Our physical therapists, in addition to their professional expertise, draw on their experience as competitive athletes: we are marathoners, triathletes, swimmers, yoga and Pilates practitioners, and dancers. We are offering the best of both worlds to keep the Brooklyn community healthy and fit.
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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO
Areas of Expertise: Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), concussions, and other imbalance issues related to the vestibular system. Sports Injuries Pre and Post Operative Rehabilitation Clinic Director & Compliance Office at Park Sports Edward Umheiser completed his studies at SUNY Downstate Medical Center with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. While at Downstate he participated in research and community service activities. Upon graduation, he received a research study award in the area of balance and postural sway. During his final year of graduate studies, Edward was mentored at Lutheran Medical Center’s vestibular clinic where he worked with patients experiencing various degrees of dizziness, balance disturbance, and vertigo. Edward also serves as the Clinic Director and Compliance Office for Park Sports Physical Therapy. Edward is an avid cyclist and enjoys taking advantage of the excellent bike trails that the tri-state area has to offer.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO
Melissa received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is originally from Chicago. Melissa has worked in a variety of outpatient orthopedic settings including aquatic physical therapy. Melissa is skilled in postural correction, post-surgical rehabilitation, gait and running mechanics, balance and proprioceptive training, as well as pregnancy and postpartum. Melissa strongly emphasizes core stability and injury prevention in her treatment programs. She is a huge proponent of patient and family education. She believes each patient should have an active role in his or her care. Melissa is particularly interested in treating women's health and athletes of all ages. She is currently pursuing her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. When Melissa is not treating patients in the clinic, she enjoys traveling, hiking, biking and running in Prospect Park.
CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION
670 6th Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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