Testimonials

I came to Tom for help with shoulder realignment... his pilates based approach targeted the small muscles surrounding my injury and immediately accented the healing process. His home program reinforced the strengthening of the muscles and created a stable environment for my shoulder to recover. The seemingly small work impacted the healing in such a powerful way, I feel my shoulder is stronger than it was before the injury. I couldn't recommend Tom enough for PT. His approach and demeanor appear effortless, but his extensive knowledge provides an incredible framework for recovery and strength. He's great to work with and adapts his experience and expertise to fit the individual, not the "idea of the injury". I wouldn't hesitate to see him again for any PT and anyone who works with him should consider themselves lucky to have found him. His approach is bar none. I'm glad my shoulder healed, but I'll miss working with Tom. I came to Tom for help with shoulder realignment...his pilates based approach targeted the small muscles surrounding my injury and immediately accented the healing process. His home program reinforced the strengthening of the muscles and created a stable environment for my shoulder to recover. The seemingly small work impacted the healing in such a powerful way, I feel my shoulder is stronger than it was before the injury. I couldn't recommend Tom enough for PT. His approach and demeanor appear effortless, but his extensive knowledge provides an incredible framework for recovery and strength. He's great to work with and adapts his experience and expertise to fit the individual, not the "idea of the injury". I wouldn't hesitate to see him again for any PT and anyone who works with him should consider themselves lucky to have found him. His approach is bar none. I'm glad my shoulder healed, but I'll miss working with Tom.

- Jill Raleigh, Montclair, NJ

After having a severe back injury I had terrible leg pains and I was told by most that surgery was probably my only option. After meeting with Tom for the second or third time, I was having instant relief, without surgery! I was able to regain motion and flexibility in a matter of weeks. Now I have moved down to once every 2 weeks with very little to no pain at all. Tom was extremely knowledgeable, professional and determined to see me progress. I would highly recommend his services to anyone experiencing physical pain.

- Adam P., Montclair, NJ

Tom was my physical therapist after I experienced several back surgeries. He was creative and caring in providing services that got me back on my feet in record time. The regime that he taught me has kept me injury-free in the last 3 years. He is a fantastic person and an outstanding and knowledgeable healthcare provider. I have referenced several associates to Tom and they have had similar positive experiences. Anyone would be lucky to have Tom assisting and guiding them to better health.

- Erica B., Montclair, NJ

I have know and worked with Tom Lavosky for a number of years. I have consulted with Tom for my clinical physical therapy needs and physical fitness through Pilates. Tom is the ultimate professional. He begins his treatment/programs by creating a rapport with his clients. He works to understand the total body conditioning (lifestyle, physical fitness regimen, challenges and desired outcome) for each client. His treatments are innovative and effective. In all of my consultations I have had a positive functional outcome and found Tom to be a motivating force.

- Corinne C., Montclair, NJ

Tom combines his expertise as a physical therapist with Pilates in a unique way to give me the support and knowledge I need to maintain a healthy back post surgery.

- Jacqueline C., West Orange, NJ

Tom worked as a partner, not just a clinician. He listened to me, understood my goals and corrected me or said 'yeah, maybe that would work, too'. He has an open mind and is not dogmatic in his approach to healing; it seems like he is on the path with you, not removed from process as a guide, but dynamically involved.

- Kenneth P., Montclair, NJ

When I was recovering from knee surgery (ACL repair). Tom provided the technical expertise, encouragement, and discipline I needed to regain the full use of my knee and return to my active lifestyle. He presided over my physical therapy right after surgery, and worked with me on a transition plan delivering on-going and much-valued consultations over time. Today, I am a fitness instructor and lead classes in step aerobics, weight training, and more. Tom is a phenomenal resource for physical therapy and active wellness needs: recovery from traumatic surgery or minor injuries, tune-ups, evaluations, physical training in advance of trying a new sport -- whatever your need or goal, Tom will help you achieve it.

- Debra C., Montclair, NJ

I had the good fortune to be treated by Tom several times at Montclair Physical Therapy. In every case, he was skilled, patient and kind. I worked with him for a prolonged period of rehab after knee surgery in 2007, and he showed himself to be a talented and inspirational therapist who kept me going for weeks and weeks, from being nearly unable to walk to being well enough to commute via bus to New York City and return to work full time. His kind manner and gentle approach were especially helpful when it came to relearning activities that were suddenly painful and frightening for me. And he helped to diagnose an underlying and dangerous condition so that I was able to be treated for it. He inspires patients to push themselves and encourages them to see and believe in their progress. I feel very lucky to have worked with Tom in rehabilitation and I am very pleased with the results.

- Arlene S., Montclair, NJ

After a visit to my personal physician in connection with a serious back issue I embarked on a one-year process that took me through three different physical therapists (each for 12 sessions), one expensive gym membership as well as two visits to an orthopedic surgeon (who considered surgery).  As my last sound medical hope, I found Tom Lavosky.  After my FIRST visit with Tom, I KNEW that I was on the path to a significant recovery. Tom immediately identified a probable source of the problem, over several weeks provided in-person assistance and subsequently a "Home-Program" as well as offered proactive solutions to minimize future discomfort and reoccurrence. It is now five months since I first met with Tom and I can very happily report that my back feels as good as it has felt, not in years, but in DECADES.  The process was a truly amazing learning experience that I hope will benefit me for the rest of my life.

- Robert, S., Woodbridge, NJ

I came to see Tom Lavosky when I was recovering from back surgery. When I came to Tom I was barely able to walk a mile and scared I'd never be able to return to full activity. Six months later, I was able to bike 50 miles and feeling strong, confident and balanced.  Tom is an amazing clinician, listening carefully and developing an individualized program for each of his clients and he is very knowledgeable about injury and pilates. To top it off, he is a lovely personable guys. I give him my highest recommendation.

- Reva Jaffe-Walter, Ph.D, Montclair, NJ