Three times better than your average PT practice!

Meet the therapists at each of our state of the art facilities

Upper East Side - E 84th St

245 East 84th Street
(btw 2nd & 3rd)
New York, NY 10028

Upper West Side - W 75th St

235 West 75th Street
New York, NY 10023

Upper West Side - W 67th St (La Palestra)

11 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

Midtown - Plaza Hotel (La Palestra)

One Central Park South,
Level A,
New York, NY 10019

Midtown - W 57th St

57 West 57th Street, 15th Fl
(at 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019

Midtown - E 56th St

120 East 56th Street, 10th Fl
(btw Lexington & Park)
New York, NY 10022

Midtown - W 44th St

36 West 44th Street, Suite 403
(btw 5th & 6th)
New York, NY 10036

Midtown - Penn Plaza

450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1800
(at 34th Street)
New York, NY 10123

Murray Hill - E 34th St

143 East 34th Street
(btw 3rd & Lex)
New York, NY 10016

Chelsea - W 16th St

269 West 16th Street
(btw 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10011

Tribeca - Park Place

16 Park Place, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10007

Financial District - 70 Pine (La Palestra)

70 Pine Street, Lower Level
New York, NY 10005

Financial District - 30 Broad

30 Broad Street, Level A
(at Exchange Place)
New York, NY 10004

Brooklyn Heights - St. George Hotel

41 Clark Street (Inside Hotel St. George)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Midtown - Madison Ave

*NYP Patients ONLY*
635 Madison Avenue, 7th Fl
(btw 59th & 60th)
New York, NY 10022
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.
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.
David Endres  PT, MS
Co-founder of SPEAR Physical Therapy. Licensed Physical Therapist. Award-winning squash professional.
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. 
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.
Lisa Yirce  PT, DPT
Clinical Director of SPEAR's Chelsea 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 Central Park South 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.
Jimmy Olayos  PT, DPT, CSCS, SFMA
Clinical Director of SPEAR's Brooklyn Heights 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.
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.
Jeremy B. Crow  PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Director of Clinical Education at SPEAR. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU, Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist.
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.
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.
Joe Losurdo  PT, DPT
Clinical Director of SPEAR’s Upper East Side location. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University. Bachelor of Arts from Le Moyne College. #1 fan of the Syracuse Orange.
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.
Austin Afshar  PT, DPT, CSCS
Clinical Director of SPEAR's Murray Hill location. 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.
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.
Ninia Agustin  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware. Summa Cum-Laude graduate from Ailey/Fordham BFA Program. Dancer and teacher at the esteemed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in NYC.
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!
Michael Virgile  PT, DPT, CSCS
Assistant Director of SPEAR's Chelsea location. Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Science from Northeastern University. Certified personal trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Sarah Rodriguez  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Bachelor's in Kinesiology from University of Maryland. Runner, yoga and tennis enthusiast.
Jason Kang  PT, DPT, TPI Level 1
Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelors in Exercise Science. Titleist Performance Institute Golf Level 1 Certified golf expert. Competes in volleyball, basketball and golf.
Marissa Speno  PT, DPT, OCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College with a minor in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Has worked in nursing and both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Alissa Namm  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU who treats an extremely diverse population, including post-operative and sports-related injuries and performs Kinesio Taping.
Jacob Weissman  PT, DPT, FMT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Buffalo with undergraduate coursework in Exercise Science. Avid snowboarder, skier and weight lifter.
Jennifer Ramos  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Diego. Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University. Specialist in manual therapy.
Jason Ury  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Clarkson University, Bachelor of Science Degree from SUNY Stony Brook. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Brooke Ficara  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Former captain of the Penn State Cheerleading Team.
Samantha Robin  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Arizona State University. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Steven Coppolecchia  PT, DPT, OCS
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.
Ashley Rozek  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU and Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise from Virginia Tech. President of Virginia Tech's competitive cheerleading team.
Nicole Savarese  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the CUNY Graduate Center-College of Staten Island. Clinical experience includes orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, pediatrics, and both acute and sub-acute care.
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.
Sean Rose  MPT, SCS, TPI Level 1
Masters in Physical Therapy from University of Scranton. Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist. HSS Rehabilitation Network Advanced Hip Clinician. Titelist Performance Institute Golf Level 1 Certified expert. College rower.
Leon Zhao  PT, DPT, TPI Level 1
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburg and BA in Economics from the University of Rochester. Titleist Performance Institute Golf Level 1 Certified golf expert. Born in China, raised in Canada.
Caitlin Murphy  PT, DPT, ATC
Doctorate in Physical Therapy and dual Bachelor's of Science in Clinical Health Studies and Athletic Training from Ithaca College. President of club volleyball team in college.
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.
Lauren Iannello  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor's in Exercise Science with a minor in Disabilities Studies, all from the University of Delaware. NJ native, scuba diver.
Alexandra (Lexi) Burtman  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College and Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from Union College. Certified Power Pilates beginner mat instructor.

