Zion Physical Therapy’s Mission
STRENGTH, FUNCTION, MUSCLE INTEGRATION, HEALING
“You should be able to run when you want to run. You should be able to work out at the level you’re used to. You should be able to live pain free and function daily at ease in your body. We are doctors of physical therapy and our goal is to get you back on your feet and out of our clinic as quickly as possible through personalized care and quality service. It takes work and it takes discipline, but it’s what we love to do and we promise to do our best to ensure that you benefit from our physical therapy services.”
Dr. Saul Zion, DPT, OCS, CMP, CSCS, FIST
Saul is a graduate of the University at Buffalo where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005. He later received his board certification in orthopedics becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Saul is also a Certified Mulligan Practitoner (CMP), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a certified triathlon bicycle-specific fitter (FIST). His combined formal education and experience have allowed Saul to integrate a holistic approach to treatments leading to a successful patient recovery. Saul completed continuing education courses to further his knowledge of topics ranging from orthotics and lower extremity biomechanics to spinal and extremity mobilizations. He is currently striving to become Certified in Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Cert. SMT) through the Spinal Manipulation Institute, focused on the management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders in an evidence-based fashion using high-velocity low-amplitude thrust manipulations. Saul is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) including membership in the APTA’s Orthopedic Section.
As an active athlete himself, Saul finished Ironman Lake Placid in 2010 and continues to train for triathlons and road races. Saul has a special interest in treating runners, triathletes and all team sport athletes. Saul has worked extensively with slow motion video analysis of runners to break down inefficiencies to help eliminate pain with running.
Dr. Staci Levine, DPT, OCS
Staci is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She later received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree with honors from Columbia University. Staci also received her board certification in orthopedics receiving her Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association, and is a member of the APTA’s Orthopedic Section.
Staci has worked for years treating patients of all ages with orthopedic and sports injuries, chronic pain, TMJ disorders and neurologic conditions. She is currently striving to become a Certified Functional Manual Therapist through the Institute of Physical Art, which combines therapy techniques such as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, soft tissue and joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques and neuromuscular re-education from multiple schools of thought to provide the most functional and efficient approach to treating orthopedic diagnoses.
Staci has completed many continuing education courses in manual therapy for the spine and extremities, TMJ pathologies and pelvic floor dysfunction to ensure she is up to date with the latest evidence-based practices to provide the most individualized, effective care for each patient.
As a very active person herself, enjoying sports and activities such as golf, tennis, volleyball, spinning, yoga and running, she finds she relates easily to the mindset of athletes wanting to get back to their sport pain free as quickly as possible.