Our team creates an enjoyable and motivating atmosphere and offers treatments to address a wide range of work, auto, orthopedic, and sports-related injuries.
Team Of Expert
When you combine our Doctors of Physical Therapy and the latest equipment, you get physical therapy clinic that’s second to none. That’s TRI Physical Therapy: a one-stop practice for all your PT needs. Unlike most facilities, you will NOT be treated by an athletic trainer, physical therapy aide, assistant, or technician. Your entire experience will be handled exclusively by a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Our team is widely regarded, the techniques are cutting-edge and the range of services is comprehensive.
Ilana Etelzon M.D.
Director of Pain Management at PainDoctorsNY
Dr. Ilana Etelzon is a director of Pain Management at PainDoctors
She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and completed a Pain Management fellowship with extensive training in spine, musculoskeletal and regenerative medicine.
Her focus is to use the most innovative techniques to manage painful conditions such as Sciatica, Herniated discs, Neck pain, Headaches, Back pain, Joint pain and Arthritis.
Dr. Etelzon focuses on providing treatment options that will break the pain cycle. She works together with her patients to formulate a treatment plan that is practical and effective. Her main goal is to establish an individual treatment plan including targeted, minimally invasive therapy which is widely used in Europe and United States. Her unique and successful methods are echoed in the feedback of her satisfied patients.
Dr. Etelzon is an expert in Medical Marijuana management. This may be a suitable opioid free option for patients seeking chronic pain relief.
Dr. Etelzon specializes in Disability Medicine and provides a comprehensive care to patients that sustained trauma while at Work and after Motor Vehicle Accidents.
Vladimir Alhov, M.D.
Holistic Pain Management and Disability specialist
Dr. Alhov graduated from the Rostov State Medical University in 1985
He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and concentrates on helping patients with disabilities, focusing on rehabilitation, restoration of function and a return to a high quality of life.
Dr. Alhov concentrates on Holistic approach to pain management. He specializes in Alternative treatments like Prolotherapy, Ozone therapy, Acupuncture, Homeopathic trigger point injections, Neural therapy, PRP and Stem cell treatments as well as Laser Joint regenerative therapy.
Dr. Alhov offers an individualized comprehensive program helping with problems such as fibromyalgia, chronic neck and lower back pain, chronic headaches, knee and hip arthritis, herpes zoster, and post-surgical pain.
As a disability specialist, Dr. Alhov concentrates on helping patient to recover after Sports injuries, Motor vehicle accidents as well as Work related injuries.
Dr. Arkady Lipnitsky, DC, DACRB, CICE
Arkady Lipnitsky, DC, DACRB, CICE, has been named a 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021 Top Doctor in New York.
Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care. Dr. Lipnitsky has been recognized for his thoughtful, thorough, modern approach to chiropractic care, sport and rehabilitation medicine. Among other accolades, Dr. Lipnitsky has been named a
“Top Chiropractor in NY” and listed as one of “America’s Top Chiropractors.”
He graduated with honors from New York Chiropractic College in 1998, and has since been practicing in New York City. In his postgraduate education Dr. Lipnitsky became board certified as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. He also holds postgraduate certifications from Dry Needling Institute and Certification in Manipulation Under Anesthesia.He is a Fellow of American Back Society, North America Cervicogenic Headache Association and American Association of Spine Physicians. He is a Fellow of International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment and one of leading specialists in Shockwave therapy of sport injuries and soft tissue traumas.
Throughout the years, Dr. Lipnitsky has developed truly unique treatment protocols, combining his advanced Eastern European Manual therapy skills with his diverse experience in chiropractic medicine and functional rehabilitation to treat some of the most challenging neuromuscular and skeletal conditions.
“I use my skills and knowledge to treat some of the most challenging and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Identifying its principal causes of the condition, and reversing them through a specific treatment and retraining process is truly rewarding.”
Dr. Neofitos Stefanides M.D P.C
Neofitos Stefanides M.D. is board certified by the American Board of orthopedic surgeons and fellowship trained in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction.
Dr. Stefanides is an attending orthopedic surgeon at NYU Langone Manhattan and assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.
He was born and raised in the Long Island town of Garden City. He attained a bachelor’s degree from New York University and subsequently his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.
He completed his internship at St. Vincent’s hospital in Manhattan and his orthopedic surgery residency at New York Medical College Brooklyn and Queens Region. His specialty training was obtained in San Francisco with the world-famous Eugene Wolf M.D. and the prestigious James Kelly M.D. His specialty training was specific for arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee as well as shoulder reconstruction.
Dr. Stefanides is fluent in English, Spanish, and Greek.
Igor Netis, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Touro College – School of Health Sciences Why did you choose to become a Physical Therapist?
I honestly had little exposure to Physical Therapy other than what I saw during my volunteer hours in a hospital and from hearing about the profession from people who have had physical therapy. I volunteered in several different departments during my time volunteer hours. Still, I was impressed by how physical specialists spent a lot of their time with the people in their care, and when they were not with their patients, they looked to other therapists for advice on how to better their care. During my affiliations and internships, I really fell in love with
outpatient PT as it was the clinical setting that proved to be
the most rewarding and most interesting.
