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Lisa Steiner
Very pleased...no more pain Richard is an amazing therapist. I have done mostly body work with him and am blown away at his precision finding the source of pain and a solution. I know where my weaknesses are and can have more awarness to avoid issues in the future.
Katie A
incredible physical therapist! Richard is so knowledgable and intuitive about how the body works. Without having physically examined me at all, he seemed to have an excellent grasp of the roots of my problems just from talking with me about my physical history. When it comes to the actual physical therapy, Richard is a miracle worker, an efficient one! After each session with him I always feel improvement in mobility and a decrease in pain. Also - bonus - Richard is just an amazing guy. He's warm and funny and really puts you at ease, and he's so damn smart! Accept no substitutes! Richard Symister is the real deal!
I'm a soccer player and back towards the start of the summer season I tore a muscle in my quad quite badly in our opening game. In my eagerness to get back to playing I returned too early and managed to exacerbate the problem even further. A painful predicament that would definitely need treatment if I was to get back to full fitness.

I asked around for recommendations from friends and was given the names of a number of spots in Manhattan. I'm based in Brooklyn so I decided to check out local options too. When I first contacted Richard he was the model of professionalism. He talked me through what to expect from a visit to his studio and made it very clear that initial diagnosis wasn't going to cost me anything. The vibe at MovEvolution is the first thing that catches you: Richard has created an atmosphere that is 100% conducive to healing and feeling comfortable. After less than half an hour of consultation I was completely convinced that he was the right guy to go with, I didn't even bother following up the Manhattan leads.

His approach, attitude and communication is exceptional, the man is a true professional. He's damn good at what he does too. After an initial estimate of maybe 5-7 sessions I was back playing competitively after 4!! I will definitely be going back for further strengthening sessions. Goes without saying that I would recommend Richard and MovEvolution to anyone needing physical therapy in a heartbeat: it's no aberration that everyone on here is giving him 5 stars, he totally deserves it.
Richard is the best physical therapist I've seen by far! I am going to him now with an inflamed quadriceps and tendon behind my left knee and after the first visit, I already noticed a difference. Each time I go, there is noticeable improvement.

In addition to the healing time (which is shockingly amazing!), Richard really treats his patients like friends. I actually look forward to going for therapy. After the first appointment, I got a text message from him seeing how I was feeling. I have never had a follow up message from a doctor unless there was a serious issue that needed a call back.

He is incredibly knowledgeable and loves sharing body knowledge if you'd like to learn. Between the vast array of body knowledge and how personable Richard is, I would recommend this physical therapy office to everyone over any other.
As a musician and performer, I was drawn to MovEvolution as it caters to people who "move for a living and live to move." That is definitely my case! With my partial calf tear I freaked, wondering if I could ever perform and play on a stage again...

...and then I entered MovEvolution and capoeira music was playing and the vibe was empowering. Richard is skilled physical therapist and coach. I say coach because so much of learning to walk again is overcoming the mind's fear of getting hurt again - and he's really direct and encouraging, makes me feel strong and capable of getting back on my feet. His availability for questions and guidance via email/msg is also incredibly helpful.

I recommend Richard for any and everyone seeking not only great Physical Therapy but also wishing to recover in the most positive and enriching way.

...while listening to great music too :-)
Ok people BRACE yourselves because Richard is the most talented Physical Therapist that is in BROOKLYN. This is not a no frill treatment place. Richard not only utilizes techniques from his profession, but he also expanded his expertise in yoga, tai chi - different sources of exercise from different genres to improve knee pain, back  pain, shoulder pain, what ever pain you have.

I started treatment with Richard in late 2007 after I ran the NYC Half Marathon and could not run any longer - Through various exercise -manual therapy and treatments, I was up and running again after three to four months. My knees were totally done at that time and could not walk properly with pain going up and down the stairs.

Recently - I participated in the Tough Mudder in April 2013 - I damaged my knees even more - I could not do a burpee - I could not do a squat - I could not do any lunges - as a matter of fact the orthopedic doctor said NO SQUATS for you at all. I knew what I had to do - Search for Richard - and I found him. Richard repaired my knees in THREE MONTHS - I can do squats - burpees - lunges with no issues at all.

I do not know what else to say about MovEvolution. If you are in pain of any sort - unbearable back, shoulder, knees, wrists, ankles - what ever it is - GO SEE RICHARD at MovEvolution.

I promise you - you will not REGRET it!
I don't think I've ever given a review this high. Richard is AMAZING. I came in with hip and knee pain and even after the first visit I was walking better. within just a couple of visits the pain was gone. He is excellent at diagnosis, teaching you exercises to do at home and offering practical solutions to the movement challenges that some of us who work at a desk face. He is excellent at both traditional PT and body work and also uses kinesio tape, cupping and heat treatments to maximize recovery. He listens and remembers and tailors the treatment to your ailments as well as your lifestyle. He truly changed my life.  The space he works in is a tranquil space and the music -- he will ask you what you want to hear but you'd be wise to let him pick -- is awesome and either motivating or calming, depending on the treatment. Thank you, Richard!!
I highly recommend this practice.  Richard is professional, courteous and very fairly priced.  He has a welcoming space and always plays great music.  Thanks to his good technique and the exercises he taught me I am fully recovered from having no motion in my wrist at all!  Great addition to Fort Greene.
Suze-Elisha P.
If you're looking for a PT who is just "treating" than keep scrolling but if you are looking for A professional who is a partner in your overall healthcare journey go no further. Richard Has a compassionate approach and is truly looking to help you heal and evolve. Over the years As a fellow Physical Therapist I've see many who just provide exercise and send you on your merry way, but Richard provides hands-on cuing and education In effort to help you return to better pain free and efficient function. Hes down to earth and wants you to return to the activities you love. Give him a call.
Carol H.
I have had problems with a knee (LCL) injury for the past several years and, following a neighbor's recommendation, I made an appointment at MovEvolution early last year. They are attentive and intuitive in diagnosis and treatment, and have done a great job not only treating the injured muscles and ligaments directly, but isolating and treating instability at the ankle which had caused the injury in the first place. They have also been very conscientious about maintaining a COVID-safe environment, making sure masks are worn and surfaces promptly disinfected.
Lauren M.
I've been going to MovEvolution for a little over a month. I fractured my tibia and fibula in a car accident 4 years ago, and had a third surgery this summer to remove hardware and repair cartilage. I was seeing another therapist and not seeing any improvement. After going to MovEvolution I'm walking without assistance, (no brace or boot), can do stairs better than I have in 4 years and am feeling stronger and more flexible every day. I'm getting my life back. If you have any pain from injury RUN (or hobble, whatever you can do) to MovEvolution. You won't regret it.
Irene R.
Richard is a true healer. I have chronic joint issues (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) and muscle spasms so I have been to more doctors and physical therapists than everyone else I know combined.
Richard is the best physical therapist I've ever worked with. He's the first PT I've met who truly listens and works hard to understand the true underlying problem. He spends dedicated time with you and comes up with a unique plan for just your problem (which is so important for someone like me). If you have issues or are in pain, he's the only person you should see.
Oman H.
Richard at MovEvolution has been a HUGE friend in our corner for both of my daughters: one for knee issues, one for dysautonomia. We love the care and attention Richard brings to his work, as well as how relatable and friendly he is during some difficult times. We are grateful for his efforts to get our daughters back on track! Cannot recommend more highly
Joyce W.
My sister is a 61 year old Female and she was Depressed, Hopeless and in So Much Pain which made her Self Confidence Practically Disappear.
Along with Osteoarthritis and a fall off of her bike she suffered three years ago, She thought she was just Doomed and she was going to be Crippled for the rest of her life. She also thought she would not be able to ride her bike again without excruciating knee and hip pain. The Extensive Physical Therapy, Stretching Techniques, and the Personal Prescriptive At Home Exercises/Workouts assigned to her by the physical therapist at MoveVolution, has brought her Comfort and Confidence that she Can Avoid  Knee/Hip Replacement Surgeries, Knee Injections and she can be able to enjoy riding her bike again in the Near Future.  This Physical Therapist is Gifted with Healing Hands, Knowledge of Pain Management Techniques, Stretching Techniques, Massage Techniques and a Crucially Encouraging Relationship with his Clients is a Proven Recipe for SUCCESSFUL HEALING! Thank You So Much Richard and MoveVolution for giving my sister hope.
Eugene B.

I had a shoulder injury that Richard helped me with back in 2014. I have continues to learn from him in social media with all of the valuable content he provides about the human body.

Photo of MovEvolution Physical Therapy - Brooklyn, NY, United States. Helping some back pain with Rock Tape aka Kinesiology Tape

Helping some back pain with Rock Tape aka Kinesiology Tape

Kelly M.
I have had several sessions with Richard my physical therapist and he has so far done wonders for me. I have had problems with knee tendinitis due to running and squatting and through our one to one sessions he has increased my strength and helped me live pain free which I have not felt for the past 2 years. He does such a wonderful job demonstrating and offering evidence based therapies and I feel fulfilled each and every session. I would highly recommend him as he is very professional, personal and answers all my questions regarding my injuries and beyond!

Thank you Richard for helping me getting back into my routine training and running regimen.
Olufisayo A.
This week I received a treatment of my back pain by Richard and I am very grateful for his professionalism and expertise in treating pain. I have had back pain for years and it has grown over time due to poor posture and my work environment. Throughout the session I received tips on how to improve my health for the better from Richard as he treated my back and I really appreciated that he established goals to improve my mobility. I was so impressed when after our session I was able to touch my toes for the first time in years! I highly recommend his services and MovEvolution and I will be returning for a follow up very soon!
L T.
MIRACULOUS.  That's not a word I use lightly, but it's the only one that I can think of to describe my results at Move Evolution.  Richard has treated me for both a worn out knee and shoulder pain.  I was on the cusp of knee replacement surgery before seeing him. He has not only caused me to delay it but he has given me an education about my physiology that will be with me for the rest of my life.  Surgery will not help you if your muscles are all twisted up and misaligned.  Pain meds are a band-aid.  You have to get to the source of the pain and work from there.  Richard Symister has single handedly given me my life back.  I am moving without pain and living without pills.  You can't put a price on that.
And he has a great front office and an easy online interaction to boot!  It does not get better than this!
Jackson X.
Wonderful experience!
As a climber with a passion for movement, I have been able minimize pain and regain strength after a hit and run that left me with a separated shoulder. With his knowledge and experience in creating appropriate workout regimens, I have felt result every week.  
His care of and patience with clients is exceptional and necessary for anyone looking for take back their bodies. With Richard's help, I have been climbing again and returning to my yoga practice feeling a good as ever.
Jeff K.
MovEvolution is a fantastic place focused on healing and performance. Having had 5 surgeries in the past 20 years, I have used many physical therapists.  Richard is the best so far. If you want your therapist to mumble "do 10 reps of exercise X" and then go back to playing on their phone, then go elsewhere. If you are really interested in healing and changing your life for the better, then MovEvolution is for you.

