Who Are Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation

We Help People Age 40 to 60’sTo Become More Active And Mobile, Live Free From Painkillers And Keep Out Of The Doctor’s Office.

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About Us

At Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation we love to help people in their 30, 40’s, 50’s, 60 years old, get back to living the life they deserve. Which means a life free from painkillers, where you don’t have to worry about bothering the doctor, and can do and enjoy all of the things you love, without the fear of pain holding you back.

When something like chronic pain strikes in your knee, lower-back, neck or shoulders, or if you experience an injury from working around the home, a sport, exercise or being active with your children or grandchildren - we know it’s very tempting to leave it and hope it’ll simply “go away on its own” with time and rest… That you’ll wake up someday and like “magic”, it’ll be as if it never happened in the first place - but that’s usually not the case, and often the pain ends up worse than it was when it first started.

We also know it’s very easy to reach into the back of the cupboard for the painkillers, and take them whenever pain strikes so it eases off fast - but all those painkillers are no good for your health long-term, and do nothing but mask the pain instead.

Or, maybe you’re left feeling confused, even skeptical because you’ve sought advice from other healthcare professionals, massage therapist or a physical therapist in the past, and nothing they seemed to say or do helped.

Many things feel “good” at the time but most of your attempts never get to the “root” of the problem and delve deep to solve your pain and mobility for good!

Can You Relate?

If that sounds like you, you’re not alone. At Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation we hear this all the time… In fact people who come to see us have often:

  • Thought the pain would go away on its own - but it didn’t.
  • Paid several visits to the Doctor, only to be told to “rest” and “take some painkillers” - then weeks later go back to see the Doctor again, only to be prescribed MORE rest, and an even stronger dose of painkillers.
  • Been put on a month long waiting list after being referred to see a specialist, then when after waiting so long to be seen - were given a sheet of exercises, which did nothing to ease the pain quick, if at all.
  • Tried a few YouTube exercises, but those exercises either didn’t do a thing or aggravated the pain making it even worse.
  • Did your doctor watch you move or just read the MRI or Xray and decide the best course of care? One of my mantras in my clinic is “You can’t treat an MRI or Xray”. You have to look at the whole person to get to the root of the problem. No just becoming pain free but moving better so you don’t have it come back.
  • Thought it would be a good idea to rest because the pain was so bad, but all that did was make the area even more stiff and tight
  • Been told by a family member or friend that “everybody gets aches and pains as they get older” - making it easy to accept it’s “just a part of life”- make me furious!
  • With our individualized one-on-one care your reach your goals faster with less visits to our clinic.
  • We take more time with our patients to get back to health faster than corporate or physician owned clinics where you spend more time with the physical techs or aids than the Physical Therapist.
  • We value your time and will guide you the most efficient path to getting better and reaching your goals.

Any of those sound familiar?

If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our physical therapists at our Paramus clinic to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already, like many people we see, is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.

Founded By Tom Willemann


Physical Therapist

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. 

Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment. In late 2001 he met his future wife Sue from an old friend from River Dell High School. Shortly afterwards we had our three boys Ryan, Thomas and Matthew that continue to inspire to move and stay in shape as they grow. His passion is to move in different ways and continues to by continuing to mountain bike, ski and surf.

Tom’s passion for athletics and connecting with others, in addition to his personal experience with a high school football injury, ultimately led him toward a career in physical therapy. No stranger to life-altering pain, he is determined to help others get back to what they enjoy doing without relying on medications, unnecessary injections, MRIs, x-rays or surgeries. Tom truly wants his patients to feel better and move better in order to maintain an active lifestyle. His motto, simply put, is: JUST MOVE. He leads by example to encourage his patients to engage in any kind of movement, for it is the key to overall good health.

Tom enjoys furthering his knowledge in the field and educating others as well; he runs continuing education courses for local physical therapy clinics in the northern New Jersey area, hosts both in-person and online workshops, and posts informative blogs on his website and videos on his YouTube Channel and social media accounts frequently. In 2000, Tom traveled to Olympic Hospital in Madras, India to co-treat individuals with orthopedic physical therapy issues. He was recently featured on Coffee With Marci and the Dare to be Authentic Podcast. Tom is currently working on a book about low back pain and sciatica. .

Tom has been helping people just like you for years who want to keep active and love to be healthy so they can get the most enjoyment out of life for many years to come!

We believe people aged 40,50, 60+ should have exceptionally better access to great care to help them stay active, mobile and free from painkillers.

If you would like to know how the physical therapy team at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation can help you live with less pain and get back to feeling great again - we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at our clinic:

Note: This Free Discovery Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about physical therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free discovery session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.

We Love to Help People:

  • Keep active - so you can run after your kids all day, take your grandchildren to the park with ease and enjoy a nice round of golf, run or walk anytime that suits you.
  • Stay free from painkillers - so you’re not always reaching in the cupboard for painkillers to ease the pain whenever it strikes - PLUS they’re no good for your long-term health anyway, and don’t actually do anything to fix the problem, just mask it.
  • Avoid dangerous surgery - we’ll help you get to the root-cause of what’s going on quick - often inside 20 minutes, so you don’t have to get to the point of having to face surgery to fix it. Just because you have long standing severe pain that hasn’t improved with time doesn’t mean surgery is the answer.
  • Found out what’s wrong - we’ll help give you peace of mind and ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery.
  • Get more enjoyment out of life - so you can enjoy quality time with family and friends that aches and pains can steal from you, and finally get a good night sleep without tossing and turning trying to find that one position that feels right

Basically, we love to help people get back to living life free from of recent injury or long standing pain...

Unfortunately, many believe chronic pain can never improve which is not further from the truth! You just need the right movement and exercise paired with the right patient. We are specialists in peeling the layers to find the right plan to help you move better.

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our physical therapy clinic in Paramus, New Jersey then please just click the button below and complete the short form:

“ Here Are 3 People We’ve Helped Recently 

Please enjoy watching these case-studies of other people just like you who came to see the Physical Therapy Team at Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation - and left much healthier and happier within just a couple of weeks:



17, Wyckoff, NJ

"I came to Tom because I had some ankle pain. I'm a dancer, so every day I put a lot of stress and pressure and strain on my body, and on my feet. I came to Tom and got exercises to do, which weren't even that hard, didn’t take up that much time. I could see an improvement very quickly with my strength."



50's, Wyckoff, NJ

"I've been coming to apex for about a year and a half now. My mobility is pretty much a hundred percent, pain is all gone. The good thing about Tom is he doesn't really rush you through the procedures. e really seems to know what's going on with the joints."



40's,Teaneck, NJ

"From the moment you walk in the door between Kathy greeting you and Tom's assistance, helping you out and getting everything done, you're home. You're with a family. They're taking care of you. As a mom, it made me feel safe knowing my son was getting the absolute best care in the absolute best way possible."