MIDAS TOUCH INSTITUTE

SOUTH FLORIDA’S LEADING HEALING TOUCH IN HEALTHCARE


MIDAS TOUCH INSTITUTE

Founded in 2000 on a personalized, patient-centered approach to cancer care, Midas Touch Institute is dedicated to tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. A physical therapy and lymphedema facility focused on the treatment of lymphedema patients after lymph node dissection, radiation or vascular insufficiencies.
Comprehensive services are delivered by a team of lymphedema experts, all under one roof. Lymphedema treatments is what we do. Our Vodder and Godoy certified therapists are constantly looking for medical breakthroughs to offer patients as many options as possible. Our clinicians offer a level of expertise that comes with working exclusively with cancer patients.

EXPERT CARE

We recognize that no two patients are exactly the same. Every patient’s care plan, from treating the disease to managing related side effects, is designed to meet his or her needs and treatment goals. Patients and their caregivers are involved every step of the way, empowered to make informed decisions about their care.

INTEGRATIVE TREATMENT

Undergoing cancer treatment can have a major impact on how you feel, function and look. Addressing those issues can help you get back to your life, even as you battle the condition. That’s why an integrative, multi-faceted approach to our patient’s care is important. The Midas Touch experts treat the condition with advanced treatments and technologies, while also supporting patients’ strength, stamina and quality of life with a comprehensive array of evidence-informed therapies, each tailored to their needs.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

You and your healing are at the center of our hearts, minds and actions every day. We rally our team around you, delivering compassionate, integrative care for your body, mind and spirit. We offer clear information, powerful and thorough treatment options, all based on your needs. We honor your courage, respect your decisions, and offer to share your journey of healing and hope.

SERVICES

For more details on the services we offer, please contact The Midas Touch Institute directly at (305) 740-7292.

BEMER THERAPY

Reduces impaired microcirculation that results from aging, toxins and stress.
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KINESIO TAPING

This technique activates neurological and circulatory systems to facilitate the flow of fluids.
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GODOY LYMPHATIC THERAPY

A new approach to lymphedema treatments using a combination of manual techniques and mechanical therapy.
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VODDER LYMPHATIC THERAPY

This therapy combines different treatment approaches including Manual Lymphatic Drainage, bandaging, compression garments, exercise, and self-care providing relief from chronic inflammation and pre and post-surgical procedures.
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LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE XP2 MACHINE

This technique provides relief from chronic inflammation and pre and post-surgical procedures. Breaking down the fluid by the energy, and moving along the lymphatic channels and out of the body.
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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Complementary and Integrative Medicine. A holistic approach to your well-being from energy medicine to yoga to acupuncture and herbal supplements.
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PRODUCTS & SUPPLIES

INSURANCE COVERAGE AND REGISTRATION FORMS

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INSURANCES ACCEPTED

  •  United Health Care (UHC)
  •  Medica Health Care Plans
  •  Preferred Care Partners (PCP)
  •  Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  •  Medicare
  •  Humana

ADDITIONAL FORMS REQUIRED for the following insurances

We offer competitive rates for private pay patients and accept Out-Of-Network insurances.

FAQs
When we perform the Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) we follow the anatomy of the lymphatic system, knowing the connections of this lymph vessels in the body, we are able to re-route the fluid to new and healthier connections. The fluid ends up in the venous angle of the heart, integrating with the venous system.
There are different approaches to this answer, consult your physical therapist before beginning any exercise program. In this facility, we asses each patient, and establish an exercise program specific for that patient, lymphedema stage, age, medical status, and fitness level. Most of the time, exercise is beneficial and with proper guidance will be an asset to control lymphedema.
It depends on the stage of lymphedema, the earlier detected and treated, the less involved is the treatment and the maintenance. Your physical therapist will guide you on the proper use of your garments.
Look after your skin. Avoid cuts (don’t cut your cuticles), hangnails, insect bites, pet scratches and burns to the affected arm. If your skin is injured, be sure to clean and protect the wound immediately. Stay away from substances that you are allergic to or that you find irritate your skin.
Whenever possible, avoid blood pressure monitoring in the affected arm and avoid medical procedures that require pricking the skin in the affected arm (vaccination, blood drawing, insertion of an intravenous needle, acupuncture, and venography or lymphangiography [x-ray assessments that involve injections]).
Treat infections promptly. Usually skin infections are streptococcal — that is, they are caused by bacteria called “streptococci.” On rare occasions an infection may be staphylococcal — caused by bacteria called “staphylococci.” In either case, the infection should be treated immediately with antibiotics such as penicillin. If you have recurrent infections, you may want to take regular preventive doses of antibiotics or receive monthly injections of penicillin. Your doctor may want you to have an emergency home supply of an antibiotic, to be taken at the first sign of infection. If you are visiting a remote area, be sure to take along a supply of antibiotics.
Use saunas, steam baths and hot tubs with care. Heat can make your lymphedema worse. Be cautious about exposing yourself to hot environments.
Travel with care. Some patients report that their lymphedema is worse when they travel to places with a hot climate. Some also report that their lymphedema is worse during flights. If you have a compression garment, you need to wear it when travelling by air, as well as, when exercising and use the night garment.
Maintain an ideal body weight. Eat a balanced diet. We can guide you. Being overweight can contribute to the development of lymphedema and may make the use of compression garments less effective. We are here to help you get back on track to a healthy lifestyle.
Activities that exercise your arms may help control your lymphedema. Although some doctors say you should avoid activities such as rowing, tennis, golf, skiing, squash and racquetball, there is no research to suggest that these sports promote or worsen lymphedema. In fact, in one study, 20 women with breast cancer competed in the strenuous sport of dragon boat racing and found that the activity did not promote or worsen lymphedema. Experts recommend that you wear a compression garment during exercise. Always check with your physical therapist before starting any exercise program.

OUR TEAM

Ana Maria Mendieta

PHYSICAL THERAPIST & CERTIFIED LYMPHEDEMA THERAPIST

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Carlene Campbell-Diaz

Occupational Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist

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Stephanie Figueroa

Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist

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CONTACT US

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7600 SW 57th Ave. Suite #300 South Miami, Fl. 33143

305-740-7292

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