Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Lee Scantalides provided expert services as a strength coach/personal trainer and as a martial arts instructor. Lee utilizes his experience as a martial artist and his education as a movement specialist to successfully create and implement rehabilitation programs for his patients. In conjunction with individualized strength training, Lee utilizes manual therapeutic techniques and neuromuscular re-education to restore patient’s wellness so they may return to sporting activities, duties at work, and overall well-being.
Lee earned his Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder in 2003. While at CU, Lee was the captain of his Taekwondo team competing nationally and at regional tournaments. After moving to NYC, Lee turned his focus to personal training and continuing his career teaching Taekwondo. As an instructor, Lee taught beginner and advanced classes at Eastside Taekwondo to children and adults; preparing them for regional competition and belt exams. Lee began personal training at Equinox Fitness Clubs where he completed all levels of their rigorous and exclusive education program from the Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI), achieving Tier 3 Elite Plus status. In 2005, Lee started his own training and coaching business where he trains clients privately at various locations around NYC. In addition to training/coaching private clients, Lee teaches educational programs on musculoskeletal pathologies and safe stretching protocols to novice and experienced trainers at Equinox Fitness Clubs and New York Sports Club.
Lee received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Touro College in Manhattan in 2010, where he was the recipient of the Research Achievement Award for exe
Touro College, Manhattan
Awards and Publications
Recipient of the Research Achievement Award for Exemplary Performance in Research Statistics