Richard is bright, engaged, enthusiastic, experienced, and compassionate.  He is a high effort, hands-on therapist who is dogged in his pursuit of healing.  He knows a lot and applies it well.  What he doesn't know, he will learn.  Richard's approach is super custom and personalized to YOU. What are YOUR issues?  What do YOU want to accomplish?  How you YOU feel right now?

Ultimately it's about RESULTS. After 3.5 months on crutches from two surgeries, Richard was a bright shining light that paved the way to my successful recovery.  I would highly recommend not only for injury recovery, but also for improved performance, whether your thing is dance, yoga, cycling, basketball, or weekend warrior activities.

The location is also convenient - right by BAM/Atlantic Ave subway and LIRR.
Lauren P.
Richard is an angel sent from heaven above to heal the janky masses. Or at least those of us with poor mobility trying to be active with underlying disc herniation. For the past 3 years, I have struggled with tightness in my glutes, psoas, up to mid-back that periodically result in week-long absences from work (and quality of life altogether), lying on a heating pad, and leaving me terrified that I have a serious underlying bone issue. In my most recent incapacitation, I found Richard through a Yelp recommendation, and made a desperate call.

In my frustrated, upset state, Richard met me with friendly warmth as he took the time to understand my recurrent lower back pain. I immediately felt seen and heard, trusting his in depth assessment of my movement patterns. Like an excellent practitioner, he took care to ensure that my questions and concerns were addressed and -this is another beautiful quality that sets Richard apart- he broke down each soft tissue exercise to imbue me with skill set to prevent recurrent trigger points and fascia tightness. It has been almost 3 months, and with the tools Richard provided me, I can respond effectively to faint mobility restrictions and preempt spasm and pain. I cannot recommend his services enough.
Zach K.
Richard is the best physical therapist I've seen by far! I am going to him now with an inflamed quadriceps and tendon behind my left knee and after the first visit, I already noticed a difference. Each time I go, there is noticeable improvement.

In addition to the healing time (which is shockingly amazing!), Richard really treats his patients like friends. I actually look forward to going for therapy. After the first appointment, I got a text message from him seeing how I was feeling. I have never had a follow up message from a doctor unless there was a serious issue that needed a call back.

He is incredibly knowledgeable and loves sharing body knowledge if you'd like to learn. Between the vast array of body knowledge and how personable Richard is, I would recommend this physical therapy office to everyone over any other.
Nadia A.
Ok people BRACE yourselves because Richard is the most talented Physical Therapist that is in BROOKLYN. This is not a no frill treatment place. Richard not only utilizes techniques from his profession, but he also expanded his expertise in yoga, tai chi - different sources of exercise from different genres to improve knee pain, back  pain, shoulder pain, what ever pain you have.

I started treatment with Richard in late 2007 after I ran the NYC Half Marathon and could not run any longer - Through various exercise -manual therapy and treatments, I was up and running again after three to four months. My knees were totally done at that time and could not walk properly with pain going up and down the stairs.

Recently - I participated in the Tough Mudder in April 2013 - I damaged my knees even more - I could not do a burpee - I could not do a squat - I could not do any lunges - as a matter of fact the orthopedic doctor said NO SQUATS for you at all. I knew what I had to do - Search for Richard - and I found him. Richard repaired my knees in THREE MONTHS - I can do squats - burpees - lunges with no issues at all.

I do not know what else to say about MovEvolution. If you are in pain of any sort - unbearable back, shoulder, knees, wrists, ankles - what ever it is - GO SEE RICHARD at MovEvolution.

I promise you - you will not REGRET it!
Wanda H.
I started seeing Richard a little over three weeks ago for post surgery therapy. I had knee surgery and had it not been for Richard's vast expertise and immediate proper therapy I would not have been able to recover as quickly as I did. I know this because I tried on my own to no avail, to only encounter pain, swelling and stiffness. Richard focused on healing and pain relief the first few sessions progressing to mobility, proper form and now strength to help me achieve my goal of participating in this years 5 boro bike tour. He is vey knowledgeable, experienced and pushes you in a good proper way to gain strength and heal. High recommend.
Adrian G.
I'm a soccer player and back towards the start of the summer season I tore a muscle in my quad quite badly in our opening game. In my eagerness to get back to playing I returned too early and managed to exacerbate the problem even further. A painful predicament that would definitely need treatment if I was to get back to full fitness.

I asked around for recommendations from friends and was given the names of a number of spots in Manhattan. I'm based in Brooklyn so I decided to check out local options too. When I first contacted Richard he was the model of professionalism. He talked me through what to expect from a visit to his studio and made it very clear that initial diagnosis wasn't going to cost me anything. The vibe at MovEvolution is the first thing that catches you: Richard has created an atmosphere that is 100% conducive to healing and feeling comfortable. After less than half an hour of consultation I was completely convinced that he was the right guy to go with, I didn't even bother following up the Manhattan leads.

