It was one of the most incredible and special moments of my life
I am happy to report that the race went great! I barely had any IT Band issues at all for the entire race, which was incredible. I owe a major debt of gratitude to you and the team for helping me get to where that was not a factor in the race.
I did face some other obstacles, as anybody would expect. For example, knowing that my friends and family were all waiting for me on First Avenue, I got a little excited going over the bridge and pushed a little too hard on the uphill part, as well as the uphill of First Ave. I ended up with some cramping in my quads and hammies. A few stops at the medical tent for a quick rub down and some biofreeze was able to remedy that for a few miles at a time. That made the last 6-8 miles tough, but they were going to be tough no matter what!
I didn’t run with my wife, but as luck would have it I spotted her around the mile 26 marker. We were able to cross the finish line hand in hand, and it was one of the most incredible and special moments of my life.
Again, can’t thank you guys enough for all the help over the last three months in getting me ready, not just with the IT band but with the overall strategy and the tips for training and for running the race. I look forward to thanking you guys in person next Tuesday!
– Doug B.
Wonders do happen
I had a very extensive knee revision and replacement on my injured knee. My first knee replacement, I was up and in a few days. This surgery was a nightmare of recovery from August to October. Non-weight bearing, wheelchair and locked knee in a brace. October 1st, I got the ok for Physical Therapy. Professional Physical Therapy was recommended by my Doctor. I choose the East 84 Street location. I was taken there by wheelchair. I was greeted by the front desk, I felt relief. I had an evaluation with the clinical director, Audrey Abner. A program was created for me, and I had three sessions per week. I also committed to the home program. This was all very intense for me, after being so idle. The therapists follow in Audrey’s steps. Empathy and positive encouragement were the greatest. Alyssa became one of the key therapists in my recovery. Whenever I visited, Audrey promised me she would get me out of the wheelchair. They helped me and by Thanksgiving Day, I was walking with a cane. I never gave up only because of their confidence in my recovery. I am also in PT for a torn rotator cuff. I know I am seeing a huge improvement. I wanted to and I do walk about two miles almost everyday. The TLC and empathy to all the patients is remarkable. Doctors are great and lay the foundation. The physical therapy is the main part of recovery. I am so very grateful to the team at the East 84 Street location. I must add that Audrey speaks to the staff in such a professional manner. The atmosphere is positive. I wish anyone who chooses Professional Physical Therapy a speedy recovery!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I was able to run the entire race without having to stop
I was dealing with chronic IT Band tightness and friction that caused intermittent knee pain for over a year. The pain was manageable for most of 2018 until I completed my 19-mile training run, five weeks prior to the NYC marathon. From that point on, the inflammation and associated pain sidelined me from continuing to run; I had only completed three taper runs in total in the last five weeks leading up to race day. I tried many various interventions in the past, but with a combined approach of dry needling therapy, rehab exercises, and other manual therapy techniques, Noah got me back on my feet and helped me cross the finish line at the 2018 NYC marathon with a 4:06 finish. I was just shy of my time goal, but happy to even finish considering the knee injury. I was able to run the entire race without having to stop at any medical tents along the way too. Thanks Noah and Professional PT!!
I couldn’t have picked a better place
After fracturing my patella, I needed some local PT and I chose Professional (formerly ProEx). I couldn’t have had a better experience. Tina worked out a treatment plan for me, explaining everything – showing clear knowledge of the bones, muscles, tendons, etc. She and Roger and the others were wonderful to me, even the receptionists. They made me feel comfortable and very confident in their ability to help me, which they did, and quickly. They were all right on top of my injury and what it took to get me back up and running very quickly. I guess there’s no better testimonial than the shock of my surgeon when he saw me and saw how well I was doing. To everything he asked if I was able to do yet, I replied “yes” and really he was so pleasantly surprised he asked for some business cards so he could refer others to Professional (formerly ProEx). I will miss the friendly and professional staff… they made it fun.. they worked together.. there was camaraderie.. If I had to go to PT, I couldn’t have picked a better place. Thanks to all of you.
