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Professional Physical Therapy & Hand Therapy Clinic

Copiague, NY

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Contact Info

Phone: (631) 842-4606


Fax: (631) 865-1135

Address

1160 Montauk Highway
Copiague, NY 11726

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Welcome

Welcome to our Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy in Copiague, NY. Our patient-centric treatment philosophy focuses on providing exceptional and compassionate care to the entire person, not just their injury. Founded in 1998, Professional Physical Therapy is a leading provider of physical therapy and sports medicine services with clinic locations throughout New England. Contact our Physical Therapists and Hand Therapists in Copiague, New York today to develop a customized pain treatment and rehabilitation plan.

 

About the Clinic

Professional Physical Therapy in Copiague has been treating patients since 2015 and offers many different types of rehabilitation services to relieve pain. We are located in a unique setting with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows in an old boat showroom.

The Copiague Professional PT clinic was formerly known as South Bay.

 

Parking and Directions

Professional Physical Therapy in Copiague is located just east of Great Neck road, near Mama’s Pizzeria.

Easy access to parking with two parking lots available.

 

Services

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy
Aquatic Therapy
Aquatic Therapy
Graston/IASTM
Graston/IASTM
Kinesio Taping (CKT)
Kinesio Taping (CKT)
Lee Silverman Voice Technique
Lee Silverman Voice Technique
Titleist-TPI
Titleist TPI

