Dr. Gerard “Jerry” Desmond , PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Jerry serves as Executive Director at 200 Park Avenue, where he specializes in orthopedics and sports physical therapy. Additionally, Jerry is certified as a first emergency responder. He graduated from the Hunter College physical therapy program in 1986. After graduating, he initially worked at Kings County Hospital, where he specialized in neurology with emphasis towards spinal cord injuries, cerebral vascular accidents and amputee management.
In 1988, he went into private practice specializing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine at The Center for Sports Medicine, in midtown Manhattan. The Center for Sports Medicine was sold to Health South in 1995 and Jerry became the Director until 1999. During his tenure with Health South Jerry developed a back school program, a work hardening program and specialized in ergonomic management. In 1999, he left HealthSouth to open Recovery Physical Therapy. In 2010, Jerry decided to return to postgraduate school and completed his doctorate degree in physical therapy at A.T. Still University.
During his twenty-seven years as a physical therapist, Jerry has had extensive experience in the field of sports rehabilitation with athletes at all levels of competition. Jerry provides a “hands on” approach to treating orthopedics and sports-related injuries on a recreational level, as well as, a professional sports level. He has worked with athletes from the New Jersey Nets, New York Rangers, Alvin Ailey American dancers, professional tennis players, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Amateur boxers, and baseball athletes.