KIMBERLY CASPARE | CEO & FOUNDER OF PHLEX NYC
Kimberly Caspare, DPT, ATC, CSCS, CES is breaking down the barriers of physical rehabilitation as she leads her integrative team of therapists in the conceptualization of trailblazing treatment protocols. Dr. Caspare's work with players in the NBA, NFL, and NHL has gained recognition as being instrumental in the professional sports arena.
She has developed a highly patient-centric approach, applying biomechanical analysis with kinesthetic patterning to determine the underlying blueprints of dysfunction. The treatment method identifies and eliminates the root cause of pain, especially for those patients suffering from stress related injuries, chronic dysfunction, and post-operative trauma. In practice, the recognition of patterns is used to architect customized plans of care. Dr. Caspare has emphasized her unique method of treatment to re-educate the body, restore full strength and range of motion, and maximize functioning to previously unsurpassed levels.
Through the synergy of art and science, Dr. Caspare has cultivated an atmosphere that breeds empowerment and nurtures the spirit. PHLEX is an integrative care studio that includes physical therapy, acupuncture, strength and conditioning, yoga, Pilates, Reiki, and nutritional guidance. Dr. Caspare takes a multi-faceted approach in the treatment of her patients, which focuses on understanding the interconnectedness of each component of the body that contributes to an individual’s complete and optimal well-being.
Dr. Caspare earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Florida (UF), where she specialized in athletic training and exercise physiology. She acutely managed the injuries of NCAA Division 1 National Champions. She worked closely with team physicians spearheading preventative and rehabilitative programs for UF’s Football, Basketball, and Soccer teams. She went on to attain a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University, where she wrote her thesis on Neuromuscular Adaptations with proprioceptive training to prevent joint integrity issues in athletes.
To complement her experience in sports rehabilitation, Dr. Caspare worked in the Acute Care Unit of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston), treating patients with post-surgical needs, including spinal fusions and Total Joint Replacements. Dr. Caspare was a Physical Therapy resident at Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation at NYU Medical Center in the Pediatric Physical Therapy Unit treating patients with diagnoses ranging from Spina Bifida to Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Combining the fields of orthopedics and neurology, Dr. Caspare established Body Architects, a home therapy practice for patients with neurological disorders, including ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.
In addition, Dr. Caspare is regularly invited to speak at health and wellness seminars in the tri-state area and has contributed to health articles in magazines; such as Best Life and NY Family Sports.
What makes Dr. Caspare different from other physical therapists?
- She architects treatments strongly rooted in evidence based practice, merging the science of bio-mechanics and innovative manual therapy techniques with the art of healing and renewal.
- She is a physical therapist who “gets it” with the ultimate desire to heal “thy” neighbor.
- She believes in nurturing the spirit and empowering the person faced with disability, and strongly emphasizes the importance of the patient-therapist relationship.
- She focuses on not only alleviating symptoms that cause pain and discomfort, but also treating and eliminating the root cause of the problem, establishing a platform for lifelong health and wellness.
- She acts as an advocate for her patient’s total well-being – matching them with the treatments best suited to help them attain optimal health and quality of life.
- She provides an extensive plan of care with a multi-faceted approach, where all of the components of the body are interconnected, thus healing the person as a whole, rather than individual parts (focused on the systems of the body – circulatory, lymphatic, musculatory, skeletal, nervous, connective tissue, integumentary (skin), and limbic (emotions).