Therapeutic Inspirations is a Physical Therapist owned and operated clinic. We are a patient-centric, goal orientated practice. We operate with the highest standard where your care is always delivered by a licensed Physical Therapist!! We are open from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday and...

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Susan Cavanagh

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Susan is a strong believer in high quality patient centered care. She uses a variety of manual techniques to mobilize and manipulate soft tissue and joint structures to improve tissue extensibility, increase range of motion, and modulate pain and inflammation. Susan's experience with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation also allows her to improve motor performance of soft tissue. In addition to using manual techniques, Susan uses therapeutic exercise and modalities and a hands-on approach to help her patients achieve their goals. Susan began her journey at Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Upon graduating she received the Dean's Award for Clinical Excellence. Since graduation she has participated in continuing education courses offered by the Institute of Physical Art and C&M OrthoSports to expand her knowledge relating to manual techniques and to stay current with evidence based practice.

Brian Lau

Available Mon. 02/03

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Brian Lau, DPT Brian strives to provide the best care possible! His focus is solely toward the restoration of physical function & quality of life of his patients. He finds no greater satisfaction than helping his patients achieve what they thought they could never regain. He began this journey by earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. As a physical therapist, Brian is always striving to advance his skills by taking continuing education courses and studying techniques use by leaders in the world of physical therapy including Dr. Brian Mulligan, Dr. Shirley Sahrrman, Dr. Mckenzie, and Maitland. Brian is proficient in the GRASTON TECHNIQUE for stretching connective tissue and muscle fibers. When not treating patients, Brian is an avid Sport spectator of UFC and fan of all NY local teams.

Ali Malkin

Available Tue. 02/04

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Ali is a graduate of Boston University's Physical Therapy School, and since graduation 15 years ago has been winning over the hearts of her patients while helping them recover from a multitude of physical impairments. Ali has extensive experience utilizing skilled hands-on techniques. She can use manipulation/mobilization to diagnose and treat soft tissue and joint structures, in addition to modalities and exercise to help modulate pain, increase range of motion, reduce or eliminate soft tissue inflammation, induce relaxation, and promote tissue repair, all while facilitating movement and improving function. Ali is certified in Graston soft tissue mobilization, kinsesio and Rock tape application and APOS orthotic creation. Ali is an accredited member of the highly regarded NYU hospital referral network.

Swafti Phirke

Available Wed. 02/05

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Swati has earned Bachelors degrees in Physical Therapy from University of Pune, India and a Master's in Applied Public Health Nutrition from The Karolina Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. She is an NY licensed PT and has 10 years of work experience. Swati believes in a comprehensive and integrated approach to optimize movement and restore function. She utilizes different manual and soft tissue mobilization techniques, therapeutic exercises, modalities and patient education to help manage pain and restore function. She is a Garston Technique provider and a certified Rock tape provider. In her free time, Swati loves to cook and likes to travel.

Brian McCaffrey

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Brian has been part of the Therapeutic Inspirations family for 10 years! His unique brand of charm and skill are a continuous asset to his loyal patient base and new patients alike. He blends manual and hands on therapy with therapeutic exercise to help patients return to pain free life. Brian is an avid golfer and fisherman.

Elana Sidorina

Available Mon. 02/03

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Elana Sidorina graduated from Long Island University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She enjoys working in an outpatient setting, focusing on non or post-operative rehab, as well as sports injuries and chronic pain issues. She treats a myriad of medical concerns focusing on each client individually by performing thorough physical examinations and diagnosis while aiming toward treatments using non-surgical methods. Dr. Sidorina is also a Certified Pilates Instructor, and is an expert at incorporating Pilates and yoga into her treatment sessions. A skilled clinician, she actively engages in educating patients about their health and how they can incorporate some basic exercises in their daily lives to ease their pain. Elana understands that speedy relief is a highly valuable aspect of pain and mobility management and ensures that recuperation can be brought about quickly through her skilled therapeutic techniques Dr. Sidorina studied theater, dance, and voice, and continues to perform throughout New York City and the Tri-state area. She believes that continued movement is essential to a healthy lifestyle, and is newly learning the circus arts of aerial silks and aerial hoop.

Chris Carmichael

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Dr. Chris Carmichael is a Physical Therapist who works with any person to promote better and more frequent movement. He believes that physical therapists are movement experts and uses his knowledge and clinical skill to improve the movement of others. He has a passion for spines, sports and screens as well as enthusiasm for endurance athletes. He is known for his unique and custom tailored exercise prescriptions for patients.


144 East 44th Street, Suite 302
New York, NY 10017


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After you submit your appointment request, this clinic will contact you within one business day to confirm the requested time or a more convenient time that works for both parties.

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Therapeutic Inspirations - East 44th St.


Tuesday, January, 28th

After you submit your appointment request, this clinic will contact you within one business day to confirm the requested time or a more convenient time that works for both parties.