Your goals and our goals are naturally aligned!

Our goal is to help you develop a stronger, healthier, injury-free, pain-free, and balanced you! Your goals are more specific and individualized but align with the physical therapists at Hand + Physical Therapy NYC. Perhaps your desire is to return to sport, running, cycling, or maybe to engage with the exercise equipment at the gym — awesome! Or maybe your goal is to simply take a walk around the block or go grocery shopping without any restrictions — we’re your rehabilitation partner.  Whatever your personal goals, our experienced clinical team will work with you to achieve them while always demonstrating ways to properly prevent any future injuries.

As physical therapists, we understand optimal‌ ‌movement‌ ‌patterns‌. We utilize‌ ‌one-on-one functional‌ ‌analysis‌ ‌to‌ help identify‌ ‌the‌ ‌root‌ ‌cause‌ ‌of‌ ‌abnormal‌ ‌joint‌ ‌loads, inadequate‌ ‌muscle‌ ‌strength,‌ and‌ ‌overused‌ ‌tendons‌ ‌resulting‌ ‌in‌ ‌ ‌faulty‌ ‌movement‌,  mobility, or injury. These impediments often add undue ‌stress‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌body, causing pain and poor joint alignment.

Trust‌ the team of physical ‌therapists at Hand + Physical Therapy NYC ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌restore and‌ ‌realign‌ ‌your‌ ‌body‌. We will teach you how to support your body with healthy movement patterns, and bring use and functionality back to your injured joint, limb, or body part. We’ll show you how to live life ‌pain-free ‌and get back to the ‌activities‌ ‌you enjoy.

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Meet Our Team

Natalia

Natalia Ruiz

DPT, OCS, CHT, COEE, ASTYM

Natalia has been a physical therapist for 17 years and her areas of expertise are orthopedics, hand therapy, and office ergonomics. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) and a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). She enjoys educating the patients on ways to minimize strain on their hands and upper extremities through multiple techniques and modifications of workspaces. She believes that compassion and a strong therapeutic relationship between the patient and the therapist make a difference in the treatment outcomes as well as individualized. are. She is certified in ASTYM, Kinsiotape, and blood flow restriction. Also trained in myofascial decompression technique. She is also proficient in Spanish.

Vincent Liu

PT, DPT

Vincent graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from The College of Staten Island. He specializes in treating orthopedic and sports injuries among a varied patient population. He has experience working with weekend warriors, marathon runners, strength training athletes, high school and college athletes, and older adults. He enjoys working with post-surgical cases such as ACL reconstruction, meniscectomy, joint replacements, etc. Vincent utilizes movement screening, biomechanical analyses, and ergonomic assessments to optimize movement and prevent injury. Vincent believes one-on-one treatment sessions are optimal to strategically curate a plan for each individual in their rehab or performance optimization journey. Vincent uses an evidence-based approach where he incorporates the latest research evidence along with the patient values and lifestyle to optimize care. Vincent is currently working towards obtaining the orthopedic certified specialist (OCS) board certification and is taking varied continuing education courses to be on top of the most current research driven techniques. Vincent is most passionate about learning root-cause medicine, health optimization, and wellness and loves to share his latest findings with patients and colleagues.

Our team of physical therapists treats a variety of conditions and pain points. Request a consultation with us and get back to doing what brings you joy and living life pain-free.