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Rated 5/5 based on 22 customer reviews
"Joe is the best!!! He truly lives up to the name of this place “Function First”! He’s worked on my knee after knee replacement, my hip after hip replacement, snd now my back. He’s a true expert about your body snd what to do to make it function better. I’ve been going to him off snd on for years, and I’m walking and moving better now than I was 20 years ago!! I’m so happy I found him years ago. And the staff are lovely here as well."
Sep 15, 2021
From Google
"I couldn't be happier with Function First PHysical Therapy and my trainer Joe Spallone. I broke my fibula and perone and Joe helped me improve substantially. He and everyone there are really nice and helpful, it is a very nice environment. I am very grateful."
Aug 09, 2021
"FFPT has been a life saver. Joe has done a phenomenal job repairing an injury that has nagged me for almost thirty years. He was the first therapist I spoke with that actually understood the nature of my back problems. He did a great job of explaining the causes while providing a useful new stretching and exercise regimen that has helped not only my recovery but has also minimized any chance of a relapse."
Aug 07, 2021
From Google
"Joe is the BEST physical therapist! He's very hands-on and excellent!"
Apr 07, 2021
From Google
"I had total knee replacement last year and now is when i can start PT . I am very determined to get my knee to bend . It’s been 2 weeks so far and I have faith Alex my therapist can help me . Function first is close by to me and a relaxed atmosphere . 🙏🏻🙏🏻"
Mar 10, 2021
From Google
"Since my PT moved and due to Covid-19 their space closed so I was looking for a new spot. She highly recommended Function First. I checked out others and when I walked into their space I immediately knew it was for me!"
Feb 02, 2021
From Google
"Joe Spallone and Function First Physical Therapy are simply the BEST. I had seen various doctors and a different therapist for an ankle injury that was just not improving. I was in pain constantly and had very limited mobility and I honestly thought I would never heal. After going to another orthopedic surgeon, he recommended more PT and I chose Joe because he was the top rated therapist by patients. Joe was so knowledgeable, explained for the first time what was causing my condition, and worked on me with exercises and approaches that helped me heal and greatly improved my quality of life. He was literally a life-saver. THANK YOU Joe!"
Dec 26, 2020
From Google
"I’m a physical therapist for over 30 years-and when I had my own injury that needed attention-I knew I would get the best treatment at Function First even though I have plenty of PT contacts closer to where I live. Excellent, precise and careful evaluation and treatment. COVID-related procedures include constant wiping down of all equipment and surfaces as well as mask and hand washing enforcement. Recommend with 100% assurance."
Dec 25, 2020
From Google
"I am so thankful for Joe Spallone - my pain doctor said it was my back but Joe disagreed and said it was my hip..I had a hip replacement and feel like a whole new person!! I would pretty much trust him with all my aches and pains."
Oct 23, 2020
From Google
"Function First & Alejandro genuinely transformed my life when I thought I'd never get an even gait and strength back after Achilles surgery. They really truly care about your recovery and entire wellbeing, even offering extended sessions when I needed it most. They are also amazing at helping you navigate insurance. Do not make my mistake & trust a different place where the therapist is seeing three other people at the same time! Go to Function First instead."
Jul 23, 2020
From Google
"A hands-on physical therapist(s) with full attention and skill, and cordial, caring staff. The best I’ve ever been to! The best!"
Mar 09, 2020
From Google
"Phenomenal professionals who listen, pay attention and work with you to try overcome problems and always look to get you the best you can be. A mini gym; extremely clean place, clean changing rooms, spacious lockers, great equipment and lighting including natural lighting, everyone is friendly, the reception desk staff is amazing & friendly and professional. They look out for their patients. 5 star without hesitation. "
Jan 22, 2020
"Kerry helped with my stiff neck and headaches. Thank you so much! The place itself is greatly located and staff is great! Highly recommend!"
Oct 31, 2019
From Google
"My orthopedist referred me to Joe at Function First. The staff are great, my pain is going away and my function is coming back. Joe has given me tools to manage both my current and long-term issues. A cut above!"
Sep 10, 2019
From Google
"I limped into Function First after knee surgery. I'm not great at learning exercises or practicing routines. Joe Spallone patiently worked with me for four months. With is hands, with his booming voice, with his attentive eye, with ever more challenging exercises. I'm very grateful to him and his staff for their kindness and professionalism. The great music he plays while you're struggling through PT is a bonus."
Aug 01, 2019
From Google
"Really great, professional, friendly, and effective physical therapy. Kerry diagnosed a few issues that were at the root of my pain and over a couple of months taught me exercises that alleviated and strengthened my back. She worked with me to change the way I moved to avoid future pain. After 2 months of hard work I am now pain free. I learned so much from her that I have to highly recommend Kerry Ojeda and the team at Function First if you need a great physical therapist."
Oct 01, 2018
From Google
"I can’t thank Joe enough for all he has done for me. Every week I got new exercises and progress was quickly made. Also, forget massages, he can work out any problem you have. I found knots I never knew existed. Finally, besides being incredible at his job, him and all of his staff are friendly and accommodating. He holds up great conversation and keeps the atmosphere relaxing with great music of all genres. I would recommend him to anyone of any age. Thank you again Joe!"
Aug 01, 2018
From Google
"I've experienced myriad issues because of my genetic joint disability, and Joe at Function First was instrumental in helping me achieve greater mobility and less pain. All of the therapists there are fantastic, and I've never been to another PT office with such expert and personalized attention. Most places I tried before were juggling multiple appointments on top of each other and didn't tailor their exercises to my specific needs. If you're looking for help with a pain or functionality issue and want to gain a nuanced, long-term understanding of how to improve that situation and avoid future problems, there's no place better than Function First."
Apr 12, 2018
From Google
"kerry is the best she was my PT from november to february and my knee is feeling the best that it has ever felt Thank You Function First"
Feb 21, 2018
From Google
