Family owned and operated since 1981 Community Physical Therapy was founded in a humble 450 square foot office in Middle Village Queens. Community Physical Therapy was founded with the mission of helping people overcome pain and disability through clinical expertise and personal attention. Over time our reputation for one on one physical therapy treatments and hands on approach created a loyal clientele. Due to increased demand, in 1999, Community Physical Therapy went beyond offering only the people of Queens physical therapy services, and opened its second location in Manhattan, in the well known 388 Greenwich st office building. In 2004 we expanded further with the opening of Community Physical Therapy Brooklyn NY. In 2016 Community Physical Therapy merged with Metro Sports Medicine, allowing us to provide a greater range of services to a wider array of patients.
Consistent with our philosophy of “lifelong learning” all of our therapists regularly attend continuing education seminars to ensure you receive the most efficient and modern treatment available.
Roslyn Sofer PT, DPT, OCS
Founder/ Manager, Queens Office
Dr. Sofer has over 50 years of clinical experience in the field of Physical Therapy. Her dedication to her profession and practice has established her as one of New York’s most revered and respected clinicians. She completed her PhD in health sciences, in 2014, while maintaining her clinical practice at CPT and her positions as a full time assistant professor in the Touro College Physical Therapy program and a part-time assistant professor at SUNY Downstate. She has been a featured presenter at numerous national and international conferences and has authored a chapter in a widely used textbook entitled “Musculoskeletal Essentials.” Dr. Sofer received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1964 and went on to earn her Master of Arts and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Touro College. She earned her Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 1987. With her vast experience and knowledge Dr. Sofer continues to be fascinated by the human body’s resilience in recovery from injury and takes joy in sharing her knowledge with patients and students alike.
David Sofer PT, DPT
Manager, Brooklyn Office
Dr. David Sofer’s reputation for clinical excellence and dedication to the Physical Therapy profession have established him as a prominent and respected member of New York’s Physical Therapy community. His commitment to his patients and profession go beyond the clinic. Dr. Sofer is the Chairman for the Advisory Panel on Payment for the New York Physical Therapy Association and a former member of their Board of Directors, an adjunct assistant professor in the SUNY Downstate Physical Therapy Program, a leading advocate for patients’ rights and an active member of the Alliance of Independent Physical Therapists and the Council of Licensed Physiotherapists. Dr. Sofer graduated from the University at Buffalo Physical Therapy Program in 2000. Since then he has taken numerous advanced clinical courses and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through the Evidence in Motion educational institution in 2011.
Andrew Maynard-Reid PT
Staff Physical Therapist, Queens Office
When first meeting Andrew Maynard-Reid you can’t help but feel welcomed by his big smile and upbeat attitude. Shortly thereafter you will recognize his keen skill and expertise in orthopedic rehabilitation. Andrew joined Community Physical Therapy in 2003. He has particular interest in the fields of manual therapy and sports rehab and is proficient in treating patients of all ages. A graduate of Andrews University, he earned his Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2000. Andrew shares his knowledge with future PT’s by volunteering his time as an assistant clinical instructor to Physical Therapy students from numerous local universities. A true renaissance man, outside of the office, Andrew is an accomplished photographer.
Staff PT, Brooklyn Officee
Meghna Kanakia is an insightful and attentive physical therapist working in our Brooklyn office. Ms. Kanakia serves on the executive committee of the Private Practitioners Group (P.P.G), Mumbai branch, of which she has been a member since 2006. She has also been an active member of the Indian Association of Physical Therapists since 2002. Over the past decade, Ms. Kanakia has routinely taken advantage of continuing education courses to enhance and add to her considerable knowledge and experience of physical therapy. The courses she has taken have addressed various aspects of the discipline, including manual therapy, motor control, sensory integration, neurodynamics, and Stott Pilates. Her consultations are always thorough and designed to accommodate individual needs and concerns. She consistently uses gentle techniques to treat and manage her patients’ pain.Ms. Kanakia earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the Sancheti Healthcare Academy, College of Physiotherapy in Pune, India. She is licensed to practice physical therapy in New York; she is also certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Ms. Kanakia is an avid traveler and loves exploring new destinations and cultures.
John Murray PT
Staff Physical Therapist, Manhattan Office
With over 20 years experience in the field of Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation John Murray is one of New York’s premier Physical Therapists. He graduated from UMD&J in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and since then has dedicated himself to continually broadening his depth of knowledge in the field. John recently completed his studies with the Titleist Performance Institute and earned certification as a Level One Golf Fitness Instructor. His special areas of expertise are in muscular stabilization of the lumbar spine and in human movement analysis, specifically the throwing shoulder and the full golf swing. John’s success comes from his ability to consistently identify and correct the physical disorders that limit people from reaching their fullest potential.
Office Manager, Brooklyn Office
When first entering the office you will be welcomed by Cherisse and her infectious smile. She takes pride in helping patients with all non-clinical matters including scheduling or insurance issues. She is excellent at assisting patients through the often complex medical system. When not in the office Cherisse can often be found spending time with her 4 sons and 3 grandchildren or bass fishing in Prospect Park.
Office Manager, Queens Office
Susan has been a dedicated member of the CPT family since its foundation in 1981. She is the backbone of all non-clinical office operations. She is an expert in dealing with insurance companies and has an in depth understanding of the medical billing process. When you have questions regarding your coverage, she’s the one with the answers. During Susan’s free time, she enjoys theater, concerts, reading as well as planning and enjoying events with her many nieces and nephews.
The caring and knowledgable physical therapy healthcare professionals at Community Physical Therapy take most physical therapy insurance plans.