Jonathan Cohen PT, MSPT
After graduating from SUNY Downstate in 2005, Jonathan began his career on the Orthopedic floor at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC. It is here that he gained his initial experience with complex Orthopedic conditions and post-operative acute care. Jonathan then began splitting his time in acute rehab, working with people that were recovering from both Orthopedic and Neurologic conditions. He then began to work in Outpatient Orthopedics and sports physical therapy, with a focus in treating runners and triathletes. With a combination of various hands on techniques and therapeutic exercise the patient outcomes were significant.
Jonathan continues to further his education in Orthopedics as well as Vestibular rehabilitation. He is a member of the Private Practice Section of The American Physical Therapy Association. Jonathan is a Clinical Instructor to the students of LaGuardia Community College, PTA program. He works closely with his staff and therapists to continue to improve and provide the highest quality care.
Maurice Willekens, PT, COMT
Maurice is a dedicated Physical Therapist with over 22 years of experience in the Physical Therapy field. Maurice hails from The Netherlands where he earned his Bachelor's from The Hague School 0f Physical Therapy in 1993. In 2011 he completed his COMT (Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapy). He has been practicing Physical Therapy in The USA since 1994. His specialty is Manual Therapy, the skilled passive movement of joints and soft tissue. He greatly enjoys the social interaction with patients and working with them on a personal basis to help them overcome their injuries. Maurice loves to spend time with his 2 young girls and his hobbies include traveling, hiking, reading and playing soccer, tennis and golf.
Samira Panjaki, PT, DPT
Most PTs are athletes; most experience an injury; most benefit from exceptional, hands-on care; most find that helping people recover from their pain and injury becomes a passion for them. Samira had her first experience with PT during the grueling rehab process after an ACL injury. It was a life changing experience that has made her a compassionate healthcare practitioner and better listener, making the best use of every minute she has with patients.
After graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, Samira worked at a clinic in New York where she treated a range of orthopedic and neurological conditions, as well as post-partum/pre-natal women. Her interest in pelvic floor physical therapy led her to get certified through the Herman and Wallace Institute and work at an exclusive pelvic floor clinic where she treated both women and men with pelvic floor conditions including incontinence, bowel dysfunction, dyspareunia, vulvodynia, prolapse, interstitial cystitis, pudendal neuralgia, and post-prostatectomy. Samira strives to help her patients reach their goals–and then, together, they set the bar higher. She believes in individualized care where every patient is different, even if they have a similar diagnosis on paper.
Mark Schmidt, Certified Personal Trainer
Mark Schmidt is a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) with additional certifications as a kettlebell level 1 instructor, pre/post natal, and senior strength and conditioning specialist. His unique approach, Awareness-based Resistance Training (ART), incorporates an extensive background in dance somatics and education. Clients develop an awareness of the body in space to support their functional strength training practice. As part of the process they learn how lift, push and pull weight efficiently, safely, and with clarity.
With a combined background of personal training and dance education, my approach focuses on form and awareness of the body. Always supportive, positive and encouraging. My goal is to get clients to release the potential that already exists inside them. As a trainer, I am here to guide them, challenge them and support them.
Michele Sinacore, LMT
Michele is a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she focused on learning about the body's natural ability to heal itself. She recognizes herself as a healthcare facilitator, helping each client find the best pathway of healing for their individual body and mind. Her inspiration for massage therapy stems from many years of yoga practice, sports and theater training. She uses the quickest, most straight forward techniques that will address your body's needs and get to the root of the problem. Michele specializes in injury prevention, deep tissue and rehabilitative massage, known as medical massage. She also uses a fusion of eastern modalities such as Thai, Shiatsu and acupressure to encourage a mind body connection.
Dr. Erin Lee, DACM, L.Ac.
Dr. Erin Lee is a Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine and New York State licensed acupuncturist. She specializes in neurofunctional acupuncture for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, with the incorporation of trigger point therapy, electro-stimulation (e-STIM) and cupping therapy for musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
Her previous experience includes working with cancer patients at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Integrative Oncology Center, acute stroke and long-term rehabilitative care at NYU Lutheran Neurological & Orthopedic Rehabilitation, NYU Lutheran Labor & Delivery, Columbia Health Medical Center, Housing Works (HIV/AIDS) and in-patient care at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center.
To learn more about her visit: https://workinprogressacu.com.