MOTION: Midtown East

MOTION: Midtown East

MOTION Midtown East is a physical and occupational therapy clinic located in Manhattan, New York.

Services Include:

  • Hand & Upper Extremity Center
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Telehealth
  • Work Injury Management
Specialty Certifications:
Athletic Training, Ergonomics, Hand (CHT), Kinesiotaping, Lymphedema, Myofascial Decompression (Cupping), Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Sports, Strength and Conditioning, Titleist Performance Institute

Affiliated with:

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Brian W. Chech
PT, DPT, CSC
Physical Therapist

Brian W. Chech, PT, DPT, CSCS, CKTP, earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition from The University of Scranton. Brian then went on to study at Touro College to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Brian’s clinical experience includes a variety of physical therapy settings such as New York Presbyterian Columbia, Symbio physiotherapy, a private outpatient orthopedic specialty clinic, and MOTION sports medicine, formerly known as STAR, treating an array of orthopedic cases. When Brian isn’t working, he enjoys running, weightlifting, hiking, and exploring NYC with friends and family.

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Kevin Kay
PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
Regional Director

Kevin Kay, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Multi-Site Manager for Motion Sports Medicine’s Manhattan and Brooklyn locations. He graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Biology in 2003. He continued his education at NYU and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006. In 2009 Kevin was awarded certification as a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist from The American Physical Therapy Association and in 2012 he added his verification as a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Kevin is also certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He specializes in treating hip labral tear/impingement related conditions and works extensively with hip surgeons rehabilitating patients with arthroscopic repairs. He also serves as a Master Clinician and guest lecturer at NYU’s physical therapy program. Recreationally, Kevin enjoys playing volleyball, basketball and cycling.

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Kevin Murtagh
PT, DPT
Clinic Director

Kevin Murtagh, PT, DPT, is licensed to practice in the state of New York and has been practicing for 3 years. He has experience in working with orthopedic, sports medicine, pre/post-operative care and geriatrics in a outpatient setting. Kevin works alongside a team of physical therapists for the Rugby United New York professional rugby team in sideline and in-clinic treatment of players. In his spare time, Kevin keeps physically active with long-distance running and weightlifting.

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Irene Lee
PT, DPT, SCS, CKTP
MOTION Director of Mentorship and Education

Irene Lee, PT, DPT, is a Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, HSS Rehabilitation Credentialed Advanced Hip Specialist, Certified Kinesio Taping practitioner, Certified in Myofascial Decompression (“cupping”), certified by Motivations Inc. program for Certification in Medical Screening for Rehabilitation (CMSR), and MOTION PT Group’s Director of Clinical Education and Mentorship. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York University. Irene gained a wide variety of experience in sports/orthopedics, acute care and acute neuro rehab from several esteemed hospital and private clinic settings in NYC and in NJ.

Her love and involvement in sports, such as soccer, rugby, yoga, tennis and swimming, is continued by being one of the medical providers for Rugby United New York (a professional rugby league in NYC), as well as volunteering as Medical staff for events such as the New York City Marathon, American Volleyball Professions tournament, NYC Cup soccer tournament, and Play Rugby USA tournaments. Irene has been invited numerous times to join the Sports Medicine staff at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO to assist Team USA athletes prepare for the summer and winter Olympics. Outside of Motion Midtown East, Irene enjoys yoga/aerial yoga, cooking and baking, watching movies and being outdoors.

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Morgyne Martinez
PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Morgyne Martinez, PT, DPT, is licensed to practice in the state of New York and has been practicing for two years. She has experience in the treatment of sports medicine, outpatient orthopedic cases, and neurological conditions at outpatient facilities. Morgyne has taken and is familiar with taping techniques, running rehabilitation programs, manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, Parkinson’s rehabilitation and balance and gait training.

Morgyne’s passion to pursue her career as a physical therapist was influenced by her time around therapists that rehabilitated her younger brother who suffered a stroke at a young age, as well as, her own rehabilitation experience and participation in various sports. In her spare time, Morgyne enjoys participating in workout classes, running, hiking, attending sporting events and spending time with friends and family.

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Josh Weber
PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Joshua Weber, PT, DPT, earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology from Touro College where he continued in Touro College to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Joshua’s clinical experience includes a wide variety of physical therapy settings such as Mount Sinai Hospital acute care cardiothoracic ICU as well as South Nassau Community Hospital acute orthopedic and neurology floors for patients following joint replacement surgeries andstrokes or spinal cord injuries.

Joshua has also spent time at various outpatient orthopedic physical therapy facilities throughout Queens and Long Island before joining the Motion team. On his free time, Joshua enjoys skiing, hiking, travelling, and exploring NYC with friends and family.

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Anthony Sacramento
PT, DPT, CSCS, CKTP
Physical Therapist

Anthony Sacramento, PT, DPT, is licensed to practice in the state of New York and has been practicing for four years. Anthony is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, FMS Certified, Myofascial Decompression Certified, a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner, SFMA Certified, SMART Tools Certified, and a Credentialed Clinical Instructor.

Anthony has over 20 years experience as a competitive gymnast. During his undergraduate years, he competed on the varsity men’s gymnastics team and is a 3x All-American Division I athlete with 4 consecutive Big 10 team titles and an NCAA team title. He is a current practitioner of Taekwondo and Hapkido. Anthony is interested in the role physical therapy can play not just in rehabilitation, but also in preventative care and to enhance the skills and lives of any persons or athletes.

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Alexandra Kahn
PT, DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist

Anthony Sacramento, PT, DPT, is licensed to practice in the state of New York and has been practicing for four years. Anthony is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, FMS Certified, Myofascial Decompression Certified, a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner, SFMA Certified, SMART Tools Certified, and a Credentialed Clinical Instructor.

Anthony has over 20 years experience as a competitive gymnast. During his undergraduate years, he competed on the varsity men’s gymnastics team and is a 3x All-American Division I athlete with 4 consecutive Big 10 team titles and an NCAA team title. He is a current practitioner of Taekwondo and Hapkido. Anthony is interested in the role physical therapy can play not just in rehabilitation, but also in preventative care and to enhance the skills and lives of any persons or athletes.

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Emma Petkofsky
MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Emma Petkofsky, MS, OTR/L is a graduate of New York University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Originally from Virginia, she attended the University of Virginia and received a B.S.Ed in Kinesiology with a concentration in sports medicine. She became interested in rehabilitation after working in recreational therapy programs including therapeutic horseback riding, adaptive swimming and tennis programs.

After volunteering in a hand therapy clinic as an undergraduate student she developed a strong interest in upper extremity rehabilitation and was able to further explore this interest with a clinical affiliation at Motion Midtown East. After graduating she gained experience with inpatient rehabilitation at Kings County Hospital before returning to Midtown East. When she is not in the clinic she loves to explore NYC through two of her favorite pastimes, running and eating.

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Costantinos “Gus” Stamboulis
MS, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-UE, CKTP
Occupational Therapist

Costantinos (Gus) Stamboulis, MS, OTR/L, CLT-UE, CKTP is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. During clinical affiliations, Gus was able to explore various settings which included acute hospital care at North Shore – LIJ, orthopedics, mental health settings, sub-acute rehab and sports medicine, including a clinical affiliation with MOTION-Midtown East.

During his time at MOTION, Gus developed a passion for upper extremity rehabilitation and treatment. Gus has certifications in Upper Extremity Lymphedema Therapy and Kinesio Taping. In his leisure time, Gus enjoys traveling, playing basketball, and spending time with friends and family.