About PTCOE

We use the latest research and techniques available to heal our patients faster and teach them how to stay well. We invite only the most caring and compassionate staff on the cutting edge of our profession to join us, and we invest in their professional growth. We promote health and wellness in our community and beyond with a spirit of service and giving.

- PTCOE Mission -

Our Reviews

Harrison Brakewood
Harrison Brakewood
13:50 15 Oct 19
I had an amazing experience coming here for knee pain I couldn't shake. I worked with Jill over a ~6 week period and she really helped to diagnose the cause of the injury, as well as helping to treat the symptoms. She gave me corrective exercises and stretching tips to take home, and was an amazing resource throughout my time visiting. I'd highly recommend her as a PT, and the entire staff and the office was amazing as well.
Minit Humud
Minit Humud
15:24 14 Oct 19
Jill Lipari is one of the best Physical therapist. My experience with Jill has been fantastic she's highly knowledgeable, passionate about her work. Has helped me recover from back surgery and neck injury and then some. She has gone above and beyond for me and does so for all her patients. If you're looking for the best definitely recommend Jill Lipari.
Stephen Stroud
Stephen Stroud
17:58 27 Sep 19
Excellent and professional therapy services. My son experienced great results and highly recommended.
Donna Kaestner
Donna Kaestner
14:37 19 Sep 19
If I could give Jill 10 stars, I would! I am a Pole fitness instructor, and instead of having me go through the standard physical therapy for a shoulder injury, she customized my therapy for the specific movements that I need to be able to do. She is extremely knowledgeable, caring and motivating. I highly recommend Jill and wouldn’t think about going anywhere else!
Amy Dahl
Amy Dahl
16:39 17 Sep 19
I visited the Physical Therapy Center of Excellence in my second trimester of pregnancy for some nagging low back pain in my sacroiliac joint. I saw Jill DPT who was wonderful, thorough, professional, and supportive! She was able to clearly diagnose the problem, make suggestions as to the cause, and gave me a plan to manage this symptom with exercises at home. I highly recommend Jill if you're a pregnant/postpartum patient looking for a Pelvic PT. Additionally, I recommend the Physical Therapy Center of Excellence as a really nice, clean, extensive facility to get your PT work done if you're looking for a PT practice in Central New Jersey. The front desk staff was so professional, working to get me an appointment quickly when I was in pain, emailing me the new patient paperwork to bring to my first visit, and also doing all the legwork with my insurance. Billing was prompt and affordable!
Payton Uhrig
Payton Uhrig
22:50 15 Sep 19
I highly recommend Rick and his staff! My daughter received therapy following ACL surgery and we were very happy with the attention she was given. We appreciated the time they took to listen and answer our many questions. This close attention and encouragement from the staff enabled her to return to the game she loves!
Beth Pinajian
Beth Pinajian
01:47 06 Sep 19
I received exceptional treatment post knee replacement from PTCOE. Each staff member was a part of a collaborative team and contributed to my rehab. The PTs are doctoral level trained with specialty qualifications in their fields. I would highly recommend this to anyone who needs physical therapy. The people work as a team in a friendly, collegial atmosphere. They utilize methods that I have never experienced at any other facility. You are treated with respect, and as though you are their only patient. Rick, Karin, and Jill are all highly trained, know their jobs and are attentive to all your concerns. They are very experienced and stay current in the latest treatments for their patients. Kristie and the office staff are always there to greet you with a smile, schedule appointments and follow up on insurance coverage. I never thought I would ever say that I'm going to "miss" going to PT. But this is a place I would recommend in a heartbeat.
Diane Pabst
Diane Pabst
14:29 09 Aug 19
I had therapy for a knee problem from Karin. She did a great job and was very thorough and caring. Their facility is great and the staff is very helpful.
Gaurav Gangoli
Gaurav Gangoli
13:10 27 Jul 19
Both therapists are fantastic! Realistic with effective courses of treatment, and willing to take the time to explain everything thoroughly. Helpful staff, all the right equipment, and good music too! They helped me heal my arm like nothing else could, and I had a big improvement in quality of life. I'm very grateful to them for that. Highly recommended!
