ABOUT

MOTION provides a safe, clean and welcoming environment for our patients and staff. Rest assured that we have taken added measures to ensure your well-being, maintaining the highest standards of safety and cleanliness. We are using alcohol-based sanitizer and electrostatic sprayers to disinfect all ...

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MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Sandra Rusanak-Smith

PT, DHSc, MA, OCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

I have been a physical therapist for over 40 years. I have my Doctorate in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and am a Board- Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. I co-owned Queens Physical Therapy from 1982 until 2017. I have taught Orthopedic Manual Therapy at Hunter, Downstate, NYU, LIU and Touro Physical Therapy Programs as well as a multitude of continuing education courses. I have co-authored the textbook Musculoskeletal Essentials as well as published a number of Chapters in various textbooks and an article in JOSPT. I was a member and Chairperson for the Public Laws Committee of NYS.

Gail Kottler-Sapolsky

PT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

None listed

Elaine Rosen

PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, DHSc

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Fellow in American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

Emilio Lasam

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Emilio Lasam, PT graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 2018 with a degree in Physical Therapy. He has a broad range of clinical experiences working in outpatient orthopedic, inpatient neuro, comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation, and sports medicine. Emilio aims to empower patients and clients through his competence and knowledge in restoring their bodies through movement and physical therapy. He pursued this career for the love of sharing special moments with patients such as taking their first step, reaching overhead, or playing sports again. Outside of work, Emilio loves to travel around the world to explore new places, cultures, and food. He has been to 9 different countries and plans to add more to this list in the future.

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.

CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION

118-35 Queens Blvd., 15th Floor, Suite 1550
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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