Hands On Physical Therapy was founded in 2003 by McKenzie Certified clinician, Kenneth Pavlinec, PT, Cert MDT.  Ken envisioned opening a New Jersey based practice that would set the standard for providing high quality physical therapy care. Since inception, Hands On Physical Therapy has developed a reputation in the local and national community. Referrals from local doctors to Major League Baseball teams including the Detroit Tigers and the Cincinnati Reds are the norm. Through the years Hands On Physical Therapy has added a TMJ specialist, pediatric specialist, aquatic therapy, 1 on 1 personal training, weight management & nutrition specialist.

We specialize in all age groups from pediatrics to geriatrics, sports injuries, orthopedic rehabilitation, total joint replacements, auto injuries, work related injuries, repetitive strains and sprains, pre-surgical care, post-surgical care, headaches, neck pain, back/sciatica pain, TMJ, arthritic conditions, work hardening, pain management, hand therapy, peripheral neuropathy, early intervention, sensory integration, facial paralysis, and neurological disorders.

Our skilled staff of trained physical therapists have extensive experience in all facets of orthopedic injuries which has resulted in referrals by more than 825 leading area physicians.  Check our testimonials to see what former patients have to say and watch out for our 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Physical Therapy Locations in New JerseyHands on PT provides two convenient locations for our valued clients including offsite aquatic therapy.
Our Lakewood NJ Physical Therapy location opened in 2007 to service the areas of Lakewood, Jackson, Howell, and Brick. (400 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 1
Lakewood, NJ 08701)

In 2008, we opened our new 2000 sq ft. facility for Toms River NJ Physical Therapy to replace our original Lakewood location.(780 Route 37 West, Suite 210
Toms River, NJ 08755)

In 2011, we partnered with Toms River Aquatic and Fitness Center to provide aquatic therapy. (213 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753)


Staff of Hands on Physical Therapy

Hands on Physical Therapy is the provider of choice for delivering quality physical therapy in New Jersey by having each client see only one therapist during their duration of care. Hands On Physical Therapy is 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.
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Anodyne Therapy treatment in Lakewood and Toms River NJAnodyne therapy emits monochromatic infrared photo energy(MIRE) to substantially increase local circulation and temporarily reduce pain. Hands On Physical Therapy now provides a clinically proven program that can help reduce the pain associated with peripheral neuropathy and we are the first clinic in New Jersey to provide this treatment! No one in the state has more experience with this program than Hands On Physical Therapy!
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