SPEAR’s team is expanding into the Lower East Side! Located on the border of one of Manhattan’s major cultural hubs, our Union Square clinic is just across the street from a bustling plaza and surrounded by artisanal markets, major chain stores, and casual cafes. Just north of NYU and popular destin...
MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF
Jennifer Iannello, MS, OTR/L
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO
Jennifer earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Salus University, graduating with honors. Prior to graduate school, she attended the University of Delaware and received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Disabilities Studies. Throughout her time in college, Jennifer had the opportunity to use her passion for helping others through by becoming involved in various organizations, guiding adults with disabilities through individualized exercise programs to foster independence. In her clinical rotations she gained experience treating patients with orthopedic injuries, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. She also has experience in pediatrics working with children who have developmental and physical disabilities. Jennifer is passionate about building trustful relationships with her patients and helping them gain independence by implementing creative and unique treatment plans. She is excited and looks forward to helping empower her patients to reach their potential! In her free time, Jennifer enjoys being surrounded by family and friends. She has a love of the outdoors and enjoys exercising, cooking, and reading.
Marivi Lao, PT, DPT
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO
Marivi earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University, where she had the opportunity to work with diverse patient populations throughout acute, sub-acute, home health, and outpatient settings. Prior to that, Marivi graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kean University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Health Education.Throughout her clinical experiences, Marivi has worked with patients of all ages with various orthopedic, cardiac, and neurologic conditions. Her clinical interests include orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Marivi’s passion for physical therapy stems from her background in dance. Her experience performing, competing and teaching has taught her the importance of optimizing movement in order to maximize patient performance. She is dedicated to helping her patients reach their full potential and promoting total mind and body wellness. Marivi continues seeking out educational opportunities to enhance her skills in manual techniques and functional training in order to provide her patients with the best care possible.Born and raised in New Jersey, Marivi has always enjoyed being immersed in city life. She enjoys staying active in her spare time by taking dance classes, yoga, hiking, and traveling.
Michael Virgile, PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO
Michael Virgile is the Clinical Director of SPEAR’s Upper West Side – W 75th Street location. Mike earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Science from Northeastern University graduating with magna cum laude honors. His clinical experience includes orthopedics, rehabilitation, and sports medicine. Michael is also a certified personal trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. During his time at Northeastern, Michael was an avid soccer player for the men’s club team for five years, and co-captained the team during his senior year. Michael has treated at several orthopedic and sports-based clinics across the country, including an 11-week affiliation with the Indiana Pacers basketball team. Michael’s clinical interests include manual therapy, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and Maitland mobilizations. Outside of the clinic, Michael’s interests and hobbies include playing soccer, strength training, running, NFL football, and staying up-to-date on the latest health and fitness innovations. His interest in sports medicine and focus on helping others achieve their rehabilitation goals has brought him from Boston to SPEAR PT, where he is excited to help his patients improve their function and health.
CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION
7 E 14th St,
New York, NY 10003
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