Michele Aliani, PT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
- Bachelor's Degree, Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac College
- BOC certified and NYS licensed Athletic Trainer
- NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
- Physical Therapy
Michele Aliani is a NYS licensed Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and licensed Athletic Trainer. She is a graduate of Quinnipiac College with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy. Michele has worked at Professional since 2008. She enjoys working with the general sports and orthopedics population and the local high schools.
Michele is a therapist who is skilled in a variety of treatment techniques and continues to learn through various continuing education courses. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Patricia Cruz, PT, DPT
- Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, New York Institute of Technology
- Bachelor's Degree, Exercise Science, Adelphi University
Growing up I have always been intrigued and showed great passion for health care. My dad, a former professional Jockey, was always
injured due to the intensity of the sport. I watched from afar his rehabilitation process, eventually getting up close and seeing him
rehabilitate in clinic. The process for me started when I graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise
Science. While going through the Exercise Science program, I worked at Professional Physical Therapy as an aide and volunteered at
several different avenues of physical therapy, furthering my knowledge and education within the field prior to applying to PT school. I
graduated from NYIT Doctor of Physical Therapy program. During my time at NYIT, I acquired the knowledge and academic training to
support and empower people in need for rehabilitation therapy. Since working for Professional Physical Therapy I have enjoyed working
with the diverse population and wide range of ages and diagnoses. My goal is to make PT fun while helping my patients achieve their
Darby Ginley, PT, DPT
- Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University
Darby is a NYS licensed Physical Therapist. She graduated from Quinnipiac University with a bachelor's in Health Science and
Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her time at Quinnipiac University, she participated in clinical rotations focusing on
orthopedic/sports injuries along with working in acute care on a general medicine floor. Prior to moving to Queens, Darby lived in
Warwick, NY working as an outpatient and inpatient physical therapist for a local hospital system. Darby worked with a variety of age
ranges and patient's with orthopedic, neurologic, and balance disorders. She is excited to be a part of the team at Professional PT and
expand her knowledge in an orthopedic setting.
Blake Asis, PT, DPT
- Doctorate degree, Physical Therapy, Northeastern University
- Bachelor’s degree, Rehabilitation sciences, Northeastern University
- American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Blake Asis is a NYS licensed Physical Therapist. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with both a bachelor’s in Rehabilitation Sciences and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. A Boston native, Blake participated in football, basketball, and baseball for many years and has a deep appreciation for soccer as well.
During Blake’s time at Northeastern University, he worked at both Massachusetts General Hospital in their Sports Physical Therapy office, as well as Brigham and Women’s hospital in their location in Foxborough, Massachusetts. He treated as a Physical Therapist in Massachusetts for two years before moving to NY in the Summer of 2022.
Blake is a therapist skilled with many manual therapy techniques for various conditions. He enjoys working with all sports and orthopedic injuries, and with high school and collegiate athletes. He is especially experienced with post operative rehabilitation for many different procedures.
Emily Erickson, OTR/L
- University of Scranton, Occupational Therapy, 2022
Since starting in the occupational therapy program at the University of Scranton and working as a PT aide, I knew I wanted to work in a physical rehabilitation setting. I developed a passion for hand therapy during my Level II fieldwork rotation at Professional Hand Therapy at the Merrick location. After passing the NBCOT I began working for ProPT at different locations from Westchester to Long Island. I am extremely excited to continue growing my skill set and making an impact on patients' lives as a grow my career as an occupational therapist.