Roxana is the owner of TheraHands Physical Therapy in Miami, FL, and co-owner of Myofascial Healing Center and Pilates in Juno Beach, FL, along with her partner, Rachel O’Neill.
Inspired to go into healthcare by her grandparents, Roxana has dedicated her life to her passion. She truly enjoys helping others find their balance in whole body healthcare, using physical therapy, Myofascial Release and Rehabilitative Pilates. She believes that by educating her patients, they have the greatest opportunity to heal. Her grandfather was a prominent podiatrist in Cuba and her grandmother regularly attended those in need at her church in Havana. This dedication to helping others is an intrinsic part of Roxana’s life.
Born in Cuba, Roxana immigrated to South Florida in 1982. As a teenager, she volunteered over 3,000 hours at several physical therapy clinics at local hospitals. She received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in Miami, FL, nearly two decades ago. Since then, she has specialized in concierge orthopedic and geriatric physical therapy and wellness through her Miami based company, Therahands.
Roxana’s extensive training in Rehabilitative Pilates and the John F. Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release gives her patients a unique healing experience. She is certified in Pilates Rehabilitation from Polestar®, as well as the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). For several years, she taught at Polestar® in South Miami and she is an active mentor for Polestar® education. As a practitioner, Roxana goes above and beyond to educate, heal, and guide her patients and clients to attain and surpass their goals so that they can live a life of maximum potential, free from pain and dysfunction.
Pamela Mortemore recently moved from Fort Lauderdale to Jupiter, Florida. She is a Licensed Physical Therapist who graduated in 1995 from Florida International University. After surgery in 1997 for hip labrum tears from years of ballet, Pamela pursued a non-conventional treatment of Pilates rehabilitation for her recovery. Her recovery was so successful she began her training in Pilates at Polestar® Education and was certified in July of 2000, as a Certified Polestar® Pilates Practitioner of Rehabilitation. Pamela founded Body Kinetics of Florida in October of 2002 knowing the positive benefit of Pilates-Evolved training and began offering it to her patients and clients. Pamela began receiving referrals from the University of Miami Neurosurgical Department because they also believed in the importance of core strengthening before and after surgery.
Pamela was introduced in 2005 to the Gyrotonic Expansion System® and in June of 2007 was certified as a Gyrotonic level I instructor. She began tailoring programs for her patients and clients for successful recoveries from spinal and orthopedic surgeries as well as other acute and chronic pain syndromes.
She has continued her education in the Gyrotonic Expansion System® with an attestation of Level II and certifications on the specialized equipment, Leg Extension Unit, Jumping-Stretching--Board, and the GYROTONER®. Pamela was also certified as a Gyrokinesis® Level I instructor to give her patients and clients exercises for continual progress away from the practice.
In her practice at Body Kinetics of Florida, Pamela has had the privilege of treating and training professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, Equestrians and Olympic Gold medalists. She has also trained young ballet students from the Art of Classical Ballet in Pompano Beach, Florida and has watched them compete for scholarships to attend the Royal Ballet School in London. Today these students are dancing at the English National Ballet and the prestigious Vienna State Opera Ballet Company.
Pamela closed Body Kinetics of Florida in December 2016 after moving North with her husband.
Pamela is committed to developing the health and well-being of her patients and clients by teaching them core stabilization exercises that will last a lifetime.
Born and raised in Buffalo Grove, IL, Raechel has always had a love for movement ever since she found dance at the age of 3. At 15 she moved to Miami after receiving a full scholarship to attend the Miami City Ballet School. Upon graduation, Raechel received a contract to dance professionally with the Miami City Ballet. During her time with the company she danced corps de ballet and soloist roles in theaters around the U.S. including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center.
Raechel is certified by BASI Pilates with a Dance Specialization. Pilates has been very significant to her throughout her dance career for rehabilitation purposes and injury prevention. Her dance training and education gives her a unique eye for correct mechanics and technique. She is so excited to share her knowledge of movement with others.