About Us

buildingAt Physical Therapy & Beyond, our mission is to provide high quality service that exceeds our patients’ expectations, and gets them back to enjoying life, once again!

We offer an array of innovative treatment methods. Following an initial evaluation you will be treated with the goal of returning you to your prior level of function. Some services we offer are:

Let us Help You Become Pain Free and Resume a Normal, Active Life

Our Staff

Cindi A. Prentiss



Cindi has more than 30 years of experience as a New York State Licensed Physical Therapist. Cindi is certified in the specialized McKenzie Spine and Schroth Scoliosis methods and is a skilled, licensed massage therapist. Cindi became a BSPTS C1 certified Schroth Scoliosis Therapist in 2014 and a BSPTS C2 certified Schroth Scoliosis Therapist in 2016. Her reputation as a professional and compassionate expert in her field, and as an active community member, has led to three professionally equipped and staffed locations. Physical Therapy & Beyond offers patients on the North Shore and South Shore comprehensive programs designed to treat orthopedic,sports-related, women’s and men’s health, geriatric, and pre and post pregnancy conditions. The main priority is to ensure a patient’s comfort, well being, and recovery, having helped thousands resume normal, active lives.
Professional Development – downloadable PDF


  • Certified Schroth Scoliosis Therapists in Barcelona Method in 2014
  • Associates degree in Massage Therapy (LMT) from New York College of Health Professionals in 2004
  • Opened private practice in Hauppauge, LI, NY, specializing in orthopedic physical therapy in January 2000
  • Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment (MDT) from McKenzie Institute in 2000
  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) from American Therapy Association in 1998 & 2008
  • Clinical Coordinator and Director of Pregnancy and Back Pain Programs at the Spine & Rehabilitation Institute in 1995-1999
  • MBA from Dowling College in 1992
  • Clinical Coordinator of Sports Medicine Resource in 1990-1995
  • Physical Therapist at Sports Medicine Resource in 1987-1995
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1987

Laura Quirk

Laura Quirk, PT, Cert. MDT., ECS, Clinic Director

Laura Quirk is a licensed physical therapist  and the Clinic and Operations Director at Physical Therapy & Beyond.  She has over 25 years of experience as a New York State Licensed physical therapist, and is McKenzie Certified (MDT), providing excellent patient care in the area of orthopedics and pain management.

Laura joined Physical Therapy & Beyond in 2001. Dedicated to providing her patients with the most effective treatment, she has been continuing her education and training in the latest therapy programs available. Laura is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook, and is ABPTS board certified in Clinical Electrodiagnostic Testing providing Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS) testing through Beyond Diagnostics.




Heather Smyrski

Heather Smyrski, DPT, Cert. MDT, BSPTS Schroth Scoliosis Therapist

Heather Smyrski is a graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Daemen College in Buffalo NY. Immediately following graduation, she moved to Long Island and started working at Physical Therapy & Beyond. Heather is a certified McKenzie (MDT) spine and extremities specialist. She is also one of our BSPTS C1 certified Schroth Scoliosis Therapists. She will be completing her advanced Scoliosis C2 certification within the next year to continue to further her expertise to assist patients of all ages that have scoliosis.

When she is not treating her patients or continuing her education, she enjoys playing with her Boston Terrier, Duke. She looks forward to working with you to provide you with an exceptionally effective and fun recovery experience, and empower you to learn self treatment methods.


Lindsay Baisley

Lindsay Baisley, PT

Lindsay received her bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi University and went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at New York Institute of Technology. Lindsay has been a part of our company for 3+ years and continues to pursue continuing education opportunities. She currently specializes in Schroth Physical Therapy for scoliosis, concussion rehab, EMG/NCV testing and is on her way to becoming a certified McKenzie therapist. Lindsay is a BSPTS C1 certified Schroth Scoliosis Therapist.

Eric Sampson

Eric Sampson MSPT, Cert. MDT

Eric is a graduate of the Masters of Physical Therapy program at Boston University and is coming up on the anniversary of his 20th year in practice. Following graduation, he went on to work at North Shore University Hospital, then spent 7 years working at Beth Israel
medical Center in Manhattan. He continued his career in the outpatient orthopedic setting, and has recently joined the team at Physical Therapy and Beyond in 2017. Eric is a passionate physical therapist who has been certified in the Mckenzie Approach since 2005. Eric also treats a variety of orthopedic and sports injuries.