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Robert Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS
Chief Clinical Officer at Professional Physical Therapy
Robert Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS is a Founding Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer at Professional Physical Therapy presently with 180 facilities in 5 states as well as the 20,000 square foot state of the art Professional Athletic Performance Center located in Garden City, New York. Rob has 38 years of experience in the related fields of Sports Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, and the Performance Enhancement Training of Athletes. His experience includes the study of the science and art of coaching with National team weightlifters and various National sport team athletes in Bulgaria, the former Soviet Union, and the former East Germany. He previously held the positions as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at St. John’s University of New York, the World League of American Football NY/NJ Knights, and the WUSA NY POWER Women’s Professional Soccer League.
Rob has more than 60 peer reviewed Orthopedic and Sports Medicine research, Sports Physical Therapy research, and Strength and Conditioning journal, book chapter, and book publications. This includes co-editor of a special rehabilitation issue of the journal Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine and his co-authored books The System, Soviet Periodization Adapted for the American Strength Coach, and Basketball Anatomy.
Rob received the 2016 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year Award, the 2015 American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) Lynn Wallace Clinical Educator Award, was elected as one of the inaugural inductees to the 2003 USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame, and received the prestigious National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Presidents Award in 1998. He continues to rehabilitate and train athletes as well as lecture both nationally and internationally on the related topics of Sports Rehabilitation and the Performance Enhancement Training of Athletes.
Robert Shapiro, MA, PT, COMT, NKT
Partner and Director of Clinical Excellence at Professional Physical Therapy
Robert Shapiro graduated summa cum laude from Touro College with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Mr. Shapiro specializes in correcting muscle imbalances, postural alignment, and body mechanics to facilitate full recovery using muscle energy techniques, spinal mobilization/manipulation, prescriptive exercises, strain-counter-strain, myofascial release, Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT), the Hesch Method, and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT). Mr. Shapiro was an adjunct professor at Touro College and New York Institute of Technology.
Jennifer Camhi, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Jennifer received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2005 from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She joined Athletes’ Performance (now rebranded as Exos) in January of 2006. In 2008 she became the Head of Physical Therapy Education, and Manager of Physical Therapy at their flagship location in Phoenix. Jennifer is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, a Functional Movement Screen Certified Specialist, and is certified in Dry Needling for both Pain and Sports Trauma. While at Athletes’ Performance, she had the opportunity to work with top professional and elite-level athletes evaluating dysfunctional movement patterns and focusing on corrective exercises for return to sport activity. Jennifer has lectured in a variety of settings and at national conferences on the topics of functional movement, rehabilitation and return to sports specific activity, both nationally and internationally. Originally from Newport Beach, California, Jennifer completed her undergraduate studies at Oregon State University with a BS in Exercise Science and Athletic Training. She still maintains her athletic training certification in addition to her other credentials.
Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, PT
For over 35 years, Dr. Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, PT of the Hesch Institute has treated individuals suffering from acute & chronic pain from hypomobility and hypermobility/instability from sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and dysfunction in joints throughout the body. Over the course of his career, Dr. Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, PT has developed a whole body approach to evaluation and treatment of connective tissues and joint dysfunction known as the Hesch Method.
The goal of the Hesch Method is to provide an alternative to ineffective long-term treatment commonly referred to as the "treatment roller coaster."