Paragon Physical Therapy | About
PARAGON Physical Therapy is located in Deer Park, NY and operated by Cheryl Christie, PT.
Physical therapy, physical rehabilitation, Cheryl Christie, PT
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At PARAGON Physical Therapy, our goal is to relieve your pain, restore your movement & renew your health following your injury, surgery or illness! Our philosophy of treatment is to treat the cause of pain and dysfunction, not to just treat your symptoms.


Our unique approach includes individualized treatment plans, one-on-one care, and hands-on treatment. With this patient-centered method, we are able to accelerate your recovery and achieve your goals.


Our therapists are highly trained and skilled in orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries, gait and balance issues and exercise rehabilitation.


We accept most health insurance plans and are conveniently located in Deer Park, New York, near Tanger Outlets.


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Cheryl Christie, Founder

PARAGON Physical Therapy is privately owned and operated by Cheryl Christie MS PT ATC CSCS.


Cheryl has over 20 years experience as a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer, giving PARAGON’s clients the advantage of both rehabilitation and improved overall physical being.


Cheryl has extensive experience working with a variety of populations, from adolescent and collegiate athletes to geriatrics. Cheryl’s primary career focus, however, has been on orthopedic manual therapy and sports rehabilitation.



  • Bachelors in Physical Therapy – SUNY Health Science Center – 1993
  • Masters degree, specializing in Sports Medicine – Illinois State University – 1989



  • Certified and licensed as an Athletic Trainer through the NATA
  • NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist


Cheryl also operates ELITE GIRYA, a gym with a focus on overall fitness and strength.