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Professional Physical Therapy Clinic

Waltham, MA – River Street

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Contact Info

Phone: (781) 314-1000


Fax: (781) 328-1576

Address

431 River Street, Unit 4
Waltham, MA 02453

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Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Friday
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Professional Physical Therapy in Waltham, previously known as ProEx Physical Therapy, is a leading provider of Physical Therapy in Massachusetts.

Services

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
BFRT
BFRT
Dry Needling
Dry Needling
Graston/IASTM
Graston/IASTM
Hip Specialist
Hip Specialist
MACI
MACI
Manual Therapies
Manual Therapies
Ortho Clinical Specialist
Ortho Clinical Specialist
PACER
PACER
Spine Specialist
Spine Specialist
TMJ Therapy
TMJ Therapy
Vestibular
Vestibular

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Hear from our patients

Susan S.
Susan S.
I rarely write reviews, but am compelled to do so for anyone seeking PT in the Waltham area. Everyone at this facility is upbeat, kind, and knowledgeable , starting with Scotty at the front desk to my therapist, Ed, who gracefully balances professionalism with patience. In six weeks, shoulder... pain from arthritis was virtually eliminated: five stars.read more
Lizbeth לילה G.
Lizbeth לילה G.
Following a severe hip fracture June 2021, months passed and finally I was cleared for physical therapy. PPT came highly recommended and the local branch is two blocks from me. I have to confess that I was initially skeptical. My medical care in the Boston area has been frightful. However, the... staff at PPT proved to be beyond exceptional in their skills as therapists and human beings. Even hearty thanks fail to suffice as I am walking normally after months on crutches. Bravo, team PPT Waltham!read more
Jen G.
Jen G.
I highly recommend Pro PT for anyone in need of physical therapy. I fractured my ankle in September and found Pro PT online because it was close to where I live and work. I had never needed PT before, and should I ever need it again this is the only place I would go! Julianne (plus all the amazing... techs and other PTs), helped me progress from non-weightbearing back to nearly 100% in just a couple months. They were incredibly accommodating helping me receive my treatment even when there was trouble with my insurance authorization. Their welcoming, supportive, patient-centered environment is second to none, and without them I would not have recovered as quickly as I have!read more
Aysha’s favorite S.
Aysha’s favorite S.
I highly recommend this place. Everybody there is very professional and accomodating to your needs. Dr. Sarni especially recommended Dave for my chronic neck issues that I thought may not ever get better. His approach to getting to the root cause of the issue and then treating it is admirable. He... is very knowledgeable and thorough in his explanation when asked a question. He successfully treated my neck and spine issues. Anybody filling in for him in his absence was also super nice and made sure I get the best care and treatment. I am deeply thankful for the difference they have made in my active lifestyle - Aysharead more
K C.
K C.
Theo helped me through a severe high ankle sprain and got me back to playing soccer and basketball with strength and confidence. From checking in to the end of your appointment, everyone who works here is wonderful and truly there to help and support you.
Julia F.
Julia F.
So grateful that I chose to go to Professional PT Waltham for my PT needs. All the workers were so friendly and personable. I always had a great time when I went for my appointments and I knew I was in good hands. Theo was my physical therapist and he did an awesome job. He was super knowledgeable,... always answering my questions and knowing just what to do to help my pain. The progress I made during my time here was incredible. I am super thankful!read more
Christi B.
Christi B.
My Daughter has been going to Prof. PT on and off for numerous sports injuries for two years. They are kind, informative, supportive, knowledgeable and most importantly they care! Ed and Dave are great!
Robert E D.
Robert E D.
During two separate periods of physical stress the team aided my recovery. In both instances the professionalism of staff was demonstrated in how I was able to measure my ongoing improvement and in how the principal therapists assigned my case and their assistants continually measured my responses... and adjusted tensions, weights, repetitions, and stretches to conform to where I was in the development process and where my program was pointed me toward. The accommodation to my precise abilities was sound and made my experience easier than it might otherwise have been. I am sure you will benefit from their help..read more
Lesley P.
Lesley P.
Great staff, very well educated and prepared for all afflictions. Robert solved my issues and helped to inform me as to how I can be pro-active! Recommend them highly!
William D.
William D.
The staff at Professional PT are knowledgeable, friendly and make rehab and therapy an easier experience. Next time something in my body gets out of whack, I'll go back.Bill Donlan
Brian St G.
Brian St G.
While I was going to PT I was working with Robert S and it was a great experience! I had a nagging hamstring after pulling it a few years ago. Through the sessions, he was able to clear up the hamstring with soft tissue massages and strength exercise. He also setup a workout plan for me moving... forward to help prevent any future injuries. The whole staff is awesome which creates a friendly and relaxing environment. I would recommend anyone looking for physical therapy to go to Professional Physical Therapy!read more
