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 Manager

    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. 

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

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

    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    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.

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

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

    Doctor of Physical Therapy- STOMP & Beautiful

    Haley is originally from  Alpharetta Georgia and attended the University of Georgia where she majored in Psychology and minored in Music. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Georgia State University.  She grew up as a dancer and performer in school musicals and in college was in an a capella group, UGA Noteworthy.  In her spare time, Haley loves to explore New York, travel, see Broadway shows, bake, and spend time with her friends and pets. Haley's past experience in the performing arts allows her to understand the importance of both preventive and rehabilitative care so she can keep her clients on the stage doing what they love!

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Music from University of Georgia, Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Georgia State University
    Specialties:
    Dance and Performing Arts Medicine, Manual Therapy
  • 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! 

    Education:
    B.S. in Athletic Training from University of South Carolina, Summa Cum Laude
    Certifications:
    Pursuing Active Release Technique Certification
  • Mona Tsutsui, PT, DPT

    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    While growing up in Manhattan, Mona participated in ballet teen groups. She joined a competitive hip-hop /urban dance team while in college at Stony Brook University and continued to dance while pursing her doctorate at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Miami.  Mona enjoys incorporating her background and passion for dance and pilates into her patient care. In her free time, she takes dance classes and loves learning choreography in urban dance as well as assists in graphic design and making flyers for dance events. 

     

    Education:
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Dance, Stony Brook University
    Certifications:
    Polestar Pilates Certified, Pursuing Manual Therapy Certification