At Performance Rehabilitation, you can be confident that you are receiving quality care from an experienced and knowledgeable staff of licensed physical therapists. Our commitment to our patients extends beyond industry norms while being firmly rooted in academic knowledge and clinical training.
With your therapist holding either Doctorate or Master's degrees, as well as countless hours of advance coursework and certifications, Performance Rehabilitation takes pride and satisfaction in knowing we possess one of the finest treatments staffs in the Bronx and Westchester Counties.
Steven Srebnik, PT, MSPT, MS, CHT - President
Steven W. Srebnik, PT, MSPT, MS, CHT is the founder and owner of Performance Rehabilitation which opened in 1991. Prior to this endeavor, Mr. Srebnik received two Master of Science degrees with distinction from Boston University (Applied Anatomy & Physiology - 1984 & Physical Therapy - 1986). Subsequently, he started his career at Lenox Hill Hospital. Since then, Mr. Srebnik has been a teacher and devoted clinician. He was a graduate teaching fellow while at Boston University and has guest lectured at NYU. He also developed and taught his own continuing education course entitled Electrical Modalities for the Physical and Occupational Therapist. Presently, he is an adjunct clinical professor at New York Medical College. While Mr. Srebnik has a diverse and well-developed orthopedic background, his primary focus is directing the facility's hand and upper extremity rehabilitation department. He is credentialed as a certified hand therapist and a member of the APTA and ASHT.
Priyanka Jariwala, PT, MS - Clinical Director
Priyanka Jariwala graduated from Pravara College of Physiotherapy located in Loni, India in 2008. She subsequently continued her education at the University of Pittsburgh and obtained a post professional Master of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a concentration in musculoskeletal physical therapy. She is also a member of the American PT Association.
Priyanka specializes in orthopedic and sports related injuries and is an expert in human kinesiology. Using an approach called Selective Functional Movement Analysis (SFMA), Priyanka is able discern subtle abnormalities in a individual's movement and target the tissues that are causing the abnormalities. Many times, movement abnormalities are caused by restrictions in the connective tissues and Priyanka frequently utilizes specialized instrumentation to effectively loosen these tissues. She also employs a wide variety of creative exercises that help restore mobility, strength and function. Priyanka is very motivating and while she develops a caring relationship with her patients, she will push her patients to maximize their potential.
David Burke, PT, MS, cert. MDT, CSCS - Senior Physical Therapist
Earned his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy at Utica College in upstate New York.D David began his physical therapy career at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, where he had the opportunity to work with a diverse patient population. Following his time at Burke, he worked as a traveling physical therapist, working for 4 healthcare organizations throughout various regions of the country. David achieved his certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (cert. MDT) through the McKenzie Institute and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has an interest in the treatment of orthopedic conditions, with a specialization in the treatment of spinal disorders.
David enjoys helping his clients achieve their full potential by utilizing a whole person approach, which begins with a detailed history where each patient gets the opportunity to tell their unique story. He enjoys running as a way to stay active and participated in the Paris Marathon in 2014.
Shruti Mehta, PT, MS, CSMT - Physical Therapist
Shruti graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Sancheti College of Physiotherapy in Pune, India. She achieved a Master of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a concentration in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Her clinical experience includes general orthopaedics and sports rehabilitation. She also holds a certification in spinal manual therapy and makes it a part of her treatment approach towards patients. She has worked with patients of all ages and in a variety of clinical areas including collegiate and professional athletic rehabilitation, the performing arts and geriatrics. She has achieved additional certifications in kinesiotaping, foot biomechanics, yoga, aquatic therapy, Mulligan mobilisation, myofascial release and is currently adding to her skill set through pursuing a post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Touro College.
Being passionate about an evidence based, patient-centred evaluation and treatment approach, she emphasizes the biomechanics of movement, therapeutic and functional exercise, manual therapy, prevention of injuries, return to sports testing and rehabilitation.
Above all, Shruti is very compassionate towards her patients and promotes a positive and good health environment. She is very motivated and comes in daily with a strong work ethic.