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

  • Julie Segall, PT, DPT

    Doctor of Physical Therapy - Cagney, In Transit, & 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.

    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
  • 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. 

    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 - Natasha Pierre & The Great Comet, Groundhog Day & Concierge Services

    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
  • 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.

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

    Doctor of Physical Therapy - STOMP on Broadway

    Katrina has been involved in the performing arts for 22 years: as a student, performer, teacher, and choreographer in ballet and modern dance.  She has endured chronic ankle sprains and labral tears, but continued dancing with the aide of physical therapy. Now as a physical therapist, her goal is to help her patients continue to pursue their passions and ensure they maintain a full and healthy lifestyle.  Katrina stays active in the world of performing arts whether it is choreographing, teaching injury prevention workshops, or volunteering for organizations such as Dance for PD. You’ll also find Katrina reading, taking dance classes, sketching, cooking, spending time with friends/family, and snuggling with her cat Leia.”

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Biological Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts in Dance, University of California Santa Barbara, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Columbia University
  • Clay Weiler LAT, ATC

    Athletic Trainer Sleep No More

    Clay joined NEURO TOUR in 2016 working with the performers of “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat," bringing with him extensive Athletic Training abilities. Clay decided to become a certified athletic trainer after a personal paralyzation in the past. He enjoys working with the NEURO TOUR team because of their professionalism. When he's not busy with NEURO TOUR, Clay loves to cook, play volleyball and swim. 

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, West Virginia University, Masters of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota
  • 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
  • Vanush Hambardzumyan RYT, LMT

    Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor

    Vanush is a licensed orthopedic sports massage therapist and a registered yoga teacher. Vanush brings to Neurosport a personalized touch providing total mind, body and spiritual wellness to high-level athletes, dancers, artists, yogis and individuals. He has vast experience treating issues ranging from post-surgery recovery to injury-related traumas among much more.

    Education:
    Licensed Massage Therapist -Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, Licensed Yoga Instructor - Laughing Lotus Yoga Center
  • 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.

    Education:
    A.A.S. Liberal Arts, Burrough of Manhattan Community College
  • George El Batity

    Front Office Coordinator

    George brings his experience as an aid and a priority to provide amazing patient care with him  to Neurosport. He is currently pursuing a degree in physical therapy in New York and is determined to become a physical therapist. He decided to enter this field because physical fitness and medicine have always interested him. Also, because of his personal experience with injury, from two torn ACLs and a right shoulder dislocation. When George is not helping patients, George enjoys playing basketball, football, baseball and Muay Thai.

    Education:
    B.S. in Biology fom Kean University, Currently Pursuing a Degree in Physical Therapy