Professional Physical Therapy Clinic

Nutley, NJ – Belleville

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Contact Info

Phone: (973) 235-0500

Fax: (973) 447-4211


45 North Franklin Ave
Nutley, NJ 07110

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Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday
11:00 am – 8:00 pm

7:00 am – 2:00 pm



Welcome to our Physical Therapy Clinic in Nutley, 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 Nutley, NJ today to develop a customized pain treatment and rehabilitation plan.


About the Clinic

Professional Physical Therapy in Nutley/Belleville was acquired in 2016 and offers patients many different types of rehabilitation services to relieve pain.

The Nutley/Belleville Professional PT clinic was formerly known as the Princeton Group.


Parking and Directions

Professional Physical Therapy in Nutley/Belleville is located on the main avenue of Nutley (Franklin) inside the building for Nutley Orthopedic Group. We are next to the Plaza Pastry Shop and near Major League Auto Spa & Quick Lube.

Plenty of parking is available at the clinic. Park behind the building for Nutley Orthopedic Group as we are located in this building.



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Hear From Our Patients

Aaron F.
Physical therapist Dustin and the rest of the staff at Professional PT are as the name would suggest and much more. In addition to being capable and competent, they go above and beyond at every step of the process and are always kind to their patients. You can tell they love what they do.
Helen L.
Great facility! Carrie at the front desk is very helpful & kind, Dustin the PT is very knowledgeable and gives great patient care, gives tips on form & updates exercises every visit as tolerated to progress in therapy. Highly recommend this facility!
Rose G.
Dustin and the staff at Professional Physical Therapy are the best! They provide personal service and attention to each client. Dustin will develop an individual PT plan based on your needs. Carrie will get you organized with appointments and Charlene will get you set up for therapy. Team work... at its best! You get a thorough PT session with each visit…Lots of parking. Excellent choice if you need physical therapy .read more
Karla M.
Welcoming and encouraging environment!!! Fantastic therapist Dustin continues helping my daughter recover from knee surgery and teaching her home exercises to strengthen her leg. Friendly staff, great customer service I highly recommend this practice. They do great work here.
Jesse N.
Dustin and the entire team were phenomenal through my entire treatment. They came up with a great plan to treat my injury. I have a new baby and was having an extremely hard time scheduling. Members of the staff stayed late one day a week to accommodate my tough schedule. All in all a wonderful... experience and would recommend them to more
Edward “Ted” A.
Dustin provided evaluation for my wife’s acute on chronic cervical radiculopathy. His assessment was thorough, professional, and compassionate. He took an extensive history, and carefully considered numerous possibilities with dozens of careful tests. He provided a treatment plan that included... mental therapy from him, and an exercise plan for her to use going forward.We couldn’t be happier with the results. Her pain is completely gone. Couldn’t recommend Dustin and the rest of his team more highly!read more
Stephen C.
I cannot begin to express how excellent everyone is at Professional Physcial Therapy. I have had the pleasure of being a patient of Dustin twice, once after an elbow surgery, and the second after foot and ankle surgery. Dustin’s dedication to his patients, and his ability to push you to get better... is second to none. Everyone at the office wants the best for the patients and is willing to work with anyone’s schedule to get you in. I cannot recommend Dustin and everyone at Professional Physical Therapy enough. 10/10 more
Erick V.
The quality of care provided at Professional PT is unmatched. Dustin, his team, and those at the front desk are nothing short of professional and caring of every patient that walks through their doors. What stood out to me the most during my time there was the knowledge they possess in the field as... well as how they tailor an exercise program that is specific to meeting a patient’s goals. I would recommend this place to more
Carolyne C.
I got knee surgery 3 weeks ago and started PT here shortly after. Everyone at the location is very friendly and eager to assist you. Dustin really knows what exercises help with strength and he also takes ability into account. I’m now able to go back to my regular physical activity and feel a lot... stronger. Highly recommend this location!read more
Ilene D.
I would recommend Professional Physical Therapy. All the physical therapists are knowledgeable, patient and committed to improving overall health and mobility. The front desk staff is friendly and professional. All around - good experience. And my lower back is feeling much better! :) Thank you to... Dustin and his team!read more
