Tamar Amitay, PT, MS, Principal
• 2012 The Discover Physio Series
• 2011 Advanced Hip Clinician Hospital for Special Surgery
• 2003 Advanced Masters in Clinical Orthopedics, Touro College
• 1986 BS New York University
Founder and Principal of Thrive Integrated Physical Therapy, Tamar Amitay is a highly regarded physical therapist recognized within the New York City medical community as a remarkable clinician, diagnostician and healer. Graduating in 1986 with academic honors from New York University she has over 28 years of clinical experience in rehabilitation and outpatient private practice and working at NYU Rusk Institute, JFK Medical Center and Plus One Physical Therapy. Tamar’s post graduate coursework is focused on manual therapy, biomechanical analysis, differential diagnosis and injury prevention. She holds post graduate manual therapy certificates from the Hospital for Special Surgery, the Institute of Physical Art, Diane Lee and LJ Lee’s Discover Physio Series, Kinetic Control, and the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Tamar is currently pursuing an advanced manual certification from the North American Institute of Orthopedic and Manual Therapy ( NAIOMT).
Tamar utilizes a biomechanical and neuromuscular approach to treatment utilizing advanced clinical reasoning and the most current evidenced based research to identify the underlying cause of the patients dysfunction and pain. Tamar is passionate in returning her patients to their maximum potential quickly and safely and empower them with both knowledge and self treatment techniques tailored to meet their specific needs. Tamar makes it her mission to optimize her patients wellness, pain free function and performance .
Tamar's specialty is in the treatment of cervical and lower back pain including herniated discs, sciatica, spinal instabilities, rib torsions, stenosis, radicular arm and leg pain and cervicogenic headaches. She is a certified Advanced Hip Clinician through the Hospital for Special Surgery and treats hip labral tears, hip tendonitis, tendonosis, impingements, osteoartitis and post surgical hip patients including hip labral tears and total joint arthoplasty. She has extensive experience in treating post surgical, orthopedic dysfunction and sports medicine injuries of the shoulder, knee ankle and hip.
She treats a variety of women's health issues including pre and post partum injury and post-mastectomy. Tamar also has a special interest in post Mastectomy care, and utilizes Pilates based therapeutic exercises and manual lymph drainage in a holistic approach to patient care.
In addition to her clinical work, Tamar is an assistant teacher in the doctoral program at Touro College for Spine. Tamar's outside interests revolve around her love of the arts, theatre, opera, Pilates and tennis.