Access Physical Therapy & Wellness is a 100% therapist owned practice providing quality physical therapy. Access has a unique culture where the patients and their rehabilitation are the primary concern. Our therapists are highly trained and individualized care is a cornerstone of Access’ core value...
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MSPT, OCS, cert MDT, CSCS
Neil is a cum laude graduate of Ithaca College, where he received both his Bachelors (Clinical Science) and Masters (Physical Therapy) degrees. Over the course of his career, Neil has achieved certifications in several specialty areas. Neil is board certified in Orthopedics by the American Physical Therapy Association. He is certified in the McKenzie Method for diagnosis and treatment of the lumbar, cervical, and thoracic spine. The McKenzie Method has some of the strongest research to support its effectiveness when treating both acute and chronic back and neck pain. He is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. When out of the office Neil enjoys working out, tennis and spending time with his wife and twin boys!
Jessica earned two degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia: first her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and then her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) with honors. She started her career touring with the national tour of ‘West Side Story’ as their personal physical therapist. She specialized in working with dancers and performers, which is what brought her to New York. Jessica has over 20 years of dance experience and uses this knowledge base to work with her patients on their training errors and movement patterns. She has since worked with patients ranging from pre-teens to geriatrics with various orthopedic conditions. Jessica has a passion for manual therapy and uses various techniques including Active Release Technique (ART), myofascial release, joint mobilizations, and Kinesio Taping while working with her patients. Jessica’s patients enjoy her hands on approach and down to earth teaching style. Jessica also has an interest in nutrition and believes in treating the whole person from inside out, not just focusing on one area. In her free time, she enjoys staying active taking fitness classes, performing yoga, dancing, baking, traveling, and spending time with her husband.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Kimberly's area of expertise is in treating sports related injuries. Having spent her college years as a cross country and track athlete, Kim has a passion for long-distance running and competing in triathlons. That passion carries over into her work where she regularly addresses injured athletes and helps them to return to full function as quickly as possible. Kimberly received her bachelor's degree in health studies and her doctorate in physical therapy from Ithaca College in New York.
Michele is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist specializing in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation. Michele began her career at the Rusk Institute at NYU Medical Center where she worked extensively in their Women's Health department. Before joining Access Physical Therapy & Wellness, she worked at a private orthopedic clinic in NYC where she assisted in launching a Breast Cancer and Lymphedema rehabilitation program. She has lectured to physicians and the community on this topic and also presented a research study on breast cancer patients and the effects of lymphedema therapy on their quality of life. She believes that individualized care and compassion are essential in achieving optimal results.
• Graduated Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy • Have taken many continuing education courses on manual therapy of the spine and shoulder • Certified Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute • Played 4 years of Division 1 Lacrosse while at QU and named captain my senior year • Drafted by the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse in 2015 • Enjoy working out, coaching and playing lacrosse and snowboarding in my spare time
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