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Professional Physical Therapy & Hand Therapy Clinic

Hackensack, NJ

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Phone: (201) 820-3730

Fax: (201) 918-3925


250 River Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Office Hours

Physical Therapy:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
6:00 am – 8:00 pm

7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday (September-June only)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hand Therapy:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday (September-June only)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm



Welcome to our Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy Clinic in Hackensack, NJ. 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 hand pain treatment specialists and Physical Therapists in Hackensack, New Jersey today to develop a customized pain treatment and rehabilitation plan.


About the Clinic

Professional Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy clinic in Hackensack/River Street was acquired in 2016 and offers patients many different types of rehabilitation services. We are the only PT/OT Hand Therapy clinic in the area. The clinic is spread out with about 4,000 square feet of space to treat patients with plenty of room. There is a ramp at the front of the building for easy wheelchair accessibility.

The Hackensack/River Street Professional PT clinic was formerly known as Kipnis Physical Therapy.


Parking and Directions

Professional Physical Therapy in Hackensack/River Street is located at the intersection of E. Salem Street and River Street across from Eastwick College and right next to the Toyota dealership.

Clinic is convenient to bus route.

Parking is available at the clinic with 15 designated spots; 2 are handicapped spots.



Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy
Lee Silverman Voice Technique
Lee Silverman Voice Technique
Ortho Clinical Specialist
Ortho Clinical Specialist
TMJ Therapy
TMJ Therapy
Work Conditioning
Work Conditioning

