KIMA Center for Physiotherapy & Wellness

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ABOUT

We believe experiencing pain—in whatever form—is an opportunity for change, to bring new understanding about yourself to light.

KIMA is a holistic physical therapy center offering innovative wellness programs. Known for comprehensive assessment of the movement of the body, mind and breath, we seek to prevent and eliminate musculoskeletal pain while optimizing performance.

At KIMA, you'll be surrounded by a team of Physiotherapists, Pilates instructors, Yoga instructors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, nutritionists and mind-body psychotherapy to immerse you in a complete wellness experience, to discover the cause of your limitations and to support you to move and live unlimited.

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Monica Vitenson

PT, MSPT, OCS, CCTT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Monica has been practicing physical therapy for over 15 years. She has an outstanding reputation in the field as a manual therapist and movement re-educator. She specializes in TMJ dysfunction, in which she is one of only a few New York therapists to hold an advanced certification. Monica Vitenson began her professional career as a massage therapist, graduating in 1991 from the Swedish Institute in New York City. In 1998, she earned her Master of Science in physical therapy from Columbia University. Over the years she has continued to study advanced physical therapy techniques with some of the top practitioners in the field. Including most of the courses offered with Greg Johnson through the IPA (institute of Physical Arts), Mariano Rocabado’s Craniofacial series offered through the University of St Augustine, the Comprehensive Evaluation and Management of the Cervical-Craniomandibular complex series with Myopain Seminars, and most recently the full one year intensive Discover Physio series with Diane Lee and Linda Joy Lee. In 2006, she became certified as a Pilates Rehabilitation Specialist through Polestar. That same year, Ms. Vitenson also earned her CCTT (Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist) through the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics affiliate of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. She passed the prestigious PT OCS exam in 2008, which recognizes her as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). When Monica is not dedicating her time and energy towards improving her skills as a physical therapist she is spending time educating, entertaining and enjoying her twins Jason and Matthew.

Donna Goldman

MS, PT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Donna is a 1986 graduate of the School of Allied Health Professions at SUNY Stony Brook. She continued her education earning her Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology from CUNY Queens College where she studied under Dr. William McArdle, author of Exercise, Nutrition, and Weight Control. After working in a variety of clinical environments, Donna’s passion led her to work with chronic pain patients. She has over 20 years experience treating a variety of chronic pain diagnoses including RSD, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain and chronic orthopedic issues. She has worked closely with a multidisciplinary approach alongside nuerology, pain management and anesthesiolgy, psychology, physiatry, massage therapy and acupuncture. Donna draws on her training in myofascial release, craniosacral techniques, and energy work to compliment her orthopedic skills. Furthermore, Donna has studied advanced bio-energy techniques. In addition, she has also studied segmental myofascial release and myofascial stretching. Donna incorporates her myofascial release and orthopedic skills to assist in wellness programs. She has been a physical therapist at the U.S. Tennis Open for over 10 years working one-on-one with top ranked tennis players. When not practicing physical therapy, Donna is an avid tennis player, swimmer and mother of 2 daughters. She understands the balance between work and play, mind and body and incorporates that into her patients’ experience.

Kristine Gneiss

PT, DPT, OCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Kristine earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University, where she graduated with Academic Distinction. While at Columbia, Kristine specialized in Orthopaedics and was the recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Orthopaedics. Prior to her academic career at Columbia, Kristine studied at the University of Delaware in the Honors Program where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biological Sciences. Kristine was a four-year member of the University of Delaware’s Division I Women’s Varsity Volleyball Team and served as the team’s captain during her tenure with the volleyball program. Kristine has a passion for the profession of physical therapy and rehabilitation and a love of sports and fitness. She has a background in competitive athletics, which has led her to pursue a specialty in the orthopaedic and sports setting, and to work with clients ranging from weekend warriors to competitive athletes, as well as fitness and workout novices. Her commitment to the profession and dedication to rehabilitation, sports, fitness, and wellness is evident and reflected in her care for all of her clients. She strives to deliver a comprehensive assessment in order to diagnose a wide variety of injuries. Kristine believes in designing individualized plans of care to empower and assist clients to reach their optimal function, specific mobility, and fitness goals. In addition to volleyball, Kristine enjoys running and staying fit through weight lifting and barre and pilates classes. She has participated in the NYC Marathon, several half marathons, and numerous races of shorter distances and is a member of New York Road Runners. She has experience providing gait and treadmill run analysis for her running clients. She understands the frustration of having an injury that limits one’s participation, and she works with her clients to overcome challenges in order to return to doing what they love. Kristine is Board Certified in Orthopaedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is a lab adjunct course instructor for the Physical Therapy Program at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is currently pursuing advanced certification through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy program. Kristine holds memberships in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the New York Physical Therapy Chapter, and APTA Section membership in Orthopaedics and Sports.

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12/13
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12/14
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