His approach, attitude and communication is exceptional, the man is a true professional. He's damn good at what he does too. After an initial estimate of maybe 5-7 sessions I was back playing competitively after 4!! I will definitely be going back for further strengthening sessions. Goes without saying that I would recommend Richard and MovEvolution to anyone needing physical therapy in a heartbeat: it's no aberration that everyone on here is giving him 5 stars, he totally deserves it.
Amaka P.
GREAT Physical Therapy. I had double meniscus surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  I had surgery Memorial day weekend and was back in block heels dancing for hours by the end of July.  He has me on progressive exercises which have increased my strength and flexibility. I feel pretty good these days and it's thanks to Movevolution.
Barbara D.
I was really selective when I started searching for a physical therapist for my lower back problems.  I work with clients who have chronic pain and heard one too many horror stories about what their PT was like. From the moment I met Richard I knew that he was going to do right by me and my back! Since starting here, I no longer lose feeling in my legs and feet.  I am able to sit for longer and overall have had a major reduction in lower back pain.  I also understand where my pain comes from and how to prevent it.  I can't thank Richard enough and always look forward to chatting with him during treatment.
Leslie D.
GRATITUDE!!! It has been a long time since I've encountered a health care professional embodying a genuine concern for my wellbeing. Richard took the time to review my issues and provide guidance to ensure that I received the care needed. My coworker highly recommended him while recovering from a leg injury so I was determined to connect with him. Richard taught me to ask if a therapist can help me with my issue before asking if the insurance is accepted! WOW!!! So common sense but easily dismissed when desperate for help. His guidance truly blew me away and I cannot think of a better person to trust when it comes to healing your body, mind and spirit. Forever grateful!
Rachel S.
Richard of MovEvolution is hands down the most knowledgeable, caring, professional master craftsman of physical therapy - ever! I was referred to Richard by a former client of his when I was desperate to move again like my someone my age ought to -- after being in pain and limping for an entire year form Piriformis syndrome. My doctor referred me to a myriad of other medical professionals but absolutely none of them seemed concerned or invested in providing me with real relief and healing until I found Richard's practice. He taught me how to perform ranges of motions that previously were too painful and seemed unattainable for someone in my condition. Also, Richard is very invested in making sure that I get back the quality big life for which I so desperately longed. Truthfully, everyone who is injured and in pain really deserves the quality of care MovEvolution has to offer. You will marvel at the results. I, now, hear his instructions in my head reminding when I sit, stand and walk according to the proper ways that support my rehabilitation. Not all therapists are created equal--some deliver improved ranges of motion while others just go through the motion. Thank you Richard!
Malene A.
Okay, so, I have three syllables for Richard Symister @ MovEvolution: A-MA-ZING!!! He is warm, humorous, and highly skilled with techniques that brilliantly include homework necessary to bring my physical (and spiritual) self back into alignment. ... On & off for over one year, I didn't know that the sharp pain in my neck, shooting through one shoulder, down my arm, and ending with numbness in my hand was caused by pinched nerves in my neck - possibly from extensive use of technology!! I grew frustrated as nothing that I tried on my own provided a remedy nor relief. Anxious about the possibility of surgery or partial paralysis (Yikes!), I am soooo grateful that my friend referred me to MovEvolution. After almost one month of sessions with Richard, there is less pain in my neck, shoulder, and arm & reduced numbness in my hand. AND, I experience longer durations of uninterrupted sleep at night! YAY!! Thanks, Richard! Please check out MovEvolution.
Denise W.
I and a 61 year old Female and I was Depressed, Hopeless and in So Much Pain which made my Self Confidence Practically Disappear. Along with Osteoarthritis and a fall off of my bike I suffered three years ago, I thought I was just Doomed and I was going to be Crippled for the rest of my life. I also thought I would not be able to ride my bike again without excruciating knee and hip pain. The Extensive Physical Therapy, Stretching Techniques, and the Personal Prescriptive At Home Exercises/Workouts assigned to me by the physical therapist at MoveVolution, has brought me Comfort and Confidence that I Can Avoid Knee/Hip Replacement Surgeries, Knee Injections and I can be able to enjoy riding my bike again in the Near Future. This Physical Therapist is Gifted with Healing Hands, Knowledge of Pain Management Techniques, Stretching Techniques, Massage Techniques and a Crucially Encouraging Relationship with his Clients is a Proven Recipe for SUCCESSFUL HEALING! Thank You So Much Richard and MoveVolution!
T P.
Great experience. Would definitely go again.
Douglas N.
In September 2018, I got West Nile Virus from a mosquito bite in Brooklyn. After three months in the hospital, mostly in bed, I came home, unable to walk and and with a frozen left shoulder. I had physical training at home and learned to use the walker. I also had several bad falls, and broke the tip of my hip bone in one of the falls in July. I started with Richard at Movevolution in October 2019 and he put me on a varied program of leg and shoulder exercises to strengthen my muscles, help my balance and increase my flexibility. As of Feb. 2020, I have progressed indoors from using the walker to using a cane to now walking by myself. Outdoors I use a walker when alone or walking with a cane with another adult along for safety. My frozen shoulder is also much more flexible and strong. My goal this Spring and Summer is to walk alone outdoors with a cane and to take the subway. With Richard's help I think I can do it. Richard's exercise program has made all the difference in my life and my hopes for the future.
Jessica S.
My experience with Richard at his PT training studio has always been top notch in every way. I'm grateful for his time, care, expertise and energy!!
Rene V.
The best physical therapy I've ever had. Richard has helped me deal with a painful long term hip issue, and I'm generally on a path to having greater flexibility, stability and mobility since I started my sessions. Can't recommend MovEvolution enough.
Thomas K.
I suffered a broken knee-cap, fractured elbow, and multiple torn tendons, all in the same freak accident. After weeks of immobility for my knee, I suffered severe muscle atrophy as well. Being a musician and performer, this injury was not only physically painful, but effected all parts of my life and lead me into depression. Soon after my splint was removed, still unable to walk, I went to MovEvolution. I knew that physical therapy would be another level of pain, and also that I needed a therapist that was smart, intuitive, compassionate, and that would absolutely push me. I have just described Richard Symister. From my very first visit, Richard would quickly suss out what was giving me the most problems, reduce the pain, and increase my flexibility. He is generous with his knowledge, and provides detailed work-outs targeting one's weak points. It is worth noting that Richard's office was the most responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable of any place that I contacted. The quick and thoughtful response to my first inquiry was probably the reason I chose to initially go there. (I had no recommendations and found them online.) I have found Richard and his staff to display passion, skill, and personal attention to detail, and recommend them without reservation.
Andrew H.
I came to Richard when I was having chronic lower back pain. I had been to a physical therapist practice for the same issue two months before but had not received much one on one attention and didn't gain much knowledge about my situation. Richard is definitely a unique physical therapist. Sessions are only with him, as opposed to a few minutes with a therapist and most of the time with an assistant. He is big on educating his clients, the knowledge he gave me about the neuroscience of pain was especially useful. Since meeting with Richard I've come to understand what causes my lower back pain and how to prevent it. Richard has become a friend and remains generous with his time. I would definitely recommend him to people who are looking for a serious physical therapist who will equip them with an understanding of their situation.
Tom A.
Located on the2nd floor of a brownstone in Fort Greene, MovEvolution is a wonderfully welcoming space for anyone looking to improve their strength and flexibility and/or recover from an injury. I knew of Richard Symister from two earlier physical therapy spaces where he'd worked with me. So when I heard he had his own practice, I knew it would be the best place for me to go with a shoulder/arm injury that has plagued me for years. With the help of Richard and his partner, Bo, I am gradually getting my body stronger, improving my posture, and eliminating much of the pain that has made my adult life so difficult. Richard and Bo are both meticulous in making sure you're doing the exercises correctly, so you do not have further problems and gain the full benefit from them. They are extremely knowledgeable about the body, how it works and what it needs to heal and improve. Tamara, their receptionist, is wonderful, kind and accommodating; she will work with you. I can't recommend MovEvolution highly enough.
Jamie M.
I have Fibromyalgia pain sensitization so physical therapy and body work is intimidating to me. Richard is personable and encouraging as well as incredibly knowledgeable and skilled so I always feel stronger, in less pain and more confident to challenge my chronic pain limitations after I see him. I highly recommend Movevolution!!!'
Steffen G.
Richard has transformed the way I look at physical therapy. Not only is an injury physical, it is also mental. With Richards help I have gained confidence and power through physical therapy. Every visit is something to look forward and benefit from! I can not say enough good to Richards abilities. Also his centralized location allows for easy access wherever you are in the city.
Simone G.
What a wonderful experience! Richard is incredibly knowledgeable and detailed. We had a phone consultation prior to my first visit which made way for a full hour of body work. I haven't stopped talking about my experience and can't wait for my next session! Oh and the follow up was in 24 hrs as promised!
Celeste D.
The therapist was very experienced and supportive in helping me on my journey to heal from painful plantar fasciitis. He instructed me in a series of exercises and recommended a specific tape also boot. I received excellent care. Thank you Move Evolution especially Richard aka Imhotep.
Elizabeth G.
Richard is an excellent physical therapist and is also incredibly communicative, kind and flexible.  My 13 year old son saw him for a few months and was quite disappointed when Richard initiated the discussion that my son no longer needed treatment.  We highly recommend him!
Valentina S.
Some months ago, I was in a car accident that tore up the meniscus in my knee.  I had just started at that time to get back into a workout routine after being inactive for many years. When I realized my injury, I had a fear I would not get back into my working out routine that I had started to enjoy for the relaxation it gave me.  
Then I had my first appointment at MovEvolution and met Richard. To me he is truly an absolute angel, a Godsend he spent over an hour with me during my 1st evaluation going over all my doubts and fears. He said he wanted to help me get back into my workout routine that I had begun to love so much. He admitted the road back might be a little slow, but he would get me back to it.  He also understood that not only my knee where the injury was had to focused on healing, that we had to make sure my whole body was healing.  He explained every process and exercise that we did during my therapy. I would get phone messages and emails just to check up on me. That was the level of care that he brought to the table every single day during my recovery process.
Today a little over 6  1/2 months out from my accident, I am able to do lite cardio workouts again, I still have to go to therapy to keep up on the progress I am making, but I am able to begin working out and feeling great again. I am so thankful to Richard and his team.  They are caring, through and just simply they are the best. I could not have recovered way I did without their guidance thankful every day for them.
Chrissy E.
Movevolution and Richard are truly fantastic. I had my ACL repaired 6 weeks ago and wasn't going to leave a review until I saw how i was progressing.  I am continuously amazed by the ongoing progress I make and i contribute it to the work at Movevolution with Richard.  Richard takes his role very seriously and works with you in a way that takes your goals into account, educates you on the issues on hand and cares about how you are feeling on that day at that moment.  Six week post-op I am able to walk with minimal deficitis, use the subway and having minimal interruptions in my life.  I have heard from several friends that at PT you get assigned an aide, get assigned a few exercises and then don't see anyone for a half hour.  NOT HERE.  While you receive your therapy, you receive a 100% of Richard's attention.  I am very grateful for finding Richard and could not be more pleased with my ongoing progress. I give Movevolution my highest recommendation and truly thankful for all I have achieved while receiving treatment there.
christina c.
Richard is amazing.  I have made more progress in three sessions there than at the prior PT place I was going to for twice the amount of time.
I'm currently recovering from a broken ankle where, now post surgery, I have a hefty amount of hardware in me.  As an athlete, I'm trying to get back to my sport (roller derby as well as cycling) as fast and safely as possible.  He works a lot with athletes so he understands we have different needs than someone who is sedentary and that our goals are completely different.  Within three sessions I've been able to get back on a stationary bike, row machine, and doing squats with a TRX rope with no pain.  He understands that (unlike the previous facility) that recovery is total body and not just solely my ankle so he gives well rounded work outs.  If I were still at the prior facility I honestly think I would still only be rolling my ankle around on a ball for 40 minutes.
He also is so invested in his clients and getting them back to their specific sport that he goes out of his way to understand each and every one of their specific activities- he's gone to bike races, climbing, and for me he watches roller derby footage to see how skaters move in order to give me specific exercises.
I honestly could go on and on about how great he is, but I'll stop here.  SERIOUSLY, if you're an athlete trying to go back to your sport after an injury I cannot recommend him more.
SH C.
I went to Richard after surgery for a broken ankle. I was bracing for a long recovery and was amazed that in about 6 weeks of working with Richard that I had nearly all my range of motion in my ankle again. I appreciated that Richard knew how to push me along in my recovery in a way that was challenging but safe. He was very attentive to issues that would arise and was great about explaining the value of different exercises in my healing. Richard developed a routine that I am convinced helped me get stronger and recover faster. Richard was also very accessible and had an open door if I had any follow up questions about my at-home exercises. I recommend Richard highly!
Nicole S.
I LOVE this place. I am not an extreme athlete but had years of injuries from yoga, along with neck pain that had begun to plague me. Thus began the search online for a PT who took my insurance. In between the pictures of grandmas getting their hamstrings stretched out, I found Richard. Within 3 sessions, I had experienced a HUGE difference, finally able to turn my neck and unhunch my shoulders in what seemed like the first time in years. Richard is amazing, cool, and gets it done. He will challenge you to work through pain and discomfort with lots of manual work that sometimes hurts (really bad) but works really quickly. He educates his patients about the total body -- how injuries are connected and how we have the power to fix many of our body's ailments. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Anne P.
Richard is a wonderful physical therapist! He is kind and really cares about each and every patient he sees. He is the only PT who has ever emailed to check on my condition outside of office hours and took the time to really help me learn how to help myself heal. I am thrilled to have him in the neighborhood and would recommend him highly to anyone who needs to see a physical therapist for any injury!
CG J.
I don't think I've ever given a review this high. Richard is AMAZING. I came in with hip and knee pain and even after the first visit I was walking better. within just a couple of visits the pain was gone. He is excellent at diagnosis, teaching you exercises to do at home and offering practical solutions to the movement challenges that some of us who work at a desk face. He is excellent at both traditional PT and body work and also uses kinesio tape, cupping and heat treatments to maximize recovery. He listens and remembers and tailors the treatment to your ailments as well as your lifestyle. He truly changed my life.  The space he works in is a tranquil space and the music -- he will ask you what you want to hear but you'd be wise to let him pick -- is awesome and either motivating or calming, depending on the treatment. Thank you, Richard!!
J.M
Patient, knowledgeable, and thorough - all you can ask for in a therapist. Richard at MovEvolution took the time to understand my situation and design a therapy routine specific for me. My knee improved greatly under his care.
Vanessa H.
Over the years I have been to multiple PT providers for different injuries and pain. Richard is by far the best. He gives one on one attention for my entire session. He chooses and tailors exercises that are specific to my needs and goals. The exercises are not the usual PT exercises and can include other modalities such as qigong. Much focus is given to whole body movement, alignment and posture. Richard is very informative, and I really feel that he has a genuine concern about my wellbeing and my reaching my potential. He checks in with me between sessions to find out my progress and to give feedback. When I have gone to sessions with pain. I come out with total relief. I am experiencing improvement in areas of my body that have long been problematic. I so appreciate the expertise, care and attention that I receive woth Richard at Movevolution. If you are in discomfort and/or pain, this is the place to go.
Patricia M.
Very professional and inviting space that sets you up and equips you for the work that needs to be done. I got the results I needed after a fractured ankle...I'm back on the dance floor! Thank you for helping to make this happen.
Carla C.
MovEvolution is the best. Richard is an expert physical therapist who goes above and beyond most medical practitioners. He combines traditional and non-traditional methods, takes the time to explain what is going on with your body, and demonstrates beneficial exercises that aid your healing. He is kind and patient. His clinic has a calming, relaxing atmosphere. Thanks to MovEvolution, I have full range of motion in my left rotator cuff, my pain is just about gone, and I am working towards regaining the strength I had prior to the injury I incurred from personal training at a gym. I recommend MovEvolution without reservation to anyone in need of PT, particularly for athletes and dancers!
Martin K.
I have had problems with my lower back and neck for years. My lower back pain is completely gone and my neck pain is getting much better as I right this. Richard is awesome, he gives you his complete attention durning your session and is always available to answer your questions. Tamara is also amazing when it comes to scheduling your appointments and providing you with extra information to view at home. Overall the best PT place I have ever been (and I've been to many). Great place to go to improve your quality of life.
Charlene J.
Richard is nothing less than an amazing physical therapist. I arrived at movEvolution approximately 5 weeks after having bunionectomy still wearing a surgical orthopedic boot. After a few visits with Richard I was out of the boot and walking on my own. He will teach you how to help yourself in between visits to maximize your progress. This man Richard Loves what he do which is helping people improve mobility and will do what it takes, go the extra mile to see it through. You're greeted by your name with a smile upon arrival and he makes you feel at home each and every visit. You're not just another client at MovEvolution. Don't be afraid to ask questions because he loves answering them. Don't be shy give Richard a try! I would highly recommend RICHARD as you're physical therapist, he's there with you every step of the way!
Tierney O.
I look forward to PT at Movevolution, even though when it goes it means I'm experiencing some pain. I know that I'm getting treatment from someone who truly cares about his clients' wellbeing and is genuinely passionate about body work and healing. The office is tidy and clean, with your choice of music upon arrival! And Tamara who manages is friendly, professional and very effective in her role. She's a sweetie. Richard is easy to talk to and has a confident, happy nature. He's very professional but also warm; never is there that cold clinician vibe in the office. Even though body work can sometimes be very close to intimate areas the treatment always feels professional and comfortable, there's never any weirdness. I've been going to Movevolution for a year on and off and I've seen great success (I had a tail bone issue that brought me to tears which is all clear now) and now we're working through some knee pain so that I can get back to running. Richard also teaches the skills to self treat at home and instructs on exercises, so he gives a person a fish and teaches a person to fish. And finally, some basic stuff: I've never waited longer than 10 minutes for my appointment to start, I can typically get an appointment within a week or two (I've never had trouble scheduling), the office is very conveniently located in Fort Green near Atlantic Ave terminal and the G, and MoveEvolution is black owned!
Tom S.
I came to Richard after a bicycle accident, with a sprained sacroiliac and a strained lower lumbar. From the beginning one gets a sense of Richard's depth of knowledge, commitment, warm personality, completely optimistic outlook. He first demonstrated then assigned me many types of exercises, including some yoga, to relieve my pain and increase my mobility. These have been very effective. I was back on my bike in two weeks riding short mileage. After several weeks I am now back to riding 35 miles per week. I also asked Richard to write a note to my employer giving reasons why I should be provided a standing desk. He provided a brilliant letter stating ten reasons I should have a standing desk. And, I now have a standing desk! Thank you for everything Richard!!!
Aaron S.
We loved their generous hospitality​. Alot of care with no stress.
Jus T.
I am a relatively new patient to MovEvolution and so far it has been a wonderful experience. After receiving a labral repair surgery, I began PT with Stephanie Chan. She took the time to communicate which exercises we were doing and why, as well as a number of best practices follow at home to ensure a smooth recovery. She has been both extremely talented and knowledgeable about the injury. In addition to this, scheduling and verifying appointments has been a breeze compared to my experiences with other PT offices. All-in-all, I strongly recommend going here whether it's for prescribed physical therapy or working to regain your strength and flexibility.
Jan C.
I have been a patient at Movevolution for several years as I have several physical problems due to an old, but serious injury. Richard Symister is a really super PT because he takes his time evaluating the injuries of patients like me and is versed in yoga, taping, manual therapy and many other modalities that he adapts to each patient's age, abilities and needs. The office is sunny, airy and welcoming and can be reached on all subway lines and Brooklyn buses.
Megan F.
After having a handful of bad (and expensive) PT experiences, I was very skeptical about what can actually be solved with physical therapy. Then I met Richard and my cynicism went out the window. I had my very first surgery in my mid-30s for a torn ankle tendon and went to MovEvolution because it had great reviews and was close to my apartment. From my very first appointment, I knew this was going to be different. Richard evaluated my ankle, asked me what I wanted to be able to do again athletically, and what kind of time I could devote to my recovery. He then manually worked on my ankle and tendon to help with the stiffness, all the while teaching me how to massage like this at home. My first actual appointment was full of exercises to help me regain my balance and strength. He explained each move to me and did them himself to show me proper posture and engagement. He was patient and encouraging and practical - he told me that rather than going out and buying a bunch of gear, to make some of the equipment at home that he used to work on me at my appointments. He also took the time to ask me about other problem areas (I have some swelling around my sciatic nerve that causes pain) and teach me how to treat them as well as manually work on them. His massage technique is intense but so helpful - every time I left my joint and muscles felt loose and relieved. Another thing I love is that MovEvolution is geared towards athletes and those who live an active lifestyle. Rather than an aging clientele working on passive recovery, Richard knows what people who are healthy and active need to get their bodies to do in order to get back to their sports/activity of choice. I'm halfway through my treatment with Richard and have seen a marked improvement in my recovery. So happy I took a chance rather than going to the cold and impersonal PT places my hospital recommended. Richard's personal approach, warm personality, cozy space, and overall skill and knowledge has made me go from dreading PT to looking forward to my appointments and the relief and healing I know I am getting there.
Eli C.
Richard is so knowledgeable and compassionate. It made working with him as enjoyable as it ended up being beneficial. I always felt that I knew a little more about my body when I left, and that there was a good reason for doing everything I'd been assigned. I had a few sessions with some of the other staff and it's clear that they are chosen for their ability to do the exact same thing. Highly recommend.
Kofi A.
The 5 star ratings are here for a reason. Its not only about the quality service and attention to detail or your pain that Richard and Moveevolution give. But its also about his demeanor and the fun you have going to physical therapy. Words I never thought I would say. I've been back to Richard for 3 different injuries and everyone was improved by him and each time I actually looked forward to the experience.
Marina D.
I have done a lot of PT over the years for various injuries and Richard is among the best physical therapists I have met. he has a very practical and skilled approach. I highly recommend him.
Matt H.
As a former football player for 18 years, I obviously had my fair share of injuries. Two knee surgeries and 2 separated AC joints later, I tried every healing remedy/Chiropractor/Physical therapist under the sun. Movevolution PT. got me back to the active and physical life style that I'm accustom to in what seemed like no time at all. Sincerely cannot recommend or thank this place enough!!! Incredibly talented and caring people here. You wont be disappointed!
Danielle M.
Richard is truly amazing!! I recently had spinal fusion surgery in April, 2017 (after suffering for 8 years with disc herniation's) and was going to one of those 'chain' physical therapy centers and just did not feel any difference in my flexibility and strength with my lower back and legs. I've now had a total of 5 sessions with Richard and I feel amazing! I can finally do squats, my lower back feels more stable and I am getting my strength and flexibility back in my legs. His approach to physical therapy is uniquely tailored to each individual and he takes his time with you (did I mention it is really 1:1 which is so hard to find!!). I highly recommend Richard; and his staff are also very warming and inviting. 10+ stars!
Sofia P.
I had the best experience here! I have stopped PT as of now, but I used to genuinely look forward to my appointments. Richard is talented and knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Katherine B.
I could not be happier with Richard's work. I came in after years of chronic pain from a badly healed hip injury. Almost immediately i got relief and started moving better. Today, not only does my hip not hurt, but I'm running, squatting, deadlifting, and doing other awesome things. His whole process is super easy too - simple online booking and billing. And unlike other PTs, he doesn't overbook so you can see him when you need to.
Rachel N.
I highly recommend this practice. Richard is professional, courteous and very fairly priced. He has a welcoming space and always plays great music. Thanks to his good technique and the exercises he taught me I am fully recovered from having no motion in my wrist at all! Great addition to Fort Greene.
Monique M.
As a musician and performer, I was drawn to MovEvolution as it caters to people who "move for a living and live to move." That is definitely my case! With my partial calf tear I freaked, wondering if I could ever perform and play on a stage again......and then I entered MovEvolution and capoeira music was playing and the vibe was empowering. Richard is skilled physical therapist and coach. I say coach because so much of learning to walk again is overcoming the mind's fear of getting hurt again - and he's really direct and encouraging, makes me feel strong and capable of getting back on my feet. His availability for questions and guidance via email/msg is also incredibly helpful. I recommend Richard for any and everyone seeking not only great Physical Therapy but also wishing to recover in the most positive and enriching way. ...while listening to great music too :-)
Evan C
I'm a cyclist and a runner, and have come to Richard for several injuries, from my hip to my ankle to my back. Each and every time, he's taken more care than anyone I've ever known to not only treat my pain, but find its root cause and address it. He seems to treat every issue like a puzzle, and it's amazing to watch him put the pieces together, feeling better all the while. On top of the excellent care I get on every visit, I leave feeling that I know my body better than I did when I walked in the door. Richard is as much an educator as he is a physical therapist, and I constantly feel that he is teaching me how better to listen to and take care of my body. There's no one better.
Maurice A.
I can say one thing about this place and that is Richard gets it. It is the things you can't teach in a class room or over experience. It has to do with inside devotion to deliver your 100% best. I am a runner and have had problems with my left knee of late. Not major injury but something that could become that. So I did not know what to do first see a physician, get a MRI or go to a PT. Well I am glad I did the latter. Richard, never got hung up on my insurance status or my status. He saw me for a free check up and took his time to help me for the first time in 2 months run 3 miles after he checked assessed and taped my knee. I will see him again for sure. Still going to the MRI but will be right back to Richard for more lessons on caring. Thanks man your Energy is healing.
Jake H.
Richard is phenomenal. He's thorough, knowledgeable and personable. He truly cares about his patients. I came in with a partial shoulder tear and sought Richard's help to avoid surgery. We had great success and we avoided surgery. I'm getting back to hockey shortly! Thanks to Richard!
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MovEvolution Physical Therapy
The name fits it perfectly. That is exactly what Movevolution Inc. does for you, mentally, and physically. It is very rare, that you find someone who takes pride in what they do. I have been to big name hospitals and have not gotten any results, until I went to movevolution. I would recommend it to anyone in a heart beat. So visit Mr. Richard Symister at movevolution and get a move on those bones.

