John G. Fox, MPT, COMT, CWT
Mr. John G. Fox has been a physical therapist for more than 27 years. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Touro College School of Health Science. He is a clinical assistant professor for Physical Therapy department of Stony Brook University school of Technology and Management. He has been an instructor for the American Back School and has instructed nurses and nurse’s aides in proper body mechanics for over 18 years. He has been the owner and clinical director of SportsCare Physical Therapy, PC. for 15 years.
He has extensive experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. He holds the distinction of being a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) and has taken numerous courses in spinal/extremity mobilization and manipulation. He is well versed in the Feldenkrais method and strongly believes in physical therapy and the positive effects it has on his referred patients. He also takes great pride in the referrals received by the medical doctors and honors the trust they have in him.
It was no mistake that John Fox chose to become a physical therapist. His friends, family and patients all say that he was “born” for the role. And after 27 years as a physical therapist, he still has a passion for it. Maybe that’s because he learns something new from each of his patients.
Erica Martello, DPT
Dr. Martello graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Life and Health Sciences (with a physical therapy concentration) Summa Cum Laude from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in Old Westbury in May of 2012. She then continued on to follow her dreams of becoming a physical therapist and graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from NYIT in May of 2014 with distinction. Since graduation, Dr. Martello has spent most of her time working in outpatient orthopedic clinics that emphasize the use of manual therapy in conjunction with therapeutic exercise programs to help patient’s achieve the maximum therapeutic benefit and return to their previous pain free level of function.
Dr. Martello’s love for outpatient orthopedics stems directly from her history as an athlete and current active lifestyle. Dr. Martello enjoys regularly exercising and continues to participate in recreational sporting events whenever possible. Her own injuries and experiences in physical therapy have allowed her to first hand feel the impact a good physical therapist can have on your life and she strives to make sure all of her patients return to their previous pain free level of function so they can continue to participate in the activities they love and live their lives to the fullest.
In the coming years, Dr. Martello plans to take the Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) exam so she can further enhance her orthopedic skills and knowledge base to best help her patients.
Christine O’Connell, DPT
Dr. O’Connell graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014 from Touro College. Her passion for physical therapy began while attending Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a strong concentration in exercise and sports science.
Over the past five years of her clinical training as a physical therapist, she honed her skills while working with small children with little bones to older people with brittle bones.
Through her clinical work and extensive research, she was introduced to the McKenzie approach for assessment and treatment of patients with mechanical dysfunctions of the spine and extremities. She is currently on her way to becoming certified by McKenzie with the distinction of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT).
Dr. O’Connell is a patient centered clinician. Although she applies technical evidence based interventions, her passion is plain and simple: improve patient’s function and progress them to a happier, healthier life.