COVID-19 Update

Watchung Hills PT is Up and Running but we are staying careful and wise.

Watchung Hills PT is officially back up and running with our staff healthy and the entire office disinfected and cleaned. We're ready to return to what we do best: providing the best personalized treatment possible to get our patients back to their lives with less pain and improved strength.

In order to promote a safe environment, we will be following CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities. All staff and patients will wear face masks. In addition, we will be limiting the number of people allowed into our office in order to promote social distancing. There will be new patient check-in procedures. Patients will contact us upon their arrival and be escorted into a treatment area in order to avoid any waiting in a common area. We will be extending our hours in order to reduce the number of occupants at any one time. As always, we will remain diligent with our cleaning efforts.

We will be taking patient temperatures for at least several weeks. We ask that no one come to our clinics if they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue.

There is no better time than now to get active and feel better.

We hope to see you at the office soon.

The WHPT Team

James Santillo

James Santillo

Owner, PT, MSPT

License 40QA00612100

James received his Masters in Physical Therapy from Long Island University. He has been a physical therapist since 1989 and has spent his career working passionately with the most complex orthopedic patients. He has worked in a variety of places including Florida and NYC but the majority of the time in the Summit-Warren region. James believes that normalizing range of motion followed by neuromuscular re-education is critical to the healing process. He strongly believes that the injured region needs to move normally in all directions prior to the initiation of a strengthening program. Manual techniques including soft tissue and joint mobilizations are helpful in this area. There are no shortcuts and patient's need to be involved and diligent about changing poor habits in order to obtain positive results. He believes in empowering each patient how to live a healthier life and prevent further injury with knowledge and strategies to do so. He is grateful that his practice allows him to spend the time he needs with his patients to achieve the desired outcome.

James lives in Branchburg with his two daughters. He continues to enjoy coaching the Bridgewater Girls Lacrosse in the spring. James is also a big fan of music and enjoys going to see concerts with friends.

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