John Talty, PT/DPT, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Rutgers University and continued his studies at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has experience treating in outpatient as well as the home care setting. John has experience in treating a wide variety of patient cases including orthopedic, neurological, geriatric, vestibular, sports medicine, and burns.
About Rutherford Physical Therapy, LLC
Rutherford Physical Therapy is a rehabilitation center in Rutherford, NJ that strives to meet the needs of the patient in a personalized setting providing an unrivaled level of comprehensive care. We believe outcomes are based on direct time spent with the therapist, therefore you will be seen by the same therapist at every appointment offering the highest level of attention and continuity. Patients are encouraged to take an active approach to their rehabilitation process in order to return to their recreational activities as quick as possible.
Rutherford Physical Therapy has been caring for the community for over 7 years. We are proud of our individual ‘hands on’ approach to patient care. We use state-of-the-art techniques to provide freedom by decreasing your pain and improving your movement.
When we first opened our doors, we had one simple goal and that goal has never changed. We want to take care of people. We have always been committed to reducing pain, increasing movement, and helping people stay strong and active.
We accept all major insurance. We know that the faster treatment is started the better. We will work with all new patients to see them as soon as possible. You will be assigned one therapist who will work with you throughout your treatment.
Rutherford Physical Therapy uses a comprehensive approach incorporating physical therapy, education, exercise, and guidance for the best results. You don’t have to live with the pain. Let us teach you how to live without it. Give us a call to learn more about our services.
Left the Physical Therapist much better than when I entered. John is not only friendly but is a fine concerned gentleman who knows his business. You never felt like a number as is the case with many PTs. His girl Friday makes you feel special. Which is also not the case at many PTs offices
- peter caggiano. 5/23/2020
Great staff and ample parking. Overall very good facility and highly recommend.
- Shiva Bokka. 5/5/2020
Within a week of having total hip replacement surgery, I started going to Rutherford Physical Therapy. Now, less than two months later, I have completed my therapy sessions. John has restored my strength, flexibility and most of all my confidence. He is extremely professional, kind and compassionate. As I am without pain now, I can go back to everything I could do before the hip pain started a year ago. I couldn't be more pleased.
- Dorothy Milioti. 2/7/2020
Friendly, thorough, accommodating, knowledgable, and most importantly, helpful. I highly recommend Rutherford Physical Therapy.
- Matt Levy. 2/5/2020
Jun 12, 2019
I saw John to help me work through some crazy Post hip replacement challenges and a shoulder issue. When I first saw him in May I wasn't able to walk because of my balance and light headed events along without pain. He helped me be get to a point where I was walking unaided could live life with my limitation. Having autoimmune diseases changed our therapy modalities and he came up with a treatment plan to get me where I am six months later. He completed my treatment and worked with me with a home plan I am committed to follow to keep me healthy and continuing to strengthen my mobility to live a safe & healthy life. I would recommend him and his office to assist you to regain your healthy life to enjoy. A Doctor of Physical Therapy who is caring, concerned for his patients well being and who will stand up for his patients care.
- Susan Pfluge. 10/15/2019
I recently completed a course of physical therapy with John and I found his unassuming professionalism to be calming and reassuring. His administrator Kathy was wonderful to deal with always pleasant and friendly. THANK YOU for a positive experience!
- mary frances calocino. 10/4/2019
My experience at Rutherford Physical Therapist was a wonderful one. I would definitely recommend. I'm very happy with the progress I made with the help of John's expertise. Great individual attention & excellent care. Kathy and John are such sweethearts. Thanks to John's help I'm able to walk without a limp and pain 😙🙂
- Noemi Padilla. 9/30/2019
I'm extremely happy with the progress I made in the few months at RPT. John's expertise helped increase my arm mobility and I was able to avoid shoulder surgery (thank you). The office is spotless and Kathy is a pleasure to deal with and both are very professional. A well deserved 5 star rating.
- Geralyn DeFabbio. 9/28/2019
Mike and Natalie are amazing and returning me to health! Can’t thank them enough
- Joseph Mcallister. 9/8/2019
I could not use my left arm for two years. rotator cup, and pinched nerve, after my therapy with John i am able to get my life back! He is a great physical therapist! He is kind and truthful, works with you to address all your needs.. kathy the do all receptionist is a added breath of fresh air. they are both a delite and a godsend! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, IM PLAYING GOLF AGAIN! :)
- Dale Bulger. 6/24/2019
John Talty took the time to discuss my condition in-depth. He also made recommendations I could use at home which helped me to maintain my continued good health.
