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.
His 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, Tom is determined to help others get back to what they enjoy doing without relying on medications, unnecessary injections, MRIs, x-rays or surgeries. Tom’s ultimate goal is for 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 interviewed on “Coffee With Marci” and the “Dare to be Authentic” podcast. Tom is currently working on a book about low back pain and sciatica titled: Just Move- a Guide to Conquering Low Back Pain and Sciatica.