James Nussbaum, PT, PhD, SCS, CSCS, EMT, Clinical Director
Dr. James Nussbaum, PT, PhD, SCS, EMT is the Clinical and Research Director of ProHealth & Fitness PT OT, a physical and occupational therapy organization in New York City. He founded the organization in 2000 in an effort to provide skilled rehabilitation services to patients with all levels of abilities and disabilities. His career was fueled by his experiences as a physical therapy patient, working for Johnson and Johnson as a health and fitness specialist, and being a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician. James returned to school after working at J & J and graduated from Touro College with a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy, later earning a PhD in Pathokinesiology, and then received board certification as a Sports Certification Specialist. James sits on numerous clinical and academic advisory boards and is an active member of the NYS Task Force on Fall Prevention. He currently is a clinical instructor for numerous Physical Therapy schools, and teaches biomechanics and kinesiology at Yeshiva University’s Stern College. James’ clinical and research focus has been on the effects of innovative therapy interventions in medically complex patient populations. He has numerous ongoing IRB clinical trials, collaborating with many NYC physicians, hospitals, and agencies. James has lectured and presented his research at medical conferences throughout the United States and around the world, and has a particular interest in finding ways to enhance and document patient improvements in activities of daily living, mobility, balance, function, and most importantly quality of life. In 2014, he became one of the first 3 certified AposTherapy providers in the United States and is proudly active in educating physicians and patients alike. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations and is passionate about improving the way people love through clinical care, research and education. James has had both his knees, his L shoulder, and his right ankle reconstructed and personally knows rehabilitation.