Seventy percent of our Physical Therapists have played professional or collegiate sports - that's 3 times greater than the average PT practice! The unique experience of our team of PTs allows us to relate to your active lifestyle, and we’re able to put ourselves in your shoes so you can get back to life! We are proud of our passionate, highly skilled, and empathetic team, and invite you to learn more about them below.
To find out more about the therapist who is treating you please click on their name
Abby De Angelis  PT, DPT
Clinical Director of SPEAR's Midtown East location. HSS Rehabilitation Network Advanced Hip Clinician. Women's soccer captain at James Madison University. Medical volunteer at the NYC Marathon.
Patrick Watson  PT, DPT
Assistant Director of SPEAR's Midtown East location. Liicensed Physical Therapist. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. Former Division I Lacrosse player.
David Endres  PT, MS
Co-founder of SPEAR Physical Therapy. Licensed Physical Therapist. Award-winning squash professional.
Abby Bales  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy and post-baccalaureate/Pre-Medical certification from NYU. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and certified Pelvic Floor Specialist. Marathon runner.
Bhavik Sheth  PT, DPT, CSCS, SFMA
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Hip-hop and Bollywood dancer, surfer and blogger.
Edwina "Winnie" Adrien  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Bachelor's in Exercise & Sports Sciences from Ithaca College. Member of the Women's Soccer Team at Ithaca. Long Island native.
Ana Wu  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College. Bachelor of Science in Dance and Arts Administration from Butler University. Native Peruvian, trained in classical and modern dance.
Tracy Tran  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Downstate and Bachelors in Exercise Biology from UC Davis. Avid tennis player and runner.
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.
Sophie Lester  LMT
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist and graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences with a BFA in Dance.
Alexandra (Alex) Ortiz  LMT, PTA
Licensed Massage Therapist from Finger Lakes School of Massage. Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant from LaGuardia Community College. Contemporary jazz dancer, dance teacher to young kids and dance therapist to kids with disabilities.
Lauren Paxton  Pilates Instructor
Pilates Instructor offering both Pilates Mat Class & Private Sessions. Degree in Dance from Long Island University.