Dr. Erik Hums

Dr. Erik Hums

Clinical Director & Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Erik Hums is the clinical director of ProFysio’s Old Bridge facility. He specializes in orthopedics and manual therapy, and has a passion for providing his patients with the highest quality care. Erik earned his Physical Therapy Doctorate from the Saint Francis University School of Health Sciences in Loretto, PA. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Erik is one of 26 Physical Therapists in the state of New Jersey to hold that title, and one of only two in Monmouth County. Erik has been practicing physical therapy for 9 years, and his goal is not only to help you recover from your injury, but to find and address the underlying cause so that your success is long term and life changing. He has also earned TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Level 1 Medical Professional Certification and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Conditions Treated

  • Low back pain (disc dysfunction, joint dysfunction, muscle spasm, spinal instability)
  • Hip pain (osteoarthritis, FAI, gluteal tendinopathy, total hip replacement)
  • Knee pain (post-operative reconstruction, meniscus tear, patellar tendonitis, osteoarthritis, total knee replacement )
  • Foot & ankle pain (Achilles tendinopathy, medial tibial stress syndrome, plantar fasciitis, sprains/strains)
  • Neck pain (disc dysfunction, joint dysfunction, muscle spasm, spinal instability)
  • Shoulder pain (osteoarthritis, pre/post operative rotator cuff and labrum tears, total shoulder replacement, impingement syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome)
  • Elbow pain (medial and lateral epicondylalgia)
  • Wrist and hand pain (carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains/strains, fracture)

Treatments Utilized

  • Manual Therapy
  • Graston Technique
  • Pain Neuroscience Education
  • Postural Restoration

Education

  • Bachelors in health sciences- Saint Francis University
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Saint Francis University School of Health Sciences
  • Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship - Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Doctoral Education

  • Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I-III
  • Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I-III
  • Cardiovascular Physical Therapy I-II
  • PT Interventions I-II
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Kinesiology and Biomechanics I & II
  • Pathophysiology I & II
  • Geriatric PT
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Examination and Intervention of the Integument
  • Pediatric PT
  • Health and Business Policy
  • Management of the Complex Patient
  • Independent Research Study

Post-Graduate Education & Certifications

  • Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Integrative Dry Needling
  • Graston Technique
  • Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Medical
  • Postural Restoration
  • Pain Neuroscience Education

Memberships & Associations

AAOMPT

Presentation/Speaking engagements

  • Lectures on the diagnosis and treatment of Sacroiliac disorder/disease.

Real Stories & Testimonials From Patients

  • “They listen to you, are concerned about you, and are very, very nice.”

    Charlotte

  • “Dr. John’s combination of expertise, intuition, professionalism, and motivational skills are extraordinary”

    Justin Morreale

  • “The staff is first rate and friendly, I am very pleased.”

    R. W

  • “Without John I think I would have had to stay on medication or have an injection.”

    Judy

  • “I can’t say enough wonderful things about John.”

    Bonnie Werse

  • “What distinguishes Len further is the clear amount of care and concern he shows for each and every patient.”

    Debbie Mazon

  • “If I ever need to undergo PT treatment again, I would absolutely return to this facility!”

    Nancy

  • “I found the staff to be professional, courteous, and conscientious.”

    Andrew

  • “I was not just another patient, which made my recovery so much easier!”

    Previous Patient

  • “The entire staff are friendly, professional, caring and supportive”

    Sharon

  • “Treatment is effective and feels great.”

    Stephanie Pinck

  • “My experience and treatment with ProFysio has been excellent... The entire staff are friendly, professional, caring and supportive. ..”

    Sharon

  • “The great quality of treatment was fantastic”

    Michele L

  • “Working with Dr. Lenny was an excellent experience”

    Daniel Palmadessa

  • “Everyone on staff is professional & demonstrates vast knowledge”

    Gail Burneyko

Stories, Reviews, & Testimonials From Our Patients

  • They Got Me Walking Again

    Hip replacements, shoulder replacement, and neck/back surgery. They got me walking again!

  • Stroke Patient - They Nursed Me Back Into Walking

    They nursed me back into walking, dressing, and feeding myself.

  • Now Able to Squat Without Knee Pain!

    Now able to squat without knee pain!