Professional Physical Therapy Clinic

Wantagh, NY

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Contact Info

Phone: 516-826-0116

Fax: 516-750-4030


2237 Wantagh Avenue.
Wantagh, NY 11793

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Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:00 am – 6:00 pm

7:00 am – 2:00 pm

8:00 am – 11:00 am



Welcome to our Physical Therapy Clinic in Wantagh, NY. 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 Queens area Physical Therapists in Wantagh, New York today to develop a customized pain treatment and rehabilitation plan.


About the Clinic

Professional Physical Therapy in Wantagh was acquired in 2021 and offers patients many different types of rehabilitation services to relieve pain. There are no steps at entrance for easy wheelchair accessibility.

The Wantagh Professional PT clinic was formerly known as Baxter & Walsh Physical Therapy.


Parking and Directions

Professional Physical Therapy in Wantagh is located on Wantagh Avenue between Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway. We are near Carvel and Wheelen’ Willy’s Skate Shop.

Plenty of parking is available in a lot next to the clinic building.



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Hear From Our Patients

Peter L.
The staff is very knowledgeable and encouraging.They are also very respectful doing the first few sessions until one becomes totally acclimated
Robert S.
Professional Physical Therapy of Wantagh is the best physical therapy place around. Every staff member makes you feel comfortable and cares about your therapy and recovery. They remember who your are and get to know you. I highly recommend the Wantagh location.
Justin M.
I just wanted to say that I recently met Kim at Professional PT in Wantagh, NY and Erica the physical therapist there and I can't say enough things about these amazing people! From helping with understanding the process of my insurance, to the subtle nuances of the therapy and rehabilitation of my... knee these folks have been truly stellar!read more
Judith S.
I want to thank you for the excellent treatment and encouragement that you have given me. Phil is a great therapist. He’s very knowledgeable, kind, caring, helpful and what I was so impressed about him was that he was so aware and careful of me.The staff, especially Chris, who worked with me most... of the time, was so attentive.I would highly recommend this wonderful more
Dean S.
Erica and the team are simply amazing. Most people can’t wait to finish physical therapy but I was sad when my time was up. Erica is extremely accommodating and knowledgeable. She will go the extra mile for you and leave you feeling better and confident in your recovery plan. She is a very hard... worker and the facility is clean and well kept. My shoulder is 10X better than it was. I finished knowing what i have to do in order to keep up with my shoulder. I most certainly will be returning here should I ever need to do physical therapy more
Michael M.
Professional Physical Therapy in Wantagh is one of the best physical therapy locations in all of Long Island. The staff is accommodating and professional. Erica is the absolute best. I am an extremely active person and an injury caused me not to be active for over two years. Without her help over... these months I would have never gone back to running and being active again. Highly recommend!read more
Victoria A.
I have been very impressed. All staff have been friendly and helpful. My therapist, Kadesha, is very knowledgeable and thoroughly explains how her planned exercises work to improve my condition. The facility is well organized and clean.
Diane O.
Kadesha Miller was a very effective physical therapist. She guided me in doing my exercises and listened carefully to my concerns, adjusting the exercises as needed. She was very encouraging and I would give her my highest commendation.
Laura F.
Great place to fulfill your physical therapy needs. From the first intake appointment to completion, this facility met all my needs and beyond. Erica and all of the staff are professional, knowledgable and respectful of whatever your requirements are for your rehab journey. The attention to your... specific needs for each appointment is met with compassion and carefully explained suggestions to help you move forward. I would highly recommend. Thank you Erica and all of the staff who were wonderful!!Only issue was with Billing Department with this company - totally unrelated to terrific more
Terri L.
Kadesha Miller worked with me to strengthen my hip she was very attentive and caring not only with my hip but asked how everything else was doing.
Steve M.
I went to professional PT in Wantagh,ny for neck, shoulder and back pain. My physical therapist was Erica Martello who was fantastic. Thru heat, stim, different exercises, massage therapy and ice by the time I was done everything was feeling better. I was very happy I came here and I highly... recommend them to anyone in pain in need of a physical therapist and relief for what's ailing you.In addition, the office was very clean and I felt very safe with the masks that were required and the covid protocols in place to keep everyone more
Adrienne P.
Professional Physical Therapy is the best! I just completed 3 weeks of physical therapy for shoulder issues at the Wantagh, NY location. As a result of surgery, I was experiencing limitations to my range of motion in my arm combined with pain. I chose Professional Physical Therapy in Wantagh... because of its proximity to my home. During my first visit and each one after, I knew I had made the right choice. The staff was welcoming, friendly and very caring. The facility was immaculate and the equipment, chairs and therapy tables were sanitized after each patient. There aren't enough words of gratitude for Kadesha, whose professionalism, expertise and encouragement were key to eliminating my pain and restoring full use of my arm. How lucky I was to work with such a kind and skilled Physical Therapist!read more
Greg F.
The service is excellent. Erica is amazing. I can't tell how great of a job she does. Proud that she is my pherapist. Only thing is I wish that Professional Physical Therapy can except cash. Also I wish they can lower the price from 125 to 80. Other than that I will always go here. Definitely... enjoy gabby and Erica. Keep up the good work. 5 starsread more
Tom L.
You are in very good hands with PT Erica Martello!
Heather F.
I came in very concerned about my injury and Erica Martello made me very comfortable and explained how everything was going to help and progress with the program. I would recommend anyone to go to her.
Shyrley D.
I sustained a work related injury in 09/2021.I received Therapy at Professional PT of Wantagh after I was recommended by a coworker to make an appointment with a therapist by the name of Erica.My therapist was Knowledgeable with special touch and has an excellent staff and I highly recommend. I... May need surgical procedure to repair injury of my left shoulder in the near future and I definitely return for further PT.Thank you Erica and all the staff at Professional PT of WantaghShyrley, Dread more
Patricia V.
This was my first experience with Baxter Walsh but not with PT or the therapist that treated me. From the first phone call looking for appointment I knew this office was professional and accommodating. I was lucky enough to experience both locations and never had any difficulty getting a... appointment to suit my needs. From the front desk staff to the PT aides and of course my PT Laura ,my overall experience was a fabulous one. I have been using Laura as a PT for many many years on different occasions whether it was back, neck or knee issues she has always listened to what I had to say and was diligent to figure out the problem and work her magic…Thank you all at Baxter Walsh for a wonderful experience and I have recommended your practice to many more
Priscilla S.
I would like to thank Maureen, Laura & John for getting me back to a healthy and active lifestyle. They helped me with my back, hip and knee pain making it possible to get the foot surgery I needed. They helped me through the healing process of my foot surgery and I am now back to my exercise,... walks and tennis. Thanks to them I was able to win my first tennis outing. Couldn't have done it without more
Carolann J.
I would highly recommend Baxter and Walsh Physical Therapy to anyone in need of physical therapy. The environment is warm and friendly. The physical therapists show true concern in your rehabilitation focusing on the total "you".
Giulia B.
I had a great experience at Baxter and Walsh Physical Therapy! The staff was always kind and I never had problems scheduling or moving appointments. Everyone is very professional and careful with respect to your needs. I was followed by Laura, who is a great physical therapist, she helped me a lot... relieving my symptoms and teaching me techniques to use at home, always with a very caring and compassionate attitude. I am very grateful to everyone there who helped me feeling better and in a nice and not judgmental environment!read more
Sandi V.
The Physical Therapists at this office are highly skilled. Since having to go for several injuries in past few years I've come to know that these therapist are better than doctors in their knowledge of the body and its structures in relation to pain and recovery. Their office is small and quaint so... you get lots of attention during your appointment and you aren't forgotten about. I always recommend my clients to Baxter & Walsh if they have pain or issues that are out of my spectrum of expertise (I'm a personal trainer).read more
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Physical Therapist Staff

