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James Battaglia, PT, DPT


James Battaglia attended University of the Sciences in Philadelphia where he completed his undergraduate and graduate studies obtaining his Bachelors in Health Science and Doctorate in Physical therapy. His compassion and main interest was for outpatient orthopedics.  In addition to working for Twin Boro, James worked per diem in acute rehabilitation at Southern Ocean Medical Center for nearly 3 years. Here, he treated patients following total joint replacements, and a variety of conditions after patients suffered from an extended hospital stay.

Shortly after graduation, James started working for Twin Boro Physical Therapy in the Manahawkin office and advanced to the position of Clinical Director.  After getting married and relocating to north New Jersey he was named Clinical director of North Brunswick. Since then he has continued to strive towards excellence, providing exceptional care to all patients.  James is now the Regional Clinical Director of the North Brunswick, South Brunswick and Piscataway offices.

James has continued to advance his skill set by taking a variety of continuing education courses.  He is currently pursuing his certification in manual therapy as a CIMT through the Great Lakes Seminars.  James has completed continuing education courses in Lumbopelvic Integration, Mulligan Concept Upper Extremity & Lower Extremity, Sacroiliac Mobilization, Lumbar Complex, Mobilization of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine and Ribs, Myofascial Release to name a few. James applies his evidence-based hands-on approach directly to his patients’ care.  He believes not only in providing extensive manual therapy to help restore dysfunctional tissue, but incorporating a well-rounded individualized treatment plan.

When treating patients or managing other therapists, James implements Twin Boro’s One2FourTM Care Model to determine the “right level of health care” for each individual.  This unique approach looks at the entire episode of care for the patient or athlete. This ranges from a relatively low level of function a patient might experience post injury or surgery all the way through to the peak performance required to return to their prior or preferred level of function. Therapists that skillfully combine manual therapy with evolving functional exercise along the One2FourTM continuum strive to achieve the individual’s “meaningful goals” and “desired outcomes”.


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Maranda Stevens
I never went for physical therapy before and it took me a long time to finally make a phone call. One day, I just decided I’m sick and tired of this pain (I had for an entire year) and I am going to do something about it. This place was great! Everyone was so friendly, helpful & knowledgeable and I am so glad I went. I feel so much better, this therapy really helped me. NOTHING compares to feeling great and getting your confidence back when you felt like a hot mess for so long. My only regret is that I didn’t go much sooner.Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 👍👏😘💃
Thomas Bujnowski
Came to twin boro after having surgery on a torn quadricep, I would 100% recommend twin boro My leg feels stronger than before my injury. Heidi and everyone else at twin boro thank you
g mcneil
The staff is always nice and polite also, the place is always clean / sanitized.
Lindsay Lehman
I highly recommend Twinboro in Bridgewater! Cindy is so sweet, personable, and dedicated to making sure you succeed with your therapy! It was great to work with her while she helped me recover from a broken finger. The entire staff was always extremely friendly - especially Nature who was always a pleasure to talk to when checking in and was always so helpful with scheduling/rescheduling sessions! Awesome place with great people.
Evan Goldman
Writing on behalf of my mother-in-law, who doesn't have Google, but wanted to say that the folks at Twinboro in Holmdel were amazing. They treated her well after her knee replacement surgery, and got her back on her feet (quite literally) in no time. Dean, Jill, and Joe, in particular, were rockstars. 5 Stars all-around!
Linda Generous
I can't say enough good things about this place. The care I received before and after knee surgery was top notch. I highly recommend.
Mitch Helfman
Dr. Michael Borst and his team are UNBELIEVABLE!! My 18 year old son had a debilitating knee problem in both knees that caused him to miss his entire High School athletic career. We had been to multiple physicians as well as multiple PT's, including getting pain injections. No one could figure out the problem or ease his pain. Even walking and standing too long were painful. After a consult with a doctor who thought she identified the potential problem, she referred us to Dr. Borst as only person she knew that could fix him.We drove 3 hours roundtrip to see him 2x per week prior to my son leaving for college. Mike and his team are organized and detailed orientated with great equipment and a very clean facility. They got him running pain free for the first time in 5 years in only 9 sessions! He literally changed my sons life and we couldn't be more thankful. I couldn't recommend him any more highly!
