Pamela Morrison Physical Therapy is a physical-therapist-owned practice. We are located in Manhattan, New York and lower Westchester, New York. We are deeply committed to providing high quality patient care for orthopedic, pelvic floor, neurologic, and women's and men's health issues. Our treatment programs focus on one-on-one, hands - on treatment by an elite, highly trained physical therapist. You are evaluated and treated by one of our expert physical therapists. We pride ourselves in that all our physical therapists have advanced certifications and degrees to utilize advanced manual skills and techniques with every patient. We are all trained in using computerized biofeedback, Real-time ultrasound, and other state of the art modalities for pain relief and muscle re-education. Choosing our practice means that you are choosing physical therapy experts to help you. We look forward to meeting you and working together to achieve your optimal health and functional status.
Dr. Pamela Morrison Wiles, PT, MS, BCA-PMD (Pelvic Floor Biofeedback Certified), DPT, IMTC For more than 18 years, Dr. Morrison Wiles has been practicing in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine, andpelvic health issues.She earned a BA in biology, psychology, and completed the program in athletic training at the University of Stony Brook, New York in 1991. Dr. Morrison Wiles achieved a BS in physical therapy in 1993 from DownstateMedicalCenterin New York, as well as an advanced master’s degree in orthopedic physical therapy from Touro College, New Yorkin 1999. Dr. Morrison Wiles has completed all courses given by the Instituteof Physical Artson functional manual therapy re-education and mobilization techniques. Certified as a specialist in pelvic muscle dysfunction biofeedback, she has also completed training in real-time ultrasound imaging for lumbar and pelvic dysfunction. She has completed a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at TouroCollegein 2006 with research completed in physical therapy evaluative findings in patients with vulvar pain. Dr. Morrison Wiles has also completed a Certification in Integrative Manual Therapy at the ConnecticutSchoolfor Integrative Manual Therapy in 2006. She has attended more than 80 continuing education courses and lectures in many topics including pelvic floor dysfunction, women's and men's health issues, pelvic and low back pain, visceral/urogenital manipulation, sports injuries, prenatal/postpartum issues, craniosacral therapy, vulvar diseases, nutrition, and advanced manual therapies.
Dr. Morrison Wiles has lectured at Johns Hopkins University, the New York Academy of Medicine, The School of Integrative Manual Therapy, and Touro College's Transitional Physical Therapy Doctorate Program on the topics of vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, treatment of pelvic pain, biofeedback, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and myofascial release. She has also presented research on the topics of women’s sexual pain, vulvar pain, and manual therapy for infertility at international medical and physical therapy conferences. She is a member of many organizations such as the National Vulvodynia Association, International Pelvic Pain Society, Interstitial Cystitis Association, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and the American Physical Therapy Association. As an active participant on their Vulvar Pain Task Force, she has devised evaluation and treatment algorithms for vulvar pain. Dr. Morrison Wiles was inducted as a fellow into the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases as an expert in her field in 2007. She has been cited as an expert in pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and pudental neuralgia by PT Advance Magazine, Today in PT, the National Vulvodynia Association, the Interstitial Cystitis Association, and the American Physical Therapy Association, and on medical radio talk shows. She has also been cited as an expert in low back pain exercises by international women’s health magazines. Dr. Morrison Wiles is a reviewer for papers and research studies for the Journal of Sexual Medicine and theNational Vulvodynia Association. In 2011, Dr. Morrison was recruited by the American Physical Therapy Association (Section on Women's Health) to be a national instructor on pelvic pain and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. She will be instructing fellow physical therapists on how to care for this patient population. Above all, she is committed to providing the best possible care for her patients by continually updating herself and her staff on new medical advances and treatment techniques.
Luba Starostiak, PT, OCS
Luba Starostiak earned her Bachelor of Science in physical Therapy from Hunter College the City University of New York in 1991 and was awarded her Certification of Orthopedic Specialty from The American Physical Therapy Association in 2000. Joining Pamela Morrison Therapy in 2009, she brings 17 years of experience in a variety of settings including specialty hospitals, health care centers and private practices where she specialized in orthopedics. Staying current on new trends and techniques, Luba attends several continuing education courses every year in a variety of specialized areas including women’s issues, orthopedics and joint issues. With her exceptional experience and desire to continue learning, Luba is a great addition to the team.
Rivka Friedman, PT, MS, DPT
Rivka Friedman earned her Master’s and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from SUNY Downstate Medical Center with Honors: Cum Laude, Dean’s List. She joined Pamela Morrison Physical Therapy in 2011. She has attended many continuing education courses in the areas of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, spinal and pelvic stability, pelvic pain, pregnancy issues, and postpartum rehabilitation. She has completed a three year residency in manual orthopedic physical therapy. Her areas of clinical expertise include manual techniques such as myofascial release, joint mobilization, strain-counterstrain, neural tension releases, scar mobilization, and neuromuscular re-education. Rivka has extensive experience in treating orthopedic issues such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, low back pain, and neck pain. In women’s health, her areas of expertise include treatment of urinary incontinence, pregnancy-related issues, pelvic organ prolapse, vaginismus, levator ani spasm, and vulvodynia. Rivka has also had prior experience in sports rehab and pediatrics. She is a great addition to our team.
Susan Riordan, MSPT, ATC (Covering Therapist)
Susan Riordan achieved a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and is a certified Athletic Trainer. She joined Pamela Morrison Physical Therapy in 2011. She has extensive teaching experience in the areas of pelvic anatomy, orthopedics, prevention of back injuries, exercise and obesity, and stretching exercises. She has completed manual therapy continuing education courses with the Institute of Physical Arts in the areas of back education, soft tissue mobilization, functional joint mobilization, and neuromuscular re-education. She has further continuing education in the areas of prenatal/post partum, osteoporosis, pelvic pain, vulvar pain syndromes, pelvic organ prolapse, breast cancer, pudendal neuralgia, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, coccyx conditions, male pelvic pain, and colorectal issues. Susan has treated NYC marathon runners as a Medical Volunteer for several years. She is a committed member of the Section on Women’s, American Physical Therapy Association. We are thrilled that she has joined our expert team.