Therapists & Staff
Our approach is always individualized and intelligent. We provide the best in traditional, manual, and manipulative physical therapy. Our techniques are the most modern, research backed and driven therapeutic approaches. Treatment takes place in a comfortable, fully equipped physical therapy facility, located in easily accessible midtown Manhattan.
Rami Jazrawi, DPT, OCS
Dr. Niv graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Hunter College, City University of New York in 1993. He continued his clinical education with the Institute of Physical Therapy (presently a part of the University of St. Augustine), and later on with the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He was awarded a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2003. Dr. Niv has been actively involved in research and development of therapeutic products and treatment methods and is an adjunct professor at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its orthopedic section, as well as the American and the International Academies of Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy. After working at Staten Island University Hospital as a Physical Therapist, a clinical instructor for therapists in training, and as a supervisor of the Bach School and the M.S. clinic, Dr. Niv established Manhattan Sports & Manual Therapy in 1996.
Dr. Rami Jazrawi received his degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro College, 2010. Dr. Jazrawi is also recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, a certification held by less that 10% of all physical therapists. He has continued his education with coursework in gait analysis, functional movement screening, lower extremity loading response and clinical instruction. Rami continues to expand his education with coursework relating to neck and spinal rehabilitation. Rami is passionate about dynamic movement analysis and sport specific rehabilitation.
He has participated in competitive and recreational sports since the age of five and is currently an avid golfer and is passionate about body-weight strength training. Furthermore, he is certified with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) to perform biomechanical swing analysis. On weekends, Rami takes advantage of the outdoors with climbing, hiking, hockey, snowboarding and running.
Yuval graduated from Touro’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the top of his class, receiving multiple awards including the prestigious Maimonides award, and was chosen as the class speaker for the School of Health and Sciences. Yuval has had extensive experience in treating individuals of all backgrounds dealing with complex symptoms and chronic pain. Additionally, Yuval has had the opportunity to work with competitive athletes at various levels, including high school, collegiate, and professional.
Yuval’s passion and appreciation for the human body and holistic health began during his undergraduate studies at UCLA while majoring in anthropology. Yuval believes in treating the whole person and just the diagnosis, with a special emphasis on education and patient empowerment through movement.
When not in the clinic, Yuval loves anything and everything that has to do with basketball, craft beers (especially sours!), and dogs
David received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the College of Staten Island in 2016. He is passionate about healing physical ailments and takes pride in doing so with quality care. He is working on developing his abilities as an orthopedic manual specialist and a clinical instructor. David also dreams of creating a holistic wellness center advocating integration of mind, body and spirit. In his spare time, he loves to teach yoga, read and spend time outdoors.
John graduated from Rutgers University with his Bachelor degree in Exercise Science in 2016 and continued his education at Rutgers to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019. John has always had a strong passion for fitness and sports that he has carried into his professional life. John first discovered physical therapy as a high school athlete looking for a way to return to the field quicker following an injury in order to get back to playing the sport he loved. After seeing the benefits of the rehab process he pursued a career in the field so he could help others return to doing what they love as well. He believes every person, no matter their age or lifestyle, has the capability to incorporate movement and fitness into their life. His goal for patients is to get them back to doing what they enjoy most, no matter whether that is high level recreational activity or being able to lift their child from the floor. John continues to pursue further educational opportunities in manual therapy techniques, functional movement training and return to sport to provide the best possible care for his patients. In his free time John enjoys various forms of weight training and recreational sports including basketball and football.