Professional Physical Therapy Clinic

Newark, NJ

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Contact Info

Phone: (973) 491-6500

Fax: (973) 710-1378


221 Chestnut Street
Newark, NJ 07105

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Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 7:00 pm

8:00 am – 2:00 pm



Welcome to our Physical Therapy Clinic in Newark, 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 Physical Therapists in Newark, New Jersey today to develop a customized pain treatment and rehabilitation plan.


About the Clinic

Professional Physical Therapy in Newark was acquired in 2016 and offers patients many different types of rehabilitation services to relieve pain. There are no stairs at entrance of building for easy wheelchair accessibility.

The Newark Professional PT clinic was formerly known as Sports Training Physical Therapy.


Parking and Directions

Professional Physical Therapy in Newark is located in the Ironbound Medical Services Clinic at the corner of Chestnut and Jefferson Street. We are in the same shopping plaza as Seabra’s Supermarket and near ConnectOne Bank and CVS Pharmacy.

Plenty of parking is available at the clinic.



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Hear From Our Patients

Maude L.
I definitely recommend this place. For my first time I have to say that I really like the staff. They are very nice at the front desk and Matthew is the best PT!
Lucy S.
I could not be happier with my experience with Professional PT in Newark. From the FD to the PT area I couldn't feel any more welcome. Thank you for making me feel better and at home when I'm there.
Noemi G.
From the front desk to the PT staff are just exceptional love coming here for 3 yrs and I'll never change love Maria and all the PT and PT assistant keep up the excellent work
Noemi G.
Front the front desk to the PT staff are just exceptional love coming here for 3 yrs and I'll never change love Maria and all the PT and PT assistant keep up the excellent work
Tomas R.
Therapists are great. Working with Matthew and I have to say he knows his job. Highly recommend Professional and Matthew.
ivone M.
The therapists and staff here at Professional PT are the best! I had the opportunity to work with Matt and Nico whom I highly recommend. Thank you for making me feel so welcome every time.
Thomas M.
Front desk very courteous and professional.The physical therapist are outstanding.
Chris T.
Nicolas was very patient, supportive and informative throughout my PT. The rest of the team was also helpful and friendly and I always felt welcome by the front desk staff. I am very appreciative and would highly recommend this team.
Dawn M
Thank you to everyone at Professional PT! My knees feel soooo much better than when I arrived. Before I was having trouble climbing stairs now I have no problem at all. Not only am I able to walk easily but I learned so much from the team abt keeping my knees strong. Thanks again guys
Thomas L.
Friendly atmosphere and devoted staff members .
brian M.
yovanny L.
This is the most professional team that I see in my life,perfect , parking available Darilyn and Matt thanks for your help
Doreen T.
My left shoulder was in so much pain I could barely move it before starting physical therapy at PROFESSIONAL PHYSICAL. With the patient help of Mr. Lopez the pain has lessen and movement is better. Also The facility is SUPER CLEAN.
Jackie J.
The Best!!!!!!!! All the way round.
Kolbie P.
The PT Aides are so wonderful. Always make you feel so welcomed. They can also speak several languages!
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Physical Therapist Staff

Matthew Lopes, PT, DPT

Matthew Lopes, PT, DPT

Clinical Director

Treating Since

  • February 2018


  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Seton Hall University
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology


  • Blood Restriction Therapy
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Graston/IASTM
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Work Conditioning

Clinical Interest

  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Graston/IASTM
  • Work Conditioning
  • Cupping
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot


Matthew Lopes PT, DPT is a physical therapist and Clinical Director of Professional Physical Therapy in Newark, NJ. Matthew grew up in Elizabeth, NJ and later attended Seton Hall University where he graduated with his BS in Biology in 2015 and later received his DPT in 2018. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and believes that communication is one of the most valuable keys to excellent healthcare. He has treated all types of orthopedic conditions and has been known to facilitate incredible changes with his hands and knowledge. Whether your goals are to build strength, get rid of that nagging injury, or even get back on the field, Matthew believes physical therapy offers the answers and tools to be able to achieve them. He has worked primarily in outpatient settings but also has experience working side-by-side with doctors in hospital settings. He has worked at Mountainside hospital in Montclair, NJ where he has treated numerous back, hip, knee, and foot surgery patients directly after they have undergone their surgeries. He understands the journey that many patients go through as he has experienced all stages of the healing process from the beginning to the end. His passion for physical therapy is very clear by his work ethic, compassion, and motivation to help his patients achieve their goals. Matthew’s staff is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and they look forward to communicating with you to setup and establish your goals. Their office is located in the Ironbound section of Newark, and they have ample on-site parking.

Kristian Melo, PT, DPT

Kristian Melo, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Treating Since

  • September 2022


  • Seton Hall University, Doctor of Physical Therapy May 2022
  • Rutgers University, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science minor in Psychology, May 2019

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy


Kristian, an Elizabeth, NJ native, has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Seton Hall University. His passion for rehabilitation and human movement first sparked while pursuing his BS in Exercise Science with minor in Psychology. Kristian strives to provide up-todate interventions and continues to pursue clinical development opportunities. This includes preparing for an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification to ensure the best quality of care for his patients. His interests lie mainly in treating orthopedic conditions seeing a wide range of diagnoses. He looks forward to getting know his patients and working together with them to help them achieve their goals whatever they may be! Kristian is fluent in English, Portuguese and professional working level of Spanish. On his free time, he enjoys anything to do with soccer and working out.

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