Specialized and experienced staff
Niva Herzig, MS PT is a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor health for all genders including pelvic pain, sexual health, bladder and bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, prenatal and postpartum, etc. Common diagnoses seen include Vulvovaginal disorders (Vulvodynia/Vestibulodynia), Dyspareunia, Endometriosis, Vaginismus, Interstitial Cystitis, Prostatitis (nonbacterial/CPP), Cystocele/Rectocele, etc.
Dr. Samantha Antonietti PT, DPT, CAPTCC, SFMA, FMS
is a licensed physical therapist with a focus on pelvic floor rehabilitation. Sam graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts and Science as well a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Sacred Heart University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health at George Washington University. After working in both inpatient and outpatient settings at multiple hospitals, she continued to follow her passion and train as a pelvic floor physical therapist. Post-graduation, she has acquired hands-on clinical experience in courses through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and is trained in treating all genders with pelvic floor dysfunction, colorectal and coccyx conditions, pudendal nerve dysfunction, pregnancy, and postpartum rehabilitation. Sam’s clinical background also includes treating athletes with both orthopedic and pelvic floor conditions where she provides a local to global systems approach during rehabilitation.
Sam has her certification in Aquatic Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association (CAPTCC). When applicable, she often finds that breathing techniques and specific muscle strength training in a pool often are efficient adjuncts in treating the pelvic floor. She enjoys providing these services and home exercises programs during the times that her patients have access to a pool.
When she is not treating her patients or studying for her MPH, Sam can be found training for marathons and triathlons or reading a good book. She has completed the NYC Marathon 6 times and has also completed the Lake Placid Ironman in addition to numerous half Ironman. She grew up a competitive swimmer and runner and later began cycling. In her athletic career, she has had numerous injuries requiring physical therapists of different niche talents. At this point in her career, Sam would like to pay it forward and provide quality care to all patients and assist in rehabilitation to achieve their goals.