michele hoffman
michele hoffman
19:03 26 Jun 19
I am very pleased that I took my daughter to the Physical Therapy Center of Excellence for physical therapy for a recent tear to her ligament. Rick Richardson designed an exercise program that was specific to her recovery. He was careful to book appointments so he could provide undivided attention but did all that he could to make himself available around our schedule. I would high recommend Rick and the facility. Hopefully, there will be no more injuries...but if there are, we will be back to see him without a second thought
Patrice Whitehouse
Patrice Whitehouse
20:10 23 Jun 19
Rick and his staff are very professional and friendly. Therapy exercises were productive and easy to continue at home. I would recommend him to friends and family.
Marianne Rivello
Marianne Rivello
22:49 13 Jun 19
I had an incredibly positive experience with Rick and his team and PTCOE. From the moment I walked in I was greeted by a friendly receptionist and Rick was incredibly patient and knowledgeable when it came to explaining how to heel my injury and get me back to doing the things I enjoy. He was always challenging me and encouraging me along the way. I am happy to say I will not need knee surgery if I continue to listen to my body and follow the strengthening exercise routine Rick has created for me. I highly recommend the dedicated and professional staff at PTCOE.
Mehul Shah
Mehul Shah
21:17 03 May 19
I had only one session with Karin almost a year and half ago. I have to stop as it is too far for me (45 min drive one way). even after I stoped after one session, Karin was following up about my health and assisting for good posture she shown me in session. Today I am suffering from Sciatica and don't find any good PT near me, I hope I find good human being and PT like her.
Laureen MacEachern
Laureen MacEachern
23:13 07 Jan 19
Outstanding expertise! True partners in my rehabilitation and helping me to achieve my goals. Highly recommend!
helen albano
helen albano
03:35 22 Dec 18
I have been working with David Kitchen, the personal trainer for about 5 months. I would highly recommend David. He is excellent. I hate exercise but an hour with David flies by. I feel great when i am done and look forward to the next session. I have a history of a very bad back, and ever since i have been working with David, my back has gotten much stronger. The facility is clean, fully equipped with lots of great equipment and the staff is very professional and friendly.
Thomas Hamberger
Thomas Hamberger
02:56 03 Dec 18
Rick did 2 of my shoulders and I wasn’t giving much a chance with it being my 3rd and 4rth shoulder surgery! He is a genius and knows everything about fixing any body part! Especially my shoulders! I wouldn’t pick another place! Thank you Rick I feel awesome!!
Randy Jones
Randy Jones
11:13 29 Nov 18
Rick and his team are the best. Because of Rick I am back from surgery living an more active life.
Richard Cash
Richard Cash
21:12 18 Nov 18
I chose Physical Therapy Center of Excellence based on 3 criteria: they were part of my healthcare network, the location was close to home and the website provided detailed information and bios. My first visit was very positive and everyone was super-friendly. I met with Rick and he explained in great detail (much more than my foot doctor did) exactly what the damage was to my tendon and foot, as well as what his recommended plan for rehabilitation would be. Coincidentally, Rick had suffered the same injury years earlier so he was able to speak from his personal experience. The facility is extremely clean and inviting with large windows letting in lots of cheery sunlight. As the weeks progressed, I accepted the fact that it would be a stubborn recovery and charged forward during each visit in an attempt to get myself healed quickly. Rick is fantastic at figuring out how much to push without going too far but still getting as much benefit from each exercise as possible. On days when I didn’t work with Rick, I’d work with Karin, who is just as terrific as Rick. As a practice, they are very committed to training upcoming therapists and I also had the opportunity to work with an incredible intern named Deirdre who was there for 10 weeks during my 12-week program. While I hope I don’t need physical therapy again any time soon, I can say with 100% certainty that the only place I’ll go when I do need it is back to Rick, Karin and the team – I would strongly and enthusiastically recommend them to anyone looking for a personal and results-oriented physical therapy experience.

