The Perfect Team
Monica Joshi, P.T, C.M.D.T, C.S.P.T.
Monica Joshi, PT, is the Founder and President of Back in the Game Therapy, PC. She earned her degree in Physical Therapy in 1985 from University of Bombay, India and has practiced consistently since that time. Monica has several certifications including the McKenzie method for treating spine disorders. In 1997, she earned a Diploma in Sports Physical Therapy from the University of Manchester, England. In 2006, she received a Diploma in the Pilates Method of Treatment for Rehabilitation Purposes. Monica is on the faculty of the University of Utah. She is the co-author of a booklet on physical therapy post botox injections for Cervical Dystonia. She regularly consults with members of the medical staff at NYU, Hospital for Special Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian, and Lenox Hill Hospitals in New York City. She also served for four years as a clinical instructor in physical therapy techniques at the College of Staten Island in New York. She attends numerous seminars to keep updated regarding the recent advances in the field of medicine and physical therapy In her free time, Monica is an avid runner who has run the NYC marathon and many other half marathons, biathlons and bikathons. Monica has channeled her expertise into a passion of giving back to others through A Leg To Stand On-a non-profit providing prosthetic limbs and physical therapy services to children across the world. Monica is an active member, raising over $50,000 and administering physical therapy to children in Bali.
Oscar Alvarez, P.T, DPT, ART Cert.
Oscar F. Alvarez, PT, DPT, ART Cert. received his Physical Therapy degree from Florida International University and his Doctorate from Simmons College.
Mr. Alvarez has completed extensive training in manual therapy and spinal manipulation courses from the University of St. Augustine, Trigger Point courses from Hands-On Seminars, courses from the Institute of Physical Arts, Pilates Rehabilitation courses from Polestar Pilates, certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE), and certified in Active Release Therapy (ART).
Mr. Alvarez has been a senior consultant and company administrator with over 22 years of experience. He is experienced in business development, implementation of office policies, company procedures, financial planning, staff development, implementation of business development. Optimization of internal and external operations and optimization of budgetary operations through MBA course experiences.
Mr. Alvarez specializes in pathologies involving spinal dysfunction as well as treatment of other orthopedic and sports injuries. His multi-faceted approach, including joint manipulation, myofascial release, McConnell taping, ART, MWM's (movement with mobilization), and Pilates geared towards patient independence. Oscar enjoys spending time with his fiancé and family. He is involved in various community events, and enjoys active participation in sports.
“Oscar's philosophy in Physical Therapy is "We need to get to the root of the problem to correct your symptoms."
Candace Bailey, Clinical Director
Elizabeth Rodriguez, Office Coordinator
Elizabeth's smile welcomes you into our practice. She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the office. Her responsibilities are wide and varied but her highest priority is to ensure that the patients receive the highest quality of care. She will ensure to meet with you and explain in detail about billing and insurance. Elizabeth has extensive experience in the medical field. She is trained as a medical and chiropractic assistant to perform initial consultations and vital signs
Dr. Charles Mullaly, Acupuncturist
Charles is a board certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), the most advanced level of certification available. Charles is certified by the council of colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in clean needle technique. He is State certified as a Licensed Acupuncturist in New York State and graduated with high honors from Tri State college of Acupuncture (TSCA), one of the oldest schools of Acupuncture in the United States. As a further expansion of his knowledge of sports medicine and rehabilitation he is also a graduate of Matt Collision's Sports Medicine trigger point Acupuncture program.
Charles is certified in Luminous Beauty facial Rejuvenation acupuncture or Cosmetic Acupuncture, which is a very effective non-surgical and painless way to lessen the appearance of fine lines as well as deeper wrinkles.
Charles has been in Practice since 2004 and has researched and worked with renowned doctors in these varied fields.
He has rotated through the departments of internal medicine, Gynecology, Dermatology, Traumatology, and Pediatrics.
Charles is a strong believer in using Integrative, Holistic and Traditional Chinese and Japanese style Acupuncture in coordination with Western Medicine to treat the world's overwhelming diseases and to maintain overall wellness.
Jeff Halas, Massage Therapist
Jeff adds a key component to Back in the Game's process to recovery. He is one of the few LMT that specialize in Active Release Techniques, Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue Massage. This skill-set allows Jeff to customize each massage treatment, especially as it pertains to varying injuries and conditions.. He has a gift for finding the point of the dysfunction, which will get you on the road to fast recovery. Jeff works wholistically, involving the entire body’s health systems, in order to help his clients heal and prevent future damage from occurring. His goal is to get clients back to health. Jeff specializes in: chronic pain, sports injury, repetitive stress injury, limited range of motion, etc.
Yera Kim, Pilates Instructor
Yera is originally from South Korea and spent seven years as a speed skater prior to her first Pilates experience in New York City. Through Pilates, she developed strength which she never had before and a passion for learning movement and its effects: increased strength, stability, flexibility, and control. As a result, she changed her career to become a certified Pilates instructor through Balanced Body. She has worked with scoliosis, kyphosis, osteoarthritis, post-surgical rehab, and pre/postnatal clients. She has helped clients with chronic pain and post-surgery return to their normal daily routines. As a certified golf & tennis conditioning specialist, Yera can help you hit the ball consistently farther and straighter, with reduced risk of injury and back pain. "The best results I have seen have been with people who have issues after their sports related injuries, people who have had abdominal surgeries, including post-natal women and people with scoliosis, and individuals who need help with exercise motivation. I design my session based on clients individual needs and fitness goals. This approach makes my sessions uniquely personal.
My clients say that I am demanding, challenging, and encouraging, all at the same time."
In her sessions, Yera focuses on alignment, core strength, and maximizing physical capabilities with her knowledge of contemporary and traditional Pilates. She believes what Joseph Pilates said, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”