Functional Transformation Clinic

Sarasota's premier therapy clinic specializing in lymphedema treatments.

Working hard to deliver quality therapy services to Sarasota, Florida.

We know you have a choice in therapy service providers and finding the right team is important to both you and your loved one. You need a team you can trust, one that will not only provide you with therapy services, but also respect, courtesy, and compassion. Surrounding yourself with the right team of therapists allows you to make better-informed decisions about your care. Functional Transformation has a great team to help you with your rehabilitation. Our therapists understand and are highly trained to work with you in designing the most personalized, effective therapy plan to get you back to better health.

As Sarasota’s premier lymphedema therapy clinic, we specialize in working with individuals affected by lymphedema, a condition often associated with cancer treatment but also caused by other factors. Our therapists step in when others back away from even the most challenging cases. We are here to help improve your quality of life. We are committed to providing the personalized care you deserve right here in our clinic in Sarasota, Florida.

Our therapists are trained and certified in:

Lymphedema therapy

Lymphedema usually causes swelling in the arms and legs, but can occur in other parts of the body such as the face, neck, arm, breast, chest wall and sometimes inside of the mouth and/or throat (intra-oral). Although there are many different conditions that could cause Lymphedema, it is most often seen after lymph node surgery, cancer surgery (radiation) to the lymph nodes. The good news is that Lymphedema therapy can help with reducing and managing the swelling. One thing to keep in mind is, at this time, there is no cure for lymphedema and therapy helps you to face the daily challenges associated with lymphedema and to live your best life. Lymphedema therapy has different options for patients that could involve manual lymphatic drainage (light pressure massage of the affected area) exercises, compression bandages or even a pneumatic compression device depending on the patient’s diagnosis.

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Causes and risk factors for lymphedema include:

  • Breast, head and neck, skin, pelvic, or prostate surgery, including the removal of lymph nodes, often followed by radiation or chemotherapy which can cause increased inflammation in the body and a heavier load on the lymphatic system. 
  • Traumatic injuries to the skin including burns, crushing injuries, surgical incisions, and scar tissue can damage or slow the lymph system.
  • Severe infection, obesity, cardiac problems (especially congestive heart failure), vascular issues, and kidney disease can all cause lymphedema and require help to remove. 


Breast cancer survivors routinely struggle with lymphedema caused by treatments. Up to half of breast cancer patients will develop lymphedema and that’s a large number, 4 million in fact, and that’s just in the US. Using our LymphaTech technology we can catch it early, while it’s still manageable. Preventing chronic lymphedema helps to retain quality of life while reducing physical discomfort and healthcare costs for the patient.

It takes us 60 seconds to detect even small changes in the circumference and volume in the affected areas. Changes are tracked and differences are calculated by percentages. You will know instantly how you have progressed.

Lympha Tech is accurate and fast. You deserve the best technology and we have it here for you.

Occupational Therapy

An Occupational Therapist helps people to improve their daily activities which can include things like eating, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, and grooming. Our goal is to get you back to doing the things you could do before your injury or illness. We understand that each patient is unique and we will develop a program specifically for you and your individual needs.

Parkinson’s Therapy

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Functional Transformation provides you with options for Parkinson’s therapy. Our therapists are certified in LSVT BIG and PRW Moves

LSVT BIG is a therapy that includes 16 sessions that will help increase the patient’s mobility and speed. Parkinson’s patients experience a reduction in the size of their movements and an increase in the time it takes them to accomplish tasks, such as putting on a coat. This therapy can help to make their movements more fluid, bigger, and faster giving the patient the confidence he/she needs to get out of the house and enjoy life. 

PWR! Moves are designed to help slow, stop, or even reverse symptoms of Parkinson’s. The four basic moves can be done lying, sitting, or standing and can be made progressively more challenging so that the patient continues to see improvement over time. 

It’s never too late to start therapy for Parkinson’s, but If you or a loved one have had a Parkinson’s diagnosis, why wait until symptoms have progressed further to seek help? Give us a call today to get started with a proven treatment plan that can change your life for the better.

Pelvic Floor Therapy


Pelvic floor dysfunction is a condition that can affect both men and women. It occurs when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weak or unable to properly support the pelvis. This can lead to problems with urination, sexual function, and bowel movements. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be caused by childbirth, surgery, aging, or other factors. Treatment may involve physical therapy, lifestyle changes, or medication.


Bowel and bladder function are essential for overall health and well-being. However, many people experience problems with these functions due to pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be caused by a variety of factors, including psychological factors and musculoskeletal problems. It is possible that you have never heard of physical therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction, but if you experience problems in either of these areas, a physical therapist may be just what you need.

Get Back to Living Your Sarasota Lifestyle

Functional Transformation proudly serves the Sarasota community and surrounding communities of Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice, Englewood, North Port, and Punta Gorda.

Get back to living your best life possible and take control of your health and wellness today! Request an appointment by contacting our office staff to schedule your initial consultation.

We are located We are located at 5957 Cattlemen Lane, Sarasota, Fl. 34232

William McHale
William McHale
Beth is an absolute life saver !!!!!
Kim Caswell
Kim Caswell
Unbelievably grateful for this practice. Beth has been an arm-saver. She is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and knows her craft. My Mom would / could never had come as far as she did (post surgery - reverse shoulder replacement) without Beth and her extensive skill set. Thank you, Beth - truly amazing recovery.
Rita Marderosian
Rita Marderosian
Beth was my therapist. She is very knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend her services. The ladies behind the desk are friendly and helpful.
CJ Allegretto
CJ Allegretto
I was recently diagnosed with lymphedema in my leg and was so happy to find an occupational therapist at FTC who could see me within a week. Beth is a highly experienced and knowledgable therapist who not only treated my issues but taught me how to manage them on my own. She measured me for a compression stocking that is very comfortable to wear all day. After 4 weeks of therapy my swelling and pain have reduced and are more under control. The entire staff at FTC is wonderful and helpful.


Functional Transformation Clinic is committed to providing you with exceptional care and we accept most insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid (Part B and PPO), making quality care affordable. We are currently working to get in network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Healthcare; we will be able to offer these options soon.

Call and speak with one of our caring staff members to get you scheduled today!

New Patients

If you are a new patient, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to complete registration forms and a health history. Please have your insurance information available when you come in for your appointment.
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