Melanie Carminati, PT, DPT, GTS, PMA-CPT

Dr. Melanie Carminati is a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of New York with a specialization in Pilates Rehabilitation and dance medicine. Dr. Carminati received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Drexel University. She completed her graduate physical therapy internship at Polestar Physical Therapy & Pilates Center of Miami under Brent Anderson & Kathleen Bower. Dr. Carminati has interned with the Miami City Ballet, completes annual dance injury prevention screenings for students in the Ailey School-Fordham University dance program, contributes to ongoing dance medicine research, and has been published in the APTA-Performing Arts Special Interest Group. She is experienced in treating all orthopedic conditions, balance dysfunctions, Total Joint Replacements, Osteoporosis, Chronic Pain, Neck/Back Pain, Scoliosis, Shoulder Pain, high school athletes, student and professional dancers, and many other orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Dr. Carminati is a PMA-Certified Pilates Teacher, Polestar Pilates Practitioner, and holds multiple Power Pilates Certifications. Dr. Carminati is also a Graston Technique Specialist and incorporates hands-on manual therapy techniques with all of her patients.  All Physical Therapy treatments are comprehensive incorporating individualized therapeutic exercises, movement re-education, and hands-on therapy. She teaches Pilates mat group classes and private lessons. These Pilates wellness options are ideal for individuals wanting to improve their overall quality of life and fitness. Pilates classes/private lessons are also a safe option for physical therapy patients seeking a safe exercise maintenance program after being discharged from physical therapy.

Dr. Carminati was on Performing Arts Scholarship for music and dance at Drexel University. She has extensive ballet, jazz, modern and salsa dance training. Dr. Carminati has danced with multiple Philadelphia area choreographers, completed a Limon reconstruction for the Centennial celebration, and had the opportunity to perform at the Tropicana in Atlantic City.

Dr. Carminati is excited to share her passion for wellness to help individuals gain strength and confidence in movement and encourage others towards healthy lifestyles!


  • Senior Physical Therapist

  • Polestar® Pilates Practitioner

  • Orthopedics
  • Pilates Rehabilitation
  • Dance Medicine


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Dance Minor from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA


  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Performing Arts Special Interest Group (PASIG)
  • Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)


  • Garden City