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Carol Stillman

Carol Stillman,
PT, DPT, PHC
Owner, Physical Therapist

Carol founded Sutton Place Physical and Aquatic 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.

Carol founded Sutton Place Physical and Aquatic 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),  is on the Board of the Arthritis Foundation of NYC as well as the Aquatic Academy of the 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
Senior 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 and Aquatic Therapy for over 7 years.

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 and Aquatic 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 and Aquatic 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.

As a Senior Physical Therapist, Ben continues to contribute to a culture of professional excellence and commitment to patient success.

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

Fanny Chan

Fanny Chan,
PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Fanny Chan earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and her Bachelors in Health Sciences from Drexel University. She has experiences in a variety of settings including acute care, outpatient orthopedic and neurological. She has attended the 2019 Christiana Care Annual Neurovascular Symposium, where she learned the latest research on acute CVA care.

Fanny Chan earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and her Bachelors in Health Sciences from Drexel University. She has experiences in a variety of settings including acute care, outpatient orthopedic and neurological. She has attended the 2019 Christiana Care Annual Neurovascular Symposium, where she learned the latest research on acute CVA care.  Fanny has a  passion  working with patients with various neurological and vestibular disorders and creating programs specific to their needs. During her undergraduate education she spent time volunteering at a pro bono health clinic where she learned the importance of communication in the healing process. She has also volunteered for at Mother Baby Connections working with post-pardum women. In her free time Fanny enjoys trying unique foods finds throughout the city.

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
Isha Mody

Isha Mody,
PT, MS, CES
Physical Therapist

Isha Mody earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Manipal University in India and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science with a focus on Nutrition from Long Island University in Brooklyn.

Isha’s experience includes providing physical therapy at various practices both in New York City and in India.

Isha Mody earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Manipal University in India and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science with a focus on Nutrition from Long Island University in Brooklyn.Isha’s experience includes providing physical therapy at various practices both in New York City and in India. Isha has an expertise in a wide range of orthopedic and neurological impairments including pre and post-operative orthopedics, neck and back dysfunction, aquatic physical therapy and pelvic health.

Her interest in pelvic health began with discovering that many patients with chronic low back pain had dysfunction with their pelvic health muscles as well. Since then, she has worked with the pelvic floor, along with continuing her pelvic education with Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute. Isha believes in using a functional approach, thereby using movement therapy, posture education, ergonomics, breath work, and a biopsychosocial approach with her pelvic health practice. She enjoys treating incontinence, constipation, post prostatectomy, prolapse, dyspareunia, pain with sex, among other conditions.Through her time in India, Isha was part of the PT team dedicated to improving outcomes after hip and knee arthroplasties, at one of India’s dedicated joint replacement hospitals.

In her free time, Isha enjoys connecting with nature with her rescue dog, Diane at Prospect Park, watching documentaries, going to Comedy Clubs and exploring NYC’s culturally diverse vegetarian and vegan cuisines. She believes food and nutrition play an integral role in health and wellness and an even bigger role in healing. She also volunteers for a local composting organization every week and believes in living a minimal waste environment conscious lifestyle. She is proficient in 3 Indian languages and is currently learning Spanish.

Continuing Education Coursework

  • Herman & Wallace: Function, Dysfunction and Treatment: Urogynecologic Examination and Treatment Interventions
  • Herman & Wallace: Function, Dysfunction and Treatment: Colorectal and Coccyx Conditions, Male Pelvic Floor, Pudendal Nerve Dysfunction
  • Aquatic Physical Therapy for the Pregnant Client
  • Certificate Course in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, India
  • Certified in Revolution in Motion, Agoura Hills, CA
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Priyanka Tanavde

Priyanka Tanavde,
PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Priyanka Tanavde earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from New York Medical College and her Bachelors in Health Science from Northeastern University. She has experience in outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics, and aquatic therapy. She has attended the 2019 and 2020 American Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Conferences and has taken a wide variety of continuing education coursework in pediatric care. She was also a medical volunteer for the NYC marathon. In addition to working at SPPT she is an Early Intervention provider. In her free time, she enjoys running, playing music, and reading.

Contact Priyanka at priyanka@suttonplacept.net

Continuing Education Coursework:

  • APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Conference 2019, 2020:
  • Early Intervention for Medically Fragile Newborns and Very Young Infants: Essential Knowledge for Optimizing Neurodevelopmental Outcomes BABIES and PreSTEPS approach
  • Innovating in the Face of Change: Clinical Reasoning in Children with SMA Type 1
  • Orthopedic Spinal Conditions in the Pediatric Patient: Diagnosis and Management
  • Pediatric Orthopedic and Sport Upper Extremity Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment and Returning Kids to Play
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: Symptom Management and Physical Therapy Treatment in Pediatric Population
  • Promoting Optimal Outcomes Following Pediatric Concussion Through an Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Telehealth's Vital Role in Value-based Pediatric Physical Therapy Care
  • The Standing Continuum: Alignment and Movement Control Development from Birth to First Steps with Applications for Treatment
Antonio Pontecovi

Antonio Pontecovi,
PTA
Physical Therapist (Italy), Physical Therapy Assistant (US)

Originally from Italy, Antonio received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Rome. While in Rome, Antonio had been treating patients with orthopedic, neurologic, cardiologic, and oncologic diagnosis’ at the Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, a renowned Rehabilitation Center in Rome for over eighteen years. He is an expert in Aquatic Physical Therapy having worked in aquatics for many years and is a skilled manual therapist with expertise in the treatment of the TMJ joint. Antonio also worked as a PT with the Italian national rowing team to prepare for the 2004 Olympics in Athens. In 2019, Antonio came to the US and immediately started working in an outpatient Physical Therapy Center in Manhattan. We are excited to have him at Sutton Place Physical and Aquatic Therapy. In His free time, Antonio enjoys running, swimming, biking and watching movies.

Continuing Education Coursework:

  • Introduction to the theory and practice of the Feldenkrais method
  • Functional sports bandage
  • Introduction of the "three teams" method
  • TOP postural osteopathic therapy, Philippe Caiazzo
  • Treatment of temporomandibular dysfunctions, Mariano Rocabado
  • Treatment of the "Pompages" fascia
  • Course of Hydrotherapy Mauro Calisti Alvaro Muzzi.
Jeffrey Dreon

Jeffrey Dreon,
Massage Therapist

Jeffrey's health and wellness career began in 1997 after his father had a stroke in 1997.  He observed firsthand how the role of physical therapy and massage could benefit individuals of all ages.  In 2007, he sold his insurance agency and enrolled in NY College to obtain his degree in occupational studies.  At that time, he didn't know exactly where this journey would take him but knew this was the right path.  In 2017, he finished his Master's in Oriental Medicine and became a Naturopath practitioner.  Jeff has studied many massage areas from Swedish to Sports and assessment stretching.

With a skill set determined by how a  patient feels pain-wise and their movement, he is proficient in deep tissue, Cranial Sacral, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy.  He is also certified in the Graston method, cupping, Theragun and is a certified Lymphatic therapist.

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