phil S.
phil S.
I have been working with Julianne Beck at Professional Physical Therapy afound her to be an excellent therapist, She is very knowledgeable, friendly, and really cared about fixing my hip problem. After just a few weeks my hip feels much better now. I highly recommend Julianne. She is true... professional.read more
Lee D.
Lee D.
Oh Lord these dudes are so damn cute, kind, nice and respectful!. Yes they care and do their job well. If it wasn't of paying on a regular, I would go every day. The massage it self is very relaxing.
Nicole R.
Nicole R.
A really great PT clinic! All of the staff were phenomenal and always made you feel welcome and taken care of. I saw Dave in particular, but honestly they are all super knowledgeable therapists!
Tricia B.
Tricia B.
Best in town. Professional, kind and caring! Really spend time to understand you needs and goals.
Arjun S.
Arjun S.
This place is awesome. I personally worked with Ed and I highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a physical therapist. 6 weeks ago it hurt just to walk, and now I feel practically back to normal!!
Sarah M.
Sarah M.
Ok. I have never had a good PT experience, and I know I’m just starting out here. But I love everything about this place. The coordinator Scott is unbelievably helpful and friendly and just a joy to talk to.. I am working with Robert, honestly I’ve never been more confident in a PT before.. he knew... EXACTLY what was going on, he explained/put into words everything I’ve been feeling for 9 months but didn’t know how to verbalize. His exam was so thorough and thoughtful and really individually focused. I can’t wait to continue here and for once in 9 months I’m fully confident I am in the right hands and truly believe in the methods he discussed with me. 10/5 recommend this place!!read more
AnnaMae M.
AnnaMae M.
Love it! Significantly less pain every time I go. Bobby is the best but honestly everyone is great and they have a fantastic team dynamic. Very clean and upbeat. Great energy and the exercises have helped me after my car accident so much. The knowledge of the staff is remarkable. Love this place!
Matt P.
Matt P.
Back in June 2020 I ruptured my Achilles’ tendon. I elected for surgery and 6wks post op I was cleared to start physical therapy. Looking at all my PT clinic options, the choice was clear that Professional was my best bet. Working directly with the physical therapist Dave for 2 months he had me... back to running, cycling, and hiking in no time! The entire staff is professional, well educated, and most importantly friendly. As an OT myself I couldn’t of asked for a better experience with my recovery.read more
Dierdrah B.
Dierdrah B.
I got into a car accident back in July, I looked at all the reviews and thought I would give here a try. I was in treatment for over 2 months and had the best experience. I was treated the absolute best, everyone in this building knows exactly what they are talking about and makes sure you are in... good hands. They explain every exercise to you thoroughly, I really appreciated never being left in the dark on anything that was going on with my symptoms. I HIGHLY recommend Ed, and Bobby they where where friendly and thorough. Also thank you to Christina, she really went the extra mile to help me with my exercises. I can not rave about this place enough, 10/10 staff.read more
G R.
G R.
This PT location is absolutely amazing and wonderful! I started post shoulder surgery and have experienced pain relief and increase in arm mobility. They are all welcoming and friendly. Robert is great and very informative about what he is doing and how it helps to continue therapy.
Gloria F.
Gloria F.
It is with utmost sincerity that I write this review. If anyone is in need of physical therapy, this is definitely the facility to attend.My brother’s rotator cuff injury was successfully treated by Dave Melchiorri who became my physical therapist.From the moment you walk in the door, you know... that you are in a very special place. The whole staff is exceptional. They always greet you with genuine smiles and by your first name...such a personal touch. As the song from Cheers goes, “Sometime you wanna goWhere everybody knowsyour nameAnd they’re always glad youcame.”Having been to other physical therapists, Dave is #1par excellence! He is warm, compassionate, and exceptionally knowledgeable and truly interested in the well being of every patient. His philosophy is to treat the whole body, not just one area. Personally speaking, he has made a big difference in my therapy and I am most grateful and in listening to other patients, their sentiments are the same.Dave’s positive attitude is always present and, as such, it transfers to the patient, thus accelerating home exercises .His success, as well as that of the other physical therapists, in treating many types ofproblems is well known. “Be good to yourself”are his parting words after each session and I highly recommend that you do so by becominga patient at Professional Physical Therapy!read more
Sanjay Manival R.
Sanjay Manival R.
I am very glad I chose this PT for my wrist pain. I got a chance to work with Robert, who was patient and accommodating. I was instructed to perform a few exercises and felt better within in a couple of days.I find the sessions to be reasonably priced and associates are strong in communication.... If you are in the area and looking for help, do check-in!read more
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Physical Therapist Staff

photo of clinical director david melchiorri at our waltham, ma physical therapy clinic

