Our Staff

Meet the people united to provide your care.

Clinical Management

Dr. James Nussbaum

Clinical and Research Director, Physical Therapist

James Nussbaum, PT, PhD, SCS, EMT is the Clinical and Research Director of ProHealth & Fitness PT OT, a physical and occupational therapy organization in New York.  He founded the organization in 2000 in an effort to provide skilled rehabilitation services to patients with all levels of abilities.  His career was fueled by his experiences as a physical therapy patient as well as his time working for Johnson and Johnson as a health and fitness specialist. James returned to school after working at J & J and graduated from Touro College with a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy, later earned a PhD in Pathokinesiology, and then received board certification as a Sports Certification Specialist. James sits on numerous clinical, academic, and medical advisory boards including the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation, Charcot Marie Tooth Association, Touro College’s Physical Therapy Program, and previously served as the Co-Director of Research at TRIARQ, and as a member of the NYS Task Force on Fall Prevention. He currently is a clinical instructor for numerous Physical Therapy schools, and is adjunct faculty having taught biomechanics, kinesiology, and human gait at Yeshiva University’s Stern College.  James’ clinical and research focus has been on the effects of innovative therapy interventions in medically complex patient populations. He has numerous ongoing IRB clinical trials, collaborating with many NYC physicians, hospitals, and agencies. James has lectured and presented his research throughout the US around the world at conferences of the APTA, AANEM, HNF, CMTA, PNS, FFN, AAN, ICD, NKF, and others. He has a particular interest in finding ways to enhance and document patient improvements in activities of daily living, mobility, balance, function, and most importantly quality of life.

Administrative Management

Howard Wurzel

CPA, CGMA, COO

Mr. Wurzel, has worked for ProHealth and Fitness since June 2006. He is responsible for all financial and administrative operations for the organization. Mr. Wurzel has been a CPA since 1994 and worked previously at Deloitte, as an audit manager and then as the Chief Accounting Officer of a private company based in New York City.