Our Team

Physical Therapist, DPT

Dr. Vitaly Dvoskin is a licensed physical therapist in New York, New Jersey, and California. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University and completed his Baccalaureate Degree in Health and Exercise Science with a Minor in Coaching at Syracuse University. He is the owner of Moving Forward Physical Therapy; The Moving Forward Company, a medical incubator and co-collaborative space for health and wellness practitioners, and ReVitalyze, a training wing within Moving Forward PT that uses the latest technology and services to accelerate client training and maintenance.

Constantly at the forefront of research and continuing education, Dr. Vitaly is always striving for excellence in the way he does his work. Most recently, he was the Company Physical Therapist for Dear Evan Hansen, helping transition the show into the Music Box Theater; the famous What The Constitution Means To Me, Avenue Q, Once On This Island, The Chorus Line, Trip Of Love, Godspell, Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, STOMP (off-Broadway) and Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. He’s also worked with dancers from the American Ballet Theater, New York Ballet Company, world champion Salsa, Jazz, and modern dancers. 

Additionally, Dr. Vitaly has worked with the High School and Middle School Division of Grace Church School and Dwight International School: overseeing and managing Athletic Training for games, coordinating with the Athletic Department and PTA on safety and injury prevention for the student body. As well as club soccer team Beyond Soccer NYC and other professional and elite marathoners and triathletes.

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Barry Heyden is the father of 5 children and has been together with his wife Zakiya for 16 years and married for 11 years.  They met in NYC while Barry was waiting to have dinner with his longtime friend and mentor Dusty Baker who was in town managing the Chicago Cubs.   Barry was born in a small town in Western New York called Westfield, NY and moved to South Florida when he was 5 years old.  He spent most of his free time outside his academic work playing outdoors, organizing sports games, enjoying nature and making friends.  He became a certified scuba diver at the age of 18 and worked as a carpenter along with being a lifeguard through college. After suffering an injury playing baseball in California and recovering holistically Barry has been on a mission to share with others the importance of keeping the body healthy and learning new methods to do so. He grew from this injury to reach his boyfriend dream of working in Major League professional baseball.  Through his education and ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships Barry has reached many goals and personal accomplishments if life and business.  He presently resides with his family in New York City.


Barry Heyden worked with AlterG for over 12 years and still does business consulting with them. He has helped to introduce AlterG technology to almost every Pro/College and Military facility in the USA.  Since the early days of AlterG, Barry has played a major role in educating and training AlterG employees, along with international distributors.   He was introduced to the AlterG while working as the Director of Sports Performance at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City.  Barry spearheaded the development of the Hospital for Special Surgery Sports and Human Performance Center from November 2006 to 2008. 


Barry has also been on the forefront of Blood Flow Modification training and became one of the first early gurus and certified Kaatsu specialists in the USA.  He has developed the powerful combination of using AlterG unweighting with BFM for recovery and performance training.   He has spent time with Dr. Sato and the original Kaatsu staff from Japan at the Harvard Medical Center International Conference.  He has trained and educated many individuals, Pro/College and military programs on BFM training.


Barry completed his Exercise and Sports Science Degree with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition/Biomechanics from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He currently employs his accomplished academic, testing and clinical background in the development of training regimens designed to efficiently and effectively realize the predetermined objectives of both the athlete and fitness enthusiast.  


Barry has also volunteered with the Police Athletic League and continues to do so with the Harlem Knights and Harlem Little league baseball organizations along with the  Children’s Aid Society in teaching and training kids on fitness and conditioning for tennis as well as injury prevention for both tennis, basketball and baseball in Harlem, New York.


From 2001 until 2006, Barry was the former owner/founder of Athlete International in Greenwich, CT and Westchester, NY.  His presence was instrumental in bringing Athlete International to a high level of achievement. Prior to this, Barry has been at the forefront of progression training methodology for major league baseball. After three successive years (1994-1996) with the Pittsburgh Pirates(intern) and Texas Rangers (Minor League Director of Strength and Conditioning), Barry was hired to be the Director of Strength and Fitness Conditioning in 1997 for the New York Mets. Acknowledging one of the lowest injury ratios in all of professional baseball, the Mets had five years of success while Barry was with them from 1997 to 2001 which helped the Mets go to the 2000 World Series.  


Barry has also served as a consultant with both the men’s ATP and woman’s WTA Professional Tennis Associations in past years.  


While attending college Barry helped develop fitness and wellness programs at St. Frances Hospital, Edgewood Tennis and Racquet Club in Pittsburgh PA, worked for the physical therapy department at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and helped with developing a world class facility the UZONE in Phoenix, AZ.  Barry has been a leader in developing Sports Specific and Functional Training regimens that have become a standard for training programs throughout the Nation and World.  


