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“…Performance Rehabilitation Doctors and Therapist are magicians and utmost professional…”

“I highly recommend Performance Rehabilitation 100% Especially when you want to outweigh the options of Chiropractors and or Surgery. What intrigued me the most about my final decision was the expert orientation the Doctors gave me before the start of my schedule physical therapy. Once I began my therapy it all met my expectations. My Lower back pain of a Level 10 went to a 1 in 2 weeks. Performance Rehabilitation Doctors and Therapist are magicians and utmost professional. Their consistent caring personality made a world of a difference. Truly Brilliant and Outstanding. Thank You.”
– Raul A., Woodbridge, NJ

“…Thank you… for bringing me back to the ability to function and live a normal life”

“When I began treatment at Performance Rehab six months ago I could barely walk into the gym. What an amazing difference in my mobility, strength, and stamina these months of excellent treatment have made! The staff are all more than competent and always positive, encouraging, and patient! Thank you, ALL of you, for bringing me back to the ability to function and live a normal life.”
– Peggy W., Gillette, NJ

Avoided knee surgery…

“I went to this facility last spring in an effort to avoid knee surgery. My experience was completely positive from beginning to end. All of my options were clearly explained to me and together a plan was set forth which was a total success. Everyone was friendly, positive and totally professional. Not only have I avoided surgery but my knee is completely healed. I highly recommend putting in the time and effort and giving performance and rehab a try!
– Eileen C., Glen Gardner, NJ

“…The most spectacular treatment I’ve ever had, PRP, a new transformative and innovative way of treating patients without having to have surgery…”

“I knew that I never had an injury but I knew there was something degenerative… we were able to identify but there was some normal wear and tear, approaching 50 it happens… after a while (Physical Therapy) wasn’t working so we amped it up a bit… financially it was becoming a burden,  Performance stepped in and created a plan that works for me, physically and financially… the most spectacular treatment I’ve ever had, PRP, a new transformative and innovative way of treating patients without having to have surgery… my life has gotten so much better I am now working out, I am now actively participating in activities with my son… sleeping at night is even comfortable. I definitely have to say if it was not for the doctors the team there’s absolutely no way I would have gone from where I was to where I am right now.”

– Kamuela

“…it was just beautiful to have that mobility back.”

“At retirement I decided to take a pilgrimage with some friends to the Holy Land and it was that point where I hurt my knee, I actually tore my meniscus… from day one they gave me meticulous care, excellent planning to help the knee… besides the physical therapy I received the injections for the gel… I went onto the stem cell therapy for the knee… it’s almost 100% better… I’ve got back now is functional mobility, I walk 10,000 steps a day…you wouldn’t think that somebody who’s 73 years old… this year I visited my brother in Connecticut and he has these kayaks… 2 months later, I went and I jumped in the kayak and go full force and was just beautiful to have that mobility back. What I like best about the places that the staff is personable, they are professional, and they are caring… The people work as a team… when I completed my therapy, I was like a little kid here they all gathered around the bell and I rang this bell. which means that I completed the program. I got goosebumps…”

– Bill Grippo

“…what makes Performance so exceptional and unique is the multi-discipline, collaborative and holistic approach that they take…”