Minit Humud Pinto
Minit Humud Pinto
15:28 14 Oct 19
Jill Lipari is one of the best Physical therapist. My experience with Jill has been fantastic she's highly knowledgeable, passionate about her work. Has helped me recover from back surgery and neck injury and then some. She has gone above and beyond for me and does so for all her patients. If you're looking for the best definitely recommend Jill Lipari.
Donna Kaestner
Donna Kaestner
14:38 19 Sep 19
If I could give Jill 10 stars, I would! I am a Pole fitness instructor, and instead of having me go through the standard physical therapy for a shoulder injury, she customized my therapy for the specific movements that I need to be able to do. She is extremely knowledgeable, caring and motivating. I highly recommend Jill and wouldn’t think about going anywhere else!
Jo-Ellen Beotsch-Yuhas
Jo-Ellen Beotsch-Yuhas
11:16 18 Jun 19
Rick and team made my experience a positive one. Everyone was friendly, caring and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them. If I ever need therapy again I wouldn't think twice about going back! Thank you for everything!
David Stahl
David Stahl
20:06 29 Nov 18
They've done a great job on my plantar fasciitis, mid back pain and knee pain. Although I enjoy the prescribed exercise routines, I am hopeful I will not need every joint in my body treated. 😃
Bonnie Kirschner
Bonnie Kirschner
23:21 15 May 18
I had an excellent experience at this center. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and extremely capable. I suffered from an injury for several years and three different PT therapy centers. A combination of massage, stretches and strengthening exercises by the PT Center of Excellence has made a difference and I am now optimistic that the problem has been resolved. Thank you!
Faye Dolan
Faye Dolan
15:32 11 Nov 17
The staff at PTCoE is not only professional and knowledgeable but kind and caring. This is a real plus when you know you have to exercise the affected area and you are uncomfortable and fearful that the exercise will make it worse. The gentle guidance and encouragement leads to confidence that as time goes by you will improve.
Ellie Nemeth
Ellie Nemeth
20:41 25 Oct 17
The entire team at PTCoE is great! Professional - yet friendly. The facility & equipment is top notch.Rick is the Best! I had been to other physical therapy groups for the same hip problem but none of them ever brought me the pain relief that I have now. Rick always explained the "how & why" of the exercises and stretching. I continue to do some routines at home. I highly recommend Rick and his staff at PTCoE.
Tim Janes
Tim Janes
22:08 12 Oct 17
The entire team at PTCoE is very professional. I started going after I sustained a severe left ankle sprain during a soccer game. The environment is welcoming and warm. I was always pushed to take the next step in my care when both I and Rick saw fit. There was no being held back, but also no being pushed beyond my limits. I looked forward to going to my PT sessions (even though I had to work out). They got me back up and running to play the sport that I love! Highly recommend this outstanding practice.
Steve Coy
Steve Coy
01:59 31 Aug 17
Rick and his team were terrific. This was my first PT experience after arthroscopic knee surgery, and it could not have gone better. Highly recommended
Diane Reubelt Kiel
Diane Reubelt Kiel
12:28 18 Aug 17
When my teenage son, a competitive swimmer, was diagnosed with a congenital problem with his knee, his doctor referred us to Rick. Not only did Rick work with my son to strengthen his knee, eliminate his pain and get him back in the pool, but he also prepared him with exercises he can use on his own to maintain his knee stability. Rick, Kristy and their team have created a fun and caring professional environment that makes working with them a pleasure!
Paul Gausman
Paul Gausman
13:07 16 Jun 17
Rick, and everyone else at the Physical Therapy Center of Excellence, are the best! I received excellent treatment for both my Achilles tendon and my back problems. I was struggling with back pain for years, even tried epidural injections. The injections helped somewhat, but Rick's therapy sessions helped me turn the corner and get the pain relief I really wanted. Now I'm virtually pain-free, and Rick's exercises help keep me that way. And my Achilles tendon issue, which takes a long time to heal, is much improved, also. The people at the Physical Therapy Center of Excellence are wonderful! They are kind, friendly and genuine. I always look forward to going there. After trying several other physical therapists, I have finally found the right one for me!
John Kittle
John Kittle
21:05 20 May 17
I used PTCoE to help with shoulder issues I was having. Due to my work schedule, I required evening hours, and Kristy worked wonders to get me in at times that worked for me. I had the pleasure of working with both Rick and Karin, and both are exceptional, caring professionals who understand the patient's limitations, and work within those, while always pushing you to do more (aka get better). I used their services for 6 months, and would not hesitate to recommend them. They made a difference in my life, which I'm very grateful for!
Thomas E Robinson
Thomas E Robinson
21:04 19 May 17
Not only was it an excellent experience that made my recovery pleasant. The staff was very nice and helpful with appointments. Also, Rick helped out with the small issues that were important to me. Such as what to use outside of his care with different apparatuses and where to purchase them. Thanks you
Lynn M Ingemi
Lynn M Ingemi
15:07 10 May 17
Rick and his staff are all excellent in their various assignments, efficient, effective and highly professional. The care that I received in the rehabilitation of my knee after replacement surgery was outstanding and I am currently fully functional and back to all normal routines and physical activities. I highly recommend the Therapy Center to any and all who are in need of any kind of rehab protocol that will assist in reaching the desired results.
I can't say enough great things about Rick and how he got me walking again without a boot or knee brace. I came into his office a bit of a mess and upon discharge left with confidence he gave to continue getting stronger on my own. Thank you Rick, for helping my body heal. Coming to see you was one of the best decisions I have ever made 😊
Trixi Tata
Trixi Tata
16:18 21 Dec 16
I would definitely recommend Physical Therapy Center of Excellence to anyone in need of PT. The entire staff is courteous, helpful and friendly. In addition to making my hip feel better, they helped me understand the process as well as educate me on exercises I could do to keep my hip healthy. If I am in need of PT in the future, I will absolutely be seeing these folks!
Mary Lindewirth
Mary Lindewirth
22:07 23 Sep 16
My son went to Rick after separating his shoulder in a hockey game. Rick really took the time to teach my son how to tape his shoulder, what gear he needed to wear to prevent further injury. He also provided great physical therapy sessions to ensure he healed properly. I would highly recommend The Physical Therapy Center for Excellence. They provide a great service from the friendly office manager to Rick in PT. Rick is also a shoulder expert so that was a bonus!!!
Kimberly Drake King
Kimberly Drake King
03:01 14 Nov 15

