Midtown West: 36 West 44th Street, Suite 403

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
Cathy Campbell  PT, DPT, SCS
Clinical Director of SPEAR's Midtown West location.  All-American gymnast and Ivy League Champion at Cornell. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University. Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist.
Phaeleau Cunneen  PT, CHT
Certified Hand Therapist and SPEAR's Director of Hand Therapy. Lectured at Columbia University. Published in the Journal of Arthroplasty. Cycles to work every day!
Kaitlin Thompson  PT, DPT, ATC, CEEAA
Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Boston University. Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Vestibular Rehab Therapist. Former coach of the Boston University Women's Volleyball Club.
Jacob Weissman  PT, DPT, FMT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Buffalo with undergraduate coursework in Exercise Science. Avid snowboarder, skier and weight lifter.
Justin Farnsworth  PT, DPT, CSCS, SFMA, CAFS
BA in Biology and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Former All-American soccer player.
Steven Coppolecchia  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University. Completed undergraduate course work in Health Science Studies at Quinnipiac University. Clinical internship with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Nicole Obenrader  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chatham University. BS in Health and Physical Activity with a focus in Exercise Science from the University of Pittsburg. Performed in the PITT Dance Ensemble.
Matthew Hastings  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Institute of Technology and Bachelor’s degree from University of Vermont. Avid skier, golfer and outdoor enthusiast.
Laura Paley  PT, DPT, NKT, FMT
Bachelor's in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. Certified in NeuroKinetic Therapy and Functional Movement Techniques. Played on Rutger's Club Rugby team.
Melanie Rocchio  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Hunter College. Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Geneseo. Member of the Women's Soccer team at Geneseo. Likes to run, hike, play soccer and practice Bikram yoga.
Austin Afshar  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU. Bachelor's in Natural Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Competitive and collegiate swimmer and water polo player. Swim instructor for children with special needs.
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. 
Kat Kim  LMT
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. Combines elements of Deep Tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai massage and Neuromuscular Therapy.