Awards and Press
SPEAR CEO and Co-founder, Dan Rootenberg, featured on NPR
After a very long and difficult year, New York is finally on the rise. As SPEAR continues to help the city make a full comeback, CEO and Co-founder, Dan Rootenberg, was recently featured on NPR to discuss the hot-button topic of returning to office life full-time.
SPEAR Contributes to a CNN Article on Massage Guns
SPEAR was recently featured on CNN to give our take on massage guns! A popular trend, massage gun ads, videos and informational posts have been sprouting up all over the internet. The question is: do they actually work? You can read the full story here!
SPEAR Featured in the NY Post for Segment About Neck Pain
SPEAR was recently featured in the NY Post! In Marisa Dellatto’s article for The New York Post, “Wearing your mask wrong can cause neck pain,” she interviewed our very own Ninia Agustin, PT, DPT and Clinical Director of our Times Square – Center for the Performing Arts clinic, to get her clinical insight. Read the full story here!
SPEAR Featured in Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Post-Covid CNN Segment
SPEAR was recently featured on CNN! “Almost a third of people with 'mild' Covid-19 still battle symptoms months later, study finds,” writes Dr. Sanjay Gupta for his CNN segment. The piece follows Michael Reagan, SPEAR patient, as he tells his story about life after COVID.
SPEAR Featured in "The New York Post"
SPEAR Physical Therapy was recently featured in the New York Post! Physical therapists Sarah Shoemaker, PT, DPT and Odalisse Figueroa, PT, DPT, contributed their insight to an article, “The 8 best free and paid fitness apps for men and women to try in 2021”, to help people looking to start or revamp their workout routines. You can read the full article here!
SPEAR Named Top Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation—For the Second Time!
SPEAR Physical Therapy has been named the top Physical Therapy Practice in the nation for the second time! The Ascend Practice of the Year Award is the only honor in all of outpatient rehab therapy that recognizes practices that have achieved exceptional business results.
SPEAR CEO and Co-founder Dan Rootenberg Nominated for Ernst & Young LLP's Entrepreneur of the Year Award
SPEAR's CEO and Co-Founder Dan Rootenberg has been nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young LLP! Considered the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, the award has recognized game-changing leaders for more than 30 years.
SPEAR CEO Dan Rootenberg Featured on Health City Podcast
SPEAR CEO and Co-Founder Dan Rootenberg was recently featured on Health City Podcast to talk about his journey building our wonderful organization, and providing tips for future leaders. Listen to the full podcast here!
Private Practice Growth Strategies Before and After COVID-19
SPEAR was recently featured in a roundtable discussion with the American Physical Therapy Association to discuss growth strategies and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected plans, and also offered offer some tips and advice to other private practices on growth and financial stability. Read the full article here.
SPEAR’s Call to Duty: Helping Those Who Help Others
Helping others in the community is one of the core values of SPEAR. CEO and Co-founder Dan Rootenberg recently wrote an article for PPS Impact Magazine talking about the importance of helping others, especially in the midst of this pandemic. Read the full article here.
#1 in the Nation
Each year, The American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Private Practice Section (PPS) grants the Jayne L. Snyder Practice Award to the single Physical Therapy practice that best represents and contributes to the physical therapy industry. And in October 2016, that was us!
SPEAR Named the Official Physical Therapy Providers of the 2020 J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions
Each year, Squash enthusiasts and fans turn to watch some of the world’s greatest Squash players compete at J.P.Morgan’s Tournament of Champions. This year, once again SPEAR was honored to be the official physical therapy providers of the event!
SPEAR Makes the Inc. 5000 List For the 6th Time In a Row!
SPEAR has made the Inc. 5000’s list of the most successful companies in America for the 6th time in a row, a feat only 3% of companies accomplish!
Top Two PT Practices in the Nation to Work For
Our entire team's passion for getting New Yorkers back to life makes SPEAR a great place to work. And we appreciate it any time someone notices. This time we've been recognized as one of the top two PT Practices in the Nation to work for!
Official PT Provider of the 2K Classic
For the second year in a row SPEAR is the official Physical Therapy Provider of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, as it returns to “The World’s Most Famous Arena” Nov. 16 & 17 for two days of doubleheader basketball action!
Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
In 2017, Inc. 5000 named SPEAR to its illustrious list of the fastest growing private companies in America - for the fourth time!
SPEAR is proud to be a selected member of the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network at: Financial District – 30 Broad; Midtown – E 56th St.; Midtown – W 44th St.; Chelsea – 16th St.; and Penn Plaza – 7th Ave.
NYPTA Public Relations Award
The New York Physical Therapy Association honored SPEAR with the 2017 Public Relations Award for our work to increase public awareness of choosing safer alternatives to opioids during National PT Month in October 2016.
New York's Future 50...for the Fifth Time!
Last month, on January 27th, at an awards ceremony in NYC, Smart CEO Magazine awarded SPEAR the “Future 50 Award” in Healthcare. For the 5th time!
An Unforgettable Opportunity
The 2016 Rio Olympics was an unforgettable experience for SPEAR Physical Therapist Jeremy Crow. He recalls the experience for the New York Physical Therapy Association.
Living the Dream
As a medical volunteer for the Rio 2016 Olympics SPEAR's PT Jeremy Crow got to fulfill a life long dream.
Dianne Baasch's Story
SPEAR helps patients like Dianne Baasch get back to the best they can be.
Democracy at Work
The NY Post featured SPEAR’s ‘democratic’ management structure and business success as a shining example of employees having a prominent voice in workplace decisions. Click here to read the article featuring SPEAR.
Living with Endometriosis
Physical Therapist Natalia Farnsworth provides some great advice for patients with Endometriosis. Click here to read the article featuring SPEAR.
Dream Job, Take One
SPEAR Physical Therapist, Dan Rootenberg, provides advice for achieving one's dream job based off of his own personal career.
Ringing the bell
During Small Business Week, Chase Bank and the New York Stock Exchange chose SPEAR Physical Therapy to officially "ring the bell" as one of a few small businesses to be recognized for their success.
Editor of Maxim Has a Ball Getting #backtolife at SPEAR!
SPEAR represents Physical Therapy in Maxim Magazine’s Feature, “The Slob’s Guide to Fitness.” The nationally distributed magazine named SPEAR’s “super friendly staff” the “X-Factor” in getting editor David Swanson back to life!
Columbia Award for Leadership in Clinical Education
Recognized as the best! SPEAR was recognized by Columbia University as the 2013 leader in Clinical Education. The award goes to the top tenth of 1% of all PT practices in the New York Metro area!
National Recognition from Chase Bank and Inc. Magazine
SPEAR has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list of the country’s fastest growing companies 3 out of the last 4 years! Driven by our vision to get NYC #backtolife, our growth means more care to those who matter most- our patients!