Our doctors of physical therapy provide the most dynamic care and specialize in treating the most complex conditions with incredible attention to every detail. Count on us for getting you back to your life. Your time for progress is now.
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PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, PES, CES, NFHS, USATF, MTC
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.
PT, DPT, OCS, PES, CKTP
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.
PT, DPT, CSCS
With a strong research foundation and a background as a Certified Pilates Instructor and personal trainer, Dr. Heidi Tinter applies her passion for movement analysis to help her patients attain their goals. She prides herself on getting to know each patient and making sure their voice is heard. Heidi continues to teach Pilates and enjoys using the Pilates principles and movements in her treatment plans as she believes the mind-body connection is a vital part of healing. Heidi loves to help her patients reach or even surpass their goals. As a former nationally ranked saber fencing athlete, Heidi knows how important it is to recover from an injury to get back in the game. With this passion, she is committed to providing the highest quality care to each patient.
Dr. Emily Iuppa is a dedicated Doctor of Physical Therapy with a keen eye for movement patterns and affinity for the power of movement. Along with her drive for excellence in patient care, she is pursuing her Orthopedic Clinical Specialty, Strength and Conditioning Speciality, and Functional Movement Screen Certification. Emily provides optimal, unparalleled care and superior results with all her patients and is now humbled to provide exceptional care in her home town of Paramus and also coaches the Paramus High School tennis team. Dr. Iuppa is a proud Spartan alumnus who earned eight Varsity letters in both softball and tennis while at Paramus High School. As an athlete, she understands the powerful impact physical therapy has on one’s performance, well-being, and overall quality of life. Her experiences were a catalyst for her to pursue her doctoral education at the prestigious and well-known physical therapy program offered by Quinnipiac University.
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.
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