EVELYN HECHT, PT, ATC, PRESIDENT
Evelyn earned her BS in Physical Education with a minor in Athletic Training from Brooklyn College in 1979 and received her BS in Physical Therapy from Hunter College in 1981.
She is a certified athletic trainer and a practicing physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction, orthopedics and spine (neck and low back pain) for over 25 years.
As the owner of EMH Physical Therapy, Evelyn oversees all patients who are referred to the practice.
She meets regularly with each staff licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT ) to discuss plan of care and treatment options, she reads every evaluation report prior to it being sent to your referring doctor and ensures that all patients attain optimum results in their recovery.
has completed a multitude of continuing education courses including:
By teaching the future physical therapists, Evelyn
has furthered the awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction to their patients and referring physicians.
In November 2013, Evelyn
will launch her
new app, Pelvic Health PT, The Hecht
Program for I-Phones and I-Pads which will help people suffering with PFD learn some of Evelyn's tips, self help techniques and over 50 exercises to start on their road to recovery.
The app will feature a Symptom Tracker so patients can record all of symptoms, rate each symptom on a scale of 0 to 10 pain / discomfort level.
The "Symptom Tracker" can be revisited on a biweekly or monthly basis, where patients rate symptoms and, overtime while starting some of the exercises, improvements can be seen.
The app has "Set Reminder" feature so patients remember to do their breath work, downtraining and exercises and is best used when working with a physical therapist trained in PFD, so guidance and monitoring can be achieved.
Prior to her
pelvic floor speciality, Evelyn
volunteered for 10 years at the NYU TMJ Clinic, working alongside with dentists to help patients return to optimum cervical and jaw function.
regularly reaches out to the community by giving lectures to the dancers with Alvin Ailey Dance Company
, to coaches/athletes of some New York sports teams, at health symposiums offered to the general public and she
designed a stretching DVD to promote spine flexibility.
believes in empowering all patients with knowledge, empathy and excellence and looks forward to helping you attain optimum health.
For her professional development, Lauren pursued specializing in pelvic floor physical therapy training under Evelyn Hecht, and attending a continuing education course with Herman & Wallace for colorectal and coccyx conditions, male pelvic conditions and pudendal nerve dysfunction.
Presently, Iwalani has received ongoing training and mentoring by Evelyn Hecht, PT, ATC for the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction.
Owing to her
4 years of diverse clinical experience, Iwalani's versatility in conjunction with her
educational background equips her
to holistically treat a variety of conditions, patient populations and age groups.
is Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) and First Aid, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Beginners Pilates Mat Certified.
(212)288-2242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a PT appointment or ask a question to our director, EVELYN HECHT, PT, ATC