Professional Physical Therapy Clinic

West 96th Street

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Contact Info

Phone: (212) 249-2758


Fax: (917) 688-2319

Address

132 West 96th Street
Suite 1A
New York, NY 10025

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Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Friday
7:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Welcome

Welcome to our West 96th Street Physical Therapy Clinic in Manhattan on the Upper West Side. Our patient-centric treatment philosophy focuses on providing exceptional and compassionate care to the entire person, not just their injury. Founded in 1998, Professional Physical Therapy is a leading provider of physical therapy and sports medicine services with clinic locations throughout New England. Contact our Physical Therapists in Upper West Side Manhattan on West 96th Street to develop a customized pain treatment and rehabilitation plan.

 

About the Clinic

Professional Physical Therapy on West 96th Street was acquired in 2015 and offers patients many different types of rehabilitation services to relieve pain. The clinic is large with a lot of space to treat patients. We are located on the ground floor for easy wheelchair accessibility.

The West 96th Street Professional PT clinic was formerly known as Premier Physical Therapy.

 

Parking and Directions

Professional Physical Therapy on West 96th Street is located on 96th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue. We are near Effy’s Cafe.

Clinic is close to the 1, 2, 3, B, and C subway lines.

Limited street parking is available.

 

Services

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
Graston/IASTM
Graston/IASTM
Hip Specialist
Hip Specialist
Kinesio Taping (CKT)
Kinesio Taping (CKT)
Vestibular
Vestibular

