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Stephanie Chan, PT, DPT
Dr. Stephanie Chan is the Director of Yorkville PT. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Bachelor’s in Sociology from Northwestern University. Drawing from over 12 years of experience in orthopaedic and manual therapy, she incorporates principles of Pilates, yoga, and athletics to create a custom plan for patients of any age and ability. In 2013 she became a Certified Barefoot Rehab Specialist. Originally from California, Stephanie loves nature and the outdoors, rowed crew at Northwestern, and enjoys triathlon, skiing, and hiking. She has traveled extensively through Latin America and Asia, and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.
Matthew Seltzer, PT, DPT
Dr. Matthew Seltzer graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 from Long Island University, whose program heavily emphasizes manual therapy, patient-centered treatment and evidenced-based practices. Matthew is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has been training clients of all ages and fitness levels since 2009. Born and raised in New York, Matthew is a die-hard NY Mets fan and also enjoys playing golf, volleyball and weight training.
Deidre Johnson, PT
Deidre Ann Johnson joined Yorkville PT in November 2016, and has been both a physical therapist in various disciplines and a massage therapist for over 20 years. She recently became certified as an ergonomic assessment specialist, qualified to assess and adjust work spaces on the job and in the home. In a previous life, she was a two-time national and world champion power lifter and co-author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Weight Training.”
Kerry Bate, MA, OTR, CHT
Kerry Bate founded the Hand Therapy program at Yorkville PT in 2010. She earned a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University in 1997, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and English from Villanova University. Before joining the team at Yorkville, she worked in a number of hospital and private practice settings in New York City. Kerry specializes in treatment of traumas to the hand wrist and arm, and is an expert in fabrication of custom-made splints to meet all patients’ needs. Outside of work, Kerry enjoys outdoor activities such as jogging, hiking, and gardening, as well as traveling with her family.
Alex Stabile, OTR
Alex Stabile graduated with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2010 and also holds a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. While studying at SUNY Downstate, Alex was selected to receive a scholarship from Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains where he worked upon graduation. Alex has also worked in the hand clinic at Harlem Hospital where he specialized in the treatment of traumatic injuries to the upper extremity. Outside of work, Alex enjoys hiking, skiing, golf, and running.
Front Desk Reception
Naline Hansraj, Marketing & Office Administration
Naline Hansraj is the longest-tenured Yorkville team member, having seen the company evolve and grow since she started in 2008. Her attention to detail and knowledge of insurance and authorization procedures are unparalleled, and she welcomes everyone with warmth and the sincerest kindness. When not helping patients feel at home in the clinic, Naline enjoys spending time with friends and family, fastidiously organizing her home, and going to the beach with her two joyful sons in the summertime.
Julissa Almonte, Office Administration
Julissa Almonte joined Yorkville PT in 2014 with a background in physical therapy office administration, and has specific expertise in medical insurance and health care finance. A fluent Spanish speaker, her many contributions to the practice include welcoming new patients to Yorkville and helping them understand their insurance coverage for therapy. She offers a bright smile as people enter the office to welcome them to our friendly environment. Julissa is a true city girl, and spends her time off enjoying all that New York has to offer.
Amy Sticco, Marketing
Amy Sticco has been with company since 2005. Originally at the Lower Manhattan physical therapy location as front desk personnel, then moved to the upper east side location Yorkville physical therapy. Since then Amy had taken a break from the workforce to start a family. Now with a daughter in school she is back in action with the company working on the marketing team. Amy enjoys living in the city and enjoying quality time raising her daughter with her husband.