graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Physical Therapy in 1967. He received his Master's degree from NYU in 1974 and completed his Ph.D. coursework in 1987. He has been affiliated with the NYU Medical Center since 1967 and currently teaches at the NYU Medical School in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He has been Assistant Director of Research and Training at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and was Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Center's Research division. He has been in private practice since 1970 and has been the physical therapist for the NY Rangers, The Julliard School of Dance and Music, Twyla Tharp, Jose Limon and the NYC ballet troupes. His practice is based in general rehabilitation with specialties in orthopedic, sport, and Pain syndromes, spinal alignment, and joint pains. He has received specialized training in osteoporosis management, geriatric physical therapy, fall risk and balance training and TMJ therapy.
a native New Yorker, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Hunter College School of Physical Therapy in 1990 and in her twenty plus years practicing she has worked in a variety of specialties, such as geriatrics, kinesiology, balance, soft tissue dysfunction and General Rehabilitation. As a Physical Therapist at the Juilliard School for the past ten years, she has developed great expertise in treating musicians, dancers, singers and actors. While working at the Miller Institute for Performing Arts for four years, she specialized in treating Repetitive Strain Injuries. When employed at Lenox Hill Hospital she gained expertise treating chronic pain syndromes. A major component of Michele’s practice for many years has been home care therapy, especially post-surgical care, such as joint-replacement and general orthopedic conditions.
Michele’s positive attitude, warm and caring nature, and superlative clinical skills combine to make her an extraordinary physical therapist.
graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Master's program of Physical Therapy in 1999. Since then she has worked in clinics specializing in child and adult orthopedic rehabilitation and with the board of education treating school aged children. She has taken numerous continuing education courses to further her knowledge and applies manual therapy techniques in order to optimize her patient's recovery. Her recent course work includes: Mulligan Upper Extremity - NAGS, SNAGS and MWM; Maitland Basic Spinal MT-2; Pilates Plus Workshop; FO I and II Functional Orthopedics Institute of Physical Art.
Ivonne Maldonado, OFFICE MANAGER
Just as our office prides itself in physical therapy excellence, our office manager epitomizes the level of service that patients rarely find in the medical community today. Ivonne has worked for physicians in the Upper East Side for the last 15 years. She is a licensed medical technologist who has mastered office management and insurance strategies. Whether fixing a scheduling problem or solving an insurance problem, Ivonne’s warm and intelligent skills make resolutions easy and comfortable.