Professional Physical Therapy Clinic

Merrick, NY

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Contact Info

Phone: (516) 900 5037


Fax: (516) 858-3857

Address

2132 Merrick Ave
(Inside Merrick Mall)
Merrick, NY 11566

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 8:30 pm

Saturday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Welcome

Welcome to our Physical Therapy Clinic in Merrick, 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 in Merrick, New York today to develop a customized pain treatment and rehabilitation plan.

 

About the Clinic

Professional Physical Therapy in Merrick has been treating patients since 2012 offering many different types of rehabilitation services to relieve pain.

 

Parking and Directions

Professional Physical Therapy in Merrick is located in the Merrick Mall Shopping Center, on the north side parking lot of the Long Island Railroad station. Noticeable businesses nearby are Outback Steakhouse, Carvel, CVS and Stop and Shop.

We are within walking distance to the Long Island Railroad station. Parking is available in the Merrick Mall Shopping Center.

 

Services

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
Aquatic Therapy
Aquatic Therapy

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Hear from our patients

Matthew V.
Jackie was a fantastic PT professional and excellent to work with while I rehabbed from my shoulder SLAP tear repair. She was clear in our goals and was constantly customizing my program based on my feedback and progress. Highly recommend.
jeffery V.
The people at professional physical therapy Are concerned about your well being and getting you feeling better as quickly as possible. The staff is polite pleasant and always there when you have a question. This is the only place me and my family use.
John P.
Great team. Very knowledgeable. You can tell that they KNOW what they are doing. Adam does a great job of explaining what you are trying to accomplish, and this knowledge propels you and motivates to work with the plan.
Jack B.
Michael is the best physical therapist I have ever had. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
Mm V.
Much appreciation to the staff at Professional. Nothing short of great service and an amazing environment to recover in. After tearing my ACL, I made great progress in a short window of time before returning to school. So grateful for the help of the Professional team and am excited to continue the... recovery process!read more
Mike G
Adam is the best! I have had a more than a couple of injuries and Adam has always gotten me back to playing sports quickly. He always makes time in his schedule to see me and work with me. If you are an athlete or you need to get back to work after an injury, go see Adam!
Mairead R.
I cannot speak more highly about Professional PT at their Merrick location. Whether it is the office assistants, physical therapists, ATCs, or students, each and every member of the team is truly fantastic. Facility is very clean, ample parking is available, and staff is extremely respectful and... professional. While all their physical therapists are great, in particular, Sarah Peters is absolutely beyond exceptional. For someone newer to the field, her wisdom and knowledge in the field is well beyond her years. She truly pours her heart into each patient and cares for all of them as if it was her own family member in that situation. It’s extremely defeating to have an injury and have a set back like this, but Sarah makes this experience comfortable and enjoyable. I will be using Sarah and Merrick Professional PT if needed in the future and will be recommending to my family and friends.read more
Joyce C.
I can’t say enough about the team at Professional Ph Ty at Merrick Walking in I was in pain could hardly walk The front desk was friendly and helpful I was assigned Sarah Peters She was my angel! She was always caring encouraging just plain great at her job! As my schedule changed I went back and... forth and saw Michael Guerra he was a dream! So helpful very encouraging when I was done Sarah and Michael printed an at home exercise program for me I’ve been doing it for two weeks now and I have never felt better!!! I’m so grateful to an amazing team!read more
Regina
Need PT? Get to Professional Physical Therapy in Merrick NY. They are the best. And so friendly, so helpful. You never feel as if you shouldn’t as a question. They’re terrific. Thanks to Professional PT.
Lucy S.
Doctors are great and all, but physical therapists are the ones that make you better! I have been unlucky in having multiple knee surgeries, but lucky enough to go to Professional Physical Therapy in Merrick to rehab each time.Adam has been great in explaining all the aches and pains and helpings... me manage realistic timing and expectations.I couldn't recommend this office any more!read more
Christopher M.
My spouse and I attended Professional Physical Therapy for a little over 4 months. Our experience was nothing but positive. The therapists and staff are very attentive, friendly, patient and professional. We were always taken right away when we arrived. The place was always clean and kept at a... comfortable temperature. The people at the front desk were great as well and always booked appointments at our convenience. You could also arrive early or late and the staff would still accommodate you.read more
Sue O.
Very impressed with the personal care I received. Taylor definitely focused in on my needs for rehabilitation and was very professional. The facility is spotless, and the whole staff is friendly and helpful. Will absolutely recommend!
paige marie R.
I was dreading going to PT and being such a young person I was like why do I need to do this. Professional PT is so amazing, all the staff is so friendly and welcoming. They have gone from being my doctors to my friends, after spending 3 days a week for almost a year to now 2 days a week, I miss... seeing my friends more. The facility is so clean, I love the smell of cleaning products and when I walk in I feel very safe and comfortable. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone. They have amazing hours and are very flexible with making a schedule for you as well.read more
Carolyn M.
The staff is very caring. I had a wonderful experience from start to end. From the excellent care from my therapist, Jackie, to the courteous and professional manner of Lori at the front desk. I would highly recommend Professional Physical Therapy.
christopher C.
Professional Physical Therapy has an outstanding staff from the team at the front desk when you walk in, to the Athletic Trainers to the Physical Therapists. They all really want to help you get better and get back to what you love to do. They do a fantastic job of tailoring the stretching and... exercise program to help you heal and return to your active lifestyle.read more
Jackie
