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Professional Physical Therapy & Hand Therapy Clinic

Hicksville, NY

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Contact Info

Phone: (516) 261-9750

Fax: (516) 344-6026


55 East Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 8:30 pm

8:00 am – 12:00 pm (September – June)



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


About the Clinic

Professional Physical Therapy in Hicksville has been treating patients since 2016 and offers many different types of rehabilitation services to relieve pain. The clinic is large with a lot of space to treat patients. There are no stairs at entrance for easy wheelchair accessibility.


Parking and Directions

Professional Physical Therapy in Hicksville is located in the Delco Plaza next to Sen Orthopedics, at the entrance from West Old Country Road. We are in the same complex as Chuck-E-Cheese, near Pep Boys and Northwell Dialysis.

Plenty of parking is available at the clinic. No validation is required.



Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy
Kinesio Taping (CKT)
Kinesio Taping (CKT)
TMJ Therapy
TMJ Therapy

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Lisa A.
Excellent place for PT. The staff were very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable! The facility is clean and well equipped. I actually enjoyed my PT! Thank you to all the staff for helping me to feel better 😊
Suzanne P.
This PT office is amazing from Jeel the head PT to Alexa at the front desk. So knowledgable, helpful and accommodating with my recovery. Also appointments were easy and after 2 surgeries my foot is feeling great. Highly recommend Professional PT Hicksville.
Hi!This Professional Physical Therapy location was a perfect find for me! In the past, I would always brush off Therapy saying, “I don’t have time for this!” But now I realize how important it really is! My Occupational Therapist Naya, always explains my tasks clearly and if I have any questions,... she takes the time to explain them again in further detail! She makes me feel comfortable and I know that I am in good hands! She is very professional, polite and the work she has me doing is in my best interest! This office is clean, all the equipment looks brand new and up to date! When I was originally calling around for information about a place, the staff here are very helpful, polite and even more so in person! I would recommend this location, if anyone needs a good PT or OT! After my venture is fully completed here, if I ever need PT or OT again, I myself would return in a heartbeat!Thanks all,Kenny Mread more
Jaclyn R.
I had an amazing experience at professional PT in Hicksville. They worked very well one on one directed towards my needs. Every was so kind and attentive. I highly recommend this location mainly because of their fantastic staff. Best PT, get all your rehabilitation needs here asap!
Renee M.
This place was so professional and greatly helped me with my lower back and hip in just 6 weeks. Oliver and “K” helped me tremendously and I am forever grateful.
Shazad A.
Thank you Jeel Shulda,Kezia Rolle, Katline and Oliver at Professionl PT. I really enjoyed and benefited the service you provide at the Hicksville location. You guys are kind and respectful to all.Alphious Samuel
Kathy I.
Jeel was great! She really took the time and extra care to help figure out the issue with my injury. (I never felt rushed- she really wanted to get to the bottom of it) The assigned stretches and exercises I did helped relieve my pain, both during my sessions, as well as on my own at home. Thank... you Jeel !read more
chris c
The staff is extremely Professional and friendly, and thats ontop of knowing what they are doing, they work very well with every patient and excel in getting you back to 100%. They are also very accommodating and flexible to any scheduling or injury related issued you may be dealing with.
John D.
Everyone was amazing, super knowledgeable, and very helpful throughout my whole experience at Professional PT. Hope not to have to go back, but I know if I ever need any PT in the future, I can count on them to get me back to full strength. Thank you guys!
Sara R.
My experience with Stephanie during my therapy was positive and very enjoyable. I could tell how much she cared about helping me progress in my therapy and make sure my wrist was in a good place when I left. All together she was a very caring and sweet person and I would recommend her to anyone... looking to go for more
Will G.
Kezia and jeel are amazing and Steph always makes sure I’m reminded of all my appointments. I really appreciate everyone at professional for all the help and amazing services
Teresa M.
After having hand surgery in June I started Occupational Therapy at the Hicksville location to regain use of my hand. Thanks to the knowledge and skill of my therapist, Stephanie Tufano, my hand is doing well.
Sean M.
I recently had a knee injury and was fortunate to have received PT from Oliver and the rest of the team at Professional Physical Therapy. Everyone on the team is extremely personable which made PT never feel like a chore and I was happy to come and work on my recovery. They informed me on what each... exercise hoped to accomplish and made sure each was done correctly. I couldn't recommend this location more, I hope I wont be needing PT in the future, but if I do I know where I will be more
Mark S.
Loved the care I received! Staff really helped me heal and left the sessions feeling much better!
Virgilio V.
Highly recommended.Kudos to Jeel (my PT) and the staff!Keep up the good work!
Alfonso Zamudio R.
Professional Physical Therapy is wonderful and clean environment. If looking for a doctor I suggest Stephanie Tufano. Tufanos work is nothing but the best and demonstrated the most professional attitude I've ever had going to an Occupational Therapist. Tufano is always proactive and attacks the... problem head on with the attentiveness and care she can more
Brian W.
Jeel and the team at Pro PT are the model example for professionals. I spent 6 months rehabbing from a torn shoulder labrum. From the first day I felt super comfortable knowing they would get me back to where I needed to be physically. I recommend them to anyone looking to have a successful rehab.
John D.
Kezia and Jeel were amazing, super knowledgeable, and very helpful throughout my whole experience at Professional PT. Thank you guys!
Margie N.
Stephanie Tufano is a great Occupational Therapist.I was here back in 2017 where I need P.T. for my shoulder and my therapist was Jeel. I was very happy with the treatment, the layout of the facility and the friendliness of the staff there. So when I fractured my wrist in Dec 2020 I remembered... this place and called right away to make an appt.Stephanie was my O.T. and she was great. Not only did she give advice as to home exercises she also suggested some wrist aids like the wrist widget, which stabilizes your wrist. We were both on the same page and she knew exactly what and how to do what I needed to be done and after 8 weeks I was at 97% back to normal. YEAH!! I looked forward to my sessions and was really happy with the progress that we made in such a short time. On a personal note Stephanie introduced me to my new favorite Tai Resturant.Everyone here was very friendly, the receptionist Stephanie and Alexa were always very more
Jason D.
OT therapist Stephanie is very knowledgeable and really cares about her patients. Recommending exercises to do at home to help promote better recovery. The ladies at reception are very helpful as well. I recommend this facility to anyone in need of therapy.
Stephanie Tufano is my PT. She is very nice, good personality, very knowledgeable in all types of therapy on my hand. She’s very patient, and helpful. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a PT.
Bryan B.
Stephanie provided amazing occupational therapy care. Was able to see very positive results in mobility, strength and range of motion in hand post surgery.
Russell M.
Excellent. I can't say enough about Joe, Jeel and the rest of the staff. They truly care about your well being. I went to them after having my rotator cuff repaired. I immediately felt comfortable. They worked with me for the months I was there and got my shoulder back in working order. The... facility was always clean and well maintained. This is especially important during this pandemic.Joe and Jeel are phenomenal physical therapists. They are truly a credit to their profession as well as very caring human beings.Thank you for taking care of my more
bob k
The entire experience was outstanding. My broken wrist not so much. First, Alexia was a superb therapist. When I first started therapy it was a bit difficult. Alexia eased the process and implemented exercises that helped me regain the use of my wrist. She was patient and prepared.Thank you... Alexia.The front desk associates, Alexa and Stephanie, thank you as well for being so helpful in scheduling my appointments and helping out.I highly recommend PPT. A professional and attentive more
Philip B.
AMAZING! Facility is well-equipped, clean, bright, and spacious, and the STAFF is OUTSTANDING!! From the front desk to the therapists, they are all great!! Highly recommend. Thank you to Joe, Jeel, Kezia, Alexa and anyone else I forgot!!
Anish K.
Finished off my PT session with Joe and team and I am extremely satisfied with my results. Highly recommend.
Dr. Paul L.
Prior to my coming to Professional Physical Therapy Hicksville, I have been to several different types if practices. From single therapist to large institutional settings. My experience with Professional Physical Therapy Hicksville has been unbelievable. From Therapists Jeel and Joe to PTA Keziah,... I have been treated with total respect. Their knowledge of my therapy needs is second to none. I continue to marvel at the personal attention given to me and all of their patients.. There is no way I would go to any other more
Hussam H.
This professional therapy is like being home away from home.The whole staff is cooperative and very professional.
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Tour Our Physical Therapy & Hand Therapy Clinic