“I think I might be Performance Rehab’s number one fan! I went to the Branchburg location after having experienced hip/oblique/glute pain for over a year at age 34. Because of the location, it was hard to tell what body part it was. I didn’t know how I got hurt but attributed it to carrying my young boys on my hip for such a long time combined with not exercising. Through an initial evaluation Dr. Piccillo was able to narrow down the area he thought was causing my pain, and then provided me with a conservative path to begin treatment. Although they have superior, innovative technology and non-surgical procedures, I appreciated that he wanted to begin with PT and chiro and see how I progressed. At each appointment they ask many questions to understand how the previous days were at home, and they also do official re-evaluations every 3-4 weeks. About a third of the way through my time there, my progress slowed, and rather than referring me somewhere else or continuing with the same treatment, they re-grouped and came up with a new plan that involved a platelet-rich plasma injection. They also introduced me to occupational therapy, a newer service there, and I immediately began reaping the benefits from that as well. One of the things that I think makes Performance so exceptional and unique is the multi-discipline, collaborative and holistic approach that they take. The staff meets daily to discuss each case and provide their input and suggestions. While there I received physical therapy, chiro, occupational therapy, MLS laser therapy, and a platelet-rich plasma injection. Despite having so many resources available, they don’t throw a bunch of stuff at you ‘just because’. They thoroughly understand the human body and how each facet of their care can positively impact what is being treated. What I can tell you about the staff is the following: they are physically strong, emotionally mature, empathetic, successfully navigate varying levels of motivation and mental/physical abilities, they deal with a multitude of personalities, adjust the exercises on the fly, and their scientific knowledge, wow! It was so satisfying to hear them speak technically about all the body parts etc. and then translate them into regular words so I could understand. They work 12-hour shifts, sacrificing dinner with their families, and staying until 8 PM each Friday night. I never saw them have an ‘off’ day; each patient always got their absolute best. I laughed every single time I was there and left the office in a better mood than I came in with. The office is run like a well-oiled machine – appointments are on time, the front-office make sure you have appointments scheduled well in advance. To me, Performance Rehab is a pioneer in what the health industry should be. In the unfortunate event that I am ever injured in the future, I know exactly where I’ll be going!”
– Kerry D., White House Station, NJ

Young Somerset County, NJ Woman Regains Normal Life After Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

“Growing up, I was always active and athletic… since I was always used to conditioning my body… I was also used to mild injury. In the past I have had many minor flare ups of lower back pain and sciatica pain… I justified my overly stubborn approach and just let this one heal on its own as well… my doctor confirmed that I have degenerative disc disease, a couple herniated discs that are pinching my nerves and at least one with annular tearing. Her initial recommendation was that I jump right into a visit with a surgeon… I have a very good friend who has visited performance rehabilitation in the past and she spoke very highly of it…. their approach was not jumping right to surgery and trying noninvasive options first… at that time I came and met with Dr. Spiagga and he gained my trust right off the bat, we mapped out a plan of options for me… ensuring that we would eventually find something that gave me long term relief. After all of the approaches, it was suggested that I consult with Dr. Branko… in our consult he recommended that I have a microdiscectomy… I no longer have pain radiating down my leg, my back was no longer filled with kinks and knots from spasming constantly, and I felt immediate relief I found myself more motivated to do things that I once enjoyed doing and that’s because I’m not waking up in pain anymore.”

– Vicki M.

“…They showed you and brought you along for the process and then laid out the options and empowered you to make the decision that was right…”

“I came to Performance because I’ve torn my labrum in a surfing incident I was taking a power paddle on sublux and it actually happened twice while I was surfing… a sublux is a dislocation where it goes back in on it’s own… I had general rehabilitation with the doctors staff and then I also had stem cell and PRP therapy which was injected into the shoulder capsule in an attempt to really strengthen that area regrow some of the ligaments… what I loved about Performance Rehab is that you saw a variety of doctors in that initial consult stage where they told you what was going on they showed you and brought you along for the process and then laid out the options and empowered you to make the decision that was right for… the energy is just different, there’s a buzz to it there’s a brightness in the room and you’re seen by a staff of doctors and different specialists that can really guide you through whatever you might be going through and so it made coming here for rehabilitation enjoyable… I’m feeling great, yesterday I was in the gym, I almost have full range of motion of my shoulder again, I have a lot of strength in the shoulder, I was lifting 70 pounds over my head again…”

– Matt B.

“…This team, from the ladies at the front desk all the way up to Dr. Spiaggia and Dr Mejia are second to none.…”

“I have been going to Performance Rehab for a while now with spinal issues. Both pre and post op. This team, from the ladies at the front desk all the way up to Dr. Spiaggia and Dr. Mejia are second to none. If you are going somewhere else to get better, stop now and get here. They truly care about their patients, more than I have ever seen anywhere. Their positive ways have kept my head up with the many issues I have had with my back. They are without a doubt the best around.”
– C. Maynard, Middlesex, NJ

“…Dr. Ron & His Awesome Staff & Doctors had my son back together with only 7 weeks till Lacrosse season…”

Dr. Ron & His Awesome Staff & Doctors had my son back together with only 7 weeks till Lacrosse season. So thrilled that they were able to help heal him in time for try-outs. He’s pumped to be playing on Varsity! I asked him which therapist he liked the best–he said they were all equally amazing–that’s hard to come by!
– S. Walker, Branchburg, NJ

“I was unable to walk up stairs because of the pain in my knees”

As a Personal Trainer and a competitive Weight Lifter, the pain in my knees was not something I could live with.  I was to the point where I could not walk up stairs or complete squats or leg extensions during my workouts.

