Logo, Therapeutic Inspirations - Physical Therapist

(212) 490-3800
145 East 32nd St
New York Location
New York, New York 10016

(212) 490-3800
New York Location
144 E 44th Street
New York, NY 10017

(914) 358-1233
Westchester Location
220 North Central Ave
Hartsdale, NY 10530

Therapeutic Inspirations

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Our Staff

We provide Quality Care by employing only NYS licensed Physical Therapist.  You will never work with a therapy assistant or exercise specialist at our facility.  We believe the relationship between a therapist and a patient is very personal and therefore we strive for continuity of care.  The same therapist who evaluates you, will treat you through your course of rehabilitation and until you meet your Goals!!

We want to be on YOUR team of health care professionals ensuring that you meet YOUR GOALS!


Experience to Count on

 All our on-site physical therapists are qualified and professionally required to:

• Perform a functional comprehensive evaluation of the patient's specific injury and WHOLISTIC motion pattern.
• Collaborate with patient to formulate a diagnosis, prognosis, and plan.
• We are experienced with direct access patients. We often collaborate with our fellow therapist but can also determine when a patient needs to be referred to another health-care professional.
• Implement a physical therapist intervention/treatment program.
• Determine the outcomes of any interventions/treatments.
• Make recommendations for self-management.


View our Testimonials


Brian McCaffery
Leena Chaudhari
Swati Pirke
Sue Cavanagh
Alexandra Malkin, MSPT

Ali Malkin, MSPT

Ali is a NY licensed Physical therapist who graduated from Boston University's Sargent College of Allied Health Studies with a Master's Degree in Physical therapy.

Since graduation, she has been winning over the hearts of her patients while helping them recover from a multitude of physical impairments.

Ali is committed to offering a personal approach to physical therapy built upon the creation of individualized treatment plans for each patient. Each customized plan includes integrative combinations of manual therapy techniques, exercise regimens and patient education as appropriate. Ali has extensive experience utilizing skilled hands-on techniques and is certified with Kinesiotape and ROCK tape methods.

Ali believes in custom tailoring a patients program from a holistic perspective of treating the whole patient, rather than just the specific point of pain or injury. This is done in order to better assist patients in their recovery from any current injury or condition. It is also help them avoid future pain or re-injury and return quicker to their necessary or desired activity. Ali has been recently credentialed as a Graston Certified Provider.

When not treating patients Ali is mom to 2 elementary school kids. She is a passionate yoga practitioner and enjoys outdoor activity especially during the NY summers!

I treated with Ali. This place is great! The service I received was much more than I expected. Ali is very attentive. She makes sure to take an interest you as a person which makes the whole process so much easier. It felt like I was going to see a friend when I had my appointments and missed her once my treatment was complete but alas my ankle was no longer in need of therapy. Who knew therapy could be fun? Charlotte M.

Not only is she a knowledgeable professional, she is incredibly personable. Honestly, my PT appointment was almost fun. I highly recommend! - Rebecca N.

Ali was seriously incredible. She listened to me and recommended wonderful steps to help with my hip pain. I will continue seeing her until I have healed from my injury and I cannot recommend her enough. Knowledgeable, with a wonderful bedside manner and easy to talk to. - Regina H.

I have only had one appointment, but I am already very impressed, and I feel comfortable that I am in the right hands. She seemed extremely knowledgeable, particularly regarding my specific condition & refreshingly candid. I have already scheduled my next three appointments with her!
- A Verified Patient

I just had a great first appointment and I've already seen tremendous improvement is my flexibility and range of motion. She is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, with an excellent bedside manner! - Peter B.

Ali was fantastic. I was seen immediately with a last-minute appointment due to severe back and neck pain. She was thorough, knowledgeable, and compassionate. - Mary C.

Brian Lau, DPT

Brian Laue, DPT

Brian strives to provide the best care possible!  His focus is solely toward the restoration of physical function & quality of life of his patients. He finds no greater satisfaction than helping his patients achieve what they thought they could never regain.

