Prima Vithoontien, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Prima obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University. She is a NYS licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Prima’s passion lies in orthopedics, with a special interest in fitness and injury prevention. This is evident in her involvement with research on the relationship between functional movement screens and injury risk in Division 1 male soccer players that was presented at Physical Therapy’s annual conference in 2019, as well as her achievement of the Level 1 USA Weightlifting certification. Through these interests, Prima values the significance of promoting safe and effective training in her practice and is an advocate of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. In addition, her performance in the classroom and in clinic awarded Prima with The Faculty Award for Excellence in Orthopedics at Columbia University.
Prior to moving to NYC, Prima received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Virginia. During her studies, Prima volunteered in UVA’s sports medicine department working with Division I Football and Track and Field athletes.
Outside of clinic, Prima enjoys weightlifting, attending fitness classes, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.