No Challenge Too Great

New York Clinic

Neurosport Physical Therapy moved to “THE BIG APPLE”! You will be treated like Broadway’s finest by the dedicated team of therapists.

Meet Our Staff

  • Christopher Koerner, PT, MPT, ART-Cert

    Masters of Physical Therapy, Partner/Clinic Director

    Chris is an enthusiastic triathlon participant, having completed four marathons. Chris has been with Neurosport Physical Therapy since 2004 and proudly became a partner with Carolyn Lawson with the opening of the Alpharetta clinic in 2008. Chris maintains the highest level of performance and is dedicated to his patients rehabilitation. Chris has completed all manual therapy courses at the University of St. Augustine. Chris has toured with NEURO Tour as well as been the Physical Therapist on multiple Broadway shows. 

    Bachelor of Science in Health Science, University of Florida, Masters of Physical Therapy, University of Florida
    Active Release Technique (ART-cert) Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Spine, Certified from the Institute of Dry Needling, STOTT Pilates trained, Emergency First Responder
    Outpatient Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, Endurance Athletes, Spine, Neck, Back, Performing Arts Medicine
  • Julie Segall, PT, DPT

    Doctor of Physical Therapy - A Bronx Tale

    Julie grew up a dancer and a gymnast. She gave up gymnastics at 13 to pursue dancing further. In college, she majored in dance with a concentration in dance science. She had the opportunity to perform works by Mat Heggem, Heidi Henderson, and Doris Humphrey. She then moved to New York to dance professionally for a few years before beginning physical therapy school. As a practitioner, Julie combines her understanding of dance and dance medicine, Pilates based exercises, and manual therapy to address the body and its asymmetries. In her spare time, Julie can be found taking dance and Pilates classes, and spending time her husband and puppy, Ella Mae.

    Doctor of Physical Therapy from New York University, B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Dance Science from Goucher College
    Certified Strength and conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Power Pilates Mat Certified, NEURO TOUR Fellowship, CPR Certified
    Performing Arts Medicine, Outpatient Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
  • Alaina Hesse, PT, DPT

    Doctor of Physical Therapy - Concierge Physical Therapist

    Alaina was a competitive dancer and gymnast growing up. She has always had an interest in working with athletes and performing artists but after a positive and motivating experience with her physical therapist from a gymnastics injury, Alaina knew this was the field she wanted to pursue. She graduated from Columbia University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy and completed her fellowship with NEURO TOUR treating the cast of Lion King Broadway in New York City. She continued on as the physical therapist for Wicked Emerald City Tour. Now Alaina is back in New York treating patients at our New York clinic.

    Doctor of Physical Therapy from Columbia University (NYC), B.S. in Exercise Science from James Madison University
    NEURO TOUR Fellowship, NAIOMT Manual Therapy Certification
  • Melvin Varghese, PT, DPT

    Doctor of Physical Therapy, Lion King Broadway

    Melvin has been dancing competitively since he was six years old. As an adult, he went on to become a principal dancer and choreographer for the internationally acclaimed show “Mystic India: The World Tour.” Among many other dancing accomplishments, Melvin is also a teacher of classical Indian dance. Melvin has always been driven by dancing, but knew he wanted to do something in the medical industry. He enjoys being a physical therapist because it doesn’t feel like a job to him at all. And his favorite thing about what he does is hearing patients say, “I feel so much better now because of you.” Melvin is very kind-natured and energetic and is dedicated to learning and being the best physical therapist he can be.

    Doctor of Physical Therapy from Mercy College , B.S. in Health Sciences from Mercy College (Magna cum Laude, Alpha Eta Honor Society)
    NEURO TOUR Fellowship, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR/AED)
  • Nicole Horutz, PT, DPT

    Doctor of Physical Therapy - School of Rock & Waitress

    Nicole Horutz is a graduate from New York University. During her studies, she spent time in Nepal, serving as a volunteer student physical therapist for students with disabilities. She herself has spent time in physical therapy for back pain and a broken foot from dancing. Nicole was a competitive Irish dancer for 13 years, and competed at the World Irish Dancing Championships. Her main motivation as a physical therapist is to help performers and non-performers alike achieve their movement goals. She believes that listening to patients with both your hands and your ears can immensely impact a patients healing process.

    Doctor of Physical Therapy from New York University, B.S. in Health Sciences from University of Central Florida
    Certified Strength & Conditioning (CSCS), Functional Mobilization I (IPA), BASI Pilates Certified with Dance Specialization
  • Haley Weber, PT, DPT

    Doctor of Physical Therapy - STOMP & Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

    Haley joins NEURO TOUR with over 20 years of experience in performing arts in dance, theater, music and acappella. She has danced her entire life, since she was just three years old, and has been in nine musicals. Haley loves to travel to new places, and even completed a 10-week clinical in Florence, Italy. Since starting at NEURO TOUR, she has improved her manual skills and ability to treat creatively.

    Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia, Doctor of Physical Therapy from Georgia State University
  • Marianna DeCaro, PT, DPT

    NEURO TOUR Fellow

    Marianna brings to NEURO TOUR a specialization in women's health and a dance background in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, West African, modern and contemporary. She entered this field because of her love of performing arts and helping others. Since starting at NEURO TOUR, she has expanded her manual techniques, exercise progression, examination and evaluation skills and her understanding of modalities, such as FES and taping. Photo on the way! 

    Doctor of Physical Therapy from New York University
    Pelvice 1 Certification, CSCS, FSCS
  • Mariah Bernanke, ATC

    Certified Athletic Trainer - Sleep No More

    Mariah graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Athletic Training. She has worked with a wide range of athletes, form inner city high schoolers to semi-pro soccer players. Her internship with Neurosport in New York City, is what reinforced her decision to pursue working with performing arts. She is now excited to be working through the NEURO TOUR Fellowship program and continue growing her skillset as a clinician! 

    B.S. in Athletic Training from University of South Carolina, Summa Cum Laude
    Pursuing Active Release Technique Certification
  • Drew Heflin, LMT

    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Drew entered the massage therapy field to help high-lvel performers reach and live their dreams healthy. As a dancer  himself, he suffered from a torn ACL. This experience opened his eyes to the importance of keeping your body healthy, and was what gave him the desire to help others. When he is not helping patients, he enjoys being outdoors hiking and rock climbing. Photo on the way! 

    BFA, Dance Performance from Towson University, Massage Therapy Certification from the Massage Therapy Institute
  • Christopher Jones

    Front Office Coordinator

    Chris brings extensive management skills along with a fun, innovative and exciting personality with him to Neurosport Physical Therapy. Chris enjoys communicating and working with a diversity of people form all walks of life. When he is not working, Chris likes to exercise at the gym and play pool.

    A.A.S. Liberal Arts, Burrough of Manhattan Community College
  • Whitney Irvine

    Office Assistant

    Whitney is a Houston native, who graduated from NYU in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theatre. She now lives in New York and has a strong passion for helping others.  Whitney’s compassion and caring nature towards her patients and coworkers make working with her a delight! In her spare time you can find her reading, painting, playing with her dog or spending time with her husband John.  Picture on the way!

    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from NYU