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Professional Statement

  • Determination Physical Therapy was founded by Dr. Yakov Simkhayev, PT, DPT.
  • Dr. Simkhayev graduated from Touro College with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2005. Yakov’s Pre-Doctorate studies were completed at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
  • Prior to starting Determination Physical Therapy, Dr. Simkhayev has worked within the Long Island Jewish Health System at Franklin Hospital where he specialized in: acute, sub-acute and post-op patients. He has extensive experience in treating patients with diagnosis of CVA (commonly known as stroke), Multiple Sclerosis, and total knee and hip replacements.
  • Dr. Simkhayev’s clinical experience also extends to working in an outpatient setting with a focus on orthopedic and geriatric population. As a physical therapist, Dr. Simkhayev's experience is in treating numerous orthopedic and sports related injuries with an emphasis on using various manual therapy techniques.
  • Dr. Simkhayev Specializes in:
  • - Treatment of cervical and lower back pain
  • - Herniated discs
  • - Scoliosis
  • - Sciatica
  • - SI joint pain
  • - Spinal instabilities
  • - Rib torsions
  • - Radiating Pain
  • - Stenosis
  • - Cervicogenic Headaches
  • - Post Surgical Orthopedic Dysfunctions
  • - Sports Injuries
  • Dr. Yakov Simkhayev uses a bio-mechanical and neuromuscular approach to treatment based on his post-graduate work with the Institute of Physical Art. Dr. Simkhayev utilizes clinical reasoning and the most current cutting-edge evidence based research to identify a specific diagnosis and prescribe individualized treatment and therapeutic exercise. His studies in self learning/improvement, clinical education, professional endeavors, wellness and prevention are important to the goal of an improved condition.


  • Touro College.
  • City University of New York.

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
  • Spanish