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Richard NorthornRichard Northorn PT, DPT

NYS License # 024854-1


Dr. Richard Northorn is a co-owner of Maximum Motion Physical Therapy PLLC. Rich received a Bachelor of Arts with emphasis in science from Hofstra University in 1997. While working as a personal trainer during school, he decided to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. Rich continued his education at Touro College School of Health Sciences receiving a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002 and a clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. Rich is currently an adjunct professor/ guest lecturer at Touro College. He furthers his own education by taking multiple advanced manual therapy courses to continually improve his treatment skills. Rich has worked in a wide range of physical therapy settings over his 15 year career primarily involving outpatient orthopedics and homecare. While on staff at a local Long Island hospital, he had the privilege of implementing the presence of physical therapy in the emergency room, as well as working in their cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab, and dialysis center providing therapy to patients while on dialysis. Rich has further broadened his skills working with neurosurgeons from New York City to develop physical therapy programs for patients with facial paralysis. As a former USA Hockey certified instructor, he has extensive coaching experience with teams in international tournaments including the US para-olympic team athletes. An avid sports enthusiast, Rich has a high ranking belt with American Jiu-Jitsu, and has played a variety of competitive sports throughout his life. Currently, he is coaching his son’s teams in youth leagues for lacrosse, baseball, and soccer in West Islip where he resides with his wife, Alison, and their three children. Rich is also a member of the New York State Police Surgeons Lodge for the Fraternal Order of Police.

 

Nickolas FrangisNickolas Frangis PT, DPT
NYS License # 024923-1

Dr. Nickolas Frangis is a co-owner of Maximum Motion Physical Therapy PLLC. Nick graduated with a Bachelor in Human Kinetics, majoring in Movement Science from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 1999. He then continued his education at Touro College School of Health Sciences by completing a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002. He began his career as a physical therapist in 2002, working in a Long Island rehabilitation hospital. Nick furthered his learning and completed his clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. Since graduating, he has worked in several physical therapy settings including: acute inpatient rehabilitation, acute hospital care, outpatient muscle tone clinic assisting in screening for therapeutic botox injections and assessing interthecal bacolfen trials, outpatient orthopedics and homecare. Throughout the 15 years of practice, Nick has concentrated his continuing education courses on outpatient orthopedic physical therapy courses and advanced manual therapy courses. His education, training and interests have fueled a desire to create a physical therapy clinic which focuses on the patient as a whole and through an individualized treatment approach.

 

Todd HoffmanTodd Hoffman PT, MSPT
NYS License # 024808-1

Todd Hoffman is a co owner of Maximum Motion Physical Therapy PLLC. He graduated from SUNY Binghamton in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, he worked as an emergency medical technician for 3 years in upstate N.Y. He graduated from Touro College School of Health Sciences in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Since graduation, he has worked in several settings including home care, acute in-patient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation. With more than 15 years in the field, Todd has taken numerous continuing education courses in neurologic and orthopedic specialties. Extensive coursework in functional orthopedics, lumbopelvic integration, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), has allowed Todd to incorporate specific and distinct manual therapy techniques during individual patient care.