Specialists in dance injury rehabilitation
Our mission is to provide you with the highest level of care to keep performing the activities you love to do and promote growth toward a healthy lifestyle. WSDPT offers Physical Therapy and other wellness services for those recovering from injury or surgery, as well as those looking to establish healthier habits and lifestyles.
Started in 1986 by Marika Molnar, WSDPT was originally established to provide care for professional dancers. The staff at WSDPT, as a team, provides Physical Therapy and injury management services to New York City Ballet (NYCB) and the School of American Ballet (SAB). Through the years, the practice has expanded so that we have been able to accommodate non-dancers as well and expand our services to the larger community.
We pride ourselves on a well-trained staff, many with specialist certificates, who are continually expanding their knowledge and skill base through continuing education and teaching. The physical therapists at WSDPT are not only active in teaching our own “Dance Medicine Practicum” series, but frequently teach at various ballet schools, dance companies and conferences.
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"Westside Dance Physical Therapy is a healing facility that feels like a family. They spend ample time and energy with each individual ensuring that one feels completely taken care of and at ease. Personally, I would not have been able to have such a healthy career thus far if it hadn't been for Westside. I trust them wholeheartedly and owe them for literally keeping me on my toes throughout the years!"
- PRINCIPLE DANCER, NYC BALLET
One of our goals at Westside Dance is to provide our community with opportunities to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. In addition to Physical Therapy, we offer many health and wellness services including massage therapy, acupuncture, Pilates and wellness classes.
We welcome all individuals to participate in our wellness services as they are not restricted to current patients
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At Westside Dance we believe in staying up to date with the current science and concepts in the field of dance medicine. We are enthusiastic about sharing our experiences working with professional dancers and pass on the knowledge and expertise in providing the best care for this population. We are proud to offer a comprehensive continuing education series and provide many resources for dance medicine practitioners, as well prospective Physical Therapy students
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To inquire about our Physical Therapy, wellness services, classes or our career advancement opportunities please call us or use the form below to request more information to see how we can meet your needs.