We take great pride in our patients’ success. Here’s what they have to say about us.
Josh is the best physical therapist in NYC. He is honest, reliable, and so knowledgeable about what he does, it’s honestly amazing. Bottom line: Josh gets you better!
Courtney, Patient Athlete, Runner, New Mom
I went to Dr. Lexi hoping to understand how to safely return to running after pregnancy, and hoping she could help with some (annoying!) postpartum symptoms. She listened to my history, assessed my whole body, then walked me through tips and exercises that will help address what MY body needs right now. I left feeling much more confident that I can run without doing any damage or making symptoms worse, and knowing how to address the other issues with specific exercises she gave me. Dr. Lexi was warm, easy to talk to, and extremely knowledgeable. I could tell she’s passionate about helping women take care of their bodies during this vulnerable time. If anything, I wish I’d gone to see her sooner!
CHRISSIE WELLINGTONFour time World Ironman Champion: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Josh, your expertise and support is second to none! Thanks so much for helping me out whenever I come to NYC!
MATT BACH 2015 Ironman Maryland Champion
I started treatment with Clutch PT in early 2013 when I was dealing with chronic Achilles and knee injuries. After just a few months of therapy, strengthening exercises, stretching and using a foam roller, I found myself able to train injury-free and therefore consistently. That consistency led me to my first Kona qualification, then a win at Ironman Maryland in 8:51, followed by placing 72nd in the world at the Ironman World Championships in 2015. With Clutch PT keeping my body together and running efficiently, I’ve been able to achieve things that I had only dreamed about before working with Clutch PT. Thank you!!!
KEVIN PORTMANN 2016 Ironman Coeur d’Alene Champion
When I first reached out to Josh, just like every injured athlete, my injury was “a priority” and it needed all the attention in the world. I wanted to 1) understand what I had, 2) understand how I got to this point, and 3) understand what I needed to do and how long it’d take to heal. Josh made it VERY easy to work around my schedule so that neither my work or my training would get impacted. Josh diagnosed a tendinitis and suggested that I get a MRI to rule out further damage (ie. Stress fracture). Josh treated me for 5 weeks, giving me exercises to do at home to speed up the recovery and strengthen my leg to reduce the chances of getting injured again. Josh looked at my shoes and suggested that the tendinitis could have come from the shoe I was wearing. I was over compensating and as a result put too much stress on my tendon. I went from barely being able to walk to racing a 70.3 in 8 weeks. I was skeptical about my chances to do the race, but that was before I met Josh and realized that he not only knows the body mechanics in and out, makes it easy to understand the root cause, but he also understands athletes’ needs. The tendinitis never flared up again, 1.5+ years after he treated me, which is amazing given the volume of running that I do on a weekly basis. I went on to have some strong race results at IM Coeur d’Alene this year and competed twice at the IM World Championships in Kona. One thing worth noting is that my doctor wanted me to have surgery, because that seems to be their #1 solution to all injuries… If you are in need of a PT, I would seriously consider giving Josh a call and check out Clutch PT. You’ll have to do your part and do the exercises he’ll give you, but if you follow his recommendations, you’ll be back on the horse in no time.
DREW G. Running the Great Cow Harbor 10K
After running 3 NY Marathons and 7 NY Half marathons, I developed an incredibly painful lower back condition. I saw Josh 2 times a week who helped me understand my imperfections and what I had done all of these years to compensate for them. It was now time to build strength around the areas that would help the rest of me become more aligned. We worked together at the clinic and I was also given a series of exercises to do at home for my core and gluts which ultimately got me feeling much stronger and my pain to disappear. After not even being able to go more than 2 miles without pain, Josh got me strong enough to do the Great Cow Harbor 10k on Long Island in September. That’s me at the finish in this photo. It was incredible that I was able to be out there considering my condition a month prior to the race. Months later, Josh helped me yet again overcome an issue with my left leg’s IT band and vastus lateralis. After being only able to do a few miles, I am currently training for the NYC Half in 2 weeks. I do my exercises daily and continue to feel the benefits from working with Josh each day. Beyond the physical component, I could always count on Josh for his mental toughness approach, his wisdom and incredible guidance on what and what not to do. Thanks for always getting me comfortable and ready at the starting line!!
JULES L. Ironman Triathlete, Ultra Marathoner, Creative Director, Mom x 2
From ITB issues to nagging shoulder pain to recovering from a femoral stress fracture, Josh has successfully rehabbed me for several different injuries from running, swimming and cycling, and has kept me racing competitively for years. I first came to him in 2009 with ITB pain and a huge chip on my shoulder about needing physical therapy. Not only did he treat my injury, he patiently diffused that competitive stubbornness we Type-A athletes suffer from. He understood how frustrated I was, listened to me moan about missed miles, and never told me to stop doing what I loved, which I’d (infuriatingly) heard from other doctors. He got me healthy enough to run my first marathon, and also helped me understand the importance of the preventative practices and strengthening exercises I needed to follow to continue training and racing. As an athlete himself, he’s passionate about sports, but he’s just as passionate about seeing his patients recover and succeed. In the years since he first treated me, Josh has helped me stay healthy and reach my goal of becoming an Ironman and ultra marathon finisher. There is no one else whom I would trust more than Josh to take care of my most valuable asset: my body.
Josh possesses a winning combination of abilities that I have not seen in other physiotherapy professionals – he is highly skilled, creative, takes an exceptional interest in his patients’ well-being and produces excellent results.