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.
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.
Rami Jazrawi, DPT, OCS
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.
Dr. Philip Tam graduated from University at Buffalo with his Doctoral of Physical Therapy in 2019. He has extensive clinical experiences working in a number of different settings from providing care for patients in the ICU to working with the pediatric population, as well as, high school, college, and professional athletes. He believes in developing individualized treatment approaches for each of his patients - tailored specifically for their injuries and goals. Philip has taken several courses in pain science, and biomechanics and continues to enrich his knowledge through research. As a Queen’s native Philip spends a lot of time playing basketball - his specialty aside from physical therapy. His dedication to physical therapy was greatly influenced by his love for the sport and his late idol, Kobe Bryant. Growing up watching the sport, Philip witnessed some of the injuries Kobe sustained, which developed his fascination for the human anatomy. Seeing Kobe recover from these injuries through rehabilitation and continue to become a legend inspired Philip to go into the healthcare field. Apart from basketball, he enjoys working out, learning about cars, and hanging out with friends.