John Amato, PT, DPT
John is a native New Yorker who earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Touro College – Manhattan. Prior to receiving his doctorate, John earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Touro College, and a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. While studying for his doctorate at Touro, John held the position of Treasurer for the Student Physical Therapy Association. He also co-authored a research study investigating the correlation between ankle strength, range of motion, and fall risk in community-dwelling older adults.
John’s passion for physical therapy sparked from a lifelong engagement in sport and exercise. John has worked as a strength coach and running coach – helping his clients achieve a multitude of fitness goals ranging from competing in powerlifting competitions to completing marathons. John takes pride in bringing his coaching background into the clinic to help his patients achieve their highest level of function. Throughout his time in the field, John’s experiences include acute care bedside, manual therapy, post-surgical, sports performance, concussion, and return to sport.
John has a special interest in treating sports-related injuries and optimizing sports performance. He takes an individualized and evidence-based clinical approach to help patients return to the field, workplace, and the activities they love doing!
When John isn’t in the clinic, you can find him weightlifting in his home gym, running on the Coney Island boardwalk, bike riding the hills of Fort Lee, or finding any other way to stay active.