The team at Physical Therapy Works, Serving the Manhasset, NY Area


Al Acosta, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Dr. Alvaro Acosta grew up in Nassau County where he received a full scholarship for playing on the NCAA Division 2 Men's Soccer Team. Now, Dr. Acosta is working at Physical Therapy Works in Manhasset, and when he is not treating patients he enjoys playing sports and activities with his 3 children.

“I believe in the value of patient education and constant communication with patients and referring physicians. Being a good therapist means being able to think outside the box and be creative with treatments plans, ergonomic assessment and training. My main goal is to help each patient heal and return to their usual activities, including work, sports and hobbies. The personal reward I get from helping so many people is far greater than I ever thought it would be.”

  • Graduated from New York Medical College with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006.
  • Graduated from Molloy College with a Bachelor's Degree in Science and Minor in Chemistry in 2002.
  • Clinical Coordinator for Continuing Education with multiple graduate students in the New York area.
  • Numerous continuing education certifications which focus on manual therapy and exercises for the spine and extremities.

Nick Roselli, Clinical Director

Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist

Leg Stretching — physical therapy in Manhasset, NY
“I went into this field to help people overcome injury and dysfunction and get back to work and play without pain. I am fascinated by the intricacies of the complex human hand and upper extremity. I enjoy anatomy, splinting and instructing patients – from children to retirees – on how to help themselves get better.

" I enjoy working at Physical Therapy Works because it gives me the opportunity to work in a Team setting where professionals come together to work as one towards achieving the same goals for our patients. The results have been great and the patients are extremely happy".

  • BS: Occupational Therapy, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY
  • Certified: Hand Therapy, Hand Therapy Certification Commission Internships: Physical Rehabilitation, New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY; Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Columbia Presbyterian Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY