Pivotal Physical Therapy, PLLC
Over 30 Years of Helping Patients Heal
In-Office and Telehealth Physical Therapy Appointments in NYC
Our office is open and we’re seeing patients 5 days a week. For those who are uncomfortable coming into the office, we continue to offer Telehealth!
For us here at Pivotal, a very manually oriented practice, the question was “can we provide meaningful service to our patients without being physically present?” And the answer was “Yes!”
We believe each patient is unique and arrives at our practice with a unique problem. We believe you achieve the best results by thoroughly understanding each person’s problem and carefully formulating an optimal solution. Our practice caters to those who require the finest in orthopedic care and expect personalized attention and effective pain management. Centrally located in New York City, NY, our clinic offers private treatment rooms, state-of-the-art equipment, and a holistic approach toward managing your pain and improving your wellness. Our staff is friendly and professional, and can schedule an appointment that works best for your busy life. Don’t let pain from TMJ, neck, and back and pelvic disorders destroy your quality of life. Contact the pain relief experts at Pivotal Physical Therapy today.
Manhattan’s Personalized Physical Therapy Practice
At Pivotal Physical Therapy, we understand that each patient is unique and requires specialized treatment and care. Eveline Erni, founder of Pivotal Physical Therapy, PLLC, and her team of licensed specialists have over 30 years of clinical experience. We pride ourselves on offering effective treatments personalized to each of our patient’s lifestyles and delivering the highest level of care. We utilize the latest state-of-the-art equipment, along with proven techniques that will help your body heal faster and restore your quality of life. We’ll focus on your pain and ensure it becomes a thing of the past. Learn more about Pivotal Physical Therapy and how we can meet your orthopedic physical therapy needs by contacting us today.
"This week I completed 12 sessions of physical therapy for a torn ankle ligament at Pivotal which has been recommended to me by the physician who diagnosed the problem, Dr. Tom Novella. When I arrived at Pivotal I could only walk with great pain. My DPT was superb at providing excellent patient care, continuously explaining what she was doing, and giving exercises to be done at home. She was unfailingly caring, courteous, pleasant, and absolutely professional. The difference after these 12 sessions is enormous; no more agonizing pain. I have resumed most normal activities with no difficulty. I would with great pleasure recommend her to any friends or colleagues in need of such physical therapy."
"The quality of the care at Pivotal is exceptional. From reception to therapy, everything is first-rate. Special mention to Radhika Huryn: over the years I’ve been through a good deal of physical therapy. Radhika Huryn is in a class by herself: Cheerful, positive, technically gifted as well as imaginative and creative, she worked miracles while maintaining an upbeat rapport. I found myself looking forward to my sessions. Thanks!!"
"After a year of debilitating back, neck, and jaw pain and trying 2 other physical therapists, Eveline was able to get to the root of what was causing my pain and get rid of it quickly. Her treatments are literally like magic and every single time I leave her office feeling significantly better. Also, as a working Mom with a hectic schedule, she constructed a manageable exercise plan that was not overwhelming or too time consuming so I was able to fit it into my schedule and get better quickly. The only negative thing about getting better and being pain free is that I don’t need to see her regularly which is unfortunate, because on top being an amazing therapist, she is an all-around terrific person and a pleasure to work with."
"Nicole is FANTASTIC. She is incredibly articulate in describing the injury and how both exercise and hands on massage/ultrasound help the injury. She has really helped/ameliorated the symptoms related to my tear."
"In my experiences with physical therapy, you typically get 15 minutes of therapist treatment and then are one of 2-3 other patients doing exercises. What distinguishes Pivotal is you get one on one attention for the whole appointment with tremendously experienced and caring therapists. The overall environment is definitely more conducive to this type of attention vs. assembly lines at other PT places. I would highly recommend Pivotal. Another distinguishing feature at Pivotal is that their PT’s and my Podiatrist actively consulted during my treatment and adjusted the physical therapy treatment as my foot/ankle progress. I have not seen this at other physical therapists or certainly, it was not as evident in my treatment. It was great to see how much the PT’s at Pivotal care and how active and hands on they are throughout the process."
"Pivotal is my go-to place for physical therapy, because they are professional and thorough. I know I can depend upon a steady path to recovery. And I love that I get to spend 45 minutes with one therapist. My experiences with other physical therapy offices have been more of a “factory” situation where I was passed from person to person."
"Last week I didn’t have the chance to say how much I gained and how I enjoyed working with you. You cleared up the persistent nasty piriformis and right-side pain. You showed me exercises and such to prevent a recurrence. And you modified my exercise to suit both what my back needs and what my body can manage. Thanks so very much."
"Pivotal has strengthened my core and improved my flexibility, which has resulted in less back pain and a much improved golf game. Many thanks."
"I have had the BEST experience with physical therapy while being treated at Pivotal. My therapist is extremely well-trained, and has given me excellent attention and care. The staff is very professional and effective in their administration. The practice is based on one-on-one training and is one of the least hectic I have found in NYC."
"Thanks to Pivotal, my golf swing has increased by 20-30 yards. Also, I have lost inches on my waist, thighs and even my belly! In general, I look and FEEL so much better. None of these were original goals of PT. I came to Pivotal because of back pain. Finally, Eveline has effectively treated me for acute arthritic pain in my hand and a broken toe."
"Eveline has been my saving grace in what has been a complicated, painful and frustrating situation. As someone who suffers from severe TMD, working with Eveline has provided immense relief and has greatly improved my symptoms. Her experience, knowledge, professionalism and genuine care and concern is what makes her a joy to work with. She is honestly the only healthcare professional I would trust with such a personal and sensitive situation. Our sessions are effective and she aims to really educate the patient on their condition so they have the tools to manage their symptoms, which is very crucial to healing. I cannot thank Eveline enough for how much she has helped me. "
"Nearly four years ago I had wicked sciatica caused by arthritis in the lower back. My physician said that to avoid a relapse, I should walk a lot and get pilates from a physical therapist who understood backs (not a sports club instructor). I started working with Radhika Huryn of Pivotal Physical Therapy and have not had a twinge of sciatica since. A couple of years later, I completely tore my rotator cuff and switched my program with Radhika to deal with post-surgical recovery: with her great help I have had a 98-99% recovery. I still see Radhika for Pilates and am confident that her expert tailored pilates sessions have contributed greatly to my core strength, balance, alignment and general (including psychological) well-being. During the pandemic lock-down, we have continued to work via internet sessions and it is remarkable that, as a result of Radhika’s thoughtful approach, I am able to get nearly 100% of the benefit of our live sessions."
"Very knowledgeable about pelvic floor ... understand different conditions like hypermobility and use a tailored approach to treating patients. They understand not one size fits all and each person has a different body type. Other PT places did not give me much success ... here they identified my hypermobility and my treatment has been tailored to it. Which is great. Highly recommend!"
Pelvic Floor, Pilates - Radhika
I originally came to Pivotal for pelvic floor rehabilitation following a forceps delivery. I had tried another pelvic floor therapist with minimal success when my urogynecologist referred me to Pivotal. Under Nicole's guidance, I made progress very quickly. I only wish I had found Pivotal sooner!
When the pelvic floor rehab ended, I transitioned to pilates lessons with Radhika in order to regain core strength. Her insistence on proper form helped me avoid injury and rebuild a strong foundation. Impressed by Radhika's understanding of my body's idiosyncrasies, I opted to try physical therapy with her to address chronic pain in my ankle, back, shoulder, and jaw. Through a combination of PT and Pilates, my strength and alignment have improved and I'm in much less pain day to day. Perhaps most important, I now understand how to avoid habits that create pain and correct postural imbalances through stretching and exercises. Thank you Radhika and Pivotal!
Pelvic Floor - EBJ
I highly recommend Pivotal Physical Therapy Center and Elaine. The center is spacious and clean. The front desk is friendly and efficient. management is incredibly responsive to getting me seen by the right therapist as soon as possible. Elaine is fantastic. She tailors to exactly what I need based on my specific physical complaints and exam findings for that session. She implements a wide variety of techniques to get the best possible results. She always explains exactly what she is doing and how it will help, and she carefully goes over home exercises for me to continue to progress over the week. I am so lucky to have found Elaine: she is a treasure.
I came to Amy as a patient with a long history of patellar dislocations. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started telehealth and have been incredibly impressed with how our sessions have gone. Amy is resourceful and able to identify household items to use for my exercises. She is a great motivator and has helped me increase my stability, balance, and strength over the past couple of months. I highly recommend working with Amy!
I was a gym rat. I went twice a week, every week, for countless years under the guidance of a wonderful trainer. Then the virus locked me out of the gym. My wife, who was training remotely with Eveline on remote doxy.com calls suggested I give it a try. I knew Eveline as a wonderful, hands-on physical therapist but I had not tried her as a trainer. I have become stronger. I have a better balance. And we have had a good time.! Not bad! In fact, very good! And getting better all the time! Eveline is terrific!
If you are looking for a Manhattan Physical Therapy practice, contact Pivotal Physical Therapy! We treat all standard orthopedic diagnoses, as well other areas such as Pilates and TMD. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.