Nestled in the most popular Pedestrian Square in Athens, Greece, in the heart of Plateia Nea Smyrni, a new Physical Therapy & Exercise Center has emerged. We differ from the rest of the Physiotherapy offices because we give highly specialized manual therapy techniques and detailed exercises that are catered to your specific needs.

Our Goal at Orthosomic is to provide our clients with a professional and caring environment to assist in focusing on the healing and wellness process.

 

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VASILIKI LAZOS-PETRIDES, PT, DPT
DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

 


PictureBIOGRAPHY

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Vasiliki Lazos, DPT received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy with Honors from New York University in 1999, and her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree with Honors from Stony Brook Univeristy Manhattan Campus in 2006.

For several years, Dr. Lazos performed, instructed and choreographed at several dance companies, studios and schools in the New York area prior to retiring and pursuing her degrees in Physical Therapy.

Dr. Lazos has 18 years of extensive knowledge and experience as a licensed Physical Therapist with a strong focus on Orthopedic Manual Therapy. She has worked at New York’s top hospitals, medical centers, and outpatient clinics. She specializes in diagnosing movement dysfunction by performing full body examinations on her patients, and selects individualized hands on techniques to promote healing. Lastly, she focuses on proper form and posture when instructing therapeutic, prescriptive and preventative exercises.

Dr. Lazos specializes in treating Dancers, Performing Artists and Professional Athletes and is an expert in shoulder, hip, knee and ankle rehabilitation. She is able to provide her patients with personalized treatment, and sets high standards in quality patient care.

PictureEDUCATION

09/2003 – 06/2006
Stony Brook University
Clinical Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy with Honors
New York City, USA

09/1995 – 09/1999
New York University
Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy with Honors
New York City, USA

09/1992 – 06/1995
LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
Dance Major – Arts Endorsed Regents Honors Diploma
New York City, USA

PictureCLINICAL EXPERIENCE

10/2016 – Present
OrthoSomic Physical Therapy & Exercise Center
Founder and Physical Therapy Director
Athens, Greece

02/2014 – Present
Xorologie Dance Studio
Dance Physical Therapist
Athens, Greece

02/2014 – Present
Home Health Physical Therapy
Private Physical Therapist
Athens, Greece

12/2012 – 12/2013
Fresh Pond Physical Therapy
Orthopedic & Sports Senior Physical Therapist
New York City, NY, USA

09/2005 – 05/2011
New York University Health Center
Tisch Dance Department Physical Therapy Director, & Orthopedic, Sports, Dance Physical Therapist
New York City, NY, USA

09/2002 – 08/2005
Hands-On Physical Therapy
Orthopedic, Sports, Dance, & Certified Lymphatic Physical Therapist
New York City, NY, USA

02/2000 – 09/2002
New York-Presbyterian Cornell Medical Center
Acute Care Physical Therapist in: CardioPulmonary, Burns, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Renal Disease, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynocology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics, Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation, Rheumatology, Wellness & Prevention Units
New York City, NY, USA

PictureTEACHING EXPERIENCE

08/2014
2nd ECOSEP/EFOST/ISMuLT European Sports & Exercise Medicine Conference
Guest Lecturer for Shoulder Mechanics in Sports Rehab, Lower Extremity Injuries in Ballet & Modern Dancers
Kalamata, Greece

08/2013
1st ECOSEP/EFOST/ISMuLT European Sports & Exercise Medicine Conference
Guest Lecturer for Pilates Mat Exercise Modifications for Spine, McConnell Taping Techniques for the Ankle
Kalamata, Greece

09/2006 – 09/2010
NYU Tisch School of the Arts MFA, BFA Dance Program Screenings
Director/Trainer of Physical Therapy Staff for Biannual Dance Screenings
New York City, NY, USA

09/2006 – 05/2010
NYU Physical Therapy Doctorate Degree Program
Teaching Assistant for Musculoskeletal Laboratories and Manual Therapy Laboratories
New York City, NY, USA

09/2003 – 05/2004
NYC Community Lymphedema Lectures
Lecturer for Lymphedema Awareness, Diagnosis, Treatment, & Prevention
New York City, NY, USA

06/2000 – 12/2000
New York-Presbyterian Cornell Medical Center
Teacher for Acute Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise and Fitness Class
New York City, NY, USA

09/1992 – 06/1996
Hellenic Ballet Theatre
Choreographer/Instructor for Ballet & Modern Technique Classes and Dance Performances
New York City, NY, USA

09/1992 – 06/1995
Hellenic School of Rye
Choreographer/Instructor for Greek Dances and School Performances
Rye, NY, USA

PictureCERTIFICATIONS

11/2017 – 03/2018
FC Barcelona Neuroscience & Soccer Training
Barca Innovation Hub Universitas (Online)
Barcelona, Spain

09/2016 – Present
Gyrotonic Level 1 Re-Certification
NaRei Studio
Athens, Greece

06/2016 – Present
Gyrokinesis Level 1 Certification
NaRei Studio
Athens, Greece

01/2011 – 02/2012
Gyrotonic Level 1 Certification
Cor Studio and NaRei Studio
New York City, NY, USA and Athens, Greece

02/2004
Lymphedema Therapist Certification
Klose Training
Los Angeles, CA, USA

11/2003
Clinical Pilates Mat Certification for Health Care Specialist
Professional Health & Fitness Institute
Columbus, OH, USA

PictureCONTINUING EDUCATION

01/2016
25th Annual Panhellenic Scientific Conference of Physiotherapy
Panhellenic Association of Physiotherapists
Athens, Greece

