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

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

    Nancy

  • “The great quality of treatment was fantastic”

    Michele L

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

    Bonnie Werse

  • “Treatment is effective and feels great.”

    Stephanie Pinck

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

    Andrew

  • “My experience has been excellent”

    George O

  • “ProFysio Physical Therapy in Old Bridge is an outstanding and exceptional clinic.”

    Joseph M.

  • “All of the therapists have advanced degrees in physical therapy. Beyond having technical knowledge, the staff is friendly, courteous, caring, and most of all encouraging.”

    Catherine Russo

  • “We would not hesitate to refer our friends and neighbors to ProFysio therapy.”

    Stan Ogozalek

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

    Debbie Mazon

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

    Daniel Palmadessa

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

    Sharon

  • “The atmosphere is upbeat and positive with the utmost of individualized and professional care. I highly recommend their services for a speedy AND happy recovery.”

    Diane

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

    Sharon

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

    Judy

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!