Stellar Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy & Acupuncture

87-09 Justice Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373

(718) 699-5070

2 Hope Drive, Plainview, NY 11803

(516) 822-2118

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OUR PRACTICE

Our Practice

 

STELLAR is an outpatient rehabilitation center staffed with Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Acupuncturists, and Massage Therapists. We believe that during rehabilitation, our patients should be educated to maintain maximum flexibility and pain-free living long after our work ends.

 

Our therapists have successfully worked with all types of injuries and we work on patients of any age. We offer a customized evaluation and rehabilitation program for the individual needs of each patient. We believe the effectiveness of manual therapy in treating a wide range of neuro-musculoskeletal problems, and it encompasses a number of therapeutic disciplines that use hands-on techniques to make changes in the way the body functions.

The integration of traditional Chinese and Western medicine and their clinical effects have been widely evaluated. Many studies have shown that using a combination of these two remedies has resulted in better outcomes than using only one of them. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, which plays an important role in enforcing pain control, prevention and functional improvement. 

Stellar Providers:

Andrew Woolward graduated from Long Island University in 2005 with combined Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Occupational Therapy. Prior to attending Long Island University, he attended Brooklyn College of The City University of New York where he graduated in 2002 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education with a focus on Exercises Sciences and Rehabilitation.

 

Since beginning a career as an Occupational Therapist, Andrew has worked in the areas of pediatrics, outpatient orthopedics, short term and long term care facilities as well as in home care services. Throughout his 9 years of work in a variety of settings, Andrew has devoted his career to facilitating the developmental and functional improvement of patients with a variety of physical and developmental challenges.

 

His passion and commitment to his patients leads him to continue attending and participating in numerous continuing education courses in the areas of functional orthopedics, NDT, PNF, Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Stroke Rehabilitation and Pediatric Rehabilitation. This facilitates Andrew's ability to apply innovative and proven therapeutic techniques, modalities and methods in his work with adults and children with various orthopedic, neurological, and developmental musculoskeletal impairments.​

When not practicing as an Occupational Therapist, Andrew is an avid and dedicated athlete who enjoys training and participating in volleyball and triathlons. 

Clinical Director, Occupational Therapist & Co-Founder

Steve Ko, DPT

Steve Ko received his Doctoral of Physical Therapy degree from New York Medical College in 2005.

He has been working with adult orthopedic and geriatric population in various settings. Steve's experiences include treating patients with joint replacements, amputations, cardiac/pulmonary issues, falls risk, and general de-conditioning, among others. Steve has also been working with children with various diagnoses, commonly categorized under the umbrella term "multiply handicapped".

 

Included in this diagnostic group are children with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other neurologic impairments, all coupled with orthopedic issues requiring skilled therapeutic management. Steve has come across many patients and touched many lives to help improve and regain their functional abilities. 

 

Steve is a dedicated athlete and competes in triathlons in US and Canada.

 

Steve speaks Korean and English.

Clinical Director, Physical Therapist & Co-Founder

Jomah Lumagui graduated from Philippine and received her Doctoral of Physical Therapist degree from the US in 2016. She has over 10 years of clinical experience in the US in treating patients with diverse diagnoses including but not limited to injuries of which occurred at workplace, motor vehicular accidents, post-operation cases resulting from other incidents.

 

Jomah Lumagui had worked on adult, pediatric, geriatric orthopedic, cardio-pulmonary and neurological cases of sub-acute and chronic conditions in outpatient clinic and home-care settings. Jomah has proven experience as a licensed physical therapist in outpatient, home-care, and school settings. She is able to evaluate, plan, and develop a customized treatment to enhance strength, flexibility, motor control, and reduce pain or discomfort through the use of various modalities, manual techniques, and therapeutic exercises and activities for acute, sub-acute, and chronic medical conditions.

 

She is committed to helping individuals improve their quality of life by limiting and preventing permanent disabilities and attaining their highest achievable functional level. 

 

Jomah speaks Tagalog and English.

Clinical Director, Physical Therapist

Siddharth Ghosh graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Karnataka College of Physiotherapy in India. He continued his medical education at Long Island University, where he completed a mater's degree in the field of athletic training.

 

Patient visiting can receive a full range of physical therapy services. He provides therapeutic exercises, as well as general physical therapy consultations, specialized in kinesio taping. 

 

Siddharth speaks Hindi, Punjabi and English. 

Staff Physical Therapist

Vertika Goel, MS, DPT

Vertika Goel received her Bachelors and Masters in Physical Therapy from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India. She also received her Doctoral of Physical Therapy Degree from Loma Linda University, California in 2017. She has been working for 9 years holding both India and USA clinical experience. Her expertise is in the field of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

She has been working with adult orthopedic and geriatric population in various settings. Her training and experience include unique competencies in the area of joint replacement, shoulder care, spine problems, and sport injuries.

She received her Masters in Pediatric and treated children and neurological impairments such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and traumatic injuries in Pediatric. She encountered various patients and improved their functional activities.

Vertika is a dedicated PT and her curiosity helps her grow and do new things such as aquatic therapy, as she believes water makes recovery fair.

 

She speaks Hindi, Punjabi and English and progressively learning conversational Spanish.

Staff Physical Therapist

David Chang graduated from China Medical University in Taiwan and received his Chinese Traditional degree from Chinese Traditional Medicine College in Hong Kong, China. He earned his masters degree from New York City Traditional Chinese Medical College and became NYS Licensed Acupuncturist to continue practicing Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in NYC.

 

David is experienced in treating ailments using numerous methods, including ancient Chinese needling techniques, as only the minimal amount of application is needed to treat patients while providing the best results for their well-being. "Green Dragon Swing its Tail" and "White Tiger Shaking its Head" are just some examples of his needling techniques utilized. He has successfully treated patients with various heart diseases, diabetes, sciatic nerve pain, hysteromyoma, hypertension, and chronic headaches. David also treats any type of pain ailments and bi syndrome, including but not limited to shoulder arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, and herpes zoster.

David speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, Japanese and English.

Acupuncturist

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