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Caring for New Yorkers
for 30+ Years!

At Back into Balance, we are committed to uncovering the root cause of imbalance and pain in your body.


Back into Balance Physical Therapy, a team of highly educated and collaborative physical therapists. Our therapists conduct unparalleled 75-minute evaluations and create prescriptive exercise programs customized to your body that integrate a mind-body approach.

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Nishita started her journey of becoming a physical therapist in India, where she completed her Bachelor's in Physical Therapy in 2016. She then went on to pursue a Master in Advancing Physiotherapy Practice from Coventry University, U.K., in 2017 to further cement her clinical skills. After working as a PT in a clinic, she opened her own clinic in Mumbai, India in 2020. She has extensively worked with clients experiencing musculoskeletal and sports injuries. She recently completed a Master's in Exercise and Nutrition Science from The University of Tampa, FL, where she gained further experience in the field of strength and conditioning. Outside of work, she enjoys going on hikes and exploring nature, as well as visiting museums and trying out new restaurants.


Amelia received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Barnard College and is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in Toronto. Amelia is highly skilled at focused trigger points, deep tissue, and orthopedic work to release stubborn patterns of long-standing tension and pain. Her wide breadth of specialty massage skills includes working with geriatric patient populations. In addition, she has completed continuing education in Shiatsu and Reflexology at the Pacific College of Health and Science in Manhattan. Additionally, Amelia has experience in intra-oral massage for TMJ, cancer/oncology massage, lymphatic drainage, and pre and postpartum massage. She has a background in providing massage therapy to patients recovering from strokes and acquired brain and spinal cord injuries. Amelia enjoys cooking and baking, watching classic movies, and traveling in her free time.


Elle was born in Colorado and raised in Texas. She has also lived in Florida, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia before achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a New Yorker. She has spent her professional career becoming an expert in customer service. She is a people person through and through and is always here to help if you need anything. In her free time, she enjoys taking walks through the city, spending time with friends and is an avid moviegoer.

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Susan and her team are, without a doubt, the best anyone can hope to find for both preventative and restorative physical therapy. Susan looks at the patient as a whole person, not just what the injury or complaint may be. This quality is a rarity in modern medicine. She has tirelessly helped us with keeping ourselves healthy, aging well, and maintaining a good lifestyle. She's thoughtful and thorough and doesn't automatically move into typical solutions. Unlike most physical therapist offices that we have been to, Back into Balance is not a mass production facility. This is personalized care of the highest quality.

Robin Seibert

No better PT place then Back Into Balance - they work with you one on one and are hands on.

Jeffrey Silverman

I have been a grateful client of Back Into Balance's remarkably talented therapists for over twenty years.

David Weiner


Susan is the founder of Back into Balance. After receiving a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology, Susan studied at New York University and received another Bachelors in Physical Therapy. She then received a Masters in Pathokinesiology at New York University. Susan worked at New York Hospital for nine years prior to opening Back into Balance. She has studied and specialized in teaching exercise training and working with balance disorders. Susan has completed post-graduate training in soft tissue and spinal manipulation and many other Physical Therapy specialties. She has Rock Steady Boxing method and LSVT certifications for treating Parkinson’s. In an attempt to connect mind and body, Susan is a trained meditation teacher in various meditation techniques, which she often integrates into treatment. Susan lives with her family in NYC and is a dedicated yoga practitioner. She is an advocate for healthy eating and loves to cook. Susan also enjoys traveling and partaking in NYC culture, including going to the theater and museums.


Ayala majored in Education at Washington University in St. Louis and received her Master's in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in 1999. Over the course of her career, Ayala has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis on degenerative disease, balance disorders, and post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation. She has received SFMA certification, certification in mat-based Pilates, and is also trained in craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation. Ayala enjoys living in NYC with her family and, in her spare time, enjoys long power walks, swimming, HIIT workouts, going to the theater, and traveling.


Esther was born and raised in NYC and received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology and Psychology from Rutgers University. She went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University. Esther then worked at Hoboken University Medical Center before joining Back into Balance in October 2017. Esther has extensive experience in working with the adult and geriatric population, specifically patients with balance disorders. Esther has additional certification in Tai Chi for Health and loves incorporating Tai Chi into her treatment of balance deficits. She is also an avid practitioner of Pilates and hopes to convey an understanding of proper form during exercise and the importance of recovery in her patients. Esther excels in connecting with her patients and takes on a mind-body approach, focusing on comprehensive treatment. Esther enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, and discovering new restaurants in NYC and beyond!


Nicole grew up on Long Island before receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences at the University of Miami. She stayed in Miami and went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Miami as well. Nicole then returned to NYC to complete her Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy at New York University, during which time she worked for NYU Langone before joining the Back into Balance team. She then took her specialty board exam and is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. She has worked extensively with adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations and with patients with orthopedic, post-operative, and neurological disorders. Nicole is an avid participant in exercise barre classes and completed her first half marathon. She also enjoys traveling, exploring NYC, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family.

Meet the Team

We are dedicated to helping our patients exercise intelligently and efficiently to heal their bodies, avert the need for surgery and prevent the recurrence of pain and injury.

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