Hello Everyone! My name is Jari Haile and I’m so excited to be joining the team at Thrive Integrated Physical Therapy! With experienced and skilled clinicians, amazing patients and a beautiful clinic located in downtown, what more could I ask for!
I am an east coast native – born and raised in Maryland. After high school, I moved to Pittsburgh to study Athletic Training at Duquesne University. I was ready to trade in the east coast winters for the sunny beaches of Los Angeles, so I moved across the country to obtain my Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. After practicing in healthcare for nearly a decade, I decided to move back east and relocate to New York City.
People often ask me, “Why in the world would you leave Los Angeles?” Being from Maryland, I always felt as if the east coast was calling for me. I missed the hustle and bustle, the daily interactions with new people, and most of all the proximity to my family. However, there are things that I dearly miss about LA: nearly perfect weather year-round, easy access to amazing hiking trails and mountains, and an abundance of delicious international cuisines.
In order to provide a smooth transition to NYC, I decided to try to find my favorite things about Los Angeles in NYC. First, is my love for hiking. In LA, there are many canyons, mountains, parks and scenic overlooks. My favorite hikes included the Solstice Canyon and Temescal Canyon Trails in Malibu. I enjoyed the ability to get an amazing workout, be nestled amongst the trees, and also get a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Through my research, I was pleasantly surprised that I can explore the great outdoors not too far from the Big Apple. I am excited to check out Breakneck Ridge Trail which offers coveted water views and an almost 1,400 feet elevation gain. Also, it is accessible via train, which is an added bonus!
Another thing I will miss is the amazing diversity of global cuisines that can be found in Los Angeles. I will miss getting Bun Thit Nuong Cha Gio from my favorite Vietnamese place, Shoyu Ramen from my favorite Japanese spot, and Korean BBQ from so many great locations in K-town. I have found that the diversity of cuisines located in LA can actually be rivaled in NYC. I am quickly developing “new favorites” that will replace my lost favorites of Los Angeles. However, there has been no competition that rivals the amazing tacos and Mexican cuisine from Los Angeles. That is one thing that NYC cannot replace.
If you have any suggestions on your favorite hikes, places to eat, or local tips please let me know! I’m excited to start a new journey and to explore this vibrant city.
PLEASE NOTE: Jari’s schedule is now open and accepting both new and established patients. Give us a call to get set up an appointment (212) 254-7750 . READ HER FULL BIO HERE.