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 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. Evelyn is a dynamic public speaker and 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
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.
(212)288-2242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a PT appointment or ask a question to our director, EVELYN HECHT, PT, ATC