Javier Benitez, DPT

Specialties

  • Over 15 years of personal training experience.
  • Incorporates Pilates-based Physical Therapy.
  • Obtained Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Hunter College 2017.
  • Pre and Post Operative Rehabilitation.
  • Sports Injuries.

Locations

Park Sports Physical Therapy – Clinton Hill
973 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Park Sports Physical Therapy – Park Slope
142 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Javier Benitez received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Hunter College in 2017 and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2010, focusing on Biomechanics and Kinesiology.

His graduate and undergraduate research included therapeutic exercise interventions for patients with Parkinson’s disease, as well as ACL injury prevention in adolescent female soccer and basketball players.

Javier has also been a personal trainer for over 15 years, and is Pilates mat certified, which he commonly incorporates into his therapeutic treatments.  He applies his understanding of exercise, movement, and anatomy to help patients understand the rationale behind their physical therapy treatment, as well as the long-term benefits of maintaining an exercise program for the rest of their lives.

Javier prides himself in educating his patients on proper form and technique, so they may get the most out of their therapy, as well as preventing injuries in the future.

On Saturday mornings, Javier is a coach committee member of New York’s KEEN chapter, overseeing weekend volunteer programs with children of various cognitive and developmental impairments in New York City.

When he’s not in the office, Javier enjoys working on his Pull Up and Deadlift max, cycling up the west side of Manhattan, and cooking new recipes.

Why did you want to become a Physical Therapist?

I became a physical therapist to educate people on the rehabilitative and preventative benefits of physical therapy, to strive to surpass their pre-injury/pre-surgical fitness levels, and to teach people the value of maintaining an active lifestyle throughout their lives.

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