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Professional Physical Therapy Clinic

River Edge, NJ

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Contact Info

Phone: (201) 523-9207

Fax: (201) 984-4965


530 Kinderkamack Road
River Edge, NJ 07661

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Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
6:00 am – 8:00 pm

7:00 am – 8:00 pm

7:00 am – 5:00 pm



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


About the Clinic

Professional Physical Therapy in River Edge was acquired in 2016 and offers patients many different types of rehabilitation services to relieve pain. We are the only PT clinic in River Edge. The clinic is spread out with about 6,000 square feet of space to treat patients with plenty of room.

The River Edge Professional PT clinic was formerly known as Optimum Orthopedics.


Parking and Directions

Professional Physical Therapy in River Edge is located in a shopping center on Kinderkamack Road between the River Edge Diner (south) and a gas station (north). We are in the same center as the Dollar Store and Supercuts.

Clinic is convenient to public bus.

Plenty of parking is available at the clinic.



Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
Kinesio Taping (CKT)
Kinesio Taping (CKT)
Ortho Clinical Specialist
Ortho Clinical Specialist
TMJ Therapy
TMJ Therapy

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Hear From Our Patients

Aline T.
Everyone who works here is so kind and helpful. They genuinely want you to get better and word hard at doing so.
V D.
Justin was such an integral part in helping me run again. For months my hip flexor made it so I couldn’t even walk straight. After the first two sessions of glute strengthening, I was able to jog for 10 minutes with no pain. The subsequent visits reinforced the glute and quad strengthening that... now I feel confident I can run a 10k very soon! Thank you!read more
Donna Z. S.
Everyone is awesome! All caring, considerate and extremely helpful!! I would absolutely recommend every one of them!!
Chuck P.
Mike and his team are extremely professional and thoughtfully transparent. They set realistic expectations for my recovery from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. They use innovative techniques, and as such my recovery is coming along very well, even ahead of schedule. I highly... recommend this more
Michael Habersaat PT, DPT, OCS provided great expertise, care and concern during my P.T. sessions. Not only did Michael Habersaat provide me with graduated exercises that decreased my pain, while increasing my mobility, he truly listened to what I was feeling and needed.I told Michael about a... life changing book I read years ago that provided information that taught me that gluten could inflame my joints. I greatly appreciated that Michael did not dismiss, nor discount, my learning from these authors..Also from the first session, Michael mapped out a therapy plan for me, working with me, which included my seeing an orthopedist. During my P.T. sessions, Michael checked with me if something hurt, while asking me various questions to improve my treatment. He explained everything and answered all questions, in a thorough and respectful manner.Michael also has a very caring manner, along with his knowledge and professional expertise, which I find that in this day and age, goes a long way to enhancing the “quality of life” for his clients. These “little things,” mean a great deal; a winning combination.I must include that working with the Aides and the Receptionists, was a very positive experience.After completion of my current P.T. with Mike, he said he will call me after six weeks to see how I am doing. Way cool, man! I highly recommend Michael more
lisa P.
After years of trying to find help for my TMD (TMJ) I finally got the help I needed with Tara. She not only focused on treating my jaw but also the other areas of my body that attributed to the cause of my TMD such as complications & pain from spinal surgery and work related issues. After years... of seeking help from dentists, Neurologists and ENT's which yielded zero results & surprisingly very little knowledge about the condition itself I found almost immediate relief after only a few visits with Tara and was very impressed with her knowledge and understanding of this condition. All other staff are very kind, courteous and more
Amanda N.
I’m extremely content with the treatment I’ve been receiving at professional physical therapy. From reception with Ngoc to the physical therapists I’ve been working with, Mike and Nick; they’re just awesome. They’re informative and challenge me which has been supporting me in feeling better. I feel... like all the physical therapists’ and aides are friendly and super helpful. Everyone makes it feel like a second home where you can get back to feeling the way you did before any injury. I am beyond grateful for finding you online and looking forward to feeling my best by the time I’m more
PT Guitar G.
I have needed PT three times over the last 10 years or so and these guys/gals are the best. I have had other experiences and other places couldn’t compare. The level of expertise, patience and professionalism is unmatched. Both times I’ve been at Professional my range of motion has come back... completely. I highly recommend this more
Lesley K.
I recently had spinal surgery and needed to find a good Physical Therapist. My husband and son both went to Professional Physical Therapy and loved them!I’m so grateful for Professional Physical Therapy in River Edge. They made a very difficult experience much easier. My main therapist was... Michael Habersaat, he is amazing! I had moments that I broke down crying on the table and he was always right next to me. He is very informative and I learned a lot about my condition and what my next steps were. He pushed me when I needed to be pushed and backed off when my body needed a break. I never felt rushed to finish an exercise or to leave when I wasn't ready. He really cared about my well being.Mike was always very respectful, as a woman that meant a lot to me. He would tell me what he was going to do before he did anything and always kept me informed. I fully trusted him with my recovery!read more
Devin M.
This team knows what they’re doing! I had the best time recovering from my ankle surgery with such a FRIENDLY, THOUGHTFUL and Professional group. My physician Michael was super personable. Made me feel like I was the only one there even when they had a full house. And then my main man Mike made the... experience even better by just being the nicest guy I’ve ever met. The beautiful ladies in the front were super helpful and attentive. Thank you guys so much!read more
