Restaurant: La Mela
City: Park City, Utah
Celebrity: Robin Williams
Book: The Hobbit
Sports: Cycling, Football
Raechel is passionate about helping people who want to stay active, and enjoy life outdoors. With a background in Athletic Training, one of her specialties is helping clients make the proper corrections to posture and form while performing prescribed exercises to maximize benefit and effect. Raechel is a NYS licensed Athletic Trainer who earned her degree at Keene State College. Her clinical experience includes patient care during their rehabilitation process as well as on-field coverage for a variety of sports. She also participates in sports injury research and continues to research better standards for testing, diagnosing, and effective treatments.
As an avid runner herself, she enjoys helping all active individuals prevent injury, maintain healthy habits, and reach their personal goals. Raechel also has a growing interest in Pilates and Yoga as part of patients’ improvement to their condition, including concussion management.
Place: Block Island
Restaurant: Anything Italian
Food: Grilled Cheese
City: New York
Film: Home Alone
Singer/Group: Celine Dion
Celebrity: Paul Walker
TV Show: The Office
Marisa holds a passion for helping people develop a healthy and active lifestyle no matter what they have experienced. She strongly believes in the mind-body experience as a whole. She strives to aid people in staying physically and mentally healthy through the practice of yoga, meditation, relaxation, aromatherapy and acupressure. She completed her Yoga Certification at Wilmington Yoga Center and holds a B.S. in Recreational Therapy from East Carolina University. She continues to stay active through exercise such as the practice of yoga and long distance running. She has recently completed her first half marathon and plans to complete another one in the near future. Her clinical experience includes assisting the rehabilitation process of individuals based on their needs, interests and goals. She will continue to educate people on coping mechanisms and help lead them toward an active lifestyle.
Place: The beach/ by a source of water
Restaurant: The Butchers Daughter
Food: I love peanut butter
Singer/Group: can’t choose!
Celebrity: Blake Lively
Book: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Sports: Track, Cross Country
Hobbies: yoga, marathons/running, reading, writing, spending time with friends/ family, photography
Annie not only loves connecting with the patients at Prehab, but she is one! After suffering a torn labrum last spring, she is lucky to be experiencing the expertise of all the Prehab practitioners first hand so she can get her running shoes back on. She is passionate about using her unique experience as both manager and patient to relate to and empathize with everyone who walks through our doors.
Place: Casa de la Roca in Ojochal, Costa Rica
Restaurant: Tartine in the West Village
Food: Chocolate lava cake
City: New York, New York
Film: HBO’s adaptation of Angels in America
Singer/Group: Bob Dylan
Celebrity: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Laura Linney, Matthew McConaughey…the fangirl list goes on.
TV Show: Parks & Recreation, Breaking Bad
Book: The Stand and It by Stephen King
Sports: Football & Olympic swimming, gymnastics, track, & figure skating
Hobbies: Running, yoga, reading, writing, playing with my nephews & niece, and watching movies with my husband
Brad specializes in outpatient orthopedics with a focus on athletes, dancers, and musicians. With a heavy focus on diagnostics, Brad conducts thorough evaluations to help his patients understand the cause of their condition so they can move past their impairment to become pain-free quicker. Having worked as a professional musician for the past 10+ years, Brad has a unique perspective on the needs of patients whose livelihoods depend on physical endurance and well being. Brad holds certifications in Active Release Therapy (ART), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), among others, and is excited to share his skills and passion with the Prehab community.
Restaurant: Taverna Kyclades in Astoria, Queens
City: New York, New York
Film: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Celebrity: Jim Carey
TV Show: Key and Peele
Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf
Hobbies: Sports, playing music, video games
His cool, humorous, and laid back approach makes James a patient favorite, while his attention to detail and thorough evaluations establish him as one of the best clinicians for Prehab. James is a specialist who cares about returning people to their peak performance and enjoyment of life. He has more than 17 years of clinical experience and works hand in hand with Dr. Gometz in providing excellent care and delivering results.
James San Pedro attended the University of Santo Tomas for Mechanical Engineering and Rehabilitation Institute for Physical Therapy, Philippines.
His background in physical therapy, continued education in sports related injury and his experience, make him an expert diagnostician. When he is not at the office he is working as a first responder and an athletic trainer for an elite Prep school in the Upper Eastside, polishing his experience in dealing with sports injuries and devising methods of injury prevention. He has an uncanny and ingenious way of adapting and customizing treatment specifically for his patient’s needs and functionality. His patients praise him as “a gem at Prehab.”
Functional Movement Assessment based approach to Prehabilitation and post injury treatment.
He is married and has three daughters.
