Professional Physical Therapy Celebrates National Athletic Training Month in March

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Physical Therapy Practice in the Northeast Recognizes Athletic Trainers for their Dedication to the Care and Safety of Student-Athletes

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On countless occasions, our Athletic Trainers have acted quickly, provided emergency care, and have saved lives.

Professional Physical Therapy, a leading provider of outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, joins the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) in recognizing the critical role of Athletic Trainers (ATs), both on and off the field.

During the month of March, Professional Physical Therapy is raising awareness about the Athletic Training profession, while recognizing their own ATs for the compassionate care they provide to student-athletes. The company will piggyback on the NATA’s theme “ATs Are Health Care,” and activities will include weekly trivia questions and a social media campaign led by local student-athletes.

The company also launched Athletic Training month initiatives with two local sports teams — the Iona College Gaels in New Rochelle, and St. John’s University Red Storm in Queens, NY. During recent basketball games, Professional honored the schools’ Athletic Trainers with ceremonies on the court, including plaque presentations to their athletic training staff.

Angelo Marsella, Partner and Director of Sports Medicine at Professional Physical Therapy said, “March is always an exciting time, as it gives us the opportunity to shed light on the contributions Athletic Trainers continuously make to getting injured athletes back in the game. They work hand in hand with our physical therapists to provide athletes with the highest quality care from the time of injury until they’re cleared to return to play. On countless occasions, our ATs have acted quickly, provided emergency care, and have saved lives.”

Professional Physical Therapy provides Athletic Training services to more than 40 schools in the Northeast, offering a continuum of care that includes early recognition and evaluation of injuries, fast tracked physical therapy appointments in all 178 clinics, and referrals to top medical professionals. For more information and a list of Professional Physical Therapy locations and services, please visit

About Professional Physical Therapy
Professional Physical Therapy, headquartered in Melville, New York, is a leading provider of outpatient physical and hand therapy and rehabilitation services throughout the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Professional’s patient-centric treatment philosophy is focused on providing exceptional, compassionate care to the entire person, and not just their injury. Their licensed Physical Therapists design customized treatment plans, using the most innovative therapeutics, to help patients achieve and exceed their goals.

Founded in 1998, Professional operates 178 outpatient physical and hand therapy centers: 152 are standalone, and 26 are located within other places of business, including Equinox and Blink Fitness Centers. Professional Physical Therapy also operates a 20,000 square foot sports performance training facility in Garden City, NY, as well as a fitness center in Copiague, NY.

Recognized for its clinical expertise and exceptional patient experience, Professional has been honored as the recipient of the 2016 ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine magazine’s annual Practice of the Year award, and was recently the only physical therapy company to be named among the best workplaces in health care by Fortune Magazine.

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