The Doctors at Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine recommended a combination of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy and Physical Rehabilitation.  This combination has  made a huge difference in my knees.  As a Personal Trainer, it is comforting to know that I can honestly refer my clients to Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine and know that the Doctors will work with them to return them to their active lifestyles.

– Eric Robinson, Personal Trainer – Eclipse Fitness

New Jersey Devils 18U AAA hockey goalie overcomes injury thanks to unique model of regenerative medicine and rehabilitation

“After I was diagnosed with Athletic Pubalgia, Performance came up with a game plan on how I was going to get better. After getting the PRP injections, I noticed a difference within two weeks, it was a gradual progression, but I did start to notice benefits. After being on the ice for long periods of time, I was not experiencing severe or prolonged pain. After completing my treatment at Performance Rehab, I am able to continue playing hockey and I am no longer living with the nagging pain that I had while I was playing.”

– Tristen

Somerset County, NJ Police Officer Overcomes Shoulder Injury and Honors Fallen Heroes

“Everyone told me to get surgery and I didn’t want surgery, because I already had surgery and it was the worst surgery I had in my life. So, I went to Performance and they started me with PRP/Stem Cell into my shoulder. The finishing result was amazing because I can move my shoulder with no pain. Everyone else said I would be out of work for 4 months, I was out for two weeks.”

– Janos

“I had been suffering neck and back pain for over 10 years from an injury that happened in high school”

“I was referred to Dr. Piccillo by my wife. I had been suffering neck and back pain for over 10 years from an injury that happened in high school. My initial visit with Dr. Piccillo was extremely informative. He explained everything just enough so I understood, but not too much to confuse or overwhelm me. I was diagnosed and then started physical therapy the following week, their team is awesome and make you feel comfortable from the start even when you’re just learning the exercises. I would recommend them to anyone looking to help an old or new injury.”

– Payton S., Middlesex, NJ

“Their professionalism and knowledge are unquestionable. I wouldn’t go any else for my physical care.”

“I have been coming here for years for chiropractic care, pain management, and physical therapy. Recently I had back surgery and the PT staff helped me to recover and gain my strength back. I want to thank the PT staff, Chiropractic staff, Pain Management Team, the Acupuncturist, and the office staff for all their support. They are all very supportive, kind, and caring people. Their professionalism and knowledge are unquestionable. I wouldn’t go any else for my physical care. I highly recommend them to anyone needed this kind of care. As matter of fact, I have in the past years.”

– Ed C., North Plainfield, NJ

“…I thought I would just have to live with the pain in my elbow, NOT true..”

After 2 PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments I can honestly say that the results have been amazing compared to any other treatments that I have tried.  The staff at Performance is great! Would highly recommend Performance to anyone that is in pain.
– J. Schreck, Warren, NJ

Somerset County, NJ Boy Beats Cancer and Walks Again Thanks to a Unique Model of Physical Therapy

“I was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, cancer…I went through a whole bunch of surgeries and chemotherapies. The stuff going on with my nerves really did disable so much for me. I was having a hard time walking. I had the pleasure of working with Doctor Carmine, and he was with me every step of the way. When I first started to walk without anything, it was amazing and refreshing.“

– David

Somerset County, NJ Women Eliminates Chronic Pain from Sciatica with Nevro HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulator

“I started getting sciatica pain running all the way up my leg, it was very painful, and it started aggravating my back too. Dr. Mejia told me about Nevro, it’s a pain inhibitor that’s implanted in your spinal area, my pain went from 85% all the way down to 10%. I can’t say enough about Performance Rehab, they are truly one of the best groups of people I’ve ever met.”