Our Team

Meet the team behind NJPTCOE

Rick Richardson
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Karin E. Peterson
Doctor of Physical Therapy
David Kitchen
Personal Trainer
Kristy Carrico
Office Manager and Billing Specialist
Marianne Robustelli
Administrative Assistant
Kerry Richardson
Marketing & Finance
Kyle Reed
Aide

Our Services

We use the latest research and techniques available along with a collaborative
approach that emphasizes patient education to get you better, faster.

We are in network providers for Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna and United Healthcare.

If we do not currently accept your insurance we are happy to work with you to find an out of pocket rate that is fair and manageable.

Physical Therapy
Specialities
    • Orthopedic Certified Specialist
    • Sports Certified Specialist
    • Certified Integrative Manual Therapist
    • Manual Therapy
    • Graston Technique
    • Functional Movement Screens
    • Sports Performance Screens
    • Titleist Performance Institute Golf Assessments
    • Balance Assessments
    • Kinesiotaping
    • Athletic Taping
    • Electrical Stimulation
    • Ultrasound
Personal Training

Specialities
    • Sport Specific Training
    • Injury Prevention Training
    • TRX Suspension Training
    • Battle Ropes
    • Shadow Boxing / Sparring
    • Weight Loss
    • Muscle Mass
    • Event Training
    • State-of-the-art Facilities

Patient Resources

On your first visit you will be scheduled for an hour with your therapist (one on one) so we have the opportunity to discuss your problems, take a thorough look at you, and come up with a plan for how to best treat you. If you have insurance please bring your card, if you have a prescription for therapy please bring that as well, and any other documents pertaining to your injury like operative reports, imaging reports, or a doctor’s specific protocol would be helpful to review.

The new patient form below is necessary to treat you, and we have tried to make it as short as possible for you but still give us the needed information. The privacy policy and the fitness center release documents are only for your reference as you will initial you received them on the new patient form. The last step is choosing one of the four outcome studies that pertains to your injury based on body part, we use these to track your progress and help justify to insurance companies your continued need for therapy.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this form before you arrive, it will allow us to make the most of our time with you.

Contact Us

Don’t be shy! Drop us a line and our team will get to you ASAP.

Phone: (908) 722-9000
Fax : (908) 722-9001
Email: NJPTCOE@gmail.com

1041 US Highway 202/206
Building C
Bridgewater, NJ 08807Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 21
Pluckemin, NJ 07978

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