Dr. Daniel Fleck, PT, DPT, OCS
Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, Daniel Fleck is an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist earned from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is passionate about sport-specific and functional fitness, employing an evidence-based therapeutic approach utilizing various techniques to ensure excellent patient care.
He understands injury prevention and recovery from a medical perspective as well as an athlete’s. While in college, he played baseball, and was awarded the Academics All-Region Award for excellence in academics while participating in athletics. Currently, he is an enthusiastic golfer and USGA member. Pursuant of a sub-specialty in running, he has attended many continuing education symposiums on gait analysis and biomechanics. His credentials include:
- Bachelor’s Degree (Binghamton University)
- Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy (Stony Brook University)
- Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS)
- APTA Member New York Chapter: Sports Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Section Member
Jessica Silva, PT, DPT, CFMT
Dr. Silva comes to High Performance PT with 12 years of experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and then went on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) with an Orthopedic concentration from Columbia University. Dr. Silva is passionate about helping her patients and frequently pursues continuing medical education to increase her knowledge and s©’lls, as she views learning a lifelong process. She attends courses and conferences through various organizations including the HSS and NYU hospital networks, and is trained in many specialized manual techniques.
In 2017, after extensive coursework, Dr. Silva became a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA), joining less than 350 practitioners worldwide who hold this designation. Her treatment philosophy is heavily influenced by Functional Manual Therapy (FMT), utilizing the MNM approach to identify and treat dysfunctions in Mechanical capacity, Neuromuscular function, and Motor control in order to optimize her patients’ function and maximize their movement potential.
Dr. Silva believes in a whole body approach, looking for the drivers of a patient’s symptoms both locally and in adjacent joints or even other parts of the body, and understands the importance of reintegrating all of these parts back into a whole to fully restore the body to it’s most efficient state as a movement system.
Abby Rivas, ACSM-CEP
Abby is a certified exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In her continuation of providing health expertise in fitness, Abby obtained her certification in pre/postnatal performance training through PROnatal Fitness. Abby holds expertise in calisthenics, running, and weightlifting, which she practices in her own personal training. With her clients, she incorporates principles of strength and conditioning, functional training for preventive injury, mobility training, interval and circuit training. She has volunteered in several physical therapy clinics and worked closely with experienced rehab professionals since 2012, and has been a personal trainer since 2015. Abby strives to teach clients how to maintain peak physical health in an enjoyable and sustainable way.
Abby has competed in several powerlifting competitions hosted by USA Powerlifting as well as one with the Women’s Strength Coalition to support the Ali Forney Center for Homeless LGBTQ Youth. Her passion for a healthy and active lifestyle was instilled at a young age by her father, a phys ed. teacher, and it led her to eventually graduate with a BS in exercise science from Brooklyn College. A native New Yorker, Abby enjoys nature walks, photography and travel.