I cannot thank the staff at professional enough. The atmosphere was great, the front desk was always helpful, the aides/students knew how to assist whenever I needed. And Adam, he went above and beyond with my care working with me to figure out what was the best treatment for me. After trying with... several other PT offices, Adam’s expertise and patience were more than I could ask for. I highly recommend professional !read more
Molly W.
I was referred to Professional by my surgeon after knee surgery (Fulkerson) I drove 1.5 hours each way 3 days a week to be treated by Adam. I am forever grateful for the care and treatment I was given while I was there including follow up visits to make sure everything was going well. After having... my leg broken to correct my issue I’m proud to say I completed my second marathon in 2 years this past Sunday. I am confident when I say if I did not go to Professional Physical Therapy my recover would not have been as smooth and would not have made a full recovery. Every time I run and workout I am thankful for Adam and the whole Professional team.read more
Cindy S.
I can’t say enough about the team at Professional. I mostly worked with Adam who was amazing but also had the opportunity to work with several of the other therapists. All were great and well informed. They are organized, professional and truly interested in your recovery. The support from the... front desk to the assistants to the therapist is the best and I’ve been to several other PT facilities. Because of the team at professional, I am recovering perfectly from significant shoulder surgery. Very grateful to have found them.read more
Pete M.
Everyone has been courtious and concerned with my progress. I highly recommend them. Kudos to Marissa, Michael, Nick akd Laurie.
Ava F.
After a ski accident, and multiple other injuries, professional physical therapy in Merrick provided me with rehab that had me right back out on the mountain in no time! Adam and the rest of the staff are knowledgeable, helpful and attentive! Great service! I would definitely recommend this... facility!read more
Raisa G.
It is a nice clean space where up to 10 people can do PT. they have PT and exercise trainers. 1 PT and 1 trainer work with a few people simultaneously. I liked their attitude, as they are friendly and attentive and most importantly I improved my condition greatly as many other people I met there.... Would recommend to my friends and familyread more
Sean D.
Outstanding staff, and facility. I worked with multiple team members, Mike G was my head therapist. Attentive, and very observant to pain points and physical stress. Helped me get over a severe lower back strain in a few weeks, provided a home routine as well. Ladies at the desk were always... friendly, and super helpful when I needed to move appointments. Facility itself was clean, modern, and had good back ground music playing, (may sound silly but relaxing music helps, as all senses play a role in healing) Would definitely recommend. (hoping not to need them again, but good to know they're there if I did) Cheers, Seanread more
Ryan D.
Had a great experience working with Professional Physical Therapy to recover from IT-Band Syndrome in time to run an upcoming 50-mile race. I worked with Andrew specifically but the whole staff was excellent. I always appreciate doctors who listen to your goals and work with you to develop a plan.... Couldn't run a mile without pain in February/March and I ran a 50-mile trail race by May and another in June. Couldn't have done it without their help.read more
Candice T
About a year and a half ago I was in a pretty bad accident. Almost 40 and I’ve never broken a bone or had any serious injuries. I was in the hospital for quite some time and to be honest, I wasn’t even sure I was going to make it out. I was so fortunate find Professional Physical Therapy right by... my house. From the moment my husband helped me in I felt an instant warmth and welcoming feeling. The entire staff is beyond amazing! I have been fortunate to work with most of the therapists (when mine finally takes a well deserved break and vacation which is rare, he’s a work horse and cares about this office so much) and each one is truly incredible. I may be favoriting here by my personal therapist is without a doubt one of the main reasons I am still here today. I have had and continue to have very dark days and he is always there to lift my spirits up, he gets my humor and can always make me smile. Always motivating and caring. I know it’s his job but he truly makes me feel like I can do anything. The entire staff is extremely motivating and involved with each patient that walks through the door. My therapist along with his team have helped me get to where I am today, I know I have a decent amount of path ahead of me but I know with his support I will be able to do this. I cannot recommend this office enough. From the moment you walk through the door and are greeted by the front staff (which I ADORE!) to the moment you leave, everyone is interactive and attentive. The office is immaculate! I personally appreciate this being a germaphobe. They really love what they do and work their a$$es off every day that they are there. They remained open during the pandemic and worked day in and day out with minimum staff (following all COVID guidelines) to make sure that their patients were getting the proper treatment that they needed, even offering virtual sessions. It is very relieving to see people happy to be working these days. I was so nervous going in because I’ve heard horror stories of PT offices but like I said earlier, whether they are aware or not, they have helped me to keep going in more ways than they could ever imagine. I’d give my therapist a kidney or help him hide a body if he needed (just kidding about hiding the body). I instantly felt like family walking in here, between the genuine care and support that they give, the motivation and the continuing to push forward… they won’t let me quit or any of their patients. I have met a lot of wonderful people here, other patients and employees. They go above and beyond!read more
mario F.
friendly, nice, caring staff with complete competencies in their craft.if you need PT don't miss this superior group in Merrick.
Robert Garfinkel D.
Great Facility, always clean, very knowledgeable therapist, I would highly recommend this facility to anyone.
Michael K.
Excellent experience. The entire team was extremely helpful and professional. They literally got me back on my feet quickly!
Mario F.
fabulous PT experience after hip replacement. the team is friendly, always willing to help. place is immaculate and covid practices are in full strength.you cannot go wrong at this particular place.
semper D.
Professional, knowledgeable and individual care applied every time, every patient, every visit. All staff worked as a team. This is a well run, patient-friendly and results oriented PT shop. I highly recommend them.
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Physical Therapist Staff

