WHO WE ARE
New Dimensions Physical Therapy is a unique practice that specializes in complicated orthopedic, spinal and pelvic dysfunction. These musculoskeletal problems can be long standing and have many painful symptoms that overlap. The physical therapists at New Dimensions Physical Therapy are deeply committed to finding the source of these problems and treating them effectively and efficiently. We work closely with your referring physician to offer the most comprehensive health care team possible.
Our goal is to create an environment that is focused on both science and healing. We base our treatment plans on peer-reviewed, scientific research to provide our patients with cutting-edge information and technology.
New Dimensions Physical Therapy is a teaching environment for physical therapy interns from colleges and universities in the New York Metropolitan area. The physical therapists employed at New Dimensions Physical Therapy are adjunct faculty at one or several of the schools in the area.
Dr. Lila Bartkowski-Abbate
PT, DPT, MS, OCS, WCS, PRPC
Dr. Lila Bartkowski-Abbate, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, WCS, PRPC is the Director/Owner of New Dimensions Physical Therapy. Dr. Abbate graduated from Touro College in Dix Hills, NY with a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Sciences and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Physical Therapy in 1997. She completed her Advanced Masters in Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy (MS) at Touro College, Bayshore, NY in 2003 and continued to pursue her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005. Currently, Dr. Abbate is working toward her PhD at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and plans to conduct research in Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Pain topic. Dr. Abbate is also a Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) and Women's Health (WCS) deemed by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004 and 2011, respectively. Dr. Abbate has experience as full-time faculty at Touro College, Manhattan Campus from 2003 - 2006 teaching the biomechanical approach to orthopedic dysfunction, therapeutic exercise as well as massage/soft tissues work that highlighted trigger point work, scar management and myofascial release. Dr. Abbate is currently faculty with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute teaching pelvic physical therapy nationally and is certified as a pelvic floor practitioner (PRPC). She is member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Urogynecology Association, International Pelvic Pain Society and the National Vulvodynia Association.
Dr. Tara Salay
Dr. Tara Salay, PT, DPT received her bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from University of Miami and continued on to receive the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro College. Dr. Salay’s clinical background includes treating various orthopedic and pelvic floor conditions. She has worked as a travel physical therapist and was a personal trainer before becoming a PT. Dr. Salay has completed continuing education courses through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and The McKenzie Institute International.