Physical Therapist Staff

Jeel Shukla, PT, DPT, MPH

Jeel Shukla, PT, DPT, MPH

Clinical Director

Treating Since

  • November 2011


  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, University of Incarnate Word
  • Master's Degree, Public Health, JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, India
  • Bachelor's Degree, Health Education

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy
  • Graston/IASTM
  • TMJ
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Sports Rehab
  • Pre and Post Operation
  • Hesch Method


When people are in pain, they do not feel the best. Their difficulty in performing daily chores is a challenge hence causing their lives to be difficult. My passion is to help people so that they can perform their regular chores without feeling pain and discomfort. I have identified that there is no one way to treat patients, so over the course of my career I have learned different techniques to help the patients. My educational background includes a transitional DPT from University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, bachelors from JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth in India and Masters in Public Health with health education major.

Oliver Laureta, PT

Oliver Laureta, PT

Physical Therapist 

Treating Since

  • April 2000


  • Bachelor's Degree, Physical Therapy, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pre and Post Operation


I wanted to be an Engineer in elementary and HS, and even enrolled in a Technical HS majoring in Automotive. Once I got to
University however, my priorities changed and now I wanted to go into Health care. I picked PT because I had plans on becoming a
therapist for sports teams. Several years later I am a licensed therapist working on people and not cars.



Nayarith Encalada, OTR/L

Nayarith Encalada, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Treating Since

  • April 2021


  • Master's Degree, Occupational Therapy, Hofstra University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Psychology, Hunter College CUNY


  • AOTA

Clinical Interest

  • Occupational Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning
  • Upper Hand Extremities
  • Splinting and Bracing
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Pre and Post operation
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy Infants
  • Congenital Deference Post Surgical

Contact our physical therapists today

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