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Physical Therapy Now – FIU Center
1409 SW 107th Avenue
Miami FL 33174

Phone: (305) 974-1054
Fax: (305) 434-7097
Email: FIU@physicaltherapynow.com


Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 am – 7:00 pm (Closed for Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Sat – Closed
Sun – Closed

Meet Our Staff

Monica Rosa, Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the field. Her experience has taken her to work in management, marketing, and patient care. Graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico, she has been featured in therapy magazines at the national level for her work with dancer’s injuries while in her native island. She has accumulated advanced studies in several modalities, including manual therapies like cupping massage, Mulligan Concept,  acupuncture without needles(ETPS), treatment of patients with migraine as part of pain management efforts to reduce dependency in medication, holistic nutrition, and treatment of injury for runners and dancers. She aims to provide a client center holistic approach that will leave her clients empowered to find and sustain their goals of health.


Janely Perez, Physical Therapy Assistant.

Janely attended Miami Dade College where she graduated with her Associate’s degree in Science in 2004. Ms. Perez has over 18 years of experience in the physical therapy field, and has treated a wide variety of conditions, including (but not exclusive to) post-operative, chronic pain, neurological, and sports injuries. Her level of experience assists in improving the quality of life of patients through manual therapy and functional exercise. She strives to provide a positive environment that is a pivotal component to recovery alongside the prescribed therapeutic intervention, supporting her patients in reaching their short-term and long-term goals.

“Through physical therapy, I can contribute to a person’s journey in restoring their function, own self, not just the body part. I am grateful for that.” ~Janely Perez

Alicia Diaz, Physical Therapy Assistant

Alicia attended Miami Dade College, where she graduated with her Associate’s degree in Science in 2006.  Mrs. Diaz also attended Florida International University, where she graduated with her Bachelor’s in Health Service Administration in 2014.  Alicia is a professor at a local accredited physical therapist assistant program.  She also serves as an active member of the following organizations APTA, FPTA, and FCCE.  She is also an APTA certified clinical instructor.  She strives for her patients to be optimistic and have the right mindset, which will lead to the achievement of their goals.  Mrs. Diaz has over 20 years of experience in the physical therapy field and has treated a wide variety of conditions in a wide variety of settings.


Cynthia Cattani-Pavon, Owner/Manager
Cynthia brings more than 20 years of organizational management and great attention to detail. She handles the daily business office matters and confirms patient eligibility from our location. Cynthia works closely with current/prospective providers to ensure our records, reports, and contracts are current and complete. Cynthia, together with our team, is excited to be your neighborhood Physical Therapy center!





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Conditions We Treat

At Physical Therapy Now FIU, we offer a variety of treatments for patients with orthopedic injuries. We aim to help patients get back to the activities and lifestyle they enjoy.

Maintaining a physical therapy treatment plan is critical in order to obtain optimal results after surgery. Physical Therapy Now FIU is prepared to begin promoting your post-surgery healing and rehabilitation.
Physical Therapy Now FIU specializes in spinal disorders. Don’t let your neck or back pain continue to impact your daily life. Schedule an appointment today for an evaluation with our doctor of physical therapy to start on your road to recovery.
Auto accidents can lead to long-lasting (chronic) conditions, impacting your musculoskeletal health. Physical Therapy Now FIU is equipped to help you through the process, evaluating your specific injuries and creating a treatment plan to accomplish your goals for recovery.
The CDC reports that over one-third of people 65 and over have a fall each year. Unfortunately, the rate of deaths from falls in adults 75 years of age and older doubled between the years 2000 and 2016. Fortunately, studies have also shown a significant reduction in falls with physical therapy guided balance, walking (gait), and strength programs. Schedule an appointment today at Physical Therapy Now FIU for a complete evaluation to assess your fall risk.
Physical Therapists have unique professional competencies related to the treatment of work-related injuries. Our goal at Physical Therapy Now FIU is to get you back to work at the same or even better level than before your injury. Schedule an appointment today for a thorough evaluation and your customized treatment plan.

A FCE can be utilized to decide wellness to work following a broadened time of restorative leave. On the off chance that a representative can’t come back to work, the FCE gives data on forecast, and word related recovery measures that might be conceivable. A FCE can likewise be utilized to encourage recognize changes to representative workload, or alterations to working conditions, for example, ergonomic measures, that the business might have the capacity to attempt with an end goal to oblige a worker with an inability or restorative condition. FCEs are expected to decide whether a worker can continue working in a limit “similar with his or her aptitudes or abilities”[2] before the inability or medicinal condition was analyzed. A FCE includes appraisals made by at least one therapeutic specialist. There are two sorts of FCE utilized by the United States Social Security Administration: the Mental Functional Capacity Evaluation (MFCE), and the Physical Functional Capacity Evaluation (PFCE).

Studies have been embraced to evaluate the precision of FCEs in foreseeing the long-term results for patients, both as far as coming back to work, and in the likelihood of perpetual handicap. Inquiries that have been raised incorporate how to distinguish medicinal and societal factors in anticipating disability.

FCEs might be required by law for a few businesses prior to a representative coming back to work. FCEs are likewise used to decide qualification for incapacity protection, or benefits qualification if a representative is forever unfit to come back to work. The United States Social Security Administration has its own particular FCE, called the Assessment of Disability. A more current FCE show is the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

Amid Most FCEs, the accompanying estimations are additionally taken:

  • Lifting power
  • Push and Pull control
  • To what extent one can stand or walk
  • Adaptability and coming to
  • Getting a handle on and holding capacities
  • Twisting abilities
  • Equalization capabilities

It’s no secret that being physically active can impact your overall health. At Physical Therapy NOW, we offer unique exercise therapy services designed to help you look and feel your best.

A Path to Physical and Mental Rehabilitation
Being physically active doesn’t mean you have to be a runner or play a sport. Exercise can come in a variety of forms, and it can be a key component of improving your mental and physical health. At Physical Therapy NOW, our exercise therapists are eager to help those in Miami, FL increase their strength and get in better shape. And with the right treatment plan, you may discover that your mental outlook changes for the better.

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of exercise. With the right therapy program, you could be on your way toward feeling better physically, mentally, and emotionally. Call us today for more information about our exercise therapy program or to schedule your consultation.

A study from the US Department of Health and Human Services reported 8.6 million annual sports and recreation-related injuries from 2011-2014, with sprains and strains accounting for most of the injuries. At Physical Therapy Now FIU, we treat each injury, whether you are a triathlete or a weekend warrior, with clinical reasoning and evidence-based treatments to get you back at it with confidence.

Imagine if an accident, injury, disease, or condition made it difficult for you to participate in your daily activities. A wrist injury means that getting dressed in the morning is painful. Arthritis makes driving challenging. A traumatic brain injury keeps a wounded warrior out of active duty because of difficulties with memory and organizational skills.


At Physical Therapy NOW, through activity analysis, our Licensed Occupational Therapists are able to address each client’s priorities, along with his or her pathologies, with activity modifications and compensatory techniques to facilitate performing at his or her greatest level of independence.


Occupational therapy interventions at Physical Therapy NOW are designed to meet individual client’s needs and may include any combination of the following techniques as part of a comprehensive plan of care

  • Therapeutic activities and exercises
  • Joint protection
  • Endurance Training
  • Modification in home, work, school, or leisure activities
  • Sensory re-education
  • Scar management
  • Pain management
  • Work conditioning or work hardening
  • Training in activities of daily living and adaptive or assistive devices
  • Education for post-surgical or post-injury safety, including sensory loss
  • Manual therapy
  • Taping techniques
  • Compression therapy
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

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