Dr. Laura Ottaviani is a board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist who focuses in the restoration of patient function. Having obtained her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Ottaviani completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Missouri, followed by a fellowship in musculoskeletal medicine at the University of Missouri. Dr. Ottaviani utilizes a range of non-surgical means including muscle and joint injections, physical therapy, medication and bracing to treat various orthopedic conditions. These conditions include muscle spasticity, lower back pain, and the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. She holds a special interest in the use of Botulinium toxin to treat specific neurologic conditions including stroke, adult cerebral palsy and headaches, and has specialty training in the use of electrodiagnosis to define nerve injury.
Dr. Ottaviani enjoys spending time with her husband and her three children.
Doctor of Medicine:
Nova Southeastern University
University of Missouri
Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship at University of Missouri
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Clinical Teaching Physician for residency training program – Blake Medical Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital
Assistant Professor – University of Missouri and the University of Alabama at Birmingham,
I absolutely love Dr Ottaviani. She’s a caring and compassionate doctor who truly seems to care about her patients. I have bursitis in my hip (only age 44) and she’s gone to great lengths to help find a way to help alleviate my pain. She knew I didn’t want pain pills, EVER( I hate the way they make me feel) she just wanted to help me cure the pain. Which the physical therapist upstairs at Coastal did. (Tiffany). Dr Ottaviani recommended her specifically and she’s amazing. Thank you thank you
She is the most caring and gentle doctor! I love Dr. O!
She is such a special…kind…humble, loving woman.
Very caring and understanding; obviously well educated in this field. I would highly recommend her.
Anne S, Healthgrades.com
As a patient of Dr. Alan Valadie, Dr. Laura Ottaviani, Dr. Eric Sundberg and most recently Dr. Sara Simmons, it is with the greatest of pleasure that I am writing to say how much I treasure these exceptional individuals, each in his or her own very special way. As someone who has suffered a number of sports injuries, and having been married to a doctor, it is essential to my well-being and trust that my physicians have outstanding credentials. In addition to their basic medical training, each one of these physicians is also fellowship trained, which is remarkable! In addition, I am especially delighted to say that each one of these physicians is extraordinarily kind, thoughtful, considerate and very caring. They are also extremely thorough! I would be remiss if I didn’t also add that they each have a fantastic support staff. So it is I recommend Coastal Orthopedics to one and all, without hesitation!
Barbara B. Seed, Englewood
Dr. O is real. She’s great, one of the best.
If my dad were on fb he would say how much he loved DrO! I just know she is a beautiful person inside and out!
Amy M., Facebook.com
Dr. Ottaviani listened to me and accurately diagnosed my injuries from a car accident. She spends time with you and goes over every detail and respects any decisions you make concerning treatment.