Margaret McIntyre
My hand therapist, Margaret Senn, was extremely knowledgeable and took it upon herself to research my unusual condition. She was able to get me back to full use of my pseudo trigger finger.
Anne McCabe
I just completed my therapy at twin boro and I am so grateful my Dr. recommended me to go here. Jess has been my therapist for 3 major injuries now and she is amazing at what she does. I would not have the results I did without her always looking for the best treatment plan and her expertise. Occasionally I saw other therapists and they were all highly skilled in what they do, kind, upbeat and patient. The entire staff is so welcoming, from the time you walk in the door. Excellent therapists and staff. Highly recommend!
Marcos Miketen
I am undergoing therapy with PT Lady who does her work with a lot of professionalism and friendliness. I am very grateful that you are helping me in my recovery.
Nancy Mynio
Twin Boro Physical Therapy is outstanding. Nicole, Jaceline and the entire staff are professional, knowledgeable and caring. From the first call to set up an appointment to my final therapy visit, it was an extremely positive experience with a great outcome. Many thanks!
Carmel Swaine
Margaret and the staff are excellent. I’m actually heading back to work earlier than expected because of Margaret’s hard work and expertise and a wonderful Hand Surgeon.
Angela Coppola
I finished my physical therapy with Ryan and his associate Max just wanted to let everyone know I feel great. The professionalism was outstanding and if I ever need physical therapy again which I hope I don’t I will definitely go back to twin borough.
Robin Jackson
My experience with Twin Boro North Brunswick was excellent. My therapist Matt Wells was knowledgeable, professional and patient. He developed my plan of care to help me with sciatic back pain. My recovery was extremely successful and my pain is gone.I highly recommend Matt, he knows his stuff!
Susan Lawrence
Highly recommend Twin Boro! I had the best experience, went in hurt, in pain and feeling vulnerable. Graduated from my program stronger than ever. I'm sure, what I learned there will save me from future injuries as well.
Greg Westley
My physical therapist, Franklin, was very friendly and knowledgeable of what I needed to get better and become more mobile. He taught me stretches and exercises that I worked into my gym workout after I leave here. He is a supportive and competent professional.
Elena Schulmeister
A great experience! I had cubital tunnel surgery on the same elbow twice in 3 years; the previous time I used a different therapy provider. Twinboro is so much better!I must also mention Terry, my therapist. Great job, my arm wouldn't feel as good of it weren't for him.
Danny Donohue
I would just like to say that everyone working at Twin boro was very professional and very helpful
Perri Teitelbaum
I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for the incredible care and support that Noreen Boyle has provided to my father in -law during his physical therapy sessions. Her expertise, patience, and dedication have made a remarkable difference in his recovery journey. He looks forward to seeing her twice a week for his scheduled visits.Her positive attitude and unwavering encouragement has not only boosted my father in-law's physical well-being but also lifted his spirits. It's truly inspiring to witness the progress he has made under her guidance. The whole office staff at Twin Boro Physical Therapy in Morristown is such and amazing professional group and everyone is so welcoming and helpful and I want to thank them as well.Noreen's commitment to his rehabilitation is greatly appreciated, and we are so fortunate to have her as part of his healing team.With deepest appreciation,Violet Egoavil
Justine Westrich
Awesome team especially Kristen!! Got me off my cane after hip surgery in a month! 8 weeks later I'm back to normal! Thank you!
Zach Forstot
I injured myself bouldering. Under Sandy’s excellent care, I feel 100% ready to climb again!
O Pereira
Absolutely loved this office and their people. From front desk to the PTs. They really take good care of you and help you get better. Jocelyn is amazing as well as Nicole. I was sad to end my sessions since these girls were so great. Highly recommend!
karen blanchard
Clean facility with a kind and knowledgeable staff. They listen to my concerns and treated appropriately . I came in with severe pain and left feeling much better and the tools to manage my condition in the future.The staff is also funny! A plus when you're feeling miserable and in pain..laughter and a good massage/workout is the best medicine.
