Function First Physical Therapy, PC, specializes in out-patient manual/orthopedic and sports physical therapy services. Our goal and passion is to help each and every patient improve efficient movement and function using the latest techniques and research, followed by patient education and an indivi...

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Kerry Ojeda


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Kerry Ojeda received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University, as well as her Bachelors in Exercise Science. Kerry’s passion for Physical Therapy began through her own sports injuries and rehabilitation processes. Kerry was a competitive Division 1 Track and Field athlete, competing in the pole vault as her main event. Through her own physical experiences, Kerry has been able to relate to the injured patients she treats, approaching each case uniquely in order to allow her patients to return to their prior level of function or to enhance their sports performance. Kerry is a well rounded physical therapist who enjoys treating a wide variety of diagnoses. She has obtained clinical experience in acute care, vestibular therapy, neurological therapy, orthopedics, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and the treatment of sports injuries. Kerry now maintains her clinical focus on orthopedic, sports and neuromuscular physical therapy. The hallmark of Kerry’s practice is merging her vast orthopedic knowledge with her manual techniques, exercise prescription, clear patient education and supervised one-on-one care. Enthusiastic and personable, Kerry enjoys meaningful working relationships with her patients where she can provide them with the customized of quality care they need. Kerry believes in treating patients as a whole person and not just limiting treatment to the diagnosis for which they were referred.

Joseph Spallone


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Mr. Spallone is the founder and owner of Function First Physical Therapy, P.C., since June of 2001. He graduated from The University of Connecticut in 1987, with a B.A. in Athletic Training. Upon returning for his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, received in 1990, he was the Athletic Trainer for the Women’s Basketball team at University of Connecticut. He relocated to New York City, and worked for three years at New York Hospital, and rotated to various services. He then left to focus on out-patient orthopedics, where he worked for seven years in a physical therapy owned private practice in NYC. During this time he was committed to enhancing his expertise in orthopedic dysfunction and rehabilitation by taking numerous continuing education courses. He received his Board Certification in Orthopedics in 1998, from the American Physical Therapy Association’s Board of PT Specialties. That same year he was certified as a Functional Manual Therapist, from The Institute of Physical Art, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He and Function First Physical Therapy, P.C., are members of the Hospital for Special Surgeries’ Rehabilitation Network, and attends the weekly sports medicine grand rounds to stay abreast of current orthopedic research, both operative and conservative management procedures. He has recently completed a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) offered by Evidence in Motion, which was established in 2004 and has grown to become the largest provider of post-professional educational programs in the PT industry.


119 W 23rd St, STE 804
NEW YORK, NY 10011


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