Zarina and Scott created ProTouch Physical Therapy as a facility dedicated to individualized care in an intimate comfortable setting where patients feel like part of the family and are the focus of the physical therapists attention at all times.
Physical Therapist Scott Gander
Scott became passionate about Physical Therapy while volunteering in an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinic in Long Island where he grew up. He pursued a career in physical therapy and while attending undergraduate school he was nationally recognized by Phi Theta Kappa for scholastic achievement. Scott went on to achieve his dream of become a physical therapist by earning his Masters in Physical Therapy in 2000 from City University of New York-College of Staten Island. Following graduation Scott worked in Long Island “All Care Physical Therapy and Island Sports Rehab.” Scott became the clinical coordinator for education and training of physical therapy students. Scott prides himself on the practice and belief that education is critical to understanding and treating a multitude of injuries. Scott has worked extensively as a physical therapist with pre and post-surgical orthopedic patients, sports injuries, concussion patients, TMJ, migraine headache patients, balance and vestibular rehabilitation with a specialty in treating vertigo patients. Scott continues to pursue the latest techniques in manual therapy and education and is currently in the final phase of Certification for Advanced Manipulative Therapy, to continue providing his patients with the most thorough assessment and treatments available in the field of physical therapy today.
Physical Therapist Zarina Vitebsky
Zarina received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Biology in 1999 and Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001 with a specialty in Spine Disorders from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. Zarina started practicing as a licensed Physical Therapist in New Jersey in 2001 at Kessler Rehabilitation Institute where she treated orthopedic and neurological patients. She conducted a study of hip replacement recovery and pelvic floor strength and realized that there was a great need for pelvic health rehabilitation missing from most Physical Therapist’s treatment abilities. Zarina decided to continue her education by completing specialized training in pelvic floor rehabilitation from Herman-Wallace Institute and manual therapy training from St. Augustine University, Florida. In 2004, Zarina opened her own physical therapist practice with the focus on pelvic floor health. Over the years, she has treated hundreds of patients with incontinence, erectile and sexual dysfunctions, pre and post-pregnancy dysfunctions, pudendal neuralgia, vulvodynia, vaginismus, abdominal and rectal pain, IC, constipation, prostatitis, and pelvic floor pain. In 2008, she was introduced to visceral work, which involved movement of the organs into their proper position. Zarina pursued specialized training in visceral mobilization through world renown Barral Institute, which also included Cranio-Sacral Certification. In 2013, Zarina was recruited by Dr. David Wise, a famous psychologist who studies pelvic floor dysfunction at Stanford University, California and author of Headache in the Pelvis. Zarina and Timothy Sawyer are the only two physical therapist’s in United States who are trained to carry out Dr. Wise’s protocol for pelvic floor pain. Currently, Zarina is working on receiving her Certification in Advanced Manipulative Therapy. Zarina is working with Dr. Kjell Youngren, a well known Urologist in New Jersey, to develop a program to address most kinds of pelvic floor dysfunctions, especially pain. Zarina strongly believes in whole body approach with one-on-one hands on treatments that deliver fast and efficient results.