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.

CONDITIONS TREATED

  • 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)

TREATMENTS USED

  • 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

EDUCATION

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

DOCTORAL COURSES

  • 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

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • 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

Real Stories & Testimonials From Patients

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

    Gail Burneyko

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

    Nancy

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    Ruben

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

    Joseph M.

  • “YOU ARE THE BEST”

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  • “Very Nice Physical Therapy Place”

    Joyce Rakita

  • “To Whom it May Concern”

    Christine Hazel

  • “My experience has been excellent”

    George O

  • “After 3-4 weeks, I was 100%.”

    Gary

  • “DON'T HESITATE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!”

    Mary R., December 12, 2020

  • “ProFysio helped me get back on my feet.”

    Anthony Savarese

  • “A+ in every area”

    Carol C

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

    Stan Ogozalek

  • “Excellent Treatment”

    Sandy R

  • “Excellence”

    Alice Druckman

Stories, Reviews, & Testimonials From Our Patients

  • Improved My Range of Motion Along With TMJ Pain
  • They Helped Me With My Hip and Shoulder Pain
  • They Got Me Back to Playing Pickleball a 100 Percent