SPEAR Midtown - Plaza Hotel (La Palestra)



SPEAR at the Plaza is located on the lower level of the Plaza Hotel, a long-standing premier NYC establishment at the apex of the city’s tourism offerings: world-class shopping, theatre and beautiful Central Park are mere seconds away. The clinic’s predominantly high-end clientele benefit from its u...

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Ninia Agustin, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

imgNinia Agustin, PT, DPT

Ninia Agustin is the Clinical Director of SPEAR’S Midtown – Plaza Hotel location. Ninia earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware. During her time there, she was the fundraising chair for her class and raised money for the Foundation for Physical Therapy. She received the Chair’s Award at graduation to recognize her efforts. Before attending graduate school, Ninia received her dance training and graduated Summa Cum-Laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program with a minor in Business Administration. There, she performed works by Alvin Ailey, Ronald K. Brown, Lar Lubovitch, and Bill T. Jones, among many other esteemed choreographers. She performed “Memoria” with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center for their 50th Anniversary Gala. She was a member of Buglisi Dance Theatre in New York City after graduating and taught Bounding Boys I, II, and III at the Ailey School. She has performed in the United States, Spain, and Mexico. Ninia has clinical experience in pediatrics, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient orthopedics, specifically working with dancers. She has an interest in furthering her manual therapy skills and focusing on dance medicine. In her spare time, Ninia enjoys dancing, yoga and baking.

Bishoy Youssef, PT, DPT


imgBishoy Youssef, PT, DPT

Bishoy earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. His passion for physical therapy began in high school, seeing the impact it had on individuals recovering from injuries and how it helped get them back to doing the things they love. During his time at Seton Hall, Bishoy was able to work as a graduate assistant, proctoring open labs for first year doctorate students to enhance their hands-on skills. Bishoy was also inducted into the National Scholastic Honor Society for the Allied Health Professionals for academic excellence. Throughout his clinical rotations Bishoy gained experience in multiple outpatient settings, working with a wide range of patient population including orthopedic, neurological, and vestibular conditions. He was also able to train under Orthopedic Clinical Specialists where he expanded his knowledge in manual skills as well as movement analysis; he now implements this into his daily practice. He also has experience in the sub-acute setting where he worked with a team of healthcare professionals to treat patients with cardiac conditions, neurological conditions, post-surgical orthopedic cases, as well as pre and post prosthetic training for patients with amputations. Bishoy’s goals include furthering his manual skills while becoming an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. During his free time, Bishoy enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing basketball, going to the beach, and trying new food spots around NJ and NY.


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