Paspa Physical Therapy specializes in orthopedic/sports physical therapy. We provide our patients with the knowledge, expertise and guidance to allow them to reach their full potential.
What sets Paspa apart from others is that we treat our patients as a whole looking at their entire body to locate the cause of the pain or dysfunction.
We also collaborate as a team, meeting weekly to discuss patients, trending ideas and treatment methods. We feel it is important to keep abreast of new research, so that our patients get the best care. Ultimately, our goal is to have our patients recover quickly, reach their goals and avoid re-injury.
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In 1999, Pam opened her private practice and the practice has grown from a solo practice to include five physical therapists and state of the art equipment. Pam and her staff continually strive towards excellence in patient care. Pam has also had the wonderful opportunity to work with dancers and actors in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Although she no longer works directly in the theaters, she is often asked by the Actors Equity League to lecture to cast members on injury prevention when performing on inclined/raked stages. Pam has completed many intensive work-shops and has specialist certifications for spine, hip and knee rehabilitation and her scope of knowledge also includes women’s health issues and the active aging adult. Pam is an avid skier and runner. She also enjoys yoga and meditation, playing tennis, cycling and hiking, but Pam is most proud to be a physical therapist, business owner and a mom.
In 2001, Kristen became Pam’s first employee and helps Paspa Physical Therapy maintain its clinical excellence by continually taking orthopedic and sport related courses to further her knowledge in the field. Kristen grew up playing many sports including; softball, swimming, soccer and basketball. After college, Kristen played competitive rugby for over ten years, lending to her experience with on and off field sports injuries. Having experienced many injuries and orthopedic surgeries herself, Kristen is able to fully relate to her patients during their recovery process. She is an avid tennis player and golfer and has taken many courses pertaining to these sports as well as the biomechanics of the golf swing. As a mother of two active children, her orthopedic interests also include women’s health issues pertaining to pre and post natal care.
Stephanie Wang graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University Physical Therapy Program and has completed clinical affiliations at the University of Washington Medical Center, New England Physical Therapy Plus, and Body Gears Physical Therapy (Chicago). She has worked in acute post-op orthopedic and acute cardiac/pulmonary diagnoses, organ transplant recipients, geriatrics, athletes, and varied working populations. She has even been involved with presenting in national conferences relating to her research on treadmill rehabilitation for patients with stroke. Stephanie has always been very active, growing up playing basketball, lacrosse, golf and currently enjoys trying out any type of new physical challenge including weight-lifting, rock-climbing, hiking, and boxing. So she hopes to share her knowledge with every patient so everyone can gain a sense of control over their pain and become successful at managing their diagnosis to reach their full physical potential.
Hugo Verdi Fortin is a proud alumnus of Columbia University, holding a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and maintains the core philosophy that a body that moves efficiently is the key to a long and healthy life. He is well versed in current research for advanced orthopedics, management of foot and ankle injuries, sports rehabilitation, and temporomandibular dysfunction and integrative therapies and brings a wide breadth of experience in treating a large spectrum of both chronic and acute injuries. Outside of work, His passion for health and wellness translates to his individual life. He is a former NCAA Division 1 tennis player and a member of the USTA 5.0 Men’s Tennis League here in New York, with a tennis career stretching back to his childhood. Hugo competed both on a national and international tournament level. During his free time, he also enjoys playing both squash and basketball. His vacation time is frequently centered on hiking, kayaking, and enjoying local vegetarian cuisine.