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
Patrick Watson  PT, DPT
Clinical Director of SPEAR's Midtown East location. Licensed 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.
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.
Emily Ward  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi. Bachelors in Exercise Science of Kinesiology from Mississippi College. Captain & MVP of college tennis team. Worked for John McEnroe Tennis Academy and Adidas with top MTA & ATP players.
David Jung  PT, DPT, CSCS, SFMA
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Downstate. Bachelors in Biology from CUNY College of Staten Island. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment. Former US Navy officer.
Justin Aquino  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. Bachelor of Science in Applied Kinesiology from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Enjoys playing sports (especially basketball), running and playing guitar.
Olufemi Sonubi  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. BS in Movement Science from CUNY York College. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. IASTM & KinesioTaping certified. Enjoys gardening, coffee & staying active.
Stephanie Belaires  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia. Bachelor's in Exercise & Sports Science from Ursinus College. D3 golf and soccer player. Travel lover.
Helen Tan  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy Degree from New York Medical College. Bachelor's in Physiology from University of Toronto. Interested in Women's Health. Born in China, grew up in Toronto.
Lauren Paxton  Pilates Instructor
Pilates Instructor offering both Pilates Mat Class & Private Sessions. Degree in Dance from Long Island University.
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.
Dan Rootenberg  PT, DPT, CSCS
SPEAR Co-Founder and CEO. Bachelor of Science from Binghampton University and Masters in Physical Therapy from Touro College. National guest speaker and former professional baseball player.