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Sunny Thakkar, PT

Physical Therapist

Jersey City, NJ

Overall rating
4.6
Recent reviews
I come to this office 3 days after my ACL surgery as instructed by the doctor. The first 2 appointment thatweek went ok. As I need to got to PT 3 times a week I started to notice many issues with the office that forced me to move to a new office. The most notable issues are: they book 5-8 patients at any time but only have 2 beds to work on patients. This forces you to wait your turn to get a bed. The other was the overall lack of equipment and the office is extremely out of date. With an ACL injury, equipment like a stationary bike is important but you will not find that in this office. The office doesn’t feel clean and not appealing to patients in the neighborhood. They have 3 back massager chairs that many patients use, but they ALL have huge rips and holes on them. I only writing this review so hopefully Sunny Thakkar can realize the office is out of date and he must invest some money into his business to be competitive in JC. The staff is completely overwhelmed with no space and too many patients booked at the same time. Very disappointing because the office is in a great location and now I SLOWLY walk an extra 5 blocks to a new PT office just to avoid this office.
I come to this office 3 days after my ACL surgery as instructed by the doctor. The first 2 appointment that week went ok. As I need to got to PT3 times a week I started to notice many issues with the office that forced me to move to a new office. The most notable issues are: they book 5-8 patients at any time but only have 2 beds to work on patients. This forces you to wait your turn to get a bed. The other was the overall lack of equipment and the office is extremely out of date. With an ACL injury, equipment like a stationary bike is important but you will not find that in this office. The office doesn’t feel clean and not appealing to patients in the neighborhood. They have 3 back massager chairs that many patients use, but they ALL have huge rips and holes on them. I only writing this review so hopefully Sunny Thakkar can realize the office is out of date and he must invest some money into his business to be competitive in JC. The staff is completely overwhelmed with no space and too many patients booked at the same time. Very disappointing because the office is in a great location and now I SLOWLY walk an extra 5 blocks to a new PT office just to avoid this office.
David G. · August 7, 2018
Great experience, he truly cares for his patients and is very clear about options we can take. Very hands on asopposed to my previous experience with PT. I am very excited to begin treatment with Sunny Thakkar. Very nice front desk professionals as well.
Great experience, he truly cares for his patients and is very clear about options we can take. Very hands on as opposed to my previous experience with PT. I am veryexcited to begin treatment with Sunny Thakkar. Very nice front desk professionals as well.
Ardita L. · May 22, 2018

About Sunny Thakkar

Sunny Thakkar MS PT, CKTP, CMP is Dual Licensed Physical Therapist in New York And New Jersey and co founder of his new Jersey location which is located at Newport. He pursued his bachelors from Gujarat University In India and Masters in Exercise Physiology from Temple University Philadelphia. While pursuing his masters he published numerous publications in peer review journals. Due to his expert skills and knowledge USCIS has granted him Green card on Allien in extraordinary ability. He is currently reviewer at American Physical Therapy Journal and Journal of rehabilitation. He is certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) as well Certicfied Kineio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). Sunny has been a Physical Therapist for over 8 years and sees various muskulo skeletal conditions patients. He has treated patients from Amputees to Atheletes and had great success in treating them. Sunny focuses not only on pain but his expert care plans always includes functional and physiological outcomes of his treatments. He sees both the physical and emotional pain of the patient and assure best outcome of his care. His experience and continuing education enable him to effectively diagnose and treat all types of patient injuries. He is passionate about learning and growing as a physical therapist and takes advantage of courses that fine tune his skills. Sunny has taken numerous advanced training courses including foot and ankle biomechanics, Osteppathic treatment for spine, functional rehabilitation, performance training, spinal rehabilitation and manual therapy. Sunny employs an overall functional approach to his patients to help restore as well as improve, mobility, strength, physiology and performance.He does believe in team work and always collaborate the supporting physician in his plan

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • ACE

Specialties

  • Physical Therapist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Temple University, Master’s in Exercise Physiology
  • Gujarat University (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • New York Physical Therapy Association
  • Indian Association of Physiotherapists

Awards and publications

  • Racial differences in tumor necrosis factor-a-induced endothelial microparticles and interleukin-6 production MD Brown, DL Feairheller, S Thakkar, P Veerabhadrappa, JY Park Vasc Health Risk Manag 7, 541-550
  • Prior endurance exercise prevents postprandial lipaemia-induced increases in reactive oxygen species in circulating CD31+ cells NT Jenkins, RQ Landers, SR Thakkar, X Fan, MD Brown, SJ Prior, ... The Journal of physiology 589 (22), 5539-5553
  • Endothelial activation microparticles and inflammation status improve with exercise training in African Americans DM Babbitt, KM Diaz, DL Feairheller, KM Sturgeon, AM Perkins, ... International journal of hypertension 2013

