OUR THERAPISTS

 

Leonardo Austria, PT

Leonardo Austria, a physical therapist at Queens Medical Services has over 5 years of clinical experience working in several multi-discipline out patient rehabilitation clinics in the Queens and New York City area. Leonardo has always loved helping people and decided at an early age that he wanted to become a physical therapist. He received his formal education in the Philippines and upon graduation has continued to keep himself current on the most recent advancements in patient rehabilitation. He believes that each Rego Park physical therapy patient is unique and doesn’t believe in a “cookie cutter” approach to patient care.

He believes the most important thing to consider is what caused the patient’s particular problem and is very focused on what each individual is looking to get out of physical therapy care, whether they simply want to get out of pain or return to a particular sport or activity. Leonardo enjoys playing sports, especially basketball, so he can relate to his patients looking to get back to playing sports or getting back to the gym. Leonardo has continued to attend various workshops after graduation so he can continue to provide top quality care to all of his Rego Park physical therapy patients. Leonardo works one on one with all of his patients using whichever treatment methods are most appropriate that will lead to the most rapid recovery and avoid future re-occurrence. Leonardo has worked with patients of all ages and ability levels and strives to provide the highest level of patient care. We are very thankful to have Leo on our healthcare team as he is a very skilled Physical Therapist as well as a very caring individual.


Maria Yabut, PT

Maria Yabut is a licensed physical therapist at Queens Medical Services with over 3 years of clinical experience working in several multi-discipline medical clinics in Queens and New York City. She has worked alongside several pain management doctors, chiropractors, and other medical specialists gaining valuable knowledge and experience. She is highly trained and experienced treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions due to sports injuries, work related or motor vehicle accidents. She also helps correct her Rego Park physical therapy patients fix chronic spine disorders related to heavy computer use, poor ergonomics in the workplace, sedentary lifestyle and poor postural habits which develop over the years.

She continues to keep herself current with the latest research based techniques and attends periodic seminars throughout the year and is a certified Graston Technique provider. She has additional certifications in Positional Release Techniques for the spine and pelvis and comprehensive manual therapy techniques to treat the hip, knee and foot. She is also expertly trained and certified in the structural assessment of the lower extremity and gait patterns. She also has extensive experience in various manual therapy trigger point techniques, joint and soft tissue mobilization, strain counter strain, as well as muscle energy techniques. This allows her to be well rounded and to provide exceptional care to all of her Rego Park physical therapy patients. We are truly lucky to have her on our health care team as she is very caring, has a warm personality, and an extremely skilled licensed physical therapist with a true passion for helping people get better.


Eligio Leyva, PT

Physical Therapy in Rego Park has never been better than here at Queens Medical Services. Eligio Leyva, PT has over 10 years of clinical experience working in several multi-discipline medical clinics in the Queens and New York City Area. He has worked side by side with several medical doctors specializing in pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as chiropractors. This has allowed him to gain valuable experience treating a wide range of conditions.

Eligio Leyva, a physical therapist in our Rego Park office believes that the measure of his success lies in the trust he builds with his patients. His main goal is to help his patients get out of pain and restore optimal health as quickly as possible. He helps his patients achieve the best quality of life through physical therapy. He believes that the best possible results from physical therapy in Rego Park are achieved through supervised physical therapy, activity modifications at home stretching/ strengthening programs, as well as through patient education. This allows patients to get back to a pain – free lifestyle as quickly and as comfortably as possible. This approach will also dramatically reduce the chance of future re-occurrence. Eligio continues to keep himself current and up to date with the latest techniques to ensure the highest quality and effectiveness of his Rego Park physical therapy sessions. Over the past 10 years Eligio has been incredibly successful in treating a wide range of conditions from simple sprains and strains to more serious conditions such as herniated discs and post surgical conditions. His goal is to continue to deliver the highest quality hands on physical therapy in Rego Park. Eligio also works with children as a senior physical therapist with the New York City Board of Education.