Adam Discepolo, DPT

Adam Discepolo, DPT

Clinical Director

Treating Since

  • May 2009

Education

  • New York Institute of Technology, Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • SUNY, Bachelor's in Health Care Management

Memberships

  • APTA

Clinical Interest

  • Post-surgical (ACL reconstruction)
  • Athletes (overhead and hockey)

Bio

I started off as a volunteer at Professional PT in 2001 at their original Queens location. From there I received my Bachelor's degree from SUNY Stony Brook in health care management. I worked as an aide for Professional until I graduated from PT school and then took employment as a PT. I started off in the Mamaroneck location followed by the Queens location before being promoted to Clinical Director at the Merrick location in 2013. I have previously performed the pre-season injury screens for the NY Islanders and their affiliate Sound Tigers. I am a big NY Mets and NY Rangers fan. I played baseball, basketball, and ice hockey growing up. I was the captain of my high school ice hockey team at St.Francis Prep and won the first-ever championship. I continued to play hockey throughout college and even now.

 

Jacqueline Gucker, DPT

Jacqueline Gucker, DPT

Physical Therapist

Treating Since

  • July 2018

Education

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

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy
  • Spine Specialist
  • Post surgical
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports-related injuries

Bio

Jacqueline Gucker is a New York State licensed Physical Therapist. Jacqueline graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, and then continued her education at Stony Brook University, where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Jacqueline has experience treating diverse populations from toddlers to geriatrics. Her specialties include treating general orthopedic, post-surgical, and sports injuries, with an emphasis on manual therapy.

Marissa Yedid, PT, DPT

Marissa Yedid, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Treating Since

  • August 2018

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Boston University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Health Studies

Memberships

  • APTA

Clinical Interest

  • Post-Operative rehabilitation 
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports-related Injuries
  • Manual Therapy

Bio

Marissa's interest in physical therapy began at a young age when she was saw a physical therapist help her grandmother to walk again after a hospitalization. She was inspired to volunteer at a local hospital in outpatient rehabilitation, where she observed outpatient physical therapy and admired the idea of helping others to restore function. She attended Boston University's 6-year accelerate BS/DPT program. Throughout her studies, she worked in a variety of settings including acute care, outpatient orthopedics, aquatic therapy, and pediatric physical therapy. With her variety of experience, she enjoys treating patients of all ages with particular interest in post-operative rehabilitation. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and utilizes evidence-based treatments to help her patients return to doing what they love from walking their dog to competitive sports.

Michael Guerra, PT

Michael Guerra, PT

Physical Therapist 

Treating Since

  • July 2021

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, NYIT
  • Bachelor's Degree, Exercise Science, Adelphi University

Memberships

  • APTA

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy

Bio

Michael received his bachelors degree in Exercise science from Adelphi University in 2014 and went on to receive a doctorate degree
in Physical Therapy from New York Institute of technology in 2021. Michael is a former collegiate soccer player and has a special
interest in the area of Sports Physical Therapy. His specialties include treating general orthopedic, post-surgical, and sports injuries.
Michael is an advocate of a multi-disciple approach to the management of orthopedic and sports injuries.

Max Villatoro, PT, DPT

Max Villatoro, PT, DPT

Physical Therapy

Treating Since

  • June 2022

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, University at Buffalo

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy

Bio

Since I was a young boy, I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field. As I started to think about it more, I knew I wanted to
spend more 1 on 1 time with patients than what was allowed in the traditional medical field. PT offers a great opportunity to spend time
with a patient and help them get back on the road to recovery. It is so satisfying to see!

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

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