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Meet Our Team of Physical Therapists

Frank Scerbo

Dr. Frank J. Scerbo, PT, DPT, MS
Frank J. Scerbo, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS

Dr. Scerbo holds a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and his specialty is in the area of adult and pediatric orthopedic physical therapy, with a particular interest in post-surgical rehabilitation. Dr. Scerbo is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He currently sits on the advisory board for the Hospital For Special Surgery's Rehabilitation Network.

 

He is a past Federal Affairs Liaison for the New Jersey Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2006-2008. Dr. Scerbo spent the first five years of his career at the Kessler institute for Rehabilitation and his specialty is physical therapy for adult and pediatric orthopedic injuries, with particular interest in post-surgical rehab.

Education:
Doctor of Physical Therapy, January 2004
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ

Master of Science in Physical Therapy, June 2001
Columbia University
New York, NY

Bachelor of Arts, January 1998
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Experience:
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange
Staff Physical Therapist/Outpatient Orthopedic/Sports Medicine/Neurologic
August 2002 - September 2007

Saddleback Memorial Hospital, San Clemente, CA
Staff Physical Therapist/Acute Rehab Unit/Medical-Surgical Floor/Outpatient
January 2005 - June 2005 (Travel Assignment)

New York City Board of Education, NY, NY
Staff Physical Therapist/Pediatric
October 2001 - June 2002
Evaluate and treat pediatric population ages 5-21 Diagnoses Include: Cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, mental retardation, spinal bifida

Clinical Affiliations
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, North Bergen, NJ
Clinical Affiliation Outpatient Orthopedic/Sports Medicine/Neurologic/Affiliation
May 2001 - June 2001

Columbia Presbyterian Center for Sports Medicine, NY, NY
Clinical Affiliation Outpatient Orthopedic/Affiliation
March 2001 – May 2001

Jersey Shore Regional Medical Center, Neptune, NJ
Clinical Affiliation Inpatient and Outpatient Neurologic, Orthopedic, Wound Care, Pediatrics/Affiliation
July 2000 - August 2000

-    wound/ burn, NICU, PICU, Prosthetic  & Orthotic clinic, Aquaciser, Balance Master

Physical Therapy Licenses:
New Jersey
New York
California

Certifications:
Certified strength & conditioning specialist from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS)

Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS)
Back School of Atlanta

Basic Life Support/ CPR, American Heart Association (AHA)

Professional Associations:
Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Past Federal Affairs Liaison for the American Physical Therapy Association NJ Chapter (APTA)

Research: 
Masters Thesis “The Effectiveness of A Lower Effectiveness of A Lower Extremity Exercise on the Biomechanical Parameters in Patients With and Without Knee Pathology” Research was conducted at The Human Performance and Movement Analysis Lab, Kessler institute For Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ (1999-2001)

Awards:
Member of the Rutgers Rugby Mid-Atlantic Division II Championship team (1996) Selected to the Metropolitan union Rugby All-Star Team (1996)

PT Aides

Billing Associates and Office Administrators

Client Testimonials

  • "Going to physical therapy at Scerbo Physical Therapy didn't just provide me with physical healing after having 4 surgeries within a 4 year time period. It provided me with emotional healing as well which made the experience that much better and helped my overall healing process. Scerbo PT is the perfect place for all of your healing needs and the therapists are like no other."

    Debbie P
    Cliffside Park, NJ

  • "Scerbo PT is the one & only place to go to, when anyone, of any age, needs to Rehabilitate from any kind of surgery...I know personally, since I had a "Double Knee Replacement" in 2007 & Frank Scerbo & his Staff, got me up & walking & I can say, today, if not for his skillful hands- on techniques, exercises & fantastic team of professionals, I would not be back at work (Retail), wearing my 3 inch Heels, & Dancing with the Stars... It's the only Rehab I would recommend! The office is Cheerful, Friendly, and provides a beautiful "View of the New York Skyline" on the Hudson... What more can you ask for? "

    Francine K
    his #one patient., Cliffside Park NJ

  • "...Approaching my second hip replacement, I am not dreading my rehab. If this seems like an over-the-top endorsement, it is. Because it's all true. Patients leave Scerbo Physical Therapy with a big smile. Oh, and less pain."

    Patricia N
    Emmy Award winning writer Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lily Tomlin, Rhoda etc. etc.

"We are a proud member of the Hospital For Special Surgery's Rehabilitation Network"