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About Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro


Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy is a network of four outpatient rehabilitation clinics located in Hudson and Essex Counties.  Since the first location opened in 1984, owner and president Carl Gargiulo, PT, DPT and his staff have provided rehabilitation services to local communities with a patient-focused model and developed a reputation as a mainstay for treatment in the process.  In 2019, Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy partnered with Twin Boro Physical Therapy.  Through this partnership, even more patients will be given the opportunity to access their top-notch care and a team that stands committed to bettering their health.

Meet Your Director

Carl Gargiulo, PT, DPT, OCS

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.


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About Strulowitz and Gargiulo

The Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro 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.  The four locations treat 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:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder conditions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Work-related complications
  • Fracture rehabilitation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Headaches
  • Surgery prehabilitation and rehabilitation
  • Balance and vestibular conditions
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Sports injury rehabilitation and sports injury prevention

Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro 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 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 on their journey back to full strength and function.

Strulowitz & Gargiulo-Twin Boro has made it a mission to actively serve the Hudson and Essex County communities of which it is a part.  In addition to the care provided at each of its four locations, their physical therapists also treat patients in local hospitals, schools, homes, businesses, and any other location where an individual may be in need.  Since they have been in operation, physical therapists at their Jersey City and Bayonne locations have proudly treated members of the respective police and fire departments, and the practice was closely involved in the St. Anthony High School basketball program as the go-to treatment center for injured players for several decades. The Jersey City Medical Center and Clara Maass Medical Center also give lectures and participate in a variety of programs with the hospitals, all of which are intended to improve the health and wellbeing of local community members.

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