PT, OCS, CHT, CSCS
John Benke received his Physical Therapy degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1997. After graduating, he worked in orthopedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery rotating through the inpatient, outpatient, hand and sports departments. His background as a hockey player and avid skier combined with his own personal injuries, led John to study physical therapy and specialize in orthopedics, spine and sports related injuries.
In 2000, John Benke and his partners, motivated by a mission to provide quality one-on-one patient care, opened their first physical therapy office. This model proved successful given most physical therapy practices are high volume with little personal care.
John Benke has earned some of the professions highest certifications including, Certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) in 2004 and Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS) in 2006. John still enjoys all forms of fitness, ice hockey and skiing but most enjoys coaching his three children and teaching them the science of strength and conditioning while occasionally rehabilitating their sports related injuries.
Laura Murray received her Physical Therapy degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1997. After graduating she worked for St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital and outpatient adult orthopedics in NYC. Laura spent her early years training and working in pediatrics, providing Early Intervention evaluations for schools and agency throughout the tri-state area.
In 2000, she joined her partner in opening a private practice where Laura continued her passion to treat both children and adults. Throughout her years of practicing in the Upper East Side, she gained the respect and confidence of local pediatricians for evaluating and treating torticollis, gait deviations and evaluating/screening for developmental delay. Laura also completed extensive adult manual therapy training through the Institute of Physical Art. Manual, hands-on therapy and individualized care have been a commitment and passion for over 20+ years of treating patients. Laura enjoys a variety of fitness activities, playing tennis, skiing, yoga, and training at CrossFit.