Three times better than your average PT practice!

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

Upper East Side

Ground Floor, between 3rd ave and 2nd ave.

Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue between 59th and 60th Streets.

Central Park South

Midtown West at 6th Avenue.

Midtown East

56th between Lexington and Park. Near the Lexington Avenue subway stop.

Midtown West

44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Penn Plaza

Penn Plaza

Chelsea

Ground Floor, between 7th and 8th Avenues

Murray Hill

34th Street between 3rd and Lex

Tribeca

16 Park Place, Ground Floor.

Financial District

Financial District at Exchange Place, Ground Floor.

Brooklyn Heights

41 Clark Street (Inside Hotel St. George), Brooklyn.
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
President and co-founder of SPEAR Physical Therapy, Licensed Physical Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and ex-professional baseball player. Covered in numerous industry publications.
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. 
Abby De Angelis  PT, DPT
Clinical Director of SPEAR's 56th Street location. HSS Rehabilitation Network Advanced Hip Clinician. Women's soccer captain at James Madison University. Medical volunteer at the NYC Marathon.
Sarah Rodriguez  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Marathon runner, tennis player, yoga practitioner.
Cathy Campbell  PT, DPT, SCS
Clinical Director of SPEAR's 44th Street location.  All-American gymnast and Ivy League Champion at Cornell. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University. Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist.
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.
Joe Costello  PT, DPT, SCS
Clinical Director of SPEAR's West 57th Street 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.
Lisa Yirce  PT, DPT
Clinical Director of SPEAR's 16th Street location. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook. Focused on injury prevention and rehabilitation. Medical volunteer at the NYC Marathon.
Phaeleau Cunneen  PT, CHT
Certified Hand Therapist and Assitant Director of 44th Street. Lectured at Columbia University. Published in the Journal of Arthroplasty. Cycles to work every day!
Jeremy B. Crow  PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Director of Clinical Education at SPEAR, Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU, Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist.
Patrick Watson  PT, DPT
Assistant Director of 56th Street, licensed Physical Therapist, Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. Former Division I Lacrosse player.
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
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.
Arielle Ettinger  PT, DPT, CSCS, SCS
Assistant Director of 44th Street, Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist. Tennis player, skier, runner and yoga participant.
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.
Michael Virgile  PT, DPT, CSCS
Assistant Director of 16th Street. Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Science from Northeastern University. Certified personal trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Joe Losurdo  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University. Bachelor of Arts degree with a double-major in Biology and Psychology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.
Drew Yanker  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University. Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from the University of Missouri. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
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 Physicial Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Diego. Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University. Specialist in manual therapy.
Jason D. Ury  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Clarkson University, Bachelor of Science Degree from SUNY Stony Brook. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Jimmy Olayos  PT, DPT, CSCS, SFMA
Clinical Director at SPEAR's 84th Street 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.
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.
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.
Brooke Ficara  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, former captain of the Penn State Cheerleading Team.
Natalia Farnsworth  PT, DPT, CAFS
Clinical Director at SPEAR's Murray Hill location. Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical. Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS), and NYC’s only Certified PelvicoreTM Instructor.

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
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.
Abby Bales  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy and post-baccalaureate/Pre-Medical certificate from NYU. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
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.
Domenic Simeoni  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from George Washington University. Currently pursuing an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification.
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.
Michael Banome  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College. Bachelor's in Psychology from The City College of New York. Self-proclaimed sports junky.
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.
Kristina (Nina) West  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy & Bachelor's in Exercise Science with a minor in Disability Studies, all from the University of Delaware. Former competitive tennis player.
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.
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 Bachelors of Science in Clinical Health Studies and Athletic Training from Ithaca College. President of club volleyball team in college.
Bhavik Sheth  PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Hip-hop and Bollywood dancer, surfer and blogger.
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. 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.
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.
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
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU and Bachelor's in Health & Exercise Science from Syracuse University. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Experience with high level athletes and treating migraine headaches and post-concussion syndrome.
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.
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.
Joseph Ring  PT, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University. Bachelor's in Exercise Science from Rutgers University. Club level lacrosse and ice hockey player.
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.
Blossom Beason  LMT, CMLDT
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist and Nationally Certified Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Practitioner. Graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences.
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.
Kat Kim  LMT
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. Combines elements of Deep Tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai massage and Neuromuscular Therapy.
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.