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"It's your posture that's causing your pain" he said. I looked at Raifu with a puzzled face "what my posture no I was told & the MRI showed pinched nerves at the root". So he stood me up before a mirror & showed me how one side was up the other down.
For the first time in my life I was stretched by a Physical Therapist. That is how my journey with Dr. O started. I found him to be a walking body encyclopedia , but one who took the time to listen to me & my physical problems he even once a listen to my psychological complaint, when I was having a down day thinking about my husband who died a year and a half before. Dr. O shared information that made me feel better. Raifu explained why my body was reacting with pain & what trigger muscle or ligament that could relieve it through stretching &/or exercise.
I've been suffering with lower back pain since 2007 two years after a laminectomy. I was trying everything to prevent another surgery. I realized I could stretch & relieve the pain without medication. It was the most informative, non-invasive, helpful therapy I've ever had. Central Florida Therapy & Rehab will be my therapy of choice forever.
Oh yes one last comment; the office staff are wonderful. They are all kind & helpful. My entire experience was to MY benefit. You cannot go very many businesses and report that, especially those that deal medical issues.
Having worked in the fields of exercise physiology, orthopaedics and rehab, I was interested to see how Dr. O would approach my pain problem. I was pleasantly surprised to experience his unique methods, that considered not just the site of the pain but how the body interacts as a whole. He not only relieved my pain from an old accident injury, but more importantly, helped me to understand how to exercise and stretch to prevent further pain and injury on a lifelong basis. I found his non-traditional physical therapy to be effective and allowed me to avoid further invasive pain management. It was important to be open minded about how to manage my own body and well being, as opposed to me seeking more invasive techniques. That was my goal.
In January of 2018 I injured my right shoulder during a mountain biking accident in Las Vegas. This resulted in me only being able to lift my arm up 40 degrees with severe pain. When I returned to Ocala the next week I sought medical treatment.
My physician ordered X-rays, MRI's and EMG's. I was also sent to a Orthopedic Surgeon as well as a Occupational Therapist and was finally seen by a Neurologist and diagnosed with right upper trunk brachial plexus injury.
I was referred to Raifu Olorunfemi, PT, MS at th Central Florida Therapist and Rehabilitation Group in April of 2018. By this time I had severe weakness and substantial muscle loss in my right arm, shoulder and back. When I met Therapist Olorunfemi he said right away that he could help me in my recovery.
I started receiving treatments twice a week. I'm now at a point in my recovery where I have regained full range of motion for my right arm. Additionally, I was able to rebuild muscle in my arm, shoulder and back. I believe that Therapist Olorunfemi's rehabilitation treatments were the sole reason for my physical improvement and recovery.
I received my last treatment from Therapist Olorunfemi a couple of weeks ago and have continued to regain my strength and muscle mass.
I am grateful for the caring treatment Therapist Olorunfemi and his staff have provided to me. I highly recommend Therapist Olorunfemi and the Central Florida Therapist and Rehabilitation Group to anyone who is seeking physical therapy.
February 23, 2019
My nine year old daughter had an extensive surgery back in October of last year. She was diagnosed with flat foot- it was so bad where she was practically walking on her ankle. So they decided to fuse the ankle. She was immobilized for 5-6 months.
Just about 2 weeks ago she had the walking boot removed where she can actually feel normal again. She was actually able to walk. she is very unstable and has trouble balancing at this point so the doctor (Nemours Hospital) referred her to do physical therapy for roughly 4-5 months several times a week.
I looked long and hard for a good therapist to work with her and help her get to where she needs to be- I found Central Florida Therapist Rehabilitation Group here in Ocala. When I tell you it was an amazing experience - it was amazing!! My daughter was so comfortable. He literally did one stretch and her feet were leveled! I understood it wasn't permanent, that it was temporary but to see the difference was amazing. It almost had me in tears - the way he explained everything in detail and the knowledge he carries is mind blowing!
