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Vanessa Vitullo

Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Profile

Vanessa Vitullo graduated from Kean University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and then went on to earn an Associates in Applied Science from Union County College in 2014. In her many years of experience she has worked with a variety of conditions including post-operative, sports injuries, pediatrics, and balance/vestibular dysfunctions. Vanessa believes in an individualized approach to treating her patients and takes time to learn their goals, hobbies and interests. In addition to manual treatment and exercise, Vanessa believes in the importance of what patients can do to help in their own healing process, and prevent injuries. When she is not in the clinic she enjoys yoga, biking, and walking her dog.

Conditions Treated

  • Pre & Post Operative injuries
  • Radiculopathies
  • Injury orevention
  • Low Back oain (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, 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)
  • Gait Dysfunctions

Treatments Utilized

  • Manual range of motion/stretching
  • Advanced manual therapy procedures
  • Kinesiotaping, Leukotaping
  • Soft tissue mobilization, Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Strengthening and conditioning
  • Balance training
  • Gait analysis and training
  • Cupping
  • PNF
  • Stretching
  • Stabilization


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Kean University
  • Associates in Applied Science - Union County College

PTA Education

  • Maitland 1: Essential Peripheral
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Evidence based treatment of Postoperative knees and shoulders