ABE KOPOLOVICH, DPT, MBA

Physical Therapist, Director of Rehab

Dr. Abe graduated LIU with a BS/MS in PT with Honors Distinction in 2003, Post-Clinical Doctorate (DPT) in 2007, MBA-Healthcare from Touro College in 2010, and an Advanced Orthopedic Residency from Touro College in 2013. He has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2000. Dr. Kopolovich treats all ages from infancy, orthopedics, and geriatrics. He specializes in Torticollis, Orthopedic injury and surgery, and Geriatric impairments such as arthritis. Dr. Abe grew up in Boro Park and has been an active part of the community for over 30 years. He is fluent in Yiddish, Russian, and Hebrew.

RIKKI KOPOLOVICH, OT

Occupational Therapist, Director of Rehab

Rikki Kopolovich is a graduate from Touro College where she earned a BS/MS in occupational therapy with honors in January 2008. She has been an active member of the Occupational Therapy Association since 2010. Her family is three generations in Boro Park and a staple reputation as community leaders. Rikki is the conductor in the office making sure that all things run smoothly. She enjoys painting and meteorology.

ALAN FRIEDMAN, MD, FAAPMR

Physiatrist - Coordinator of Rehab

Dr. Friedman graduated from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in 1993, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation. He is a specialist in diagnosing nerve pathologies using EMG analysis and is an expert in treating spine, sports and rehabilitation issues. Dr. Friedman grew up in West Orange, NJ and currently lives in Israel. He manages both practices in Israel and NY treating patients with unsurpassed one-on-one quality.

JANE GEORGE

LICENSED PT

Jane is originally from India and is fluent in English and Hindi. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master’s degree in physical therapy. Jane enjoys being a physical therapist and loves making a difference in peoples lives every day by lessening their physical ailments. She is a simple and honest person who prioritizes the safety and well being of all her patients. In her free time, Jane likes to read books and listen to music. She loves to travel and tries to visit a new place every year. Jane loves meeting new people and loves cheering them up.

HUIFANG LI

LICENSED PTA

Huifang Li graduated from LaGuardia Community College in 2018 and is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She believes that there will be a great sense of happiness and accomplishment when she does something for others to improve their quality of life. She was born and raised in Guangdong, China and is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. She is an outgoing and friendly person who likes reading, singing, and photography.

DANIELLE SALMAN

Office Manager

Danielle was born and raised in Brooklyn NY. She comes from a middle eastern background and is fluent in Hebrew. She is currently an EMT and volunteers in BCEMS during the school year. She is pursuing her dream to become a physical therapist with the hopes of changing peoples’ lives. She enjoys the challenge and loves tackling them with a smile. Her enthusiasm and demeanor encourage the patients to progress and get well.

BINYOMIN WEIL, RD

NUTRITION

Binyomin Weil is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with a Bachelor in Psychology from Touro College and Masters in Nutrition from Brooklyn College. He completed a Dietetic Internship through Brooklyn College, where he interned at various institutions including a hospital and an eating disorder treatment long-term health program. Combining the psychology of behavior change and the latest nutrition science he coaches individuals to find a personalized way of eating that promotes.

SUSANNA GEVORGYAN

PT AIDE

Susanna is originally from Armenia. She hopes to become a Physical Therapist and has volunteered/worked in the field for over two years. Susanna enjoys helping others and is very patient with people; she brings a calming feel to everything she does.

MICHELLE VILENCHIK

PT AIDE

Michelle is fluent in Russian and has a strong passion for helping others. She is a strong advocate for justice and aspires to go to law school. You can often find Michelle cracking a few jokes. Some may make you smile while others may make you want to finish faster and leave.

JUSTIN BUNYAN

PT AIDE

Justin was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York but has never been confined to these parameters. He has traveled to a variety of places throughout the world such as China, France, Israel, Italy, Vietnam, and more. While Justin has yet to decide whether being a Physician Assistant or a Doctor is a more suitable choice for him, he is fervent in helping people and seeks to learn about medicine and the intricacies of the human body. He recently became an EMT-B which exposed him to emergency medicine.

WESLEY BROOKS

PT AIDE

Wesley Brooks was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He has always had an interest in health sciences, specifically patient care and rehabilitation. He really enjoys helping people and tries hard to assist in anyway possible. Pursuing a degree in Human Biology, he hopes to one day have a career in rehabilitation or become a physical therapist.

MICHELLE (SHELLY) MIKHNEKO

PT AIDE

Shelly was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is a recent college graduate, with a degree in physical anthropology. She aspires to be an occupational therapist, which stems from her desire to help people. In her time away from school and work, she likes to sing, read, bake, and watch funny movies with her friends.

MARK YUSUPOV

PT AIDE

Mark is an avid fitness enthusiast and former personal trainer. He enjoys helping people and seeing them progress through their fitness. He plans to pursue further studies in the health sciences and become a physical therapist in the near future. On his free time, Mark enjoys going to the gym, hanging out with his friends, and loves to fish whenever he has a chance.

RENEE SANCHEZ

PT AIDE

Renee Sanchez is a current college student with a passion for helping others. A Brooklyn native, her upbringing influenced her desire to work in rehabilitation. She enjoys helping those in need and loves seeing their progress. She hopes to finish school and help make a difference with those around her.

CHRISTINA ROSE

PT VOLUNTEER

Christina Rose is a Brooklyn Native. She is a Costa Rican American who is fluent in both English and Spanish. Ever since she tore her ACL playing Basketball she knew she wanted to help others. In her free time, Christina loves to sing, read and find new adventures