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Suzanne L.
I love going to Professional Physical Therapy. Everyone is really nice and friendly. David is an amazing Physical Therapist! He's very knowledgable, very caring and really helpful. I absolutely recommend this place!
lois J.
There is certified professional both in PT and OT. I am competitive and they will challenge me to do more! This makes me to practice at home to achieve more during my appointment there. My PT and OT make a personal plan to fit me. They share with their co-worker when they are unavailable. They are... concern will mental and physical progress (total person). Keep up the good more
lois J.
There is certified professional both in PT and OT. I am competitive and they will challenge me to do more! This makes me to practice at home to achieve more during my appointment there. My PT and OT make a personal plan to fit me. They share with their co-worker when they are unavailable. They are... concern will mental and physical progress (total person). Keep up the good more
Ron W.
The entire staff is wonderful! Everyone is very professional, friendly and helpful. I enjoyed being there so much that I was actually sad when my time was up! My PT Diane Lopez was especially exceptional. She really cares about you like family! I really feel like I've found a new friend! 😁
Christopher G.
Great facility with an even better staff. I was a regular here for over 6 months. Mike and his team took me from barely being able to walk, pre and post knee surgery, to back to working at a physically demanding job. Clean facility and friendly atmosphere that encourages rehabilitation.
kim L.
I was a client here for a few months with Lauren Chang as my therapist. She is awesome, she listens which is vital . She is charismatic, personable, friendly but still professional. She definitely helped put me back together. The entire staff from the front desks, techs and therapist I interacted... with was very pleasant. I highly recommend this rehab. This was my second visit. I would gladly go back if I had another more
John G.
I was a patient for 3 1/2 months following shoulder surgery. Lauren Chang was my physical therapist. Lauren is fantastic! She has the knowledge and skills necessary to see that you get back your full range of motion and strength. Lauren shows a genuine interest in your medical situation and you... can tell that she truly does care about you and about getting you back to good health. In addition to all this, Lauren is very personable and has a great bedside manner. She always has a smile on her face and she actually makes going through rehab as enjoyable as rehab can be. I've been through PT several times in my life and I can say without hesitation that Lauren Chang is the best!read more
I'm 65 years old and have visited my share of Physical Therapists over the years. Michael is far and away the best I've ever met. Knowledgeable, pleasant and willing to go the extra mile to make sure you're getting the treatment you need. Your search for the best Physical Therapist ends here.
Christopher M.
I cannot say enough about this Professional Physical Therapy location. I was treated mostly by Lauren Chang. Lauren has been the consummate professional in helping me with my rehab. Lauren’s help along with the help of assistants and the front office enabled me to recover quickly from surgery. ... Whether it be scheduling appointments, working with my health insurance provider or providing me with home therapy exercises, the staff overall has been extremely accommodating while creating a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere to rehab. I cannot recommend a better place for physical therapy. From the top down they are top notch people who care about their patients. Thank you!read more
Theresa H.
I am Theresa Hoyt, a client of your facility who has recently ended her therapy. My therapist was Lauren Pondelick and I wish to express my appreciation for her work. She is a very dedicated and excellent therapist! I observed her working with other clients and received, myself, the benefits of... her excellent skills! Her warm personality made each session pleasant as well as fruitful! Tim was a very fortunate student to be under her more
Matan R.
I came here post shoulder surgery and I could not be more pleased with results. Mike Camacho is by far the best physical therapist I’ve ever had. He’s extremely friendly, personable and the man knows what he’s doing. The whole staff at Professional PT was extremely warm and friendly and I highly... recommend this to anybody that needs PT!!!read more
dennis S.
Excellent clinic, the best treatment I ever got. I experienced consistent improvement from session to session, and every person I worked with—Lauren, Michael, Maria, Christine—was equally considerate, as well as professional. That is, unfortunately, too unusual. Everyone in the team also worked... together well, and was always very encouraging to one another, from what I observed. If they weren’t so good at what they do, they could moonlight as consultants on how to improve toxic workplaces! I would recommend this place to absolutely anyone. Who knew that rehab could actually be fun?read more
dennis S.
Excellent clinic, the best treatment I ever got. Consistent improvement and every person I worked with was equally considerate. That is unfortunately too unusual. Everyone worked together, and was always very encouraging. I would recommend this place to absolute anyone.
Michael C.
Mike is a fantastic physical therapist. Over the course of 6 weeks he and his assistant Maria helped me strengthen my back and work on my posture. This clinic really cares about improving their patients issues and they constantly go above and beyond to prove that. I enjoyed my evening sessions here... and am happy to report that my back is feeling so much better. Thank you Professional Physical Therapy!read more
Mario E.
I'm beyond grateful with my therapy and the way everyone treats you here. I feel really recover and feel ready and confident to move on.Special thanks to Lauren who is amazingly capable, understanding, helpful and very professional who really was taking care of my treatment and because of her I... can be able to move my arm again.Also Derek was very supportive and understanding, both of them are great team.Everyone in this facility is great, they make you feel welcome and pay attention to all your needs.Thank you guys, see you soonread more
Anna M.
I would highly recommend this location for anyone in the need for PT. The front desk staff is incredibly friendly, attentive, helpful, and communicative. They will go out of their way to help you. The physical therapists are spectacular. They work with you to develop a treatment plan that... challenges you every time you come in. They are more than happy to answer any questions, and make recommendations. They value physical health as much as emotional/mental health. Specifically Mike, is a phenomenal physical therapist and is so knowledgeable on how to help his patients. Look no further! This is the best PT office out there! Coming to PT feels like coming home, because it’s comfortable and filled with a community of people who care about you no matter what. They work exceptionally hard at this location to help everyone! They def deserve a pay raise for how hard they more
Paul O.
Great place and friendly staff! It’s my second time coming back and thanks to Mike, I’ve made great progress after my shoulder surgery. He has been helpful from the beginning and treated my needs. Mike is very knowledgeable on what he does and he’ll do what’s necessary to get you back in action.
Tyquese J.
BEST THERAPY CENTER IN NEW JERSEY!! Extremely friendly and they genuinely want you to hit your goals and get healthy! 10/10 recommended. Eric, Chaz, and Lindsay are ELITE specialists! Great people with great conversation. You’ll love it here :)
Steven B.
I'm really thankful for Lauren and Mike for assisting me with my shoulder rehab after surgery. They were fantastic, caring and patient with my recovery. The staff provides outstanding service and I recommend them. Thanks you
Stacia E.
I’ve been attending PPT for a little over a month and Christine is my therapist, from the evaluation she has been very thorough and provide information as she works on the intended body parts, she makes the visits very comfortable and she’s extremely nice, always asking how was your day and making... sure you’re good while being worked on.She makes my experience and visits very pleasurableWill recommend her and the company at any timeread more
Amanda S.
My experience here has been exceptional. From the moment I walk in, I am greeted immediately by the front desk who are extremely pleasant. All I can say is my two therapists, Chaz (OT) and Christine (PT) have been outstanding. They are just as committed as I am for a full recovery after a serious... accident. They understand and listen that this is important to me, and are consistently upbeat and positive. The facility is very clean and well equipped. I highly recommend choosing this location!read more