He began this journey by earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. As a physical therapist, Brian is always

striving to advance his skills by taking continuing education courses and studying techniques use by leaders in the world of physical therapy including Dr. Brian Mulligan, Dr. Shirley Sahrrman, Dr. Mckenzie, and Maitland.  Brian is proficient in the GRASTON TECHNIQUE for stretching connective tissue and muscle fibers.

When not treating patients, Brian is an avid Sport spectator of UFC and fan of all NY local teams.

Brian's analysis of my pain and condition and explanation was excellent. He did a great job managing my expectations to get me back to sport. I recommend him to all of my friends.  - Joanne S.

Brian was very knowledgeable, thorough and kind- I left feeling so much better and optimistic about my situation! He is great to work with, and really wants to manage the underlying problems rather than get a quick fix. Would recommend to anybody- he's great! - Emily D.

Very thorough. Will explain everything in detail. - Wambui M.

Friendly and optimistic! - A Verified Patient

Sue Cavanagh

Sue Cavanagh

Susan is a strong believer in high quality patient centered care. She uses a variety of manual techniques to mobilize and manipulate soft tissue and joint structures to improve tissue extensibility, increase range of motion, and modulate pain and inflammation. Susan's experience with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation also allows her to improve motor performance of soft tissue. In addition to using manual techniques, Susan uses therapeutic exercise and modalities and a hands-on approach to help her patients achieve their goals.

Susan began her journey at Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Upon graduating she received the Dean's Award for Clinical Excellence. Since graduation, she has participated in continuing education courses offered by the Institute of Physical Art and C&M OrthoSports to expand her knowledge relating to manual techniques and to stay current with evidence based practice.

She was friendly, thorough, helpful. - Samantha C.

It was great. She was attentive, and informative, I felt she took good care of me and I look forward to my next.  - Jonas V.

Good neck massage & explanation of purpose of exercises. - Kelsey L.

It was great and I truly feel that even in one visit my time & efforts were completely satisfied. I've been a patient for years and I always feel stronger and in less pain when I leave. Each doctor knows so well how to help every
specific pain I may have. - Courtney V.

Very productive, detailed instructions. - Peter L.

My visits have been very informative. I feel like I haven't been given answers that properly, explained a path to take to get back on the field when I wanted and fully understand what's happening until I came here. Now I actually understand more about what's happening and how to fix it.
- Brian L.

Brian McCaffrey

Brian McCaffrey

Brian has been part of the Therapeutic Inspirations family for 10 years! His unique brand of charm and skill are a continuous asset to his loyal patient base and new patients alike. He blends manual and hands on therapy with therapeutic exercise to help patients return to pain free life. Brian is an avid golfer and fisherman.

Swati Phirke

Swati Phirke

Swati has earned Bachelors degrees in Physical Therapy from University of Pune, India and a Master's in Applied Public Health Nutrition from The Karolina Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. She is an NY licensed PT and has 10 years of work experience.

Swati believes in a comprehensive and integrated approach to optimize movement and restore function. She utilizes different manual and soft tissue mobilization techniques, therapeutic exercises, modalities and patient education to help manage pain and restore function. She is a Garston Technique provider and a certified Rock tape provider.

In her free time, Swati loves to cook and likes to travel.

Elana Sidorina

Elana Sidorina

Elana Sidorina graduated from Long Island University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She enjoys working in an outpatient setting, focusing on non or post-operative rehab, as well as sports injuries and chronic pain issues. She treats a myriad of medical concerns focusing on each client individually by performing thorough physical examinations and diagnosis while aiming toward treatments using non-surgical methods.

Dr. Sidorina is also a Certified Pilates Instructor and is an expert at incorporating Pilates and yoga into her treatment sessions. A skilled clinician, she actively engages in educating patients about their health and how they can incorporate some basic exercises in their daily lives to ease their pain.  Elana understands that speedy relief is a highly valuable aspect of pain and mobility management and ensures that recuperation can be brought about quickly through her skilled therapeutic techniques.

Dr. Sidorina studied theater, dance, and voice, and continues to perform throughout New York City and the Tri-state area. She believes that continued movement is essential to a healthy lifestyle, and is newly learning the circus arts of aerial silks and aerial hoop.

Contact us, for a Physical Therapist that cares about your needs and progress.