After successfully opening over 20 locations throughout New York City, award-winning physical therapy practice Spear recently opened its first location in New Jersey. Located at 111 Washington Street in Hoboken, this practice is a brand-new, modern clinic with a team of medical professionals who are enthusiastic about caring for the community in Hudson County. Keep reading to learn more about the practice and the exclusive offer for Hoboken Girl readers.
Exclusive Offer: Mention ‘Hoboken Girl’ at your first visit to receive a FREE Spear Physical Therapy kit which includes KT tape, a resistance band, Spear water bottle, backpack + more. Offer expires January 1st, 2023.
How Spear Got Started
Spear was founded in 1999 by two friends, Dan Rootenberg and David Endres, with the mission to create a distinctively personalized patient experience for anyone seeking physical and occupational therapy. Since its founding, Spear has expanded to 20+ clinics in the Greater New York Area, including its newest Hoboken location at111 Washington Street, 2nd Floor.
Spear prides itself on providing above-and-beyond patient care compounded with a deliberate culture of team, empathy, and community engagement. Spear received The Ascend Practice of the Year Award in 2016 and again in 2020, meaning it has twice been ranked as the top physical therapy practice in the nation. Spear has also been featured in major outlets including CNN, NPR, and the Inc. 5000 List.
Meet Hoboken’s Clinic Director
Kate Esler, PT, DPT oversees operations at the Hoboken location as the Clinic Director. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rutgers University and her Bachelor’s in Health + Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology from Wake Forest University. Kate began her career at Spear fresh out of her Doctoral program and went on to become a Clinical Director in 2019. As a Mile Square resident, she is thrilled to be at the helm of the new Spear Hoboken Clinic helping create consistent wins for patients and staff alike.
“The best part of running this business is getting our patients back to their lives and back to doing what they love,” Kate Esler, Spear Clinical Director told Hoboken Girl. “Being able to make a small impact on someone’s day-to-day life is the most rewarding thing we do.”
Services at Spear
The team at Spear provides expertise for a range of services from Cupping and Kinesiotaping to Myofascial Release and Return-to-Play Testing. A few of the key services at Spear include:
When you receive therapy treatment at Spear, you can expect to be taken through an individualized program that addresses your unique needs and goals. On your first day, your physical therapist will take time listening, observing, and examining to generate a more complete picture of your injury and symptoms. This session will conclude with an explanation of your treatment plan, what to expect going forward with physical therapy, and instructions for any exercises you can begin performing at home.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) treat a wide range of diagnoses, with a focus on the upper extremities, and work with patients to improve performance of functional activities. OTs are goal-oriented and focus on performance of areas of occupation — including activities of daily living, education, work, play, leisure, social participation, and sleep.
Appropriate for any gender, a highly qualified Spear Therapist will perform a thorough evaluation including personal medical history, discussion of your current condition, and assessment of your range of motion, posture, + strength. Your therapist will then design a comprehensive, individualized treatment program to help with pain management, muscle re-education, strength training, and bladder retraining.
Spear currently provides lung strengthening breathing exercises and endurance training in person and through the online Telehealth platform, SPEAR LIVE. Improved breathing function and posture — and stronger lungs — are beneficial for patients who have previously been diagnosed with and/or are assumed to have had COVID-19. These breathing and lung endurance exercises are also helpful to those who have other pulmonary conditions – like COPD – that have worsened due to decreased activity levels and postural dysfunction from being confined to their homes.
Don’t forget to mention ‘Hoboken Girl’ at your first visit to receive a FREE Spear Physical Therapy kit. Offer expires January 1st, 2023.
Spear is located at 111 Washington Street, 2nd Floor in Hoboken. You can call 201-808-2245 or reach out to email@example.com with any questions.