Erica Martello, PT, DPT

Erica Martello, PT, DPT

Clinical Director

Treating Since

  • May 2014


  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, New York Institute of Technology


  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Post Surgical Rehabilitation


Erica L. Martello graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Life and Health Sciences (with a physical therapy concentration) Summa Cum Laude from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in Old Westbury in May of 2012. She than continued on to follow her dreams of becoming a Physical Therapist and graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from NYIT in May of 2014, with distinction. Since graduation, Erica has spent most of her time working in outpatient orthopedic clinics that emphasize the use of manual therapy in conjunction with therapeutic exercise programs to help patient’s achieve the max therapeutic benefit and return to
their previous pain free level of function. Erica’s love for outpatient orthopedics stems directly from her history as an athlete and current active lifestyle. Erica enjoys regularly exercising and continues to participate in recreational sporting events whenever possible. Her own injuries and experiences in Physical Therapy have allowed her to first hand feel the impact a good physical therapist can have on your life and she strives to make sure all of her patients return to their previous pain free level of function so they can continue to participate in the activities they love and live their lives to the fullest. In the coming years Erica plans to take the OCS (Orthopedic Certified Specialist) Exam so she can further enhance her Orthopedic skills and knowledge base to best help her patients

Philip Bruno, PT

Philip Bruno, PT

Physical Therapist

Treating Since

  • August 2000


  • Quinnipiac University/Physical Therapy/1999

Clinical Interest

  • Outpatient orthopedic 
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Sports-related injuries


Phil has been a licensed physical therapist for over 20 years, specializing in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. He graduated Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Phil brings with him a vast amount of clinical experience and enjoys looking for new ways to challenge patients to improve their overall functional capabilities. Phil was inspired to become a PT from his own athletic background, growing up playing soccer, baseball and basketball. He continues his love of sports through living an active lifestyle and watching his kids play ice hockey, soccer and baseball. Phil regularly participates in continuing education courses to further enhance his skills as a clinician.

Contact our physical therapists today

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