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Dr. Jim Palmer, Concierge Physical Therapist Serving New York City, NY

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My introduction to physical therapy was after a low back injury in 1999, when I gained a new perspective and an appreciation for the amazing resilience of the human body. Moreover, I observed the importance of physical therapy in not just treating the immediate injury, but also in the prevention of future injuries. This is especially relevant to me because as a runner since the eighth grade, I’ve also experienced running-related injuries. 

In 2004, I received my Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Florida, and in 2013 my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Additionally, I have earned specialized certifications in The Mulligan Concept, trigger point dry needling, and Orthopedic Manual Therapy. This additional training has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of manual therapy, which ranges from myo-fascial trigger points to joint repositioning techniques. I believe that prescribing a multifaceted approach will assist in faster and more complete recovery from injuries. As director of physical therapy clinics, I have successfully built my teams upon these treatment techniques and philosophies. I am passionate about developing a personal relationship with my clients to better understand their goals so that together we can create customized rehab and fitness programs.

When I initially started practicing physical therapy, I was shocked at the limited knowledge of my patients regarding basic preventative measures, such as stretching or icing injuries.  This led me to incorporate education with my clients. Although enjoying working with a diversity of clients, I have an affinity towards athletes and runners.  Having suffered from my own assortment of injuries, I am personally and professionally invested in helping others prevent injury and rehabilitate to their fullest potential when injury does occur.

To learn more about me you can read articles I’ve written for the Endometriosis Foundation of America on how you can exercise safely and improve your daily life while coping with endometriosis; and the Positive Effects of Strength Training: Exercise and Hormones.

Free consultations are welcomed, click the red phone or 212-289-1586

Patients often have to wait weeks or months to gain access to providers—long enough for conditions to move from acute to chronic.  I bring physical therapy to you, to meet your wellness goals with the convenience of a mobile service that comes to your home or office.  My goal in delivering you personalized one-on-one care is for you to have a pain-free and healthy lifestyle.  I provide a mobile physical therapy experience to Northern New Jersey and New York City that empowers, educates, and restores balanced healthy movement without the drive to appointments, having to re-schedule your day, or cope with crowds and traffic. – Jim Palmer, Physical Therapist

Meet Sean Joyce, PT, DPT

Sean Joyce is a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Denver, CO. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, in 2017 and has been helping New Yorkers feel, move, and perform better ever since. As a highly competitive athlete in lacrosse, ice hockey, and golf, he has suffered and recovered from his fair share of injuries which is what introduced him to the field of Physical Therapy.

He has undergone extensive training with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) to learn how to best help golfers play pain-free and maximize their potential. Additionally, he has trained with the Postural Restoration Institute, helping him to recognize and restore postural abnormalities and compensation patterns that result in pain and injury. Sean has developed a treatment methodology, including manual therapy and corrective exercise designed to restore proper joint and muscle function to help maximize strength and resilience thereafter.

When Sean isn’t working, he may be found outdoors or traveling. Sean is also an avid golfer who never misses an opportunity to get out for a round of golf. He believes that physical and mental health are the foundations upon which you build and enjoy your life. Moreover, he strives to live the same lifestyle he prescribes to his patients.

Specialized Credentials

  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified: Medical Level 3
  • SFMA Certified: Level 2
  • SuperSpeed Certified: Level 3

Meet Ana Wu Machuca, PT, DPT

Ana Wu Machuca earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Dance and Arts Administration from Butler University in Indiana.  She specializes in pelvic rehabilitation for women’s health, orthopedic injury rehabilitation, and post-operative care.  Ana provides solutions to women suffering from Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Pain, Pain with Intercourse, Pain During Pregnancy, Postpartum Pain and Endometriosis.

She became a physical therapist because she is extremely passionate about helping people, and she truly believes movement is medicine. Her background as a dance educator, combined with manual therapy and therapeutic exercise, guide her treatment philosophy. She aims to raise body awareness, improve posture, and facilitate healing in her patients.

Meet Tracy Adams, PT, DPT

Tracy Adams has been working as a licensed physical therapist for 14 years after earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus. In her career, she has worked in diverse settings including home care (Visiting Nurse Service of New York), outpatient and subacute rehab (Kings County Hospital), outpatient orthopedics (Motion Sports Medicine), and pediatrics (NYC DOE, YAI).  

Tracy finds working with the pediatric population to be very rewarding and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with you and your child to build confidence through exploring and expanding their capacity.

Meet Nicole Gallaway, Executive Assistant

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What clients are saying…..

I started PT with Jim over FaceTime in the height of COVID. I have done a lot of PT, but this is the first PT that feels function oriented and strength building. Jim is encouraging and affable. He is always ready to cheer on my small wins! I highly recommend seeing Jim in-person or online!

Catherine Galateria

Working with Dr. Palmer has been a pleasure. He took time up front to understand my injury, assess where I was stronger and where I was weaker and to talk through what I wanted to achieve. I can’t speak highly enough of Jim. He’s both technically excellent as well as just a genuinely nice person.

Alex Lorton

…. After listening intently to my symptoms and doing some manual tests, Jim realized I had a different injury than the doctor had prescribed.  He recommended fresh strengthening exercises which, combined with his stretching, improved my condition quickly.  Jim also set me up for lasting relief by teaching me how to address the pain if/when it arises again.

Marc Adelberg

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