Dr. Michael Zolotnitsky, PT, DPT

Physical Therapists

Dr. Michael Zolotnitsky, PT, DPT 2018-08-16T11:45:17+00:00

Dr. Mike was born in Italy, grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and currently resides in Morganville, NJ. He received his doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA in December of 2014. Dr. Mike is currently leading our neurological department to treat various conditions including, but not limited to concussions, MS, stroke, and Parkinson’s Disorder. Dr. Mike is attaining his vestibular certification to further improve complaints of dizziness, headaches, and all balance dysfunction. He prides himself on performing high level balance activities to include walking with eyes closed, uneven surfaces, and loves to incorporate boxing to further challenge his patients.

In addition to neurological treatment, Dr. Mike utilizes the Mulligan Concept to perform pain-free physical therapy that immediately improves function. He offers a personalized aquatic therapy program for indoor and outdoor pool settings. Dr. Mike has completed three half marathons in one year and offers running tips as well as gym strategies. In addition, he is a national speaker for the Hemophilia community, speaking to various groups in the bleeding disorder family.

During his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his family and two younger nephews, making his girlfriend happy, traveling and experiencing various cultures, and learning different languages. He is fluent in Russian and has a basic understanding of Spanish.

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Can’t say enough about this place. Being a hemophiliac, this place is an oasis in a dessert of general physical therapy centers that do not know how to work with someone like me with either pushing me too much to the point of injury or not enough to where there is no benefit. Having such a knowledgeable staff is crucial to a hemophiliac. Just having one individual at a facility that knows what a hemophiliac is in general is outstanding. But here there are multiple staff members who know of the condition and that is just plain unheard of.

I went for both my ankles which were painful and weak. Since starting in early June (Today is 8/7) with only attending once a week, my pain has been reduced drastically and my strength has nearly doubled! Mike and Doug have spent many hours dedicated to improving my issues. They tune their sessions to your activities and conditions and it not only improves your problem areas but overall health. The advanced techniques and machinery are one of a kind as well. I feel better than I have in years.

I highly recommend this partner in your health needs and will continue to work with them in the future.

…..BY THE WAY…..I drive two hours from Pennsylvania to get there…so its got to be worth it!

Kris M (8/7/18)
Dr. mike has been fantastic. He set a realistic timetable for my recovery from my herniations and other functional issues I’ve had with shoulders and hips.

Very out going and loves what he does. I’ll be coming back for any issueas I have goin forward.

Herbert O (8/5/18)
I was greeted with warm smiles from everyone right as I stepped into the office. Shortly after handing in my paperwork, I was introduced to Dr. Mike. Dr. Mike listened to my story of what had happened to me and evaluated me for the symptoms I stated I had. Quickly thereafter, he formulated a plan to get me back to fighting shape within 5 weeks, as I would be going off to college afterwards. Dr. Mike had been nothing less than an absolute star throughout the process, keeping me informed of how all that we are doing is going to help me get better, while always being positive and enthusiastic about the progress made.
David K (8/3/18)
Being a part of this experience was a relief and a joy to me. I feel better and I don’t feel restricted in my physical movement , My balance has improved greatly and i am grateful. …Dr. Michael and Douglas were absolutely fantastic. thank you.
Gail G (6/18/18)
I couldn’t be more happy that I found Dr. Mike. I came for one problem, but while there I told him about another probelm that I’ve been dealing with for years. He encouraged me that he would be able to help me and recommended accupuncture for it as well. I came home today, after having had PT with Dr.Mike twice for this issue and one visit to accupuncture and I can honestly say that I have hope again for something that I had given up hope on. I can’t remember when I last felt this good. No other doctors seemed to care and I can honestly say that Dr. Mike cares and is looking for new and interesting ways to help. He is. It stuck inside of a box and is treating the whole person. Thank you so much Dr. Mike
Kendra S (5/30/18)

As an employee at NJ Spine and Wellness, I can not only tell everyone how amazing our staff and facility is, but from first hand treatment I can certainly vouch for the success stories. I treated with Dr. Mike for a few weeks shy of two months and our main goal was to get me pain free in my neck and lower back. I have terrible posture working here (my own fault!) and Dr. Mike convinced me to start treating with him. He genuinely cares about the well-being of not only his patients, but his staff as well! Within a month of challenging exercises, I am now back in the gym pain-free after about two years. I really never could have done this without the guidance, support, and motivation of Dr. Mike! 🙂

Victoria (7/12/17)

Dr. Mike is a compassionate and most knowledgeable . I came to him with very painful knees, limping, and a lot of pain in my hands. I am not limping anymore and have less pain. You need to listen to him and do as he says and you will definitely feel better!!!!! Thank you Dr. Mike

Mindy B (7/2/17)
I came in with 2 herniated discs in my neck and an old rotator cuff injury from years of weightlifting and improper form. I was in such bad shape I thought I would never be able to lift again. Thanks to Dr. Mike I was able to change what I do in the gym. I’m very stubborn and do not like change but Mike convinced me to try an all new routine. He is considerate and compassionate and if something I did bothered my neck or shoulder he always found an alternative or variation that would work for me. He was able to customize my own personal exercise routine that I could do at home or at the gym pain free. He is very knowledgeable with anatomy and really knows his exercise routines. He also practices what he preaches. He is in great shape as well so it gives you more confidence to follow what he does. Mike is very dedicated and goes out of his way to get you better. He even worked with me on his off time in the gym to fix what I was doing wrong when lifting (as well as show me all new exercises). He watched my form and was there to correct me when my form was off. Now my shoulder and neck does not hurt anymore when I exercise. Mike is a top physical therapist and there’s no one else I would go to when it comes to rehabbing an injury. In fact the staff at OBSW (including the chiropractors, therapists, trainers, and assistants) is the nicest office group you will ever meet. Excellent work, thanks Mike!
Dr. Sansone (6/17/17)

Dr. Mike was great! Went to him for a sprained ankle and I saw increased mobility after just the first visit! Dr. Mike is professional, knowledgeable and very passionate about what he does. He personalized my program and worked with me each visit to closely monitor my progress and adjust as necessary. Could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Mike and could not be happier with my results!

Dan T (6/4/17)

Walking into therapy I was extremely hesitant and a little skeptical. The minute Dr. Mike greeted me I knew I was going to be in good hands. Dr. Mike is a true professional whose skills and compassion goes above and beyond. He and his team, Lauren, James, Vinny, Sean and Taylor to name just a few are extremely dedicated and experienced in their field ( whomever I left out I apologize). With a broken elbow that caused me so much pain and discomfort, Dr. Mike had me moving and pain free in no time. His passion and love for his job is extremely evident as you see him in action. He is kind, friendly and extremely detailed with every patient. He and his team work effortlessly together to ensure that every patient is getting the best therapy for their particular need. Dr. Mike I thank you for your patience, dedication and hard work which brought me to a 100% recovery in such a short time.

Lucy V (6/2/17)
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