Business & Finance

Press Releases

Pro Staff Physical Therapy Comes to Montclair

Director of Occupational/Hand Therapy Jaclyn Kopidlowsk and Dr. Samantha Sammaro, Physical Therapy Director in Nutley
Dr. Samantha Sammaro works with a patient with a Mulligan belt.

NUTLEY, NJ - Whether your game is High School Football, Adult League Soccer, or Mahjong at the Senior Center, the team at Pro Staff Physical Therapy has a team of therapists that offer therapy targeted to a specific injury, and since every patient and injury is different, every course of treatment is unique. 

ProStaff started in Clifton. The company has expanded to Passaic, Kearny, Montclair, Rockaway and Oakland, NJ. The newest location in Nutley has become the flagship location as it is the largest facility taking up two floors of a new building in the center of the township, directly across from the high school. 

Over the course of the day, the team will work with a wide range of patients from the young athlete with a sports injury, an adult with an injury that required surgery, and senior with an age related condition. Experience includes orthopedics, sports medicine, total joint replacement, neck/spine rehabilitation, vestibular/balance rehab, and much more.

Sign Up for E-News

Nutley residents should take note that Dr. Samantha Sammaro, Physical Therapy Director is a Nutley High and Rutgers Medical School graduate (it was UMDNJ at the time). Dr. Sammaro played soccer while earning her Undergraduate degree in Biology at Felician College. That passion for sports carried through to her professional life. Today she specializes in orthopedics, treating all levels from pediatrics through high school athletes and older adults. She has been a part of the ProStaff Nutley office since 2016.

Her work includes everything from working with rotator cuffs, ACL repair, and post-operative care. Since every injury is different, and every patient is different, the care is highly specialized. Factors such as body mass, age, osteoporosis and even balance issues set the tone for how things will proceed. Sammaro explained that patients are tested, and retested to measure progress. Therapy sessions can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. 

Director of Occupational/Hand Therapy Jaclyn Kopidlowski is one of only a handful of Certified Hand Therapists in the region. She also is an NHS graduate, and graduated from Villanova and the Graduate Therapy Program at Columbia University.  Kopidlowski explained that while arthritis and carpal tunnel injuries are a part of her work, other injuries, such as severe cuts that sever muscles from kitchen or work place accidents require specialized therapy post surgery. Her work includes rehabilitation for fractures to elbows and wrists, never compressions, tendon ruptures, and lacerations. She explained that her goal is to get the patient back to doing the things they always did in their everyday life. Hand Therapy became a part of Pro Staff's Nutley location in January of this year.

Prostaff also works with patients on wellness, sports training, nutrition. and preventation/maintenance.



TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


McGovern's Summer Renovation Closing Party Celebrates Change

June 20, 2018

It always takes a few seconds for your eyes to adjust when you walk into McGovern's Tavern in Newark, a downtown fixture since 1936.

But this Friday afternoon, there were two immediate sights that demonstrated something was different.

First, most of the photos, portraits, and articles that cover the bar's walls were removed, the relics of decades of history gone.

Second, you ...

Suspect Charged with Using Sword in Fight Over Parking Spot in NJ

June 19, 2018


SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A Manville man has been charged with aggravated assault and other charges after police say he attacked another man with a sword in a dispute over a parking space.

The victim had attacked the suspect, Jared Razzano, 35, of North 9th Avenue, with a contractor’s four-foot level, according to the Somerset County  Prosecturors Office, but he has not been ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, June 20, 6:30 PM

Pleasantdale Chateau , West Orange

Taste & Toast Gala

Giving Back

Wed, June 20, 6:30 PM

Pleasantdale Chateau , West Orange

Taste & Toast Gala

Giving Back

Wed, June 20, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

Health & Wellness

Montclair Police Blotter: Thai Chef Burglarized, Four iPhones Stolen and More

June 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  The following police blotter was compiled by the Montclair Police Department on June 12, 2018:


06-05-2018 (Union Street) Burglary to an apartment.  Cash was taken in this incident.  Access was gained through an unlocked rear door.  

06-05-2018 (Union Street) Theft of a scooter from the rear yard of a residence.

06-05-2018 (Elm ...

Montclair Community Band Summer Concert #1, June 26

June 20, 2018

Please join us for the

Montclair Community Band

Outdoor Summer Concert #1

Conducted by Jim Wasko

Tuesday, June 26th, 7:30 PM



On Chestnut St at the corner of Park St

(rain place, MHS Auditorium, enter on Park St)


Free Admission – No Tickets Needed

Perfect for the whole family!