No surgery needed!
I can only say great things about my rehab at this location. My doctor told me to try PT for a few months and if that does not work then I was looking at surgery. I worked with the amazing Jonathan DeMatteis and his wonderful team for about 12 weeks and went from not being able to use my right arm and being in major pain to now being pain free and my right arm is now back to 100 percent. No surgery needed…even my Doctor was impressed! Jonathan and his team really work with you and explain everything to you, I was never rushed and always had someone watching and helping me do my exercises. Everyone is very patient, caring and highly educated in their field. If you are serious about getting the best PT this is the place to come.
Delightful, helpful, and very encouraging
Rachel, Terri, Ken, Justin are delightful, helpful, and very encouraging each time I visited at Professional Physical Therapy. The environment here is friendly. Lastly, Sasha is wonderful, knowledgeable, and outstanding. Praise be to God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. To the entire staff, thank you so very much!
What a life altering experience
It’s unreal to think that today was the last day of my first clinical rotation at Professional PT in my pursuit of attaining my Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). What a life altering experience. To the amazing physical therapists and athletic trainers I worked with up in Mamaroneck – thank you all SO much for being such fantastic role models. I’m proud to have worked and learned alongside you. And to the many patients I was able to work with – thank you for being so sincere and hard working. Blessed is an understatement for being offered this amazing opportunity.
Strong at work
Joel and Ian at Tyngsboro Ma. gave me the tools to Succeed at work. I believe that continuing my PT while I was back at work made me so much stronger and they were able to give me exercise that help me thru the areas that I was weak. These guys gave me quality of work life thanks for everything.
Nothing but praise for her ability and knowledge
I have been seeing Nicole for three different reasons in the last 2 years, I have nothing but praise for her ability and knowledge, she is conscientious and informative. She not only Treats but she cares. What else could you ask for in a physical therapist?
I had had my rotator
I had had my rotator cuff repaired last November and was ready to start PT a month later. My initial plan was to start the therapy at Equinox and then transition into the city where I work. However, after starting the therapy with Melanie Strassberg, I didn’t want to go anywhere else. She is intelligent, knowledgeable, and nice. I was confident immediately that she was providing excellent care of my shoulder, and my surgeon has been extremely satisfied with my results. My entire experience these last 3 months has been nothing but positive – even when Melanie was away, the other therapists (Katie, Rebecca, JulieAnn) knew me and were able to step in and provide the same high level of care and professionalism in a friendly environment. I recommend this group without hesitation.
It was one of the best decisions I made
I decided to go to Professional Physical Therapy for convenience because it was across the street from my office and knew it would be easy to go during my lunch break. Little did I know, it was one of the best decisions I made. Sarah Sinson was my physical therapist and Peter Smith was my athletic trainer. I went in with a rotator cuff tear and bursitis in my right shoulder, which caused severe pain from certain movements, and especially after working out, and after 8 weeks of working with Sarah and Peter, I am happy to say I do not have any pain. Sarah did a great job working on my shoulder and was very gentle and openly communicated everything she was doing. Pete gave me great exercises and stretches to help me get the strength back in my shoulder to get back to fully functioning in the gym. I would recommend them to anyone, everyone was always so friendly and willing to help with anything. It was a great environment and I would definitely go back for another injury, but hopefully I don’t have to. 🙂
I was able to challenge myself
I could not see myself where I am today when I 1st entered Professional PT. The Hartsdale team is strong and supportive everyone from the front desk to the therapist and aides. Mansi is awesome knows when to push you and when you need nurturing to get thru your session. With her dedication and knowledge I was able to challenge myself and push thru the harder days. Returning to the field seemed like a long shot, but though it may take time I know there are more snaps in my future…. Thanks PPT!
This is PT at its best!
