SPEAR Physical Therapy


SPEAR brings its team to Long Island City Queens, by partnering with CityView Racquet Club. CityView is a members club featuring tennis and squash courts, a state of the art fitness area, full-service spa, juice bar, cocktail lounge and outdoor deck showcasing breathtaking views of the Long Island C...

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Joseph Costello, PT, DPT, SCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Sports Certified Specialist

imgJoseph Costello, PT, DPT, SCS

Joe Costello is the Clinical Director of SPEAR’s Midtown – West 57th Street location. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Joe received his undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Business Administration from Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, NY. While at MSMC, Joe was a member of the basketball team and helped start the school’s lacrosse program. He was named captain of the Blue Knights’ inaugural season. Joe started with SPEAR at the 44th Street location as a staff therapist. He was first exposed to physical therapy when he suffered from chronic shoulder injuries in high school sports. He developed a passion for PT as he worked to return to playing. His clinical experience includes orthopedic and sports rehab, extensive spine training from a challenging clinic in South Carolina, cardiac rehabilitation, oncology, and private care. Joe utilizes an individualized approach to tailor each treatment specifically for each patient with a focus on manual therapy. Joe has also taken courses in fascial movement taping and advances for the shoulder and knee to aid his patients’ recovery. In 2016, Joe was awarded certification as a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing pickup basketball, attending sporting events, traveling, hanging with friends and family, and visiting the always beautiful Seneca Lake.

John Mackarey, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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John Mackarey earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2017 and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA in 2013. During his time at Temple University, his clinical experience included cardiopulmonary ICU, vestibular/balance, orthopedics, and neurological rehabilitation. These experiences fostered a passion for evidence-based treatment with a special interest in low back and vestibular disorders. It is his intent to formulate treatment plans using the most current physical therapy approaches, supported through research. John implements a variety of manual therapy techniques that are individualized for each of his patients which helps expedite their recovery. John developed a passion for physical therapy at a very young age. He was raised in a family of physical therapists and has been working in a physical therapy clinic since he was 14 years old. Over the years working in these clinics, John developed a love for the unique and ever-changing body of knowledge that defines the profession of physical therapy: an active, dynamic, patient-oriented approach to health and wellness grounded in current wisdom. Furthermore, he values above all, the relationships and personal connections that he establishes with the patients and families he serves. In his free time, John enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, biking, skiing, golfing and spending time with family and friends.


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