ABOUT

The Chelsea clinic is a modern, lofted space with a fishbowl window onto the street—a great way for people to see the impact the Chelsea team is having on the community. Here, an energetic group of physical therapists reflects the energy of this vibrant NYC neighborhood. Located close to many subway...

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MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Lisa Yirce, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Lisa Yirce is the Clinical Director of SPEAR’s Chelsea location. She graduated summa cum laude with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stony Brook University. Lisa has extensive clinical experience in sports medicine orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, manual therapy, and functional training techniques. She enjoys treating a diverse patient population and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care through an individualized approach. Lisa leads an active lifestyle and has participated in many sports throughout her life, such as track and field, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. Lisa first found her passion for physical therapy after suffering from an injury herself while running and then undergoing the rehabilitation process first hand. These experiences strengthened her ability to empathize with her patients and to truly relate to their needs when guiding them back to the activities that they love. Lisa was born and raised in New York. She loves exploring the city’s diverse cuisine, spending time with family and friends, and going to concerts and sporting events. Lisa stays active by running and strength training.

Justin Horwath, PT, DPT, CSCS, SFMA

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Selective Functional Movement Assessment

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Justin Horwath earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University and Bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science and Psychology from Appalachian State University. His clinical experiences involve orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, post-surgical care, and conservative treatments. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and SFMA Level 1 Certified. Justin became a physical therapist for his passion of exercise and the human body. He focuses on combining manual techniques and neuromuscular reeducation to maximize and restore dysfunctional movements patterns. He has been involved in organized sports his entire life and through those experiences, learned many valuable lessons involving the body, injuries and the need for proper training and rehabilitation. Each individual is unique and requires a specific program tailored to their needs and expectations. In his spare time, Justin stays active in a variety of ways. He spends time in the gym weightlifting, playing in soccer leagues in the city, and has recently taken an interest in golf. He also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Brandon Nguyen, PT, DPT

PT, DPT

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Brandon received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, NY, where he also received his Bachelor of Science in Health Studies. Prior to Physical Therapy school, Brandon received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from SUNY New Paltz. During his clinical affiliations, Brandon gained experience through working in a variety of settings, including outpatient orthopedics, bedside rehabilitation, and acute rehabilitation. His clinical interests revolve around sport-specific training, orthopedics, injury prevention, and return to sport. He believes in a holistic approach to treatment in order to help people return to doing the things they love, and to have them move efficiently and effectively in the process. Brandon was a multi-sport athlete growing up in the Bronx, NY. When he has some free time, he enjoys activities such as swimming, basketball, hiking, and exploring the city. Although he no longer plays basketball as much as he used to, the sport still holds a special place in his heart; such is why he continues to spend a lot of time discussing and analyzing it.

Victor Guevara, PT, DPT

No Credentials Or Degree Added

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Zachary Shampain, PT, DPT

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Deirdre McPartland

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Michelle Rooney, PT, DPT, CSCS

Michelle Rooney, PT, DPT, CSCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Michelle attended Utica College in New York, where she graduated from the accelerated Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She also completed her undergraduate degree at Utica College, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies with a minor in Spanish, while also playing collegiate soccer. Michelle’s passion for research has helped her become a published author. Her systematic review of controlled trials has been published in the Journal of Sleep Health and was also presented at the National Applied Ergonomics Conference in 2015. Michelle’s experience and passion lies in orthopedics and sports medicine. In addition to her personal athletic background, she is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She is currently pursuing her Orthopedic Specialist Certification. She truly values taking the time to understand her patients and their needs in order to create the most effective treatment plan. Her one-on-one, patient-focused approach allows her to work with her patients to provide amazing outcomes and help them return to doing what they love. Michelle likes to stay active through spin classes, yoga and running. She enjoys hiking and biking outside. On the weekends, she loves trying new restaurants and exploring different neighborhoods in the city. She also loves to travel and see new cities with friends.

Lauren Bachner, PT, DPT

PT, DPT

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Phil Jennette

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MIkayla George, PT, PT, OCS

PT, DPT, OCS

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Amanda Kalan, PT, DPT

PT, DPT

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Zarah Anvery, PT, DPT, OCS

No Credentials Or Degree Added

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Zarah received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Prior to pursuing her Doctorate, Zarah received her Bachelors of Science in Cellular & Molecular Biology from SUNY New Paltz. Originally interested attending medical school, Zarah had a change of heart when she injured her knee when training for a half-marathon. This sparked her interest in pursuing physical therapy as a career. Following her training at Downstate, Zarah completed her residency at NYIT, specializing in orthopedics. Through her experiences, Zarah found her passion for working with patients that are pre/post-operative as well as patients with musculoskeletal or orthopedic injuries. To further assist her patients, Zarah completed her received her board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Zarah takes joy in knowing she is making a difference in her patient’s lives by working closely with them as they meet their functional goals.

CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION

269 W 16th St, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10011

CANCELLATION POLICY

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

THIS CLINIC OFFERS VIDEO APPOINTMENTS

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

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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