JAG Physical Therapy Testimonials

John Gallucci and the staff at JAG Physical Therapy are so thorough and encouraging. Thanks to the outstanding skills and knowledge of John Gallucci, I have recovered fully and am able to play at the highest level. Thanks again to John Gallucci and the Staff at JAG Physical Therapy!

-Zach Parise, NHL Hockey Player

It ain’t over ’til it’s over, and for me it ain’t over yet. I still love to play golf, and my back was so tight I couldn’t swing a club. After a month with John Gallucci, I was able to play 18 holes six days in a row. I may be 87, but I still want to play, and JAG Physical Therapy got me back on the course.

-Yogi Berra, Major League Baseball Legend

John Gallucci is truly outstanding at what he does. Trainers are always on the hot seat to get a player back into the game and John is great at expediting that process, but preventing injuries is equally as important and he always helped us take the field stretched, strong, and ready to play. I have high regard for John’s ability and character and wish him luck with JAG Physical Therapy.

-Tab Ramos, U.S. Soccer Federation U-20 Head Coach
Former Professional and Olympic Soccer Star

John Gallucci has a passion and love for what he does. He CARES. He is the best I’ve ever been around in all of my years as an athlete and coach. My players were always ready to perform at their peak after they returned from under John’s care.

-Armond Hill, Assistant Coach, Boston Celtics
Former NBA Player, Atlanta Hawks

From the office staff to the therapeutic staff, I have never experienced a group so perfectly trained and matched to perform the jobs that they do. Their knowledge and expertise, and the way in which they continue to educate themselves, is impressive on its own. In my position, working many hours each day and not being able to take time off from my work day to come to therapy, the last thing that I really wanted to do at the end of each day was to then go to physical therapy. After my experience at JAG Physical Therapy, I can easily say that they take a generally uncomfortable experience and turn it into a pleasurable road to recovery. Once again, thank you to John Gallucci and the staff at JAG Physical Therapy!

-Shawn Luftglass

JAG Physical Therapy is the best. You never want to get hurt, but these guys do a great job getting athletes back on the ice or the field as quickly as possible. It’s a very upbeat, motivating environment.

-Matthew Taormina, NHL Hockey Player

John Gallucci and JAG PT have done a tremendous job keeping me on the field throughout my career with the United States National Soccer Team, the MetroStars, and now with the New Jersey Ironmen indoor soccer team. I have also trusted John to treat members of my immediate family, including my mom, Mrs. Meola. JAG is second to none.

-Tony Meola, All-Pro Soccer Goalkeeper

To John Gallucci and the JAG Family: Thanks for all your hard work and dedication that it took to get this Jag back on the field!

-Colin Cloherty, Jacksonville Jaguars

I find that in our busy lives, we freely remember to offer criticism, but often forget to recognize and share the positive. You are DEFINITELY the positive! I felt my experience with JAG Physical Therapy was not just a set of exercises and routines, but the plan that you developed for me and changed when necessary, the encouragement you gave when I needed it most, the gentle way you manipulated and worked with me (even when it was so painful), and the way you helped me learn how to establish a routine at home! I never felt like a number or the “lady with the knee”, but always as an individual with a thoughtful, smart and comprehensive care plan developed to maximize my recovery. As I have had other physical therapy experiences, my experience at JAG Physical Therapy is a little like the Goldilocks story – some were too little and others too much, but at JAG it was just right!

-Anna Brown

To John Gallucci, A great physical therapist and even better friend. Thanks for everything.

-Daniel Hernandez, Captain, FC Dallas

I cannot thank you and your staff enough for the first class care you have provided. JAG is the best in the business!!! All the best in the future.

-Jason Hernandez – Professional Soccer Player, San Jose Earthquakes

The Essex County Athletic Directors Association is lucky to have someone like John Gallucci to support our tournaments and help them run well. Also, we have utilized JAG Physical Therapy’s excellent trainers to cover some of our athletic events, notably hockey. We are very happy with the relationship.

-David Doty, Athletic Director
Butler High School

To John Gallucci: Thank you for the best treatment and rehab I’ve ever received. Your professional attitude and friendship have been a joy to be around. Good luck.

-Tim Regan – Former Professional Soccer Player, Current Head Scout, U.S. Soccer Federation

I can’t begin to thank you enough, your treatment and support has kept me healthy and on the field. To the best PT place in the Northeast: John Gallucci and the JAG family, thank you for all your professional care and guidance.

