AgeWell Physical Therapy provides a comprehensive, pleasant and caring atmosphere for mature adults to receive the best outpatient physical and wellness services.
You can't afford not to take great care of yourself. A physical therapy evaluation is an important first step in investing in your future health and function. Call us today to schedule a physical therapy evaluation with experienced physical therapists who are devoted to the wellness and care of seniors.
AgeWell Physical Therapy and Wellness P.C. (est. 2004) and LiveWell Occupational Therapy Services, PLLC (est. 2015) are PT- and OT-owned outpatient practices, specializing in the unique therapy needs of mature adults. Our common mission is to provide the most effective evidence-based outpatient therapy in an environment that is perfectly suited for the senior population. Our staff, clinics, equipment and services are selected to best serve the unique needs of older adults. Our clients deserve a therapy designed for their specific needs and we have dedicated our careers to that purpose.
Any individuals with joint, muscle, or movement problems that interfere with self-care (activities of daily living) are appropriate for occupational therapy evaluations. In addition to helping clients with muscle, bone, and movement problems, our occupational therapist also helps clients with visual/perception problems and clients with mild to moderate dementia. Our caring occupational therapist has over twenty years of experience improving the quality of life and safety of clients who have dementia and instructing families how to support their loved ones.
Physical Therapy is a vocation we take very seriously. The staff at AgeWell has chosen the "Greatest Generation" as the population it wishes to serve well with their time and efforts. We demonstrate this calling by working tirelessly with you--to work with the whole person to control and eliminate your pain, treat your entire condition, spend One on One time with you at each visit, communicate with your doctor when appropriate, refer you to recommended medical professionals upon your request and treat you with the Dignity and Respect your deserve.
Our handicapped accessible offices are located in Lake Success, Nassau County. All of our equipment has been chosen to be the most appropriate and effective for the geriatric population. To make our clients as comfortable as possible, our goal is to provide an environment in which our clients can succeed; this includes a sincere and caring staff, attractive interiors, pleasant music and visuals, comfortable temperatures and other amenities we hope will make you feel comfortable.
Research is constant in physical and occupational therapy .The latest studies are published and critiqued. The positive or negative results are presented. Studies either support and add to current treatment practices or challenge the current standard and open the door to discontinuing or modifying current treatment practice. Our practice therefore is constantly introducing and modifying current exercise and treatment programs.
John Dragan P.T., GCS, CEEAA is co-Founder of AgeWell Physical Therapy and Wellness, P.C. He is a Board Certified Clinical Geriatric Specialist, one of approximately 1,700 nationwide and one of approximately 500 when he passed the specialist exam. Mr. Dragan matriculated at the University of Connecticut where he received his Degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to opening AgeWell, Mr. Dragan was the Director of Rehabilitation at a well known 255 bed inpatient center on Long Island where he supervised physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology services.
Mr. Dragan earned his Certification as Exercise Expert for Aging Adults. (CEEAA.) This certification enhances the ability of physical therapists to incorporate evidence into practice in order to appropriately examine and provide the quality of exercise that will yield optimal benefits for the aging adult.
Mark Herbrich P.T., M.A., CEEAA is co-Founder of AgeWell Physical Therapy and Wellness, P.C. He received his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Touro College in Dix Hills NY. He practiced physical therapy for three years at Jamaica Hospital in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings, in acute care and in the James Brady Traumatic Brain Injury Unit. He practiced in an inpatient rehabilitation setting at Grace Plaza Rehabilitation Center in Great Neck and as Physical Therapy Supervisor for six years at Sun Harbor Manor in Roslyn Heights. Winthrop University Hospital Home Health Agency in Mineola provided Mr. Herbrich with the opportunity to treat patients in the home setting.
Mr. Herbrich earned his Certification as Exercise Expert for Aging Adults. (CEEAA.) This certification enhances the ability of physical therapists to incorporate evidence into practice in order to appropriately examine and provide the quality of exercise that will yield optimal benefits for the aging adult.
Anca Toma, PTA, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Nassau Community College and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports. She competed professionally in track and field in Romania and continues to be an active runner. A physical therapy assistant at AgeWell since 2006, Mrs. Toma also speaks Romanian
Jazmin Almonte, PTA, graduated in 2009 from Nassau Community College with her Associate of Applied Science Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Mrs. Almonte speaks fluent Spanish.
Dr. Matthew Harrigan is a graduate of Columbia University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. A life-long passion for health and fitness and for helping others led Matt to leave a successful publishing career to pursue physical therapy.
At Columbia, Dr. Harrigan concentrated on Adult Neuro Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, and home care. He completed his third year specialization track in Adult Neuro Rehabilitation. In order to broaden his knowledge of geriatric physical therapy, Dr. Harrigan used his final third year clinical internship to work at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York as a home care physical therapist and at AgeWell Physical Therapy.
At New York-Presbyterian's Milstein Hospital, Dr. Harrigan designed and constructed a portable physical therapy apparatus. The therapy staff used this to provide passive range of motion to patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome. The apparatus was used daily in the rehab clinic until the patient regained active range of motion.
Dr. Harrigan is a co-author of Interventions for Improving Quality of Life in the Frail Elderly, Kolodny R, McCoy C, Chan D, Harrigan M, Young A, which was published in the Journal of Geriatrics and presented at the 2014 American Physical Therapy Association combined sections meeting.
Recently, Dr. Harrigan accomplished a bicycle tour from Long Island NY, across the United States and Canada, to Seattle, Washington.
A husband and father of four children, Dr. Harrigan lives in Douglaston, Queens, where he also enjoys the hobby of beekeeping.
Jennifer Malherb graduated in 1998 with her AAS Physical Therapist Assistant Degree. From 1998 to 2008 she worked in two local outpatient physical therapy offices. In 2006, Mrs. Malherb started working at AgeWell Physical Therapy.