– Joy

“…Hands down the best…”

Hands down the best! Dr. Piccillo and staff are very professional and welcoming. The environment is very friendly and meticulously clean. I had dealt with a chronic lower back pain for about 2 years. Dr. Piccillo and Dr. Defeo taught me various exercises to improve my strength and mobility in my back. I noticed a difference after my first week of rehab. I continue to notice positive improvements each time I go. I do my exercises at their gym and at home. The pain in my lower back is gone and I am now able to improve my athletic performance!! Thank you!!!!
– D. Hernandez, North Plainfield, NJ

“…In 2 1/2 months they have me feeling better than I have in years…”

After being injured during firefighting training I was sent to several therapy places. Recently my back and neck have been getting worse to the point where standing, walking and sleeping were almost impossible. In 2 1/2 months they have me feeling better than I have in years. Everyone is professional, pleasant and competent. They talk to each other and customize each therapy session to your benefit. I can’t recommend Performance Rehabilitation highly enough.
– L. Solon, Watchung, NJ

“…in just a few short weeks my shoulder injury has improved so much that I can work out without any pain…”

These guys are the best. I have never done any Chiro or PT before but after a couple recent injuries at the gym and some recommendations from a friend, I contacted Performance Rehab. Best decision, Dr. Piccillo and Dr. DeFeo have eliminated my low back pain in just a few short weeks and my shoulder injury has improved so much that I can work out without any pain. My body overall feels better than it ever has. I definitely needed this and would recommend them to anyone with injuries or pain. I also I want to thank the friendly staff as well.
– D. Escobar, Berkley Heights, NJ

Hunterdon County, NJ Woman Finds Hope and Healing through a Collaborative Approach to Non-Surgical Orthopedics

“Dr. Spiaggia gave me a variety of options from doing nothing all the way to very aggressive along with projections of what I could expect. Not only did he remain involved in my care, but the Physical Therapist, Dr. Moshenberg, was heavily involved, as were Drs. Mejia and Tabije…but all of them were collaborative throughout and I think that is what sets Performance apart.”

– Tammy

 “… I feel as good as I did when I was 18”

I’ve been living very comfortably the last couple years thank God with all the things I’ve been working on with the Stem Cells and PRP and physical therapy. My body feels as good as it did when I went to college at 18 years old. The little aches and pains have gone away. Theres just something different at Performance Rehabilitation.

– Jim Burt, Former NY Giant, 2 time Super Bowl Champ

“…I’ve been a patient at PR&RM for almost 3 weeks and I’ve already seen improvements in my condition…”

I highly recommend Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine based on my excellent experience thus far!! I’ve been a patient at PR&RM for almost 3 weeks and I’ve already seen improvements in my condition…I’m a fairly athletic person so the hip injury I’m faced with has certainly diminished my mobility which has been somewhat disheartening…PR&RM was recommended to me by someone in my family but I had never gone to a chiropractor before and was skeptical at first…My first appt. was with Dr. Vincent Diana and he immediately made me feel comfortable and my skepticism began to fade…I ended up being very pleased with the treatment plan he initiated, his execution of my treatment, and just his overall positive demeanor and rapport with me…This is also true of the rest of the staff…Everyone was kind, friendly, informative, attentive, and they ALL have a great sense of humor (which I believe is an invaluable and advantageous trait to have when interacting with patients who are faced with the realities of an injury)…The practice has so many wonderful Doctors and Physical Therapists on staff, that there will always be someone there to help…I also had a great experience with Dr. Dane Hardy…Overall I’m very satisfied and happy I decided to come to PR&RM but more importantly I’m hopeful and confident to make a complete recovery with their help…a huge Thank you to everyone at Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine!
– A. Acquaviva, Bridgewater, NJ

“…My knees are great and the pain is gone…”

Since finishing the Hyalgan shots in both my knees and going through Physical Therapy, my knees are great and the pain is gone! Stair climbing and walking have greatly improved.  Thank you Performance
– C. Pfeifer, South Plainfield, NJ

“…The people are amazing, so nice and incredibly honest.…”

I have been going to them for about two weeks and I couldn’t be happier with the services! From the consultation to now, I have been treated with such respect and genuine care. The people are amazing, so nice and incredibly honest. They are very professional, but know how to make the healing process not feel like a chore. I look forward to going each appointment and am incredibly happy I decided to go to them for help with my shoulder! I have already recommended them to a coworker for their son and will continue to recommend them to anyone in need of help!
– E. Kasey, Watchung, NJ

 “I can tell you today, even after a couple of weeks, I have seen a difference.”