Gregory Sulich J.
Professional Physical Therapy operates precisely as it’s named. Earlier this summer I cracked my ankle, suffering severe discomfort and continuous pain. I’ve researched multiple places and discovered this place purely based off its reviews. Over the course of a few weeks, not only has my ankle... gotten better but has became much stronger than my other ankle. Tara and her team have been nothing less than absolutely professional and are incredibly knowledge in the field of physical therapy. I highly recommend most people suffering with pain to seek out assistance from these team of professionals if they wish to improve their health and more
Im having therapy of my shoulder at Professional Physical Therapy now. I have had therapy in the past after my hip surgeries. I like this place because the therapists are friendly and helpful for your quick recovery.I would highly recommend this place.
Alyssa B.
I had Michael as my physical therapist. I had a knee injury that greatly upset me because i just wanted to get back into the gym and after six weeks I'm in the gym at least 3 days a week, squatting and deadlifting and all! He is so kind and comforting and knowledgeable. He always asks for consent... before touching which is greatly appreciated. Love this place couldn't recommend more!!read more
Michael P.
I came here due to severe pain in my shoulders. Through the expert guidance and care of Lauren, my therapist, I have recovered the range of motion I had before my injury. The staff at PPT are all friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!
joseph A.
On May 24, 2021 I had both of my knees replaced I went to this place walking with a walker it's now a little over 3 months and I no longer walk with a walker or a cane. these guys are very professional and they real care about there clients.. Mike, Nick, Tara, Lauren and staff Thank!!! You guys... are the more
Anna M C.
Fantastic! This is the place to go to get back to your best. I had knee replacement and this facility was recommended. My Therapist Lauren was an absolute GEM! She listened to my fears , very much inspired me and a very kind and sincere person . I spent 5mths going for Therapy and they are all... exceptional. THANK more
Anna C.
They have the best Therapist at Professional Physical therapy. I had knee replacement and they came highly recommended. My Therapist Lauren was the best, she listened to my fears and the constant motivation she gave me really made me feel great about therapy.
Zamira B.
My daughter had an GREAT treatment at PPT. Mike Habersaat is an amazing therapist. My daughter really improved and she came back to gymnastics without any issues.If you need physical therapy this is the right place to go.
Angela C.
Michael is great and very knowledgeable. This was my 1st experience going through physical therapy and everyone there is very nice and they make each visit pleasant. I am almost done with my sessions and feeling a lot better. I definitely recommend them.
John F.
Excellent service from caring professionals. Flexible scheduling and accurate billing. I made great progress. Thanks to the team
KingDwight I
I've been going to this location for over a month now after shoulder surgery and I could not be happier with the facility and personnel. My PT Tara is great and the supporting staff from assistants to reception are all great and very helpful. They are very accommodating with appointments. Their... hours are great. Facility is clean and professional. There's nothing bad I can say about this place. Looking forward to completing my therapy at this location and will recommend this to anyone needing PT in our more
Luanne Q.
I been to many physical therapists and Professional Physical Therapy in River edge was by far the best one I’ve ever been to. Mike and Tara were very caring and knowledgeable. I am so happy I chose this facility and would highly recommend them.
Haider K.
Clean and organized! Staff is friendly and knowledgeable! Highly recommend Tara, she is a miracle worker!!
Karen I.
Everyone at Professional Physical Therapy is wonderful. From the time you walk in until the time you leave, EVERYONE from the staff treats you like you are the only one there. The secretary is awesome. She greets you with the biggest smile and is always ready to accommodate you with appointments... that are in accordance with your schedule. She does this with a smile, even when you need to change an appointment.Then the physical therapists are all awesome. They work so well together. They are a team. If I have one therapist and I’m finished with an exercise, and Autumn (who is totally THE BEST!!) is not available, because she is helping someone else, another therapist will help out. They work so well as a team.The PTs look at the entire person. They push you as far as you can go and they are proud of you for all of your accomplishments. If you’re having a bad day, they understand and work with you.I highly recommend Professional Physical Therapy, because they are so wonderful to work with and are so understanding and more
Lois F.
Michael Cerullo is an excellent physical therapist. I have known him for years and each time I have worked with him I have been extremely satisfied. He listens and addresses concerns immediately. His skill set is the best I have even seen. On top of his extraordinary professional talent, he is... sociable, friendly, and more
Paulette M.
I have had physical therapy sessions with Professional since early this year. They are truly accommodating, gentle and expert therapists, and go to great lengths on behalf of their patients. I worked with them through the ‘dark days’ of a COVID hotspot, when they were able to instruct me via... tele-health. They were always patient as I learned the software and upgraded my camera and digital device. Their expertise is top notch, and I re-gained mobility in my neck through the therapy. I now attend sessions at the facility, and enjoy the same cheerful, patient attitude, and the expertise therapy, as I feel better each week. I recommend Professional more
Laura F.
The care and expertise of the the therapists at the location where I have been treated, is outstanding. I have had a lot of therapy over the years and this is the best care I have ever received.
Victor B.
Knowledgeable and helpful team. I was enroute to running 365 days in a row. Then aweful back pain set in. The therapists swooped in and eradicated my pain. Now I am up to 37 RSD.Great team
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Tour Our Physical Therapy Clinic