Recognized as a leader in the health, fitness and athletic development industry, Barry has established himself as a popular international speaker and author.  “Conditioning for Baseball Done Right”(NIKKAN SPORTS SHUPPAN, Tuttle-Mori Agency, Inc., Tokyo, Japan) has become an industry standard in Japan for training baseball players. Barry also served as a consultant for Bobby Valentine in developing the Conditioning Programs for the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan.

Jeffrey Sousa – Office Coordinator

Jeffrey C. Sousa, currently serving as the Front Office Coordinator at Moving Forward Physical Therapy, brings a diverse background rooted in the arts to his role. Growing up in central Connecticut, Jeffrey received training at Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts and later at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. His journey led him to the stages of Broadway, where he performed in acclaimed productions such as Aladdin, An American in Paris, and Gigi, as well as touring with Evita and West Side Story.

Beyond the stage, Jeffrey has showcased his talents in film and television, appearing in the 2019 romantic comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” and various streaming series including “Boardwalk Empire”, “Mozart in the Jungle”, “Modern Love”, and “Alternatino”. His versatility extends to digital advertising, with credits including Heineken, Gillette, and Canada Dry.

In addition to his performing career, Jeffrey has expanded his artistic reach through JCS Designs, his custom artwork company specializing in abstract fine art. Notably, he was the 2022 Artist in Residence of Farrow & Ball Paint in NYC, where he presented his work at the Decor and Design Building Open House during the 2022 Spring Market.

For more information and to view his artwork, visit www.jeffreycsousa.com or follow him on Instagram @sousa_spectacular.


Having earned her Medical Billing Certification from Queens College, Arancha Marino holds the position of Billing & Office Manager for Moving Forward Physical Therapy. In this role, Ms. Marino manages all the daily operations for the practice, simultaneously running her own medical billing company, Healthy Billing Solutions, which offers billing services for Medical Professionals all over the tri-state area. Her knowledge and experience in the industry give Ms. Marino an edge in the complexities of health insurance and gives her the ability to educate patients of their insurance coverage. Her goal is to ensure all patients and clients of Moving Forward P.T. have a pleasant, transparent experience that allows them to heal fully and free of worry about the complex inner workings of insurance coverage.

Aside from medical billing, Ms. Marino organizes numerous parades in New York City. She is recognized for her hard work and support with the coordination and logistics of all marching band participants for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, of which she is the Chairwoman of Bands and Music. Ms. Marino can be accredited with bringing joy and festivities to the city for over 10 years.

In her spare time, Ms. Marino is a dedicated martial arts student. She has earned the level of black belt in Jun Fan Gung Fu also known as Jeet Kune Do, with a direct lineage to the legendary Bruce Lee. Following his philosophy of the importance of being a well-rounded martial artist, she also trains in Wing Chun, Muay Thai, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Kali-Eskrima, and Savate. She is an associate instructor under the FFIA in Wing Chun Gung Fu, in which she currently holds the rank of a brown belt. She hopes to accomplish her goal of achieving her black belt and full instructorship in the art over the next 2 years.


Paul Lee, MS, PT, L.Ac is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a published author on modalities and neuromuscular disorders . He served as the rehabilitation consultant for multiple specialty clinics in the greater New York area.  The Center Coordinator for Clinical Education for Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the physical therapy liaison to the orthopedic unit in the Continuum Health Partners in the past.  He is currently certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), a comprehensive assessment that classifies movement patterns used to treat orthopedic and sports conditions.  Paul is also certified in neurological rehabilitation techniques such as, Neuro -IFRAH and LSVT BIG which is an effective approach in recovery of strokes and treating patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

Paul received his training in Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center and later became the director for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in a leading medical health system in New York.  He received his physical therapy degree from the University of Vermont and completed his Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  He is licensed and registered in New York State as a physical therapist and an acupuncturist. He has treated over 15,000 patients with orthopedic or neurological conditions in his career.  Paul is certified in Dry Needling which is an effective modality to treat sports and musculoskeletal injuries.


In 2001, Walter Karpinski graduated from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture with a Bachelor’s in Health Science as well as a Masters in Acupuncture. Walter completed his postgraduate studies and courses in Hanoi, Vietnam. For the past 11 years, Walter has worked at the private outpatient orthopedic clinic at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His focus was treating post-surgical patient, sport related injuries, and generalized sports therapy. Walter specializes in physical medicine, gynecological and reproductive acupuncture.

For inquiries, call or text the Moving Forward Company at (212) 606-4035.

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