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Stephen Caronia, PT, DPT, OCS

Stephen Caronia, PT, DPT, OCS

18 E 48th St. Ste. 801 | New York, NY 10017

Call 646-741-5977
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Sunday Closed
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Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic and Physical Therapy

Dr. Caronia's Philosophy and Approach

The body’s musculoskeletal system is a machine built to deal with forces. Whether walking down the street or completing the decathalon, our bodies’ structures withstand an infinite number of forces on a minute-to-minute basis. It is the efficiency and symmetry with which we deal with these forces that determines whether pain and injury occur.
Pain is essentially a radar, notifying us when something is wrong with a tissue. In most cases, the cascade of events that lead to the tissue being damaged or irritated is an inefficient or asymmetrical handling of forces. What does that mean? We aren’t moving well.
This is where Dr. Caronia comes in. The only way to effectively deal with pain and injury is to eliminate strain on the affected tissues, facilitate healing, establish proper balance, and re-introduce activity. Moving well leads to long-term, sustainable musculoskeletal health.
Dr. Caronia provides individual, specialized care in order to help his patients achieve this goal quickly and easily. His focus is on providing exceptional treatment using whatever combination of manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, and functional training is necessary, precisely tailored to each patient.

Ever Session is At Least One Hour, One-On-One With Dr. Caronia

You will never encounter an aide, physical therapy assistant, trainer, or student. You will never be handed a sheet of exercises and given a hot pack before being shooed out the door.

Multiple Convenient Location Options

You can receive treatment at Dr. Caronia’s outpatient facility in midtown Manhattan, one of many other gyms and facilities throughout the city with which he is affiliated, or through concierge visits at your home or office.

All Major Insurances Are Accepted On An Out-Of-Network Basis

All insurance paperwork and processing are taken care of for you. You will receive a thorough insurance consult before beginning treatment so you know everything you need to know about your plan.

24 Hours A Day Care

Dr. Caronia is available via email and phone for you or any practitioners involved in your care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Dr. Stephen Caronia, DPT, OCS
Dr. Stephen Caronia, DPT, OCS

Dr. Stephen Caronia has been practicing orthopedic physical therapy for over 8 years. He graduated from Long Island University in 2007 with a clinical doctorate in physical therapy and received the department’s Award for Academic Excellence. In 2012, he earned a board certification in orthopedics from the American Physical Therapy Specialization Council. In 2016 he earned the title of Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist from Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy. In addition, his continuing education experience includes functional training for athletes and advanced exercise in orthopedic rehabilitation.

Dr. Caronia has clinical experience with a vast array of patients and many different conditions. He has treated all levels of athletes ranging from weekend warriors to professionals. He had the privilege of treating New York’s Finest, Bravest, and Strongest in addition to treating the police department and fire department football teams. He has treated numerous patients with chronic pain, whether stemming from old trauma or conditions such as arthritis. He has treated patients with complex surgeries performed at the greatest hospitals in New York City, including the Hospital for Special Surgery and NYU Hospital for Joint Disease. Everything from a simple ankle sprain to complex surgical cases fall under Dr. Caronia’s umbrella of expertise.

Dr. Caronia has taught and instructed in multiple settings. He has served as a clinical instructor to numerous physical therapy students and lectured at Long Island University at the graduate level. He is co-founder of C&M OrthoSports, a company that provides continuing education to practicing physical therapists on examination, manual therapy, and exercise. In addition to teaching, he was the assistant to the editor and contributor to the fifth edition of Physical Rehabilitation, a leading textbook in the field of physical therapy.

As an undergraduate at St. Francis College in New York, Dr. Caronia worked alongside the strength and conditioning coach, assisting in program design and training for the Division I school’s athletes. He became the assistant coach of the college’s powerlifting team, which competed on the state and national levels in USA Powerlifting and Anti-Drug Athletes United. As a competitor, Dr. Caronia was the American Record holder for the bench press in the drug-free and raw category. He has been an avid recreational athlete throughout his life, enjoying football, baseball, basketball, and running in addition to competitive powerlifting.

Dr. Caronia’s wide array of experiences throughout his career have helped mold his approach to treating his patients. He encourages the active participation of each patient in their rehabilitation by spending time discussing their condition and relevant anatomy and biomechanics. His dedication to teaching and learning enables him to blend the most current evidence with his clinical experience to formulate a plan of care tailored to each specific patient. These factors combined will create a treatment experience that leads to sustained wellness.

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