Rita C.
I think that Andres Chacon is a very good Physical Therapist & a Very Caring Person for the Health of his Patients, I'm going to Miss him , He is Definitely the Best Therapist I ever had, & I have been to other ones.
Dianne De R.
My doctor recommended Professional Physical Therapy and I am so glad that he did The staff is welcoming and professional. I could not have asked for a more caring and skilled therapist than Anthony. I feel great and Ithank you!
Leah B.
My son has PT at the Nutley location and they are the best. Very professional and personal at the same time. My son enjoys his PT and as a mom that’s all I could ask for.
Lou M.
There’s a small parking lot but I always find a spot. I had occupational therapy and also physical with Anthony. It’s really a great experience.
Abbie G.
Results! I came to this office twice a week for a couple of months. I was able to reduce my pain & avoid surgery thanks to Anthony. He's a super creative, caring, skilled PT who will stick with you until there's an answer. I'd been to other PTs for the same problem and he's the one who finally... helped me feel better. The front desk staff are friendly and easy to work with more
Mark W.
Been here twice with leg and neck injuries. Was assigned to Anthony the first time and because of the great and caring treatment he gave me, I asked for him the 2nd time for my neck. He really cares and I couldn`t be more pleased with the results. Thanks Anthony
Josephine E.
I am a conesour when it comes to the medical field that I have worked in for over 40 years hats off to all the staff atmosphere and service given at this facility it’s warm welcoming and very comfortable A+++++ I would and have highly recommended this facility thank you for your excellent and... professional serviceread more
Johanna D.
I went for Physical Therapy at this location and I highly recommend anybody that needs therapy in this area go there the staff is so friendly all of them they make u feel at home, and the best hands on therapy
Jennifer A.
Professional Physical Therapy is wonderful. Everyone is very professional and kind. My occupational therapists, Karen and Chaz are excellent! They are talented and care about their patients! Also, the staff is excellent!
Joseph L.
This review is actually from Joe's wife. My husband used their services and when I broke my femur, he told me this was the place to go for P.T. This facility is scrupulously clean and staffed by real superstars. They put you through your paces, but are very caring. From Cindy, to Tru, to... Dustin, to Nick - each an every one is there to help you. Even the ladies at reception are professional yet so pleasant. My gratitude to all. Madeline Liloreread more
Marina C.
Lily D.
I have received therapy here for several issues. I have been to other establishments and so I can compare. I cannot say enough about Professionals staffs knowledge, patience, understanding and care. I can go on. Specifically, Dustin, Jason & Tru (God I hope I spelled his name right.) Then there’s... Cindy!!! She’s incredible! She’s so knowledgeable. Cindy compliments the therapists like no other!Even their receptionists, Elna, are so warm and welcoming. I HIGHLY recommend Professional Physical more
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Patricia C.
I have been going to Professional Physical Therapy at 160 Franklin Ave ., Nutley for about 2 mos. I would highly recommend them to anyone. My therapist is Jason who is very nice, thorough and knowledgeable. Everyone there is very friendly and makes you feel welcome and part of their “family”. I... have also, in the past 2 weeks needed hand therapy and Kristin is also friendly and more
Evelyn L.
Melissa D.
I have been going to the Nutley clinic located on Franklin Ave for four months now. I had surgery done on my L knee ACL and meniscus and go to Professional Physical Therapy for rehabilitation. I work mostly with Dr. Elizabeth Sanatar who is fantastic. After working with her and observing the floor... I am impressed with her impeccable bedside manner. She is well educated and takes time to break down the recovery process answering all questions and always wants what is best for her clients. I always look forward going in there. The clinic is clean, well-organized, and most importantly LGBTQ friendly. I have never had an issue when my partner accompanies me to treatment. We are treated with respect and dignity which has sometimes been an issue for my partner and I at other practices. Her staff also carries the same qualities and values. They are kind, caring, considerate and greet you with a friendly demeanor. This clinic is also flexible and will work with your schedule, it does not matter if you go during the day or at night, they are a solid team. I cannot thank them more
Sheena S.