"Kerry Ojeda is awesome! Quick diagnosis and focused attention on my problem area. She made adjustments, not only to my lower back, but also to my walk and sleeping habits. Problem solved. She also provided stretching and strengthening exercises to continue my workout at home. This is the place to go."
Dec 30, 2017
From Google
"Joe's and Kerry's use of Functional Manual Therapy, combined with Pilates reformer and other stretching exercises to heal my plantar fasciitis, made me look forward to PT sessions. I've gone to FFPT over the years with success in healing what ails me, and highly recommend the practice. As an extra, having intelligent and enjoyable conversations and interesting music made for a more enjoyable experience!"
Sep 19, 2017
From Google
"In a rapidly shrinking PT world accepting most insurance plans, Function First rises to the top. Individualized care with proven techniques as well as optional alternative therapies available under one roof make this such a great place to go and get better. Diane is one of the best PTs I have worked with (and I have worked with several). She has an intuition to find and fix where it hurts and knows her stuff. The office staff is friendly and courteous. Joe, the owner, is also a breath of fresh air. Bonuses include transit convenience located feet away and nice music playing in a big loft. There are individual treatment rooms if you need privacy with your therapist as well. Can't recommend them enough!"
Jul 25, 2017
From Google
"Although my time at Function First PT was short, my experience there was great. All the staff, from the reception desk to the therapists, are professional and friendly. During the initial session my physical therapist was able to rapidly assess and diagnose the source of my pain, and quickly set out a therapeutic plan. The treatment sessions were similarly excellent. I have, and will continue to recommend Function First PT to friends and family."
May 21, 2017
From Google
"Joe Spallone is a brilliant physical therapist. Have gone to him for years when I have any PT needs. He's creative, strong, caring... and knows what he's doing. He's brought me back from shoulder replacement, ruptured tendon in my ankle and broken kneecap. Recently when Joe was unavailable, I worked with Kerry, one of his associates, who turns out also to be terrific and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this practice."
May 05, 2017
"I originally was just looking for a physical therapy location that was convenient to me, and ended up finding this fantastic location. Kerry helped me improve my shoulder and get back into top volleyball form, and now I'm back playing and armed with the stretches and exercises necessary to keep me going. I highly recommend this place, very relaxed, fun, and personal."
Apr 09, 2017
"The Function First team was first recommended to me by an MD who specializes in foot injuries. I was very pleased with my experience working with Kerry Ojeda. The depth of her knowledge is clear, but she can speak in terms that a layperson understands. I knew I was in good hands. The whole team at FF is welcoming and easy to work with. I returned months later for a wrist injury and was just as happy with the attentiveness and focused therapy that helped me regain strength and mobility quickly. I would recommend FF to anyone committed to working toward a full recovery."
Feb 17, 2017
"I had a wonderful experience at Function First PT. The staff were all welcoming and knowledgable in their field. I had gone to a prior physical therapist who did to understand my injury. It was relieving to find Function First as they provided the care that I needed. I'll be booking more appointments in the future and recommend this place to anyone. All the therapists are great!"
Feb 15, 2017
From Google
"Initially I contacted Function First because it was close to my home. On the phone, the receptionist was very friendly and emailed me all the paperwork which greatly simplified the onboarding process. I had an issue with my right shoulder where an inflamed tendon was reducing my mobility and my ability to play sports. I started working with Kerry Ojeda and she quickly got me to work on focused exercises that helped me recover. A year later I developed patellar tendonitis in my right knee and I came back to Function First. Kerry is a great Physical Therapist. She understands sports injuries and helped me visualize the importance of core muscles and posture on the functioning of shoulder and knee joints. She is very professional but also fun to work with and her positive attitude helps with the progress and recovery. She really cares for her patients and I definitely would recommend her. I haven't worked with the other PTs, but from what I have seen they seem all friendly and competent. The facility is a wide open space in a loft space and everybody there works in a relaxed atmosphere."
Jan 20, 2017
"Function First is a seriously helpful place. It is professional and up-to-date, and yet it is very pleasant and relaxing to be a patient there. I never dreaded going there - I actually looked forward to my appointments. I worked with Diane Richmond who is competent (understatement) and dedicated. I felt like I was in good hands and she really cared about my progress."
Jan 19, 2017
"The first phone call to Function First was very enlightening. The secretary was patient and thorough when answering my questions. She immediately faxed forms to my home with instructions. I met the staff in June 2016. I became a part of a professional and friendly group, until my final session on December 29, 2016."
Jan 16, 2017
"I had had pain in my sitz bones for years when I sat and acute pain in my spine at the waist when I lay down to sleep at night. The pain when sitting was the result of a reaction to a medication which had persisted for years after I stopped taking it. There was tightness in my shoulders caused by tension in the muscles. I am happy to report that I no longer have pain when sitting nor is there pain in my back at night. I had overnight flights in coach to Santiago, Chile and back without pain from all those hours of sitting. Previously, I had gone to Function First after torn meniscus surgery and shoulder surgery for a frayed rotator cuff. Both areas were restored to full function. I highly recommend this office for anyone who needs physical therapy."
Dec 18, 2016
"My experience at Function First was terrific. It is a very low-key but efficient facility, well-equipped and east to get in/out. Kerry O did a perfect job getting my messed up knee back in order in just a couple months, and I'm now back to cycling, running and skiing. The other therapists I observed were also very professional and patient with all flavors of customers. Kerry is top notch!"
Dec 14, 2016
"After attending a well-known hospital's physical therapy facility and making little progress, I was fortunate to start my current round of treatment at Function First with Kerry Ojeda. I received incredible treatment and training, which I can also do at home. This resulted in a marked improvement in my mobility and reversed a potential knee replacement surgery. Thank you!"
