Our EMH Staff

 

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Evelyn Hecht, PT, ATC, CEO.

Evelyn Hecht PT ATC is the CEO of two companies, EMH Physical Therapy, a New York City pelvic PT practice, and PelvicSense, a digital pelvic wellness company.

 She is a Master Clinician of Pelvic Physical Therapy and a Certified Biopsychosocial Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Practitioner.  Her interest in pelvic floor dysfunction began 25 years ago when pelvic physical therapy was not a recognized specialty even in the medical community.  

She designed the first accredited American Physical Therapy Association, APTA pelvic health course curriculum for NYU and Stony Brook Universities,  teaching their DPT candidates for seven years.

By teaching the future physical therapists, Evelyn furthered their interest, brought 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 2013 along with one of her healed pelvic patients, a computer engineer, Evelyn co-developed the PelvicTrack app.  The app guided people with pelvic floor dysfunction to learn 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 people with chronic pain the empowering modern science of pain and evidence-based self-healing techniques to retrain the brain lower hypersensitivity of the nervous system.  

In the summer of 2020, while under stay at home, Evelyn launched her digital company, PelvicSense.  This online mind/body pelvic healing home program reaches a broader range and spectrum of women around the country and the world.  The program helps them understand pelvic issues and follow a daily program of audio guides, video exercises, and downloads, to reverse pelvic pain and regain optimum function.   Evelyn is working on PelvicSense for men, because men have pelvis too that need love and attention. 

She is also involved in women’s health research. Her paper, “Online Pelvic Floor Group Education Program for Women with PGAD,  A Descriptive Feasibility Study,” will be published in December 2020.

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. 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.  

Alexandra attended 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 that helping men and women heal fro pelvic pain and PFD was her true passion.   Alex discovered that pelvic health impacts 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 Alexandra’s gift.

To help people become their best selves, Alexandra pursued multi 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 of practice in the PT profession, she received extensive training in pelvic health through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institution while treating pelvic patients.

In 2019 she became a certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC).  She says she’s a bit of an education nerd and has attended many continuing education in a variety 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.

Alexandra 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 provides Telehealth physical therapy for patients residing in NY, FL, AL, CA, NJ and working on obtaining her license in Arkansas!   If you reside in these states, please call us so we can arrange your pelvic Telehealth sessions with Jennifer.

While not studying, she loves to soak up the culture,  attend art shows and concerts, gobble up ethnic foods, practice yoga in the park, take hip-hop dancing classes and basically enjoy life.  She is so grateful to have learned so much about pelvic PT and chronic pain rehab under the tutelage of practice owner Evelyn Hecht PT.

 

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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