I was prescribed PT by my doctor and took a chance on Professional Physical Therapy based on options that my insurance accepted and I could not be happier with my results! Dr. Sanatar, Joe, Al, Tom and all the other members of staff at this location were really friendly and professional as well as... knowledgeable. I had therapy for lower back/sciatic issues and at my first appointment I had extreme difficulty moving and walking. Dr. Liz listened to all of my concerns and gave me a very thorough evaluation and talked me through the course of treatment I would receive. It has now been a little over 3 months and I have seen a huge improvement in my mobility and suffer very little pain if any at all. As my sessions progressed, so did the exercises/stretches I was given and on days where maybe I was feeling a little stiff or sore we would adapt my program and then revisit during my next appointment. I have completed my course of therapy now and with the exercises I have learned plus the out-patient exercise program I have been provided I really feel like I have been set up for success. I know that if I ever have any issues I can always go back even without a prescription. During this time of limited social interaction, I have seen the staff here more than my friends and family and I will definitely miss their positive attitudes and friendly conversation! I would 100% recommend this location in Nutley (next to the bakery and carwash).read more
Cngash (.
I have to say that everyone at Professional PT has been great. Nick, Jason, Dustin, Jaclyn, Cindy, Bryan, Elna, Christina, True and everyone - they have all made my time feel like I was with friends/family. I am now discharged from therapy but will miss everyone dearly. I will stop by and visit... just to say hello. I would recommend Professional PT to anyone that may need therapy. They are the more
Garry P.
Liz and Teresa have provided excellent care. Liz has a wonderful personality, I believe she truly cares about my recovery. I feel safe and worry free during the Covid situation. They are continually cleaning equipment and area after every use.
Alan G.
The people at Professional not only are talented from a therapy standpoint, but they really care about the patient and there physical conditions.Always happy and friendly. Great place to get well.
Tania P.
I've been going to Professional PT for about a month now for occupational hand therapy. In this time I have seen progress with my injury. Toby has been a great occupational therapist!
Cngash (.
I would recommend Nick to anyone that may need therapy. I was referred to him and could not be happier with the treatment I am receiving. He is attentive, friendly and professional with all his patients. It is a pleasure to see how involved and caring he is with all his patients. I am improving... and that is due to more
Stacey B.
I am very pleased with the all around level of service that I am receiving. Everyone is so very professional, courteous, and friendly. They really try their best to explain what has happened to you and what procedure and precautions they are taking that is beneficial for your recovery.They always... greet you with a very warm welcome, leaving you feeling not just as a client, but like they truly care about you as an individual. Dave and Sindy are the ones who work with me and I am very happy and pleased with them. I have come a very long way from how much pain and how stiff I used to be when I first started. I could not have made a better choice in choosing here for my physical therapy. I just simply love this place and the level of care that I receive. Thank you Dave and Sindy I truly appreciate you both 😊read more
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Physical Therapist Staff

Dustin Passigli, PT, DPT, OCS, MA

Dustin Passigli, PT, DPT, OCS, MA

Clinical Director

Treating Since

  • 2015


  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, LIU Brooklyn
  • Master's Degree, Motor Learning and Control, Columbia University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Exercise Science, George Washington University


  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)


  • APTA

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy
  • Spine Specialist
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Joint Replacements
  • Golfer specific training
  • Chronic pain


Dustin received his bachelors degree in Exercise Science from George Washington University in 2009 and went on to receive a Masters in Motor Learning and Control from Columbia University in 2011, then his doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from LIU-Brooklyn in 2015. During his clinical rotations, he had the opportunity to work with the LIU-Brooklyn D1 Blackhawks Basketball and Track teams. Dustin also assisted as a medical volunteer for the New York Marathon from 2015-2019. Dr. Passigli passed his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) exam in 2018 becoming a part of a small group of Physical Therapists who continue to pursue further excellence through evidence and practice. In 2019 Dustin moved to New Jersey and joined the Nutley clinic.

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