Elizabeth Li


Doctor of Physical Therapy

Elizabeth has a long time relationship with the Upper West Side. She has lived in the neighborhood, attended LaGuardia Highschool while pursuing her interests in art. However, life had a different plan in store. Her interest in sciences began to grow, specifically in anatomy and physiology. She put herself on the pre-med track, but the amazing field of physical therapy was too attractive to ignore. After graduating CUNY Hunter with a Biochemistry degree, she leaped into SUNY Downstate’s Physical Therapy program and graduated with a doctorate.

Her journey as a physical therapist has given her much experience in the industry. She has experience in outpatient setting treating patients with various orthopedic and neuromuscular impairments (such as chronic pain, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, impingement syndrome, herniated disc, post-fall rehabilitation, post-operative rehabilitation and more). Her treatment philosophy follows the biopsychosocial model, exercise based with emphasis on patient education. She takes pride in her ability for incorporation of manual techniques to correct muscular imbalances and encourage normal movement patterns to improve patient’s participation in daily activities and enhance quality of life.

Her most recent passion has been pelvic floor rehabilitation, specifically Women’s Health. She has taken continuing education courses through Herman & Wallace to offer evidence-based treatment to a stigmatized part of the body. She is grateful to have a part in empowering her patients to be more connected with their whole self.

Outside the clinic, Elizabeth likes to jog, play board games, travel, indulge in Netflix, cook, reflect and find humor in the perpetual cycle of life. Let’s enjoy our finite time as much as we physically and emotionally can.