Meet Our Director
Joseph Colasurdo, PT, DPT, OCS
Joe Colasurdo was first exposed to physical therapy when he found himself dealing with frequent skateboarding injuries earlier in his life, and this experience led him to pursue a career in the field. He attended Connecticut College, where he double majored to earn Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology in 2015, and where he was also a member of the swim team for four years. Joe then enrolled at the Duke University School of Medicine, earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2018.
Joe began his physical therapy career working as a home health physical therapist and outpatient orthopedic physical therapist for underserved rural counties in North Carolina for two years. In July of 2020, he joined the Twin Boro Physical Therapy team as a staff physical therapist at the Ironbound Newark location for about one year, then moved on to assistant director at the West Orange clinic for another year before assuming the position of clinic director at the Millburn location.
With a background in psychology, Joe considers himself to be a “psychologically-informed physical therapist” who understands that pain, disability, and loss of function have a multifactorial impact on the patient. He sees each patient as an individual as opposed to someone with an injured body part, and his treatment approach reflects this understanding by treating the whole person. Joe is skilled at managing patients of all types, but he specializes in sports medicine, post-surgical recovery, vestibular/balance therapy, chronic pain, and Parkinson’s disease therapy. He has received a certification in functional dry needling and is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in orthopedics, making him an orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS). Joe has also taken various continued education courses in dry needling, chronic pain, foot/ankle management, vestibular therapy, and Parkinson’s therapy, among other topics, and is a published author.
Joe ensures that all his treatment strategies are based on Twin Boro Physical Therapy’s One2Four™ Care Model. He uses the model as a guideline for helping patients make meaningful short-term goals that evolve into long-term goals, which allows patients to do things they may not have thought were possible before starting physical therapy.
Outside of the office, Joe is an avid mountain biker, snowboarder, and surfer, and he enjoys spending time with his wife Emily and Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Lily.
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