He is professional, knowledgeable and people oriented. I have recommended John to some of my friends. They have been very satisfied with their results.
Thank you John and Cathy !
- Mary Ann Weiner. 6/15/2019
Best experience with physical therapy. Wonderful people make you feel important. Would recommend to all,won't be dissatisfied. Sorry my treatment ended
- Effie Mason. 4/15/2019
a true professional! highly recommended! thanks for everything
- Jan Jiosi. 4/12/2019
John and Cathy are amazing ! He helped me get back to where my knee was before and was really understanding about certain things...
thank you so much
- Dina Tall. 4/9/2019
Nice atmosphere, great individual attention, and excellent care!
- Charlene Mariano. 4/6/2019
John is the best, really knows what to do to help you and takes his time with each person. Would recommend to everyone. Always happy to see Cathy every day too. Should be rated best in NJ. Very helpful, very smart and very nice. Never rushed. Thank you John and Cathy
- Coco Marino. 4/3/2019
I had a wonderful experience with John Talty at Rutherford Physical Therapy. The place was very welcoming and bright. John was very professional, washing his hands and cleaning every area before treating patients. I felt like a valued patient and got to chat with other patients. His receptionist was very courteous and cordial. I looked forward to going to therapy and would strongly recommend it to others who need physical therapy.
- Diana Hecking. 3/29/2019
In a word 'FANTASTICK"! John was great I always left there feeling much better... My shoulder and arm were in bad shape and John worked magic!!! A-PLUS .
- john introcaso. 3/16/2019
I was 100%% thrilled with the quality and professionalism of service I received from John and Cathy during my PT treatment. Equally important I had the outcome I had hoped for. John's treatment and exercises were challenging but never painful and they were varied and never boring. John and Cathy are very friendly and personable and provide a happy, stress-free PT environment. I whole heartedly recommend Rutherford Physical Therapy.
- David Grassetti. 3/14/2019
This is the best experience to get after a surgery. John knows his stuff. This has helped me to a point we’re I can fully use my leg. Highly recommended 😀
- Randy Bulger. 3/1/2019
Great place, clean and friendly! You won’t be disappointed!
- Vanessa Gruszka. 11/10/2018
Great office . Friendly staff and John is such a wonderful therapist. I recommend going there if you need physical therapy 👍
- Cathy Gruszka. 10/14/2018
I went to John for my right shoulder after reading other's reviews. And, I was extremely happy I went. He is a true professional. He schedules just a few patients so that he can personally and carefully monitor each one. He explained things as we went along and monitored the progress. He is also extremely personable and very easy to talk to. We enjoyed conversing about different topics while I was doing my routine.
At the end of the program, my shoulder had regained the strength and was comparable to my left one in movements.
I highly recommend John.
- Gaurang Master. 10/13/2018
I owe my excellent speedy recovery from a total hip replacement to John Talty, and the Rutherford Physical Therapy, LLC. His personalized approach to my physical therapy enabled me to get back on my feet quickly and gain the confidence I needed to take on my "life and work" routine. John addressed many of the side affects that follow THR surgery with a steady flow of exercises and much guidance. I am grateful for finding a practice that could afford me personal attention and regular progress in time. The facility is clean, the atmosphere is friendly and well equipped with a wide range of physical therapy devices.
- ANNE KONG. 0/23/2018
Excellent, went there with a massive back pain & very stiff was not able to bend pass my hip, with his experience & Technics he was able get me pass my knees, & I'm able to go back to do my daily routine. Thank you for your service.
- Remi Sanch. 0/19/2018
Thanks for getting my mother back on her feet! Highly recommended! Glad we were referred to you by our good friend!
