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Dr. Vitaly - Upper East Side Physical Therapist

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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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.


Karen Yanelli received her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from New York Institute of Technology, graduating with distinction. She specializes in the treatment of spine, orthopedic, rheumatological, and neurological conditions.

Karen received her spine certification in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) through the McKenzie Institute International (MII). Since the 1950’s MDT has been an internationally recognized method of effective, evidence based, conservative treatment of spine pain. Since receiving her certification Karen has evaluated and successfully treated hundreds of patients using the Mckenzie method with excellent results. She is an adjunct lecturer for New York Medical College’s physical therapy program annually teaching students the Mckenzie method theory and manual techniques.

In addition to her spine certification, she is a certified ergonomics assessment specialist (CEAS). Being a CEAS qualifies Karen to perform ergonomics analysis applicable in the industrial, healthcare, and office workplace. All assessments follow the standards and guidelines set by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the federal government.


Sara is a licensed massage therapist in New York and New Jersey, and a professional member of both the American Massage Therapy Association and the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in conservation biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master’s degree in evolutionary biology from Columbia University.

Sara will work closely with you to ensure sessions are designed to meet your goals and is fully committed to ensuring products and services are both body safe and environmentally conscious. She appreciates working with good people and hopes everyone can feel empowered on their path to better health.


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.


Dr. Brandon Ong is a licensed physical therapist in New York and Massachusetts. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and completed his Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Minor in Human Physiology at Boston University. Throughout his clinical placements at various practices, including Spaulding Outpatient in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Brandon has worked with individuals at all levels. From individuals with sedentary lifestyles to high-level athletes such as marathon runners, volleyball players, and gymnasts. He has experience treating a variety of conditions both orthopedic and neurological, such as back pain, post-operative surgeries, post-stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.

With a background in powerlifting and strength training, Dr. Brandon utilizes his knowledge of pain science, biomechanics, movement analysis, and strength and conditioning principles in his practice to help individuals get past injuries and move without pain. Dr. Brandon is a recipient of the 2022 Mary Mankin Award, presented by the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions Department of Physical Therapy, for having conducted and presented research at the American Physical Therapy Association Massachusetts and National Conference.

Consistent with his background in research, Dr. Brandon strives to practice evidence-based physical therapy through continuing education and implementation of the latest research and technology to help individuals reach their unique goals. Dr. Brandon grew up in Massachusetts and recently moved to New York City. When not in the clinic, you can find him training for a powerlifting meet or trying new recipes and restaurants around New York City, having spent time working in bakeries and restaurants in Chinatown, Boston.

Physical Therapist PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Brandon Woo is a licensed physical therapist in New York and Massachusetts and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and completed his Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Minor in Psychology at the New York Institute of Technology. He has experience treating a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions and various post-operative surgeries including ACL reconstruction, total-knee replacements, total-hip replacements, meniscus repairs, and labral repairs. He has worked together with individuals at all levels, ranging from individuals with sedentary lifestyles, to competitive athletes such as track athletes, marathon runners, and soccer players.
Brandon utilizes his knowledge of strength and conditioning principles and current available research evidence to develop tailored programs to help you meet your goals. Through hands-on therapy, movement analysis, functional training, and therapeutic exercise, Brandon will work with you to help restore your prior level of function so you can return to enjoying your desired activities. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys working out, playing various sports such as basketball, golf, and tennis, and exploring new places to eat.

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.

For inquiries, contact the Moving Forward Company at (888) 705-2227 or text at (212) 606-4035.

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