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James Hood
Great place to have your physical therapy.
Aaron Stewart
We loved their generous hospitality. Alot of care with no stress.
Michael Kawochka
Really helpful knowledgable staff and great care.
Joshua Miller
My pain went away completely. Very thorough and a really nice guy!
Stephen Horney
Richard is as good as it gets in the PT world. Thoughtful, thorough and kind
James Hood
Excellent place to have therapy. For all your physical therapy needs.
elvis ceballos
Went in for a runners knee problem , Richard was very knowledgeable, patient and professional. Great experience and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs PT.
Eli Cohen
Richard and his partners are so knowledgeable, motivating, and creative. I always feel better leaving than when I go in. And I always leave better understanding my ailments and excited about my path to treating them.
Joseph Satoo
My experience at movevolution has been quite a pleasant one. I first arrived there one week fresh after ACL and meniscus surgery with thoughts of if I would ever be the same again. Myself being part of the Team Barstarzz (an international lower level gymnastics/parkour/calisthenics group) it was important for me to get back to to doing the things that I loved and that I had a passion for. After meeting Richard at Movevolution all my questions were answered and all my doubts were put to rest. Not only did he get me back up on my feet faster than expected I was back doing the things that I loved and felt safe and comfortable in doing so. It has been quite some time since my knee surgery and with all the work and rehab that I have done at the studio my knee feels stronger than ever. Even though time has passed and I have healed, I still go to see Richard at Movevolution for bodywork to prevent other injuries or when something just doesn’t feel right in my body and every time I walk out that office I feel better than when I walked in. If your having any doubts on if this is the place that you should go to let me put your doubts to rest as have mine were. Movevolution is the only place for me (an active athlete) that I feel comfortable, safe, and trust to go to.
Ryan Starbuck
Richard is the best! He has a great understanding of what effects what on the body and has extremely helpful to me through a few running injuries in the past. I traveled from the UES just to see him and it was always worth it. Thanks!
Kidada N. Fields
Richard was very knowledgeable and helpful. Made me aware of how I was holding and moving my body in ways that attributed to my pain. Also gave suggestions on how to build muscles to support my hip/groin area.
Chimene Green
Since I've been coming to MovEvolution, the instructions and on hands treatment have help become more flexible and ease the discomfort in my legs
Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin
Over the last 12 months I've seen five different physical therapists in the city in attempts to address knee (really bad IT band syndrome and then a torn meniscus) and back issues. None have compared with the level of care and dedication that Richard showed in getting me (and others from what I observed) not only back up to 100%, but even stronger than before. From the first day he sat down with me and mapped out issues I was having, the mechanics and deficiencies that were leading to the problems, and how'd we go about addressing them. While his practice is out of network for me, it has still been, without question, worth the additional cost. Many PTs that are in network end up juggling the client with others in "45 minute sessions" that end up only being 15 minutes of dedicated time. Often I felt their business model was built around churning through as many people as possible. A result of that was a list of dedicated exercises that each patient with the same condition was given no questions asked. Nothing was tailored to the client which is crazy when you stop and think about the huge variation of people's bodies, abilities, severity of the problems, etc. Each slot with Richard was malleable in terms of addressing what was progressing or feeling worse and what exercises were working. He always spent the full hour with me running through exercises, doing bodywork/massage, and making sure I understood what I was supposed to be doing at home. Really can't recommend him and his practice enough.
Emilio Oliveira
Really love this place. Richard is very good at what he does, and he does it with intensity and joy. Highly recommended!
Abbie Fortune
The professional nature of Richard is unsurpassed, his knowledge of the body and how it works is really amazing. After every visit I leave feeling better than I arrived and am able to run faster and longer.
Hope Hathaway
Richard is a brilliant, thorough and intuitive healer who helped me with chronic back pain that I'd been living with for years. I highly recommend him.
Hilary Rushford Collyer
I've been going to Richard for 3-4 years now. He identifies issues that I'd gone to doctors or personal trainers or chiropractors for, and could never get to the root of! I think everyone, even if they're not in pain, should be going to a great PT because of how many alignment issues can slowly develop over time into pain and lack of mobility as we age. In the meantime it's like going to get a massage that's actually doing something for your body. :)

