Our EMH Staff

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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, NYU Master Clinician of Pelvic Health 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, 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 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
  • Management of the TMJ with the International College for Craniofacial
  • Management of the Vertebral Therapeutic Institute
  • Female pelvic floor function and dysfunction
  • Male pelvic floor treatment
  • Pregnancy and postpartum
  • Bowel Function
  • 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.  Evelyn is a dynamic public speaker and is available for speaking engagements.

 

 

Dr. Anne Buchwald, DPT.

Dr. Anne Buchwald completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Columbia University with a focus on orthopedics, sports, and pelvic health.   Anne's clinical experience includes sub-acute hospital rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedic practices, pelvic health clinics, and geriatric home care.  Anne hasbeen a Certified Pilates Instructor since 2010 and is able to integrate Pilates into her practice.  Prior to earning her doctorate, Anne earned a Bachelor of Arts in Russian studies from Bard College, where she wrote an award-winning thesis on Post-Soviet Russian Architecture.

Anne is passionate about treating abdominal and pelvic disorders, back, neck and jaw pain, and post-partum pelvic rehabilitation.  She is also interested in nutritional and complementary alternative therapies, musical and athletic performance optimization, and the use of rhythmic auditory cuing for accelerated motor learning and pain management in both neurological and non-neurological patients.  She has taken courses for pelvic rehabilitation at the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
Anne has many interests and hobbies, and her background fully reflects it.  She attended architecture school abroad, was a professional drummer, and she speaks Russian and Swedish fluently.  This variety of knowledge and range of experiences and skills inform her practice in unexpected and useful ways and allows her to relate to patients from all walks of life.  In the clinic, Anne absolutely loves collaborating with her patients to solve problems and treat pain using evidence-based manual techniques and therapeutic exercises.

 

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Dr. Jennifer Jurewicz, PT, DPT.

Dr. Jennifer Jurewicz is a pelvic health physical therapist with a background in orthopedics. She utilizes a whole body approach, and has a strong desire to help every patient achieve their goals and lead an independent, active lifestyle. She graduated from the prestigious New York University in 2013 as both a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. After school, she worked in a busy outpatient orthopedic clinic, gaining experience with a wide variety of patient cases from post- surgical to deconditioning or overuse injuries to chronic pain.

Her curiosity for problem solving and treating chronic pain patients, along with her own personal health experiences, sparked her interest in pelvic floor physical therapy. She began working here at EMH Physical Therapy in 2016 and has learned so much under the tutelage of practice owner Evelyn Hecht as well as her colleagues, patients and numerous courses through the educational institution Herman and Wallace.

Jennifer loves treating any pelvic cases from dyspareunia or general pelvic pain to constipation and incontinence. She believes in looking at the big picture, from lifestyle, body mechanics and posture, to nutrition and the psychosocial aspects of pain or dysfunction.

Currently, she is studying for her pelvic specialist exam next May. While not studying, she loves to soak up the culture of NYC, attending art shows and concerts, gobbling up Greek food in her local neighborhood of Astoria, practicing yoga in the park, taking hip-hop dancing classes and basically enjoying all that this great city has to offer.

 

Isha Mody, PT, CES.

Isha Mody is a compassionate physical therapist, corrective exercise specialist and certified in the method of Revolution in Motion. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Manipal University in India. In May 2019, she’ll receive her Master’s degree in Exercise Science with a focus on Nutrition from Long Island University in Brooklyn.

Her experience includes providing physical therapy to the under-served in India, working in a hospital setting treating a wide range of orthopedic, neuro and cardiopulmonary patients. Isha has helped pregnant women prepare for delivery, taught prenatal exercise classes and treated women postpartum.

She has a keen interest in the pelvic floor, spine, manual therapies, movement and nutrition and integrates these as part of her comprehensive approach to patients.

Isha enjoys biking through Prospect Park, watching documentaries, going to Comedy Clubs and exploring NYC’s culturally diverse vegetarian cuisines. She considers herself an experimental baker and loves to read. She is proficient in 3 Indian languages and is currently learning Spanish.

 

CALL TODAY:

(212)288-2242 or email info@emhphysicaltherapy.com to schedule a PT appointment or ask a question to our director, EVELYN HECHT, PT, ATC

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