Pamela Paspa graduated magna cum laude in 1989 from New York University’s Physical Therapy Program. She immediately went to work at Mount Sinai Hospital, rotating through the acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient orthopedic departments. She soon realized that her passion was in orthopedics, and for the next 10 years Pam worked in private practices specializing in sports medicine and orthopedics.
Pam opened her private practice, Paspa Physical Therapy, in 1999. With hard work and diligence, she has grown the practice from a solo practice to one with five physical therapists. Kristen Tomlinson, her first employee, is still with her. Pam and her staff continually strive towards excellence in patient care, exemplified through patient satisfaction surveys and physician recommendations to the facility.
Pam has also had the wonderful opportunity to work with dancers and actors in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Although she no longer works directly in the theaters, she is often asked by the Actors Equity League to lecture to cast members about injury prevention when performing on inclined/raked stages.
Pam has taken many continuing education courses and has expertise in treating all areas of the body. She has completed myriad intensive workshops and has specialist certifications for spine, hip, and knee rehabilitation. Pam’s vast scope of knowledge also includes women’s health issues and the active aging adult.
Pam also has firsthand experience in rehabilitation and recovery from injury, having torn her ACL knee ligament in 2013 while skiing. It was only while being a patient herself did she truly understand the commitments needed for full recovery and return to sport. She gained a new level of respect for her patients who not only went to physical therapy appointments 2-3 times per week, but also did their home exercise program while keeping up with work and family responsibilities.
Pam continues to be an avid skier and a runner. She also enjoys yoga and meditation, playing tennis, cycling, and hiking. Pam lives in downtown Manhattan with her husband and two teenage children. She understands the challenges of juggling a family and career, and is proud to be both physical therapist and a mom.