Gary Heller is a Physical therapist at SPEAR’s W 57th location. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy with honors from the University of Miami and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tulane University. His clinical experience includes orthopedics, sports rehabilitation and acute care. Gary enjoys treating patients throughout their lifespan with special interests in treating patients with low back and cervical pain. He believes empowering his patients with knowledge, utilizing evidence based treatment and open communication are essential to his practice.
Gary grew up in New Jersey and later spent a number of years in New Orleans where he explored first-line trauma care as a volunteer EMT. He enjoyed the critical thinking required along with his introduction into the health care field. Gary attributes his initial interest in physical therapy from spending significant time in the university anatomy lab and rehab department with his kinesiology professor.
When he is not in the clinic Gary enjoys playing tennis, soccer, cooking, skiing and spending time with friends and family.