John G. Fox, P.T., M.A., C.W.T.
Mr. John G. Fox has been a physical therapist for more than 23 years. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Health Science and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Touro College School of Health Science. He has extensive experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. He has taken numerous courses in spinal/extremity mobilization and manipulation. He is well versed in the Feldenkrais method and other integrated somatic therapies. He is an instructor for the American Back School and has instructed nurses and nurse's aides in proper body mechanics for over 18 years. He has developed an excellent relationship with the medical community and strongly believes in physical therapy and the positive effects it has on his referred patients. He also takes great pride in the referrals received by the medical doctors and honors the trust they have in him.
It was no mistake that John Fox chose to become a physical therapist. His friends, family and patients all say that he was "born" for the role. And after 23 years as a physical therapist, he still has a passion for it. Maybe that's because he learns something new from each of his patients.
Katherine Hawes, D.P.T.
Katie is a friendly and determined therapist. She graduated from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in May 2009 receiving a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She completed several internships including acute care, sub acute, out patient orthopedics, sport medicine and a pediatric rotation with children with disabilities. She is CPR/AED and First Aid certified. On a personal note, she completed an extensive rehabilitation process after having a reconstructive surgery for a torn hip labrum. This experience enabled her to say "I understand". Katie maintains a healthy lifestyle. She loves Irish dancing, weight training and running. "Exercising just makes me feel good." As a young girl, she would visit the senior population in nursing homes across Long Island. "The senior population always enjoy my company especially the ones that rarely had visitors". Her interest in the human anatomy and her compassionate heart lead her to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Laurie Fox, Office Manager
Laurie and her assistants are experts in the profession of billing and collection. Laurie has taken numerous courses in the field of third party billing and continues to update herself and her staff on the proper way of handling all patient insurance billing. Laurie and her staff handle all insurance questions. Upon making an appointment with us they will verify your insurance and determine your benefits. Their primary goal is to inform you of your insurance benefits and to make this process one of ease. Please contact her with all your insurance questions. Laurie's key passions are her children, Cameron and Hailey and of course her husband. "They are the joys of my life."
Joanne Drovetta, Receptionist
Joanne is the Senior Front Desk Administrator at SportsCare Physical Therapy. She has worked with us for the past 4 years. She enjoys helping others, and this is easily recognized when you speak with her. She always ensures that the processes at the reception desk are as smooth as possible for patients. In her free time, Joanne enjoys her family going to the beach, watching movies and reading.
Jackie Bianco, Physical Therapy Technician
Jackie is currently a student studying massage therapy at New York College of Health Professions in Syosset, N.Y. She enjoys working with people and helping them meet their fullest potential. In her spare time she loves going to the gym. She also enjoys cheerleading and gymnastics. Jackie has been cheerleading and participating in gymnastics since she was five years old. She was the captain of her senior year cheerleading team. Jackie volunteers her time coaching youth leagues on how to improve their cheerleading and gymnastic skills. "I love helping people out; it's my favorite feeling knowing I have helped improve someone's confidence!
Nick Vignola, Physical Therapy Technician
Nick has a passion for helping people. He is currently enrolled at Suffolk Community College in the Fitness Specialist program and will be applying to physical therapy schools. He is a certified Personal Trainer as well as certified in CPR and Basic Life Support. He has been training practically his whole life, whether it is soccer, cross-country or track and field. He enjoys rock climbing, biking, running, yoga and hiking. His favorite professional athlete is Alex Honnold, who is setting the bar extremely high in the climbing world. His two favorite quotes are "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit" (Aristotle) and "A river cuts through a rock, not because of its power but its persistence." (Anonymous)
Ed Stellato, Physical Therapy Aide
Ed has been a physical therapy aide for the past 3 years. He enjoys working in a physical therapy facility and learning something new each day. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Hofstra University. He is currently applying to physical therapy school. He enjoys helping people and teaching them how to help themselves live healthier lives. He is a kind, caring person who likes to have fun. In his free time Eddie enjoys going to the gym and watching sports especially football. His favorite sports team is the New York Jets.