Ken Pavlinec Opens Hands On Physical Therapy Clinic in Bricktown
Physical Therapist Kenneth Pavlinec, Jackson, is opening Hands On Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy clinic at 224 Jack Martin Boulevard, Unit E4, Brick, N.J., in Ocean Medical Park. The 3,000-square-foot clinic has a physical therapy department on the second floor and occupational therapy department on the first floor. The seven-person office includes physical therapists, an occupational therapist, physical therapy aides, and front office staff.
Hands On Physical Therapy was founded in 2003 by Pavlinec, a physical therapist and McKenzie Certified clinician (PT, MDT*) with more than 18 years’ experience working in an outpatient, acute, home care setting, and local regional trauma center.
Pavlinec also owns Hands On Physical Therapy, 780 Route 37 West, Suite 210, Toms River, N.J. This clinic, a 2,000-square-foot facility with updated equipment, is in a new professional building. Pavlinec, the chief physical therapist there, offers occupational therapy, pediatric physical therapy, personal training, and nutrition consultation.
Other professional services include pediatric physical therapy and early intervention, sensory integration and autism spectrum disorders. “Everyone on our staff has between 10 and 25 years of experience each,” said Pavlinec, an athlete and marathon runner.
“We offer Anodyne Therapy (infrared light), which was originally used to treat injuries in horses and is now used as a non-invasive, non-drug treatment for patients with nerve damage and pain from peripheral neuropathy.”
Pavlinec also provides Aquatic Physical Therapy at Toms River Fitness, 213 Route 37 East, Toms River. His clinics are the only in Ocean County to be recommended by and are part of the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network, New York.
Pavlinec encourages patients who are having total knee and hip replacements to take his operative education classes at no charge about three weeks prior to scheduled surgery. “These classes,” Pavlinec says, “are based on research, different from what hospitals provide, improve post-operative outcomes.”
When Pavlinec isn’t treating patients in the clinics, he is running marathons, playing on a Toms River men’s softball team, or coaching his daughter’s and son’s recreation basketball teams.
Pavlinec, a 1997 cum laude graduate of Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, completed gross anatomy at Yale University. In 2001 he became one of 750 Certified MDT McKenzie specialists in the world for treatment of pain of spinal origin.
Hands On Physical Therapy clinics are open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Aquatic Therapy is held three times a week. Hands On Physical Therapy offers free transportation to and from appointments. The clinics accept many health insurances and Medicare.
For more information visit www.HandsOnNJ.com or call the Toms River clinic at 732-736-7007 or the Brick clinic at 732-746-3933.
*MDT: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
About Hands On Physical Therapy: Hands on Physical Therapy is the provider of choice for delivering quality physical therapy by having each client see only one therapist during their duration of care. They are committed to systematic evaluations, continuity of care, ethical treatment, based on evidence through research, ongoing continuing education, and skilled hands-on treatment in a friendly, hygienic, courteous, caring and healing atmosphere. This institute’s passion is maximizing the core health and wellness of our clientele.