Kathryn B.
I’m having a great experience here! The front desk staff is friendly, my physical therapist Is knowledgeable and personable. The facility is clean and organized. I really have nothing bad to say about it, you should come here!
Michael P.
The team here is awesome! Everyone is super friendly and has the same goal of ensuring that their clients are able to regain full strength and mobility. Lauren is absolutely exceptional! The progress that she has helped me to achieve is tremendous! I can’t thank them enough!
Jennifer S.
I was really nervous about getting PT in general but the staff here was so professional, encouraging, and nice. Mike in particular was so thorough in his treatment and follow ups, and took a lot of time to listen to me, watch and correct my form, and model and explain both the exercises and... treatment. Highly recommend both Mike and this facility in general!read more
Jelani J.
Professional physical therapy is a positive, environment that pushes you and gives you a good laugh at the same time. Everyone from the therapist to the receptionist are great to be around. You come in feeling one way and you leave feeling fit and energized.
Danny C.
Christine and everyone have been great. They’ve really helped me get my shoulder back to full strength. Would definitely recommend Professional to anyone who’s looking to rehab an injury
Very good professional establishment. The entire staff is very good at their craft. I always felt confident I was in good hands. Mike Camacho is very attentive to what is best.
Lou M.
When you walk into this facility you are created with an authentic warm hello. Then when your physical therapist gets close to you he (or she) will quietly inquire, "how are you feeling," asking you, really to take account of your injury's condition. It makes you think and encourages you to... honestly report the status of the progression of your healing. Mike and his staff obviously want you to improve and graduate, as they call it, with your body in the best form possible.But this is only the tip of the iceberg, as it were. There is so much care here that you will find it among the best in the country. I should know, I had my surgery done at the Mayo Clinics in Rochester, Minnesota and I know good care when I see it. There is so much more to say to say about what you get here. It's thinking outside the box. It's the best therapy you will more
Tevin C.
Great overall experience. Lindsey & Chaz are both very knowledgeable and professional. They pushed the boundaries to maximize my mobility. I’m very grateful to have come here and would highly suggest others to choose Professional Physical Therapy as their go to location.
Jaime C.
I am very happy with therapy . Christine is my physical therapist and is wonderful and the best! She is not only a great therapist but a wonderful, friendly person
Michelle D.
All the therapists and staff members are extremely kind and accommodating here! From the front desk to the therapy area everyone is super friendly and professional. So glad I found this place!!
Kenshiro U.
Awesome staff, great positive energy, and everyone is extremely welcoming from the front desk to the therapists. Highly recommend this location if you want to enjoy your sessions. Christine and Lauren know what they are doing!
Io O.
The front desk staff is extremely helpful and attentive. Very detailed in their services. Therapist Lindsey was amazing with my toddler. It was her first patient that young and she attended her like a pro! I highly recommend the whole staff to everyone of all ages. Thank you again!
Keith T.
Mike C helped me work through strategies and therapy treatments to help me get rid of 20+ years of chronic migraines and headaches from my neck and it's been the first time since I was a kid not going through the day experiencing some level of pain or discomfort. So excited to continue the plan he... laid out so I'm set for the future. Thanks PPT for everything!!read more
Worked with an excellent physical therapist named Nevin. He was always friendly, professional and encouraging. He always listened intently and tailored the treatment accordingly. Got me back out walking again and on my way towards recovery.
Melissa M.
I was a patient here for my bilateral knee pain for 7 weeks and the treatment I received here was excellent. I feel little-no pain in doing my normal activities and feel stronger. All the therapists here were welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Would recommend to anyone who needs physical therapy!
Christian H
Mike did a great job with my ankle rehab. Was back on my feet within the first week. Would highly recommend!
Robert M.
I can’t begin to express how great Mike and the whole crew is!! If it wasn’t for them I don’t think I would have had the progression I have had in the 6 months after major surgery. They were there to support me through every step of my journey. I wish the relationship we have built together doesn’t... have to end but everyone needs to graduate. The facility is always clean and sanitized and I never once feared during the Covid pandemic that I would have to worry about being sick on top of being broken. I truly wish I could give more than five stars for hands-down performance. To the crew and especially Mike thank you for keeping me on my highs and pulling me up on my Lows!!!! I would never wish an injury on anyone but if you need a amazing physical therapist Mike’s your Guy and professional physical therapy will be there for you!read more
Mike Camacho PT, DPT, OCS is THE Healing Master. His spiritual and physical approaches toward therapy has taught me to understand that perfection is one step away from greater perfection. Thank you Mike!I am also fortunate to have Lindsay Tobey OTR/L as my talented occupational therapist. She... does an excellent job creating a program that is tailored to fit my specific needs. My case comes with the challenge to expect the unexpected. Lindsey never misses a beat. Within an instant she adds an exercise that treats my new symptom. I am thankful for Lindsay!The entire team is amazing! Each therapist, assistant and administrator are a cut above the rest. They welcome patients with smiles and positive vibes! I am grateful for each of them, with individual appreciation. I feel truly more
Nicholas F.
Lindsey and Chaz have been absolutely amazing since the first day I came in and have had tremendous improvements because of them and their attention to detail. Looking forward to the continuous improvements.
Karen P.
I actually look forward to going to physical therapy here. The people are very warm and welcoming. The atmosphere is very comfortable. My therapist Lindsey is so patient, helpful and easy to talk to. My doctor said my therapist is doing a wonderful job based on how well I am progressing.
Tina H.
I love working with the staff at professional physical therapy Lindsay,chaz,deena I’ve had the pleasure of working with all three. Chaz works on my wrist twice a week and chaz is so polite and knowledgeable and always apologizes when I’m in pain he’s so kind.RegardsTina
Martin L.
I wanted to avoid surgery for tears in both rotator cuffs.  I considered plasma-rich platelet or stem-cell treatments, but my shoulder surgeon suggested that I first try physical therapy.  He recommended by name Michael Camacho at Professional Therapy . Michael specializes in shoulder PT. He used... a combination of palpation (trigger-point therapy) plus creative ROM and strengthening exercises. During my 2 ½ months of PT, I went from almost constant pain to complete pain-free functionality. I’ve had PT for knee surgeries and prior shoulder surgery. Michael is in a league by himself -- the most amazing PT guy I've more
Jennifer M.
I really like going here everyone is so friendlyBrad is great he works with meEasy to get here.and plenty of parking ,very clean people are space apart
Kimberlyn C.
I was in pain and could hardly walk, stand or sit for a long period of time. After working with Tido and learning how to correct my posture, I have been feeling 100% better. I am thankful for all the staff at Professional Physical Therapy in Hackensack. They were very professional and friendly.
Tricia A.
After my injury, I could barely walk. I hobbled into PT on the first day in pain and very frustrated. Now, after working with Tido, I am almost back to 100%. It’s amazing! It was wonderful working with him. He was attentive, knowledgeable, personable, and made me feel comfortable during our... sessions. I cannot be happier with my progress or with my physical therapist. The entire staff here is just more
Isabel Paucar V
I love this facility. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly, the place is always clean and has great equipment!
Joan S.
I would highly recommend this facility. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have had physical therapy several times before in other places, and it did not compare even slightly to how much they have helped me at Professional PT.
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Physical Therapist Staff