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1619247996

Sunny Thakkar's office locations

New Jersey Rehab Experts

610 Washington Blvd

Jersey City, NJ 07310

New Jersey Rehab Experts

129 Newark Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07302

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I come to this office 3 days after my ACL surgery as instructed by the doctor. The first 2 appointment that week went ok. As I need to got to PT 3 times a week I started to notice many issueswith the office that forced me to move to a new office. The most notable issues are: they book 5-8 patients at any time but only have 2 beds to work on patients. This forces you to wait your turn to get a bed. The other was the overall lack of equipment and the office is extremely out of date. With an ACL injury, equipment like a stationary bike is important but you will not find that in this office. The office doesn’t feel clean and not appealing to patients in the neighborhood. They have 3 back massager chairs that many patients use, but they ALL have huge rips and holes on them. I only writing this review so hopefully Sunny Thakkar can realize the office is out of date and he must invest some money into his business to be competitive in JC. The staff is completely overwhelmed with no space and too many patients booked at the same time. Very disappointing because the office is in a great location and now I SLOWLY walk an extra 5 blocks to a new PT office just to avoid this office.
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Great. Very thoughtful and thorough exam. First time Zocdoc pre-registration worked!
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Great experience, he truly cares for his patients and is very clear about options we can take. Very hands on as opposed to my previous experience with PT. I am very excited to begin treatment with Sunny Thakkar. Very nice front desk professionals as well.
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Sunny is a great physical therapist. He is very knowledgeable and personable. I had ALS and MLS. After a few weeks of physical therapy, I'm already able to walk.
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I've been going to physical therapy with Sunny for the past few weeks, and for the most part, it was fine. He can be a bit demanding in pushing my physical limits and insisting I go further than I felt comfortablewith, but that's perfectly fine by me. This past week, when I was leaving, I was handed a brochure advertising liposuction and other weight reduction procedures from the receptionist. I thought that quite inappropriate-- I hadn't even been aware that this was something they were offering or that any PTs do so-- but I didn't think further of it. This week, while Sunny was working with me, he was complimenting a woman working on another machine about how much weight she'd lost (she was very skinny), and the whole situation just made me feel uncomfortable. I left without finishing my appointment, in part because of that and in part because Sunny now insisted that I didn't know how to do an exercise I had been doing (with supervision from him and other PTs in the office) for weeks. I was unsure about how to proceed-- until when I got home, I found out that my ZocDoc account has been suspended because the office seemed to have taken retaliatory action by claiming that I had missed appointments when I had not.
More than 1 year ago
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I have been visiting him for the past 3 months for post op (ACL tear) therapy and it has been a great experience. My knee strength has improved a lot and I am already feeling confident about complete recovery. He givesfull attention to his patients and for sure knows what he is doing.
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I have met several physical therapist in NYC for my back problem. From my experience, Sunny's team is the best!
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Sunny was straight to the point and very knowledgable Would gladly recommend him to anyone
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Sunny is very knowledgeable and very friendly. I felt very comfortable speaking to him. He was very interested in my case and my personal well-being. He looked at my x-rays and MRIs and reports. He asked for my whole story sohe could understand for himself what the issue was. He explained in his own words what was going on and outlined what his solution was. Sunny has a unique approach that involves non-surgical spinal decompression. He is transparent in his approach and very sincere. He is dedicated to helping his patients get better. I was a post-operative herniated disk patient. I went in with pain around a 6 or 7 out of 10 but with Sunny's help I am down to almost no pain after just 4 months. Thanks to Sunny I am back to being able to play volleyball again.
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I had a few sessions with Sunny at the beginning of the year and really enjoyed the service. It was in a convenient location, the treatment was professional and Sunny was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him andwould be happy to use his services again if they were needed.
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Sunny and Puja are amazing! Every session is fully used for recover. My back pain gets healed in such a short time which is much beyond my expectation. Sunny just knows everything about my pain and treat it precisely. Highly recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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Sunny is very good at identifying the exact reason of the pain. He explained it to me by showing the video of the exact muscle and nerve which was effected and causing pain. He is friendly and the best PT I've ever met. Extremely professional and caring :)
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Well what can I say ?. The best PT I have ever visited. A very great listener. He paid attention and understood the manner in which I got injury in my right hand. Asked all my questions patiently. Told me someexercises which I can do even while I am in office. I think I would be back to playing ping pong in a month.
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I was thrilled to be able to schedule the visit on the weekend. Dr. Thakkar took plenty of time to hear my concerns and provide a thorough examination. Spacious office with efficient staff.