His focus is on giving you a program that's simple enough to do, but you can do on your own to avoid repeat visits. Though he also adjusts to each patient, as he knows I'm horrible at doing my exercises! So I just choose to visit more often.

Meanwhile my husband has only been twice and both times was able to get exercises for an old sports shoulder injury or a nagging morning knee ache that he now does at home and the gym.

Cannot recommend Richard highly enough!
Robert Gore
Working with MovEvolution has been one of the most transformative experiences I've had with a health professional. I've become stronger and have learned how to adapt current and future movements to minimize harm. I recommend MovEvolution to both mar friends and patients in need.
Celeste Douglas
The therapist was very experienced and supportive in helping me on my journey to heal from painful plantar fasciitis. He instructed me in a series of exercises and recommended a specific tape also boot. I received excellent care. Thank you Move Evolution especially Richard aka Imhotep.
Dwayne Hayes
Workshop experience in Va.Beach Virginia was awesome, the addition of visual aids improved the presentation . My previous 4 star rating was based in me not being an actual patient in Brookland NY; therefore I could not rate the local office/facility.
KC Busch
I could not be happier with Richard's work. I came in after years of chronic pain from a badly healed hip injury. Almost immediately i got relief and started moving better. Today, not only does my hip not hurt, but I'm running, squatting, deadlifting, and doing other awesome things.

His whole process is super easy too - simple online booking and billing. And unlike other PTs, he doesn't overbook so you can see him when you need to.
Natalie Pardo
Richard is a master of the human anatomy. He takes the time to listen to your physical woes. In addition, the facility is welcoming and calming -- exactly what you need for true healing.
Matthew Holbok
As a former football player for 18 years, I obviously had my fair share of injuries. Two knee surgeries and 2 separated AC joints later, I tried every healing remedy/Chiropractor/Physical therapist under the sun. Movevolution PT. got me back to the active and physical life style that I'm accustom to in what seemed like no time at all.
Sincerely cannot recommend or thank this place enough!!!
Incredibly talented and caring people here. You wont be disappointed!
N.D. Edwards
I have to say this is by far the best physical therapist I’ve ever experienced. As a personal trainer my body gets battered and bruised on a daily basis. Since coming to Richard’s Moveulotion for the past year 1.5 my aches and pain are pretty non existent! His attention to detail and his keen listening ear is what sets him apart. You’ll be heard, he will investigate and he will fix you! He’d honeslty a miracle in my opinion!
Tom Angelo
Located on the2nd floor of a brownstone in Fort Greene, MovEvolution is a wonderfully welcoming space for anyone looking to improve their strength and flexibility and/or recover from an injury. I knew of Richard Symister from two earlier physical therapy spaces where he'd worked with me. So when I heard he had his own practice, I knew it would be the best place for me to go with a shoulder/arm injury that has plagued me for years. With the help of Richard and his partner, Bo, I am gradually getting my body stronger, improving my posture, and eliminating much of the pain that has made my adult life so difficult. Richard and Bo are both meticulous in making sure you're doing the exercises correctly, so you do not have further problems and gain the full benefit from them. They are extremely knowledgeable about the body, how it works and what it needs to heal and improve. Tamara, their receptionist, is wonderful, kind and accommodating; she will work with you. I can't recommend MovEvolution highly enough.
Nicole Skibola
RICHARD IS A MIRACLE WORKER. I came to Richard a few years back with a neck that could barely turn. I was in so much pain (and had been in so much pain for so long) that I was desperate for help. Richard taught me about the structural problems going on in my entire body and gave me exercises to strengthen the weak areas that were contributing my chronic pain. He gave me TONS of massage and manual manipulation which is quite rare at your run of the mill PT office. He is compassionate, thoughtful and kind and he literally fixed me. I was able to see him over a few weeks and then maintain my neck on its own using the exercises he gave me which were simple, and didn't take a ton of time to incorporate into my routine. I can't recommend him highly enough. Well, maybe if he had a clone in California......
Adrian Goodsell
I'm a soccer player and back towards the start of the summer season I tore a muscle in my quad quite badly in our opening game. In my eagerness to get back to playing I returned too early and managed to exacerbate the problem even further. A painful predicament that would definitely need treatment if I was to get back to full fitness.
I asked around for recommendations from friends and was given the names of a number of spots in Manhattan. I'm based in Brooklyn so I decided to check out local options too. When I first contacted Richard he was the model of professionalism. He talked me through what to expect from a visit to his studio and made it very clear that initial diagnosis wasn't going to cost me anything. The vibe at MovEvolution is the first thing that catches you: Richard has created an atmosphere that is 100% conducive to healing and feeling comfortable. After less than half an hour of consultation I was completely convinced that he was the right guy to go with, I didn't even bother following up the Manhattan leads.
His approach, attitude and communication is exceptional, the man is a true professional. He's damn good at what he does too. After an initial estimate of maybe 5-7 sessions I was back playing competitively after 4!! I will definitely be going back for further strengthening sessions. Goes without saying that I would recommend Richard and MovEvolution to anyone needing physical therapy in a heartbeat.
Annie Godfrey Larmon
Richard takes a holistic approach to treating an injury, and he makes it a point to get the full story. I'm much better equipped to understand the structural issues impacting my running practice after working with Richard.
Jylian Damude
MovEvolution is a no frills clinic that simply focuses on making the client move and feel better than they were prior to injury. I first found PT Richard in order to gain hours of observation needed to apply for Physical Therapy school. While observing over a 2 month period, not only have a gained a depth of knowledge but I have learned the importance of a good client/therapist relationship.

