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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