Manhattan Sports & Manual Physical Therapy

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ABOUT

Our approach is always individualized and intelligent. We provide the best in traditional, manual, and manipulative physical therapy. Our techniques are the most modern, research backed and driven therapeutic approaches. Treatment takes place in a comfortable, fully equipped physical therapy facility, located in easily accessible midtown Manhattan

Rami Jazrawi

PT, DPT, OCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. Rami Jazrawi received his degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro College, 2010. Dr. Jazrawi is also recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, a certification held by less that 10% of all physical therapists. He has continued his education with coursework in gait analysis, functional movement screening, lower extremity loading response and clinical instruction. Rami continues to expand his education with coursework relating to neck and spinal rehabilitation. Rami is passionate about dynamic movement analysis and sport specific rehabilitation. He has participated in competitive and recreational sports since the age of five and is currently an avid golfer and is passionate about body-weight strength training. Furthermore, he is certified with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) to perform biomechanical swing analysis.

Zack Niv

PT, DPT, MTC

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. Niv graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Hunter College, City University of New York in 1993. He continued his clinical education with the Institute of Physical Therapy (presently a part of the University of St. Augustine), and later on with the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He was awarded a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2003. Dr. Niv has been actively involved in research and development of therapeutic products and treatment methods and is an adjunct professor at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its orthopedic section, as well as the American and the International Academies of Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy. Dr. Niv established Manhattan Sports & Manual Therapy in 1996.

Rita Sum

PT, DPT, CMPT, PMA®-CRT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Rita graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro College School of Health Sciences in 2015. She entered the field driven by her passion to motivate others. She has pursued further training by achieving certification for Manual Physical Therapy (CMPT) through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy ( NAIOMT). Rita has also engaged in an extensive year long training in Pilates apparatus and is now a certified Polestar Pilates Rehab Practitioner. In addition, she is a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA® -CPT). She strongly believes in the power to heal through movement. Incorporating Pilates concepts into physical therapy greatly enhances patients’ healing progression. Her two favorite Pilates apparatuses are the Reformer and the Chair. Outside of the PT world, Rita has ran her first half marathon at the Brooklyn Half. Rita’s interests include playing volleyball, practicing Pilates, and hiking.

David Perrotto

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

David received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the College of Staten Island in 2016. He is passionate about healing physical ailments and takes pride in doing so with quality care. He is working on developing his abilities as an orthopedic manual specialist and a clinical instructor. David also dreams of creating a holistic wellness center advocating integration of mind, body and spirit. In his spare time, he loves to teach yoga, read and spend time outdoors.

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