Robert Ortiz, P.T.
Founder and Administrative Director Grand Central Physical TherapyRobert began his career at Plus One Physical Therapy in 1988, and has been in business for himself since 1990. In 1993 he founded Grand Central Physical Therapy to provide the highest level of individualized care in an outpatient setting. Robert's experience includes work with general, sports orthopedic and elderly populations, with a concentration on the foot, hip and shoulder. Robert received his Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physical Therapy from Hunter College. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Hector Mayo, P.T.
Clinical Director Grand Central Physical TherapyA partner in Grand Central Physical Therapy since 1993, Hector has more than 20 years of experience in patient care. In addition to his private practice work, Hector was a senior physical therapist at New York Hospital for 10 years. Extensive course work has given Hector in-depth knowledge of most conditions, with a focus on the back and neck. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Manhattan College and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Hunter College. Hector is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Lisa Gemmel, MPT
Lisa has 17 years experience as a clinical practitioner. She began her career at an outpatient rehabilitation hospital, where she treated patients with musculoskeletal and neurological diagnoses, and she co-coordinated the development of a protocol to treat patients with balance dysfunction. For the last 10 years Lisa has worked as a senior physical therapist and clinical director at two private practices, providing care to patients with orthopedic and sports medicine injuries, as well as post-surgical patients. She has done extensive course work in all parts of the body, with a concentration on lower extremity biomechanics. She is trained in many manual and soft tissue techniques, and has experience in pelvic floor dysfunction and orthotic prescription. Lisa graduated with honors from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, focusing in exercise physiology. She earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University.
David Ricci, David Ricci, OTR/L, CHT
Founder and Director Grand Central Hand Therapy CenterWith more than 20 years of experience in occupational therapy, splinting and hand therapy, David created the dedicated Hand Therapy Center within Grand Central Physical Therapy. Treating all upper extremity conditions with a focus on hand therapy, David brings his extensive background to the treatment table. He has done fellowships in hand therapy, and worked as an adjunct professor at Touro College and Downstate University. He has worked in both private practice and outpatient hospital settings. David has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from York College and a Master of Arts in Health Care Management from Brooklyn College. He is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and the American Society of Occupational Therapists. He currently serves on the OrthoNet Physical Therapy Advisory Board.