-Damani Ralph – Professional Soccer Player, Major League Soccer and Jamaican National Team

I came to JAG Physical Therapy in October 2015 following a car accident and several weeks of hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation. I did not know what to expect as I never had received outpatient physical therapy services. I was unable to weight bear due to a right ankle talus bone fracture and resulting surgery therefore I was not walking just using a knee scooter. My ankle had very limited range of motion. I was shown the facility by Stu, the JAG marketing director. After discussing my availability and needs, he recommended Renata, a Physical Therapist who has specialized expertise. Since my first day at JAG I have been greeted by warm supportive smiles. The team of PTs, Exercise Physiologists, Athletic Certified Trainers, front office personnel, students, and interns provide cheerful reassurance and a real sense of caring. I want to list each person that has touched my recovery and heart…Jackie, Andrew, Amanda, Sara, Casey, John, Jeremey, Nick, Cody, Rob, Matt, Josh, Dan, Justin…and others including newer staff. The JAG staff complement each other with knowledge, comradery and support. Everyone is responsive, offering assistance and most importantly, encouragement. The team’s presence provides a sense of confidence which allowed me to push myself further knowing someone was there to aid my progress and cheer me on. JAG also has the equipment to foster recovery, in particular the Alter G Treadmill which carried a percentage of my body weight while I started to weight bear on my ankle and learn to walk again. I am currently working with Jackie and Andrew as my direct Physical Therapists. They challenge me to progress and reach for more range of motion. I have graduated with their assistance to a walker, to crutches and then to a cane. Jackie and Andrew each take the time to consider new exercises or manual manipulations to create more strength and flexibility in my ankle. My progress is a direct result of their abilities. I have resumed my life and returned to work, drive a car again and can walk without assistance. I still have more work to do and I am confident with the JAG teams’ assistance I will continue to get stronger and gain more flexibility in my ankle with hope that I will not have a limp. I am grateful for the JAG team of professionals and cannot capture in words my gratitude for their expertise and professionalism.

-Claudine Chiarmonte

While lying in bed this morning, I thought how fortunate I am to have met you. Due to your pushing, cajoling and maneuvering, let’s call it, I have improved to the point that I thought would have taken months to accomplish. On behalf of all my family, please accept my many, many thanks for your efforts on my behalf. I will never forget you.

-Lionel M. Levey, President, The Levey Companies, Inc.

John Gallucci, Jr. is a true professional dedicated to safety and health of athletes at all levels of participation. With over 15 years experience in the field of sports medicine, John has cared for athletes from youth sports right up to the highest professional level. John’s dedication to his patients is unsurpassed and is accompanied by a personality that provides comfort and reassurance. I wish John all the best in his future endeavors.

-Jim Gossett, ATC, Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer, Columbia University

John Gallucci is such a talented trainer and therapist. He works well under pressure. He is upbeat, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. If I had a family member that needed to rehab an injury, JAG Physical Therapy would be the first place I’d go.

-Charlie Shoulberg, Assistant General Manager, United States Men’s Lacrosse Team
President, STEPS Lacrosse, Randolph, New Jersey

I received the best possible care in both the West Orange (Gia) and Fairfield (Daniel) facilities.  I am back on my feet and behind the wheel again because of them.

-Howard C.

I have personally had a great experience with JAG PT.  The staff and owner John G worked on my broken foot and I wound up in great shape.  The staff is friendly and caring.  They know what they are doing and take great care to HELP people.  I would strongly recommend JAG to anyone who needs physical therapy.

Jim L.

Good staff and rehabilitation exercises. My physical therapist Brett was great. Very professional and knowledgeable. 3 months of post surgery PT and we made great progress on my shoulder injury and now it feels almost perfect. Staff was very helpful and humorous. Scheduling is very flexible.

-Jorge H.

I love this place. It’s the best. Renata Pac is amazing, she loves her job and cares. In the world we live in, we need more people like her. She has positive energy as well as amazing social skills. The team there in Old Bridge is very good!! Eddie who works in the front is such a nice man who’s on the ball.

-Josh D.

If you need PT, absolutely go to JAG. The entire crew here is awesome. Scheduling is super easy and flexible, there is almost never a wait and everyone works together to help you. They’ll even help you work through other issues that aren’t what you initially came in for. I was never one to work on physical fitness, and they taught me a lot; inspired me to keep working out, now that my knee is better. It’s obvious they all love what they do and care a lot about the patients. Highly recommend!!

-Alyssa W.

These guys took great care of me after pulling my hamstring. It took me four weeks to recover and their plan helped me get back to where I was before and even stronger! Highly recommend this place.

Andres S.