Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapists provide services that develop, maintain and restore a patient's maximum movement and functional ability. PT's are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.


What are some of the benefits of Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy can help patients: 

-Reduce or eliminate pain

-Avoid surgery

-Improve Mobility

-Recover from a Sports Injury

-Improve balance and prevent falls

-Manage age-related issues such as arthritis and osteoporosis

-Prevent Injuries


Do we accept insurance?

Medicare is accepted in-network. We are out of network with all other insurance providers. 

For patients who do not have out of network benefits, the self-pay rate is $125 for evaluation and $100 per visit. 

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Book a Session

To book a session, contact Suzanne directly. No sessions will be booked at the studio.

To book a session call 917-864-1121

or email   suzannepuhalovic@gmail.com 

Meet the Therapist

Suzanne Puhalovic, PT

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Suzanne is a 1994 graduate of New York University, School of Health Nursing and Arts Professions. She has almost 25 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics and she evaluates and treats a wide variety of acute, post-surgical and chronic conditions.

Over the years, Suzanne has developed a treatment approach that combines traditional orthopedic physical therapy techniques, such as joint mobilization, with a blend of myofascial release, muscle energy, craniosacral and strain counterstrain techniques. She is especially passionate about Strain Counterstrain because this gentle, indirect approach provides maximum relief of pain with minimal stress for the patient. Suzanne has been practicing yoga for over a decade and she incorporates yoga principles into her treatments including proper breathing, relaxation techniques, and meditation. Suzanne is also dedicated to educating her patients regarding posture, body mechanics and proper exercise form to ensure that they have long term success.

In 2004, Suzanne and her husband Dennis Gattoni started their own private practice in Manhattan, Innovative Approach Physical Therapy, offering one on one 45 minute treatment sessions. IAPT is proud to be a member of the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network. Suzanne is excited to begin practicing in a second location in New City, NY at  Lucky Elephant Yoga and Wellness.