Located in the heart of Bayonne in a quiet residential area, Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro Physical Therapy at Bayonne opened in 2007 as the second location of the Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy network. Building on the patient-focused model of care established at its flagship Jersey City location, the facility aims to provide the best physical therapy in Bayonne for local residents with evidence-based practices delivered though highly personalized treatment programs. Their Bayonne physical therapists deliver comprehensive evaluation and treatment services designed to improve impairments, increase physical activity, and restore participation in daily life for all patients that walk through its doors. The small size of the clinic also creates a comfortable environment and allows for a more intimate patient experience that’s facilitated by a friendly and personable staff dedicated to keeping patients satisfied during their entire course of care.
In 2019, Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy partnered with Twin Boro Physical Therapy, which has been providing residents of New Jersey with exceptional rehabilitation services since 1980. As the largest private practice in the state with 27 convenient locations in 10 counties, Twin Boro Physical Therapy prides itself on allowing anyone in need to access their superb care, regardless of where they live. This partnership brings together two highly regarded practices that are run by experts in the field, as many physical therapists at both clinics have more than 25 years of experience. In effect, the Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro Physical Therapy union will afford even more patients the chance to receive the highest-quality treatment in a comfortable setting with a dedicated team that is committed to improving their function, abilities, and quality of life.
MY HOBBIES: I have two children and two grandchildren, and am active in my daughter’s high school, Notre Dame School of Manhattan, where I serve on the core committee. I enjoy spending time with my family in New Jersey, Ohio, and Michigan, especially at the beach.
Ann first developed an interest in physical therapy when she witnessed the improvements her grandfather experienced after he received home-based care from her future boss, Carl Gargiulo, PT, DPT. This interest in the field led her to start working at Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy in Jersey City as a physical therapy aide in 1987, and she then decided to advance her career and obtained a BS in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in 1991.
In 1992, Ann returned to Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy, where she treated patients both in the office and in home-based settings. She joined the Greenville Hospital staff in 2000 and became director the next year until the hospital closed in 2007. The same year, she also played an active role in helping Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy expand for the first time when it opened its second location in Bayonne. Ann went on to become director of the Bayonne clinic in 2016, and has since been responsible for running the daily operations and ensuring a positive experience for all patients.
In her 27 years of experience as a physical therapist, Ann has provided treatment to a wide range of patients that includes all ages and activity levels. She regularly sees a variety of conditions, but specializes in osteoporosis screenings, geriatrics, sports injuries, orthopedics, and worker’s compensation cases. As an active member of her community, Ann also facilitates fall-prevention seminars and health fairs, and does work in several continued education fields, including geriatrics and osteoporosis.
Ann remained clinic director as Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy and Twin Boro Physical Therapy began a partnership in 2019. From her position, Ann will be spearheading efforts to broaden the scope of the rehabilitation services offered at Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro Physical Therapy at Bayonne, and is helping to lead it in new directions that will serve the local patient population in a more comprehensive way. She uses a personalized, one-on-one approach to treatment that carefully guides patients through every step of their progression, starting with impairment and eventually to full functionality. Her management strategy closely correlates with Twin Boro’s One2FourTM Care Model to determine the “right level of health care” for each individual. This unique approach looks at the entire continuum of care for each patient, which ranges from a relatively low level of function—such as immediately after surgery—all the way through to peak performance and return to activity. She also strives to incorporate evidence-based practices into her treatment protocols as often as possible.
As one of the leading physical therapy clinics in Bayonne, the staff is committed to using only the latest evidence-based principles through treatment programs that are personally tailored to each patient based on their abilities and goals. Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro Physical Therapy at Bayonne treats a variety of injuries and disorders that affect movement, function, and participation in daily life, and also offers several preventative interventions that reduce the risk for accidents and injuries. Conditions treated and services provided include the following:
Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro Physical Therapy at Bayonne prides itself on optimizing the patient experience, which starts and ends with the use of a one-on-one approach. From the initial evaluation all the way through discharge, its Bayonne physical therapists work closely with each patient and guide every step of their recovery process, so that they understand how their treatment plan works and are prepared for what to expect along their journey back to full strength and function.
Since opening its doors, Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro Physical Therapy has been focused on supporting and caring for the Bayonne community. The practice not only serves community members within its walls, but also provides care in local hospitals, schools, homes, businesses, and any other location where patients may be in need of treatment. This care for the community has been exemplified in their commitment to treating injured members of the Bayonne Police and Fire Departments, and in their long-running affiliation with St. Anthony High School. For several decades, Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy had a major presence in the school’s nationally recognized basketball program, providing rehabilitation for injured players on a regular basis until it was forced to close in 2017.
Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro Physical Therapy at Bayonne is also deeply involved in community activities beyond physical therapy, and it has fostered close relationships with a number of local organizations and businesses. Founder Carl Gargiulo, PT, DPT serves on the board of Team Walker, a learning center in Jersey City that aims to improve the quality of life for local children through academic and athletic programs, and has had past physicians under a professional advisory committee of Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association and Jersey City Public Health Nursing Service. He’s also been the recipient of numerous awards for his community service throughout his career, including the Christopher Columbus award for outstanding contributions in community affairs, the UMDNJ Distinguished Alumni Award, St. Anthony High School Family Friar Award, Boys and Girls Club Brian Dougherty Community Service Award, and Team Walker Pop Curry Award.
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