Friday, January 01, 2021

Welcome to is the official web site of Functional Rehab of East Fort Myers!

We're Southwest Florida's premier pain management therapy clinic. We cover the entire Lee County, with our primary office in East Fort Myers / Lehigh Acres, and provide home health services to Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, and Cape Coral.

Our mission is to provide you with evidence-based physical therapy. Many of our patients have gone through multiple surgeries, and/or drugs, yet they found themselves still suffering from aches and pains.

Let us help you! We'll work with your doctor to see if physical therapy is right for you. We're a Medicare-approved provider and we also accept all PPO insurance. Our team is led by Dr. Diego Sausa, DPT.

For a free consultation, please call us (239) 690-3100.

Issues we treat: Auto accidents, work injuries, sports injuries, neuropathy, orthopedic problems, neuromuscular problems, neck pain & headaches, low back pain, hand / foot pain, hip / knee pain, and leg / arm pain.

Facility features:

  • walk-ins welcome!
  • state of the art exercise equipment
  • myofascial / trigger point therapy
  • sports rehab
  • protocol - oriented orthopedic rehab
  • occupational / hand therapy
  • neuro-muscular massage
  • balance / vestibular therapy
  • spinal / joint mobilization / traction
  • ultrasonic therapy
  • electrotherapy
  • cryotherapy
  • infrared therapy
  • specialized therapeutic exercises
  • evidence-based pain management
  • hand splinting
  • iontophoresis / phonophoresis
  • peripheral neuropathy therapy
  • easy accessibility and ample parking

Functional Rehab of East Fort Myers
14630 Palm Beach Blvd #3
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Phone: (239) 690-3100
24-7 Hotline: (239) 850-1891

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Lee County home health services - physical therapy

Home Health Services for Lee County residents, including Sanibel and Captiva

A new home service is available for Lee County residents, including Sanibel and Captiva patients.  We understand some patients are not able to drive, and instead of going to an office far away, you can have a professional, licensed physical therapist come to your home.  Medicare, private insurance, or self-pay payments are accepted.

In Pain? Surgery free, drug free medical treatments that can get you back to functionality.

We work with your physician to look for permanent non-surgical, no-pill solutions.

Call (239) 850-1891 to setup an appointment.  Appointment hotline is available 24x7.

Functional Rehab of East Fort Myers
14630 Palm Beach Blvd #3
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Phone: (239) 690-3100
24-7 Hotline: (239) 850-1891

Monday, December 10, 2007


Evidence-based drug free pain management is now in North Fort Myers!

Rehab and Pain Center, led by Dr. Diego D. Sausa, DPT, has opened its doors in its newest location. Rehab and Pain Center is a strong advocate for conservative pain management. They suggest utilizing evidence-based physical therapy and occupational therapy instead of addictive drugs or costly surgery.

"We have seen countless situations where a patient could have avoided surgery or addictive pain medicines if they went through physical therapy," said managing director, Don Sausa. "Physical therapy can make you functional again, allowing you to regain mobility or relieve pain without unnecessary injections. Our facilities can also assist with treating and preventing obesity, a disease which kills 112,000 Americans a year."

In addition to their new state of the art North Fort Myers facility, they have other locations in Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, and East Fort Myers. Rehab and Pain Center accepts Medicare and most private insurance.

For more information, or to setup an appointment, please call (239) 652-6812. They are located at 50 Pine Island Rd, Unit 4, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Study finds physical therapy reduces hospital stays

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Respiratory-failure patients who got physical therapy within 48 hours of the insertion of a breathing tube reduced their hospital stays, a U.S. study found.

Study leader Dr. Peter Morris of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., said patients who received physical therapy had an average hospital stay reduction of three days, including more than one day in an intensive care unit.

Initial therapy, or passive range of motion therapy, was provided by nursing assistants, with their training designed and implemented by physical therapists, explained Morris. The nursing assistants flexed the joints of patients' upper and lower limbs three times a day, seven days a week. As patients progressed, they received more advanced physical therapy from a physical therapist, Morris said.

There also was no addition to total hospital costs because the salaries of the employees who provided the physical therapy were offset by reduced lengths of stay in the hospital, Morris said.

The findings were presented at a meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians in Chicago.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Beating Lower Back Pain -- Without Surgery

New research published by the American Medical Association shows that physical therapy can help patients with back pain and has the same long term results as someone that undertakes back surgery.

Consider this article from ABC News:

Beating Lower Back Pain -- Without Surgery: Study Shows That Patients Get Same Benefits Regardless of Whether or Not They Choose the Knife
Published by ABC News
Nov. 22, 2006

New research in The Journal of the American Medical Association today suggests that patients who opt for nonsurgical treatments can get the same benefits in pain reduction and function in the long term as those who chose surgery.


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Ask Your Congress To Support Disabled Americans and Senior Citizens - Remove Medicare Caps

Contact your congressman and senator to support S. 3912/HR. 6132.

It's important that we support our disabled and senior Americans out there in whatever way possible. The following bills in the Senate and House just does that by allowing exceptions to Medicare caps for physical therapy and speech therapy.

In the past, disabled citizens and seniors would not be able to go to outpatient rehabs after they exhaust $1,800 worth of Medicare benefits. What that translates to is a person recovering from a stroke or a patient with major hip surgery can only go for about two months and after that, despite not being well or fully functional, they are no longer allowed to come back to the clinic.

A cap is an injustice, especially for folks that have paid their Medicare benefits since the day they started working. Secondly, socialistic policies for people that are able to work isn't good; however, we as a people should do our best to support and protect those that are not able to fend for themselves.