Physical Therapists

Dr. Asra Abdullah, PT, MS, DPT, OCS, CCCE

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Dr. Asra Abdullah, PT, MS, DPT, OCS, CCCE

Physical Therapist & Clinical Director of Midtown Location

Asra is a New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts board certified physical therapist. In addition, she is also an American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS). Her entire education was obtained from Boston University. Here Asra became a senior physical therapist, academic advisor, guest lecturer, and consultant with the Athletic Enhancement Center. Asra's focus has been on manual therapy techniques and functional training through post-graduate work with Boston Medical Center, the Graston Technique ®, and Gary Gray Chain Reaction courses. She also serves as our clinic director and academic coordinator at our 46 th Street location. Asra practices at both our 46 th street location and other corporate locations.

Michele Aiello, PT

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Michele Aiello, PT

Physical Therapist at Midtown Location

Michele graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She worked at Bellevue Hospital for five years in the adult neurological, out- patient, and acute care departments treating patients with multi-trauma, orthopedic, and brain injuries. She completed her McKenzie Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in 2004. Michelle identifies the underlying cause of patient problems, and combines manual techniques with extensive patient education to enable patients to attain an active, pain-free lifestyle. Michele enjoys running and has completed four marathons. Michelle practices from our 43 rd Street location

Shara Arnofsky PT, MSPT, CEAS

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Shara Arnofsky PT, MSPT, CEAS

Physical Therapist at Corporate Locations

 

SHARA is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering where she majored in Bioengineering and minored in Psychology. These subjects gave her a solid foundation in science and developed powerful methods for understanding basic physiological processes. In school, Shara played soccer while studying towards her degree. The combination wreaked havoc on her ankles and neck, and her subsequent involvement with physical therapy inspired her to pursue a graduate degree in PT. Shara graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Medicine with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She is a licensed Physical Therapist in both NY and NJ, holds certifications in the Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Series and in Functional Movement Systems and is qualified to prepare orthotic devices for lower extremity care. More recently, Shara has seen the need for industrial, pro-active safety assessments, and has been certified as an Ergonomics Assessment Specialist. Utilization of traditional methods and functional movement systems, in coordination with Pilates-based methods is integral in Shara’s practice as a therapist. Since Shara still competes in soccer and as a road bicycle racer, she understands the importance of gaining and keeping control of movement in a functional and pain free way in order to be physically functional and fit.