David Melchiorri, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Clinical Director

Treating Since

  • September 2014

Education

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

Certifications

  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Certified Manual Therapies

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy
  • Spine Specialist
  • TMJ Therapy
  • Graston/IASTM
  • Dry Needling
  • Concussion
  • Throwing injuries - football & baseball

Bio

Dave serves as the clinic director of the Waltham clinic since it’s opening. He completed level 1 and level 2 of the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy program and now is an instructor in the program. He also is a mentor in the Boston University Manual Therapy Fellowship which he completed in 2015. The residency and fellowship training has allowed Dave to establish a sound understanding of manual therapy, exercise prescription, and biomechanics to facilitate optimal patient outcomes. He present on Low Back Pain and Movement Control at CSM 2019. The Waltham clinic is proud to focus on optimal and timely patient outcomes, while facilitating a positive patient experience. Dave is also adamant on employee focus and developing and growing fellow colleagues in his clinic and in his region. Completed Level 1 and Level 2 of the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy as well as the Boston University Physical Therapy Manual Fellowship, Presented at national conferences on Motor control deficits in the Lumbar spine (CSM - Denver, CO 2018), (AAOMPT - Reno, Nevada 2017)

Edward Cardona, PT,DPT, IOMT

Edward Cardona, PT,DPT, IOMT

Assistant Clinical Director

Treating Since

  • September 2018

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Boston University

Memberships

  • APTA

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy

Bio

I grew up in Southern New Jersey where I played several high school sports as well as a few different classical music instruments. I was always in and out of physical therapy as a high school athlete and although I loved the environment and idea of physical therapy, I originally decided to major in music. I was accepted into Boston University’s music performance program, but after the first year and a half of playing at a significantly increased volume I began experiencing a series of playing related injuries which would not allow me to play at the level necessary to be a professional. I eventually decided to switch to physical therapy to help those musicians and athletes who were in my position, struggling to accomplish their goals due to pain. I rely on my background in music and sports and my personal experience as a patient throughout my life to help me treat a wide range of patients.

Theodore Su, PT, DPT

Theodore Su, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist 

Treating Since

  • September 2021

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Boston University

Certifications

  • IOMT Level I

Memberships

  • APTA
  • APTA MA

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy

Bio

I was initially introduced to physical therapy when I was in high school after I interned at a PT clinic in Boston. I was drawn to the
profession over my love for playing sports and following the very successful Boston sports teams and was generally looking to be in a
field where I could be helping others. I continued to intern at various PT clinics throughout the following summers of high school
before applying to and attending Boston University’s six-year accelerated BS/DPT program. While attending PT school, I discovered
that I really enjoyed the problem-solving aspect of the profession along with the relationship-building that takes place between patient
and physical therapist which is ultimately what I find most rewarding in the time that I’ve been working. I enjoy working with all age-
ranges and orthopedic pathologies and am currently completing Level I of the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

Julianne Beck, PT, DPT

Julianne Beck, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Treating Since

  • September 2020

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Boston University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Exercise Science, Elon University

Memberships

  • APTA

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy

Bio

I became interested in physical therapy during my undergraduate studies in Exercise Science at Elon University. Following graduation, I took a job as an exercise technician at a physician owned practice in Stamford, CT while I applied to PT schools. I fell in love with Boston while visiting for the accepted students weekend at BU and completed my doctorate degree there in May of 2020. As a graduate of the pandemic, I took a job where the need was greatest at a nursing home in Chestnut Hill, MA in late summer 2020. At the beginning of 2021, I shifted jobs to Professional PT in Waltham, MA where I had been a student just a year before. I enjoy treating people of all ages and stages of life and empowering them with the tools to live active and be in control of their pain.

Robert Sabatino, PT, DPT

Robert Sabatino, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Treating Since

  • August 2020

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Northeastern University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Exercise Science, John Carroll University

Memberships

  • APTA

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT)

Bio

I received my Bachelor's degree in exercise science from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio where I played collegiate baseball from 2011-2015. During that time I developed a strong interest in physical therapy and rehabilitation with volunteer hours completed with various athletic teams with the athletic training staff. I then went on to Northeastern University where I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020. I currently work in both the Waltham and Watertown locations and have a strong interest in all orthopedic related injuries including headache and upper cervical spine restrictions, running injuries and the treatment of athletes. I am currently in the process of completing level I at the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

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