Al Strong
Margaret’s therapy post injury of my bicep tear was amazing and back to work.
Jagdish Mehta
Highly deserving recommendation for the best care and concern. All staff members / Physical therapist/PTA Admini. Asso.are skilled Professional with caring Sympathetic attitude and consideration.ThanksAll the BestDr Jagdish Mehta
Maureen Marron
I recently finished OT/ hand therapy at Twin Boro for a broken wrist with my therapist Lacey, and couldn’t be happier with my experience! Lacey was smart, caring, and supportive throughout the whole experience. Her and all of her aides/ support staff helped to make a hard time better due to their welcoming and upbeat attitudes. Thank you!
Today I have completed all my PT sessions for my shoulder and knee.I am immensely grateful to my PT Dr Erick for all the PT hours that I have received under his care. All PT doctors at this location give their best to assist and are very professional. They are very much appreciated for all the care they provide to their patients. The administration and PT assistants do an amazing job and are always available to help in any situation. I highly recommend Twin Boro. Thank you, Team Twin Boro Newark for all you do and for a great experience in helping me out to get well. 👍👍
Kristin and Matt were the best!!!They took good care of me as well as gave me all the info I needed to make my rehab a great experience. I'm thankful for twin Boro for a speedy recovery. All the staff was great and helpful.
Emily L
Kristen was great! Easygoing and friendly. I liked the exercises and feel like i can continue on my own now. Always got a consistent amount of time being worked on and never rushed even when it was very busy. Great location!
bryce fleming
Thank you for all of your help. I appreciate you…Dawn
Jabril Paul
Twin Boro is the best when it comes physical therapy. During my time there I received the best care possible. My Therapist was Ricky. He does an amazing job and really cares about his patients. He deserves a raise for his hard work and dedication. I highly recommend Twin Boro, the entire staff is amazing and they go above and beyond to get you back to 100%.
Jody Viviani
I could barely walk when I came in. Now no hip or lower back pain. Don’t wait to come in! Charmil encouraged me and challenges me to keep doing more.
Michael Wilkoski
Very pleasant, very professional
Mini Verma
Experience was very good with great therapists. Saw a lot of improvement in 20 visits
Simply “superswine” Contagious
Tricia was best pt that I’ve had ever. Since my injury she’s been aiding me through my recovery and the work environment is so positive. I reached goals that I was too afraid to reach. Thank you to the staff and community for helping me through my journey.
Saneisha Mainor
Sue is the best PT in the world and everyone else who works here is very nice and friendly.
Engels T Moncayo
People are very professional and kind with any person that alhave any issue I will recommend to any body to go here thanks
Adele Lombard
It is a very welcoming place. Everyone is ready to help on your journey to recovery ❤️‍🩹! This facility is clean with a great open floor plan! There is never a wait and I am feeling better everyday!! Thank you all who work there! Especially Ann!!
KALVIS “KelSurfPivot” HS
Very professional.. all the staff are very friendly and they make you feel welcome. 10/10 Physical TherapyCarol is the Best🥳
Twin Boro Physical Therapy Center in Lincoln Park New Jersey gives their clients a sense of security.The physical therapist empathize with their patients and gradually push them to their maximum potential.This facility doesn’t see you as a number, they seek to heal and uplift every patient accordingly.I highly recommend them to each and everyone of you reading this review.
Grace Cannistra
Cindy Principato is a wonderful & diligent professional who helped my mom recover hand strength and flexibility and to mitigate her hand & wrist pain.The office staff is warm and friendly whether by phone or in person.
Linda Friedricks
I was a client at Twin Borough Physical Therapy in West Orange because of a recent pickleball injury to my plantaris tendon. After 5 weeks of therapy I am back to playing pickleball! Jaceline DeJean (Pt) and her aides gave me exercises which strengthened my legs. Jaceline was encouraging and taught me to be patient with my recovery. She was fully supportive of my going back to pickleball and taught me what I needed to do to avoid future injuries. Thank you Jaceline! I will definitely call you if I need help in the future. Linda F.
