Professional Physical Therapy & Hand Therapy Clinic

Nutley, NJ – Midtown

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Contact Info

Phone: (973) 667-0429

Fax: (973) 447-4257


160 N Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00am – 8:00pm

8:00am – 12:00pm



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


About the Clinic

Professional Physical Therapy in Nutley was acquired in 2016 and offers patients many different types of rehabilitation services to relieve pain. The clinic is spread out with about 2,500 square feet of space to treat patients with plenty of room.

The Nutley Professional PT clinic was formerly known as Princeton Physical Therapy Group.


Parking and Directions

Professional Physical Therapy in Nutley is located at Stager Street and Franklin Avenue next to Mamma Vittoria Restaurant.

Plenty of parking is available at the clinic.



Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy
Mckenzie Certified
Mckenzie Certified
Ortho Clinical Specialist
Ortho Clinical Specialist
TMJ Therapy
TMJ Therapy
Work Conditioning
Work Conditioning

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Hear From Our Patients

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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Tour Our Physical Therapy & Hand Therapy Clinic

Physical Therapist Staff

Kelly Helm, PT, DPT

Kelly Helm, PT, DPT

Clinical Director 

Treating Since

  • August 2013


  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Bachelor's Degree, Pre-Medical Studies, Thomas Jefferson University


  • Vestibular Therapy


  • Balance/Vestibular
  • Fall Prevention
  • Orthopedic Sports Injuries


As a three sport athlete through high school and then a division II Softball player, I always had a passion for athletics and the medical
profession. After undergoing Tommy John Surgery during my collegiate career and successfully rehabbing and returning to
competition the following season, Physical Therapy became a field I could see myself in, in hopes of helping my future patients
achieve their goals and return to their prior levels of function.

James Walsh, OTR/L

James Walsh, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist 

Treating Since

  • May 2022


  • Master's Degree, Occupational Therapy, Quinnipiac University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Health Science, Quinnipiac University


  • Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs) certified
  • Basic Life Support (CPR & AED) certified
  • Functional Mobilization of Soft Tissues certified

Clinical Interest

  • Occupational Hand Therapy
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder


I have always wanted to help people in a healthcare setting, and after seeing how much therapy helped my family and friends I knew I had found my calling. I volunteered at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ and fell in love with the practice of occupational therapy. I attended Quinnipiac University’s entry-level program in order to earn my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. For my graduate capstone, I researched the efficacy of telehealth hand therapy at the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic and surveyed the patients and clinicians that worked together during this challenging time. Following full-time clinical fieldworks in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, community mental health, and outpatient hand therapy, I became licensed by National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Prior to my time with Professional Hand Therapy, I treated occupational therapy patients in an outpatient setting, and I am now on my path to become a Certified Hand Therapist.

Jaclyn Petrillo, PT, DPT

Jaclyn Petrillo, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Treating Since

  • June 2014


  • Ramapo College Biology in 2011
  • Rutgers University Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy 2017


  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Clinical Interest

  • Orthopedic Physical Thearpy


Jaclyn began working for Professional Physical Therapy in 2017 after earning her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. She earned her undergraduate degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey in Biology in 2011, where she was also a member of the Ramapo College softball team for 4 years.

In 2019, after working for Professional Physical Therapy for 1 full year and while treating full time, Jaclyn enrolled in and completed a 12-month Orthopedic Residency Program with Professional Physical Therapy and NYIT, graduating in 2020.

An established Physical Therapist in our Nutley clinic from since 2017, Jaclyn’s clinical interests include post operative joint replacement and adolescent and young adult sport rehabilitation.

Jaclyn currently resides in Wanaque, NJ with her husband, Dan, their 10-month-old son, Mariano, and their 12-year-old cat, Maxwell.

When Jaclyn is not in the clinic, she spends her time as the assistant varsity softball coach for Newark Academy, in Livingston, NJ each Spring and loves spending time with spare time with her family, flower gardening, and crafting.

Contact our physical therapists today

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