Gregory Trakhtenberg, MPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Gregory has been a physical therapist for over 24 years. He graduated Touro College with a Masters degree in Physical therapy and Bachelors in health sciences with honors in 1999. He has been practicing sport and spine physical therapy since then. Being an athlete his entire life and having been injured himself several times, Gregory understands what injured people are going through. Helping people recover from injuries and seeing them get back on their feet as quickly as possible gives Gregory a great pleasure.

Gregory has acquired wealth of skills practicing physical therapy, specializing in wide range of soft tissue injury treatments including soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, trigger point release, medical massage, deep tissue mobilization, as well as spinal manipulations (adjustment of the spine) when required. Exercises such as stretching, strengthening, posture and balance training are all integral parts of Gregory’s rehabilitation programs. Gregory treats every patient individually, developing a personilized plan for each person. His caring, professionalism and specialized skills hepls his patients achieve their goals quickly.

Dmitry Shestakovsky, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Dmitry Shestakovsky is the co-owner of Midtown East Physical Therapy. He attended the Physical Therapy program at Downstate University which he graduated in 1999. In 2007, he graduated from the University of St. Augustine’s with honors and a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy.

Dr. Shestakovsky approaches every patient using a multi-system approach to treat the human body as a “whole” not just focusing on the site of pain. His goal is to diagnose underlying influences and discover what is the “driver” causing the musculoskeletal imbalance, pain, dysfunction, and faulty movement patterns.

Dr. Shestakovsky has extensive training and experience in a gentle hands-on Osteopathic technique called Counterstrain and Fascial Counterstrain (FCS). FCS is essentially a multi-system approach to resolving pain and dysfunction in the entire body. He is active in taking courses from the Jones Institute and Counterstrain Academy the world’s top resources for all Counter-Strainers.

His goal is to facilitate healing through manual medicine and education, with the objective of restoring and advancing the individual to his/her maximal ability level.

Louisa Powers, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Louisa Powers received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Touro College, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from the University of Rhode Island.

Dr. Louisa has over 7 years of experience treating patients in an orthopedic setting. It is her goal to create a positive healing experience for patients by taking time to understand each patient as an individual. She is a manually trained clinician who applies her extensive knowledge of the body and functional exercises to modify and progress her patients so they can obtain their optimal condition.

Dr. Louisa has always been active. She was a competitive swimmer for almost 10 years, including coaching in her last year of high school. Upon entering college she received certification to teach group fitness classes through The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and Spin through Mad-Dog Athletics. Group fitness became a quick hobby of passion. She now teaches group classes at Crunch gym locations around NYC.