Zelik Ziegelbaum’s North Shore of Long Island’s Port Washington Physical Therapy clinic has provided expert services for over 30 years within our 3,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. Our friendly, caring professionals provide patients with the highest level of personalized health care using customized treatment plans to address their individual needs.
Starting with your initial evaluation, the goal in our office is to create an individual specific rehabilitation program in order to return you to the highest possible level of function. We will address all physical limitations associated with your impediment as well as work to improve your quality of life. With this mindset, you become a member of our team. Working together, we will create realistic goals within an appropriate time frame in accordance with the prognosis for your condition.
We also treat patients prior to their respective surgeries. In many instances when a patient requires surgery, their orthopedist will recommend physical therapy. The reason for this is to improve or maintain as much range of motion (ROM) and strength before surgery as possible. When an individual undergoes surgery, a trauma is effectively being sustained to their body in conjunction with the original injury. As a response, the muscles surrounding the injury move to an involuntary state, locking down the affected joint or area. This is commonly referred to as, “muscle guarding.” Thus the greater range of motion and strength a patient has prior to surgery, the more successful the rehabilitation will be after surgery. Skilled PT provided by our professionals as well as the use of modalities are an effective way to return to your prior level of function.
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ZELIK ZIEGELBAUM, RPT
Zelik is a board-certified physical therapist. He is the owner of Zelik Ziegelbaum Physical Therapy and ZZ Fitness. Zelik has been practicing Physical Therapy for the past 32 years in the state of New York after obtaining his degree from Hunter College in New York City. He has worked with and treated professional athletes as well as local sports teams. Zelik remains up to date on the latest treatment techniques by attending seminars and continuing education lectures around the greater New York area. In addition to English, Zelik speaks both Russian and Latvian fluently. He is a current APTA member, and is affiliated with The Hospital for Special Surgery.
Zelik was an accomplished wrestler in his country of birth, Latvia. Prior to coming to the U.S. in 1976, he wrestled in the Russian army’s sports battalion. During his service, he was designated “Master of Sport”, equivalent to All-American in the United States. Zelik wrestled for Hofstra University and was awarded the schools first international athletic scholarship. He continues to wrestle competitively, and won the silver medal in Ankara, Turkey during the Veterans World Championships for freestyle in 2009. Zelik is also an avid tennis player, skier and certified SCUBA diver.
ROB ZIEGELBAUM, PT, DPT
Rob is a board certified physical therapist. He attended Boston University in Massachusetts for his undergraduate degree in psychology. After completing his coursework in Boston, Rob returned to New York and studied at New York Institute of Technology where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Rob has spent time in both New York City and Long Island working for outpatient orthopedic clinics. He has treated professional athletes and famous actors while using his ability to speak Spanish.
He regularly attends seminars and continuing education courses to further his knowledge in the field. Rob holds his black belt in karate and has competed on the national level; he snowboards, and exercises regularly. He played club lacrosse at Boston University and is also a certified SCUBA diver. Rob is a current member of the APTA.