Meet Dr. Kelly Picciurro, PT, DPT, COMT, CKTP

Dr. Kelly Picciurro – Physical Therapist & Myofascial Release Specialist

Dr. Kelly Picciurro, a New Jersey native, is the Midtown location’s clinical director. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University’s School of Health Professions, graduating with honors in clinical excellence.  Prior to obtaining her Doctorate, she attended the University of Maryland-College Park, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She has advanced training in manual therapies, specifically in the Maitland Australian Approach and myofascial release. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) and has additional certifications in Myofascial Decompression (cupping), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and is a Certified Kinesiology Taping Practitioner.

Dr. Picciurro has taken advanced courses in upper cervical dysfunction and is skilled in treating headaches, vertigo and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. She also has vast clinical experience working with orthopedic conditions – including working with post-operative patients, marathon runners, dancers and other athletes. Over the past few years, she has secured partnerships with several wellness and exercise facilities as well as corporate entities in the New York City area, giving lectures, providing consultations, and advising their clients.

Kelly’s passion and curiosity for physical therapy can be traced back to her childhood when she suffered several injuries in her years as a competitive dancer.  This combined with her natural instinct as a people person and her passion for helping others is what ultimately led her to a career in physical therapy.

Her excitement for the profession has only grown as she has watched numerous patients benefit and achieve their maximum potential with her assistance. Kelly’s unique approach to patient-care stems from her pride in holistic and personalized treatment while focusing on each individual she has the pleasure of working with.

Kelly enjoys taking Pilates classes in her downtime and incorporates these exercises with her patients as she feels Pilates is safe and effective for injury prevention and recovery. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going to the beach.


Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, University of Maryland-College Park

Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Rutgers University’s School of Health Professions

Physical Therapy License

New York

Physical Therapy Philosophy

What is our philosophy? At Spring Forward Physical Therapy, our unique approach will address both the resultant painful injury while also treating the reason behind it. This plan of care will ensure a faster recovery that will also provide a higher level of wellness for you than before the injury.

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Spring Forward PT was recognized by Mount Sinai as a trusted rehabilitation provider. The Trusted Rehabilitation Provider Network is a network of rehabilitation providers that have been carefully assessed on operational practices, physical environment, and clinical competencies to fall in line with what you would expect from Mount Sinai.

Spring Forward PT was ranked as one of the top 20 physical therapists in New York according to Expertise. Expertise reviewed 1,825 Physical Therapists serving New York City and picked the top 20, scoring the practices on more than 25 variables across five categories; reputation, credibility, experience, availability, and professionalism.

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Source: Google | Mar 27, 2022

Dr Berman explained everything to me about the cause of my sciatica and what he can do to help the healing. Then he sent me exercises to do at home (videos - more helpful than written explanations) to supplement the...

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This was my first experience with PT and I came in with a bad shoulder. Danielle was great at assessing the problem, and in each sessions we saw the improvements. What I really liked is the willingness to take time...

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