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.
Having started his life as a patient, Dr. Vitaly is not one to shy away from adversity. At the age of four, a hot iron burned his entire left hand, requiring intensive mobility work to assure maximum dexterity of the muscles and skin. At the age of 14, while riding his bicycle home, he was struck by a car and fractured two lumbar vertebrae as well as tearing the labrum in his shoulder and hip. This injury, but more importantly the subpar rehab that followed, was the turning point in sending Dr. Vitaly into the rehab world. Most recently, while navigating his bike through the busy streets of Manhattan, an uneven pothole threw his bike off-kilter, tearing his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Medial Meniscus. All these cumulative moments of growth have shaped the empathetic and strong-willed personality that shapes the progress of even the most challenging of patients forward!
Dr. Vitaly has an extensive background in human physiology, training and rehabilitation with an emphasis on corrective movement with neural re-education, levels of manual therapy and loads of progressive resistance overloading exercises, his patient’s always leave feeling their best. His postdoctoral work more recently has focused on integrating more Olympic and Powerlifting elements with barbells and kettlebell. Having originally focused on advanced manual and orthopedic medicine, as taught by many renowned sources. These include instructions from the Institute of Physical Arts, Gibbons & Tehan, Maitland-Australian Approach, Great Lake Seminars, The McKenzie Institute, Integrative Manual Therapy Solutions, and The Harkness Center For Dance at NYU. He has found that in his 14 years and thousands of hours of extensive work, including that of Broadway’s best and brightest, integrating parts of both equals best outcomes in the long run.
The human body’s ability to transform and adapt at different stages of our lives – is the driving factor behind Dr. Vitaly’s passion for promoting rehabilitation. He is a strong advocate of postural and body mechanic reeducation and training, using those gains to enhance overall movement, performance, and quality of living. Keen awareness of the human body, with over 14 years of experience in the field, has allowed him to understand and manage chronic pain, lower back, and sacral-pelvic dysfunction, shoulder pathologies and impairments of the lower extremities to name a few.
When he’s not busy working, Dr. Vitaly enjoys taking advantage of this amazing planet. Having recently trekked Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route in five days, Torres Del Paine and Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, The Haute Route Swiss Alps for 13 days, the Alta Via 1 Route in the Italian Dolomites for 10 days (six months post ACL reconstruction), Zion and Moab National
Parks in Utah, Yosemite National Park in California and many more local and foreign mountain ranges.