Dr. Sam (Serafino) Putrino, DPT, PT
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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Putrino is the founder and owner of Total Orthopedics, Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation. He received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Putrino has experience treating orthopedic, post-surgical, neurological and geriatric conditions, with extensive knowledge treating patients with ACL reconstructions, cartilage replacements, and joint replacements.
To further his education, he has taken a wide variety of courses to complement his skills, including Cervical/Thoracic Integration, UK-Spinal Manipulation, Advanced Concepts for the Treatment of Knee Conditions, Treatment of Mechanical Conditions for the Spine and Pelvis, and Vestibular Rehabilitation.
His goal as a physical therapist is to provide a thorough assessment and comprehensive treatment of each patient, to return them to their highest possible functional level. He believes in a well-rounded treatment approach which includes advanced manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise and patient education.
Verified Patient Reviews
Sam has got to be one of the top therapists I the industry. Extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to explain everything. I will be sure to recommend him to my friends should they ever need a specialist.
This was my first time seeing a physical therapist and Sam was great. After about four months with an injured shoulder from weightlifting, I'm recently recovering. In three sessions, Sam taught me new exercises to strengthen my shoulder and left me with advice and techniques to help me get back to doing what I love.
Dr. Putrino and Dr. Shaelyn Annunziata are friendly, knowledgable physical therapists. They took the time to answer all my questions, explain why certain exercises and therapies worked best for me, and were encouraging throughout the process. The practice is onsite at a gym, so a wide variety of exercises and therapies were utilized. I've finished my course of therapy with them, and though I hope to not need their services again, they would be the first team Id go to or recommend.
Sam is an excellent Physical Therapist. I went to him after hurting my lower back snowboarding. Prior to seeing Sam, I was barely able to sit down due to the pain. After going to Sam for a few weeks my back felt extremely better. I highly recommend going to Sam if you need a Physical Therapist.
He's great! Very attentive and helpful.
If youre in Hoboken and need to go to PT he was great. Very professional, started promptly, very clean office, gave me exercises to do at home and didnt pass me off to an assistant. I would highly recommend.
Sam is a great motivator and an excellent PT. He was very flexible in terms of rescheduling appointments.
After a bad snowboarding injury last winter, I have recently finished 11 months of physical therapy with Sam. To say that Sam was absolutely amazing in all facets of his profession would be an understatement. He was consistently punctual, easy to talk to, understanding and pushed me hard enough to make progress. The results I saw after my 11 months with him even surprised my surgeon, and continue to amaze me each day. When I first met Sam, it was days after a major surgery on my arm/shoulder. I was terrified and in incredible amounts of pain. Not only did he give me excellent care, but he was patient with my many questions and tears. Sam provided me with excellent advice when it came time to decide whether or not to have another surgery to try and gain more range of motion and have less pain in my arm/shoulder. When I needed physical therapy 7 days a week for 2 weeks, Sam made himself available to see me, even on the weekend. It was obvious from this that my recovery was incredibly important to him. If it weren’t for Sam, I would have never been able to follow through with all of the physical therapy that my surgeon recommended. For 11 months, I went to therapy between 3 and 5 times a week. Sam made a terrible situation as good as it could be. As a former college athlete, I have worked with other physical therapists before, but none who gave me even close to the level of care that Sam did. I would recommend Sam to anyone who wants to get better and enjoy the physical therapy process as much as it is possible to.
She was great!
I had a knee issue and had seen another PT for 5 months before coming here, and not being cured. Sam was waaay better than the other PT. He was focused on getting me back to pre-injury activity level. 2 months later I can see a huge improvement and am finally able to start playing sports again. So glad that I changed my PT and came here!