Midtown East: 120 East 56th Street, 10th Floor

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. 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.
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.
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.
Ray Gardinier  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University. Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Northern Kentucky University. Ceritified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and Cross Fit Level I Trainer.
Orsolya Soproni  PTA
NY State Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from Semmelweis Egyetem Budapest. Originally from Budapest. Lover of travel, snowboarding and yoga.
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.
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.