What do you like most about working as a Physical Therapist?
I really love that we not only have the option but are required to spend quality time with our clients and patients, allowing us to build a relationship with them and tailor our care towards their individual needs. I appreciate that aside from providing our services to the client or patient in the clinic, I can help them better help themselves make substantial changes on their own once they leave, which is the most important part.
I graduated with a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 and began working in early 2010. I have learned to appreciate and really enjoy how our profession changes and adapts to new research times. I attempt to adapt my approach as well, from utilizing moving assessments (SFMA) to therapeutic neuroscience education and IASTM.
- SFMA1 certifications
- Rockblades IASTM Certification
Anna Fyodorova, MS, PT, DPT, MBA
Doctor of Physical Therapy
- BS, MS, PT – Long Island University.
- DPT – Northeastern University, Boston.
- MBA – Oswego University, New York.
As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dr. Anna Fyodorova offers a
hands-on, one-on-one approach and provides a fundamentally new form of innovative and personalized rehabilitation care.
USA Swim Coach
Ironman Certified Coach
Vicente Caisip, PT, DPT, CKTP
Doctor of Physical Therapy
BSPT- Emilio Aguinaldo College DPT- University of Montana
Vicente Caisip has been with TRI Physical Therapy since 2011. A graduate of the Emilio Aguinaldo College in the Philippines, Vicente, or Vic as he’s commonly addressed, has been a therapist for almost 15 years. He received his Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana.
He incorporates the use of Kinesio Tape and FMT Blade in his treatment plans.
Vic is a recreational marathon runner and had been running the NYC marathon since 2015. He also loves to hike and explore the outdoors.
- SFMA1 2016
- FMT Blade 2017
- CKTP 2018
Conie l. Uygongco, PT, CKTP
Physical Therapy from Emilio Aguinaldo College in 2001 in Manila, Philippines. I started working in a pediatric clinic where I gained experience working with children with special needs ranging from infancy to age 12 with conditions like Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Presider Willi Syndrome, GDD, PDD, to name a few. The pediatric setting exposed me to play therapy and NDTs and working closely with parents and caregivers, which I find vital in obtaining a realistic goal for the child.
Working in a pediatric clinic gave me the opportunity to work in close collaboration with other disciplines of the allied medical health profession, gaining insight from various disciplines and applying a multidisciplinary approach that benefited the client and its family and something that I carry on to date.
I expanded my experience doing volunteer work at various medical center facilities in the Philippines. I dealt with patients in a heterogeneous age group and several orthopedic and neurologic conditions in this setting. Orthopedic cases were frozen shoulder, recurrent shoulder subluxation, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic lower back pain, scoliosis, total hip replacement, ACL repair, total knee replacement, patellofemoral pain syndrome, plantar fasciitis. Neurologic cases handled were Bell’s palsy, CVA, MCA stroke, TIAs, Parkinson’s disease. In the in-patient setting, I was able to treat pulmonary patients, postpartum cases.
I have obtained a New York license before working in TRI-PHYSICAL therapy. Also, I am a certified Kinesio Taping® practitioner. Currently, I place special interest in using gua sha to affect changes in response to treatment. And while the tenet of Physical Therapy is rehabilitation, preventative habilitation should also be emphasized to give the treatment a new flavor and empower each individual to take charge of their own body.
Kirill Skipalskiy PT, DPT, CSCS
Kirill received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Hartford and shortly after began working for TRI Physical Therapy. Kirill has had the opportunity of working with a wide variety of patients and during his doctoral studies completed his clinical rotations at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Kirill has developed considerable experience in orthopedics and outpatient care that has helped him assist with a variety of populations including patients with low back pain, neck pain, ACL injuries, frozen shoulder, total knee replacement, plantar fasciitis and arthritis.
Through his experience, he has adopted a multi-focal approach to care with a focus on functional movement screening, manual therapy and goal specific rehabilitation individualized to each patient to help decrease pain and improve quality of life. In 2020, he received his strength and conditioning certification (CSCS) which has developed his expertise in strength and conditioning principles and implementation of this knowledge into training for sports rehabilitation.
Kirill is deeply inspired and energized by the field of physical therapy and looking to provide the best possible care to patients and participate on the best physical therapy team in Brooklyn, NY. His goal is to equip each patient with the specific knowledge and tools necessary to successfully achieve their goals and reduce pain, while fostering an interactive and patient oriented rehabilitation environment.
Theresa Ross, PTA
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
Neville Maxwell PTA
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
Leonid Dudkin, LMT
Licenced Massage Therapist
Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy – 1991
Lenny has been practicing massage therapy for nearly three decades and has been with TRI PT from its very beginning. Lenny has worked in numerous medical facilities throughout NYC, including Old Oaks Country Club in Westchester, Elite Modeling Agency, and Gramercy Park, PT.
Lenny began his career as a massage therapist by one day helping out a client, complaining that her “massage therapist was slacking off,” his hands were discovered, and six months later, he was enrolled at the Swedish Institute in NYC because he has found his calling. With much experience over the years, Lenny has great hands, knowledge of anatomy and musculature, addresses any medical condition, and always has a great story. Lenny travels with his family in his spare time, likes to fish, and enjoys the great outdoors.