Zion Physical Therapy - Upper West Side

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ABOUT

Whether you are recovering from surgery, suffering from an injury, or coping with chronic pain, Zion Physical Therapy is here to help you. At Zion Physical Therapy, you will receive one-on-one physical therapy care designed for your specific rehabilitation needs. We offer physical therapy treatment services to fit the type of therapy you need; everything from sports, orthopedic, pelvic floor to post-operative physical therapy care. We work with you one-on-one to discuss & assess the injury & condition you are experiencing in order to design the exercise program & treatment plan best suited for your recovery & well being. We also offer customized health and fitness programs designed for preventative care & to ensure you stay fit & healthy so that you prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.

Zion PT also offers at home services throughout Manhattan and part of Brooklyn. Please call to inquire.

MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Saul Zion

DPT, OCS, Cert. SMT, CMP, CSCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Saul is a graduate of the University at Buffalo where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005. He subsequently received his board certification in orthopedics qualifying him as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Saul is Certified in Spinal Manipulation Therapy (Cert. SMT) through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Saul is also a Certified Mulligan Practitoner (CMP) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). His combined formal education and experience have allowed Saul to integrate a holistic approach to treatments leading to successful patient recovery. Saul completed continuing education courses to further his knowledge of topics ranging from orthotics and lower extremity biomechanics to spinal and extremity mobilizations/manipulations. Saul has recently started to treat pelvic floor dysfunction in men only and hopes to be able to help men who would not seek to be seen by a female therapist. Saul is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) including membership in the APTA’s Orthopedic Section. As an active athlete himself, Saul finished Ironman Lake Placid in 2010 and the NYC Marathon in 2014. Saul has a special interest in treating runners, triathletes and all team sport athletes. Saul has worked extensively with slow motion video analysis of runners to break down inefficiencies to help eliminate pain with running.

Brooke David

DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Brooke received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. She attended the University of Maryland where she was a double major, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jewish Studies. At Maryland, she participated in a research study at the Baltimore VA, analyzing the effects of robotic therapy on patients who have suffered a stroke. She also became an ACE certified personal trainer during her time in undergrad. At New York Medical College, Brooke’s Doctoral Project explored the relationship between running related injuries and range of motion in runners. A runner herself, Brooke enjoyed analyzing each runner’s body mechanics helping improve their running gait. Brooke has also taken extra coursework through the Herman & Wallace series, studying pelvic floor dysfunction in both men and women. Brooke also has worked with many pregnant and postpartum women in a PT setting and in a group exercise setting. Brooke uses her well-rounded background to treat each patient with a multi-dimensional approach. She creates an individualized plan of care incorporating manual skills, therapeutic exercise and optimal body mechanics in order to get back to life as soon as possible. Brooke grew up in Atlanta where she learned to love all different kinds of sports and became a big fan of the Braves and the Falcons. She was a competitive gymnast and played basketball, volleyball, soccer and softball in high school. Living in NYC, Brooke enjoys running around Central Park, participating in yoga classes and trying different exercise classes with friends.

Tova Laufer

DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Tova earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University where she completed advanced courses in Women's Health, orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, and applied-Pilates rehab. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yeshiva University where she majored in Biology, and was a captain of the women's basketball team. Tova attributes her initial interest in physical therapy to her own personal experiences with multiple sports injuries. After recovering from ACL surgery, Tova went on to become an NCAA division 3 college athlete and helped to develop an injury prevention program for her teammates. In 2009, Tova became a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Emphasizing the most current evidenced-based treatment interventions, Tova combines her passion for fitness,sports, orthopedics and pelvic floor rehabilitation to help each patient achieve his or her individual goals. Tova has received ongoing training for the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in order to provide effective care for male and female patients with diagnoses including coccyx pain, pelvic pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation, and sexual dysfunction.

Allison Gould

DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Ally is a graduate of the University of Vermont, where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She was a competitive cyclist while still an undergraduate at UVM, competing in both road and mountain seasons in the ECCC. After graduating, Ally shifted her focus to running. She completed dozens of half marathons and five full length marathons before turning her attention to triathlon. She has raced multiple sprint and Olympic distance triathlons and one half Ironman. After sustaining a hip flexor injury, she decided to return to the academic world in order to pursue a career in helping people stay active in their daily routines and to fully live and participate in their favorite activities without pain or limitation. She is currently pursuing certification in the Mulligan Manual technique and has begun training in pelvic floor health with the Herman & Wallace Institute. She is a an E-RYT 200 Certified Yoga Teacher and enjoys bringing yoga and meditation into her physical therapy practice.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We kindly ask that you notify us no later than 24 hours in advance for all rescheduling and cancellations. Thank you.

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