Dr. Daniel Giordano, DPT, CSCS

CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

Dan received his Doctor of Physical Therapy honors from the prestigious New York University and quickly progressed his professional career in sports & orthopedic rehabilitation at a highly regarded physical therapy center in NYC. His high service standard, quality of care and outstanding results led him to the corporate world. Dan became a wellness concierge - acting as physical therapist, strength & conditioning specialist, and health coach for a respected hedge fund in NYC.  It was here that Dan realized that this investment in health should be available to everyone and so he developed the Bespoke Treatments Physical Therapy model.

Bespoke Treatments' fantastic results lie in Dan's treatment approach.  The foundation being the importance of manual therapy, which means to manipulate the affected tissues at every level.  He uses a mix of muscle energy techniques, massage, fascial mobilization and muscle activation to remove restrictions and adhesions that are responsible for the pain and disfunction.  (He loves to geek out about your injury, so make sure you ask lots of questions - especially the one about Wolff's Law.)  Once the restrictions have been removed, the tissues realigned and the function restored its time for the strength and conditioning component to play its part.  Not only will the Bespoke Treatment eliminate pain and restore function - we'll do so while you work at being the athlete your were, are or aspire to be! Dan embraces everybody and fully understands that everyone is unique, therefore, whether you are a Runner, Yogi, Soul Cycle Stud, The Fhitting Room Rockstar, Cross Fit Athlete, Mathlete, Obstacle Course competitor, a Heroic Mom (because all moms are) or simply wishing to maintain a pain free quality of life - Dan will have a Bespoke Treatment Plan for you. Daniel has had the opportunity to work with and consult on rehabilitation and strength & conditioning programs for many CEOs, Broadway performers, professional, NCAA, and Olympic athletes. He specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, Pain management, Graston technique, fascial movement taping (Rocktape) and Kinesio taping.

Member of the medical team at the: 

  • 2016 USA Track & Field Olympic Trials
  • 2016 IAAF Track and Field World Indoor Championships
  • 2016 USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships
  • 2016 North East CrossFit Regional Finals
  • 2015 USA Track & Field Outdoor National Championships
  • 2015 North East CrossFit Regional Finals
  • 2015 NYRR Millrose Games - University of Oregon Track and Field Team
  • 2015 Nike+ Run Club Global Coaches Summit on the topic of "Prevention and Rehabilitation of top running injuries" Guest Speaker
  • 2014 IAAF Track and Field World Junior Championships
  • 2012 USA Track & Field Olympic Trials
  • 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships
  • 2011 Quick Silver Pro Surfing Championships
  • 2011 Tribeca Film Festival NY Fest Soccer Day

Other Achievements: Co-Founder of Bespoke Treatments, Co-Founder of ROVE goods, 2007 Wagner College Division 1 Wrestling Team, 2006 Wagner College L. Willard Knight Award, 2005 Wagner College Inter- Fraternity Council Award, Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society, 2003 Donald Currie Memorial Award for Academic Excellence, 2003 NY State Senate Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award

Education: 

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – New York University
  • Bachelors of Art – Wagner College

Certifications:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist in New York, Washington, Oregon, and California
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA
  • Fascial Movement Taping - Certified RockTape Doc
  • Graston Technique Provider
  • Basic Life Support - First Aid/ CPR/ AED
  • Certified Pilates Mat Instructor

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Dr. kATHERINE hARPER, dpt, BSC

Katie received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Long Island University-Brooklyn, eager to delve deeper into sports orthopedic rehabilitation so she could share her enthusiasm for movement. Katie is a strong believer that quality of care is provided by understanding the person as a whole, and feels that pain/dysfunction should be observed from many angles. She believes that it is important to appreciate the work that goes into the recovery process, and has attended multiple continuing education courses to broaden her horizons. 

Outside of the clinic, Katie maintains an active lifestyle. Throughout her high school/college days, her past experiences include lacrosse, field hockey, track & field, as well as swimming and diving. Since leaving college, her athletic pursuits have been geared towards the CrossFit and weightlifting community. 

Her enthusiasm for the sport of CrossFit and weightlifting continued throughout physical therapy school, in which she decided to pursue her CrossFit Level 1 certification. She began coaching at CrossFit South Brooklyn in 2015, where she currently teaches group class, holds private training sessions, and competes in local meets/fitness competitions. She found coaching CrossFit to be the perfect complement to physical therapy, as it has accelerated her ability to explore and understand human movement. All in all, Katie is excited to have found the best of both worlds, where she is able to help people of all ages bridge the gap between rehabilitation and lifelong wellness/fitness.

Education: 

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Long Island University
  • Bachelors of Science – University of Maryland

Certifications:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist in New York
  • Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Provider
  • Graston Technique Provider
  • Fascial Movement Taping - Certified RockTape Doc Specialist I
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer

Achievements:

  • ActiveLife Staff
  • Senior CrossFit South Brooklyn Instructor
  • Competitive CrossFit Athelte
  • Level 1 Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting

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DR. Emily LESINSKI, DPT

Emily earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, graduating summa cum laude, from New York University where she also completed her Bachelor's in Psychology. Upon graduating, she worked for several years in large private practice clinics and was promoted to a clinical directorship, until May 2016 when she left that position to treat patients independently. Emily's professional path was strongly influenced by her core belief in one-on-one attention, and a rehabilitation program designed for the whole patient and not just his or her diagnosis. She has experience treating orthopedic diagnoses from the temporomandibular joint (jaw) to the metatarsals (feet and toes). She treats both surgical and non-surgical cases, and previously worked with the pediatric population. 

From a young age, Emily was interested in body movement and an active lifestyle. She grew up dancing competitively from the age of 6 and practiced ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance, and rode horses hunter-jumper style as a teenager. Aside from working in the PT clinic, Emily is a yoga teacher, currently teaching three regular classes per week at Warrior Bridge studio in the South Street Seaport district, where she also teaches a series of anatomy workshops for instructors. She is currently obsessed with Acroyoga, which has origins in partner acrobatics and yoga, practices Ashtanga, Rocket and Bikram yoga, and strength trains regularly. Her yoga practice influences her clinical practice, which always includes elements of breathing and body awareness. She lives in Brooklyn with her dog, Stella, and her cat, Scout, and is totally in love with New York City.

Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy - New York University
  • Bachelor of Arts - New York University

Certifications:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist in New York
  • RYT 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
  • Basic Life Support - First Aid/ CPR/ AED
  • SFMA - Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Rocktape Functional Movement Specialist I/II

Achievements:

  • Maitland manual therapy coursework 
  • Institute of Physical Arts core training and PNF strategies courses
  • Warrior Bridge Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
  • Acro Yoga Instructor

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