Antonio Galan, PT, MBA, CHC, Director
Dr. Antonio Galan holds a Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University, a professional degree in Physical Therapy from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a Master’s in Business Administration from Cornell University. He has over 20 years of professional experience in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. He completed a graduate certificate in Health Care Corporate Compliance from George Washington University and is now certified in healthcare compliance.
Antonio trained at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, MD and Fort Belvoir Military Hospital in Alexandria, VA. He began his career at various outpatient orthopedic clinics in Washington, D.C. where he spent six years acquiring and refining his Orthopedic and manual skills while learning from seasoned Physical Therapists. Antonio has spent his entire professional career specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine. Antonio utilizes a combined biomechanical/muscle imbalance approach to evaluate the patient’s musculoskeletal system and movement patterns. He employs an array of exercises, including Clinical Pilates, and manual techniques to assist patients to restore muscle balance and joint symmetry, thereby decreasing pain and restoring function. A former collegiate athlete, Antonio exercises regularly and has an intricate knowledge of the mechanics of rehabilitation exercises, functional activities and sport specific activities. He has treated many patients with ligament reconstruction, muscle strains, ligament strains, knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement, lumbar spine surgery for herniated discs or spinal stenosis, long bone fractures, and many other orthopedic diagnoses and surgical procedures. Antonio maintains a current Evidence Based Practice knowledge base and skills through ongoing professional continuing education and professional symposia.
Sonal Dhawan, PT, DPT
Sonal Dhawan is a Physical Therapist, licensed in the State of New York. She holds a Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Long Island University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the City College of New York.
Sonal first became interested in orthopedics during her first clinical affiliation at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. During this clinical affiliation, she had the opportunity to observe surgeries and subsequently treat post-operative patients on their path to recovery. This interest was further enhanced during her outpatient clinical affiliation at a private outpatient physical therapy office on the Upper Westside, where she had the opportunity to work with patients with sports injuries, joint replacements, arthroscopies and postural dysfunctions.
Sonal began her career as a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Lutheran Medical Center, where she worked with an outpatient patient population with various orthopedic and neurological conditions. During her time at the Lutheran Medical Center, Sonal had the opportunity to work closely with patients in need of ongoing physical therapy after their discharge from a hospital. She treated patients with various conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, strokes, Parkinsons, joint replacements, repetitive stress injuries, and spinal surgeries. She also led in-service presentations educating the staff on evidence based practice and manual treatment techniques she learned from her continuing education courses.
Sonal uses an individualized exercise program in conjunction with muscle energy techniques, soft tissue and joint mobilization, myofascial release, and mobilization with movement to help correct musculoskeletal imbalances and dysfunction. She continues to take continuing education courses in evidence based practice and manual therapy to help provide the best quality care for her patients. In her spare time, Sonal enjoys a wide range of exercises including weight-lifting, kettle bell complexes, high-intensity interval circuits and pilates.