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Paul Palestis, PT, OCS

Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Certified Specialist

image text "The most important thing to remember in physical therapy is 'mind over body'. If I can inspire determination in my patients, I know I will be able to help them."




Education
New York University, Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, 1998

Post Graduate
Myo fascial Manipulation
Strain/Counter-strain I for the Spine
Cervical/Shoulder Integration Course
The McConnell Patellofemoral Treatment Plan
CF1 Basic Craniofascial
S1 Introduction to Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation
S2 Advanced Evaluation and Manipulation of Pelvis, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
S3 Advanced Evaluation and Manipulation of Craniofascial, Cervical, and Upper Thoracic Spine
S4 Functional Analysis and Management of the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Complex
Functional Orthopedics I
The Feldenkrais Method
Mobilization and Movement, Brian Mulligan
Diagnosus and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes, Shirley Sahrmann
Basic Peripheral, Maitland
Study of Biomechanics with Muscle Energy Technique and Beyond - Dialogues in Contemporary Rehabilitation
Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation
Spinal Instability/Whole Spine Stabilization
Advances in the Management of the Athlete's Knee
Evaluation and Treatment of the the Shoulder
Evaluation and Treatment of the Knee
Examination and Intervention of Dizziness: The Vestibular System

Experience
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
Bellevue Hospital, NY
Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged, NY

Certifications
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Volunteer
Preakness Hospital, NJ over 500 hours

Organizations
American Physical Therapy Association

Honors/Activities
Central Park Physical Therapy Employee of the Year 2005
1995 NCAA Division I National Sabre Fencing Champion
NCAA All-American (four times)
New York Univeristy Fencing Team, Captain
New York University Varsity Club, President's Scholar Athlete Award
New York University Hal of Fame (2008)

Special Areas of Interest
Manual Therapy
Shoulder Problems
Knee Injuries

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