Wellness Programs

The outstanding physical therapists at Duffy & Bracken strive for patients to function in their daily activities without pain. Not only do we help our patients recover from injuries and illness, we take it a step further by advising on future preventative measures and offer Wellness and Aftercare programs. The goal is to get our patients pain-free every day, whether at work or play. Ask your therapist if you could benefit from any of our after care programs.


Yujun Shao, Licensed Acupuncturist – (www.acushaonyc.com)

Yujun Shao trained as a Medical Doctor, received his Medical Degree and performed his residency in University Hospital in Guangzhou. He specialized in applying acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment in combination with internal medicine, surgery, gynecology/obstetrics, dermatology, and sports medicine.

Yujun continued his studies in New York City under the mentorship of Dr. Ching Y. Ting, an internationally renowned doctor of traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Upon Dr. Ting’s death in 1995, Yujun took over his private practice in New York City with the approval and blessing of Dr. Ting’s family and has maintained a private practice in Manhattan since 1995. Yujun Shao owes his knowledge, skill, and healing spirit to Dr. Ching Y. Ting, who was one of the first traditional Chinese doctors to bring acupuncture to the United States and a key adviser in establishing acupuncture law in the State of New York.

It is important to note that Chinese medicine is as much of an art as it is a science and medical training that has lasted several thousand years in Asia, and has been passed down from a master physician to his student – in much the same fashion as medicine has developed in the West, where the student was trained by the master. Besides his formal university training, Yujun Shao is also the beneficiary of Dr.Ting’s lineage. Yujun Shao resides in New York City with his wife and daughter.

To schedule an appointment contact Yujun at 212-481-3388 or 347-537-8013.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the hands-on manipulation of soft tissues including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. The therapist works to improve the circulation of blood, nutrients, and oxygen throughout the entire body, as well as the removal of metabolic waste products from muscles and tissues. This helps clients not only to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with muscle tension, fractures, sprains, sciatica, stiff joints, but also to recover more quickly from exertion and fatigue (after a long day at work, or a strenuous workout).

Philipp Vergés, LMT, NCTMB

Philipp Vergés is a Massage Therapist and Jin Shin Jyutsu® Practitioner who graduated from New York’s prestigious Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in April 2005. He is licensed in New York State, nationally certified (NCTMB), and a professional member of the ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals).

He is dedicated to crafting the best personal treatment plan for you, using his varied knowledge and experience, which will help restore the unity of body, mind, and spirit, increase your quality of life, and allow you to feel integrated once again.

A former professional ballet dancer, Phil has performed widely in NYC, all across the US, Canada, South America, and in his native Switzerland. Being a performer has taught him first-hand the great power of the mind/body connection. While still dancing, he first sought help for a stomach issue that several doctors could not help him resolve, and found relief with Jin Shin Jyutsu®. From that experience his interest in the field grew, leading him to pursue it as a career.

He continues his education and currently studies Alexander Technique, which plays a big part in his approach to bodywork, as well as the quality of his touch, and practices yoga. To schedule an appointment contact Phil at 212-234-1122.