Passaic County NJ Physical Therapist
Dr. Santagato is a Passaic County NJ physical therapist, licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey. He attended Rutgers, The state University of New Jersey, where he graduated on the Dean’s List with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Studies. He went on to Touro College in Manhattan, NY and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. While at Touro, Dr. Santagato was honored with an academic award for being in the top of his graduating class, as well as a research award for balance testing to prevent falls in the elderly community. Dr. Santagato believes in being up to date with the latest research and techniques within the field of physical therapy to always offer his patient’s the latest therapeutic treatment available.
As a Passaic County NJ Physical Therapist, Dr. Santagato believes every patient deserves an individual treatment program designed specifically to meet the patient’s goals to regain full functional ability. It was this belief that inspired him to open his own physical therapy practice where he can offer every patient what they deserve. Dr. Santagato has gained much clinical experience over the past years in an out-patient, Orthopaedic setting and is comfortable treating all Orthopaedic conditions from pre and post-operative, spinal disorders and sports injuries through hands-on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and modalities.
Dr. Santagato has recently become a Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist to help improve the quality of life for all future and present moms. Dr. Santagato was inspired to help pregnant woman when his wife Kate was pregnant with their daughter Celia and experiencing back pain. Through this course he has become trained on the importance of breathing and corrective core strengthening for pregnant woman and woman who have recently given birth.
Dr. Santagato has always been interested in sports, fitness, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This is what led him to pursue a career in physical therapy where he can help people who are injured adapt a new lifestyle to help them recover from any injury or pain they may have. He believes strongly that through the right program and attitude everyone can regain optimal functional ability.