Staff - First Health Physical Therapy
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Staff

Noah Hyman

Founder

With over 20 years of clinical experience in Rehabilitation and Fitness fields, Noah is attentive, compassionate and understands the needs of an individual who is in pain. Having graduated from the Steinhardt School of Education at NYU in 1994 with a degree in Physical Therapy, Noah always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. He has attained advanced training through courses specializing in Mobilization techniques (Maitland and Paris Mobilizations , Muscle Energy), Soft Tissue Mobilization, advanced Rehabilitation of the Shoulder, Knee and Ankle, The Rehabilitation of the Golf Injuries and Performance Enhancement of the Golf Swing and various courses in the Current Concepts of both Adult and Youth Sports Medicine. Noah is also in the process of becoming certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). He is known for treating challenging as well as straightforward spine-related injuries.

 

Noah’s extensive background in orthopedic and sports medicine includes diverse outpatient clinics throughout the New York metropolitan area. He was affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center (North and South) and interned for Hospital for Joint Diseases and The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

 

Noah founded First Health Physical Therapy in 2001 because he saw a growing need to provide compassionate and genuine care customized to each individual. He is currently affiliated with NYU, American Physical Therapy Association, NY Physical Therapy Association and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

 

Noah was featured in the book Bone Density Diet: 6 Weeks to a Strong Mind and Body by Dr. George Kessler, MD, on Osteoporosis prevention.

Paul Hartmann DPT

Physical Therapist

Paul received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University, which included clinical training in Sydney, Australia with a leading manual therapist combining McKenzie, Maitland, Muscle Energy techniques and the latest in Neurodynamic techniques. While down under, Paul participated in training the highest level paramedics in New South Wales, Australia, to determine appropriate referral of patients suffering from non-traumatic lower back pain and thereby decrease the systemic load on Hospital emergency departments. In Boston, he developed in conjunction with The Aphasia Resource Center at BU a modified Tai Chi program for Adults with a diagnosis of stroke with Aphasia, demonstrating the physical and cognitive benefits of Tai Chi/ exercise.

 

Paul’s career has taken him from NYC at The Mount Sinai Sports Therapy Center, to Detroit in the Oakwood Health System and back to NYC at The Mount Sinai Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing, joining the movement towards integrative medical care. Paul learned a lot in his time at MSBI-CHH as part of one of the premier integrative medicine departments in NYC. It was a unique opportunity for collaborative health care that directly benefited every patient by allowing practitioners to learn from each other in ways that enhanced each practitioner’s professional skills within each scope of practice. Paul also enjoyed contributing to the preseason injury prevention testing/training for the Harlem Wizards organization.

 

Paul is always looking to enhance his clinical tools and is working towards a certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT). He continues studying and educating on leading research in Pain Science and training in Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention.

 

Paul’s integrative Physical Therapy training and skills in treating orthopedic, neurological and musculoskeletal injuries align well with First Health Physical Therapy, where we treat the whole person, not just the parts. He is committed to partnering with patients and empowering them with the tools to return to the life and activities they love.

 

No Problem exists without a Solution we can find together.

Dabie Wu

Physical Therapist

Dabie is a highly motivated and committed physical therapist with more than 12 years of experience in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. She has a Master’s degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehab & has expertise in rehabilitating adolescents & adults with Orthopedic injuries. She enjoys working with people from different backgrounds, with the objective of creating a positive difference in their quality of life and function.

 

Upon gaining experience in India and completing her Master’s degree, Dabie received a postgraduate scholarship program at the Allied Health Institute, Singapore. This opportunity allowed her to be part of a team where she closely collaborated with physicians, specialists and other allied health professionals, all working together towards patient-centered goals. She gained extensive experience in managing back & neck injuries, sports injuries, pain management, Women’s health, and post-operative rehabilitation. 

 

Dabie continues her professional learning through clinical workshops and has attended courses in Singapore, Australia and Bali. She has an advanced certificate in manual therapy and is pursuing her interest in advancing her myofascial technique. She believes in constant communication and partnering with her patients in order to achieve the highest possible outcome. 

CONTACT US

Midtown Manhattan

119 West 57th Street, Suite 212
between 6th and 7th Avenues
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212 421 1740
Fax: 212 421 1750

We are easily accessible by the following subways:

N, Q, R at 57th and 7th Avenue or 5th Avenue at 59th St
F at 57th St and 5th Avenue
1, 2, A, B, C, D at Columbus Circle
B, D, E at 53rd St and 7th Avenue

Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8am-7pm
Friday: 8am-4pm

You can download forms here to fill out and bring to your first visit or fax them to us at 212 421 1750. Please include a cover sheet with your name, day-time phone number and the number of pages.