Brooke David  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Pelvic Floor Specialist. Former competitive gymnast and native Southerner.
Donald Squire  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Misericordia University. Member of Misericordia's Mens Lacrosse Team and semi-pro football player. Scuba diver and skiier.
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.
Cristina Jesurun  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Hunter College - CUNY. Bachelor of Arts in Dance and English from UT Austin. Certified Pilates Instructor, former massage therapist. Skiier, rock climber, and yoga & pilates lover!
Rebecca Jones  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU and Bachelor's in Exercise Science from Auburn University. NCAA Division I All-American on the Auburn Swimming & Diving team and two-time Olympic Trials Qualifier.
Vinod "Vinny" Singh  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Health and Science Studies from the 3+3 DPT program at Quinnipiac University. Wrestling and soccer player in high school and college.
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.
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.
Josh Rieders  PT, DPT, CSCS
Clinical Director of SPEAR's Financial District - 70 Pine location. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU and Bachelor's in Health & Exercise Science from Syracuse University. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.
Amanda Iger  OTR/L
Masters in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University. Hand therapist-orthoses & splinting. Art lover and Giants fan.
Amarinder Parmar  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College. Bachelor's in Biology from St. John's. Animal lover and adventure seeker. Likes to be in nature, hiking and biking.
Rachelle Nguyen  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Undergrad at University of Southern California where she did research in biomechanics of dancers. New Orleans native and dance lover.
Tracy Tran  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Downstate and Bachelors in Exercise Biology from UC Davis. Avid tennis player and runner.
Mohit Birdi  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU and Bachelor's in Exercise Physiology from Ohio State University. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Lover of tennis, travel and cooking.
Justin Horwath  PT, DPT, CSCS, SFMA
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU and Bachelor's degrees in Exercise Science and Psychology from Appalachian State University. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Enjoys weightlifting, soccer, golf and snowboarding.
Louisa Powers  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College. Bachelor's in Kinesiology from University of Rhode Island. Former competitive swimmer and current Group Fitness Class Instructor.
Harrison Herman  MS, PT, DPT
Masters in Anatomy & Cliinical Health Science, Bachelor's in Exercise Sciene and Doctorate in Physical Therapy all from the University of Delaware. Sports and movie lover!
Alison Coyle  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Bachelor's in Exercise Physiology from University of Miami, where she was co-captain of the cheerleading team.
Greg Moy  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College and Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Toxicology from the University of California, Berkeley. Sports athlete, musician, and hip-hop dancer!
Lukasz Mroz  PT, MS, OMT, PNF
Bachelor's and Masters in Physical Therapy from Warsaw Medical University in Poland. Certified in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. Loves swimming, biking, hiking and traveling.
Nicole Surach  PT, DPT, SFMA
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Miami. Bachelor's in Public Health from University of Maryland. Certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment. Lover of spinning, Pilates and yoga.
Christen Key  PT, DPT, SCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami. Bachelors in Health & Exercise Science from Syracuse University. Sports Certified Specialist. Div 1 Track & Field star at Syracuse. US Olympic Team volunteer PT for men's gymnastics team.
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.
Jennifer Joslyn  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. Bachelors in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Midwest native. Avid weightlifter and 3-time marathon runner.
Kyle Stupi  PT, DPT, CSCS
BA in Neuroscience from Columbia University, MS in Exercise Physiology from Long Island University, and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. Division I football player for Columbia. Enjoys golfing & skiing.
Kathleen O'Donnell-Pickert  OTR/L
