Brooklyn Heights Staff

Benjamin Silverbush, DPT, CKTP – Clinic Director

Benjamin Silverbush is an insightful, compassionate Physical Therapist treating patients in Brooklyn, NY and the surrounding communities.

His first career was as a journalist.

“I decided to switch careers after writing an investigative piece that wasn’t fulfilling because its impact was unclear,” he says. “My own scoliosis got me interested in physical therapy. I started volunteering at a hospital to make sure Physical Therapists were making a difference and loved what I saw.”

He says he has one primary goal: to get his patients back to their lives as quickly as possible.

Originally from New York, he received his Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College in 2002. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the College of Staten Island in 2010.

His current certifications include Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). He is working towards his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

During his clinical education, he performed clinical affiliations at hospital, school, private practice and nursing home settings.

He is experienced in offering a full range of physical therapy services with a particular specialization in orthopedic rehabilitation. He provides joint mobilization, manual stretching, myofascial release, scar massage, nerve glides, pain-reduction exercise, and general consultations.

When he is not treating patients, he has been volunteering for more than 20 years and currently helps run a little league baseball program for mentally and physically challenged children. He also enjoys live music, good food, sports and traveling.


Jose Pereira, MPT

Jose is a determined physical therapist who received his Master’s degree in physical therapy from Long Island University in 2006. Mr. Pereira has vast experience treating orthopedic conditions in consultation with physicians. He helps restore patients to their prior functional levels by utilizing manual therapies and individualized exercise programs.

Jose believes in physical therapy where patients have substantial input in intensity and comfort levels. “Each patient is treated as a unique individual,” he says. “Being able to listen to patient concerns and goals is fundamental in reaching an optimal recovery.”

His 10 years of experience include managing multiple clinics and working in acute care at Methodist Hospital.