David Chen, PT, DPT, OCS

David Chen, PT, DPT, OCS

Clinical Director

Treating Since

  • July 2017


  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Rutgers University,
  • Bachelors of Science, Brain Behavior, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Michigan


  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
  • Certified Blood Flow Restriction Therapist
  • Selective Functional Movement
  • McKenzie Method

Clinical Interest

  • Orthopedics
  • TMJ
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Return-to-Sports rehab of all levels (high school and college-level athletes)
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Work Conditioning
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Mulligan
  • Spine


David is a New Jersey State licensed Physical Therapist who has been working with Professional Physical Therapy in 2017 after earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Rutgers University. David graduated from the Professional PT-NYIT Orthopedic Residency Program in 2019 and is an ABPTRFE Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. His clinical experience includes treating patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, with focus on return-to-sport and injury prevention. In addition to sports rehabilitation, David has a special interest in treating spine, knee and shoulder pathologies, as well as post-operative rehabilitation. His approach is to personalize evidence-based treatment toward patient’s specific needs in order to maximize recovery efficiency. He believes empowering patients to take an active role in their recovery with early patient education to maximize benefits of rehabilitation. David serves on Professional PT-NYIT’s faculty for the Orthopedic Residency Program providing clinical training to resident physical therapists. He is also a Mentor in our Clinical Excellence Department, providing guidance and mentorship to novice physical therapists across the state. David is a certified Blood Flow Restriction therapist, completed the Level 1 Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and McKenzie Method Part A Lumbar Spine certifications.

Jake Grootenboer, PT, DPT, OCS

Jake Grootenboer, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Treating Since

  • March 2021


  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Stockton University


  • Ortho Clinical Specialist

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy
  • TMJ
  • Mulligan
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Work Conditioning


I attended physical therapy when I was in high school and had a positive experience as they helped me get back to playing soccer without pain. I really enjoyed the atmosphere that my PT and his coworkers created around the clinic, and it inspired me to want to apply for PT school. Being able to help others recover is what I wanted for my future. Once I got into Stockton University and began the program I only enjoyed the career even more. Being a physical therapist has been an incredible journey thus far and I’m excited for the rest of the way ahead.

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We will work in an effective way to manage your pain during and after therapy.