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ABOUT US

KIRSTEN CESPED, P.T.

Physical Therapist, Owner

``I am fascinated with the human body. Over the years I have learned that taking a holistic approach is the only way to achieve full rehabilitation of the kinetic chain``.

Kirsten received a Bachelor’s of Science and a Physical Therapy Degree both from Hunter College. She has been practicing manual physical therapy in New York City for over 20 years. In these years, Kirsten has taken an extensive number of courses in manual therapy, soft tissue and joint mobilization, musculoskeletal evaluation, myofascial and trigger point release techniques, ergonomics, and exercise prescription; all in order to further her education. She has completed her training with the Institute of Physical Art (IPA). In addition to completing her training, she is skilled in the application of kinesiotape (KT). Kirsten is certified in FAKTR, an instrument designed to assist in the musculoskeletal/ fascial conditions.

As a result of her extensive training, Kirsten has the knowledge and skill set to treat a mosaic of physical conditions including; orthopedic and sports injuries, neurological conditions, and repetitive stress injuries. Her dynamic approach in evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal imbalances allows her to assist her patients in achieving their goals in rehabilitation.

OUR

PRACTICE

We offer a comprehensive approach, listening carefully to your story and performing a full body assessment to get to the root of your problem. Whether you are an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, our practice utilizes manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercises and education to assist patients of all ages return to their optimal state of well-being.
CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Orthopedics-&-Sports-Related-Injuries

Orthopedics & Sports Related Injuries

Overuse-&-Repetitive-Stress-Injuries

Overuse & Repetitive Stress Injuries

Pre-&-Post-Surgical

Pre & Post Surgical

Spinal-Conditions

Spinal Conditions

Postural-Decline

Postural Decline

Neurological-Conditions

Neurological Conditions

OUR

SERVICES

Physical Therapy services are provided solely by a highly qualified licensed physical therapist with over 20 years of experience. We offer one-on-one care which is highly individualized to meet each patient’s needs. We believe in providing exceptional care to help you overcome your pain and limitations which impede your daily function. For us, our goal is to meet your goals.
Some of these services include:
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Functional Mobilization
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Various types of Taping Techniques
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Postural Awareness
  • Ergonomic Evaluation
Neck and Spine
  • Strain/Sprain
  • Degenerative Joint/Disc Disease
  • Stenosis/Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Post-Surgical
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sacroiliac Dysfunction
Shoulder and Rotator Cuff
  • Strain/Sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis and/or Tears
  • Labral/SLAP Tear
  • AC Joint Separations
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Post-Surgical
Elbow
  • Strain/Sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Biceps/Triceps Tendonitis
  • Post-Surgical
Hand & Wrist
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • DeQuervaine’s Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Fractures
  • Post-Surgical
Hip
  • Strain/Sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Labral Tears
  • Femoral Articular Impingement (FAI)
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
  • Post-Surgical
Knee
  • Strain/Sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Anterior/Posterior Ligament Tears
  • Medial/Lateral Collateral Ligament Sprains/Tears
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome
  • Post-Surgical
Foot and Ankle
  • Strains/Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Bunions
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Sever’s Disease
  • Heel Spurs
  • Post-Surgical
Other Conditions
  • Osteoporosis
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Vertigo
  • Injury Prevention
  • General De-Conditioning
  • Balance Deficits
  • Gait Training

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FAQ

Do I need a prescription for Physical Therapy?

No. New York State allows you to have physical therapy for 10 visits or one month. A continuation of PT services beyond this will require a prescription from a physician.

What should I expect on the first visit?

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out paperwork. Bring any test results that you may have along with an updated prescription for physical therapy. Wear or bring comfortable, loose fitting clothing for the evaluation.

How long is each treatment session?

The initial evaluation is 60 minutes. Subsequent one-on-one sessions are approximately 30-45 minutes with the same physical therapist.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

A 24-hour cancellation fee for missed or cancelled appointments will be charged and cannot be reimbursed by insurance.

What insurances do you accept?

We accept Medicare and are out-of-network providers with all other insurance companies. This is as a result of many insurance carriers not providing adequate reimbursement in-network for our type of quality care.

HOURS

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY

7:30 AM – 6:00 PM


TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

7:30 AM – 12:45 PM


SATURDAY & SUNDAY

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PH: +1 212-671-0207 / FAX: +1 347-767-2359



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