I have full trust in him that he is going to get my baby feeling wonderful and pain free! I'm so pleased with the customer service that was provided and the communication with the staff. I'm very happy I found them! I would most definitely recommend them to anyone I know that is having any issues whatsoever.
And the weird part is that was just an evaluation- therapy sessions haven't even started but that one 30 minute session made me feel comfortable and put me at ease that's where my daughter needs to be which is in the good hands of a very knowledgeable doctor and a wonderful pleasant staff. I would highly recommend them!
-Jennifer Doheny 2-27-19
I recently had 'Back Surgery' at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. When my surgeon said I needed Physical Therapy, I decided I was NOT going to drive back and forth to Jacksonville..... so I started to check out Physical Therapist in Ocala. I had been to several others PT's in the Ocala area and I wasn't really satisfied. I found Central Florida Therapist & Rehabilitative Group. I met with Raifu Oct. 30th and decided this was where I would have my PT. I have Not been disappointed. Raifu is quite gentle, understanding and quite competent in his field. I'm going into my 6th week of PT and I feel really good, better then I have in a long time!!!! The staff are great. Friendly and pleasant. Many thanks to Raifu and Staff
Thank you so very much for your services of physical therapy. I returned from Maryland after a hip replacement and found you for my physical therapy needs. I so wanted to return home to Florida to recuperate but was not sure who and how this process was going to work out because I was set up with all the doctors and therapist in Maryland. I found you, and you are my angel. I had been in so much pain for so long, believing my hip pain was my back, it was not. I had surgery on my back and then on my hip. You have worked every part of my painful body, hip, feet, back and knees. I loved your outlook of paying attention to the whole body and getting it to work the way its suppose to. I am 75 years young now. Instead of feeling that number, I am feeling much more able to get around and run circles around some of my friends. Don't worry your name and facility will be the name that I pass onto all of my friends when services like yours are needed. Thanks, you so very much, words can't express my appreciation.
Raifu is wonderful! He is very caring and competent. He works with you to solve your physical problems. He really spends time with you. His staff is very pleasant and helpful. I recommend him highly!!!
August 20, 2018
I have been a patient of Raifu Olorunfemi, PT, MS for several years for different diagnoses. Each time he was able to improve my quality of life, which I greatly appreciated.
My current outpatient treatment for physical therapy is post-operative for two major surgeries, which left me with difficulty walking and balance. Also, with paralysis in my left hand and fingers. I was unable to get dressed, prepare a meal, or to accomplish most tasks without help.
I have made outstanding improvements over the weeks. And my endurance has improved greatly. I am walking better, able to prepare most meals and yes, I can dress without help.
Raifu plans each patient's care after discussing how they are feeling. An example: I told him I was having pain in my neck and it was difficult for me to move my head to the right or left. He said "Your sinus is blocked." With his special movement of his hands over the sinus areas, it wasn't long that I was moving my head/neck in both directions without pain.
As I stated in the beginning of my review, I have made outstanding improvements during the weeks of treatment. I cannot thank Raifu and his wonderful staff enough for all their help. I highly recommend him for all your physical therapy needs.
I have been a patient of Raifu Olorunfemi for many years. I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and problems with my gait. During that time he has helped me get through some difficult bouts of joint pain. I was originally referred to him by my rheumatologist many years ago. His method of treatment is unique in that it does not involve painful manipulations but rather a hands on stimulation of the affected areas.
Before I came to Raifu Olorunfemi, I went to many other physical therapists and never seemed to get better. At this point, I would like to mention that I am 83 years old. Through Raifu (yes we are on a first name basis), I feel pain free. My additional problem was a problem with my gait and balance. A problem that no one seemed to be able to cure. Today, I am able to walk without pain. My balance problem has disappeared and I feel like a youngster again!
Is he a miracle worker or a physical therapist of tremendous care for his patients? For the answer to that question, I stand tall, walk tall and my balance is improved. Need I say more…
-Thomas M. Ferran
I have been seeing Raifu for 16 weeks, twice a week. My primary doctor diagnosed my problem/pain as golfer's elbow. If I rated my level of pain as a 10 when I started, I now consider it a 1½!
The myofascial release treatment he uses is totally different from any other physical therapy I have had in the past, and I highly recommend it. And I recommend Raifu even more. He is a dedicated practitioner who really cares about his clients/patients. I have been extremely fortunate to have found Raifu whose expertise cannot be matched.
Hello, my name is Sally and have had back problems that have gradually worsened over the last 50 years. I'm now 90 years old and have very bad scoliosis. For help I have tried chiropractors, physical therapists, a back specialist, pain management doctors and internists. None have helped me.
One day I was told about a therapist with magic fingers, that perhaps could help me. I have been working with Raifu for several years when I need him. To me he is my miracle worker and I have finally gotten help.
A few years ago I was diagnosed with a slipped L5 disc.In lieu of invasive solutions, Physical Therapy was prescribed by my Doctor. I went to Central Florida Therapist and Rehabilitative Group. Raifu Olorunfemi, the therapist, knew exactly what to do. He had a plan for correcting the cause of my problem.Over the next 5 weeks, 2 sessions per week, Raifu, step by step, implemented his plan for relieving my pain. I had complete resolution.
Recently, I had an issue with sciatica which was sending sharp pain down my leg. I went back to Raifu, and with 4 visits he had me standing straight, and relieved the muscle that was pushing against my sciatic nerve.
I would strongly recommend Central Florida Therapist & Rehabilitative Group. Raifu works alone, so you get total individual attention during the session. The staff is knowledgeable regarding insurance issues, and friendly.
After hip surgery, I was in need of physical therapy due to back pain caused by poor posture and limping while awaiting surgery. I was referred to Mr. Olorunfemi by the V.A.. I cannot praise enough his diagnostic skills, therapy and instruction which has now given me the quality of life I was seeking.
When you come here, you are not a patient but a person. He, along with his staff, are genuinely concerned for your welfare and for a successful outcome which I am now able to say was achieved.
If you are in need of a physical therapist, I would highly recommend Mr. Olorunfemi. Give him a chance to work with you to solve your problems. I have full confidence that you will be more than satisfied.
-Robert J Goddard
To anyone who is considering physical therapy:
When I first came to Central Florida Therapist and Rehab, it was for treatment following a rotator cuff surgery. To my surprise, there were no exercises or machines involved. Raifu worked instead on the root cause of my shoulder dysfunction that caused the original problem that was treated by surgery. My posture was terrible and I walked bent forward with my right foot turned out from compensating for a foot problem.
I relied on narcotics to even be able to function. I lived with chronic pain that not even medication I took relieved. Walking was difficult and painful. My neck was pushed forward and I always looked down when I was walking. All of this imbalance caused the need for a cane to help steady myself and take pressure off one foot.
Of course this was not why I came in. I was willing to let him work on my shoulder with gentle stretching and balancing the muscles of both neck and shoulder. My range of motion and strength improved and the work extended through my back and neck and even legs. There was never any pain from the treatment and in my case, never any exercise machines.
People began to remark that I was walking better, looking better and I was actually feeling well. I now am walking without my cane, standing straighter, my foot which had been turned out is now tracking straight ahead. During this time I re-learned how to walk standing straight and how to balance without a cane.
This was a wonderful experience for me and has truly changed my life. I now walk every morning, gradually increasing my distance. I carry my cane, but end up twirling it or swinging it. I think it is a safety crutch and should probably leave it home. I think I still don't believe that it's not needed.
My treatment started the end of March and was finished by the middle of July. I started at 3 times weekly for a couple of weeks then 2 times for quite a while. I went to weekly then every 2 weeks for the last month. This is a very short time to change a lifetime of damage from poor body mechanics.
I recommend that any patients considering being seen at Central Florida Rehabilitation let go of preconceived ideas about what physical therapy is and allow Raifu to work with you and see what happens.
-Randi Blacker RN. MS