Maria Razza, PT, DPT, MA
Maria Razza PT, DPT, MA is the founder and director of the Physical Therapy Group of Westchester since 1985. She was formerly a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at New York University, an Adjunct Instructor of Physical Therapy at Columbia University, as well as a Visiting Professor of Physical Therapy at Long Island University. She earned her entry-level degree in physical therapy at Hunter College CUNY, a Master’s degree in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy at New York University, and a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University where she graduated summa cum laude. Her past clinical experience includes: hospital-based acute care (NICU, ICU and CCU), post-operative orthopedics, inpatient neurological/orthopedic rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, geriatric-skilled nursing rehabilitation and acute home care therapy. A natural educator, Maria believes in empowering her patients with the knowledge and resources to understand, manage and progress their rehabilitation to achieve desired goals. She draws from a vast clinical experience to treat complex, multi-system orthopedic and neurological conditions with evidence-based interventions including manual interventions, functional training and therapeutic exercises. Her desire to heal is evident in her approach to each individual encounter. In addition to clinical practice and teaching, Maria has held leadership positions in the New York Physical Therapy Association and is currently on the Advisory Board for the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network. She recently completed the Advanced Hip Clinician Certification program at the Hospital for Special Surgery. She has completed over 145 continuing education courses beyond her professional degrees and has been an invited speaker for more than 25 professional presentations, as well as a physical therapy consultant to professional and community-based organizations. She is the recipient of awards for excellence, dedicated performance and achievement during her professional career.
Lana Kornfeld, PT, DPT
Lana Kornfeld PT, DPT graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Physical Therapy with High Honors in 1998. She went on to receive her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston in 2007. Lana's vast post graduate education includes McKenzie courses in the diagnosis and treatment of spine conditions, numerous manual therapy courses in soft tissue and joint mobilization, ergonomics and functional orthopedic courses, kinesiotaping, as well as acute, chronic and post-surgical rehabilitation. Lana has extensive experience as a physical therapist where she has worked in a number of outpatient clinics throughout the Midwest and here in Westchester county treating individuals with a variety of complex orthopedic and neurological conditions. She joined the Physical Therapy Group of Westchester in 2005. Lana continues to expand her knowledge with ongoing continuing education courses and she integrates new evidence-based techniques in her approach to treatment. She strongly believes in combining hands-on manual therapy and targeted exercises with patient education to allow her patients to maximize their recovery.
Karen Morrissey, MS, PT
Karen Morrissey, MS, PT graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing in 1995. After a brief career in Advertising, she realized that she wanted a career that would allow her to focus on helping others. In the year 2000, she reached her goal and graduated with her Masters degree in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College in Valhalla. The first 13 years of her career were spent working in outpatient orthopedics here in Westchester county, where she gained vast experience treating a variety of post surgical and sports-related injuries. In 2013, a strong interest in the aging population led her to spend time working in Assisted Living Facilities in both New York and New Jersey. During this time, Karen enjoyed providing individualized, function based rehabilitation for a variety of gait, balance, orthopedic and neurologic conditions affecting the older population. Karen joined the team at Physical Therapy Group of Westchester in 2015. She has since been busy taking continuing education classes concerning vestibular issues, fall prevention and exercise for the elderly. She is planning to pursue her certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation. She is at home in Rockland County, where she was born and raised. During her free time, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and her three sons.
Jeanette Bartoline, PT
Jeanette Bartoline, PT graduated with honors from Stony Brook University in 1997 with a degree in Physical Therapy. She started her career in Westchester County, and has worked in hospital, outpatient, and skilled nursing facility settings. Jeanette's clinical experience includes: hospital acute care and post-operative orthopedics, outpatient orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, and geriatric rehabilitation. She has extensive experience working with patients who have undergone total joint replacements. Jeanette also has a special interest in working with patients who have osteoporosis and postural dysfunction. She has continued to study advanced physical therapy techniques, including courses in manual therapy (Institute of Physical Art), osteoporosis (Sara Meeks) and geriatric rehabilitation (Carole Lewis). Through mobilization, soft tissue release techniques, patient education and individualized exercises programs, Jeanette is able to assist her patients improve their mobility and quality of life.
Jennifer Robbins, MPT
Jennifer Robbins, MPT graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Exercise Science, and completed her Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2001. She has extensive experience treating adult and adolescent individuals with a variety of orthopedic conditions in both acute inpatient and outpatient departments, as well as providing services to individuals in need of geriatric rehabilitation and sports physical therapy. She has been certified for Cancer Rehabilitation in 2013. Since 2008, a special interest in disorders affecting vestibular function began by obtaining advanced training at Emory University and the University of Pittsburgh. She has completed certifications from the America Institute of Balance 2013 and IMPACT 2017, where she is skilled in using Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) to address balance, dizziness and overall fitness in creating patient-centered therapy programs for improvement of vestibularocular control, better postural strategies and increased levels of motor control for movement. Training also included treatments for concussion and cervical spine. In addition, Jennifer is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association Vestibular Special Interest Group and the Vestibular Disorders Association.