We had the good fortune of connecting with Guillermo De Novi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Guillermo, how does your business help the community?
I founded Rehab Lab, a concierge physical therapy practice, to work 1-on-1 with clients and identify the root cause of their physical symptoms.
By working individually with my community, as well as hosting mobility and meditation classes, I help them move and feel better as fast as possible.
Physical and emotional pain plagues our world more than ever, especially during these challenging times.
When injury or pain strikes our body, we are unable to function optimally and are energetically drained by it; usually bringing out the worst in us.
Educating and helping people overcome pain allows us to help people at their core and return to living their best life.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
When I was in highschool, I suffered from a low back sprain during a 200m sprint that lead to two herniated discs on my L4-L5 and L5-S1 vertebraes. This led to an 8 year period where I suffered from chronic lower back pain every day of my life. After going to several physical therapists and chiropractors with little relief, I was inspired to enter a career in physical therapy and learn how to heal myself. Once I was able to become pain-free after incorporating my Physical Therapy education, Pilates-based exercises and Yoga stretches, I knew there was a missing piece in most physical therapy clinics. Traditional physical therapy clinics usually see 3-4 clients at the same time and focus on using passive modalities such as hot packs, electric stimulation, and ice packs. I realized that being able to focus on one person, finding the root cause of their issue, and empowering clients to move efficiently in a pain-free manner was the most important part of quality physical therapy care that actually led to permanent results and not only a temporary fix.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite area in south Florida is Key Biscayne. There is an old abandoned zoo in Crandon Park that was torn down by a hurricane where you can still find the old cages used for the animals. You can also find a lighthouse at the end of Bill Baggs State Park where you can usually spot manatees from the top of the lighthouse.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
When I was in physical therapy school, I took a Pilates for Rehabilitation Certification taught by Brent Anderson that completely changed the way I view the body, movement, and healing through movement.
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