We offer 1:1 specialized care to our patients. Sessions are 45 minutes with a manual, orthopedic physical therapist. Above and beyond the Doctorate degree, we have earned certifications in Functional Manual Therapy, Orthopedic Certified Specialist, FMS, SFMA, Rock Tape and MovNat. For more information, please visit www.mvmtpt.com.
We enjoy working with a wide variety of patients, from the desk jockey to Urban Athlete. Every person is a unique puzzle with their own needs and desires.
As a Broadway performer and an avid outdoor sports enthusiast, there are a varied and diverse degree of demands I make on my body. After a surgery, 3 physical therapists, and over 2 years of struggling through a major back injury, working with MVMT Physical Therapy was the key turning point in my recovery. Many physical therapists will pair their practice with a particular occupational specialty, but Mark is the first practitioner I have worked with that integrates the nuance of an expertise in dance technique with a sports, strength training, and athletic prowess. His one-of-a-kind vantage point created a process that has given me confidence in a lasting maintenance and sustainability. Mark created a bespoke approach to my needs and because of his nimbleness I can reclaim a full and active life.
I came to MVMT with so much back pain that I was unable to touch my hands to my knees let alone touch my hands to my toes. I had been dealing with a lumbar spine injury for about five years and was significantly frustrated that I had yet to find PT that worked well for me. As a professional dancer, I was convinced that my career was to be stunted and or finished. I am so happy I found MVMT and Mark Lusk. Through an advanced training and therapy schedule, Mark has me up and moving after four months. I feel a restored sense of self and a new appreciation for my body that I otherwise would not have found. I cannot recommend MVMT enough!
Going in to the physical therapy sessions, I had some severe shoulder/neck discomfort and lack of mobility. It may not sound serious, but it would get in the way of my tennis serve for example. Every session Mark would detailedly assess the range of mobility for certain movements, and keep track of any progress. He'd do some work on the uncomfortable areas to temporarily relieve the issue, and then focus on exercises to work on preventing it from happening again. After a few months, my mobility and understanding of the situation both improved greatly, and now I'm able keep up with the exercises in order to prevent the issues from arising again. Thank you Mark!
I recommend MVMT to everyone I meet who needs exceptional care and physical therapy. I saw Mark for a back injury where I couldn't even walk or dance without pain! His expertise was amazing. I have been to other physical therapy clinics beforehand and spent many many months in the same injured state, whereas after a month having sessions at MVMT, I was feeling so much better. I love his approach and how it's not just to give exercises and call it a day, but it is to make a plan to come back stronger and with more knowledge and body awareness too! Now I am back on my feet and am so grateful for Mark and MVMT!
We're happy to speak with new and potential patients to learn about your challenges and needs. New patients may reach us at (646) 430-5717 to learn about options for starting therapy. The official journey begins with an 1 hour Initial Evaluation. Visit www.mvmtpt.com/services to learn more.
Beyond the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, we are a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) and a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS). Also earned: FMS, SFMA, MovNat, Rock Tape, CPR.
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My career as a physical therapist started with my first career as a professional dancer. I required PT a number of times in my career, so it was a natural progression for me.
We work with all types of patients - young and seasoned, movement naive and Urban Athlete. Our patients are weekend warriors, desk jockeys, performing artists. We treat just about everything in the body, from acute injury, chronic conditions, and post-surgical. Wondering if we work with your injury? Please contact us at (646) 430-5717 or [email protected] to inquire.
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