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Lumana Joseph, MD: Physical Therapist, Clinical Instructor, HACCOF Chairwoman and Philanthropist

Dr. Lumana Joseph graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Dr. Joseph also completed her Transitional Clinical Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of South Florida in 2016.

Dr. Joseph is the president and CEO of Lumana Physical Therapy and Wellness Center. She founded the company in 2009 because of her belief in equal access for all who seek quality rehabilitation services, so that they can get back to functioning optimally and gain independence. As an owner of a physical therapy and wellness facility, Dr. Joseph presents a comprehensive approach to the rehabilitation realm, by providing physical, occupational, and speech therapy services. Dr. Joseph promotes a healthy lifestyle through wellness by encouraging an active lifestyle, teaching simple exercises, and providing educational resources on comorbidities affecting the underserved population.

Dr. Joseph also serves as a Clinical Instructor for many universities and colleges, mentoring the Physical Therapy students and Physical Therapy Assistant students throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Throughout the Miami academic year, Dr. Joseph grants internship opportunities and summer youth internship programs to many high school students, especially juniors and seniors. Dr. Joseph aims to equip students with positive values, team-building opportunities, and social responsibilities, whilst assisting them in making a valuable contribution to society. Dr. Joseph’s overall objective is to demonstrate positive values and show the commitment needed to succeed in the rehabilitation realm and their future endeavors, as they become young professional adults.

Dr. Joseph was appointed chairwoman of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) in March 2021. Dr. Joseph initially joined HACCOF as a board member in 2017, and then served as the board Treasurer from 2018 to 2019 and board Vice-Chair from 2019 to 2021.

Dr. Joseph is passionate about community services and charitable work. Dr. Joseph frequently collaborates with the city of North Miami in different capacities to deliver much-needed benefits to the community. She also provides an annual contribution to families in need both in the local community and abroad, and enlists in outreach programs offering educational resources and exercise classes to various groups of people. Every year, she volunteers to participate in medical mission trips to Haiti to provide essential medical care to physically impaired children and adults. Dr. Joseph provides educational resources and tools to the staff at the different sites of affiliations, and furthermore, she supports financial assistance efforts to primary and secondary students in a rural part of Haiti.

Dr. Joseph is the Vice-Chair of the Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the House of New Vision and Hope (HNVH), a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and sits on various boards for the City of North Miami. She currently sits on the City of North Miami personnel board as the Vice-Chair, is a board member on the Board of Adjustments, and recently served as a board member on the North Miami Parks and Recreation as well as the North Miami CRA boards.

Dr. Joseph founded The Lumana Foundation in 2020 to increase awareness and assist the underserved and underprivileged population, by educating, facilitating, and providing tools necessary to enrich one’s life. Dr. Joseph is currently working in collaboration with the Chief Medical Doctor of Hospital St. Antoine in Jeremie for earthquake relief efforts.

Dr. Joseph’s aspiration in life is to educate others, help people in need, and make a difference, no matter how small, and believes that she can be a vessel in God’s kingdom. Dr. Joseph spends her spare time with her two wonderful sons and her family and friends. In her spare time, Dr. Joseph enjoys traveling, dining, art, music, and reading a good book.

Contact:

810 NE 125th Street

North Miami, FL 33161

Languages: Spanish and Portuguese

305-364-5409

pt@lumanatherapy.com

www.lumanatherapy.com

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