Masters in Occupational Therapy and Bachelors in Health Science both from Qunnipiac University. Kickline Dance Team member in college. Loves to dance and travel.
Kristen Markoe  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelors in Psychology, both from Hunter College. Certified Pilates Mat Instructor. Starter & Captain of Hunter's Women's Basketball team.
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.
Amy Nathan  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Bachelor's in Biology from Stern College. Chicago native. Lover of tennis, biking and running.
Joey Jackson  PT, DPT, OCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Miami. Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Bachelor's in Healthcare Management. National competitive triathlete.
Kate Esler  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers. Bachelor's in Health & Exercise Science from Wake Forest University. Competitive soccer and softball player.
Dean Romine  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Montana. Collegiate Nordic skiier and baseball player. Captain of college Ultimate team.
Marc Jacobchick  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mercy College. Bachelor's in Kinesiology from Penn State. Played lacrosse, baseball, and participated in martial arts. NY Giant fan.
Man Li  PT, DPT
Doctorate of Physical Therapy from CUNY College of Staten Island. Bachelor's in Exercise Science from the University of Buffalo. Experience with spinal cord injuries and Special Olympics volunteer. Lover of basketball and travel.
Meghan King  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia. Bachelor's in Biology from University of Redlands. Captain of varsity soccer team. Portland native. Half-marathon runner.
Kathryn Maykish  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NY Medical College. Certified in Level 1 Pelvic Floor Rehab. Certified Yoga Teacher. BFA in Fine Arts. Former actress and dancer.
Jonathan Bernfeld  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU and Bachelor's in Psychology from Queens College. Employs Neuromuscular Technique principles. Spends weekends biking and playing basketball and tennis.
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.
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.
Joseph Kim  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Minor in Faith, Peace, and Justice. Interest in Running Biomechanics. Loves basketball and camping.
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.
Aaron Kraus  PT, DPT, ATC
Doctorate in Physical Therapy and BS in Athletic Training from Stony Brook University. Division I Athletic Trainer & personal trainer at Equinox. Competitive soccer player, DJ and cook.
Christina Cottrell  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Bachelor of Science in Health Science with minors in Psychology and Public Health from the University of Miami. Lover of running and traveling.
Andrea Bettini  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University - Brooklyn. Bachelor's in Biology from Texas A&M - Commerce. Moved to the US at 18 from Venezuela. Loves CrossFit and traveling.
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.
Tyler Nightingale  PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Bachelor's from Queen's University in Canada. Collegiate track & field star. Interseted in running biomechanics.
Sophie Lester  LMT
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist and graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences with a BFA in Dance.
Sandra Larsen  LMT, CMLDT
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. Graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences with certifications in medical message, manual lymphatic drainage and pre/post natal massage.
Patrick Burford  LMT
NY State Licensed Massage Therapist. Graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and American University. Specializing in deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy, as well as pre-event and post-event sports massage.
Quawana Charlton  LMT
NY State Licensed Massage Therapist. Graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. Certification in Reflexology.
Lauren Paxton  Pilates Instructor
Pilates Instructor offering both Pilates Mat Class & Private Sessions. Degree in Dance from Long Island University.
Elise Constantine  LMT
New York State Licensed Massage Therapist since 1999, specializing in Medical Massage and Women's Health. Certified yoga instructor, avid runner, mountain biker, dancer, hiker and world traveler.
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.
Greg Kirschenbaum  LMT
NY State Licensed Massage Therapist. Believes in a holistic approach. Practicing for over 25 years.