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Zelik Ziegelbaum, RPT

Zelik is a board certified physical therapist. He is the owner of Zelik Ziegelbaum Physical Therapy and ZZ Fitness. Zelik has been practicing Physical Therapy for the past 32 years in the state of New York after obtaining his degree from Hunter College in New York City. He has worked with and treated professional athletes as well as local sports teams. Zelik remains up to date on the latest treatment techniques by attending seminars and continuing education lectures around the greater New York area. In addition to English, Zelik speaks both Russian and Latvian fluently. He is a current APTA member, and is affiliated with The Hospital for Special Surgery.

Zelik was an accomplished wrestler in his country of birth, Latvia. Prior to coming to the U.S. in 1976, he wrestled in the Russian army’s sports battalion. During his service, he was designated “Master of Sport”, equivalent to All-American in the United States. Zelik wrestled for Hofstra University and was awarded the school’s first international athletic scholarship. He continues to wrestle competitively, and won the silver medal in Ankara, Turkey during the Veterans World Championships for freestyle in 2009. Zelik is also an avid tennis player, skier and certified SCUBA diver and triathlete.

Rob Ziegelbaum, PT, DPT, TPI

Rob is a board certified physical therapist. He attended Boston University in Massachusetts for his undergraduate degree in psychology. After completing his coursework in Boston, Rob returned to New York and studied at New York Institute of Technology where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Rob has spent time in both New York City and Long Island as an owner and practitioner in outpatient orthopedic clinics. He has treated professional athletes and famous actors while using his ability to speak Spanish.  He regularly attends seminars and continuing education courses to further his knowledge in the field. Rob holds his black belt in karate and has competed on the national level; he snowboards, exercises regularly and is a competitive triathlete. He played club lacrosse at Boston University and is also a certified SCUBA diver. Rob is a current member of the APTA.