John S. Ferrari, PT, MS (Founder, Co-Owner)

John is the co-owner of this well-respected practice, established in 1991. He graduated from Columbia University with an M.S. in physical therapy in 1986 and started his career at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He has over 31 years of direct patient-care experience. He has successfully applied his knowledge to the treatment of an orthopedics and neurological caseload, including low back, cervical, shoulder, hip, post-surgical cases, knee, foot, and elbow conditions. John has coached several youth soccer and basketball teams. John is presently a guest lecturer at John Jay College’s Health and Physical Education Program.

David N. Ziska, PT (Founder, Co-Owner)

David is the co-owner of Comprehensive Physical Therapy Associates. He earned his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Hunter College in 1986 as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Syracuse University. He began his career at New York Hospital and opened his practice in 1991 with co-owner John Ferrari. Has has over 31 years experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries with an emphasis on orthopedic diagnoses. Dave has been a youth basketball and baseball coach. Dave has experience in pediatric and adolescent sports injuries.

Christine J. Bergmann, PT

Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from SUNY HSC at Syracuse. She has over 32 years of experience including 15 years at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was Program Manager and supervised the out-patient clinic including hand and spine.. She has a focus on the treatment of orthopedic conditions including spine, hand, and extremity injuries as well as an interest in ergonomics, wellness, and women’s health issues. Chris is a competitive volleyball player.

Mary Spina – Bootsma, Billing Manager

Mary is the billing manager at Comprehensive Physical Therapy Associates. She has been with us for over 20 years. Mary handles all of the bills and claims here. She is in the office 5 days a week to answer any insurance and/or billing questions you may have. Her goal is to make the insurance process as simple as possible.