At MovEvolution patients are seen one-on-one for a full hour uninterrupted in a very comfortable and inviting PT setting. During each session Richard is constantly explaining why each client performs specific exercises in order to better their lives and meet individual specific goals.

What most surprised me is how available Richard makes himself to his patients. While prescribing at-home exercises for patients, he makes sure to send video instruction of each exercise and then allows clients to text, Facetime or call if there are anyone questions while doing their at-home workout.

Overall, I've learned multiple techniques that I find to be innovative and cannot wait to call upon these in PT school and throughout my career.
Hamza Giaffar
I couldn't recommend Richard and MovEvolution highly enough. In addition to successfully treating a ripped hip adductor (not a trace of the debilitating injury remains), Richard has helped me to improve my general balance and posture relating to yoga/sports. This has had really positive impact on my regular sports and has allowed me to take up other activities, which previous injuries had made difficult and painful. Richard is a fantastic masseuse as well.

The atmosphere is laid back and very respectful. I always leave feeling better than when I walked in. Having concrete things to work on that yield the desired results keeps me coming back. Thanks MovEvolution!
Jimmy Ferguson
Richard's amazing. He's incredibly connected to you as a patient - your individual needs and changing body. Every time he sees you, he reconnects with where you're at that day and works from there. So many therapists try to follow a recipe. Richard has amazing intuition that allows him to go beyond the limitations of a recipe/routine with you. He taps into what you're feeling and why and works to get to the source of your injury and body imbalance. He is a generous and humble person who seems to really see healing as his calling and therefore constantly gives of himself towards this end. Plus he has great music!
Jan Calloway
I have been Richard’s patient for quite some time, because of a very serious injury and all the side effects. Richard is absolutely professional, very knowledgeable, and goes the extra mile to help his clients get better. I was very lucky to have found Movevolution
Maëlys Mota
I’m a physical therapy student and I had the chance to have an internship here. My position was really interesting because I could see several client with different injuries so different programs of recovery. I can tell that Richard is really passionate in his job, very experienced and truly invested in every patient’s rehabilitation. He cares a lot about their well-being and their pain-relief. I had the opportunity to see impressive improvements within one session only.. 100% recommending this place if you want quality work and results !
Thank you richard !
Charlene J
Richard is nothing less than an amazing physical therapist. I arrived at movEvolution approximately 5 weeks after having bunionectomy still wearing a surgical orthopedic boot. After a few visits with Richard I was out of the boot and walking on my own. He will teach you how to help yourself in between visits to maximize your progress.

This man Richard Loves what he do which is helping people improve mobility and will do what it takes, go the extra mile to see it through.

You're greeted by your name with a smile upon arrival and he makes you feel at home each and every visit. You're not just another client at MovEvolution.

Don't be afraid to ask questions because he loves answering them. Don't be shy give Richard a try!

I would highly recommend RICHARD as you're physical therapist, he's there with you every step of the way!
vanessa hargett
Over the years I have been to multiple PT providers for different injuries and pain. Richard is by far the best. He gives one on one attention for my entire session. He chooses and tailors exercises that are specific to my needs and goals. The exercises are not the usual PT exercises and can include other modalities such as qigong. Much focus is given to whole body movement, alignment and posture. Richard is very informative, and I really feel that he has a genuine concern about my wellbeing and my reaching my potential. He checks in with me between sessions to find out my progress and to give feedback. When I have gone to sessions with pain. I come out with total relief. I am experiencing improvement in areas of my body that have long been problematic. I so appreciate the expertise, care and attention that I receive with Richard at MovEvolution. If you are in discomfort and/or pain, this is the place to go.
Martine Bisagni
My experience at MovEvolution is extremely positive. The kinesiotaping in particular as well as gaining more understanding of my injury and the ways in which I can aid myself through movement and posture were invaluable in beginning to heal. Thank you! (And THANK YOU for your continued sharing of information!)
T Paul
Faaaantastic experience. Would definitely go back.
Anton Handel
Richard is an incredibly knowledgeable physical therapist. I went in with lower back pain and he gave me exercises to start working out the problem. It’s been a month since I started the exercises and it continues to improve. Highly recommend MovEvolution!
Andrew Holbein
I came to Richard when I was having chronic lower back pain. I had been to a physical therapist practice for the same issue two months before but had not received much one on one attention and didn't gain much knowledge about my situation. Richard is definitely a unique physical therapist. Sessions are only with him, as opposed to a few minutes with a therapist and most of the time with an assistant. He is big on educating his clients, the knowledge he gave me about the neuroscience of pain was especially useful.