Vanessa P
Twin Boro Union has the best TEAM of therapists in the area. My therapist is Valerie and I love her professionalism and knowledge. I am extremely happy to have found this place after my surgery to repair my ankle ligament. Also, front desk staff and assistants are very friendly and warm. It’s a very comforting environment. Highly recommend!
Naveen Maddali
The physical therapists here are great to work with. They really helped me recover from my injury
ashwini murthy
I had a great experience at twin boro and really thankful to all the therapists there who were friendly and particularly to my therapist Danielle whom I worked with over 5 weeks and also James who was my therapist for about a week. The issue I had was instability in my left knee that made even a simple jog impossible. The steady strength I gained eventually helped me to run and and also feel confident while doing so. I strongly recommend twin boro for anyone requiring phisiotherapy.
Elan Louie
Great staff and very friendly. Eric, the physical therapist, helped me regain my strength in my lower back with the different exercises to help build my core muscles. Highly recommend this place.
Brian D.
Jess and Rob helped rehab me from a pec tear. They gave me my life back!! Forever grateful.
Karen Briggs
I want to thank the Twin Boro Physical Therapy Center in West Orange. Everyone was friendly from the receptionists to the all the physical therapists. Scheduling sessions was easy and there were no problems if you had to reschedule a session. The exercise plan was developed to slowly increase your phyical challenges. And it was a plan that I could work on at home after my discharge.Jaceline and the assistants provided excellent care. I felt so much better after completing my therapy. My doctor was very pleased and commented that everything looked great. I highly recommend this physical therapy center to anyone who is serious about feeling better.
Mike S
I have been to other PT centers in this area, but none shine as much as Twin Boro in Fair Lawn. The team here took my troubled knee from a major problem to rehabilitating it back to active use. Thanks to all of the staff at this wonderful place I am back to doing what I want to do.
Luka Opacic Rodrigiues
The experience here was seriously great. I had Ricky as my PT, and he helped me tremendously on improving my ankle. He and all the staff were extremely friendly and caring with all the patients, including myself. Seriously— if anybody is looking for a place to go, don’t hesitate about trying Twin Boro out.
Ursula Engel
The entire staff is amazing! Everyone is kind, understanding and knowledgeable.
Julio Torres
Great staff, wonderful atmosphere, and above all gets the job done.
Amy Griffin
This review is for the Twin Boro PT in Fair Lawn, NJThe facility: Everything is spotless, you see them cleaning constantly, the patient bathroom is clean.Employees: All employees are kind, polite and make you feel important and cared for. Everyone learns your name, they ask you how you are, they remember if you told them you were doing something special and ask you about how it went. They cheer you on in your recovery. Specifically Jessica was my PT and I felt safe and trusted her immediately. She listens, supports and encourages all while pushing you to do your best. She’s honest and straight forward when you ask questions, but doesn’t scare you, you feel like you will get better, which I did to the best of my ability considering my injuries.I would not hesitate to use this PT center again and would recommend to my friends and loved ones.Appointments: Appointments are easy to make and they are ready for you when you walk in.Parking: Parking is easy, either directly in front of the building on the street or across the street in a lot. I never had trouble with parking.Thank you Jessica, Amanda and everyone else!
Kitty Brindisi
My therapist Karolina was amazing. My whole experience with Twin Boro was extremely gratifying to me. Thanks for the road back to recovery
Tom Newman
This is a great place to receive physical therapy. Luke and the team are personable and attentive; they work closely with you to develop a personalized approach to improve your specific injury. I would highly recommend their services.
Alexa Rodriguez
My experience at Twin Boro has been great. I called after being referred by my neurologist and I was scheduled for the next day. I attended for a few weeks and was given exercises by Matt Wells. He helped me relieve a lot of the tension in my neck and back and was incredibly kind the entire time.
Arlindo Araujo
Friendly and caring staff. Kasia and others helped me with a year long therapy. Highly recommended!
Donna Wanat
I just recently had knee replacement surgery and came to Twin Boro for my out patient therapy. I worked with Kris and he is an excellent, caring and compassionate PT. I highly recommend Twin Boro!
