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.
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!
I cannot recommend MVMT highly enough. I was having debilitating back pain after my second C-section. At the worst points I couldn't even stand. Mark and Carolyn rehabilitated me, and taught me how to access muscle groups that had not been working for me. They developed a thoughtful, personalized, and adaptable program for me. They were also flexible and adapted the program to my schedule. Without MVMT I don't know how I would be able to function in my daily life now.
A chronic sufferer of lower back pain since my teenage years, the scariest time of my life was when I “blew out my back.” I had been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, L5-S1, and had been told by more than a couple of doctors that I was a candidate for disc replacement or disc fusion. I had never felt pain like that before, and others who understood agreed, stating, “it is worse than childbirth.” I was seeing stars, I was in that much pain. I would eat like a dog, on the floor, on all fours, since I couldn’t sit up, couldn’t stand, couldn’t walk. It was affecting not just my work, but my ability to get out of bed, get myself a glass of water, get to the toilet. When Mark came to greet me for my first physical therapy session, he found me in the waiting room, kneeling on a chair, backward, held up by the back of the chair. Somehow, I hobbled over to his table. He explained “positions of comfort,” assessed my functional abilities (ha!), discussed pain management strategies, and laid down a great foundation for an exercise plan in order to strengthen my weakened core. He gave me homework, handouts, and even massaged the sorest area along my back… and at the end of the session, I walked UPRIGHT out of the office… like a normal person!! It took a few weeks to build up my strength and stamina, and every once in a while I would feel a little ache, pull, or heaviness in my back, and I would get out my handouts and get back to Mark’s exercise program for me. I’ve since referred my husband to Mark to address his achy knee, and countless neighbors and friends for back pain… and EVERYONE returns back to me, saying, “Mark is SENSATIONAL.” He is… a treasure. He helps you get back to your life… standing, walking, running… upright. He is ADORED!
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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