Kioko is a unique specialty physical therapy practice in Boca Raton, FL that specializes in orthopaedics and manual therapy, the Schroth Method for scoliosis, vestibular and balance rehabilitation, and yoga therapy. Sessions are all one on one, and are designed specific to each client’s individual needs and take the whole person into the picture, not just a body part. Our success stems not just from unique and expert training in a specific field, but also from being fully present with each client and having a mindfulness and evidenced based practice approach at the core of what we do. “Pragnia” is a beautiful Sanskrit word that encapsulates this very approach. I love it, and it is the heart of how I do things.
Pragnia – It is the light of pure intelligence. It is whatever we bring our full attention to. It is practicing the skill of learning to see what we are looking at, and listen to what we are hearing so that we can get to the essence of understanding it.
Who is this practice for?
- Athletes for injury prevention and establish musculoskeletal balance to keep them safe, strong, and injury-free.
- Athletes who have had limited success at other clinics with “traditional” physical therapy – they come for the benefits of the LightCure Lightforce Laser for faster healing as well as often wanting to learn how yoga can enhance their sport performance.
- Individuals with scoliosis and postural dysfunction.
- Individuals with vestibular dysfunction, vertigo or BPPV, dizziness, vestibular neuritis, Meniere’s, and need for balance restoration.
- Individuals with other orthopedic issues who have either had limited success in other clinics, or are seeking a private one on one approach that will get them better faster and without the ordinary hassles seen in most clinics.
- Individuals who are either new or experienced yogis, and want a safer and deeper understanding of practice; many of my clients come for a few sessions to learn how to design a practice that is right for their body, lifestyle, and emotional needs, taking almost an Ayurvedic approach.
- Individuals who are yoga practitioners but are either experiencing an injury that is not healing and need a boost to heal, or are recovering from an injury and want to learn how to safely return to their practice.
- Individuals who want to get better the right way, the first time. No more wasted time going from therapist to therapist trying different approaches. We usually know within 3-4 visits if we are on track. In fact, I have a personal philosophy that I do not charge a session to someone if I cannot help them. That is why I only take on the cases with which I know I can significantly improve.
- Individuals who are going through physical illness that want to learn how to wisely and appropriately integrate meditation, breathing, and movement into their life.
Who is this practice not appropriate for?
- If you are seeking purely physical therapy intervention and are a Medicare B participant/recipient, unfortunately current Medicare laws restrict me from providing physical therapy in a private pay model. I am legally able to integrate yoga therapy within a private pay model, but please know that that is unlikely to be eligible by insurance for any possible reimbursement.
- For clients needing therapy or wellness services outside of my scope of practice or specialty areas, I am grateful to have a solid list of exceptional therapists and colleagues to whom I refer, both locally as well as internationally. I am happy to facilitate those referrals to get you in with them as quickly as possible.