Meet Our Physical Therapists
Vikash Sharma, PT, DPT, OCs, COMT
Vikash graduated from Elon University of North Carolina with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Exercise Sports Science and a minor in Philosophy. He went on to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy from The George Washington University and has since completed his orthopedic residency at Temple University. He is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Vikash has undergone rigorous training and testing to achieve his Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) designation through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. He is also a certified Running Coach through The Road Runners Club of America and The United States Track and Field Association.
Vikash has a strong passion for continuing education and he is an evidence-driven practitioner committed to remaining at the forefront of the profession. He has worked to educate physical therapy students and has lectured for various establishments throughout New York. Over the course of his career, Vikash has obtained certifications in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), the Titelist Performance Institute (TPI) Level I Golf Certification, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) and Stick Mobility. He has also obtained Active Release Technique (ART) and Functional Range Release (FRR) Manual Therapy certifications. Vikash is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the United States Track and Field Association.
Vikash has been an avid runner and weight trainer for most of his life and competes in local road races. He also loves to play golf, hike, skateboard, meditate and practice yoga.
Joseph Gambino, PT, DPT, CSCS
Joe Gambino has been a personal trainer/strength and conditioning coach for the past 9 years. He has worked with all walks of life ranging from stay at home moms to collegiate level athletes. He graduated from CUNY Queens College with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition in 2010. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Touro in 2015. Since then Joe has obtained certifications in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Kettlebells (Kettlebell Concepts), Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), and in Functional Range Release (FRR) for manual therapy.
Joe has a strong passion for continuing education and evidenced based practice that allows him to stay current in the field and provide individualized care to his patients. Joe currently is an adjunct professor at Queens College teaching Fitness Through Diet and Exercise as well as lecturing at various establishments on posture and desk ergonomics.
Joe is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and in his free time, he likes to strength train, play golf, football and basketball, read, and drink coffee.
Austin Shiurna, Office Manager
Austin originally started as an outside consultant with Perfect Stride Physical Therapy and became the full-time office manager in October 2013. Austin graduated from the University at Buffalo where he double-majored in Business Administration and the Pre-Physical Therapy program.
Austin is involved in several aspects of the company including billing, marketing, I.T., social media, and insurance inquiries, as well as managing the administrative operations of the office. His versatility and willingness to take on new challenges has been a valuable asset to PSPT. With his guidance, PSPT has been able to streamline the administrative processes that are required between patient, insurance, and clinician, thus minimizing the administrative burden on the treatment team. This allows the physical therapists to focus their energy on obtaining results for their patients.
In his spare time he plays basketball, he also enjoys cooking, woodworking, archery, and the outdoors.
TYLER DENN-THIELE, PT, DPT, CSCS
Tyler graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Clinical Health Studies and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from from Ithaca College in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. During his time in Ithaca Tyler was widely involved in athletics. He was a decathlete on the NCAA DIII Track and Field team for four of his years there and was a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, who worked with athletes of many levels.
Tyler has conducted research that has been published and presented at multiple conferences throughout the world including the American College of Sports Medicine in Boston, MA and the World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, Ireland. Tyler’s love for research drives him to be a clinician who is dedicated to practicing evidence-based medicine and staying up to date on best practices in Physical Therapy. Tyler is an active member of The American Physical Therapy Association, specifically, he has worked with the #choosePT campaign to help combat the opioid epidemic as well as with multiple schools and organizations to get students involved in continuing education and professional growth opportunities.
Tyler is dedicated to running and triathlon training as well as wellness throughout the lifespan. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, traveling, cooking and watching the New York Islanders.