Place: Galápagos Islands
Restaurant: Shuko in NYC
City: New York City
Film: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Singer/Group: The Carpenters/Back Street Boys
Celebrity: Elon Musk
Book: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Sports: Boxing, NFL, MMA, EPL, PGA, MLB, NBA
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Hobbies: Mountain Biking, Nature Trekking
Arsen specializes in helping active adults and athletes who are looking to maximize their health and performance with a customized Prehab program. At Prehab, Arsen found the perfect environment to inspire his patients with a platform of abundant tools. He is a strong advocate for an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare, collaborating with the patients’ current doctor, our athletic trainer, yoga instructor, chiropractor, acupuncturist, and massage therapist, to improve outcomes.
His patients constantly compliment his ability to use manual techniques, restorative releases and customized skills to accelerate healing.
Dr. Arsen Virobyan, DPT completed his doctorate in physical therapy at Touro College with high honors and is now on track towards a certification in Functional Manual Therapy through the Institute of Physical Art.
At Prehab, you will frequently catch Arsen using instrument assisted techniques for mobilizations as well as the TRX suspension trainer to build functional strength and stability. He believes that a comprehensive full body assessment and treatment system that is founded on automatic core engagement and functional movement patterns is the best approach to returning you back to optimal physical performance without pain.
He has experience working with runners, basketball players, golfers, mixed martial arts fighters, and adults training in crossfit, kettlebells, weightlifting, bootcamp, yoga, pilates, barre class, and other group exercise classes.
Arsen is in fact an inspiration, not only to his patients but also his co-workers. He is a great team member, dedicated and passionate representative of Prehab.
Personal Goals and Interests:
Continue specialist education through the Institute of Physical Art, use of Instrumented assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques, yoga and mastering theory of regional interdependence for cervical/thoracic/shoulder injuries, and strain counter strain.
He is actively developing conservative methods to help patients avoid surgery.
Place: McCarren Park, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Restaurant: Tacuba Cantina Mexicana in Astoria Queens
Food: Bar burger with rosemary fries
City: Brooklyn, New York
Film: The Matrix
Celebrity: Joe Rogan
TV Show: Game of Thrones
Book: Anatomy Trains by Thomas Myers
Sports: MMA/UFC; Favorite Fighter: Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone
Hobbies: Hiking, basketball, drawing/painting
April joined us at the beginning of 2019 to complete our wellness team as our acupuncturist. She is passionate about delivering great care and results to her patients. Her techniques are effective at reducing the effects of Allergies, Fatigue, Stress, Insomnia, Constipation, Digestive Disorder, Menstrual Disorder, Pain Management and Weight Loss.
Place: The Beach (preferably when it is warm)
Restaurant: David’s Brisket
Food: lobster, watermelon, my mom’s empanadas and Spanish rice
Holiday: My Birthday
City: Tokyo, Japan
Film: The Last Dragon
Singer/Group: Too many greats: Erykah Badu, Thelonious Monk, Janelle Monae and Anderson Paak
Celebrity: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Book: The Four Agreements- Miguel Ruiz
Sports: I am from Boston so: New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Bruins, Red Sox
Team: changes with the seasons, now the Celtics
Hobbies: reading, watching movies/shows, dancing
Rebecca specializes in personalized care to help clients lose weight and manage diseases while still enjoying foods they love! She has experience in weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and maternal and infant nutrition. Rebecca is passionate about teaching people that eating healthy does not have to be difficult or expensive. A registered dietitian, Rebecca also holds an MPH from Hunter College, a BS in Nutrition from Cornell University, and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. In her free time, you can find Rebecca creating in the kitchen and taking many pictures of her food for her Instagram account (follow her @onemealahead), sweating it out at the gym, or walking the city searching for the best new ice cream spot.
Place: Belvedere Castle, Central Park
Restaurant: River Park
Food: Eggplant Parmesan
City: Florence, Italy
Film: Father of the Bride
Singer/Group: Bruce Springsteen
Celebrity: Sarah Jessica Parker
Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Sports: Basketball, football, hockey
Team: Los Angeles Lakers, USC Trojans, New York Islanders
Hobbies: cooking, working out, traveling
Alexis is from Houston, Texas and moved to New York City two years ago to attend Marymount Manhattan College as a Business student with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Alexis is a certified Pilates instructor and teaches group classes and private sessions at Balanced Pilates NYC and Upper East Side Fitness. She is trained to work with pre/post natal clients as well as clients recovering from injuries. Alexis has a passion for health and fitness and loves sharing this passion with all of her clients thru her classes!
Place: Cancun, Mexico
Restaurant: Any Mexican food!!!
Film: Pitch Perfect
Singer/Group: Whitney Houston
Celebrity: Jennifer Aniston
TV Show: The Office
Sports: Baseball and Football
Hobbies: Pilates and staying active!