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Sunny and his team are exceptional. I have been going to Sunny for 3 months following an ankle injury (torn ligaments). He created a personalized plan for me that increasing my healing and strengthened my supporting muscles. I was quickly ableto see results and am now back on my feet and am able to return to all of my normal activities. Sunny was always able to make time for me (and the late hours are a huge plus!). His devoted and individualized attention is what sets him apart. I highly recommend going to Sunny.
More than 1 year ago
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I found the practice to be really disorganised and I left without feeling like I had been treated properly.
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Extremely professional and caring. I found Sunny to be more knowledgeable than some of the doctors I went to visit. I recommend several of my friends to see Mr. Sunny and they can't stop thanking me. Mr. Sunny changed my friend'slife with PT, three doctors wanted to operate on him and with sunny's treatment my friend is back to work and pain free. Sunny is truly the best PT in the Manhattan Area.... Awesome !!!
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I was taking my son. Initial appointment was good then we were moved to other physician in the practice without being told. When I complained that we needed to be informed if there was to be a change in physician theydumped us.... thanks a lot for not very processional service guys.
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Sunny were excellent! I had started with a different facility with a therapist who didn't seem to care about me at all, just treated me like a number and didn't seem to know what she was doing or how to treatmy injury and actually made me worse. When I came to Sunny, I immediately felt at ease and my injury started getting better from the start. Sunny asked about what my goals were, explained the expected time frame of treatment and explained each exercise. Sunny told me what to expect before and after sessions and also asked about how I was feeling outside of sessions. I got back to running within a couple of months and now feel great!!!
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I have been attending this clinic for over a year and Sunny has been my physical therapist for most of that time. I suffer from a chronic back condition due to sports injuries which requires frequent treatment and therapy. Sunny hasnot only provided me excellent care and relief for my injuries but provided an invaluable service and advise on how to improve my physical health through a set of remedial exercises. Sunny has that rare gift of combining the utmost professionalism with a great sense of humor and that unique human touch. I can't recommend him highly enough. I loved his new concept of Posture correction and corrective care which includes teamwork and I love every one at Transformative Health. They all are like my family now...
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Excellent visit... Great therapist.. Very knowledgeable... Going back for sure...
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I've had chronic lower back and shoulder tightness and pain off and on for over 20 years. I've tried chiropractic care occasionally when things got really bad, but after a while things would get bad all over again. When I triedthis practice, I didn't know what to expect. I was to try getting an assessment on my posture. Turns out my posture was not aligned properly, with my head angled out in front of my shoulders - probably from 20 years working at a computer all day! Anyway I have been going there twice a week for around 3 months now. Sunny really explains the science of it well, and it all makes sense to me. Sam has been great helping me with physical therapy at every session. The holistic approach of the physical therapy (stretching and strengthening the muscles), combined with the chiropractic adjustments has relieved my pain and tightness, and my posture has improved as well. I have also been recommended exercises and stretches to do on my own to maintain the muscles on a daily basis. It's all about the muscles!!! Many of us work at computers all day every day and we start to develop poor posture habits without even realizing it. I believe it can lead to other health problems. I highly recommend to anyone to check this place out and see what you can do to prevent further muscle and posture problems before they get really bad and seriously impact your quality of life.
More than 1 year ago
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My son thought he was great, he described very clearly his condition and how to go about receiving treatment.
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Sunny was really kind and helpful, such a great guy!!!
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Amazing! I've seen 2 chiro's 1 PT and 3 massage therapists with no relief... Sunny relieved my pain after a throrough consultation in under 30 minutes. I will be back!
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I love the people who work here, they feel like my family. Very positive energy and excellent care. They have helped me so much with ankle and neck pain. Their treatment is very comprehensive, thorough, and compassionate.
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Sunny is an excellent Physical Therapist, and the office has many other great specialists too. He tailors care to meet your individual needs. He also takes the time to explain different therapy techniques so that you can better understand your care and progress.
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Sunny and his team are amazing. I highly recommend them.
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Wonderful guy. Very knowledgeable and incredibly helpful.
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I had a truly wonderful experience at my appointment and I look forward to going back. There was no wait at all and the entire staff was helpful and full of positive energy. They all really seem to be fully investedin the wellbeing and happiness of all their clients and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for anything in this field.
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Very patient-oriented!
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