About Yannis Mavrommatakis
Yannis Emmanuel Mavrommatakis earned his doctor of physical therapy degree from Columbia University, where he specialized in adult neuro-rehabilitation while maintaining a deep interest in sports rehabilitation. Yannis grew up in England and studied in London, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s degree in neuroscience and a PhD in developmental neurobiology. He came to New York to work as a research scientist at Columbia University in the genetics and development department, where he worked for eight years analyzing the eyes of fruit flies. While coaching the Columbia Medical School rugby team, Yannis suffered a serious knee injury and underwent physical therapy at Orthology. It was the high-quality treatment he received at Orthology that sparked his interest in physical therapy and sent him back to school to study once more and embark on his second career. Yannis believes in using evidence-based practice and designs individualized rehabilitation protocols to reduce pain and restore function. As a former patient himself, Yannis understands the importance of effective physical therapy and resuming normal physical activities as soon as possible. He’ll provide the knowledge, support, and encouragement you need to help you attain your goals. Yannis also has a passion for travel photography, rugby, football, (soccer!) and the occasional pint of ice cream.