About us physical therapy

Our Team

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Syosset Physical Therapy and Athletic Training is comprised of highly skilled and experienced Doctors of Physical Therapy as well as experienced Strength and Conditioning Coaches. We specialize in all common orthopedic injuries, pre/post-operative cases, sport and work related injuries, spinal pathologies, and soft tissue injuries.

Our Mission

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Syosset Physical Therapy and Athletic Training provides the best possible physical therapy care for Orthopedic and sports related injuries of all populations and ages. Our treatments are focused around the most current evidence based research. We are a manual therapy office that provides innovative services to safely and effectively accelerate the rehabilitation process. 

Our Philosophy

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Our rehabilitation philosophy at Syosset Physical Therapy and Athletic Training is simple…."Train Clever and Perform Better.” We employ the latest state of the art technology and method to enhance your recovery. Specializing in all orthopedic / sport injuries, gait and balance disorders, vestibular disorders, pediatric injuries, and sports performance. 

Meet Our Team

Joseph Cannisi, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Joseph Cannisi, DPT, ATC, CSCS is a NY licensed physical therapist, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, and Graston Technique provider.  Dr. Cannisi is originally from Island Park Long Island and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sacred Heart University with a BS in Athletic Training and Stony Brook University with a Doctorate of physical therapy.  


Dr. Cannisi’s specialties are in the treatment of orthopedic and sports related injuries as well as in sports performance training.  Joe has managed the treatment and performance training for intramural, club sports, and professional athletes at Clemson University, Stony Brook University, Farmingdale State College, and for many of Long Island’s elite hockey players .


Joe  served as a clinical instructor for doctorate students from across the country and was a mentor for students at Clemson University with interest in the professions of physical therapy and athletic training where he also directed the healthcare program for Clemson University club and intramural athletes.

John Bianchini, PT, DPT, CSCS

John Bianchini, DPT, CSCS is a licensed physical therapist, receiving his doctorate from Touro College in 2011. He competed in powerlifting until a back injury and through his own therapies developed an interest in becoming a physical therapist.


 He has developed a unique hands-on approach through a variety of post-grad coursework, in addition to having years of experience treating vestibular and balance dysfunctions which help to prevent falls and restore safety. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has helped many athletes return to their sports pain-free.

Raymond N. Cecora PT, DPT, MS, CEAS, CPT

Raymond N. Cecora PT, DPT, MS, CEAS, CPT,  graduated from Downstate Medical Center in May of 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. He then continued his education at Touro College, receiving his Advanced Masters Degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in June of 2004. Following his Master’s degree, he completed his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in May of 2005.


 In addition, he is a certified ergonomics assessment specialist as well as a personal trainer. He has a unique perspective in the field of physical therapy. In September of 1983, he sustained a severe spinal cord trauma that left him critically injured and paralyzed. Consequently, he attended four years of physical therapy to learn how to walk again. It was at this time that he developed a great respect for the field of physical therapy. 


As a patient and clinician, he has developed a deep understanding of physical dysfunction that has enabled him to help thousands of people recover from injury, illness, and surgery.

Tour Our Facility

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Facility Features

  • Climate controlled turf Area
  • Running and Gait analysis track 
  • State of the art weight room including: 
    • Olympic Lifting Platform and equipment
    • Power racks
    • TRX equipment
    • Kettle Bells and Med balls 
    • Sport cords/resisted and assisted sprinting devices 
    • Stability equipment 
  • Variety of Programs that encompass: 
    • Strength training
    • Cardio coaching
    • Flexibility/Mobility work
    • Power production/vertical jump
    • Core stability
    • Speed and agility 
    • Muscular and cardio endurance 
    • Weight loss