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MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Michael Mancuso

PT, DPT, CKTP, MFDc

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Michael Mancuso, PT is licensed to practice in the state of New York and has been practicing for five years. He has experience in the treatment of orthopedics, geriatrics, sports medicine, post-operative, and pre-operative cases at outpatient facilities. Michael is a Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner , Myofascial Decompression Certified (cupping), running rehab, and hip specialist using techniques such as, manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, motor control relearning, and mobilizations. Michael became a PT for the love of helping people and the love of the human body. He enjoys sports, weekend warrior, attending sporting events, and golf.

Roslyn Sofer

PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Roslyn Sofer, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS is a physical therapist licensed to practice in the State of New York for the past 55 years. She is Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. She has expertise in treatment of people with both musculoskeletal and neurological conditions using a wide combination of treatment approaches such as mobilization, muscle energy, soft tissue work, myofascial release, mobilization with movement, motor control, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation). In addition to treating patients, Dr. Sofer also is on faculty in the School of Health Sciences at Touro College in Bay Shore, NY where she teaches Evaluation and Management of People with Musculoskeletal and Neurological Conditions and at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY., where she teaches Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy.

Andrew Maynard-Reid

PT

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Tanya Kaloustian

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

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Cherry Ip

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Cherry Ip, MS, OTR/L, received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Buffalo. Cherry did one of her clinical rotations at a Hand Therapy clinic in Glendale, California. She immediately gained interest in hand therapy and how intricate hand anatomy is. Cherry has worked in outpatient hand therapy, skilled nursing, and is now working in home therapy as well. She was recently certified in LSVT BIG. Cherry is currently working towards her certification in hand therapy to become a Certified Hand Therapist!.

Samantha Pernick

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Samantha Pernick, PT, DPT is an outpatient physical therapist at MOTION Forest Hills – Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills – Metropolitan Avenue, and Franklin Square. She graduated from Columbia University in 2019 and has been practicing as an outpatient physical therapist since. Samantha has experience working with geriatric, adolescents, and adult populations with orthopedic and sports injuries. She has worked with non-operative, pre-operative, and post-operative patients. Samantha is certified in Rock Tape and IASTM. Her love for sports is what aspired her to be a physical therapist. She was an avid softball player growing up and continues to love playing recreationally. Samantha is always up for trying new restaurants and attending a sporting event. Her goal is to help patients return to their prior level of function as well as educate them on ways to decrease the risk of re-injury.

Julio Ngitit

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Julio Ngitit, PT, graduated from the University of Baguio, Philippines in 2019 and has been working as an Outpatient PT ever since. He has experience working with adolescents, adults, and geriatrics with Musculoskeletal, Orthopedic, and Neurological conditions. Julio uses Manual Therapy, Therapeutic exercises, Neuromuscular re-education, Yoga, and Mobilizations in his treatments to improve the quality of life for his patients. Julio plans on obtaining the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification and DPT degree to improve his skills and ability to help more patients. Outside of work, Julio enjoys spending time with his family, having a barbecue during the summer, watching sports, and trying something new all the time.

Emma Petkofsky

MS, OTR/L

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Emma Petkofsky, MS, OTR/L is a graduate of New York University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Originally from Virginia, she attended the University of Virginia and received a B.S.Ed in Kinesiology with a concentration in sports medicine. She became interested in rehabilitation after working in recreational therapy programs including therapeutic horseback riding, adaptive swimming and tennis programs. After volunteering in a hand therapy clinic as an undergraduate student she developed a strong interest in upper extremity rehabilitation and was able to further explore this interest with a clinical affiliation at Motion Midtown East. After graduating she gained experience with inpatient rehabilitation at Kings County Hospital before returning to Midtown East. When she is not in the clinic she loves to explore NYC through two of her favorite pastimes, running and eating.

CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION

96-14 Metropolitan Ave,
Forest Hills, NY 11375

CANCELLATION POLICY

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

HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY REHABILITATION NETWORK

Hospital for Special Surgery’s Rehab Network has over 170 therapy clinics recommended by HSS after successfully completing the Hospital’s rigorous inspection and credentialing process.  It provides patients with a resource for locating exceptional, convenient therapy providers in their own communities.

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