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Hear From Our Patients

Maria L.
Great OT/PT! The therapists are warm and caring people. I’ve gone here for my wrist, elbow and back, and I can highly recommend Professional Physical Therapy! Great staff!
Market M.
Born without thumbs, I’ve needed multiple hand surgeries over the years and Sagel is an extraordinary occupational and physical therapist. She helps make my post surgery recovery smooth and fast. Extremely compassionate, skilled and intuitive. The best therapist I’ve encountered in 40 years. And... Professional P/T is a wonderful facility and enterprise!read more
NATALYA Z.
It was a pleasure working with certified hand therapists Sejal Parikh after my wrist surgery. Mrs Parikh is professional, knowledgeable, compassionate. Facility is clean, modern, well equipped and great working hours. Strongly recommend, if you’re looking for the certified hand therapist.
Jon S.
This is a really good group of people that work well as a team. The 3 months I spent rehabbing my knee replacement were well worth the time and effort. The staff knows when to push and when to tread lightly… nice job.
Ryan K.
The Professional Physical Therapy at Copiague is hands down the best physical therapy place I’ve ever been to! I moved out to LI and suffered from a traumatic femur break, and the genuine care I received from Amanda, Liz, Lizette, and my favorite James, was out of this world. I was with them from... October 2023 - March 2024 and I looked forward to every appointment as they care so much about their patients. I was treated like family and they never complained about how many patients they had to serve and would work with me pushing me to get better every single appointment. I went from laying in bed to walking and now I’m walking and running without any pain or discomfort.Thank you Amanda, Liz, Lizette, and James!!read more
barbara M.
I have used Professional Physical Therapy for a foot injury and was extremely pleased. Chris was outstanding in his knowledge & concern. As a result of my excellent experience , my husband has gone for therapy after being in rehab. Once again, Chris & the staff have proven to be truly professional,... compassionate & knowledgeable. Thank you for all your help…..read more
Matthew P.
Absolutely phenomenal experience with Amanda at Professional Physical Therapy! Her expertise, dedication, and personalized approach truly set the standard for exceptional care. Amanda went above and beyond to address my concerns, create a tailored treatment plan, and guide me through each step of... my rehabilitation journey. Her genuine compassion and professionalism made every session enjoyable and effective. I couldn't recommend Amanda and Professional Physical Therapy more highly – five stars all the way!read more
Nancy W.
Everyone at Professional PT is great! They all work together to make sure every patient is taken care of and doing their exercises correctly. They have helped significantly with both knee issues and back problems. Top notch!
Kevin P.
PT Chris Mehm is outstanding including the other therapists and staff. They are experienced, knowledgeable and caring. Kevin P
Donna B.
I can not say enough positive things about my physical therapy experiences at Professional PT, specifically in the Copiague location. The staff is very warm, attentive and professional.Lori, Amanda, Madison, Lizette, Teresa to name only a few are top notch in their industry. Unlike other PT... environments that tell you what to do and leave you on your own. Here more than one therapist is aware of your therapy routine and your never waiting for instructions.I've done aquatic therapy at PPT for my hip & knee replacements and I feel that specific therapy helped get me to a full recovery in a faster time frame.Thank you to the entire staff for getting me to a full recovery with recent shoulder surgery.read more
Karen B
Very professional and friendly staff. Feel very comfortable and confident with everyone. Ty for getting me back together
Stephanie I.
I have been seeing Sejal for occupational therapy for the last few weeks. She is absolutely wonderful to work with and I recommend her to anyone that is seeking an occupational therapist. She listens to her patients needs while also working to make them better. You can tell just by being there with... other patients how much they respect and enjoy working with her. The staff at professional pt are all great, you feel immediately welcomed the moment you walk in the door!!read more
Donna B.
I can not say enough positive things about my physical therapy experiences at Professional PT, specifically in the Copiague location. The staff is very warm, attentive and professional. Unlike other PT environments that tell you what to do and leave you on your own. Here more than one therapist... is aware of your therapy and your never waiting for instructions.I've done aquatic therapy at PPT for my hip and knee replacements and I feel that specific therapy helped get me to a full recovery in a faster time frame.read more
Mariela Gaete J.
Have a nice experience, all the staff are very helpful and always in a good mood, I feel wonderful
Fred F.
The office is set up as one half gym and therapy room, another half for exam and treatment space. The therapists are very friendly. The front desk staff is helpful. They always make sure future appointments are scheduled as needed.
Kimberly C.
The facility is clean and the staff are amazing! Appointments are made easily and you’re seen on time, No waiting. I’ve been going here for a few years for various different things, love it
Mariela Gaete J.
Have a nice experience, all the staff are very helpful and always in a good mood, I feel wonderful
Michele C.
Very professional and caring. Would recommend this facility to family and friends if needed. Amanda, Liz, and Madison took great care to help during my recovery from spine surgery.
MIKE W.
I highly recommend Professional Physical Therapy. I have been provided care by Amanda, Liz, James and Madison for approximately 18 months. Each of these individuals have treated me with care and compassion as we've helped to manage injuries to my neck and left shoulder. The facility is always... spotless and staff exceptionally personable.read more
Alyson B.
I highly recommend PPT. I had a knee replacement and was naturally nervous. Lori, Liz, Amanda, Madison and James made me feel so comfortable with their genuine compassion, to say nothing of their acute expertise. They cheer you on and lift your spirits if you’re having a particularly difficult day... and high five when you hit significant milestones. They’ve picked their careers perfectly because they’re each so damn good in their own ways. Couldn’t do this without them, nor would I want to. Thank you guys. Im grateful for you.read more
Kathy B.
I had a great experience at Professional Physical Therapy In Copiague. The Director Lori K and her entire staff work together to achieve top results for the rehab of their patients. They made my experience as pleasant as possible after my shoulder surgery and def live up to their name... “Professional “ The aqua therapy in their crystal clean pool was a great way to start out, pain free. Therapist Michele was very encouraging and helpful. This was by far the cleanest, open air facility I had seen, when I researched local physical therapy locations. I would highly recommend this place, nothing negative to say!read more
Tom P.
I will keep it short. I sustained 2 significant hand/wrist injuries over a 3 year period. Sejal, who is an Occupational Therapist saved me. She is the best at what she does, period. Thanks Sejal!!
Crista Ann R.
Sejal is kind, caring, patient and truly knowledgeable. She always took her time with me and I never felt rushed. She listened to how I was feeling and always made sure to give me the most appropriate exercises to alleviate my pain. I am so grateful for all the progress I have made thanks to her.... Sejal is an asset here and I will miss my time spent with her.read more
sheila F.
I have been receiving aqua therapy from Michelle Sharkey at Professional Physical Therapy for the past five years and before that when it was South Bay Sports and Physical Therapy. Michelle is very knowledgeable, patient, caring and thorough. I love exercising with her direction and am delighted... that she continues to offer her services at Professional. Also the staff are all very helpful and pleasant and make this office a pleasure to attend!read more
Abbe L.
I had a very nice experience with all of the staff members at Professional Physical Therapy. They really make you feel welcome and comfortable. I can tell that they genuinely cared about me getting better from my injury. One particular physical therapist worked on me most of the time I was there... and she was really nice to me from day one. All of the staff members are nice. I’ve been going there for almost a year and they kind of feel like family to me. I would recommend anyone who has an injury to go to Professional Physical Therapy. They are very professional, nice, caring and fun to be around.read more
Kaitlyn O.
Professional Physical Therapy did a great job in rehabbing my knee. Dr. Matt Lago and team put together a great series of exercises and stretches that quickly got me back to full functionality of my knee. Dr. Lago was also clear and patient in showing me how to do the exercises and stretches. I... highly recommend Dr. Lago and the wonderful team at Professional Physical Therapy!!read more
Mike S.
Everyone there is super friendly and helpful. They always make me feel welcome, and I feel that therapy has absolutely helped me.
Jennifer B.
I don’t think I’ve ever actually left a review on anything but WOW! I’ve been bringing my 13 year old with a knee injury and they are so helpful! Our time is coming to an end and my daughter is actually sad that she has to leave! They have helped her come to far! She now actually can get back doing... what she loves! Thanks Ewa and the rest of the team/staff! Y’all have been WONDERFUL!!!!!read more
yvette M.
All of the staff is very friendly. It does not matter who your therapist is, they all will step in and help when needed. It is always clean and well kept....even before Covid.
Douglas M.
I have rehabbed at Professional Physical Therapy 10 times in the past 9 years. I have improved every time. They always get it right.
Carol S.
After 8 weeks of physical therapy for a total knee replacement, I was very pleased with the therapy I received from Chris at the Copiague center. He is very knowledgeable, personable, patient, kind, explains things well and is a very good listener. My range of motion increased way more than my... doctor predicted. Thank you Chris!read more
M
I am writing this review to express that my entire experience at Professional Physical Therapy in Copiague has been nothing but Positive. From my first visit I felt welcomed by the entire staff. I came here for a month and worked with Erin Palmer, DPT for a minor right hip strain. Erin has been... pleasant, thorough and extremely informative. Erin took the time to explain the exercises, listened and answered all of my questions in a professional manner. Although my time was short working with Erin, she has given me a solid home treatment program to follow. Erin is extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind and is an asset to Professional Physical Therapy of Copiague.read more
GRACE G.
Great professional staff and team.Friendly and courteous.Chris was a pleasure! Great therapist!Facility is (was always) clean.Especially now with COVID. Surfaces and equipment are constantly being sprayed and wiped down after each use.Would highly recommend this location!
Dawn S.
Very professional. Although this is not close to home, the professional attitude on my first call made sense to schedule. I have had a positive experience from the first call. 2 weeks in, I can say this was facility has proven to be a good experience over all. My thank you for meeting my... expectationsread more
patricia S.
I was prescribed PT and dreaded it from past experiences. When i found Professional Physical Therapy a whole new world of health opened to me. They started me in the pool with Michelle and those exercises relieved stiffness and pain. When I transferred to land with Lori it really helped me respond... to treatment because I was more limber and able to do the exercises and movements.From the moment you enter and are greeted by the staff at the front desk and treated by the therapist and aides, you feel welcomed and respected. I always frlt my care was paramount.read more
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Physical Therapist Staff

