Meet our Team
Gopi Pillai (Jhaveri)PT, DPT
Gopi Pillai (Jhaveri), PT, DPT, graduated from Stony Brook University with a doctorate in physical therapy. Gopi specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in men and women as well as pregnancy and postpartum dysfunction. She is active in continuing education, lecturing and community education.
Matthew IselinPT, Cert. MDT
Matthew Iselin, PT, Cert. MDT, graduated with a degree in physical therapy from SUNY Buffalo in 1998. Matt specializes in orthopedic post-operative and post-injury rehabilitation with an interest in biomechanics of the spine and manual therapy. He is also a McKenzie certified practitioner and has lectured for orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists alike on multi-ligament knee dislocations, spine treatment, and other orthopedic topics.
Our Professional Staff:
Michael SalvionePT, DPT, ATC
Michael graduated from Long Island University with a doctoral degree in physical therapy. Michael has valuable background in orthopedics and sports specific conditions with a bachelors degree in athletic training. He is currently pursuing continuing education with the Institute of Physical Arts manual therapy courses.
Judith (Shani) FriedMSPT
Judith (Shani) earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Hunter College in 2004. She worked for several years in the hospital setting as well as in the field of Pediatrics. She then went on to complete the Orthopedic Residency Program via Touro College in order to fine-tune her manual skills. She discovered her passion and began specializing in pelvic floor physical therapy where she treats patients with disorders such as general pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, incontinence, prenatal, pregnancy and postpartum dysfunction. Judith (Shani) also actively participates in continuing education courses through the Herman and Wallace Institute.
Nefatari Ellis – MarinPT, DPT, CDT
Nefatari Ellis – Marin has been a physical therapist for 10 years, graduating from Long Island University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006. She treats patients with orthopedic, neurologic, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal issues. She has been specializing in pelvic physical therapy for 6 years and continues her education at The Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She treats urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic pain for males and females, as well as pre and post-natal issues.
Alissa YarkonyPT, MPH
Alissa Yarkony has more than 20 years of experience in the health care field. She graduated from Hunter College with a degree in Physical Therapy in 1996 and received a Master's in Public Health from Columbia University in 2002. Alissa specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women as well as pregnancy and postpartum dysfunction. She has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education from well-regarded physical therapy training organizations such as the Institute of Physical Art and The Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She is also in the process of getting her certification in health coaching from The Integrative Women's Health Institute.
Lina has been working in healthcare office management and medical billing for over 25 years. As our office manager, she functions as the principle support staff acting as a liaison between patients and therapists.
Destiny has experience in front desk coordination for the past 5 years and was a PT aide for 2 years prior to that. After working as a PT aide, she became passionate about helping others in the healthcare field. Her goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner. Eventually she wants to open up her own practice where she can devote her time to helping, caring and educating her patients.