ABOUT

Forward Physical Therapy was founded in 2011 by Dr. David Ettinger, PT, DPT, GCS. With a passion for treating older adults and seeing a desperate need in the community, he pursued board certification as a geriatric clinical specialist. This elite specialization has been earned by only 1% of all phys...

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MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Eleanor O'Connell

PTA, LMT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

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Otis Collier

Exercise Specialist

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Brooklyn born and raised in Brooklyn, Otis has always been into the physical activity lifestyle but truly pursued fitness for his own health to help fight off obesity. Otis has turned his passion and discipline to helping others discover their true fitness potential. A lifelong learner, Otis pursued an education in fitness and earned a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from Columbia University. Otis has the rare ability to take the complexity of the human body and exercise and deliver the information in an understandable and useful manner. He has helped over 100 clients achieve their goals by merging post-rehabilitation and strength training concepts into effective and fun programs using pain-free exercise. Otis believes in the idea of helping others achieve their goals more than leading them. He passionately designs every clients exercise program with their goals as his guidance (despite the cost to his sleep!)

Millie Schweky

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

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Yisroel Green

PT, DPT

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David Ettinger

PT, DPT, GCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

David was introduced to the field of Physical Therapy after experiencing a serious knee injury, having surgery and spending 9 months in physical therapy. He went on to study at Columbia University and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007. David has extensive experience with orthopedics and geriatrics in both the outpatient and homecare setting. In 2011 David founded Forward Physical Therapy. In 2013 he earned board certification in geriatric physical therapy. When he is not working he enjoys listening to and playing music with his children.

Michelle Cizma-Fridman

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Michelle received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from CUNY Brooklyn College in 2007. Her love of exercise and medicine led her to Physical Therapy. In 2010 Malkie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Malkie administers high quality personalized treatment to each patient with her upbeat, cheerful attitude. She has experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic injuries, total hip and knee replacements, and neuromuscular disorders. Malkie is passionate about women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction. Seeing a need for more specialists in this field she began the long journey toward clinical specialization in women’s health. She has taken countless continuing education courses and has built a loyal base of patients who see amazing results and refer their friends and family.

CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION

1716 Coney Island Ave ,
Brooklyn, NY 11230

CANCELLATION POLICY

We kindly ask that you notify us no later than 24 hours in advance for all rescheduling and cancellations. Thank you.

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If you're not sure you can make it into the clinic for an in-person appointment, you may be interested in requesting a video appointment. A session with a certified telehealth provider could help you receive treatment from virtually anywhere.

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