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Professional Physical Therapy & Hand Therapy Clinic

Melville, NY

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Contact Info

Phone: (631) 425-7100


Fax: (631) 865-1187

Address

121 Broadhollow Road (Route 110)
(Inside Blink Fitness)
Melville, NY 11747

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Professional Physical Therapy in Melville is a leading provider of Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy in New York.

Services

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy
Graston/IASTM
Graston/IASTM
Hip Specialist
Hip Specialist
Kinesio Taping (CKT)
Kinesio Taping (CKT)

Hear from our patients

Daniel G.
Daniel G.
Great experience, entire staff are helpful and Professional!Shoshana Gelb is the most caring, concerned professional I have ever been treated by. Her effort is unequaled and I highly recommend!
Nadia B.
Nadia B.
Heather is hands down the best OT we could have asked for. She is caring, professional and makes PT enjoyable. My son had a football injury and broke his metacarpal. He enjoyed his sessions with Heather and Laura and showed great improvement, week to week. Everyone at PPT was a pleasure to interact... with. The receptionist at the front desk always answered my questions with a smile. Thank you for caring about your patients!read more
Donna F.
Donna F.
Ran my first mile pain free thanks to the great PT at Professional. Shoshana’s knowledge of exactly what muscles to work, even when I think I couldn’t and her constant encouragement made all the difference. Highly recommend!
Edward B.
Edward B.
Thank you for working so well with my schedule. It is always a pleasure and my shoulder is showing signs of improvement. Friendly and knowledgeable professional staff.
Barry V.
Barry V.
From day one I have always received care, appropriate for my condition. Everyone listens and you get professional treatment. A program at their facility is set up for you and someone is always there to instruct you on proper form. I especially like the fact that they are open to giving you... alternate exercises for exercises that may be exceptionally difficult, and they are helpful in providing you information if you need to create a home exercise program.read more
Gina D.
Gina D.
Everyone at this office from the receptionist to assistants and Physical Therapists are friendly, attentive, and helpful. It is always a pleasant environment and I feel I am getting the care that I need in order to recover from my injury.
lisa S.
lisa S.
Jeff and his team are the best in the business! For all 3 of my surgeries and multiple injuries in between over the last 10 years, I have always gone to Professional. Jeff is more knowledgeable than most doctors and has always been helpful throughout my recoveries. If you are in search of a... physical therapist, search no more! Jeff and team at Professional in Melville are all you need!!read more
Lisa B.
Lisa B.
I highly recommend Professional Physical therapy! Everyone is kind, courteous, and dedicated to patients recovery. The massages and exercise treatment help to push the healing process. Such a hardworking and knowledgeable team of professionals. I was always seen on time, and had a great overall... experience.read more
Melissa B.
Melissa B.
What an excellent experience for hand therapy!The proof is in my significant improvement after just a couple of weeks of receiving it.Now 6 weeks later my wrist is the best it's ever been since my fall accident in July 2018.Thank you Joann, John & the rest of the OT staff! Keep up the good... work!>Melissa B. of Amityvilleread more
Damaris L.
Damaris L.
Professional Physical Therapy is a great place I just started going here about 3 weeks ago and love the treatment and the staff. The staff goes above and beyond to do everything in their power to get you back on track. And i cant forget about the receptionist when i walk in they are both so... pleasant when greeting you as your walking in.Thank you all...read more
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Physical Therapist Staff

Glenn Bitran

Glenn Bitran MPT, COMT

Clinical Director

Treating Since

  • January 1997

Education

  • Master’s Degree, Physical Therapy, University of Maryland

Certification

  • COMT (Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist)
  • Certified Strain/Counterstrain practitioner
  • Certified Blood Flow Restriction practitioner

Clinical Interest

  • Manual Therapy
  • Specializes in evaluation and treatment of spinal and peripheral joint dysfunction and sports injuries
  • Post Surgical, Mobilization and Manipulation
  • Sports Rehab

 Bio

Graduated from University of Maryland of Baltimore (Class of 97) with MPT. Certified from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) with COMT in 2002. Certified Strain/Counterstrain practitioner, Certified Blood Flow Restriction practitioner, ACL Injury Prevention for the Female Athlete from Cincinnati Sports Medicine Institute.

 

John Catricala, PT, DPT

John Catricala, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Treating Since

  • 2009

Education

  • Doctorate Degre, Physical Therapy, Dominican College
  • Master's Degree, Athletic Training, LIU Brooklyn
  • Bachelor of Science, Sports Science, LIU Brooklyn

Memberships

  • APTA

Clinical Interest

  • Post-surgical patients
  • Total joint replacement
  • NeuroKinetic Therapy

Bio

John Catricala is an experienced physical therapist who first worked at Professional as an aide & a licensed athletic trainer. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Dominican College in 2009. He enjoys working with motivated athletes & non-athletes alike. He is a level 2 NKT practitioner.(NeuroKinetic Therapy)

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Nayarith Encalada, OTR/L

Nayarith Encalada, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Treating Since

  • April 2021

Education

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

Memberships

  • AOTA

Clinical Interest

  • Occupational Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning
  • Upper Hand Extremities

Heather Mitchell MS, OTR/L, CHT

Heather Mitchell MS, OTR/L, CHT

Occupational Therapist

Treating Since

  • June 2016

Education

  • Master's Degree, Occupational Therapy, York College of CUNY
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology, Springfield College

Certifications

  • Graston Technique Provider (IASTM)
  • Functional Movement Technique(FMT) Certified
  • RockTape (Kinesiology Taping)

Clinical Interests

  • Occupational Hand Therapy
  • Upper Extremity Orthopedics
  • Neuromuscular Re-education

Bio

Heather Mitchell is a NYS licensed Occupational Therapist, Graston Technique provider, and certified in Functional Movement Technique (Rock Tape application). Heather earned her Bachelor's Degree of Science from Springfield college in 2012, and her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from York College of CUNY in 2016. Heather began her career in upper extremity rehabilitation, with a focus on specializing in hand therapy and orthotic management. Heather also has experience working in pediatrics treating and evaluating children 1-5 years old with developmental delays. Heather joined Professional Physical Therapy, in August of 2019. Heather focuses on treating patients with upper extremity injuries by utilizing a variety of treatment methods, in order to facilitate patients to participate in activities of daily living, at their prior level of functioning.

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