By Rochelle Miller


Have you recently sustained an injury? Are you recovering from a surgical procedure? Is your illness or ailment causing aches and pains? If so, you would likely benefit from the expert services of Dr. Alan Berkovitch, DPT.

Perhaps you are considering participating in physical therapy and are harboring the misconception that treatments will be painful or uncomfortable due to your condition. Be assured, however, that it is rarely the case. As a highly trained physical therapist who holds a doctorate in his field, Dr. Berkovitch has over 11 years of experience in the field of medicine. Alan previously served as the assistant director of rehabilitation at Borough Park Center and due to popular demand, he opened his currently active practice in Borough Park, Brooklyn in 2013.

Alan and his wife, a pediatric registered nurse at Maimonides Children’s Hospital, moved to Woodmere in 2018 with their three children. In response to many recent requests from his community clients, Alan opened his conveniently located private office at Acuzen’s lower-level facility in Lawrence. Alan still provides at-home treatments upon request. Wherever the venue, personalized treatment plans are designed to relieve pain while simultaneously improving quality of life. Due to the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic, Alan ensures all infection control guidelines and recommendations are adhered to at all times.

Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty that includes the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals with limitations in functional mobility. Prior to beginning treatment, Alan will perform a comprehensive evaluation to assess your condition. He may take specific measurements to gather information regarding your illness or injury. Impairments typically measured include:

  • Strength
  • Range of motion
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Joint mobility
  • Neurological function
  • Pain
  • Cardiac function
  • Pulmonary function
  • Overall functional mobility

Alan uses a variety of modalities and techniques to help you move better and feel better. In tandem with you, he will customize a plan to facilitate your speedy recovery. Whether he is providing treatment in his conveniently located office or within the comfort of your own home, he affords patients the highest level of clinical experience, personalized care, and specialized services for effective results. His expertise, proven methods, and attention to patient details are what makes Alan a judicious rehabilitation choice for patients and their families.

With unparalleled professional care and his signature one-on-one service as the hallmark of his practice, Alan offers manual therapy, a specialized treatment that produces maximum results, devoid of intimidating machines or equipment.

Manual therapy (also known as hands-on therapy), is used as a way to relieve pain, reduce swelling, decrease restriction, and mobilize joints. Alan uses a variety of techniques aimed at moving the patient’s tendons, ligaments, joints, and muscles to facilitate pain relief and healing. He has a results-oriented approach.

Whether you need treatment due to an injury, accident, sports-induced problem, surgery, disease, aging, or more, he strives to exceed your expectations in a safe and secure environment.

Alan and his lovely wife and family are now proud Five Towns residents; they share our values and their children attend HALB. He truly cares about every one of his patients and is committed to helping them embark upon the road to complete rehabilitation with alacrity so that they can live healthy and pain-free lives.

“For me, the most rewarding aspect of my work is helping my clients meet their therapy goals and expectations,” Alan shared, “If I can make that difference, every effort of my time and energy I put into helping, is worth it and it’s a wonderful feeling.”

Rochelle Maruch Miller is a contributing editor for the Five Towns Jewish Times. She is a journalist, creative media consultant, lecturer, and educator, and writes for magazines, newspapers, websites, and private clients. She welcomes your comments at


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