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Our Team

Carol Stillman

Carol Stillman
- PT, DPT
Owner, Physical Therapist

Carol founded Sutton Place Physical Therapy in 1998. Her personal mission is to ensure patients of all ages receive personalized care so they improve their health and overall well-being. Carol earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College,  a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California and most recently a Post Professional DPT from  Evidence in Motion (EIM).  She has served as Director of Physical Therapy at Doctors Memorial and Charter Peachford Hospitals in Atlanta. Carol continues to expand her knowledge base  and has expertise in pre and post-operative orthopedics, foot and ankle injuries, osteoporosis, fall prevention spine, pediatrics, older adults, sports medicine,  aquatic physical therapy and breast cancer rehabilitation.  In 2011, Carol was certified by The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) as an advanced hip clinician. She is a certified Pelvic Health Physical Therapist.  Carol has been a speaker for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American Hospital Association, the New York Road Runners, Excelsior Health Club, The Arthritis Foundation and New York University. She has also been interviewed on SIRIUS radio for “Dr. Health” discussing Fall Prevention and Osteoporosis.

Currently, Carol is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  Carol enjoys skiing, pilates, reading , taking culinary classes , travel and being  a Mom to  two active boys! Email Carol at Carol@suttonplacept.net

Continuing Education Coursework:

  • Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation  Institution Conference
  • Certified Pelvic Health Physical Therapist- Evidence in Motion
  • Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 1
  • Mulligan Mobilizations with Movement
  • Institute of Physical Art Functional Orthopedics One
  • Essentials of Medical Screening
  • Essentials of Pharmacology and Clinical Lab Tests
  • Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Management of Lumbopelvic Disorders
  • Sexuality Considerations
Ben Musselman

Ben Musselman
- PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Ben Musselman received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Hunter College (City University of New York Graduate Center) and his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Mennonite University. Ben has been treating patients with orthopedic, neurologic, gait and balance and vestibular diagnoses at Sutton Place Physical Therapy for over 7 years. The therapy he provides is grounded in a Maitland manual therapy and assessment based approach. This approach emphasizes hands on mobilization of muscles and joints guided by extensive communication between patient and therapist. This approach fits well with Sutton Place Physical Therapy’s one on one structured treatment sessions. Ben has studied this approach through extensive continuing education coursework in the discipline. Ben integrates into this approach some of the key therapeutic components of yoga, such as breathing, total body alignment, and mindfulness that he has learned though Threes Physiyoga, and Ashtanga Yoga Shala workshop coursework, and from his own personal practice of yoga.

Contact Ben at Ben@suttonplacept.net

Continuing Education Coursework:

  • Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy: MT-1 Essential Peripheral
  • Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy: MT-2 Essential Spinal
  • Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy: MT-3 Intermediate Spinal
  • Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy: MT-ST Stabilization Training and Functional Rehabilitation
  • Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy: MT-O Evidenced Based Diagnostic Orthopedic Evaluation
  • Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy: MT-4 Differential Assessment and Clinical reasoning
  • Maitland Geriatric Manual Therapy: MT-G Geriatric Manual Therapy
  • ThreesPhysio: Introduction to the Physioyoga Global Method for physical therapists
  • Ashtanga Yoga Shala Peter Greve: Ashtanga Yoga and the Movement System
Crystal Eubanks

Crystal Eubanks
- PT, MS
Physical Therapist

Crystal Eubanks graduated from Long Island University with a Master's in Health Sciences in Physical Therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute rehab, acute hospital care, home care, and outpatient clinics. Certified in LSVT BIG  (Parkinson's Disease and other Movement Disorders), Crystal's passion is working with patients with various neurological disorders and creating programs specific to their needs. Crystal has worked with orthopedic, cardiac, trauma, geriatric, and oncologic patients. She has expertise in scar management, wound care, splinting, and burns. Crystal enjoys traveling and exploring new countries, watching the NY Jets, and playing softball in Central Park. Crystal was a pitcher on the LIU blackbirds softball team and now enjoys coaching girls softball. Crystal loves playing with her dog, Harley, in her free time.  Contact Crystal at Crystal@suttonplacept.net

Continuing Education Coursework:

  • LSVT Certification
  • NYU Cervical Spine Course
  • Comprehensive Concussion Management of the Adolescent Athlete: The Blending of Vestibular & Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • NYP Stroke Symposium
  • JFK Coma Recovery Scale – Revised
Tracey Dubensky

Tracey Dubensky
- PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Tracey earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU and her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Emory University. She has worked in a variety of physical therapy settings including hospital acute care, inpatient neurological rehab, and outpatient orthopedics. Tracey is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); in addition she has taken continuing education courses in Maitland (basic peripheral and spinal) and Kinesiotaping. She enjoys working with orthopedic and sports based conditions as well as patient’s with neurological impairments. In her spare time Tracey enjoys watching sports (especially soccer), travelling, music, and movies. Contact Tracey at Tracey@suttonplacept.net

Continuing Education Coursework:

  • Evidence Based Treatment in Patients with Neurologic Disorders
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
  • Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment of the Dizzy Patient
  • Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy: MT-1 Essential Peripheral
  • Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy: MT-2 Essential Spinal
  • Kinesio taping KT1, KT2 Fundamentals and Advanced
Marian Williams

Marian Williams
- PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Marian Williams earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Evidence in Motion and her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Long Island University, where she graduated cum laude. Prior to enrollment at Long Island University, Marian received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Ohio University.  She has worked in several clinical settings, having spent 5 years as a therapist at Columbia Presbyterian, where she worked with orthopedic, neurologic, cardiac, and pediatric patients.  Marian was an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Physical Therapy, and published an article in a Physical Therapy journal titled “Exercise and Post-Polio Syndrome”.  Marian enjoys treating a variety of patients and takes pride in providing individualized care. In her free time, Marian enjoys an active lifestyle which includes running, watching her children’s hockey, lacrosse, and swimming events, reading, and cooking.  She ran in 3 New York City marathons.  Contact Marian at Marian@suttonplacept.net

Continuing Education Coursework:

  • Management of Lumbopelvic Disorders: Evidence in Motion (EIM)
  • Management of Cervical and Thoracic Disorders: EIM
  • Management of Upper Extremity Disorders: EIM
  • Management of Lower Extremity Disorders: EIM
  • Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging: EIM
  • Essentials of Pharmacology and Clinical Lab Tests: EIM
  • Essentials of Medical Screening: EIM
  • Business Management Principles for the Physical Therapist: EIM
  • Evidence-Based Examination of the Cervical Spine: Medbridge Education
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders and their Treatment: Medbridge Education

 

Jillian McGowan

Jillian McGowan
- PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Jillian earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University and her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Manhattan College where she was a member of the Women's Lacrosse Team. Jillian has extensive orthopedic experience after treating in the outpatient setting for almost 8 years and has furthered her knowledge and clinical skills with training from the Institute of Physical Art and Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. Jillian has developed a passion for pelvic floor physical therapy and her orthopedic experience has allowed her to see the complete picture while treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. She has completed pelvic floor training with Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and the Institute of Physical Art. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with her family. Contact Jillian at jillian@suttonplacept.net.

Carly Heffron

Carly Heffron
- PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Carly earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University in North Carolina and her Bachelor's Degree in Linguistic Anthropology at Barnard College in New York City. Carly has been a Physical Therapist since 2012 and has worked in a variety of fields, including orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics, gait and balance disturbances. During the academic school year, Carly currently works full-time at The IDEAL School of Manhattan, the only K-12 inclusion school in NYC. We are thrilled that she has joined Sutton Place Physical Therapy’s Aquatic Physical Therapy.