Nov 03, 2016
"This place is the best place to get help when you need PT. The front desk staff is so professional and helpful in any way they can. Kerry is amazing and will give you such personal treatment and will help you in any way she can . I recommend this place to any one who needs a good PT."
Oct 30, 2016
From Google
"I can't say enough good things about this place . The receptionists are so warm and caring and will try to help and accommodate your schedule and needs. Kerry is really an asset to this facility and she has an enormous amount of patient and I can not thank her enough for everything she helped me with."
Oct 30, 2016
"Kerry was fantastic! She helped me understand what was going on with my injury and how certain exercises can help to make me stronger and help to relieve the pain. Everyone who works there is friendly and professional and it is a well equipped studio.I highly recommend using them for all your physical therapy needs!"
Oct 28, 2016
"Function First is a quiet, relaxing facility conducive to focusing on your health. And Kerry Ojeda is a dedicated, conscientious and knowledgeable therapist who targeted my ailments correctly and made sure I had a good understanding of the exercise routines prescribed. She has been a great help in restoring my well-being, and I wholeheartedly recommend her as a therapist."
Oct 28, 2016
"Expert therapists in a friendly environment. Recommended by my hospital (Hospital for Special Surgery) with good reason."
Oct 26, 2016
"This is a wonderful place from your first experience with the front desk staff, the Physical Therapists, home exercises, and dealing with insurance issues. I had both knees replaced and feel that I have made great strides--literally and physically with their help. I recommend them without reservation. And the space is lovely and filled with light and good vibes. Walk or run (if you can) and get yourself there. You will always leave feeling better than when you arrived."
Oct 25, 2016
"Everyone at the facility is awesome. From the moment you walk in, the receptionists make you feel at home. But of course I wouldn't give you a 5-star rating if the physical therapists themselves weren't good at their jobs. Kerry has been great - she's professional, gives you challenging exercises where you can clearly see yourself improving, answers emails promptly and checks in often, and makes the sessions fun. What more can you ask for!"
Oct 22, 2016
"Working with Kerry and the Function First team was a great experience. Kerry was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in helping me regain flexibility and strength in my shoulder after I fractured my scapula. The sessions were always enjoyable and beneficial and I was always eager to come back. Before starting PT I was told that it can get boring and repetitive after a few weeks, but that definitely was not the case at Function First. Additionally, Kerry taught me valuable techniques for improving my form while working out that I still use. I was amazed at how quickly my shoulder progressed after starting PT with Kerry. I have already recommended Function First to many of my friends. Thanks again, Kerry!"
Oct 22, 2016
"Kerry Ojeda was my PT at Function First and she was terrific. I was recovering from a shoulder operation and she knew exactly what I needed, worked diligently to get my shoulder back to form far quicker than I expected, and left me with the knowledge base I need to keep my shoulder in good shape. Her understanding of muscles and tendons is so complete it's basically intuitive. Other staff at Function First were excellent, too."
Oct 21, 2016
"This is a wonderful place from your first experience with the front desk staff, the Physical Therapists, home exercises, and dealing with insurance issues. I had both knees replaced and feel that I have made great strides--literally and physically with their help. I recommend them without reservation. And the space is lovely and filled with light and good vibes. Walk or run (if you can) and get yourself there. You will always leave feeling better than when you arrived."
Oct 18, 2016
From Google
"The Function First office is a pleasant place to recover from an injury or surgery. Joe & Kerry administer expert care & treatment. I have recommended them to friends in the NYC area."
Oct 18, 2016
"Had a fantastic experience with Function First Physical Therapy after having major concerns and worries with relation to a hip and back problem. I found all staff to be extremely helpful and welcoming from day one, especially Kerry who dealt with me the most. She is very knowledgable and gave me practical solutions to my problems and understood how important training and exercise is to my own profession and lifestyle. Function first understand the human body and gave me rehabilitative exercises to compliment my current routine which made the recovery process speedier, less stressful and less tedious. As a fitness and lifestyle professional myself I am careful whom I choose to work with but Function First come highly recommended."
Oct 17, 2016
From Google
"I had the pleasure of having Kerry Ojeda as my PT. She did a wonderful job and was incredibly thorough. She taught me proper form and function in my exercise technique so that I could prevent another injury in the future. It helped me monumentally and I came back better than ever once she helped heal me! She definitely knows what she's talking about! Thanks Kerry, you rock!"
Oct 17, 2016
"Kerry Ojeda is an amazing physical therapist. I have a herniated disc and was experiencing tightness and pain, and she caused me to experience a really significant improvement. I had been to a large PT facility in the past, and let me say, going to Function First and specifically Kerry was a much, much better experience. Worlds apart, really. Night and day. She addressed my situation in a much more nuanced, thoughtful, and individualized way. She personally worked with me, as opposed to the other place that mostly sent me to do self-exercises. I think Kerry was amazing, excellent, and just superb and do not hesitate to recommend her!! Five stars."
Oct 16, 2016
"My wife and I have been getting physical therapy at First Function. Our physical therapist is Helen Nam D.P.T. (doctor physical therapy). Helen is carful when she treats us, keeps asking if it hurts and always smiles. The place is airy with wide windows and the staff is very nice. I highly recommend it to anybody who needs physical therapy. "
Apr 28, 2013
From Google
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My overall experience @ Function First Physical Therapy was exceptional. Rob displays a thorough understanding of movement and function as well as issues unique to runners and running. Definitely the most targeted and complete treatment plan in all my years of sport related injuries. I do not believe this issue will recur if I consistently perform my ‘home exercise program’. I am extremely pleased with my ideal outcome as Rob had promised from the initial visit. Will definitely recommend to family, friends and MD.

