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, Wednesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Professional Physical Therapy in Wantagh, NY is a leading provider of Physical Therapy in New York.


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Hear from our patients

Patricia V.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

Physical Therapist Staff

Karen Furno, PT, DPT

Karen Furno, PT, DPT

Clinical Director

Treating Since

  • December 1997


  • Doctoral Degree, Physical Therapy, Utica College
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Physical Therapy, Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • Bachelor's Degree, Science Education, North Carolina State University


  • APTA
  • Lions Club
  • Council of Licensed Physiotherapists

Clinical Interests

  • Manual Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Geriatrics
  • Gait and Balance


Karen has been practicing physical therapy since 1997.  She started her career at Huntington Hospital and then moved to Southside Hospital where she rotated between the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit, Rehabilitation Unit and acute care settings. While working at Southside she continued to work at a manual therapy practice in Wantagh to maintain her manual skills. She decided to open her own practice in 2002 emphasizing manual therapy and exercise,  Baxter & Walsh Physical Therapy which had locations in Wantagh, Bay Shore and Amityville. In 2021 she decided to merge with Professional Physical Therapy.

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