DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY / FOUNDER
Dr. Natalia Sikaczowski, PT, DPT, CSCS, BFR-C
Dr. Natalia Sikaczowski founded Symmetry Physical Therapy in 2014 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.
Doctor of Physical Therapy/Certified Manual Therapist
Dr. Stan Sowinski, PT, DPT, MTC
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.
Doctor of Physical Therapy/Sports Clinical Specialist
Dr. Timothy Alemi, PT, DPT, SCS
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 worked as a strength coach at Endeavor Sports Performance the year prior to attending PT school after completing an internship. Tim’s experience as a strength coach allowed him the opportunity to work with athletes to develop their athleticism through enhancing their movement variability, strength, speed, agility, and conditioning in preparation for their competitive season. Tim has over 10 years of experience coaching, training, and rehabbing athletes across many platforms, including baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, tennis, golf, sprinters, power lifters, endurance runners, cyclists, and swimmers.
Tim attended the University of Miami and graduated with honors with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016. Tim’s passion for a career in sports led him to a sports residency to gain more experience 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 Clinical Specialists. Tim became a board-certified Sports Clinical Specialist in June 2019. Tim is eager to share his expertise to enhance your performance and prevent injuries in the future.
Doctor of Physical Therapy / Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified
Dr. Nicole Willis, PT, DPT, SFMA-C
Dr. Nicole Willis graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut where she focused her studies on movement science. She then moved to Florida where she graduated with honors from the University of Miami with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017.
Since graduating, Dr. Willis has developed a special love and interest for outpatient orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. She uses her certifications in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Rocktape Functional Movement Techniques (FMT), along with her academic training and evidence-based practice to provide patients with the highest quality of care. Dr. Willis also has specialized training in Pilates based rehabilitation where she uses her experience to treat a variety of disorders including: low back pain, lumbopelvic instability, neck/shoulder pain, postural abnormalities, spine pathologies, balance disorders, and generalized weakness.
Dr. Willis is passionate about her work and dedicated to helping her patients optimize movement and return to what they love. She has helped many athletes and non-athletes alike recover from a wide variety of injuries. She is goal-oriented and believes in working together with her patients to develop individualized treatment plans designed to decrease pain, increase function, and decrease risk for re-injury.
Dr. Willis enjoys practicing Pilates, running with her husband and dog, participating in group fitness classes, and being active on the beach. She believes in the importance of movement and exercise and seeks to inspire and motivate her patients to perform to the best of their abilities.
Doctor of Physical Therapy / Certified Personal Trainer
Dr. Nicole Ramos, PT, DPT
Dr. Nicole Ramos joined the Symmetry Physical Therapy team in March of 2020. She began her career in health and fitness as a certified personal trainer in New York City in 2010. Working alongside some of the best fitness trainers NYC had to offer, she cultivated a hunger to learn everything she could about training for performance and return from injury. In 2018, Dr. Nicole earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Hunter College, City University of New York. While at Hunter, she was part of a research team investigating the effects of Speed Intensity Gait Training in people with Multiple Sclerosis. The pilot study was funded by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and was accepted as a poster presentation at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting and the International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis in 2018.
Dr. Nicole believes that a good clinician never stops learning. She continues to grow her craft and skill set with advanced training. Dr. Nicole has trained in the Functional Manual Therapy (FMT) approach at the reknowned Institute of Physical Art. This highly effective paradigm of treatment is aligned with Dr. Nicole’s whole body approach to physical therapy. She hopes to complete her certification in Functional Manual Therapy by 2022, an elite distinction held by less than 300 physical therapists worldwide. Dr. Nicole has also trained at the Postural Restoration Institute, a groundbreaking paradigm of treatment that uses innovative treatment techniques to address postural kinematic movement dysfunction. In addition to Sports and Orthopedic related injuries, Dr. Nicole is pursuing her certification in Pelvic Rehabilitation through APTA Academy of Pelvic Health.
When she’s not in the clinic, you can find Dr. Nicole teaching indoor cycling, HIIT, and bootcamp classes! Her passion for teaching reaches well beyond the clinic, and her patients often join her for classes once they are discharged from PT!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Latoya Trotter, LMT
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 Swedish (relaxation), deep tissue, sports, recovery, trigger point, cupping, 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.
Kaitlin Cornier joined the Symmetry Physical Therapy team as the Marketing Coordinator in January of 2020. Kaitlin is Symmetry’s newest leader in social media, marketing, and community outreach.
Kaitlin received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Manhattan College in New York. She recently moved from New York City to Miami. Kaitlin has a background in hospitality, customer service, and digital marketing.
At Symmetry, Kaitlin is passionate about bringing fresh ideas, networking, and using her creativity and organizational skills to help others know about the high level of quality care Symmetry Physical Therapy provides.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH ASSISTANT
Lauren began with Team Symmetry PT in October of 2017. Lauren is Symmetry’s leader in community outreach, social media, and marketing. Lauren’s more recent events with Team Symmetry have included participation with the Miami Marathon, Corporate Run, Miami International Fitness Expos, and run clubs. She prides herself on organizing and promoting Team Symmetry’s involvement in the local community. Lauren coordinates educational workshops integrating Team Symmetry into Miami gyms and health clubs. She plays a supportive role in helping to expand local’s knowledge of movement, pain reduction, physical therapy interventions, and injury prevention. She has coordinated repeat events with some well known establishments such as Orange Theory, CrossFit, CKO Kickboxing, and Team FDC Run Club.
Lauren is currently pursuing her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Barry University. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine in 2013 from California Baptist University. She will be a licensed Occupation Therapist in May 2020.
Lauren is a SoCal native who moved to Miami in the fall of 2017 to further her education. She is an avid runner, a huge LA sports fan, and a total beach bum!
Check out the new info and events she has been working on with Team Symmetry @SymmetryPTMiami!
Symmetry Physical Therapy is a privately owned one-on-one patient centered physical therapy clinic in Downtown Miami/Brickell. Every treatment is with the same Doctor of Physical Therapy for the entire hour. Symmetry’s specialized, dedicated, and passionate team of professionals are fully committed to each patient’s success.