Luke Bongiorno is one of New York City’s most prominent physical therapists, Luke practices a “hands-on” approach, combining his advanced manual skills, including trigger point therapy and myofascial release with neuromuscular/exercise re-education, optimizing his patient’s recovery and performance. Because of his impressive success rate, New York City’s leading surgeons refer their most difficult cases to Luke to help their patients return to optimal function and prevent recurrent injury.
Luke teaches advanced skills courses to elite physical therapists in Lisbon, San Paulo, Houston, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, Australia, Johannesburg, Holland and New York City. In addition, he is a trusted provider for athletes from the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLS leagues, as well as various professional Italian soccer teams.
Among the most highly regarded in his field, Luke is in demand internationally as an educator, certifying other therapists at a mastery level in advanced manual skills. Luke has a strong belief that education improves the quality of his industry. He teaches courses on Manual Therapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapies, Neurofascial mobilization, and spine pathology.
As an avid athlete, Luke is at the cutting-edge of helping fellow athletes return to their sport after an injury. He has extensive experience in the management of acute and chronic sporting injuries, and has both completed marathons and been part of the medical team for marathons and triathlons around the country. Luke is also affiliated with football and triathlon teams. He treats professional and Olympic athletes, as well as touring performing arts/dance company members.
Luke graduated with honors from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and has since received the Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy. Luke also has training in McKenzie Method mechanical diagnosis and therapy, McConnell knee and shoulder treatment, and advanced taping techniques. He is currently involved in clinical research focused on injury management and is developing guidelines for injury prevention in sports medicine and in the workplace.
Luke is certified as a personal trainer by the International Sports and Fitness Training Association (ISFTA) and an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the Sports Physical Therapy Association.