Meet the Directors

Please click on the following therapist to meet the directors

Dan Rootenberg  PT, DPT, CSCS
President and co-founder of SPEAR Physical Therapy, Licensed Physical Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and ex-professional baseball player. Covered in numerous industry publications.
Ryan Kitzen  PT, DPT
SPEAR's VP of Operations, Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Athletics 2014 Hall of Fame inductee. Former US national soccer player. 
David Endres  PT, MS
Co-founder of SPEAR Physical Therapy, Licensed Physical Therapist, award-winning squash professional.
Abby De Angelis  PT, DPT
Clinical Director of SPEAR's 56th Street location. HSS Rehabilitation Network Advanced Hip Clinician. Women's soccer captain at James Madison University. Medical volunteer at the NYC Marathon.
Cathy Campbell  PT, DPT, SCS
Clinical Director of SPEAR's 44th Street location.  All-American gymnast and Ivy League Champion at Cornell. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University. Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist.
Lisa Yirce  PT, DPT
Clinical Director of SPEAR's 16th Street location. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook. Focused on injury prevention and rehabilitation. Medical volunteer at the NYC Marathon.
Joe Costello  PT, DPT, SCS
Clinical Director of SPEAR's West 57th Street location. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University. Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist. Played college basketball at Mount St. Mary and started its lacrosse program.
Amir Rand  PT, DPT
Clinical Director of SPEAR's Financial District location. Doctorate in Physical Therapy with distinction from the New York Institute of Technology. Completed a challenging acute bedside clinical affiliation at NYU’s Tisch Hospital.
Jeremy B. Crow  PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Director of Clinical Education at SPEAR, Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU, Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist.
Jimmy Olayos  PT, DPT, CSCS, SFMA
Clinical Director at SPEAR's 84th Street location. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Certified in Functional Movement Systems' Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) program.
David Block  PT, DPT
Clinical Director of SPEAR's Penn Plaza location. Doctorate in Physical Therapy with distinction from NYIT, and received both the Benjamin Morey Commitment to Excellence Award and the Alpha Eta Student Research Award.
Natalia Farnsworth  PT, DPT, CAFS
Clinical Director at SPEAR's Murray Hill location. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical. Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS), and NYC’s only Certified PelvicoreTM Instructor.

Lauren Carleton  PT, DPT
Clinical Director of SPEAR's Tribeca location. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from The University of Western Ontario. Native Candadian and lover of Muay Thai.