"Paul is a pro and knows his stuff cold. He has helped me through many injuries and surgeries over time, including full double knee replacement surgery and my recovery after having been hit by a truck while on my bike. He is deeply committed to his work and phenomenal."

Hollis K.

"You all are excellent/outstanding. Enough to say that I have been to several physical therapists including ones recommended by HSS and Columbia Doctors and you are by far the best."

Debbie O. - 1/31/19


To the entire staff at Empire Physical Therapy,

There are no words that could convey the thanks, appreciation and gratitude for all what you have done. I really appreciate and thank God for this facility. Your tireless efforts and encouragement during this difficult time has been a sweet blessing. Thank you so much for everything.

—Your friend, Giselle P


“From the first day I walked into Empire PT, I was greeted with the utmost of knowledge and professionalism. Having arrived with a decade of shoulder wear-and-tear (including years of PT and a failed surgery), I was at first unsure as to what another course of physical therapy would do to improve my condition. However, Empire PT was committed to helping me achieve a successful outcome both before and after my 2nd surgery. Beyond simple physical rehabilitation, they provided the education and follow-through that I needed for a full recovery. I currently belong to 2 softball leagues and a recreational football team and my shoulder has never felt better. Owing to their hard work, vast expertise, and dedication to their patients, I would recommend Empire PT to family, friends, and anyone else in need of physical therapy.”

—Joe T, patient



My orthopedic surgeon recommended Paul LaRosa and Empire PT without hesitation after I suffered a stage IV shoulder separation in a bicycle crash. Only after using Empire did I understand why my surgeon was so confident in his recommendation.

After working with Paul and Empire I have to say it was the best PT experience I have had, ever (I’ve been to 4 other groups). Having personally been tended to by Paul, my opinion is that he has mastered sports rehab. Paul is switched on, motivated to help, and runs a great office (Sally his office manager is a on point with billing Q’s and appointments). 

Beyond this, Paul’s charisma, and professional manner are just plain 1st class… one of the most positive and motivational guys you could meet.  What impressed me in particular about Paul was that he approached my problem in a very open-minded and intuitive way. First, he studied the specific demands on the shoulder for a bike racer. Then Paul had me ease into several different dimensions of the rehabilitation in a very systematic way. After a few months of hard work with Paul I had achieved my rehab goals and was back racing bicycles and was even able to sprint for a victory in the last race of the season


Kudos to Paul and the Empire PT team. — Steve M.


Empire Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation, PC
133 East 58th Street, Suite 1001
Midtown East

New York, NY 10022
Phone: 607-602-1330
Fax: 212-355-4489

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