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. Jasmina Sidberry, PT.

Jasmina Sidberry earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York University (NYU). Upon graduating, Jasmina became certified in Level 1 Pelvic Floor through Herman and Wallace. Jasmina is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and has completed 600 hours of classes, teaching, and observing to become a comprehensive Pilates instructor.

During her time at NYU, Jasmina was given the opportunity to treat and learn from master clinicians in a variety of settings. Jasmina has had the pleasure of treating individuals and observing in acute care, outpatient orthopedics and pelvic health, pediatrics, in addition to overseas while studying abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel.
During her last clinical rotation, Jasmina worked as a student intern at EMH Physical Therapy. Jasmina was allowed the opportunity to learn and grow under the mentorship of the staff at EMH. While at EMH, Jasmina found her passion in treating those with pelvic pain, as well as furthering her knowledge in treating those with chronic pain. In addition to pelvic pain, she enjoys treating patients post-operatively, knees, and hips.

Jasmina enjoys empowering patients, and witnessing them regain autonomy and appreciation for their bodies during their rehabilitation journey. When Jasmina is not treating, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, strength training, being a foodie, and attending adult gymnastics at Chelsea Piers.

Dr. Alexandra Wilkes, PT, OCS, PRPC.

Alexandra has always loved the movement arts and the complexities of the human body. She was a Dance major in high school, which resulted in a round of physical therapy for knee pain that set the rest of her life in motion. She went to Skidmore College to study Exercise Science and Dance, and then MGH Institute of Health Professions for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In 2011, she began working in Pelvic Health and discovered her true passion. She found that pelvic health impacted every aspect of health, life, and mental well-being, and being able to influence a person’s ability to move, sit still, or perform bedroom and bathroom activities without worry, fear, or pain is Alex true calling.
To help people become their best selves, Alexandra pursued specialty certifications in both Orthopedics and Pelvic Health. She moved to New York in 2015 to complete an Orthopedic Residency through NYU Steinhardt. Following residency, she became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Additionally, over the nine years in the field, she received extensive training in pelvic health through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institution, and in 2019 she became a certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC). She has determined that she’s a bit of an education nerd and has taken continuing education in many types of intervention techniques, including Maitland, Mulligan, Sahrmann, and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. This background provides her with many different types of treatment options to help each client achieve their individual functional goals. Her strong movement therapy background incorporates function and exercise in addition to hands-on techniques to decrease pain and improve mobility and ultimately, allow clients to reach their meaningful goals.
Alex is a former Pilates instructor and enjoys yoga, watching any performance in which people sing or dance (from Pitch Perfect to ABT and Hamilton), and playing fetch with her Corgi, Willow. She always has a new book on her kindle and tries to balance between trashy rom-coms and polyvagal theory. Come with questions. Come with book recommendations.

 

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Dr. Jennifer Jurewicz, PT, PRPC.

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 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.2016 and has learned so much under the tutelage of practice owner Evelyn

 

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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