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Hear From Our Patients

Wanda W.
I had a wonderful experience working with Ariella. She was professional and very dedicated in helping me to recover from my surgery. I would recommend her to others.
Erinne B.
I’ve seen both Ariella and Matthew at the 96th street location. Amazing staff! I’ve seen Ariella most recently for a shoulder/neck injury I’ve gone to PT for on and off for years. This is the first time I actually feel a difference in the exercises I’m doing. She’s super personable and a very good... physical therapist, highly recommend.read more
Elizabeth S.
Had an excellent experience! All of the staff are very knowledgeable, explaining the exercises thoroughly and checking in constantly. Ariella was great to work with. She gave me a detailed assessment of my injury at the beginning and adjusted my treatment plan according to my individual... progress/physical activity level I wanted to return to post-recovery. Very happy with this clinic and would recommend!read more
Nereida L.
Friendly, Caring, and Professional Staff! Ariella is a wonderful Physical Therapist. She is patient and really listens to her clients. Unfortunately, she is leaving Professional Physical Therapy. I will miss her. Best of Luck!
Miranda K.
Matthew’s initial evaluation was extremely thorough and he identified factors that could be causing my pain that no PT had ever considered before. He is personable and listens to your concerns when designing your treatment plan. All the other staff at the site are super friendly as well.
Kisbel G.
Professional physical therapy lives up to its name, PROFESSIONAL but most importantly the staff are very respectful and caring towards their clients! They make sure to deliver great service and are extremely helpful in guiding their clients to complete their exercises correctly so that they can get... the most benefit out of their time at physical therapy. Matt, Sofia, Edwin & Mayra are a great team !!!! Thank you all for taking such good care of me 🙌🏼read more
PBridget J.
Professional Physical Therapy is a wonderful clinic that provides outstanding services to their patients. This clinic has the capacity to make feel extremely whole again. You come to professional Therapy one way and you leave a totally different person.. Mathew one or the physical Therapist is... outstanding he does an Excellent job with the wonderful massages he does plus the physical Therapy he provides that make your injury like it never happened. I would definitely recommend my friends and family to professional job where All the staff make you feel comfortable plus give you reassurance that I am definitely going okread more
PBridget J.
Professional Physical Therapy is a wonderful clinic that provides outstanding services to their patients. This clinic has the capacity to make feel extremely whole again. You come to professional Therapy one way and you leave a totally different person.. Mathew one or the physical Therapist is... outstanding he does an Excellent job with the wonderful massages he does plus the physical Therapy he provides that make your injury like it never happened. I would definitely recommend my friends and family to professional job where All the staff make you feel comfortable plus give you reassurance that I am definitely going okread more
sharon P.
I have been going to this branch for a few month now for shoulder pain with Matthew.He has been truly excellent PT, giving me exercises and massage that helped me a lot with pain reduction and range of motion.Apart from that he is gentle and pleasant and the facility has a very cheerful... atmosphere.Thank youSharonread more
Maggie M.
I went to Professional PT for about four months after ACL reconstruction and meniscus surgery, after being dissatisfied with therapy elsewhere. I mainly worked with Matthew but also saw Sophia and Ariella. All of the staff was unfailingly helpful, informative, kind, patient, and encouraging during... a difficult time. They have created a peaceful, therapeutic atmosphere at the office, and I always looked forward to my appointments. And my knee functioning has improved tremendously and continues to!read more
Maureen B.
All levels of staff very helpful especially Zach and Myra. PT staff knowledgeable and caring. Matt is wonderful. I can't explain it well but he is very connected mentally to what his hands are doing.
David Nop L.
I couldn’t say enough great things about Matt (head PT) and Sophia (associate PT) at this location! They provide detailed and digestible information, focused attention and treatment that has given me real progress in my shoulder injury.Most importantly, it seems that injury begets injury and the... shoulder is a complicated network of parts. As my issues evolve, Matt and Sophia adjust care to address the issue at hand - and leave me w at-home exercises to stay consistent.I’m confident this team will get me back to 110% and I’m sure you will also get the help you need!read more
Mark K.
If there was one phrase that would describe his work ethic is committed. He takes very good care of his patients and is down to earth. Would recommend to anyone
Bisher T.
Matt and the entire team provide excellent care! Did my prehab, and currently doing rehab here and completely trust them in helping me reach my physical goals. The atmosphere is always great and I always enjoy my time being here!
Daniel L.
I came in with a shoulder impingement. Matthew and the entire staff were wonderful to work with and left me feeling confident that I was in the right hands. Matthew was attentive and made me feel comfortable throughout the process. He had me in and out in no time, feeling good as new.
Massiel C.
Mat its awesome the best therapist I have ever had and I have had many. The front desk staff its really nice and attentive even when I give them headaches,lol. 😆 Yall knowOh and how can i forget my dear Sophia who is very lovable and funny.Love this place have been coming here since... 2019 and wouldn't change them...read more
Janette
Since coming to Professional Therapy 96 street Ariella, Matt and Sophia has been exceptional with my care I am always satisfied and happy with my experience.
Tony P.
Anil and the entire staff at Professional Physical Therapy were fantastic. Anil was very attentive and explained all my exercises clearly. He offered encouragement and guidance throughout my therapy. The same was true of all the other therapists I worked with. The office staff was very professional... as well. If I ever need PT again I will only come back to Professional Physical Therapy.read more
sunshine S.
The office staff are pleasant. I've been working with them for a few months and go back recently for my therapy. The staff of 96 st. is great, friendly and very helpful. My experience with Matthew is good, like a friend.Now I'm happy my left shoulder got a lot of improvement after the surgery.... Thank you all and hopefully my right shoulder will be recovery soon..... 🙃😜read more
Lisa Sara R.
I have been treated for several muscular skeletalissues. Each treatment plan resolved theseproblems very satisfactorily. The therapists areknowledgeable and empathetic. This is,in my estimation, the perfect combinationfor healing.
Jennifer B.
Ariella provided excellent care and worked with me to overcome the obstacles of returning to a physically demanding job. The rest of the team was also incredibly helpful and made coming to PT a warm and friendly experience — even with all of the growing pains. Strongly recommend!
Karen G.
The genuine care I received and the communication between my pain management doctor and Matthew worked really well
Tony S.
Informative, thorough, attentive and professional. Therapists are constantly evaluating and adjusting your therapy based on your feedback. I’ve been to several other PT before and believe many just go through the motions to collect insurance payments. From the front desk to the facility,... cleanliness and professionalism of the therapists, I wouldn’t choose any other PT.read more
David Z.
Great people, many locations, helpful and flexible
GIKELLY T.
They really know what they are doing!
Angela B.
The staff is top notch. They prepare a list for you and your condition. They setup a treatment plan just for you. They explain the individual treatment. No question is too small. They are thorough with the treatment. You can feel the good at the end each visit.This program is a Great!
Marion W
If you are in need of physical therapy , Professional Physical Therapy is the place you want to go !!!From my very visit I wasso impressed with the service rendered to me .The staff starting at the front desk reception to the assistant and therapist, are very professional and caring . They make... each client feel special and comfortable. You are not rushed you get a full complete session. This is my second time around and will come back again if needed!!read more
Peter B.
I was a little worried starting physical therapy after the pandemic started. Professional Physical Therapy was clean you have to wash your hands before you start.Wipes and hand sanitizing after you use the equipment. The Staff was very knowledgeable in massage treatment and exercise. Communications... were great via text message for appointments and link to exercise program for home.read more
Lola S.
Physical therapy has helped me with my mobility and strength. Thanks to these guys I now can lift weights and get a good work out. It’s amazing what professional can do. Thanks guys!
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Physical Therapist Staff