Since meeting with Richard I've come to understand what causes my lower back pain and how to prevent it. Richard has become a friend and remains generous with his time. I would definitely recommend him to people who are looking for a serious physical therapist who will equip them with an understanding of their situation.
Sophie Hassett
Incredible. Richard diagnosed and healed my high angle sprain within 2 sessions - after months and months of soft casts and walking boots and rest. He knows exactly how to rehabilitate areas and muscles that other practitioners told me would never be the same or improve. He also keeps asking questions to make sure he's getting to the very source of the issue. So lucky to have ended up at MovEvolution!!
Pete Readman
Richard and his team were a great help, even though, unfortunately I wasn't able to continue with a course of treatment due to issues with my insurance. Despite this, they offered help and advice over the phone. Highly recommended.
Ajaya Williams
I appreciate Richards attention to details and depletion of gimmicks. He provides great simple insight that is not over bearing and incorporates seamlessly into your daily living.
Jessica Vatel
Richard is a great physical therapist:-). I have been seeing him for over a year for due to arthritis in my hip. He is great at providing individualized attention and adapts the treatment based on how I am feeling from day to day. I would highly recommend him.
Jo Jordan
After trying out a few other physical therapists, I am so happy I found Richard! He has addressed my knee injury, and has helped to sort out some of my other mystery pains. He gives clear, easy to follow exercises for home, and then focuses on bodywork and massage during your session. I always leave satisfied- feeling more relaxed and with much looser muscles! I would recommend him to everyone.
S Noel
The treatment you will recieve is thorough and informative. Richard is very knowledgeable about your body and how it works. With my son's injury he offered a variety of treatment options. After the initial consult he followed up with us and answered our questions. He even provided a list of other physical therapist that are coverd by our insurance. A rarity in this competive world to which we live. This shows Richard puts the progress of his patients first. I highly recommend MovEvolution.
Jay Juergensen
Richard was AMAZING!! His experience, kindness and personal attention is not only uncommon in his line of work, its hard to come to grips with his unique approach. After having experienced several other physical therapists for a variety of ailments, Richard is THE MAN!
Rene Volker
The best physical therapy I've ever had. Richard has helped me deal with a painful long term hip issue, and I'm generally on a path to having greater flexibility, stability and mobility since I started my sessions. Can't recommend MovEvolution enough.
Jessica Slawson
I've recently started working with Richard to deal with some chronic knee and hip issues, and for the first time in a long time am feeling that there's hope for my limbs! Richard provides simple routines that can be done at home with minimal equipment, and his dedication to his job really shines through. Very glad I found MovEvolution and would definitely recommend them to anyone!
Patricia Mills
Richard was all about making the client feel comfortable to start, you get to choose the genre of music you like to get you ready for the hard work ahead. The road to recovery was hard (fractured ankle), but he made it possible with his expert knowledge and skill of what needed to be done...I had to put the work in too. Thanks for helping me get back on the dance floor with confidence.
amarylis davis
I was given a list of physical therapists by my health care provider and MovEvolution happened to be the most conveniently located from where I lived. Best choice ever. After just a few treatment sessions, I knew that no matter the distance, I wouldn't have changed therapists. I had been wearing a boot for 4 months for PTTD and still had a lot of pain when I walked. I can recall that after just one session with Richard, I couldn't believe the reduction in my level of pain. He never worked just on my ankle or my foot but on my entire leg, explaining how every muscle worked in tandem and that treatment could not only be focused where the pain was. He showed me how I should massage my ankle at home, how to balance properly on my feet, would always explain what it was he was doing and why, and if I had pain elsewhere in my body, he would treat that as well. He's all about a person being pain free and being whole.
Based on the experiences of friends with other therapists, I'd say that Richard is one of the best. It was a pleasure receiving treatment at MovEvolution, even though treatments were sometimes necessarily painful. Amid the pain though, there is interesting conversation and laughter. Both Tamara and Richard create a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere and I never once felt like my treatment was being rushed or that I was just another patient. My foot has been pain free now for several months and I would encourage anyone who needs physical therapy to go see Richard.
Caroline Onikute
I recently found Richard again after he worked on my runner knee 4 Years ago. This time it was some rotator cuff madness from kickboxing. I love the attention to detail and effort he gives each and every client. Richard and his entire team are lovely personable and invested in your wellness journey. Sessions are prompt and effective without feeling like an assembly line or a price gouge. Each time you visit you feel like you're hanging with friends who care about getting you well. Best place to be when your body is failing you.
Steffen Gonzalez
Richard has transformed the way I look at physical therapy. Not only is an injury physical, it is also mental. With Richards help I have gained confidence and power through physical therapy. Every visit is something to look forward and benefit from! I can not say enough good to Richards abilities. Also his centralized location allows for easy access wherever you are in the city.
Ryan Shollenberger
I've been going to see Richard since 2013 when I sustained a minor ankle injury at work. He agreed to work with me despite not having health insurance, and gave me fantastic care. I've gone back 3-4 more times since then when I've sustained training (I powerlift and teach fitness classes) injuries and Richard's care and methods are professional, thoughtful, and effective. Knowing that my insurance doesn't cover PT visits to him, he always does his best to diagnose my injuries in our initial session and provide me with rehab exercises and advice to help me heal on my own, never pressuring me to return for treatment unless I feel I absolutely need it. He even makes himself available to communication outside the office, and is extremely responsive to texts and emails about and beyond what is expected of a health care professional. You can immediately see the passion and dedication he has for his work when he works with you, and anytime one of my clients asks me for a PT referral I send them to Richard. Love this dude. 10/10.
Row Kiefer
Richard is the man. Best physical therapist I've had over various running-related injuries. He's dedicated and is clearly invested in your healing process. Highly recommend!
Tom Shagass
I came to Richard after a bicycle accident, with a sprained sacroiliac and a strained lower lumbar. From the beginning one gets a sense of Richard's depth of knowledge, commitment, warm personality, completely optimistic outlook. He first demonstrated then assigned me many types of exercises, including some yoga, to relieve my pain and increase my mobility. These have been very effective. I was back on my bike in two weeks riding short mileage. After several weeks I am now back to riding 35 miles per week. I also asked Richard to write a note to my employer giving reasons why I should be provided a standing desk. He provided a brilliant letter stating ten reasons I should have a standing desk. And, I now have a standing desk!
Thank you for everything Richard!!!
Carla Cherry
MovEvolution is the best. Richard is an expert physical therapist who goes above and beyond most medical practitioners. He combines traditional and non-traditional methods, takes the time to explain what is going on with your body, and demonstrates beneficial exercises that aid your healing. He is kind and patient. His clinic has a calming, relaxing atmosphere. Thanks to MovEvolution, I have full range of motion in my left rotator cuff, my pain is just about gone, and I am working towards regaining the strength I had prior to the injury I incurred from personal training at a gym. I recommend MovEvolution without reservation to anyone in need of PT, particularly for athletes and dancers!
Doctor Bo
Richard and the team at MovEvolution are among the top in all my time in the strength and conditioning and medical space (over 15 years).
The genuine passion for the healing arts comes across in every interaction. Clinical excellence is hard to come by and here we find it in abundance!
Along with the professionalism these are simply amazing people.
John Lucas
Had an awesome experience. The atmosphere is very relaxed. The staff is extremely knowledgeable. I definitely felt safe in their care. I left feeling amazing. Give them a call. You won't regret it!
Rachel Newman
I highly recommend this practice. Richard is professional, courteous and very fairly priced. He has a welcoming space and always plays great music. Thanks to his good technique and the exercises he taught me I am fully recovered from having no motion in my wrist at all! Great addition to Fort Greene.
Olufisayo Akanni
I have had continuous pain in my back due to stress, poor posture at my job, and overall not taking the best care of my health. I had knots and craters on my back that have built up over time and I knew Richard would be able to help treat my pain. I really appreciated that when he started our session he had an end goal in mind and made sure it was in line with mine. Because I have such pain I really appreciated that he worked on the problem areas gradually so that I could tolerate the pain of relieving my muscles. And throughout the session he gave suggestion on how to improve my back for the better. I highly recommend his treatment as a professional and will be attending MovEvolution for follow up again.
Laurie Ortiz
I’ve had the privilege of working with Richard. He is very well rounded, personal and professional. I’m confident enough to refer him to anyone I know who needs Physical Therapy assistance and I do! Always helping people overcome and evolve from the setbacks of injuries. He’s great!
Terésa Stern
I highly recommend MovEvolution Physical Therapy. Richard is genuinely passionate about his profession and finding ways to help strengthen and heal his patients. After being told by a doctor that I would need ankle surgery, I worked with Richard for a couple of months and now am certain I will not need to have surgery -- a pretty great outcome! I've gotten stronger, better educated about how to exercise without injury, and feel more encouraged about my joint health because of my work with Richard.
Douglas Newton
In September 2018, I got West Nile Virus from a mosquito bite in Brooklyn. After three months in the hospital, mostly in bed, I came home, unable to walk and and with a frozen left shoulder. I had physical training at home and learned to use the walker. I also had several bad falls, and broke the tip of my hip bone in one of the falls in July.
I started with Richard at Movevolution in October 2019 and he put me on a varied program of leg and shoulder exercises to strengthen my muscles, help my balance and increase my flexibility. As of Feb. 2020, I have progressed indoors from using the walker to using a cane to now walking by myself. Outdoors I use a walker when alone or walking with a cane with another adult along for safety. My frozen shoulder is also much more flexible and strong.
My goal this Spring and Summer is to walk alone outdoors with a cane and to take the subway. With Richard's help I think I can do it. Richard's exercise program has made all the difference in my life and my hopes for the future.
Megan McIntyre
After having a handful of bad (and expensive) PT experiences, I was very skeptical about what can actually be solved with physical therapy. Then I met Richard and my cynicism went out the window.

I had my very first surgery in my mid-30s for a torn ankle tendon and went to MovEvolution because it had great reviews and was close to my apartment. From my very first appointment, I knew this was going to be different. Richard evaluated my ankle, asked me what I wanted to be able to do again athletically, and what kind of time I could devote to my recovery. He then manually worked on my ankle and tendon to help with the stiffness, all the while teaching me how to massage like this at home.

My first actual appointment was full of exercises to help me regain my balance and strength. He explained each move to me and did them himself to show me proper posture and engagement. He was patient and encouraging and practical - he told me that rather than going out and buying a bunch of gear, to make some of the equipment at home that he used to work on me at my appointments.

He also took the time to ask me about other problem areas (I have some swelling around my sciatic nerve that causes pain) and teach me how to treat them as well as manually work on them. His massage technique is intense but so helpful - every time I left my joint and muscles felt loose and relieved.

Another thing I love is that MovEvolution is geared towards athletes and those who live an active lifestyle. Rather than an aging clientele working on passive recovery, Richard knows what people who are healthy and active need to get their bodies to do in order to get back to their sports/activity of choice.

I'm halfway through my treatment with Richard and have seen a marked improvement in my recovery. So happy I took a chance rather than going to the cold and impersonal PT places my hospital recommended. Richard's personal approach, warm personality, cozy space, and overall skill and knowledge has made me go from dreading PT to looking forward to my appointments and the relief and healing I know I am getting there.
Thomas K
2 years ago
I suffered a broken knee-cap, fractured elbow, and multiple torn tendons, all in the same freak accident. After weeks of immobility to heal the bones, I suffered severe muscle atrophy as well. Being a musician and performer, this injury was not only physically painful, but effected all parts of my life. Soon after my splint was removed, still unable to walk and battling all that goes with this type of loss, I went to MovEvolution.

I knew that physical therapy would be another level of pain, and also that I needed a therapist that was smart, intuitive, compassionate, and that would absolutely push me. I have just described Richard Symister. From my first visit, Richard would always quickly assess what was giving me the most trouble, help to reduce the pain, and increase my flexibility. He is generous with his knowledge, and provides detailed work-outs targeting one's weak points.

It is worth noting that Richard's office was the most responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable of any place that I contacted. The quick and thoughtful response to my first inquiry was probably the reason I chose to initially go there. (I had no recommendations and found them online.)

I have found Richard and his staff to display passion, skill, and personal attention to detail, and recommend them without reservation.
Mariela
My experience at MovEvolution has been excellent. Making an appointment, verifying insurance, and payment was super easy. Richard is knowledgeable and clearly explains his findings, rationale and his expectations. The entire session is one on one and the quality of care is excellent. As a therapist myself I understand the value of a one on one session and how important it is in order to provide high quality care.  The amazing treatment doesn't end when you walk out the door, Richard also makes sure to follow up afterwards and is available to answer questions via phone conference at no extra charge. If you're looking for a PT who is smart, listens to you and is willing to problem solve with you to help you stay pain free and reach your goals, then I highly recommend Richard at MovEvolution.
Kelly Maurelus
I have had several sessions with Richard my physical therapist and he has so far done wonders for me. I have had problems with knee tendinitis due to running and squatting and through our one to one sessions he has increased my strength and helped me live pain free which I have not felt for the past 2 years. He does such a wonderful job demonstrating and offering evidence based therapies and I feel fulfilled each and every session. I would highly recommend him as he is very professional, personal and answers all my questions regarding my injuries and beyond!

Thank you Richard for helping me getting back into my routine training and running regimen.
Jessica Shepard
I’ve always had really positive and super helpful experiences with Richard at his studio. I’ve been a holistic health and body work practitioner for almost 25 years and have worked with A LOT of fabulous practitioners. He is one of them!🙏🏼
Carla Platteborze
The massage I had was great. Richard did an amazing job of loosening up muscles that had been sore and also areas that I hadn’t realized were in need of care. Outstanding!
Damian McCleod
Through the years I have been to several physical therapist for my knee . Richard is without question, the most experienced, knowledgeable person I have encountered in this field. His ability to make assessments and postural corrections based on observation and movement patterns is exceptional.
If you're looking for results and attention to your specific needs, he is your go-to professional.
Thank you!
Kathleen Migliore-Newton
I have had Physical Therapy in several different places. Richard really listens to the problems you are having. He is very creative and uses many different exercises that get results. After foot surgery and hip tightness and inflammation my condition has greatly improved. And I have exercises I can do at home to complement my sessions with the therapist. He also has experience with QiGong.
Tashenia Jones
Richard is the best! Friendly, knowledgeable and caring. He treats his patients like family.

I was looking for someone that would help me get on track after a total knee replacement. Due to COVID19 I was unable to do outpatient physical therapyfor a month and I was suffering for it. Within 2 sessions I had started to see marked improvement.