Continuing Education Coursework:

  • Hands-on Sensory Motor Workshop
  • S'cool Moves
  • Understanding Neuromodulation and Self-Regulation
  • PT for Children with Neurological Deficits  
  • Gross Human Anatomy with Cadaver Dissection
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Transition of Care
  • Rehabilitation Documentation
  • Maitland: MT-ST (Stabilization) 
  • Maitland: MT 1 (Peripheral) 
  • Using the APTA CPI 
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • The Shoulder Complex 
Barbara Carbone

Barbara Carbone
- PT, MA
Physical Therapist

Barbara earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Hunter College and a Master of Arts degree in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi University.  She has worked in a variety of settings and is experienced in acute care, rehab, outpatient, cardiac rehab, home care, pre and post natal care, and dance medicine.  Barbara is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist. She has taken continuing education courses in Kinesio taping, Shoulder Rehab, Pelvic Floor Treatment, Mulligan NAGS and SNAGS, Exercise for Seniors, Pilates for Rehabilitation, Evidence- Based Examination of the Foot and Ankle, Working with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, and TheraPilates Mat Class for the Fit Older Adult.  It is her passion and belief that movement, proper alignment and skilled exercise are crucial medicine for many clients, and she strives to incorporate optimal fitness goals to all clients, no matter what their fitness level.   Barbara has a keen sense of movement, and has studied ballet for most of her life, ran the NYC marathon, participated in triathlons, and is an avid swimmer.  She recently joined our team in the newly developed Aquatic Program which is a dream come true for her as a therapist; combining her expertise in rehabilitation and love of the medium of water for exercise and healing.  Barbara is a volunteer with Yorkville Youth Athletic Association as a choreographer for youth musical theater productions, and in her spare time enjoys an active lifestyle with swimming, ballet class, running, cooking, music, and spending time with her husband and two grown children. Contact Barbara at Barbara@suttonplacept.net 


Continuing Education Coursework:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Medical Exercise Specialist.
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner®
  • Mobilization With Movement: NAGS and SNAGS
  • Pelvic Floor Certification
  • Exercise for Seniors
  • Pilates for Rehabilitation,
  • Evidence-Based Examination of the Foot and Ankle
  • Working with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • TheraPilates Mat Class for the Fit Older Adult
Nathan Duke

Nathan Duke
- PTA

For over a decade, Nathan has been working with patients of all ages on their road to recovery. His expertise in Aquatic Physical Therapy, Pilates, TRX Suspension Training, Kinesio Tape, Soft Tissue Mobilization, as well as Myofascial Release enables him to help our patients recover more quickly.

Nathan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, with an emphasis in Aquatic Therapy from West Virginia University. He then earned his Associate’s Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Allegany College of Maryland. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Karen and their dog and cat and enjoys going to the gym.

Contact Nathan at nathan@suttonplacept.net

Continuing Education Coursework:

  • Certified Myofascial Clinician
  • Functional Movement Techniques (RockBlades IASTM)
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
  • Pilates Reformer
  • Pilates Chair
  • Pilates Cadillac
  • TRX Suspension Training
Daniel Case

Daniel Case
Pilates Instructor

For almost a decade, Daniel has worked with clients of all ages helping to strengthen their bodies through Pilates without self-injury. Daniel strongly believes that Pilates can improve the quality of physical life of anyone.

He is  Certified in Pilates along with this BFA in Dance and an MFA in Theater, Daniel's background as a professional performer, aerialist, and stunt acrobat gives him a wealth of knowledge about the body and its alignment and rehabilitation as well as injury prevention. Based on his own pilates experience, Daniel has continued to be injury free while performing eight shows a week.

Ellen L. Greene

Ellen L. Greene
- LMT, CLT
Board Certified Massage Therapist, Certified in Cupping Therapy, Certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Ellen's passion is helping people. She believes giving makes one relevant. Known as a dedicated professional who uses her expertise, talents, intuition, and empathy to achieve the maximum result for her clients. Ellen has been working as a licensed massage therapist here in New York for over twenty years. She received her certification from The Swedish Institute and is member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work. In addition, Ellen has her certification from the Dr. Vodder School for Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

As a lymphatic therapist, she is recognized by several prominent New York plastic surgeons who enlist her services in caring for pre and post-operative patients. She also has her certification in cupping therapy from the International Cupping Institute.

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