N.S. Brooklyn, NY

I have had the privilege of working with Joe off and on over the past 6 years for various injuries from shoulder surgery, knee pain from a meniscal tear,low back pain and and neck pain. Joe is truly extraordinary and I consider him much more then a physical therapist, he is a master of the body and movement. He had enabled me to understand the ways in which my body works and move as efficiently as possible , while essentially eliminating pain. He is extremely sensitive and empathetic. I cannot emphasize how much Joe has helped reshape my life, my golf game, and subsequently, my future.

Stanley NY, NY

My experience at Function First Physical Therapy was ‘great’. I finally understand that everything I do, from standing to sitting, effects the pain in my low back region. I am much more conscious of my actions to prevent any reoccurance and have been thoroughly retrained in how I move, lift and bend. I would definitely recommend FFPT to my friends and family.


I had an exceptional experience at Function First PT and resolved my knee issues post surgery 99.5% Having seen lots of PT’s over the years, starting in high school, and the NY area, this was by far the best care and most personalized experience. They addressed not just the pain/injury but the bigger picture of correction/prevention. Also handled the emotional challenge that is natural, given the ups and downs of post surgical recovery. Really a successful, positive experience.


My overall experience at Function First Physical Therapy was nothing less then excellent!! My elbow is recovered 100% from surgery and precise, thorough rehabilitation. Joe, thanks so much.


My experience at Function First Physical Therapy was excellent. The administrative staff was friendly, professional and took care of all my insurance issues and questions thoroughly. The PT was caring and always gave me his full attention and more. Everything regarding my condition and my responsibilities to avoid further problems were explained very carefully. I would send anyone who needs PT to Function First. Thanks so much.


My experience at Function First PT was “Awesome”. When I first went to PT, I was sent to a very busy PT operation at a hospital based clinic. I’m sure what they provide is adequate for a lot of patients, but for people who don’t respond quickly and need closer supervision and attention to detail, Function First answers that need.

M.A. Hoboken, NJ