Riva PreilJonathan NouryMelissa GoldsteinKatie Shillman

Riva Preil, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, CLT

Leading Physical Therapist in NYC for Pelvic Floor Therapy

Riva is a leading pelvic floor physical therapist. After graduating from Hunter College, Riva practiced at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center’s (SJRMC) outpatient department treating patients with various musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Riva’s passion for women’s health led her to create the Pelvic Floor Program at SJRMC, where she treated women with bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction. After her experience at SJRMC, Riva worked at a renowned pelvic floor physical therapy clinic in New York City where she continued to treat women with various pelvic floor disorders, including, dyspareunia, interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia, pudendal neuralgia, constipation, incontinence, prenatal and postpartum conditions, pelvic organ prolapse, and chronic pelvic pain. Riva has also treated pediatric bladder and bowel dysfunction.

Riva is Also Trained Craniosacral Therapy and Other Modalities

In addition to using therapeutic exercise and manual therapy, Riva is certified in various modalities to help her patients achieve their goals. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy (WCS) and she received biofeedback certification in treating pelvic floor dysfunction from BCB-PMD. She is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) through the Academy of Lymphatics, allowing her to treat individuals who experience upper and/or lower extremity swelling. Furthermore, she is trained in Craniosacral Therapy to help patients with hyper-sensitized central nervous systems and disruptions in cerebrospinal fluid flow.

To complement her clinical experience, Riva hosted a pelvic floor radio show and writes a blog on women’s health. She is excited about being the founder and owner of Revitalize Physical Therapy, and she looks forward to having the opportunity to help many along their healing journey.

Jonathan Noury, PT, DPT

Jonathan is a physical therapist who specializes in treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunctions and cancer related rehabilitation needs. After graduating from New York Medical College, Jonathan practiced at NYU Langone Health working with general medicine patients in the hospital setting. There, he worked with patients recovering from various medical conditions to ensure patients stayed independent in their ability to walk and care for themselves while the medical team stabilized their condition. He then transitioned to outpatient specialty unit where he treats patients with pelvic floor dysfunctions and cancer treatment related dysfunctions such as lymphedema and radiation fibrosis.

Jonathan has experience working with male and female pelvic floor diagnoses such as urine or fecal incontinence, constipation, endometriosis, pelvic pain syndromes, dyspareunia, testicular pain, coccydynia, pudendal neuralgia, interstitial cystitis, and various other pelvic floor dysfunctions. Jonathan uses manual, prescribed exercise, and behavioral and neurological re-training treatment approaches to create a specialized treatment plan for each patient. He believes pain and dysfunction is multi-factorial and therefore requires a more holistic approach to treatment.

Melissa Goldstein, PT, DPT

Melissa Goldstein is a physical therapist who specializes in treating patients with pelvic floor needs and chronic pain syndromes. After graduating from SUNY Downstate, Melissa practiced at Burke Rehabilitation, treating patients with a wide range of orthopedic, neurologic and pelvic floor diagnoses. Melissa has furthered her pelvic floor education with the Herman and Wallace Institute, attending courses focusing on pelvic pain, colorectal pelvic health, urogynecologic examination and treatment, and bowel and bladder incontinence.

As a mother and a runner, Melissa is eager to help women throughout each lifecycle event and enable them to continue exercising and to live their life to the fullest without being held back by pelvic pain or incontinence. As a therapist, Melissa is passionate about providing therapy for males who are struggling with pelvic floor issues and providing education about a topic that few men know about. Melissa creates a safe space during the treatment sessions enabling patients to provide a full medical history and ask any questions they may have.

Melissa has experience working with male and female pelvic floor diagnosis such as prolapse, neurogenic bowel and bladder, urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation, vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, pudendal neuralgia, prostatitis and dyspareunia. She uses a combination of manual techniques, individualized exercises, education about the anatomy and diagnosis, and neurological reeducation to ensure the optimal outcome for each patient. Melissa feels privileged to assist patients on their pelvic floor rehabilitation journey.

Katie Shillman, Marketing and Social Media Manager

Katie is a communications specialist and health educator. With over 7 years of marketing experience, she is highly skilled at managing and growing organizations’ digital presence. Katie has worked with a variety of clients, including healthcare nonprofits, college offices, and international organizations, and has consistently helped them achieve their social media, public relations, and digital goals. Her passion for promoting women’s health and educating the public about health issues brought her to Revitalize Physical Therapy, and she is excited to help spread awareness about pelvic health. Katie received her M.S. in Community Health Education at Teachers College of Columbia University and her B.A. in Communications and Political Science at UCLA.