At Sutton Place Physical and Aquatic Therapy you'll discover unparalleled excellence in rehabilitative care. You'll find professionals with a passion for their work, a state-of-the-art facility and a uniquely supportive environment that encourages rapid progress and client independence.

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Carol Stillman


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Carol founded Sutton Place Physical Therapy in 1998. Carol earned a B.S. in physical therapy from Ithaca College and an M.S. from the University of Southern California. She has served as director of physical therapy at Doctors Memorial and Charter Peachford Hospitals in Atlanta. Carol has continued education in spine, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine, woman's pelvic health and breast cancer rehabilitation. She has been a speaker for the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Hospital Association, the NY Road Runner’s Club, Excelsior Health Club, The Arthritis Foundation and NYU. She has also been interviewed on SIRIUS radio for “Dr. Health” discussing Fall Prevention and Osteoporosis. In 2011, Carol was certified by The Hospital for Special Surgery as an advanced hip clinician. She is now one of the few PTs in midtown Manhattan who has this certification and training to assure the best practice in the rehabilitation of hip pathology and post-operative hip patients.

Fanny Chan


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Fanny Chan earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and her Bachelors in Health Sciences from Drexel University. She has experiences in a variety of settings including acute care, outpatient orthopedic and neurological. She has attended the 2019 Christiana Care Annual Neurovascular Symposium, where she learned the latest research on acute CVA care. Fanny has a passion working with patients with various neurological and vestibular disorders and creating programs specific to their needs. During her undergraduate education she spent time volunteering at a pro bono health clinic where she learned the importance of communication in the healing process. She has also volunteered for at Mother Baby Connections working with post-partum women. In her free time Fanny enjoys trying unique foods finds throughout the city.

Barbara Carbone


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Barbara earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Hunter College and a Master of Arts degree in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi University. She has worked in a variety of settings and is experienced in acute care, rehab, outpatient, cardiac rehab, home care, pre and post natal care, and dance medicine. Barbara is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist. She has taken continuing education courses in Kinesio taping, Shoulder Rehab, Pelvic Floor Treatment, Mulligan NAGS and SNAGS, Exercise for Seniors, Pilates for Rehabilitation, Evidence- Based Examination of the Foot and Ankle, Working with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, and TheraPilates Mat Class for the Fit Older Adult. It is her passion and belief that movement, proper alignment and skilled exercise are crucial medicine for many clients, and she strives to incorporate optimal fitness goals to all clients, no matter what their fitness level. Barbara has a keen sense of movement, and has studied ballet for most of her life, ran the NYC marathon, participated in triathlons, and is an avid swimmer. She recently joined our team in the newly developed Aquatic Program which is a dream come true for her as a therapist; combining her expertise in rehabilitation and love of the medium of water for exercise and healing. Barbara is a volunteer with Yorkville Youth Athletic Association as a choreographer for youth musical theater productions, and in her spare time enjoys an active lifestyle with swimming, ballet class, running, cooking, music, and spending time with her husband and two grown children.

Ben Musselman


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Physical Therapist Certification or Specialty in Maitland's Manual Therapy-1 Basic Peripheral Techniques, and Maitland's Manual Therapy-2 Basic Spinal Techniques Dr. Ben Musselman received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Hunter College (City University of New York Graduate Center) and his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Mennonite University. Ben has been treating patients with orthopedic, neurologic, gait and balance and vestibular diagnoses at Sutton Place Physical Therapy for over 7 years. The therapy he provides is grounded in a Maitland manual therapy and assessment based approach. This approach emphasizes hands on mobilization of muscles and joints guided by extensive communication between patient and therapist. This approach fits well with Sutton Place Physical Therapy’s one on one structured treatment sessions. Ben has studied this approach through extensive continuing education coursework in the discipline. Ben integrates into this approach some of the key therapeutic components of yoga, such as breathing, total body alignment, and mindfulness that he has learned though Threes Physiyoga, and Ashtanga Yoga Shala workshop coursework, and from his own personal practice of yoga.

Irene Hernandez


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Irene Hernández is a physical therapist specializing in Pelvic Physical Therapy. She is an expert at treating pelvic floor dysfunction, and chronic pelvic pain for men, women, teens and children. She has extensive experience with pregnant and postpartum women and has a special interest in bringing female athletes back to their full potential after pregnancies. Irene received her Physical Therapy degree in Spain, from Universidad Europea de Madrid, and her postgraduate degree in Urogynecological Physical Therapy from Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. She is also a trainer and educator in the use of Indiba Radio Frequency for Orthopedic and Pelvic Physical Therapy. Irene started her professional life as a Software Engineer. She graduated from a six-year program in Spain, in Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1993, and worked in the IT industry for 15 years in Spain and the U.S. However, after exploring the therapeutic solutions to minimize the pain she was experiencing from scoliosis and the pelvic discomfort, she chose to switch careers to something she found more meaningful and become certified in Yoga in the Iyengar Method and study the Somatic body awareness method with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen. This knowledge ultimately crystallized her decision to become a Physical Therapist, and later to specialize in Pelvic Physical Therapy. Irene’s unique approach to physical therapy and pelvic health marries her love of technology and algorithmic decision making with her understanding of the body from the standpoint of improved awareness and sensory experience. Irene enjoys incorporating Yoga and body-mind knowledge into the therapeutic process to help improve body awareness and understand how different factors such as activity, posture, emotions, etc. may cause or aggravate symptoms. She is also a Pilates instructor, marathon runner, and an avid swimmer.

Isha Mody


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Isha Mody earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Manipal University in India and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science with a focus on Nutrition from Long Island University in Brooklyn. Isha’s experience includes providing physical therapy at various practices both in New York City and in India. Isha has an expertise in a wide range of orthopedic and neurological impairments including pre and post operative orthopedics, neck and back dysfunction, pediatrics, aquatic physical therapy and pelvic health. She has worked with pre partum women as well as in the preparation for delivery and taught prenatal exercise classes. She has treated women post partum for conditions like incontinence and diastasis recti. Through her time in India, Isha was part of the PT team dedicated to improving outcomes after hip and knee arthroplasties, at one of India’s dedicated joint replacement hospitals. In her free time, Isha enjoys connecting with nature with her rescue dog, Diane at Prospect Park, watching documentaries, going to Comedy Clubs and exploring NYC’s culturally diverse vegetarian and vegan cuisines. She believes food and nutrition play an integral role in health and wellness and an even bigger role in healing. She also volunteers for a local composting organization every week and believes in living a minimal waste environment conscious lifestyle. She is proficient in 3 Indian languages and is currently learning Spanish.

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333 E 56th St,
New York, NY 10022


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