Angie Lastra, MD
Dr. Angie Lastra is a physiatrist at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute. She specializes in treating patients with disabilities, joint pain, sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions using non-surgical techniques and treatment.
An active athlete throughout high school and college, Dr. Lastra’s fascination with sports medicine led her to pursue a career in medicine. She was inspired by the possibility of helping patients with disabilities achieve their greatest potential and independence.
Dr. Lastra helps patients achieve their maximum functional capacity and improve their quality of life. She coordinates physical, occupational and speech therapies, and provides musculoskeletal pain management using non-surgical techniques such as peripheral joint injections, trigger point injections and oral medications.
Dr. Lastra is also trained in electrodiagnostic medicine, which can be used to diagnose neurological conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, radiculopathy and peripheral neuropathy. She also performs spasticity treatment and migraine maintenance using Botox injections.
In addition to outpatient services, Dr. Lastra works in the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation unit coordinating care for patients with disabilities , preparing them for their return home.
Dr. Lastra attended medical school at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Caguas, Puerto Rico, and completed her medical training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. She completed her medical internship at San Lucas Episcopal Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami in Miami, Florida.
Meet Dr. Lastra
- Loma Linda University School Of Medicine, 2012
- Hospital Episcopal San Lucas, 2013
- Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2016, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Responsive to Cyclophosphamide Therapy: A Case Report. Published on Journal of Medical Cases 2015; 6 (7): 290-294. Joshua Rothenberg, DO, Angie Lastra, MD, Gemayaret Alvarez, MD, Robert Irwin, MD.
- Quality improvement project University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital PM&R Residency Program. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation EMG/NCS Pocket Guide. To guide residents and to provide a quick, go-to information to aid in their training and in their introduction to this topic.
- 2015: Spasticity in stroke randomized study (SISTERS). Main objective is to compare the effect of intrathecal baclofen therapy versus best medical treatment in stroke patients. Participated in baclofen pump management of participants.
- 2015: Study to assess the safety of 3Mg/MI Gablofen (Baclofen injection) delivered by intrathecal administration using the Synchrohmed II Programmable Infusion System. Evaluate granuloma formation. Participated in baclofen pump management participants.
- 2014: Common Causes of foot pain in an outpatient University-based PM&R Clinic, correlation with age, gender, BMI and level of pain. Two year retrospective, one center based study to investigate the most prevalent causes of foot pain in our clinics.