NJ PT License # 40QA01101800
Tom was born and raised in the blue collar town of Garfield, NJ. Growing up with a younger brother, they played every sport in basements, backyards, and ball fields in town. Once he got to high school, Tom made the varsity team in soccer and basketball, as well as track and field.
While receiving physical therapy following a right knee injury, Tom found his interest in the human body, injury recovery, and the PT part of health care leading him to the field of physical therapy. In his senior year at Garfield High School, Tom had an opportunity one semester to observe physical therapists in a professional setting at a clinic one day per week. It was at this facility that he made the decision to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Tom then went to Seton Hall University and studied biology with a pre-graduate focus in physical therapy. It was in his senior year that Tom started at University of Medicine and Dentistry, now part of Rutgers University. He is a proud member of the first class in New Jersey to graduate with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
One year out of school, Tom married his wife, Maggie, who holds a Psychology/Masters in Counseling degree, so together they have the understanding of the human body nearly covered. Three kids later, they enjoy being a part of travel soccer, choir and band performances, being with family, and participating in their childhood church community now as a family.