year, and learn all new and

exciting things; we know you'll do great!

To the teachers, we want to say thank you for making a difference, for your ongoing dedication, and your hard work during these challenging times.

To all college students, may this be another year filled with knowledge and growth towards your professional careers. "Become so skilled at what you do that your talent cannot be dismissed." - Oprah Winfrey

We can't wait to see what this year brings, and we wish you the best of luck from the

bottom of our hearts!

Congrats to Valentina and Morgan! 

Our billing specialist Valentina Briceño and our clinical student Morgan Jones both completed their final clinical this month! This is one stepping stone on the way to graduation from their Physical Therapy program, and we could not be more excited for them. Congratulations!

Welcome to the team Belen! 

At the start of February, we had the pleasure of welcoming Belen Vela, our brand new volunteer! We have the wonderful opportunity to help her learn more about physical therapy, and grow in this field. We can't wait to see her thrive. 

Welcome to the team, Samantha!

We have a new member to the ATeam, scheduler Samantha Oliva. We couldn't be more excited to have the opportunity to have her join the administrative team, and help us expand and grow. 

We look forward to seeing what she can do!

JUNE 2021

Dr. Briceño joins us at the clinic!

Valentina Briceño, our billing specialist, joins us at the clinic to begin her journey as a physical therapist, since her graduation from Florida International University. 

She will be taking her official licensing exam in August, and we hope to have her join us full time soon. We couldn't be happier to have her join our PTeam! 

Welcome to the team Morgan! 

In January, our team welcomed our new clinical intern from the University of Miami, Morgan Jones. We look forward to working with her in these next few weeks, and cannot wait to see her growth! 


Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear PTWC Patrons,

As Thanksgiving approaches, we want to take a moment to let you know
how GRATEFUL we are for YOU. 

Without your perseverance to heal, your enthusiasm to learn and your dedication to your exercises, we would not be able to do what we do. 

We are endlessly grateful to be part of your healing journey.

Thank you all for your ongoing trust and dedication in our team. 

We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!

Dr. Anna Katerina Tischenko
& the PTeam 


We want to give a warm welcome to our new volunteer, Maria Alicia Pecchio!

Dr. Tischenko's cousin Maria Alicia will be joining the team for the month of August as a volunteer. She is interested in the health care field for her future, and we hope to be able to show her how amazing helping people can be. We look forward to seeing how she grows. Welcome to the team! 

JULY 2021

We wish you all a Happy Fourth of July!

Pictured above from Left to Right:

Dr. Monica Burns, Yudelkis Canciobello, Samantha Oliva,

Dr. Anna K. Tischenko, Dr. Monica Arreaza, Dr. Valentina Briceño, Megan Sullivan, and Jecilin Castro-Giraldo

Dr. Tischenko gets back in the classroom

On May 10th, Dr. Anna Tischenko got the wonderful opportunity to get back to teaching with a Virtual Neurology Review for the Nova University Physical Therapy Department. 

She will also be taking back her position as adjunct professor of Neuroanatomy for the Florida International University Physical Therapy Department. Her class will consist of 63 physical therapy students, whom she hopes to see grow and excel in her classroom. 

October 2021

Classes are back!

We are so excited to be able to start classes again at the clinic!  We've loved having all of your energy back at the clinic, and we cannot wait to see you all again. 

Happy 18th Year Anniversary to PTWC

This year we got to celebrate the clinic's 18th year in business. We are so proud to have come this far, and we would not be here without you. Y
our constant dedication and consistency has helped make this possible, and we thank you for being a part of the PTWC Family. Here's to 18 more years!

Happy Holidays from the team at PTWC!

We look forward to seeing you all next year! 

Training, Training, Training

Our team is happy to say that we have begun to complete monthly, in-house staff development and training with the entire PTeam. We have loved having the opportunity to continue to expand our education and communication. These development hours have also given us a chance to share ideas and brainstorm how we can help you to the best of our abilities. 

We look forward to this amazing new opportunity, and we hope to increase our training whenever we are given the chance. After all, therapy is ever-evolving and we should be too.


Our warmest welcome to our new physical therapist, Megan Sullivan!

At the start of September,  we finally welcomed our newest team member, Megan Sullivan! Megan has been a therapist for over 16 years, in clinics and hospitals around the world. Originally from South African, Megan has also worked in clinics in London, Washington D.C., Washington state, Illinois, and Florida. 

We could not be more thrilled to have her on the team, and learn from someone with such a diverse and dynamic background. Welcome to the PTWC Family Megan!