I'd highly recommend
b b
I contacted Richard about a hamstring injury that happened while dancing. He got right back to me and spent 20 minutes on the phone helping me on his day off! During the initial consult he was very thorough while diagnosing the issue(s) and helping me work through the exercises to get my healing and strengthening on the right path. He even spent extra time with me during the visit. Richard wants to see you get better ASAP and is very caring, passionate, and understanding. Highly recommended!
Mazhar Khan
I was hired by Richard to maintain his website a long way back. Richard is thoughtful, professional and Cooperative. He listens to every opinion and is open minded. I enjoy working for him and hopefully continue to do so.
Carol Henning
I have had a knee (LCL) injury for the past several years and a neighbor recommended Richard earlier this year.

He is highly intuitive in diagnosis and treatment, and has worked magic, not only treating the injured muscles and ligaments directly, but isolating and treating instability at the ankle which had caused the injury in the first place.

Richard is also very conscientious about maintaining a COVID-safe environment, making sure masks are worn and surfaces promptly disinfected.
Leslie D
What an amazing human being! Richard is warm and positive while providing professional and focused care.
A quality service that truly cares about your healing.
I highly recommend MovEvolution to anyone seeking results in a holistic
fashion.
Malene
I thoroughly enjoy coming to MovEvolution! Richard is skillfully helping me through some intense pain in my neck, shoulder, arm, and hand. I love the warmth, attention to detail, education, and homework techniques as well as the easy commute (conveniently located five minutes from Atlantic Terminal). Gotta check out MovEvolution! It'll be soooo worth it.
Alyssa Cantu
Richard does an amazing job at providing client centered care for optimal patient outcomes. He is very personable and continues to educate himself on the best treatments in physical therapy for his patients. The clinic is always clean and the online system makes scheduling appointments easy and effortless. I had an issue in my arm and after seeing Richard for 2 visits and following his home exercise plan, I saw great results.
Rachel Sanders
I'm very pleased to have Richard from MovEvolution as my therapist. I have been limping from having knee, calf and hip pain for the past year now. My doctor referred me to numerous professionals to no avail. Until a family friend referred me to Richard/MovEvolution. Oh my stars what a difference!!

Richard is highly knowledgeable and a definite master of his craft. Prior to being his client, I had a little list consisting of movements I would like to perform again and reclaim for myself. Richard has touched every items on my list without me NEVER having shared this list with him in TWO visits. How impressive! He knows his stuff and has empathy—which is a missing ingredient in our current Healthcare system.

My favorite part of my sessions with Richard is how he sets objectives for you during each visit. He works diligently to ensure that you do not leave the practice in the same conditions you in which you initially came. This makes me feel so supported and allows me to breath a sigh of relief knowing that I am working with a professional who truly cares.

If you are in pain, limping, standing or sitting all day long or an athlete — especially — if you already had therapy for your injuries and still suffering, you will not regret calling Richard for your physical therapy and rehabilitation needs.

Thank you MovEvolution for helping me to get me where I am. Richard is awesome! 😎
Seth Flicker
Fort Greene it's so lucky to have among it's wellness businesses MovEvolution. Richard is the consummate professional physical therapist. Confident, wise, and extremely affable, Richard, most importantly, knows the human body and how to make it stronger, more flexible, healthier. He reminds me of that great college counselor you had in high school - all-knowing, protective, but never coddling. He figures you out- your body strengths and weaknesses. He knows what's best for you and works on a plan to help you achieve your body's potential. How disiplined you are to reach those goals is up to you. Lastly, the studio itself is very clean, well-equipped, and versatile. It's a comfortable, unintimidating place to visit.
Irene Ryabaya
I came to MovEvolution because I have a rare disease that affects my joints and the latest flare up caused intense pain in my coccyx (meaning I can't sit, which, you know, is kinda important). I had seen a number of other therapists and doctors and the pain was just not getting better. My husband was seeing Richard to help with his chronic back pain and was feeling A LOT better so he suggested that I check out Movevolution to see if they could help me too. In the very first appointment, Richard identified an issue with my knee that no one else had noticed. Richard also took the time to dig into my deeper issues due to my rare disease and made a plan to help me manage the pain and dislocations. He even helped me find a pelvic floor specialist to do pelvic work that his office does not. I also started seeing Mena and her calm and sure approach has helped me with both my coccyx and my migraines. It's been a few months now since I started seeing Richard and Mena and I can sit again! I can ride in a car again and have a dinner out which feels amazing. Unlike most therapist, they treat me as a whole person, not just the one issue that is flaring up. Richard and Mena are amazing therapists and if you are in pain, they will help you.
Seth Berkman
I came to see Richard at Movevolution when I started experiencing knee pain while training for my first half marathon. My goal was to figure out if I could safely continue my training, run my race, and meet my goal pace.

I had a fantastic experience working with Richard from start to finish.

First, and this is so important to me, Richard is a good communicator. He always got back to me quickly. He always made a point of encouraging me to follow up with any questions I had. And that showed me that his priority was making sure I had the information I needed to recover and take care of myself.

Second, you can tell that Richard has a lot of experience and expertise. When I came for my first appointment, he ran me through a bunch of diagnostic exercises and by the end of the session gave me a set of exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee, avoid pain and discomfort, and keep training.

Third, Richard went above and beyond, helping outside my appointment time. He offered to review my training plan and recommend edits to ensure it would still be safe and effective for me even while recovering from my knee injury.

Fourth, Richard is just a fun personality, really enjoyable to work with. And he has good taste in music.

Last, I got the result I was hoping for. I did the exercises and I stopped experiencing pain. Plus, I had set a half marathon goal of 90 minutes. I ended up beating that goal, running my first half in just under 87 minutes.

I would definitely recommend Movevolution and Richard to anyone looking for a physical therapist.
Charlotte Sagan
Everything you would want from a physical therapy experience. Richard is clearly an expert at his craft. Saw him for recovery from his stress fracture and he immediately looked at my holistic anatomy and posture. Not only that, he is one of the most pleasant and enthusiastic healthcare professionals I've ever come across. Studio was spotlessly clean, and the covid protocols made me feel very safe and comfortable. Couldn't recommend more highly for a local business to support.
Lauren Mozuch
After my 3rd ankle surgery this past Agust I began less than mediocre PT with another establishment. After voicing my concerns to a friend they reccomended Richard at MovEvolution to me and I could not have made a better choice. Every session is a full hour of individual attention. The care and attention to detail is unsurpassed. Am I 100%? That will probably never happen. But I have gotten my life back, and I attributes that to the attention, care and treatment received at MovEvolution. 10/10 highly recommend.
Oz Billups
Move Evolution and the job that Richard does is phenomenal! The care and service that he provides is top notch. My therapy sessions are always unique and dynamic and have helped me for the last 3 years in my recovery from a spinal surgery. Richard is extremely knowledgeable and provides a clear cut understanding of every aspect of your session and expectations are always met. I appreciate Richard at the job he does Thank You!
Mateo Simo
Excellent service and help at MovEvolution. I saw results very quickly, and feel like the staff really care about their work.
Rosana Liang
I found Richard while searching Google for a physical therapist in my neighborhood and was so impressed by all the rave reviews that I booked his next available appointment. I'm a rock climber so I've seen my fair share of physical therapists in the past, but none have been nearly as passionate or knowledgable about body work and recovery as Richard. During my sessions with Richard, he was extremely professional and friendly. He was communicative and explained every little thing to me so that I walked away feeling like I had full control over and understanding of my recovery. He also gave me very useful and well thought out programs to continue doing at home. My elbow feels amazing after just two sessions with him. I highly recommend Richard!
Emily Abrons
Mena is an awesome physical therapist. She is kind, sensitive, and holistically insightful, sharing her thoughts and information with you in a way that's encouraging and empowering. After only a few weeks of PT I've seen a huge improvement in my neck/shoulder tension and alignment, which is a great relief and very motivating as we move forward. Richard runs MovEvolution with incredible warmth and expertise. I can't recommend this place enough!
Leigh Adel-Arnold
I found Richard after searching for “physical therapy near me”. I was wowed by the reviews and after my initial session, I understood why. Richard LOVES what he does and is extraordinarily knowledgeable when it comes to healing and strengthening. After an eventually correct diagnosis and treatment for a torn meniscus, I’ve been doing PT for a little over a month now and am feeling so much stronger. Between actual sessions, and the exercises I was given to do at home, I am returning to physical homeostasis. A major part of this is that Richard treats the whole body, not just the injury itself, and is an anatomy NERD. I mean this in the best way possible and it’s the dream (though not always the case) when finding a physical therapist. I cannot recommend MovEvolution highly enough!!
Steve Cromity, Sr.
Movevolution is operated and owned by Richard Symister, a competent professional who I find to be enormously experienced in all facets of the anatomy. I’m glad I opted to use his physical therapy services instead of a large corporate outfit. Thus the therapy treatment is more personal and consistent. I came to him because I’m having problems with both legs, regarding stiffness and agility. He’s help me. There’s been an improvement and I’m amazed with how creative some of exercises he gives me are which focuses on the supporting leg structure that empowers the overall functioning. Clearly, I recommend him highly.
tierney oberhammer
I looking forward to PT at Movevolution. I know that I’m getting treatment from someone who truly cares about his clients’ wellbeing and is genuinely passionate about body work and healing. The office is tidy and clean, with your choice of music upon arrival! I’ve been going to Movevolution for a year on and off and I’ve seen great success (I had a tail bone issue that brought me to tears which is all clear now) and now we’re working through some knee pain so that I can get back to running.
Suze-Elisha Principal
If you’re looking for a PT who is just “treating” than keep scrolling ☝🏾but if you are looking for A professional who is a partner in your overall healthcare journey go no further.

Richard Has a compassionate approach and is truly looking to help you heal and evolve. Over the years As a fellow Physical Therapist I’ve see many who just provide exercise and send you on your merry way, but Richard provides hands-on cuing and education In effort to help you return to better pain free and efficient function. Hes down to earth and wants you to return to the activities you love.

Give him a call.