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All Doctors and Support Staff ​are 100% Vaccinated.

Due to COVID-19, we have created a multi-modal MEDICAL SAFE ZONE with hospital-grade-eliminating UVC lights, and hospital-grade air filtration that captures and destroys upon contact:

- Three types of UVC lighting units are used constantly, to den...

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MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

Philip Lombardo

PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, PES, CES, NFHS, USATF, MTC

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. Phil Lombardo earned both his undergraduate degree and Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from New York University. In pursuit of excellence, Phil joined the top one percent of the Doctor of Physical Therapy in the country by becoming an APTA Board Certified Specialist in Sports. Dr. Lombardo has distinguished himself as a provider of choice in Sports Medicine and is recognized by the National Federation of State High School Association as a Certified Coach specializing in Track and Field. His expert knowledge as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Sports Performance Enhancement Specialist, and a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, guarantee his patients the highest quality of care. With his unmatched level of determination, Phil won’t rest until each patient is living the best life they can.

Jason de la Bruyere

PT, DPT, OCS, PES, CKTP

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. Jason De La Bruyere started his career with us as a clinical intern and worked his way up to become a Clinic Manager. As part of his dedication to learn and advance as a physical therapist, he has earned additional credentials as a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics, a rigorously challenging certification. He also guides athletes to higher levels of performance as a Performance Enhancement Specialist.​ Jason received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from James Madison University before going on to earn his DPT from Columbia University. While in school, Jason volunteered with a team of doctors, therapists, and nurses and went to Guatemala with the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation, where he helped in rehabilitating both children and adults after hand surgery. He has also presented his research on the abdominal muscles and their effect on low-back conditions at the Combined Sections Meeting for the American Physical Therapy Association. ​

Tim O'Connor

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

With his extraordinary doctoring skills, academic excellence, and a profound mission to change lives, Dr. O’Connor brings a unique presence to the POPT team. At a young age, Tim experienced the life-altering power of physical therapy to change the trajectory of one’s life when he experienced a stroke as a 5-year-old. Throughout his recovery, he was keenly aware of the impact his physical therapists had on his life, which solidified his commitment to become a doctor of physical therapy. Through a culmination of his experiences, Tim is passionate about creating the most unique and personalized care to empower his patients to impact their health positively. ​Dr. O’Connor earned his B.S. in biology and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the prestigious Seton Hall University. He cultivated his academic mastery by conducting a research study on “The Effects of Auditory Stimulation on Postural Sway and Muscle Activity in Healthy Adults” which investigated the impact of various noises on a person’s balance.

Amanda Montalvo

PT, DPT, RYT-200, CKTP, FMSC, PES

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. Amanda Montalvo uses her knowledge of orthopedics and neurology to get her patients back to doing what they love. Amanda is particularly fascinated by the human brain, and has a special interest in stroke rehabilitation and helping people who are living with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Montalvo prides herself on creatively offering each patient the fastest and most sustainable route toward recovery. She is currently a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist and certified in the Functional Movement Screen. ​ Amanda earned her BSc in Movement Science from the University of Michigan and went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University. Dr. Montalvo was an instrumental part of a three-year clinical research project called “Protocol for Clinical Use of Mental Imagery to Improve Gait Post-Stroke,” to help people incorporate positive visualization and mental imagery to improve their walking abilities after strokes.

Joana Cardoso

PT, DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Dr. Joana Cardoso is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who loves working with sports and orthopedic patients of all ages. Joana is intuitive and incredibly supportive as she employs the most current evidence-based treatments to help her patients achieve and exceed their goals. Using skilled manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education, Joana restores functional movement to each person she treats. She is a firm believer that expert care in a compassionate environment provides the necessary mind-body connection to healing. As an accomplished athlete and after experiencing many soccer injuries, Joana discovered her dream of becoming a Physical Therapist. Graduating Cum Laude from New Jersey City University with a Bachelor's in Community Health Education, she then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Kean University. Dr. Joana has been a leader of academics since mentoring first-year aspiring clinicians at Kean. During her graduate coursework, Joana further honed her expertise in Kinesio taping, muscle energy, and presented her mobility research at a leading hospital. With a passion for staying physically active, she spends free time hiking through the mountainsides of NY and NJ. Her love of sports lives on when she volunteers as a coach for the NJ Special Olympics and youth soccer teams. And, you’ll often find her on the sidelines cheering for her favorite US Women’s National Soccer Team and the NJ Devils.

CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION

28 Farview Ter,
Paramus, NJ 07652

CANCELLATION POLICY

We kindly ask that you notify us no later than 24 hours in advance for all rescheduling and cancellations. Thank you.

HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY REHABILITATION NETWORK

Hospital for Special Surgery’s Rehab Network has over 170 therapy clinics recommended by HSS after successfully completing the Hospital’s rigorous inspection and credentialing process.  It provides patients with a resource for locating exceptional, convenient therapy providers in their own communities.

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