James Cascio, DPT

James Cascio, DPT

Clinical Director

Treating Since

  • June 2017

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), CUNY Hunter College
  • Bachelors in Exercise Science and Kinesiology, Manhattan College

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy
  • Sport, post-surgical
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurological impairments
  • FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation)

Bio

Dr. James Cascio graduated with honors from Manhattan College in 2014 with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology, later attending CUNY Hunter College, earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017. As a licensed Physical Therapist, Dr. Cascio uses evidenced-based practice to evaluate and treat a wide array of musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and neurological impairments. Dr. Cascio utilizes personalized intervention programs to ensure effective and compassionate treatment. He is passionate about helping people achieve their movement and function goals.

Anil Kumar Manglaram, PT,DPT,MS

Anil Kumar Manglaram, PT,DPT,MS

Physical Therapist 

Treating Since

  • March 2011

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Touro College
  • Master's Degree, Exercise Science & Kinesiology, California Baptist University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Physical Therapy, Apollo college of Physical therapy

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy

Bio

I have been practicing PT for almost 10 years with some breaks in between to continue with education.
I have worked in India for 5 years as a PT and the drive to learn more made me take break from working and further my education with
MS kinesiology and later went on to finish DPT while working full time.
I have experience working in different set up of departments like OPD, Inpatient hospital, home health care. With most part being in
OPD.

Shoshana Halpern, DPT

Shoshana Halpern, DPT

Physical Therapist

Treating Since

  • March 2019

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Touro College

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy, Outpatient PT
  • Sports-related injuries

Bio

Shoshana Halpern is a licensed physical therapist in New York. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Touro College. Originally from Philadelphia she grew up playing soccer and basketball and followed her love for exercise into a career in physical therapy. Shoshana treats patients from all walks of life athletes, non-athletes, geriatrics, pediatrics, pregnant and postpartum patients. Her treatment philosophy is assess each patient's current functional status as well as any musculoskeletal deficiencies, and work together to help each individual meet their PT goals.

Marissa Narman, OTR/L

Marissa Narman, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist 

Treating Since

  • July 2020

Education

  • Master's Degree, Occupational Therapy, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Clinical Interest

  • Occupational Hand Therapy

Bio

Marissa fell in love with hand therapy roughly 8 years ago. She started out by volunteering at an outpatient clinic on Long Island. Almost immediately she was offered a position as a therapist aide and was there for 3 years. She observed many trauma cases and was fascinated by the recovery process, from the intricate anatomy to the collaboration and trust between patient and therapists. She pursued her clinical rotations in hand therapy and has been in occupational therapy practice since 2020. Marissa also has experience working with geriatric clients both in living facilities and in home care. With her geriatric clients, she spent ample time focusing on postural deformities and osteoarthritis conditions. She believes one of the most important tools to help her clients succeed in therapy is communication and forming a therapist-client relationship. She loves watching the progression of her clients until they ultimately reach their goals. Outside of work, some of Marissa’s favorite things to do are hike, travel, eat different cuisines, and take care of her plants.

 

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