We started our practice in 2004 with the goal of providing patients a physical therapy experience based on manual techniques and group exercise than individual exercises. While many therapists focus on exercises which can be an instrumental component of rehabilitation, we believe these should be performed outside of the clinic on a daily basis. If someone spends the time and money to come to us for physical therapy, it is our belief that they will be provided something unattainable elsewhere.
We invite you to watch our video and learn more about
our philosophy from our owner, Matt Pullano.
Our philosophy is the skill of a physical therapist does not simply reside in teaching exercise, but in facilitating healing with their hands. We commit a minimum of 30 min. hands-on time with each and every patient. Our therapists search out all components which are not functioning properly through the injured area. Seeing a consistent therapist provides them the ability to monitor progress by feeling the changes in the joints or soft tissues. This philosophy has provided us a tremendous success over the years.
Our philosophy is meticulously executed by our staff. The physical strength of our therapists is essential to our success. Each therapist relies on their hands to be able to treat patients for an extended amount of time each and every day. This strength cannot be taught or learned overnight, it requires experience. Each and every therapist at Pullano Physical Therapy is experienced and has a slightly different style or specialty area. As no two finger prints are the same, no set of hands are the same. With four experienced staff members we have the ability to not only quickly diagnoses and treat your condition but also quickly match your needs with the strength and experience of our therapists.
Owner and Physical Therapist Matt Pullano graduated from Union Endicott high school and continued his education at University at Buffalo where he received his physical therapy degree in 1997.
His interest in physical therapy began when he tore his ACL snow skiing at 15 years old. Following surgery and rehabilitation he discovered enjoyment in the exercise aspect of therapy. An additional intrigue with anatomy made for an easy choice of careers leading to physical therapy.
After working for large medical group locally, Matt made the decision to work for himself. In January 2004 Pullano Physical Therapy was formed with the intention to deliver one on one hands on care in an industry trending toward a hands off approach.
Orthopedic rehabilitation is a specialty that encompasses many facets. All of these progress best with a stable base. This base is the pelvis and spine, therefore Matt focuses firstly on that area as his specialty in rehabilitation.
Many of Matt's outside activities crossover with physical therapy experiences due to the injuries associated with the sports. He has competed from a regional to a international level in many sports including mountain bike racing, obstacle course racing, motocross, sport bike racing, car racing, running, golf, and waterskiing. As a podium finisher at a national level as well as national champion in some of the mentioned sports, Matt understands what it takes to step up on the day of competition and perform. It’s often the goal of the injured athletes to make an event despite injury and it would be very difficult to find a physical therapist more suited to help an athlete.
Andrea Stenta joined Pullano PT in September of 2015. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 2015.
Andrea was first introduced to physical therapy after a knee injury, playing lacrosse, which brought her into Pullano PT. She was instantly taken with the personal approach that the Pullano team provided to every client that walked through the door. It was because of this that Andrea decided to pursue a career in physical therapy. Andrea enjoys working with people with general orthopedic diagnoses, vertigo, and postural disorders. Andrea’s rehabilitation interests also include ergonomic education, sports therapy, and joint mobilization techniques.
Andrea has enjoyed coming back to Pullano PT and providing the same personalized care that was given to her. She is a strong believer in personalized treatment and the positive impact it has on the overall rehabilitation process.
In her spare time, Andrea enjoys hiking, soccer, basketball and other sports.
Bill Gaube joined Pullano PT in August 2011. Bill received his PTA degree from B.C.C in 1994 where he received the Ross Peduto award for sports rehabilitation.
Bill has worked as a PTA in the area for over 17 years and has attended many courses related to sports physical therapy including seminars by Vern Gambetta, Gary Gray and Jenny Mc Connell.
Bill has worked with a broad range of orthopedic diagnoses over the years, specializing in ACL tears and ankle injuries.
Since beginning at Pullano Physical Therapy, Bill has enjoyed the one on one contact with patients and feels the personal approach taken at Pullano Physical Therapy helps with overall treatment and results.
In his spare time, Bill enjoys his golden retriever, running, muscle cars, and shooting.
Derek Sturdevant joined Pullano PT is 2019. Derek received his A.A.S. in PTA from SUNY Broome in 2019. He also received a B.S. is Sports Medicine from Marywood University in 2012. While at Marywood, Derek was a two-sport college athlete playing both lacrosse and golf.
Derek has embraced the hands-on philosophy here at Pullano PT and enjoys working with patients one-on-one utilizing his skills to help them through the rehabilitation process.
In his free time Derek enjoys spending his time outdoors hiking with his rescue dogs, golfing, and kayaking.
Tom George joined the Pullano PT team in July 2019. A Maine-Endwell graduate in 2004, Tom returns to the Southern Tier after spending the past fourteen years in various parts of the country. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2008 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Miami in 2012. Following graduation, Tom returned to Indianapolis, IN and practiced physical therapy for a large outpatient company from 2012-2019. He is excited to come home and provide patient focused care throughout our community.
Tom’s clinical skills include joint mobilization/manipulation, dry needling, Graston technique, Kinesiotaping, running gait analysis, treatment for the overhead throwing athlete, and vestibular rehab. Tom has experience working with patients of all ages and populations including non-operative, post-operative, athletes, workers’ compensation, and high functioning neurologic conditions.
Tom completed his Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) fellowship in 2018 which has significantly advanced his evaluation, assessment, and treatment philosophy. He believes in the importance of an individualized treatment plan based around hands-on manual therapy and focused corrective exercise.
Tom loves spending time with his wife and two young daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys running, golfing, playing softball, cooking, and is a self-proclaimed foodie.
Our facility has grown significantly since its inception in 2004. We currently occupy over 3500 square feet on the ground floor of 3125 E. Main St. in Endicott, New York. Our open floor plan allows for the constant supervision of all patients at all times.
Our office is easily accessible to patients as our entrances at grade without any stairs and parking is directly outside of our entrance.
We currently utilize 12 therapy stations and to spinal decompression tables on a daily basis. Our gym is home to UBEs, a full set of free weights, a rebounder, plymoetric blocks, Bosu therapy balls, treadmills, recumbent bikes, etc.
Our scheduling and billing is done in-house and answers your questions are always immediately available. We take pride in our friendly atmosphere and comfortable setting.
Here are what a few of our patients have to say about our team and the quality services they provide:
"I have enjoyed my visits including the helpful advice as well as the treatments. I have noticed an improvement in the strength of my leg which will encourage me to continue my exercises at home. It was a pleasure to meet your staff and I extend my best wishes to each of you." ~ Alice