Lori Karchinski DPT, ATC, CSCS, CKTP

Lori Karchinski DPT, ATC, CSCS, CKTP

Clinical Director of Physical Therapy

Treating Since

  • June 2009

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, New York Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor's Degree, Athletic Training, Neumann University

Certifications

  • Certified Strength and Conditional Specialist
  • Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports related injuries

Bio

I went for my undergraduate degree in Athletic Training and Natural Sciences at Neumann University where I received the Hubert Lee Excellence in Athletic Training award. I was also awarded the National Athletic Training Associations PR Award for Best Grassroots Efforts in 2006. I went on to received my Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from NYIT and started my career with Professional PT. I have worked in our Roslyn, Bayside and Melville office before becoming the CD of our Copiague location. I have a significant interest in sports related injuries and have worked closely with our local high schools and MDs to give our athletes the best possible care.

Sejal Parikh, OTR/L, CHT

Sejal Parikh, OTR/L, CHT

Clinical Director of Occupational Therapist 

Treating Since

  • May 2004

Education

  • Master's Degree, Occupational Therapy, Russell Sage College

Certifications

  • Certified Hand Therapist

Memberships

  • ASHT

Clinical Interest

  • Occupational Hand Therapy
  • Graston/IASTM

Bio

Sejal Parikh OTR/L, CHT is a certified hand therapist and specializes in the upper extremity. She treats a variety of orthopedic and neurological surgical and nonsurgical diagnosis. She has been with Professional Physical Therapy since 2016 and has worked in several of our locations. She is a member of American Society of Hand Therapist and is experienced in custom dynamic and static orthosis fabrication as well as Graston Technique. She enjoys mentoring students who have an interest in specializing in the upper extremity.

