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Improving the quality of your life! Move, run & groove!

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Our team is led by Dr Drakes. Dr. Drakes obtained his medical degree from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus. He completed his internship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a few years later, started his postgraduate training in Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. During residency, he was consistently one of the top performing residents and was named “Resident of the Year” at his graduation in June 2014. During his residency, he assisted in the development of the Sports Medicine Fellowship training program at Montefiore. He started that Fellowship program in July 2014 as one in the first batch of Fellows graduated in June 2015. He has taught several workshops in the use of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, including at the annual conference of the American Academy of Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation.

He has been in private practice here in Barbados since September 2015. He sees patients with a variety of rehabilitation needs but his special interests are musculoskeletal injuries, sports medicine, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and electrodiagnostic studies. He contributes articles to the Barbados Today online newspaper and is a member of the Barbados Sports Medicine Association. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and playing cricket.

SD Optimal Functioning is a medical centre in Barbados. We offer medical services in the fields of physical medicine & rehabilitation and sports medicine. Our goal is to promote optimal physical functioning in all individuals to maximise independence and quality of life. We will achieve this by being available, affable and demonstrating great ability to diagnose and manage problems causing impaired physical function.

Each evaluation is complete and consists of thorough history-taking and physical examination. Additional testing is performed or ordered if necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is made, the appropriate treatment plan is instituted according to the patient’s wishes.

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At our medical clinic, we believe you’re never too old to learn new tricks. We optimise physical function for people regardless of their age. We aim to assist persons with a variety of conditions including amputations, arthritis, accident victims, brain injuries, children with developmental conditions, joint pain and spine pain, nerve and muscle disorders, osteoporosis, poor balance, spinal cord injuries, sports injuries & workplace injuries.

SD Optimal Functioning Inc can coordinate and schedule an appointment with our medical consultants. We explain, plan and coordinate our patients’ rehabilitation & recovery from their injuries. We also offer consultations for a variety of conditions, be it a stroke or traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy or neck & back pain.

Our doctors are responsible for performing electrodiagnostic tests such as nerve conduction studies and electromyography. We will determine if there is any nerve damage, the cause of the damage & the response to treatment. For this purpose, we have advanced medical equipment including neurostimulator & electromyography machine. The former allows us to target precisely nerves for nerve blocks and the latter assists us in diagnosing a variety of nerve & muscle disorders.

To help diagnose sprains, strains, tears & other soft tissues and to produce pictures of tendons, muscles, ligaments & joints throughout the body, we do a diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound.

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If you are tired of waiting for pain to go away, you count on us for the management of chronic pain. New advances in medical science have proved that better solutions are available for chronic pain relief. Whether it is effective medication or electrical stimulation, we have everything to eliminate your pain in a few days. If you are suffering from sports injuries, back injuries or arthritis, we are here to release your frustration by bidding goodbye to a prolonged pain!

Have you been afflicted with central nervous system problems? We have solutions for management of spasticity in persons. If necessary, we will refer you to advanced medical professionals for appropriate care, so that your health is never compromised.

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