Dr. Jim Palmer, Concierge Physical Therapist Serving New York City, NY
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.
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 Matthew Elliot, PT, DPT
I received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Bradley University in 2016 and spent the next two years with a company that specializes in manual treatments. During this time, I took several continuing education courses in Manual Therapy to refine my techniques in Myofascial release, Therapeutic Taping, Joint Mobilizations and Manipulations, Trigger Point Dry Needling, and Therapeutic Cupping. Over the following three years, I continued to practice while managing multiple clinics. Most recently, I practiced in Naples, FL, and treated several aging golf and tennis athletes. This population is ultimately what stimulated my passion for optimizing health, as their neurovascular and hormonal systems were less equipped to address their healing needs. Currently, I am obtaining a specialty in Manual Therapy through the Institute of Advanced Manual Therapy. My deep desire to help my patients improve their lives, coupled with my joy in seeing progress — make my work with my patients a most rewarding experience.
Growing up, I was surrounded by physical therapy as members of my family recovered from ailments such as whiplash, complex regional pain syndrome, and sports related injuries. These personal experiences have allowed me to see the importance of therapy in returning or progressing to the active life you enjoy, whether it’s weight lifting, walking along the East River, or holding your loved ones.
Through personal and professional experiences, I have learned that the typical injury needs more than just one type of treatment. That’s why I combine traditional Physical Therapy exercises with hands-on treatments, such as Active Release Techniques (ART) , therapeutic cupping, manual stretching, joint mobilizations/manipulations, and taping. I also have a passion for health and healing optimization, and I frequently incorporate in my practice patient education regarding diet, supplements, natural methods of hormone regulation, sleep, and thermodynamics. This multimodal treatment approach to injury optimizes progress while shortening recovery time.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy exploring the city with my dog, making small batch home brew, and traveling with my wife to South America. I also dedicate a fair amount of my free time to personal health and wellness by exercising daily and eating healthy. Over the years, I have personally explored vegetarianism, veganism, Blue Zone Diet, and carnivorism, while researching the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Meet Assistant, Rachel Berry
Hi! My name is Rachel Berry, and I am currently finishing up my final semester at Southern Adventist University toward an associate degree in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. I have been working for Dr. Palmer for over a year as a virtual assistant, designing newsletters, and managing social media. Combining my love for creativity with my passion for physical therapy has been such a wonderful opportunity! I’m greatly looking forward to my graduation in December ’21 and starting my career!
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