Michael Austin
Had a great experience at Twin Boro, with Matt Wells. He helped me regain my strength and helped me eliminate my limping due to Achilles tendinitis.Also set me up for success with a home program to continue with after PT
Ashwani Bedi
This place is amazing. Not only are the staff super helpful and follow up, Chaya is a wiz at her work… plus the chocolates she keeps around are pretty good too! It was such a stroke of luck that we found this place.Great work guys! You are the best.
Devon Burgess
Twin Boros Physical Therapy in Fairlawn is exceptional. The physical therapist and aides are professional and welcoming. It's environment is clean and inviting; most importantly, you'll see results. I highly recommend this place.
Wendi Looney
The atmosphere is relaxing and everyone is on spot with their duties. The therapists are excellent!
jeketha richardson
I am very great for the team came to them very badly injured with back injury and now I feel great. Still going to therapy. Great people great attitude great motivation to make you want to get better when you go there.
Alessandra Colón
Eric was a great physical therapist! They all push you and give you great motivation through the pain and the journey to recovery. I’ll be back on the college softball field thanks to Twin Boro !!
This is my second time going for physical therapy here. They have taken great care of me and my issues. Olivia, Rob, and all the employees and office staff {Amanda and Kiersten} are excellent. I have referred them to everyone I know. I will be seeing them all again when I need more P/T.
Marcy Jackson
I want to express my deepest gratitude for all the kind and compassionate team of Twin Boro Physical Therapy in West Orange NJ especially my personal therapist Jaceline who has helped me to regain my mobility and encouraged me to maintain it. I give Jaceline a 5 star ratings. Thank you so much.
Ada Rose Wagar
everyone is super nice and supportive!!!! they really helped accommodate my busy schedule and gave me exercises i can continue doing to ensure my injury doesn’t come back.
Turner Marks
I was told about Twin Boro by a family friend and the experience was nothing short of amazing. From the enthusiastic desk staff to the strategic and kind PTs, I looked forward to getting healthy despite the struggle of many workouts. Jessica was primarily my therapist (others filled in when scheduling conflicts were present) and each session I felt that I was gaining in strength or knowledge of the injury. I dealt with tendinosis in my left shoulder from intense rock climbing and within one summer was able to go back to competitive training. Each session I was pushed not only by the therapists, but by the common drive of each person also working hard to improve injuries. I look back very thankful for the growth and healing I had here.
Lisa B
I highly recommend Twin Boro in West Orange. You are immediatley greeted by great staff assisting with scheduling and insurance needs. Dr. Jaceline DeJean is excellent and the reason why I made such quick progress. She explained my injury, all exercises and treatment. She is very personable and and easy to ask questions. Her knowledge and passion for PT and helping all her patients shines through at every visit! This is the place to go!!
Erika Diaz
Alyssa is a very professional therapist, helped me out with my Achilles tendon pain. I highly recommend this location; everyone is super helpful, and the environment is very welcoming. If I could rate a 10/10 stars i would!
Sheri Sagala
A girlfriend of mine recommended twin borough in Westwood. Never having to go for physical therapy in the past. I did not know what to expect. I was a little worried and very concerned about the pain my hands. This is when I was greeted by a very warm and friendly receptionist named Jean. She made me feel right at home, she was friendly and very helpful. Then I met Franklin, who would be my therapist for the very first time. He was very knowledgeable, warm and caring, and I have to say, so comforting. ,that he seemed to know everything that was going on with my hands, he knew exactly how to Help me with the pain. Through massage and exercises, Franklin was able to relieve the pain, and help me be able to resume my everyday activities. I highly recommend Twinboro physical therapy in Westwood New Jersey. The entire staff are not only knowledgeable, they treat each and every person as if they are family. It’s a wonderful atmosphere to be in and when you’re hurting and need help, they know exactly how to help and treat you. Special thanks again, to Franklin for the excellent treatment.
