Lee Scantalides combines lifelong experience as a martial artist with his education as a movement specialist to develop and implement successful rehabilitation programs. He utilizes manual therapeutic techniques and neuromuscular re-education, in conjunction with individualized strength training, to restore patients’ wellness, allowing them to return to sporting activities, duties at work, and overall well-being.
Lee received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Touro College and was the recipient of the Research Achievement Award for exemplary performance. Lee is continuing his manual therapy education, studying for his level I and II manual certification. He is also a teaching assistant at Touro College for their DPT program.
He is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and as a Certified Personal Trainer. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the NSCA.
In 2005, Lee started his own personal training and coaching business. He also teaches programs on musculoskeletal pathologies and safe stretching protocols to trainers at Equinox Fitness Clubs and New York Sports Club. Lee has also successfully completed StrongFirst Kettlebell instructor certification.
To expand his martial arts skills, Lee has been training in Muay Thai kickboxing and was recently promoted to Elite level sparring. He has earned his 4th Dan (degree) black belt in Taekwondo, ranking him as a Master. Lee has trained in Uechi-Ryu Karate and Small Circle Japanese Ju-Jitsu since age six.