Physical transformation through holistic and personalized treatment.

Physical transformation through holistic and personalized treatment.

NYC's Physical and Massage Therapists

Located in Manhattan's Union Square, NYC
Open Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 7:00pm

James Fowler physical therapy orthopedic care

We are a boutique physical therapy practice that provides personalized and holistic orthopedic care, neurological rehabilitation, movement analysis and massage therapy.

Since 2003 we have worked with thousands of New Yorkers to heal injuries, relieve pain, and enhance their quality of life. You can trust the expertise of our compassionate therapists to get you back on your feet.


Injuries We Treat

Arms & Shoulders

Arm and shoulder pain can be devastating, especially if your work involves using a computer or mouse. We can help with dislocation/instability, nerve entrapment,  tendinitis and more.

Back & Neck

Millions of Americans live with back and neck pain — you don't have to be one of them! We can help relieve pain and improve your quality of life. We can help with "text neck," whiplash, and arthritis and many more.


From minor hip and pelvic pain to nerve entrapment and post-surgical rehabilitation, our therapists can help. We regularly treat post-surgical reconstruction, hip/pelvic pain, sports injuries, and many others.

Hands & Wrists

From arthritis to tendonitis, our therapists have helped thousands of New Yorkers with their hand and wrist pain. Visit us to help relieve arthritis, bursitis, and repetitive strain injuries and many others!


From sports-related injuries to minor aches and pains, we can help relieve your knee pain from conditions such as patellofemoral syndrome, arthritis, dislocation/instability, and many others.

Legs, Feet, and Ankles

Staying mobile is hard when your legs, feet, or ankles hurt. Let our experienced therapists help you get moving again. We regularly treat gait disorders, fractures, sports injuries and many others.

James Fowler Physical Therapy in Union Square Manhattan New York

Our Space: Dedicated to Effective Therapy & Comfort

We have been in our Union Square location for 20 years and are proud of the reputation we have earned all over NYC for our Physical Therapy Services. Our treatment space is an oasis located in Lower Manhattan, a block north of Union Square.


Meet Our Therapists

Our dedicated and experienced team of therapists and paramedical support staff are what empower us to help our patients.

Well-trained, experienced, and motivated to help you feel better, you can count on our team of physical therapists and massage therapists to help you move and feel better.

NYC Physical Therapy

Movement Specialty Programs

Education within the Space

Our certified movement analysts work closely with our physical therapy team to ensure your therapy is as beneficial as possible. 

Education on the Field

Our Return to Sports Program is designed to facilitate an athlete’s return to play by providing a seamless transition from post-physical rehabilitation to participating in a high-level sport activity.

Education within the Office

The Ergonomic center provides individualized workstation assessments with practical hands on posture, alignment and movement coaching.



Teresa MooganTeresa Moogan
20:26 22 Feb 22
I don’t love having injuries but I love getting better with James Fowler & co. For at least ten years, I’ve taken my aches and pains to Fowler’s practice and have always come away pain-free and feeling stronger and more knowledgeable about how to stay out of trouble. The atmosphere is one of respect for clients that extends to every member of the staff, from therapists and trainers to schedulers and billing experts. I recommend them without reservation.
Kendall CowieKendall Cowie
20:11 22 Feb 22
I was struggling with severe TMJ/TMD pain for months to the point where I could barely eat. My options from a TMJ specialist were extremely expensive and scary — the cheapest being a $1700 device with monthly $200 visits, the scariest and most expensive being jaw reconstruction surgery. However, he also recommended physical therapy for my posture and TMJ. He recommended Jeremy at James Fowler, and Jeremy changed my life. He was very kind, accommodating, and realistic about expectations. It was always the highlight of my day to go to physical therapy and see him. I recommended him to a coworker and she had the same experience. After several months, I am MUCH improved. I am not 100% pain free, but at least 80%, and I have many exercises and skills I learned from Jeremy for when the pain flares up. I would whole heartedly recommend Jeremy to anyone needing a physical therapist, but especially for jaw and neck pain. I wish I could still go see him every week because he has such a positive presence 🙂 it was also very easy to schedule for the entire month at times that were convenient for my work schedule. The facility is really nice and all the staff are very friendly and helpful.
henry hechthenry hecht
21:25 13 Dec 21
Here's my starting point: James Fowler is a GREAT physical therapist. Not good, not very good. GREAT.I have a case of severe lower back stenosis, and for the past four years he's kept me from having to face what everyone dreads: back surgery. Not only that, my symptoms have eased noticeably.This April (4/29/21) I needed a knee replacement, and faced the usual lengthy rehab. Well, I finished it last week, and James again proved to me what a wonder he is. He knows everything there is to know about the human body, but what sets him apart (he's not my first PT) is his ability to come up with a Plan B and a Plan C and a Plan D as needed. You see, the cookie cutter approach is not the way to go in PT. Each rehab is unique; there's no one way to rehab a knee replacement, or keep a chronic back condition under control. Things change. Always.And the great (there's that word again) PT knows when to adjust. When the swelling in my knee wasn't lessening as James wanted, which can happen (darn that randomness of life!), off I went to the other side of his office for lymphatic system massages. Boy, did they do the trick. Claire, his massage therapist, is a gem, and after the sessions with her I was on my way.And it's not just James. His Trainer assistants are all winners, making sure we are doing our exercises the right way and explaining the do's and don'ts in ways that any patient can understand. His space is a safe haven, a place of expertise and encouragement. Heck, we go there because our bodies aren't working, and that is always unsettling, to say the least. But James steers us clear of what he calls the Disaster Narrative that's lurking in all our heads. He's the oasis of calm in the swirling world of worries (and pain) that besiege us. Simply, he's a good guy.And a GREAT physical therapist!
Nancy BocanegraNancy Bocanegra
15:16 11 Nov 21
I've been using message therapy sessions with Claire for Lymphatic Drainage and Noriko for a Massage. I had been going elsewhere for these types of treatments however, it looks like I'll be staying here! Claire helped me understand how lymphatic drainage could help my new health goals and I feel the difference after each session. Noriko's massages help aid my recovery time from dance and running activities and I'm so thankful for this! Being that this location is a Physical Therapy office you walk into a world where the team is constantly working with individuals through movement training and recovery. I like walking in and seeing how others are working towards becoming better versions of themselves. It inspires me!