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Dr. Samantha Pico


Offering Individualized Physical Therapy

Dr. Samantha Pico graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010 from Providence College in Rhode Island, where she competed as a D1 track & field athlete. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College in 2015. She then completed extensive residency and fellowship training with The Ola Grimsby Institute in Seattle, WA to hone her skills as an orthopedic manual physical therapist. Dr. Samantha is amongst an elite group of Doctors of Physical Therapy in the state of New Jersey that hold the credential of Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Samantha Pico’s athletic background and professional experience have shaped her clinical style. She integrates hands-on assessment and treatment with specific, individualized exercise prescriptions to facilitate healthy movement, build functional strength, and strike a balance between mobility and stability.


  • Hip Injury or Surgery (impingement, arthritis, bursitis, tendinopathy, muscle strains, joint replacement)
  • Knee Injury or Surgery (ACL, MCL, meniscus, and/or cartilage damage, patellar or quad tendinopathy, bursitis, arthritis, muscle strains, patella-femoral pain, IT band syndrome, joint replacement)
  • Ankle Injury or Surgery (ligament sprains, muscle strains, fractures, tendinopathy, posterior tibialis tenosynovitis, plantar fasciitis, joint replacement)
  • Spine Injury or Surgery (disc injury, radiculopathy, facet arthropathy, instability)
  • Shoulder Injury or Surgery (impingement, rotator cuff tendinopathy or injury, muscle strains, adhesive capsulitis, labral tear, joint dysfunction or instability at the AC or GH joints)
  • Elbow Injury (medial or lateral epicondylitis, mobility deficits, fractures)
  • Wrist or Hand Injury (fractures, mobility deficits, tendinopathy, CTS)


  • Advanced manual therapy techniques
  • Joint mobilization with and without movement
  • Soft tissue mobilization with and without instruments
  • Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression (STEP)
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Gait analysis and modification
  • Taping techniques
  • Home exercise prescription


  • Bachelor of Science from Providence College
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York Medical College


  • Human Anatomy and Histology
  • Kinesiology
  • Professional Practice I
  • Neuroscience
  • Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Clinical Science in Physical Therapy
  • Exercise Science
  • Clinical Science in PT I: Acute Medical and Orthopedic Conditions
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Clinical Medicine for Physical Therapists
  • Clinical Education I
  • Clinical Applications of Research
  • Clinical Science in PT II: Neurologic Conditions and Conditions of the Spine
  • Health Care in the United States
  • Nutrition Elective
  • Clinical Education II
  • Clinical Science in PT III: Pediatric Conditions
  • Professional Practice II
  • Biomechanical Analysis of Gait
  • Seminar in Decision-Making for Complex Patients
  • Physical Therapy in Preventative Healthcare & Wellness
  • Professional Practice III
  • Clinical Education III
  • Public Health and Physical Therapy
  • Clinical Education IV
  • Doctoral Project
  • Advanced Clinical Seminar


  • Residency and Fellowship from The Ola Grimsby Institute (Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists)
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
  • Return to Sport and Discharge Testing
  • Postpartum Fitness Program Design
  • Treating the Endurance Athlete Certificate Program

Our Reviews

Opinions That Matter The Most
  • “I would truly recommend to anyone”
    I have been going to Physical Therapy at the East Brunswick location for 6 weeks and I must say they are extremely helpful. Dr. Sarah is amazing as well as the staff. They treat you as if you are family, which makes the entire treatment pleasant. Ms. Josephine always works around your schedule, which is so convenient. I would truly recommend this location to anyone.
    - Kathleen
  • “Your concern and friendliness were very much appreciated.”
    “Dear Nicole, Sarah and all the staff at ProFysio PT EB, I want to thank you all for making me feel better! The staff always had a smile, even though I couldn’t see it from the mask but could tell by the eye lines! :) I looked forward to the conversat”
    - Laura
  • “love the Aberdeen office”
    “I am so grateful to be going to Profysio in Aberdeen. The staff is awesome, so attentive, funny, knowledgeable and caring on getting you better. I highly recommend anyone to go there.. Cassandra and Christian are the best therapist I have ever met. I have ”
    - Joyce
  • “You can do it!”
    “I was recently a patient at the Old Bridge profysio site and I have to say it was a very positive experience. The entire staff are attentive and supportive, from Dr George to Ginny to the techs and they helped me achieve my physical therapy goals. I highly”
    - Philomena
  • “It was a great experience”
    Dr. George Eskander worked rehabilitation with me for 6 weeks. He is professional, has a wonderful bed-side manner and it was a great experience. I would recommend the services of ProFysio.
    - Mr. Patryn
  • “Not only do you get Professional care, but the staff make you feel like family”
    I had total knee replacement.The care and attention I receive from physical therapists Anthony and assistant Christian was excellent. They pushed me to get to where I had to be in a very caring way. The staff was excellent starting with Lynn, Tess, Amanda and Phill. The facility is COVID compliant and very clean with all the latest equipment. My two son have been to Profysio in the past with sport injuries and they got them back on the basketball court and football field sooner than expected. As a retired Deputy Chief of the Fire Department I totally recommend Profysio
    - Gregory Meyer
  • “Wonderful and Patient”
    If I could give 10000 stars, I would! I have been seen Dr. George and Dr. Jenni at ProFysio for the past six weeks or so. Dr. George and Jenni go out of their way to make sure that I am comfortable and have all of my questions answered. They are lovely to speak with at every appointment. I had a wonderful, and warm experience from start to finish. ProFysio is the place for those who wanted to be free of chronic pains and live a healthy life.
    - Rudy
  • “Recommend to anyone in pain”
    “Excellent service, with some different exercises targeting muscles I didn't know I had. Recommend to anyone in pain.”
    - Daniel Patrick Aschenbach

Why Choose Us?

You Can Live Pain-Free!
  • Our Goal Is To Help You Acheive Optimal Health & Recovery
  • We Accept Most Insurance Plans & Offer Care Credit
  • We Offer Priority Scheduling & Video Consultations
  • We Use the Latest Technology & the Most Advanced Equipment
  • We Offer True One-On-One, Focused & Individualized Care
  • We Have A Team of Highly Trained Doctors of Physical Therapy