I came to PT 3 weeks post op. My therapists Ellen Chang and Ildiko (Ildy) have helped me to regain my my strength and maintain a positive attitude even when I felt down with a wonderful therapy plan that continues to be updated based upon my progress. This is PT at its best! Words of encouragement, smiles and positive affirmations helped my progress even faster than I had hoped for. Everyone there is wonderful, Margaret (Margie), Timothy, Charles always lending a helping hand as well as the wonderful gals who great you upon entering with a big smile. Totally recommend this place. They have helped me so on my road to recovery !
Patient and positive
I just wanted to thank your entire staff, especially Christine, for making my recovery from shoulder surgery a success. Even though I thought the progress was slow, you all helped me to keep my hopes high and never give up. Everyone was patient and positive. I hope the recovery from my back injury goes just as well. Thanks again for everything!
These people are truly PHENOMENAL
I had 3 ankle surgeries. I was in PT for 2 Years before discovering Professional Physical Therapy @ 1250 Waters Pl. 12th Floor (Bronx Hutchinson Metro Center).
I will always remember the first day, July 12, 2017. Vivek calls me to come in and begin his evaluation on me. As I became more and more familiar with the other staff – Louis, Nick Aneta, Africa – they were always professional, encouraging, helpful in whatever manner they could be. These people are truly PHENOMENAL. I highly recommend them. They’re also striving with you to see the results. It is Oct 2017…the progress that I have made is simply phenomenal. The staff honestly cares about their clients and it shows in their dedication and compassion and commitment. Vivek…you’re absolutely the BEST. Louis…thank you for all the times I said I couldn’t and you insisted that I could. ANETA…you’re an angel and you know your stuff. Love you guys. God Bless all of the Staff @ 1250 Waters Pl. 12th floor staff.. You’re a phenomenal team.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
The staff at the Whitestone facility always make me feel like I stepped into an episode of Cheers……where everybody knows your name. And always smiling. An absolute pleasure every visit (L. knee meniscus tears and L. knee replacement which means ALOT of visits).
The help I received from my PT Samantha Sabatino and all the others that chipped in and aided in my recovery….I am so very thankful….beyond words. They pushed me when I needed to be pushed, and reined me in when needed also. All questions and fears answered promptly and professionally. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Samantha and all the staff at Professional Whitestone…..I’ll be back for sure ?
She is a true healer!
I’ve been to physical therapy companies over the years, but this is the best! My physical therapist, Mansi Vakil, shows her skill, caring and professionalism. I have great confidence in her ability.
She took a good amount of time listening to my situation and when there were questions, spoke directly to the prescribing physician. SHE IS A TRUE HEALER! All who work at Hartsdale, therapists, assistants, and appointment staff, are top notch and very encouraging. They give their patients hope. They want nothing more than to make their patients feel good again. I would definitely recommend your company as the one to go to for excellence in treatment and care.
The facility is first class
I would like to thank Han and his associates, C and Nick, for the care and attention that I was given during my recent PT. Their focus and attention to the exercises was excellent and it was a much different experience than I have had at other practices. The facility is first class and all the staff are friendly and accommodating.
Very pleasant and professional
The entire staff in East Hanover, NJ were very pleasant and professional. Lisa greeted me (by name) at each visit. Dan, my physical therapist, was excellent using different techniques to help my knees. Both he and his assistants educated me on the use of the equipment, and made me feel comfortable. Thank you all!
Incredibly knowledgeable, easy-going and systematic
The entire staff at Professional Physical Therapy worked both attentively and conscientiously to facilitate significant recovery for my surgically repaired shoulder.
I felt very comfortable with the pace and approach of the staff, and especially appreciated the 1-1 attention they provided. Throughout the weekly sessions, I gained a greater appreciation for the repetitive routines provided as well as the remarkable patience and encouragement my team consistently provided. A special word of thanks to two individuals in particular, Mansi & Ashley. Collectively, they worked with me from initial consultation through full range of movement. Moreover, they were incredibly knowledgeable, easy-going and systematic in their approach. I would highly recommend utilizing Professional Physical Therapy for any recovery efforts. Sincerely, R. Astree