John and Patti Farese opened the doors of Farese Physical Therapy Center in 1992 to provide the residents of St. Petersburg quality physical and hand therapy services in an outpatient setting with the intent to transform people’s lives by restoring and improving their motion, function, and quality of life. Our physical therapists use both a hands-on approach to work on mechanical problems and an educational component to ensure positive outcomes. We are a private practice clinic providing the personal service you might not find with a chain clinic.
We have a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, surgical techniques, and post-operative programs, and thus, the clinical expertise to effectively manage injuries and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as instruct you in preventative techniques. Physical Therapy is cost-effective and will provide you with treatment in the short term and knowledge to achieve lifelong wellness. We work with your doctor and your insurance to allow you to concentrate on getting well.
Do I need a prescription from my doctor to receive Physical Therapy or Certified Hand Therapy services?
Florida recognizes Direct Access that allows patients to be evaluated and treated by a Licensed Physical Therapist for up to 21 days before a prescription is required. However, Medicare and some private insurance companies require a physician’s prescription for reimbursement purposes.
"I will say up front that posting reviews is not something I normally do. However, my experience at Farese Physical Therapy was extraordinary.
The open treatment area and people working and talking together makes the experience warm and inviting. From the moment you walk in and Betty greets you, you feel relaxed and at ease. If only every medical office was like this. My heartfelt thanks to everyone!"
David B., November 5, 2014
"Before last year, I have never been to physical therapy of any kind. As a result of a bad bicycle accident, I have been a patient at Farese Physical Therapy not once, but twice! I often refer to my time there as "spa" time. While I realize this sounds far reaching for a physical therapy place, as a business owner trying to regain my strength and energy - Farese is a welcome part of my week. The staff there is absolutely wonderful!"
"I brought my father to Farese for physical therapy. The entire staff was very knowledgeable and very caring as if this was their own Dad. The exercises, the muscle massage to loosen up the damaged area, the electrodes for stimulation, the sonogram for deep heat and the encouragement of the staff has made an increased improvement in my father's ability to walk. I would highly recommend Farese to anyone needing therapy!"
Heather B., Daughter of Ted Dahlem, October, 2014
At Farese Physical Therapy we think the human interaction is the most important aspect of your care. We have an outstanding group of people that put the patient first. Our professional staff includes licensed Physical Therapists, licensed Physical Therapists Assistants and a Certified Hand Therapist, all of whom are committed to providing the highest quality of care for patients referred to our centers. We offer a wide array of physical therapy services, including but not limited to:
Our family-owned clinic is state licensed and Medicare Certified. For your convenience, we are providers for all major insurance companies, provider networks, Medicare, Medicaid, and Florida Workers’ Compensation. Click here
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We are happy to serve patients throughout the St. Petersburg area at our conveniently located clinic
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