10/2014
70th EEXOT Annual Orthopedic Surgery & Traumatology Conference
Hellenic Association of Orthopedic Surgery & Traumatology
Athens, Greece

08/2014
2nd ECOSEP/EFOST/ISMuLT European Sports & Exercise Medicine Conference
European Federation of Sports and Exercise Physicians
Kalamata, Greece

08/2013
1st ECOSEP/EFOST/ISMuLT European Sports & Exercise Medicine Conference
European Federation of Sports and Exercise Physicians
Kalamata, Greece

04/2010
Cervical – Thoracic Integration
Integrative Manual Therapy Solutions
Cortlandt Manor, NY, USA

01/2009
Lumbar – Pelvic Integration
Integrative Manual Therapy Solutions
Bay Shore, NY, USA

07/2008
Principals of Dance Medicine: Clinical Management of the Dancer
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
New York City, NY, USA

04/2007
Diagnosis of Mechanical Neck Pain & Functional Stability Training
Kinetic Control
New York City, NY, USA

10/2006
16th Annual Meeting of the IADMS
International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

03/2005
Manual Therapy Approach for Shoulder, Elbow, & Hand Pathology
Hands-On Seminars
New York City, NY, USA

11/2004
Manual Therapy Approach for Lumbar Spine Pathology
Hands-On Seminars
New York City, NY, USA

10/2004
10th NLN International Conference
National Lymphedema Network
Reno, NV, USA

05/2004
Survival Strategies: Physical Therapy Management & Private Practice Expansion
Hands-On Seminars
Los Angeles, CA, USA

05/2003
Manual Therapy Approach for Cervical Spine Pathology
Hands-On Seminars
New York City, NY, USA

11/2002
Intensive Training on Trigger Point, Myofascial and Proprioceptive Therapy
Hands-On Seminars
New York City, NY, USA

05/2002
Gait & Beyond NDT
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute of New Jersey
Edison, NJ, USA

10/2001
Introduction to NDT Neurodevelopmental Techniques
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA

01/2000
The Dancer & Aging
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
New York City, NY, USA

09/1997 – 12/1997
Dance Alignment & The Pilates Method
NYU Dance Education Department
New York, NY (USA)

PictureINTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

11/2015
33rd Athens Authentic Marathon
Physical Therapist for Elite and Panellinies Marathon Runners at Kallimarmaro Stadium
Athens, Greece

10/2015
1st Nea Smyrni Historic Run Marathon
First Aid Volunteer at Finish Line
Athens, Greece

11/2007
37th ING New York City Marathon
Medical Team Physical Therapy Volunteer
New York, NY (USA)

07/1999 – 08/1999
Hospital for Joint Diseases & Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
PT Intern
New York, NY (USA)

05/1999 – 06/1999
New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital
PT Intern
New York, NY (USA)

12/1997 – 01/1998
Bellevue Hospital Center
PT Intern
New York, NY (USA)

12/1996 – 01/1997
New York Hospital of Queens Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
PT Intern
New York, NY (USA)

06/1996 – 08/1996
Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Rehabilitation
PT Aide
New York, NY (USA)

09/1995 – 06/1996
Astoria Pediatric Associates
Doctor’s Aide
New York, NY (USA)

09/1995 – 06/1996
Hands-On Physical Therapy
PT Aide & Volunteer
New York, NY (USA)

09/1995 – 12/1995
New York Sports Club E. 34th Street
PT Volunteer
New York, NY (USA)

07/1995 – 08/1995
New York University Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Pediatric Unit
PT Volunteer
New York, NY (USA)

PictureAWARDS

08/2013
1rst ECOSEP/EFOST/ISMuLT Sports Medicine Conference
Award for Exceptional Knowledge & Contribution
Kalamata, Greece

11/2007
2007 ING New York City Marathon
Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution to Medical Team
New York, NY (USA)

04/2002
NYC Firefighters Foundation
Certificate of Appreciation for Saving & Treating Burn Victims of the World Trade Center Disaster
New York, NY (USA)

05/1999
New York University Kappa Delta Pi
International Honor Society in Education Award
New York, NY (USA)

05/1999
New York University Founders Day Award
Award for Highest level of Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
New York, NY (USA)

06/1995
LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts
Honor Society Member, Regents Achievement Award
New York, NY (USA)

PictureDANCE EXPERIENCE

07/2001
Accepted to Alvin Ailey “Ailey II” Dance Company
Dance Audition
New York, NY (USA)

09/1992 – 06/1999
Broadway Dance Center
Dance Student
New York, NY (USA)

09/1997 – 06/1998
“Kaleidoscope Dancers” New York University Dance Education Department
Company Dancer
New York, NY (USA)

09/1994 – 08/1996
Steps on Broadway
Dance Student
New York, NY (USA)

01/1996 – 06/1996
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Dance Student
New York, NY (USA)

09/1992 – 06/1996
Hellenic Ballet Theatre
Principal Dancer
New York, NY (USA)

06/1995 – 08/1995
Eglevsky Ballet Company
Company Dancer
New York, NY (USA)

09/1992 – 06/1995
LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
Dance Student
New York, NY (USA)

06/1992 – 08/1992
Martha Graham School of Contemporary Art Summer Intensive
Dance Intern
New York, NY (USA)

06/1988 – 08/1988
The Joffrey Ballet School Young Dancers Summer Program
Dance Intern
New York, NY (USA)

09/1982 – 06/1992
Helen Skarla Dance Studio
Dance Student
New York, NY (USA)