“I have been taught early in my career that what I do as a physical therapist can make a big difference in people’s lives. Whether it be working with a professional athlete or a desk jockey, small changes can make big changes in the community. If I can improve the quality of life of one patient, that one person in turn can positively impact ten other people in their lives. Not only is it important to me to be effective in my job, but it is important to me to understand my role as an effective therapist to contribute to the community.”
Alan started his interest in physical therapy at an early age through multiple courses of physical therapy for baseball related injuries. Through the eyes of a patient, he was able to see the power that physical therapy can provide for people in returning them back to the activities they love.
Alan is an avid baseball fan and played baseball since an early age. He played four years of collegiate club baseball at Binghamton University while graduating summa cum laude. Although professional baseball was not within reach, Alan went on to pursue his true passion and studied at the prestigious New York University Physical Therapy program. He again graduated summa cum laude honors and amongst the top of his class. During this training at NYU, he honed his craft and developed his interests in working with patients with sports and orthopedic injuries. Alan credits his knowledge as a baseball and shoulder expert through his training and work alongside physical therapists of the New York Yankees during his time at NYU.
Alan is a native New Yorker and practiced his first four years in Midtown Manhattan. Working at one of the most respected clinics in NYC, he treated patients of the nation’s most highly sought after and respected surgeons and sports doctors. Because of his reputation as a skilled vestibular therapist, he also teamed up with neurologists, ENTs, and audiologist in the community.
Since graduating from NYU, Alan believes continuing education is the key for providing the highest level of physical therapy care. He has participated in over 1000+ hours of continuing education courses and conferences. He is a board-certified Clinical Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) which keeps him up to date on the best and most effective clinical approaches. Using the latest evidence, Alan incorporates concepts of Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Active Release Techniques (ART), Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Postural Restoration (PRI) and Blood Flow Restriction (BRF) to holistically address all of patient’s strength, mobility, and stability deficits. He is a movement based specialist and incorporates these concepts in his evaluation and interventions to return patients back to sports.
Additionally, Alan is a certified and highly skilled vestibular therapist with years of experience in treating patients with vestibular disorders, concussions and BPPV. He has taught lectures on vestibular therapy to doctors and residents at the SUNY School of Optometry. Working alongside with ENTs, neurologists and audiologists around the area, Alan was one of the most respected vestibular and concussion specialists in New York.
- Binghamton University, Bachelors of Arts in Biology
- New York University, Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy
- Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
- Certified Vestibular Specialist
- Certified Active Release Technique (ART) Practitioner
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist