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BUILT FOR ATHLETES, BY ATHLETES.


THE BEST SPORTS AND ORTHOPEDIC
PHYSICAL THERAPY,
POST-OP REHAB,
PELVIC FLOOR PT +
SPORTS PERFORMANCE
ENHANCEMENT IN NEW YORK CITY

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BUILT FOR ATHLETES, BY ATHLETES.


THE BEST SPORTS AND ORTHOPEDIC
PHYSICAL THERAPY,
POST-OP REHAB,
PELVIC FLOOR PT +
SPORTS PERFORMANCE
ENHANCEMENT IN NEW YORK CITY

 

THERE ARE No temporary SOLUTIONS.

In a private, outpatient setting in Manhattan, the expert Athlete Mechanics at Clutch Physical Therapy evaluate the movement of the entire body to pinpoint the root cause of pain and prevent it from recurring. Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain or a recent injury, in need of post-op rehab or looking to enhance sport performance, we will get you back to doing what you love and help you realize your full athletic potential. In need of prenatal, postpartum or pelvic floor physical therapy? We’re here for you, too. That’s CLUTCH.

 
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we get it.


Clutch PT was built for athletes, by athletes.
We know how badly you want to return to training
and activity, and how frustrated you’ll be
til we get you there. Let us customize
a functional treatment plan just for you.

Book An Appointment

we get it.


Clutch PT was built for athletes, by athletes.
We know how badly you want to return to training
and activity, and how frustrated you’ll be
til we get you there. Let us customize
a functional treatment plan just for you.

Book An Appointment

At Clutch Physical Therapy, we provide customized, functional treatments with a full understanding of what you’re going through mentally and emotionally. The wild-animal-trapped-in-a-cage feeling when your body isn't cooperating? We get it.

You will receive the highest quality of care and undivided attention from actual doctors — not aides or assistants. Your recovery is too important to be treated by someone from the JV squad.

We also provide camaraderie as athletes ourselves — we’re out there training, competing and fundraising for charities right along with you. We place a very high value on the development of long term relationships with the athletes we treat. 

We’ll address the root cause of your pain, then develop a regimen of injury prevention to maximize your potential and keep you pain-free.  

Our Athlete Mechanics specialize in:

  • Sports & Orthopedic Physical Therapy, using the techniques of Applied Functional Science, Active Release Technique (ART) and Spinal Mobilization and Manipulation

  • Post-Op Rehab
    Specialization in ACL, Achilles and Rotator Cuff and Labral Repairs

  • Women’s Health
    Prenatal low back, hip and nerve pain, Pubic Symphysis Disorder (PSD), C-section rehab, Coccydynia, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Postpartum return to training/sport performance

  • Pelvic Floor + Sexual Dysfunction

  • Sports Performance

  • Soft Tissue Mobilization

  • Biomechanical Video Analysis

  • General commiseration that injury blows

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Athlete Mechanics


There’s no JV squad here.
Meet the doctors who will put you back together again.

Athlete Mechanics


There’s no JV squad here.
Meet the doctors who will put you back together again.

dr. joshua grahlman

FOUNDER

Dr. Joshua Grahlman (right) — Athlete Mechanic, all-things-outdoors-enthusiast, dad, and ice cream connoisseur tackled a Spartan race with patient athletes John C. (left)

Dr. Joshua Grahlman, PT, DPT, FAFS graduated from Columbia University with an orthopedic specialty and has spent his career treating athletes of all levels in New York City. With an established patient following and desire to provide the highest caliber of individualized care to athletes of all levels, he founded Clutch Physical Therapy in 2013.

Josh has traveled the country to take part in continuing education classes, and is recognized as a Fellowship in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute for Functional Transformation (GIFT). This expertise allows him to incorporate groundbreaking new techniques in his personalized treatments. Josh is also certified in Active Release Technique and Spinal Manipulation and is a TRX Suspension Training Specialist. He has consulted for Triathlete magazine and CBS News, and regularly hosts clinics about injury prevention and sports performance in New York City.

With special knowledge of endurance and overhead sports as well as biomechanics, Josh has treated the whole gamut of athletes — from four-time World Ironman Champion Chrissie Wellington, two Ironman Champion triathletes, an Olympic marathoner and fencer, to age-group competitors, weekend warriors and runners of all skill levels.

As a marathoner, triathlete, obstacle course racer, avid football, softball and dodgeball player and former wrestler, Josh truly understands the athlete mindset and how important it is to get patients back to doing what they love.

With two kids and managing his practice, he doesn’t have a lot of free time, but he loves running and racing with them in the double jogger while his son yells “Faster, Daddy! Faaaaaaaster!”

DR. LEXI BURTMAN

ATHLETE MECHANIC

Dr. Lexi Burtman — Athlete Mechanic, runner, skier, golfer, tennis player, chocoholic. Not necessarily in that order.

After spending many hours in rehab herself as a chronically-injured tennis player in college, Dr. Alexandra Burtman, PT, DPT was inspired to become a physical therapist.  She also just hates to see anyone in pain, and wants to do everything she can to help.

After earning her doctorate, Lexi moved to New York City to focus on treating athletes. In addition to her concentration in sports and orthopedics, she is passionate about women’s health. She’s earned advanced certifications in treating pelvic floor, pre- and postnatal conditions, and we are thrilled that she can bring this level of expertise to our patients.  

Lexi was drawn to Clutch PT’s culture of putting patient athletes above all else. She, too, believes PT should be more than therapeutic. It should ease pain but it should also challenge, strengthen and push patients to achieve their full potential. Since she’s an athlete herself, she also gets the special kind of crazy that drives many of our patients to go after big goals! 

Always down for a tennis match, Lexi wishes it wasn’t so tough to snag a court in NYC. She also enjoys running, skiing, golf, traveling and cooking (at least a little!)

Lexi loves to make her patients laugh as much as she loves helping them achieve their goals. She works hard to make sure patients leave every single treatment feeling inspired and hopeful. With the energy and compassion she brings to her treatments, it’s impossible not to leave feeling better.

 

ANDIA SMULL

PATIENT ATHLETE ADVOCATE

 Andia Smull — Patient Athlete Advocate, Director of Everything Important

Andia Smull — Patient Athlete Advocate, Director of Everything Important

Andia joined our team to make your life easier. Need to get in ASAP? Hit her up! Need someone to fight tooth and nail with an insurance company? Andia’s the one you want on your side.

A born and bred UES’er who still lives just 5 blocks from her childhood home, Andia is entirely overqualified for her position. We are lucky to have this life-long, well-rounded athlete, 6-time NYC Marathon finisher and former Director of Marketing for NYRR on our team. Andia’s love for running burns deep in her personal and professional life — as long as those miles are logged outside. No treadmills, thankyouverymuch. 

Andia originally came to Clutch PT as a patient and understands all too well the frustration that comes with not being able to exercise when you want to. She appreciated how devoted our clinical staff is to providing the highest caliber of care, and has become as passionate as the rest of our team about getting patient athletes better. Reach her at Andia@ClutchPT.com.