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, Cert. SMT, CMP, CSCS, FIST
Saul is a graduate of the University at Buffalo where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005. He subsequently received his board certification in orthopedics qualifying him as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Saul is Certified in Spinal Manipulation Therapy (Cert. SMT) through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. 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 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. 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 the NYC Marathon in 2014. 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.
Dr. Carolyn Yates, DPT
Carolyn is a graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN where she graduated Magna cum lade and was also a member and captain of the D1 cross-country and track teams. Carolyn then attended physical therapy school at Belmont University. During her three years in PT school she was elected president of her class, worked with various charity organizations and participated in multiple field days to promote exercise and health in the middle schools around Nashville. After graduation, she moved to NYC and began her career as a PT. Carolyn has attended continuing education courses in Maitland and courses for 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. Carolyn enjoys treating all ages and varieties of injuries and conditions and has found great joy and confidence in treating elderly individuals who need assistance with balance and ambulation. Carolyn worked for some time in a neurological clinic where she learned many different techniques that challenge an individual’s balance in a safe and educational environment. Carolyn believes that being able to look forward confidently while walking the streets of NYC is a task that many take for granted and enjoys helping people regain that skill. Carolyn is an avid runner and triathlete. She has completed three marathons including the 2014 Boston Marathon. She recently qualified for the 2015 Boston Marathon and has aspirations of qualifying for the NYC Marathon in the years go come. Carolyn has completed an Olympic distance triathlon and recently
finished her first ultra-marathon.