Team Symmetry Physical Therapy: Voted Best Physical Therapists in Miami 2016-2018
Dr. Natalia Sikaczowski, PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Dr. Natalia Sikaczowski founded Symmetry Physical Therapy in 2013 with the fundamental belief that patients should be treated on an individual basis. Dr. Natalia believes patients should be given a diverse array of treatment modalities and techniques, along with a progressive and varied exercise and stretching program, to ensure maximum recovery. This all-encompassing approach, along with Dr. Natalia’s strong background in strength and conditioning, has led to Symmetry’s successful treatment programs for patients looking to get back into sport, recover from injury, or beat chronic pain.
Dr. Adrian Lores, PT, DPT, CSCS, PMA-CPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Pilates Instructor
Dr. Adrian Lores graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of West Florida. Strongly influenced by the prestigious and well published staff, he sought additional training and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Exercise Physiologist from the American College of Sports Medicine. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Lores is also a Certified Pilates Instructor teaching courses to both students and medical professionals.
His passion for health, fitness, and rehabilitation began at an early age while competing in sports, training, and rehabbing from his own injuries. Dr. Lores uses his extensive knowledge of human movement and performance to help individuals recover from injury. He specializes in the treatment of running injuries, sport injuries, and chronic pain. Dr. Lores believes in using a variety of techniques including manual therapy, Pilates, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), and strength and conditioning principles.to help patients reach their goals.
Dr. Lores is a highly skilled, enthusiastic, empathic, and solutions-oriented licensed physical therapist dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients. He has helped his patients achieve goals ranging from post surgical recovery, to optimizing performance when running a 24-hour obstacle race.
Dr. Lores has been an avid fitness enthusiast since a very young age. He has competed in baseball, swimming, cross country, duathlons, and was a collegiate rugby player at the University of West Florida. He continues to be active in the community presenting to running groups on proper recovery and rehabilitation and teaches Pilates classes.
Dr. Stan Sowinski, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Stan Sowinski joined the Symmetry Physical Therapy team in March of 2018. Dr. Sowinski received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. He graduated with honors from the University of St. Augustine’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, a program recognized by its excellence in manual therapy. Since then, Dr. Sowinski has been practicing in outpatient orthopedics, where he specializes in evaluating and treating orthopedic injuries, sports injuries, neurological conditions, and post-operative rehabilitation.
Dr. Sowinski believes in determining the foundational cause of musculoskeletal pain during an evaluation, and educating his patients to help them gain a further understanding of their plan of care. Utilizing his knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice, manual therapy, sports performance, and kinesiology, he treats his patients to alleviate pain and accomplish their goals.
Dr. Sowinski’s interest in physical therapy and sports performance started at an early age when he participated in several sports, inspiring his passion for movement, sports performance, and treatment of musculoskeletal impairments. He utilizes his experience in athletics and fitness to inspire patients all while implementing the latest research to achieve the best possible results.
Dr. Timothy Alemi, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Timothy Alemi joined the team at Symmetry PT in August 2018. Tim is originally from NJ, and graduated from Rowan University with a bachelor’s degree in Health & Exercise Science with a specialization in Health Promotion and Fitness Management. Tim went on to complete a Summer internship, followed by employment, as a strength coach at Endeavor Sports Performance the year before attending PT school. Tim’s experience as a strength coach allowed him the opportunity to work with athletes to help develop their movement variability, strength, speed, and conditioning to improve their overall athleticism in preparation for their season.
Tim attended the University of Miami and graduated with honors with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016. (Go Canes!) Tim’s passion for a career in sports let him to a sports residency specializing in the acute management, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of athletes. He completed his sports residency in July 2018 at Adventist Health in Glendale, CA, which included completion of over 400 hours of on-field coverage and 150 hours of mentoring with board certified sports specialists. Tim will be sitting for his exam to become a board-certified sports specialist in March 2019.
Tim strives to provide excellent care and rehabilitation to return his patients back to the sports they love. His background of on-field medical coverage, management of acute injuries, return to sport programming, and strength & conditioning supports his expertise in working with athletes throughout the continuum of care.
Tim played football and baseball growing up, and excelled through each level of competition for over 15 years. He worked as a baseball coach for 4 years to provide movement analysis and instruction on pitching, throwing, and hitting working with youth and high school athletes. Tim continues to advance his knowledge of injury, movement analysis, and exercise to ensure his patients receive optimal strategies to maintain injury-free. Dr. Alemi strongly believes in striving to improve himself every day, so his patients should expect the same!
Latoya Trotter, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Latoya is a highly trained massage therapist who enjoys working with patients to restore and maintain their health through specific muscle therapy. Latoya is passionate about monitoring patients’ progression and educating patients on how to decrease their risk of injury and recover faster. Latoya offers therapeutic, Swedish, deep tissue, sports, recovery, trigger point, cupping, relaxation, and hot stone massage .
Jenny is the friendly face you will see when you come visit us! She recently moved to Miami from Washington, D.C., she fell in love with the culture and vibrancy of Miami. Jenny has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Goucher College. During her time at Goucher, she was a manager for the Men’s Basketball Team, student ambassador and received the Senior Leadership Capstone award. She is very passionate about holistic mind and body wellness with a focus on plant-based nutrition and participating in community-wide partnerships.
Social Media Director
Marissa is currently pursuing her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Miami. She received her Bachelor’s in Human Performance with a focus in Exercise Physiology in 2016 from the University of Tampa.
During her time at UT, she competed all four years on the volleyball team, where she was a 3x All-American and part of the 2015 National Championship Team.
Her past experience working with children and adolescents while coaching volleyball and volunteering at a Pediatric clinic, along with her athletic background drives her passion for prevention and treatment of injuries for youth athletes.
Marissa currently assists in composing educational content via social media outlets for Symmetry Physical Therapy. Check out Team Symmetry PT’s most recent posts @symmetryptmiami.
Lauren recently moved to Miami from Riverside, CA to pursue her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Barry University. Lauren has a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine from California Baptist Univeristy. She is an avid runner and likes to participate in half-marathons. Lauren joined the Symmetry Physical Therapy team to assist in and manage the ‘behind the scenes’ work. She is the friendly face you will see when you come visit us!
Melanie recently moved from Cincinnati, OH to pursue her Masters in Occupational Therapy Degree (MOT) at Barry University. Melanie received her bachelors in Gerontology and Psychology in 2017 from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) where she graduated with honors.
During her time at BGSU, she was a cheerleader for football, basketball, and competition for all four years, placing 3rd in the Nation at UCA Nationals
Melanie’s past experience working with older adults as a nurses’ aid in a nursing home has influenced her passion to help others become more independent in their daily lives through occupational therapy.
Melanie joined the Symmetry Physical Therapy team to assist in and manage the ‘behind the scenes’ work. She is one of the friendly faces you will see when you come in to see us!