- Christopher Seshadri. 10/20/2017
When an injury, illness or accident occurs that leaves us unable to do things that we are used to doing it can be overwhelming. It can take its toll on us physically, mentally and emotionally. That is unless you are fortunate enough to be in the kind and very capable hands of John Talty of Rutherford Physical Therapy. Right away you know that you are not going through this ordeal alone. He understands the importance of providing both guidance and support. He is able to do this because he is extremely adept at the lost art of listening. When he has heard your questions and concerns John formulates a plan designed specifically for you. One of the reasons that John is so effective is his ability to explain in very understandable terms not only what he is trying to do but why. It rapidly becomes apparent you are not in this alone. Just as important as any of the equipment at Rutherford Physical Therapy is John’s personalized toolbox of treatment. It includes coaching,cajoling, pampering, pushing, comfort, confidence and so much more as needed on any given day. If you listen carefully during the often grueling process of rehabilitation you may hear that some of your favorite music is playing in the background. Without you realizing it John has extrapolated that information from you and has incorporated into creating an atmosphere that is designed to help you succeed. To the extent that it is possible he makes the painful almost pleasant. It is his attention to little details that makes such a big difference. If you are looking for a 5 Star therapist I suggest that you look elsewhere. But if your goals are loftier Rutherford Physical Therapy is the place for you. I only gave Dr. John Talty 5 Stars because they wouldn’t let me give him 10.
- brian mcgorty. 9/26/2017
I started with John Talty at Rutherford Physical Therapy in October of 2016 after a bad accident at work. I started in therapy using a walker, graduated to a cane and now I am finally at the point where I do not to use my cane unless absolutely needed. From the day I started until 6/2/17 my last day has made the hardest time in my life hopeful and positive. I will be forever grateful to him for getting me almost back to normal. He always had the patients best interest at heart, pushing through boundaries without going over board, giving extra reinforcement when I was tired and felt like giving up. I would recommend anyone that needs therapy to go here!
- Jean Van Dyk. 5/7/2017
"John helped me focus on the troubled area, managing the problem. If you listen, you'll be back in shape! Excellent therapy!"
- Eileen Davis. 7/24/2016
John and the office are both fantastic! Today was my last day of physical therapy and I can honestly say that I will miss him and the place. Its pleasant, clean, the building is easy to find, there's lots of parking, and the office has all the equipment you need. If you or anyone you know needs therapy after an injury or surgery this is definitely the place to be! John always listens, encourages you, and makes sure every problem you came in with on the first visit is solved by the last visit. He always found time to see me and always made every visit as pleasant as the first.
- Meet Patel. 1/22/2016
John Talty was my physical therapist for eight months while I struggled with extreme muscle weakness brought on by an auto-immune disease. When I started with John, I couldn't drive, cook, play tennis, work... all activities I had previously enjoyed. With his help, I have gotten back to a normal life.
He is a unique therapist who combines professional expertise, creativity and interpersonal skills to produce solid results. He knows when to push, when to back off, when to mix things up a bit and, most importantly, he knows how to listen. He knows how to encourage and motivate the most dispirited client. I truly hate the gym but continue to go because John convinced me how important it would be for maintaining my health and strength going forward.
I'm grateful to John for helping me to get my life (and tennis game!) back, and I recommend him heartily and without reserve. If I find myself in need of a physical therapist again, John will be the one I will call.
- Tina Segali. 6/10/2014
John is a very competent and caring physical therapist. He takes the time to listen as you describe your symptoms and uses his expert knowledge to build a therapy plan that both eases your discomfort and helps you rebuild your strength. He guides the recovery process and helps you build a ongoing program that works for you so you can continue to grow stronger and maintain the gains you made while under his care.
- Rosemary Fuhrman. 5/12/2014
I had a procedure on my foot last October which caused a very painful nerve condition I have called CRPS to flare up. The subsequent pain kept me house bound and unable to walk or stand for very long. I became generally weak and de-conditioned. Because of this painful condition I am very hesitant to do physical therapy because in the past some therapist have not understood my condition and chronic pain. I found them unable to break from their preset protocol and adjust to my condition and individual needs. By ignoring the need for me to build slowly or adjust the movement in a different way, I was often pushed so hard that I ended up getting hurt and forced to discontinue my therapy.
John came highly recommended to me and I found him to be very talented therapist- knowledgeable about chronic pain and rehabilitation, minus the "no pain no gain" philosophy which has left me worse off in the past. He was patient and willing to listen to my concerns. He was able to design a program that helped me increase my strength without flaring the nerve disorder. If a particular exercise was too uncomfortable or difficult he would adjust the positioning or exercise so that I was still able to strengthen the weakened muscle without causing injury. It was a team effort and I was very pleased with the overall progress that I made.
I am planning on calling on him again after the next attempt to fix my foot condition and I would recommend him to a friend or family member.