Below is a snapshot of what our employees are saying.
Emily Wulwick, MS, OTR/L
Senior Occupational Therapist
Hand and Upper Extremity Program
Center Coordinator for Clinical Education:
“My first experience with Metro SportsMed was as a student intern in the fall of 2010. The following April I was hired as a Staff Occupational Therapist. It has been close to five years that I’ve been with the company. During that time I learned under the supervision of an experienced co-worker who aided the advancement of my clinical skills. With the help of the company I’ve attended many continuing education courses specializing in hand and upper extremity treatment. Years of experience have allowed me to progress to Senior Occupational Therapist, and most recently the Center Coordinator for Clinical Education. I’m looking forward to continuing my clinical and administrative growth in order to provide the best care for our patients.”
Jennifer Kessler PT, DPT, Clinic Director :
“I started with Metro SportsMed in June 2014 as a staff physical therapist. I was promoted in January 2015 to the Clinic Director of both the Bensonhurst and Gravesend locations. It has been an honor to be part of the management team and work with such great staff. I have learned a great deal since being a clinic director. I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to be part of the growth of the company.”
Sherrie Jasper PT, DPT, CLT :
“My first encounter with Metro SportsMed was in the Park Slope location as my last clinical affiliation. I was offered a position in that very office when my affiliation ended but decided to take a much needed hiatus to travel abroad. Metro supported my decision and the offer was still available when I returned. They gave me the opportunity to work as a therapist, under a limited permit, while I studied for my License examination and were able to place me within their hospital and offsite locations to give me optimal exposure to a variety of patients and conditions. Once I passed, I was placed predominately in their main office branch where I was able to study Lymphedema management, and obtain Pelvic Health Certifications through the Metro's CE Fund. Within 3 years I was promoted to acting Physical Therapist Supervisor. I've had the opportunity to work with phenomenal clinicians and my knowledge base continues to expand while I work with them."
Rima Kotian PT :
“I have been working with Metro SportsMed (MSM) for over 5 years and during this time I have taken advantage of amazing opportunities that enable me to continue to develop my skills as a clinician as well as an effective leader. I have been the Neuro and Vestibular program supervisor and clinical instructor for PT students seeking outpatient neurological affiliations for nearly four years. Not only did MSM give me a chance to revamp the Neurological and Vestibular Rehabilitation program at the Park slope location, but also supported and promoted my desire to specialize in treating patients with Parkinson's disease as well as Vestibular disorders.
The company is a proponent of continuing education which allows the staff to remain up to date on cutting edge physical therapy techniques and treatment approaches. The Allied Team Training for Parkinson's (ATTP) recommended by MSM, has allowed me to participate as an inter disciplinary team member and build inter professional networks. I was also featured on Queens public television network as a guest speaker for the "Ease the Burden" segment of the American Parkinson's disease association (APDA), alongside Dr. Miran Salgado, Chief of Neurology and Medical director of APDA. Dr Salgado invited me to co-write 'An Evidence-based regimen for patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease.' which was published in the Brain Sciences journal in 2013.
Through MSM's affiliation with NY Methodist hospital, I had the opportunity to design the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program which was initiated at our clinic a few years ago. Our work was recognized and featured on Brooklyn Independent Television's Health beat Brooklyn in their episode 'Rehab for COPD'. The program has been running successfully at MSM and is supposedly the only program of it's kind in the borough of Brooklyn.
Due to MSM's continued support I have been able to give back to the community through participation in support groups, community lectures and fall prevention programs including balance screenings.
I am thankful for the guidance that MSM has given me every step of the way.”
Click here to watch Rima Kotian on several broadcasts and to see her published work.