Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro Physical Therapy at RWJ Barnabas Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) has been providing rehabilitation services in this outpatient department since 2012, when Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy expanded its network to a third location. The treatment facility is located on the JCMC campus and is affiliated with one of the state’s leading medical centers for orthopedic care. Committed to providing the best physical therapy in Jersey City, it features an extensive pediatric therapy staff that treats young patients from newborn to adolescent age, as well as a hand therapy department that includes a Certified Hand Therapist. JCMC also provides teaching and training for residents in orthopedics, which allows its staff to interact with leading orthopedic surgeons in various fields, including trauma, hand surgery, joint replacement, and foot and ankle injuries.
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: Skiing, running, and spending time with my family, including three grandchildren, especially during summers at the Jersey Shore.
Carl Gargiulo’s 40-year career as a physical therapist started with his lifelong love of sports and a desire to help others remain as active as possible in their daily life endeavors, whether that’s on the playing field or around one’s home. His interest in the field led him to New York University, where he obtained his BS in Physical Therapy, and later his MA in Pathokinesiology. Carl eventually went on to further his education by completing his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Carl began working with the late Dan Strulowitz after graduating from NYU, and they went on to become partners, opening Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy in 1984. He remained owner and president of the practice for his entire career before partnering with Twin Boro Physical Therapy in 2019. Carl has worked closely with patients of all ages and ability levels, from pediatrics to geriatrics, but has extensive experience and specializes in orthopedics, sports medicine and injuries, isokinetics, functional capacity evaluations, and work-related injuries. Over the past 10 years, he’s coordinated with local hospital outpatient departments to develop cancer rehabilitation programs. He’s also worked to improve the safety of older adults with regular fall prevention lectures that highlight the importance of mobility and independence.
Carl has been certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and serves as an adjunct instructor at the Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy. He regularly provides lectures at Columbia related to foot and ankle injuries, and has offered instruction on the entire orthopedic curriculum over the years, primarily focused on orthopedic assessments, intervention, and manual therapy.
With the partnership between Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy and Twin Boro Physical Therapy that began in 2019, Carl has been able to continue working towards his vision of providing the best quality care to as many patients as possible. As clinic director of Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro Physical Therapy at RWJ Barnabas JCMC and CMMC, he will be using the new resources available to him to improve and update the services offered with the goal of further optimizing and simplifying the patient experience. His treatment method is focused on assisting patients as they progress through the entire continuum of care, from impairment, to function, and finally to participation, which correlates directly with Twin Boro’s One2FourTM Care Model to determine the “right level of health care” for each individual. Through his educational background and teaching experience, he also makes it a primary focus to incorporate evidence-based principles into his daily practice in all treatment decisions.
As one of the leading physical therapy clinics in Jersey City, 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 RWJ Barnabas JCMC treats a variety of injuries and disorders that affect movement, function, and participation in daily life, and offers several preventative interventions that reduce the risk for accidents and injuries. It also collaborates with JCMC to offer a number of voluntary programs designed to improve health education and encourage an active lifestyle for all patients and community members who participate. Conditions treated and services provided include the following:
Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro Physical Therapy at RWJ Barnabas JCMC 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 Jersey City 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.
Jersey City is comprised of a diverse and vibrant community that Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro Physical Therapy is very much a part of. 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 Jersey City Police and Fire Departments, and in their long-running affiliation with St. Anthony High School. For several decades, Strulowitz & Gargiulo 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 is also deeply involved in community activities beyond physical therapy, and it has fostered close relationships with a number of local organizations and businesses. Clinic director 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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