Christopher Mehm, PT, DPT

Christopher Mehm, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist 

Treating Since

  • July 2018

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Stony Brook University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Exercise Science, SUNY Cortland

Certifications

  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT)

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy

Bio

Chris received his bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology from SUNY Cortland in 2015 and went on to receive a
doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University in 2018. During his clinical rotations, he had the opportunity to work
with professional and collegiate athletes in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chris also completed a clinical rotation in Houston, Texas with
Texas Children's Hospital in their pediatric outpatient orthopedic department working alongside two orthopedic surgeons.

Joseph Kase, PT, DPT

Joseph Kase, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist 

Treating Since

  • June 2023

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Stony Brook University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Science, Technology, and Society, Farmingdale State College

Memberships

  • APTA

Clinical Interest

  • Orthopedics
  • Athletes

Bio

Growing up I always enjoyed playing sports, specifically baseball. As I got older, I realized my skills were not going to get me anywhere close to the pros. However, I still enjoyed the teamwork mentality and being able to contribute. Thus, after a little self exploration, the field of Physical Therapy found me. I enjoy being able to work with patients and helping them get back to what they love. Whether it is returning to their favorite sport or simply being able to walk their dog, knowing that I was able to help get them there has been both rewarding and motivating for me as a therapist.

Odessa Roque, OTR/L

Odessa Roque, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy

Treating Since

  • December 2022

Education

  • Master's Degree, Stony Brook University, Occupational Therapy, 2022
  • Bachelor's Degree, Stony Brook University, Health Science, 2017

Clinical Interest

  • Hand Therapy
  • Upper Extremity Orthopedics

Bio

Odessa received her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Stony Brook University in 2022. Since 2017, she has been a student and volunteer in skilled nursing facilities and outpatient rehabilitation clinics where she gained her clinical experience and passion for OT. Odessa started her clinical affiliation with Professional Physical Therapy in 2021 and learned so much from all the certified hand therapists that she met along the way. While attending graduate school, she worked as an OT and PT therapy aide with PPT. After graduating, she began her career in outpatient adult rehabilitation and quickly realized that she wanted to focus more on the hand and upper extremity. Odessa enjoys working with her patients and creating meaningful activities in the clinic to help them get back to their occupations.

Kayleen Alvarado-Rodriguez, PT, DPT

Kayleen Alvarado-Rodriguez, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Treating Since

  • November 2023

Education

  • Ithaca College / Doctor of Physical Therapy / 2023
  • Ithaca College / Clinical Health Studies / 2021

Memberships

  • APTA

Clinical Interest

  • Orthopedics/Sports/Aquatics
  • Neurology
  • Manual Therapy

Bio

Kayleen attended Ithaca College and completed their 6 year accelerated DPT program, earning her Bachelors in Clinical Health Studies in 2021 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2023. Having an ever growing passion for community building, education, sports, and holistic medicine, she found that Physical Therapy was the perfect way to combine her personal and professional interests into one, whilst helping individuals maximize their function, independence, and self efficacy.

Clinically, she has experience in outpatient orthopedics and pediatric outpatient orthopedics/sports, allowing her to learn from and work with individuals varying in age and background. She also gained experience as a researcher, where she explored the effectiveness of Live, Virtual Exercise Instruction for People with Parkinson Disease.

As a Latina, she values creating community and sense of belonging for not only herself, but for PT/A students, peers, and patients. As she entered the graduate portion of her program, she became heavily involved in advocacy; becoming one of two student representatives for Ithaca Colleges' Department of Physical Therapy (ICPT) Belonging and Equity Committee, as well as the 2022-2023 Advocacy Chair for the New York Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Special Student Interest Group. In 2022, she found and developed the ICPT Mentorship Network and then further went on to participate as a student advocate/NY representative for Capitol Hill Day 2023, in Washington D.C.

Through her work in advocacy and community building, she was honored as the 2023 recipient for both the APTA NY Minority Affairs Student Award and ICPT Leadership Scholarship.

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