Physical Therapist Staff

Tara Macula, PT, DPT, CKTP

Tara Macula, PT, DPT, CKTP

Clinical Director

Treating Since

  • March 2015


  • Doctorate Degree, Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University


  • Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKT)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Active Release Techniques
  • Mulligan Therapy
  • Telehealth Specialist

Clinical Interest

  • Orthopedics
  • Active Release Techniques
  • TMJ Therapy
  • Cupping
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Mulligan Technique
  • Kinesio Taping


I became interested in Physical Therapy as a high school athlete. It became my passion to live a healthy lifestyle and promote it to family and friends. I entered the 6 year Physical Therapy Program at Quinnipiac University. In my last year I was assigned a clinical rotation at Professional Physical Therapy in Paramus. From there, my journey with ProPT began. I have been able to foster my education in a changing clinic, and continue to develop my skills as a clinician. I now am the Clinical Director of River Edge and have come full circle to treat in the town I grew up in. I focus my practice on manual therapy where my hands guide me to injuries in order to help patients heal. I also take a functional based approach to help patient get back to normal functions in their daily life. Some manual interventions include cupping, massage, Instrument assisted soft tissue massage, Kinesiotaping, Active release techniques. I take a full body approach assessing your function, gait mechanics, and body posture while reeducating you through exercise to limit pain and dysfunction. I strive to help you achieve your goals for a pain free future!


Michael Q Cerullo PT, CSCS, SFMA

Michael Q Cerullo PT, CSCS, SFMA

Physical Therapist

Treating Since 

  • September 1998


  • Master of Science, Physical Therapy, New York Medical College
  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of Pennsylvania


  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Frequency-Specific Microcurrent Certified
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified
  • Certified Kinesio Taping
  • Graston Certified


  • APTA

Clinical Interest

  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Graston/IASTM
  • Kinesio Taping
  • TMJ
  • Cupping
  • Sports Rehab


Michael was a founding member of Optimum Orthopedics Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation prior to joining the Professional PT family. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania he received his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College in 1998. Michael has continued his professional education and is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Cincinnati Sports Medicine as a Sportsmetrics practitioner, is SFMA and FMSC certified by Functional Movement Systems, is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and a Graston Technique provider. Michael takes a functional approach to evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. He uses his knowledge to find and address the sources of painful dysfunction rather than just treating the pain itself. As both a rehabilitation and conditioning specialist, he has had the opportunity to work with professional, collegiate and high school athletes alike. Michael, a former collegiate athlete himself, draws on his vast personal, educational, and clinical experiences to challenge each patient/athlete during the rehabilitation process to help them achieve their goals. Michael and his family reside in River Edge, NJ. When not treating he stays active by playing softball, biking, golf, tennis and hiking with his friends and family.

Mick Sudol, PT, DPT, ATC

Mick Sudol, PT, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist 

Treating Since

  • December 2018


  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Dominican College of Blauvelt
  • Bachelor's Degree, Athletic Training, Montclair State University


  • Athletic Trainer

Clinical Interest

  • TMJ
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • LSVT


I attended Montclair State University and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's of Science in Athletic Training. Following graduation I worked at the collegiate level with division 2 and 3 athletes for several years. I graduated from Dominican College of Blauvelt with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018, and have worked in several different settings including outpatient orthopedic and sub-acute facilities. I have experience with treating many different orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and neuromuscular conditions in patients of all ages and fitness levels.

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