Physical Therapy

&  Wellness Center, Inc.

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

Returning to FIU

On May 10th, Dr. Tischenko also returned to her position as Professor of Neuroanatomy at Florida International University. She will teaching every week this summer, and we wish her the best of luck with her new students!

MAY 2023

Welcome to Kathleen!

At the start of May, we welcomed our new student from Florida International University, Kathleen Forness. We are so excited to be part of her journey, and watch her grow as a PT.

Here is a message from the future Dr. Forness: 

​"Hello! My name is Kathleen Forness and I am currently a 3rd year Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at Florida International University. Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc. is my last clinical before I graduate in August and I am so excited to learn more from Dr. Tischenko and work with her and all of her colleagues at this facility. I believe that this final clinical internship will be the perfect end to an amazing three years at FIU.
A little bit about me: I grew up in Sunrise, Florida and I began playing soccer at the age of eight years old. I fell in love with the sport and it quickly became my entire life. I played club soccer for Weston F.C. and I also played for my high school team at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. I couldn't give up the sport that I love just yet, so I continued to play for the club team at Florida State University while I was getting my Bachelors Degree in Biology. This sport was a major part of my life for a very long time and with a long career in soccer, comes many many injuries. I worked through several injuries throughout my career and I couldn't have done that without the help of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers. 

Although I recognized just how important Physical Therapy was and how much of an impact it had on my life, I still wasn't quite sure that this was the career path I wanted to pursue. Over the course of my undergraduate years, I shadowed several MDs, DOs, Surgeons, PAs, etc. to see where I fit in in the medical field and what felt like “home”. Out of nowhere, I saw that there was a job opening as a PT Technician at the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic. I interviewed for the position, got the job, and I worked at this clinic for my last two and a half years of college. This is where I finally felt at home and at this clinic, I got to see just how magical the field of Physical Therapy is. To this day, it truly amazes me how many different pathologies can be treated with movement. Physical Therapy is a universal tool that can be utilized by anyone to restore function and movement, promote healing and pain relief, and also improve overall health and well being. I hope as time goes on, more and more people recognize just how beneficial the field of Physical Therapy is and we become everyone’s first choice for treatment. 

Following graduation and the boards exam, I plan to do Travel PT for a couple years to gain experience in the field and explore as many states as I can. I love to travel and I am grateful that working as a Physical Therapist can give me the opportunity to do so. After Travel PT, I would like to take part in a Neurologic Residency Program to become more specialized in the field and eventually, my goal is to work with and treat Spinal Cord Injury patients. 

I look forward to working with all of you and learning as much as I can while I am here. I am excited to learn new techniques that Dr. Tischenko is so passionate about, such as Pilates and Myofascial Release, and incorporate them into my treatment sessions with you all. I am open to any and all feedback as I work as a clinical intern at Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc. for the next 10 weeks. Your feedback will only help me to become a better student and an even more well-rounded Doctor of Physical Therapy!"

Dr. Tischenko goes back to school!

On May 8th, Dr. Tischenko returned Nova Southeastern University to instruct the Physical Therapy students for the Neuroanatomy Review. She truly enjoys doing this review session and helping new graduates prepare for the National Licensing Board Exam. 

APRIL 2023

Take your child to work day

At the end of April, the Mini PTeam came in to PTWC for Take Your Child to Work Day! Dr. Tischenko's daughters ("The Bellas") helped the team with checking patients out, administrative reports, and cleaning up around the clinic! The Bellas also participated in their very own Pilates Group Class with our PTA, Yudy. It was amazing having the Mini PTeam here at the office, and we can't wait to host them again! Their energy is just what we needed at the clinic. 

Happy Doctor's Day!

Happy Doctor's Day to all of the amazing physicians out there who have worked tirelessly to help their patients. Thank you for all that you've done, and all that you continue to do.

We hope you can take a moment today to reflect on your accomplishments,

and on all of the amazing work you've achieved.


Welcome back to PTWC!

We hope you all had an amazing New Year, and we can't wait to get started on 2023! This year, the team is starting off with some in-house training. The PTeam is always working as a team, and this training time will re-strengthen and reinforce how we come together to give all of our patients the best care possible. 

Happy Mother's Day!

Dear PTWC Patrons,

We want to wish all of the mom's in your life a very Happy Mother's Day!
We send our love and appreciation, and we hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

To the moms, thank you for all that you do! Your dedication and hard work is truly inspiring. We hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and gratitude.

With admiration,
Dr. Tischenko & The PTeam

Our First Diaper Pick-Up!

In November 2022, we began our end of year Diaper Drive and were able to collect a whopping 7,303 diapers for the Miami Diaper Bank! This is an amazing feat, and we want to first and foremost take a moment to thank everyone who participated in donating.

However, we are hopeful that in February, during the season of love and caring, we can still reach our goal of 10,000 diapers donated. The 7,303 diapers we collected last year were picked up by the Miami Diaper Bank and during pick up, the coordinator informed us that the warehouse was empty due to the high demand brought on by the holidays. So, we are hoping not only to reach our goal, but to continue to support our community.

We have extended our deadline until the end of February in hopes to push toward our goal to help Florida mothers and caretakers with all their diaper needs. Remember you can purchase diapers on Amazon and have them shipped directly to our clinic. 

We want to thank you in advance for your kindness and your help.

We look forward to reaching our goal with our PTWC Family.

With love and appreciation,
Dr. Tischenko & The PTeam


Final Donation!

At the end of February, PTWC was able to successfully complete a second diaper pick-up with the Miami Diaper Bank. While we did not hit our initial goal of 10,000 diapers donated, we were still able to collect an amazing 9,749 diapers. We are so incredibly grateful to the PTWC family for donating, and helping us give back to those in need. We truly could not have done it without your shared love and compassion. 

MARCH 2023

PTWC goes on holiday

This year, the PTeam decided to close the clinic from Monday, March 20, 2023 - Friday, March 24, 2023. The staff will be taking the week to acknowledge Spring Break with their kids & loved ones, and to re-charge for April. Thank you for allowing us the time to rest, and come back better than ever!

We hope you have a wonderful week!

With Love and Appreciation,
Dr. Anna Katerina Tischenko & The PTeam