Adrienne Minet
I would recommend this place to anyone who needs physical therapy. The entire staff (Therapists, Aides and Admins) are excellent- friendly, professional and accommodating. My therapist, Matt, is very knowledgeable. He evaluated my progress periodically and adjusted my exercises accordingly. I’m very happy with my experience here.It’s been six months, and I have an update to my review. I got a new doctor who said I have a problem with my ankle and prescribed physical therapy to correct it . Naturally I returned to Twin Boro, as my previous experience with them was so positive. They did not disappoint. Matt was again my therapist , this time to work on correcting my ankle and balance issues. Matt and his team, Claudette and Nature, were wonderful, and I’m so happy with the results. My ankle is stronger, I’m walking more comfortably and have minimized my use of my cane. As I do the at-home exercises they provided I’m getting even more confident and stronger. I again rate Twin Boro, as well as Matt and his team 5 Stars.
Brittany Markiewicz
The staff at Twin Boro has been so knowledgeable and helpful! They were able to work around my busy schedule and each therapist I saw was great!
Janetta Trochimiuk
I just completed six weeks of therapy for my knees; came in limping and in terrible knee painas well as for severe plantar fasciitis pain in both feet. I a very pleased to say my situation has improved 99%! Franklin, my therapist was excellent! He is extremely personable and knowledgeable in human physiology and explained and answered all question in easy to understand layman’s terms. The whole team was very responsive and engaged in providing excellent care and service. I highly recommend Twin-boro of Westwood! No doubt!
Marissa Lecessi
Twin boro has been my best PT experience to date. I started in June, fairly quickly after my my first call. I’ve gained a lot of strength back. They are quite knowledgeable about hyper mobility and how this affects my progress. I’m very grateful to Danielle and everyone else who keeps the studio so sanitized and safe. I was given a treatment plan to manage going forward past my insurance covered appointments. I will be back here if any further issues arise.
Carol Hazlett
Twin Boro Physical Therapy in South Plainfield is outstanding. Working with Corrine the office manager was a dream. She did whatever she could to make the appointments work with my crazy schedule. Alyssa the physical therapist was fantastic. One of the best we have ever worked with. She knew when to push and when to back off and did everything in her power to accomplish the goals we had. She is a credit to the physical therapy profession and if anyone in my family needs PT in the future we would seek out her services. The entire staff at this location is fantastic to work with. The PT assistants do a great job in helping out the patients too. All in all Twin Boro helped make a very difficult situation much easier to deal with. Thanks for a job well done.
Deborah McWilliams
This was a great place for me to do my physical therapy for my knee. The staff was professional, yet friendly, helpful and answered all of my questions. The staff kept me laughing and made the physical therapy sessions easy and fun. I like the fact that they have early hours. The location was clean and near public transit as well as a parking lot is provided. It made my physical therapy less of a burden and more of a joy. I highly recommend them and should the need arise in the future for more physical therapy, this is the place I will be returning to.
Isaiah Beals
From start to finish, I was given amazing treatment. Dr. Nicole Riela, Dr. Jaceline Dejean, Ben, Chris, & Nicole all made my rehab experience exponentially better not only with their expertise, but their awesome personability; started out hurtin & a lil upset that it would take long to get back to martial arts, but in only a little over a month, I was all fixed up & back to training like I used to! Even the desk staff, Rebecca & Christian, were great to talk to & very accommodating when I had some schedule conflicts. Twin Boro Physical Therapy is DEFINITELY where you wanna be if you want all around great service.
peter g
Place is the best. Joe and Dean are top notch therapists. Fixed the issues I needed in 6 weeks time. Great atmosphere, and everyone who works there are great people. Everyone, from the therapists to assistants who help to the desk clerks who can change my appointments with no issues if need be. I may be healed and feeling better, but my healing has stopped me from going to Twin Boro and seeing the great people I met along the way, including other patients who were so nice. Ill genuinely miss everyone there and if anyone sees this review and needs a Physical Therapy place, trust me, go here.Shoutout to my man Joe, thank you for everything.
Marianne Grocela
My experience at TwinBoro Physical Therapy was excellent. Brian is very knowledgeable. He provided me with strengthening exercises, and treated my pinched nerve with pain relieving massages and stretches. The entire team of physical therapists, assistants, and office personnel are kind, friendly, and patient. I highly recommend them.
K Usman
The care and concern that all the staff show here is unmatched. My therapist, Sue, was incredibly kind and knowledgeable. I made the right call in signing up for this location!
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