DR. NINA FIGUEROA, PT, DPT
With a DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from George Washington University and extensive experience at premier performance-based NYC physical therapy practices, founder Nina A. Figueroa, PT, DPT, opened Base PT with one goal: to provide highly personalized care backed by the most current research and effective techniques. With a history playing NCAA Division I women’s soccer as well as semi-professional soccer, she has a keen understanding of performance-related injuries and rehabilitation. She has also excelled in both outpatient orthopedics and inpatient care focused on post-operative orthopedics and neurological disabilities. Further, having worked with doctors behind IMPACT, a concussion assessment tool used throughout professional, collegiate and high school level sports, she has participated in the study and assessments of a growing post concussion rehab program. Dr. Figueroa practices evidence-based treatments and stays current on all relevant clinical studies. This ensures she can handle each patient’s unique physical circumstances and goals with the utmost care and respect.
SHAUN PAMINTUAN, PT, DPT
After completing a BS in Exercise Science at the California State University Long Beach, Shaun gained experience as an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer working in Huntington Beach, CA while simultaneously aiding PT’s in an outpatient orthopedic practice based in Pilates and hand therapy in Newport Beach, CA. He then went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Rutgers University. During his study, he treated a large variety of patients during his clinical experiences in acute care, short-term rehab, and outpatient orthopedic and neurologic clinics. Shaun went on to begin his career at a leading sport and orthopedic practice in Manhattan, where he gained valuable knowledge and experience working with an array of diagnoses. He continually keeps up with current research in sports and orthopedics to ensure that he provides optimal care to achieve the best outcomes with all his patients.
ALEX MORALES, MPT
Alex Morales, MPT received his masters of physical therapy degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York in 2007. He began his career at The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital where he acquired extensive clinical experience in treating a wide variety of post operative orthopedic diagnoses, and neurological disorders. From Burke, Alex worked in Pediatrics where he gained clinical experience in treating children with spectrum disorders, sensory deficits, and developmental delay. Prior to joining Base PT, Alex assisted in the opening of an outpatient physical therapy clinic that provided much needed services to an underserved community. With a passion for treating sports injuries, Alex focuses on manual techniques, neuromuscular reeducation, and sport specific training with a goal to restore his patients to their prior level of function as well as educate them on how to prevent the reoccurrence of injury.
KADEEM HOWELL, PT, DPT, PES, CES
Kadeem Howell's interest in the sports medical field began with his history of being a Division I Track and Field athlete for University of Albany where he adopted a passion for movement, manual therapy and sports performance. Kadeem would spend his free time volunteering with UAlbany's Sports Medicine staff. He then continued on to receive his Doctorate in Physical therapy from Long Island University.
During his time as a graduate student, he had the opportunity to perform clinical rotations in orthopedics, inpatient/outpatient hospitals, sub-acute rehab, and sports medicine, learning from world renown Physical Therapist Mike Reinold, Kevin Wilk, and Brian Mulligan. He has had the opportunity to work with the NFL's Buffalo Bills alongside the team's medical staff, as well as participate on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit organization 'Stand Tall: Physical Therapy for the Homeless'. Kadeem's certifications and other experience include: Functional Movement ScreenTM, Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM), and the Institute of Physical Arts.
Paloma Torres, Trainer
Paloma completed her studies at the University of Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise, Sport Science & Nutrition). Since then she has worked in a range of work environments and with many populations, workplace health and safety, health promotion, workplace rehabilitation, chronic cardiovascular disease rehabilitation and aged care to name a few. It wasn’t until moving to NYC 4 years ago where she finally got to work in her desired field - sports and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and she hasn’t looked back since. Her passions include helping others, as well as feeding her friends and family with her cooking.