EVELYN HECHT, PT, ATC, CEO.
Evelyn earned her BS in Physical Education with a minor in Athletic Training from Brooklyn College and received her BS in Physical Therapy from Hunter College. She is a certified athletic trainer and a practicing physical therapist specializing in chronic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, orthopedics and spine (neck and low back pain) for over 25 years.
Her interest in pelvic floor dysfunction started 20 years ago when this field was not a recognized medical specialty. With her patients achieving lowered pelvic pain, normal bladder, sexual and bowel function by her manual, biofeedback and movement therapies, she designed the first accredited APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) course in pelvic floor dysfunction for both NYU and Stony Brook Universities and taught her pelvic courses to their DPT candidates for 7 years. By teaching the future physical therapists, Evelyn has furthered the awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction to their patients and referring physicians. Today, the pelvic health specialty is booming across the country and in the world.
In 2014 along with one of her healed pelvic patients, Evelyn co-developed an app, PelvicTrack, currently free on iTunes Store, to help people suffering with PFD learn some of Evelyn’s tips, self-help techniques and over 30 exercises for their road to recovery.
In 2018, Evelyn wrote and launched her eBook, re.lieve Solutions for Chronic Pain to teach patients suffering with all kinds of chronic pain, the new empowering science of pain and a daily program of evidence-based self-help techniques to retrain the brain and lower hypersensitivity of the nervous system resulting in decreased pain. Many pain organizations have her eBook on their website as a resource for patients and their caregivers.
As the owner of EMH Physical Therapy, Evelyn oversees all patients who are referred to the practice. She meets regularly with each staff licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) to ensure all patients achieve their return to function with less pain, more flexibility, strength and stamina.
Evelyn has completed a multitude of continuing education courses including:
- Explain Pain with Lorimer Moseley and David Butler of NOI organization
- Craniosacral and Visceral mobilization with Upledger Institute
- Orthopedic manual therapy at Michigan State University
- Sports medicine for the young athlete at Hospital for Special Surgery Evaluation and management of the TMJ with the International College for Craniofacial and Vertebral Therapeutic Institute
- Female pelvic floor function and dysfunction
- Male pelvic floor treatment
- Pregnancy and postpartum
- Bowel Function,
- Plus more coursework with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
Evelyn believes in empowering all patients with knowledge, empathy and excellence and looks forward to helping you attain optimum health.
Prior to her pelvic floor specialty, Evelyn volunteered for 10 years at the NYU TMJ Clinic, working alongside with dentists to help patients return to optimum cervical and jaw function. She regularly reaches out to the community by giving lectures to the dancers with Alvin Ailey Dance Company, to coaches/athletes of some New York sports teams, at health symposiums offered to the general public. She is available for speaking engagements.
Dr. Sneha Gazi, PT, DPT
Dr. Sneha Gazi, DPT earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Columbia University with a focus on pelvic health, sports orthopedics and research. She holds a BA in Honors Developmental Psychology from New York University where she completed a Concentration in Dance and published a scientific article on infant motor learning and development.
Dr Gazi worked at clinical rotations in both outpatient orthopedic practices, acute care hospitals, gaining knowledge on high-level therapeutic manual therapies and evidence based exercises to help her patients return to the activities they love. She’s treated pelvic pain in pre/post-partum women, rugby players at New Zealand’s sports training facility and helped many NY Broadway and Off-Broadway dancers, actors, vocalists, and instrumentalists get back on stage.
Dr. Gazi has a strong passion for treating women, children and men suffering with pelvic floor dysfunction, abdominal and pelvic pain and has attended pelvic courses at the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
She combines her knowledge of how to rehabilitate lower back pain, neck pain, TMJ dysfunction, sports and dance injuries along with a compassionate energy. Sneha is also a 3 year certified yoga instructor and professional Indian classical dancer for 12 years. She integrates yoga asanas, breathing techniques, guided meditation, and mindfulness exercises into her treatment sessions to enhance her patient’s recovery process.
Whether you want to return to playing a sport following an injury, heal from chronic pelvic issues or simply wake up every morning without back pain, Dr. Gazi will help you reach your goals.
Dr. Jennifer Jurewicz PT, DPT
Jennifer attended the University of Central Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences with a minor in psychology. She attended the prestigious New York University for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Jennifer is passionate about treating and guiding patients with pelvic pain, abdominal issues, constipation, urinary issues, vulvodynia and any pelvic floor dysfunction reduce their symptoms, become aware of holding patterns, improve breathing techniques, lower pelvic tension, re educate muscles so they are coordinated and pain free. She attended a number of Herman and Wallace courses (www.hermanwallace.com) as part of her training, including:
- An Introduction to Female Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment.
- Function, Dysfunction and Treatment: Colorectal and Coccyx Conditions, Male Pelvic Floor, Pudendal Nerve Dysfunction.
- Function, Dysfunction and Treatment: Urogynecologic Examination and Treatment Interventions.
- Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: The Gastrointestinal System.
Jennifer plans to sit for the certification course by the end of 2018 so she is a recognized Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification – PRPC
As part of her doctoral degree, Jennifer earned certifications in Power Pilates Beginner Mat and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She completed supervised clinical rotations treating a variety of orthopedic, acute, neurological and pediatric conditions utilizing therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, manual therapy and therapeutic activity.
Prior to joining EMH Physical Therapy, Jennifer was the Clinical Director of an outpatient orthopedic setting for 3 years overseeing 4 DPT’s and 2 PT Assistants. She gained expertise with a wide variety of conditions from sports injuries, post-surgery and neck pain to those with gait and balance disorders.
Dr. Jurewicz attended numerous continuing education courses on topics including the lumbar/sacral spine, foot and ankle, chronic pain, knee OA, treatment of the triathlete and manual courses including functional mobilization 1 and PNF 1 through the Institute of Physical Arts in NYC.
During her time at an outpatient orthopedic clinic, Jennifer developed a strong interest in lumbopelvic disorders and started to explore women’s health PT and the role of the pelvic floor in regards to low back and hip pain. She reached out to pelvic floor expert Evelyn Hecht, PT, ATC for mentorship and training for the evaluation of pelvic floor dysfunction and then decided to pursue a women’s health specialty.
Jennifer is passionate about educating her patients so they truly understand their diagnosis. learn techniques to heal and actively participate in their health and quality of life.
(212)288-2242 or email email@example.com to schedule a PT appointment or ask a question to our director, EVELYN HECHT, PT, ATC