Dr. Catherine Addonizio, PT, DPT
Dr. Addonizio PT, DPT, is the director of ProKinetics Physical Therapy in the Brooklyn, New York area. She graduated from Long Island University with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree after earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi University.
Dr. Addonizio has practiced in the outpatient setting treating orthopedic and sports injuries, pre and post-operative musculoskeletal disorders, neurologic conditions, and work-related injuries.
Her commitment to individualized treatment and hands-on care has been the driving force of her practice. She has developed a vast skill set in manual therapy, joint manipulations, and postural muscle re-education in order to restore pain-free function. Dr. Addonizio also has clinical experience in working with the pediatric population from infancy to 18 years of age with neurological disorders and/or developmental delay. She has gained this experience through working for the NYC Department of Education and Early Intervention.
Dr. Addonizio has extensive training in treating dance injuries in the pre-professional and professional dance population as well as acrobatics from the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. As a dancer, herself she graduated from Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. She has performed regionally & won competitions nationally and is also a former dance instructor in Brooklyn and Long Island.
Dr. Addonizio is continuously expanding her scope of practice. She is trained in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction using Biofeedback. With this modality, she treats urinary incontinence, symptoms related to pelvic organ prolapse other pelvic disorders. She continues to develop her education in treating women's health disorders. Dr.Addonizio also a certified trainer of the Tupler Technique to treat Diastasis Recti.
Dr. Leah Lichaa PT, DPT
Dr. Lichaa graduated from Long Island University in 2009 earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree after earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology in 2006.
Following graduation, Dr. Lichaa began to develop her skills as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the outpatient setting with a focus in orthopedic and neurologic cases. She enhanced her clinical skills in manual therapy, joint manipulations, and postural muscle re-education in order to restore pain-free function while working with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including pre and post-surgical, cervical and lower back pain, on the job injuries and sports related injuries. While gaining clinical experience Dr. Lichaa also utilized her skills to improve the quality of life and physical function of individuals with neurological conditions.
Since then, Dr. Lichaa has continued to expand her experience by working with the pediatric population within the NYC Department of Education (DOE). With the DOE, Dr. Lichaa's focus has been to maximize the physical function of students with physical disabilities to help them improve their academic performance. Dr. Lichaa has worked closely with students varying in diagnosis from Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and other various developmental delays.
Dr. Lichaa has a broad and diverse scope of practice which she is continuously expanding on through continuing education courses. She has been trained in Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy for Stabilization Training and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lichaa also treats Women’s Health conditions including pelvic floor dysfunction and Diastasis Recti as a Tupler Technique associate.
Dr. Lichaa enjoys working with athletes young and old to allow them to return to their sport. Dr. Lichaa was very athletic while growing up and was on her high school softball team. Her athletic background has allowed her to gain insight into the struggles and disappointments that many athletes go through when they are injured or are experiencing a chronic condition. Dr. Lichaa continues to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.
Charles Watson PTA, CPT, CKPT