Glenn H. Goldfinger PT, MA

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Mission Statement

In our practice we believe that pain is an unnatural state which can be corrected. If you have a joint, muscle, or any body part that is in a steady state of pain, our solution is to determine your specific dysfunction and correct the problem. Long term pain simply means the origin of the pain has not been detected, properly treated, or corrected.

We also believe that the tissue known as fascia, covering all of your muscles and organs and bones must be loose and stretchable for joints, muscles and all body parts to work normally.

We employ highly effective technological equipment and have only experienced physical therapists working in private treatment rooms providing the most individualized, accurate and beneficial treatment. We never use physical therapy aides or assistants in our practice. Our office hours are 7am to 8pm.


Our practice focuses on orthopedic, sport, and general rehabilitation physical therapy. Among many other diagnoses we commonly treat:

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Ankle Strains

  • Arthritis

  • Balance & Mobility Problems

  • Biofeedback

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Cervical Pain

  • Chronic Pain

  • Ergonomics

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Fractures

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Gait Disorders

  • Geriatric Problems

  • Herniated Disc

  • Hip Strains

  • Improved Posture

  • Joint Replacements

  • Metatarsalgia

  • Migraines

  • Osteoporosis

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Patella Femoral Syndrome

  • Planter Fascitis

  • Pre & Post Surgical Conditions

  • Quadratus Lumborum Syndrome

  • Relaxation Training

  • Repetitive Stress Injuries

  • Rheumatic Diseases

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

  • Sacroiliac Dysfunction

  • Scar Pain

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Stress Fracture

  • Strokes

  • Tennis/Golf Elbow

  • Tendinopathies

  • TMJ

  • Upper & Lower Back

  • Vertigo

  • Vestibular Issues

  • Wrist & Hand Strains

We will be happy to discuss any issues or questions you might have.
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Treatment Modalities

At Glenn Goldfinger Physical Therapy we seek the highest quality, state of the art equipment to enhance your therapy needs. Part of our philosophy is to stay updated regarding technological advancements so we can offer you the most innovative products available for an array of different diagnoses. Equipment we are currently using to augment treatment success includes:

Phoenix Thera-Laser — FDA Approved- Noninvasive Healing. Relieves Pain- Reduces Inflammation- Speeds Recovery. The system delivers light energy at a cellular level that regenerates the cells and restores cellular functions. This is healing at the cellular level, the essence of how our system works. The Phoenix Thera-Lase System has successfully been used on major NFL, NBA, and NHL players.

Magnatherm — a pulsed electromagnetic wave shown in recent studies to counter inflammation in the body as successfully and more safely than taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory drug.
MedEx Phototherapy cold laser lamp — a safe non-invasive infrared laser shown in studies to speed healing by increasing the use of oxygen on a cellular level. It has also been shown to increase circulation and sensation, which is beneficial for diagnoses such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization — The use of various tools to free up the fascia and speed the restoration of the fascia’s collagen connections.

Biodex Balance System — tests fall risk and determines dynamic balance ability according to age and height. The system has a built-in computer with a variety of training programs for all ages and skill levels.

Neuroprobe — a non-needle acupuncture process that uses electric current to decrease the activity of trigger points. Two differential amplifiers actually locate the acupuncture point and monitor the treatment.

Iontophoresis — the use of a topical steroid that is gently infused into the area of inflammation. This is not a muscle building steroid.

Paraffin wax hand and foot bath — a treatment used to ease discomfort from pain and inflammation in the hands or feet due to diagnoses such as arthritis and some auto-immune disorders (lupus, scleroderma). Our machine has a self sterilizing feature to ensure patient safety.
Ultrasound — the use of sound waves to help increase circulation and heat the tissues in order to promote healing in the area of application.

Electrical Stimulation — the use of gentle electrical currents to address a variety of problems including pain, swelling, loss of muscle function due to injury, and loss of strength. Current protocols include the highly successful interferential current technology.

Hypervolt — The Hypervolt is a cordless state of-of-the-art vibration massage device that relaxes sore/stiff muscles, increases circulation and range of motion, and improves the overall health of the body’s soft tissue.


  • Helps relieve muscle stiffness and soreness
  • Increase range of motion
  • Promotes circulation
  • Myofascial release

We also use a variety of other traditional equipment, including assorted weights and elastic resistive bands, Body Blades, Physiorollers, yoga belts and blocks, BAPS boards, lumbar supports, orthotic devices for all joints, cervical contoured pillows, orthopedic boots, Aircasts, an array of pedorthotics, as well as home traction units.
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Phoenix Thera-Laser System

Glenn Goldfinger now working with The Phoenix Thera-Laser System. He is one of the few providers in the state of New York to be working with Phoenix Thera-Laser System.
FDA Approved–Noninvasive Healing
Relieves Pain– Reduces Inflammation–Speeds Recovery

The Phoenix Thera-Laser system delivers light energy at a cellular level that regenerates the cells and restores cellular functions. This is healing at the cellular level, the essence of how our system works.
  • Generates DNA Restructuring

  • Activates Natural ATP Healing

  • Improve Oxygenation and Blood Flow

  • Reduces Inflammation and Irritation

  • Multiple Success

The Phoenix Thera-Lase System has successfully been used on major NFL players with great success.
Appointments can be made exclusively for the Phoenix-Laser Treatment.
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Your Care Team


GLENN GOLDFINGER has been practicing physical therapy for fifty plus years while maintaining an affiliation with NYU Langone Medical Center and teaching at the NYU Medical School.

He studied under the late Dr. Howard A. Rusk, the founder of Rehabilitation Medicine. Glenn Goldfinger has been Assistant Director of Research and Training at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and was Director of The Spinal Cord Injury Center’s Research Division.

He has been the Physical Therapist for the NY Rangers and The Julliard School of Dance and Music.

The Practice is based in general rehabilitation with specialties in orthopedics, sports medicine, pain management and spinal alignment. He has done advanced studies in vestibular physical therapy and TMJ therapy, osteoporosis management and fall risk and balance training.

Glenn Goldfinger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Physical Therapy in 1967. He received his MA degree from NYU in 1974 and completed his Ph.D coursework in 1987.


MICHELE SEMLER a native New Yorker, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Hunter College School of Physical Therapy in 1990 and in her 25 plus years practicing she has worked in a variety of specialties, such as geriatrics, kinesiology, balance, soft tissue dysfunction and General Rehabilitation. As a Physical Therapist at the Juilliard School for ten years, she had developed great expertise in treating musicians, dancers, and others in the performing arts. While working at the Miller Institute for Performing Arts she specialized in treating Repetitive Strain Injuries. When employed at Lenox Hill Hospital she gained expertise treating chronic pain syndromes. A major component of Michele’s practice for many years has been home care therapy, especially post-surgical care, such as joint-replacement and general orthopedic conditions. Michele’s positive attitude, warm and caring nature, and superlative clinical skills combine to make her an extraordinary physical therapist.


IVONNE MALDONADO Just as our office prides itself in physical therapy excellence, our office manager epitomizes a high level of service. Ivonne has managed medical offices for 35 years. She is a licensed medical technologist who has mastered office management and insurance strategies. Whether fixing a scheduling problem or solving an insurance problem, Ivonne’s warm and intelligent skills make resolutions easy and comfortable.

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Contact Us

Glenn H. Goldfinger PT, MA
133 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075

Tel: 212.249.5485
Fax: 212.249.5486
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