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.
Rebecca Feldbaum, PT, DPT
Rebecca earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) and Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Touro University in Manhattan. Prior to graduate school, Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Education with a minor in Dance at the University of Florida.
Rebecca has clinical experience working with diverse patient populations in pediatrics, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient orthopedic settings, where she gained exposure to a wide variety of diagnoses and treatment interventions. She has a strong interest in furthering her manual therapy skills while focusing on dance medicine and performing arts.
As a former physical therapy patient herself, Rebecca understands the frustrations of pain interfering with daily activities and/or returning to sport. She was inspired to become a physical therapist as a young dancer and hopes to inspire her patients with her encouraging mindset of the rehabilitation process. Rebecca takes pride in approaching patient care in a holistic manner with a sincere sense of compassion for patients as people first.
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Rebecca is excited to share her knowledge and experiences here in New York City to help individuals from all backgrounds. Outside of the clinic, Rebecca enjoys cooking, traveling, dancing, cheering on the Memphis Grizzlies, and exploring new restaurants across NYC.