Pediatrics / Adolescents

Pediatrics / Adolescents

We work with youth of all ages, from newborns to age 18, and ensure the best quality of care. Spear creates a fun exercise environment where a child can rehab their injury and learn exercises that they can do at home so that they can get back in the game as quickly and safely as possible, while also learning ways to prevent future injuries.

When working with our Pediatric / Adolescent patients, we place a great deal of focus on the specific goals of each child—-whether it is to get back to a sport such as gymnastics, basketball, or lacrosse; regain participation in school activities; or simply carry their backpack pain-free to school. All of these goals can be accomplished at Spear.

Our goal is to help children leave better than when they came in and teach them ways to prevent future issues and maintain proper fitness. Programs such as our ACL prevention program and our Thrower’s program are great additions to our Pediatric / Adolescent services.

Who Can We Help?

70% of Spear physical therapists were collegiate athletes and understand what it takes to return to sports after an injury. Our PTs’ experiences as child and student athletes gives a unique perspective as to what is best needed for each patient. Among the conditions we treat at Spear:

  • Pediatric
  • Orthopedic
  • Trauma
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Torticollis
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Sever’s Disease
  • Osgood-Schlatters
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Patella Femoral Pain
  • Swimmer’s Shoulders
  • Thrower’s Arm

How Does Spear’s Pediatric / Adolescent Service Work?

On the first visit, your child will meet with a licensed physical therapist and speak briefly about when he/she began feeling pain and how the injury happened, along with questions about general health and past surgeries.

Your therapist will then conduct an initial evaluation to identify any postural faults and musculoskeletal imbalances, including tests for muscle length and strength, joint mobility, and soft tissue integrity. After the evaluation, based on the diagnosis and stated goals, the therapist will create a personalized treatment plan including a home exercise program designed to speed up the recovery process. The next visit will be a full treatment session.

Among the treatment options available are:

  • Managing Spinal Pain
  • Concussion Management
  • Foot and Ankle Pain
  • General Orthopedics
  • Injury Screenings
  • Painstaking
  • Leg and Knee Pain
  • Lymphedema
  • Manual Therapy
  • Pre and Post-Operative Care
  • Shoulder PainSpine Rehab
  • Sports Injuries
  • Prevention Programs
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Wellness Programs

Contact Spear

For your convenience, we schedule treatment as early as 6:00 am and as late as 7:20 pm. Saturday appointments are also available. To learn more about Spear’s Pediatric / Adolescent Services, contact us at 212-759-2282.


Therapists offering Pediatrics / Adolescents
Michaela Chee, PT, DPT
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Michaela Chee, PT, DPT
Krina Desai, PT, DPT, PCS
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Krina Desai, PT, DPT, PCS
Jamie Golubitsky, PT, DPT, OCS
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Jamie Golubitsky, PT, DPT, OCS
Mackie Goodwin, MS, OTR/L
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Mackie Goodwin, MS, OTR/L
Vince Palumbo, PT, DPT
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Vince Palumbo, PT, DPT
Named the nation's top physical therapy practice (twice).
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