Pamela Paspa, PT
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/Sports Medicine and through hard work and diligence she opened her private practice in 1999.
She takes a Total Body or Whole Body approach to treating her patients, locating the faulty movement pattern or muscle imbalance which is generating the pain or dysfunction. Understanding this is key to finding the cause of a problem and not just treating symptoms. The goal is always getting patients back to the activity or sport they love.
Pam and her staff continually strive towards excellence in patient care, exemplified through patient satisfaction surveys and physician recommendations to the facility.
Kristen Tomlinson, MSPT
Senior Staff Therapist
Kristen graduated summa cum laude from Long Island University’s Physical Therapy Master’s Program in 1995. She began her career with a prominent sports physical therapy practice specializing in orthopedic injuries of both professional and amateur athletes. As an athlete her whole life, she gained an appreciation of the physical and mental components needed to successfully compete.
Kristen has spent her life playing many sports including softball, swimming, soccer, basketball, tennis, and golf. After college, Kristen played competitive rugby for over ten years lending to her experience with on and off-field sports injuries. She remains an avid tennis player and also enjoys swimming, diving, golfing, hiking, and any activity that takes her outdoors.
Hugo Verdi Fortin, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist
Hugo Verdi Fortin considers his profession more than a traditional 9-5 workday. He is committed to achieving his patients’ individual goals through teaching them to better understand their own bodies. His therapy technique reinforces his core philosophy that a body that moves efficiently is the key to a long and healthy life.
Hugo is a proud alumnus of Columbia University, holding a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has practiced outpatient orthopedic physical therapy extensively in the greater New York metropolitan area.
Outside of work, Hugo’s passion for health and wellness translates to his individual life. He is a former NCAA D1 tennis player and a member of the USTA 5.0 Men’s Tennis League in New York, with a tennis career stretching back to his childhood. Hugo competed both on a national and international tournament level. During his free time, he also enjoys playing both squash and basketball.
Hugo is a proud alumnus of Columbia University, holding a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He is well versed in current research for advanced orthopedics, management of foot and ankle injuries, sports rehabilitation, and temporomandibular dysfunction and integrative therapies.
He has practiced outpatient orthopedic physical therapy extensively in the greater New York metropolitan area and has found his home here at Paspa. Hugo brings a wide breadth of experience in treating a large spectrum of both chronic and acute injuries within a patient group of diverse age and occupation.
Delon was born and raised in New York City. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from the Health Professions and Human Services High School in 2003. While a marine, he served as an administrator until the fulfillment of his four year contract obligation. Shortly after discharge from the corps, Delon entered a training program to become a credentialed medical assistant. This provided training in both administrative and clinical duties within the medical field.
After graduating valedictorian of the program, Delon continued his education and improved proficiency and effectiveness as an administrator through real world job experience. Delon is the medical administrator for Paspa Physical Therapy, while continuing ongoing clinical education.
Vashnee graduated Queens Borough Community College in Exercise Science and Kinesiology. She is passionate in Health and Wellness and her goal is to complete a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in the near future. She is a proud member of the United States Army Reserves. In Vashnee’s spare time, she enjoys running outdoors, hot yoga and working out at her local gym.
Physical Therapy Aides
Rianna Bledsoe, Stanislav “Stas” Banartsev, and Maggie Perkal are currently working as physical therapy aides. They are aspiring Physical Therapists dedicated to providing friendly and knowledgeable support to the physical therapists and patients during their recovery. They will be applying to PT programs next year.