The results from the stem cell treatments have been positive. I’ve noticed improvement in my left knee where I had the procedure done. There’s not as much stiffness, not as much pain. I can tell you today, even after a couple of weeks I have seen a difference.

– Bart Oates, Former NY Giant, 2 time Super Bowl Champ

 “… I scored the game winning goal”

When I came to Performance I was greeted by smiling faces and everybody knew my name. They got me better before my hockey tournament which is all I really wanted. My first day back to hockey practice I scored the game winning goal. From the ladies behind the desk to the physical therapists, everyone at Performance Rehabilitation worked really hard to get me better. They got me back to doing what I love… would recommend them to anyone.

– J.D. Kusch, Green Brook, NJ

“…My family doctor would just give me medications to dull the pain…”

I have had chronic low back and left leg pain for almost ten years. I had an MRI which confirmed a herniated disc in my low back. My family doctor would just give me medications to dull the pain, but no real answers. After completing the DRX 9000 treatments, my low back pain and leg pain dissipated nearly 100% and I feel great.
– T Jackson, North Plainfield, NJ

“…in just 8 visits my knee felt great…”

Performance Rehabilitation was highly recommended to me by a family member and now I understand why. I compete as a professional MMA fighter, I’ve fought for WSOF, Bellator, and currently made my return under the CFFC banner. I injured my knee during training camp for my upcoming fight at the Borgata in Atlantic City. I was diagnosed with a sprained MCL and a possible meniscus injury. The physicians and staff members exceeded my expectations and needs every step of the way. They laid out all potential options for me and I ended up deciding on Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) combined with high-end Sports Rehab, with hopes I’d see results in a short time. Being a professional fighter we always have injuries during training or in a fight but thanks to the doctors and staff at Performance Rehabilitation, in just 8 visits my knee felt great. On fight night I was able to perform at a high level with no knee pain or hindrance with mobility and I ended up winning my bout. I will be a forever patient at Performance. A big Thank You to Dr. Tabije, Dr. Piccillo, Dr. DeFeo, and all other staff members that encouraged me along the way. They are honest, caring, and the best in the area at what they do. I couldn’t imagine preparing for a fight without them in my corner. I highly recommend anyone suffering from joint pain give them a call.
– R. Patishnock, Green Brook, NJ

“…It is truly wonderful to have such an increase in range of motion, and a decreased level of discomfort…”

I recently completed 8 weeks of rehab and acupuncture at Performance Rehabilitation, and my expectations were exceeded in terms of both time, and recovery. Their excellent staff was always a pleasure to work with, and my recovery was faster and so much more than I imagined was possible! It is truly wonderful to have such an increase in range of motion, and a decreased level of discomfort. I am looking forward to seeing their smiling faces as I continue with my on-going chiropractic care. I would HIGHLY recommend Performance Rehabilitation!!
– C. Tamashunas, Warren, NJ

 “… These people heal you”

This is a very wonderful place. Everybody smiles here. They taught me how to take care of myself and gave me confidence. These people really take care of the patients, really…

– Jose Gonzales, Watchung, NJ

 “…I wouldn’t do anything again like this without like their full consultation assistance it was a complete game-changer…”

“The main reason I reached out to Performance Rehab was because I was doing a crazy fundraiser where I was running 30 miles a day for 30 days, 900 miles in total back to back. I was extremely nervous hoping into everything because I knew I would handle the distance well but I wasn’t too sure on how to recover from the constant day-to-day nuances… Performance Rehab really created an extra layer of comfort and professional relaxation that I was able to feel better and perform every single day… we focused on making sure my body was well balanced in terms of strength to prevent any injury.. highlighting specific issues that might be having and how to recover from those as well as using some of the rehabilitation tools… I wouldn’t do anything again like this without like their full consultation assistance it was a complete game-changer…”

– James Leitner, MissionCleanWater

“…I traveled from the Middle East (Doha-Qatar) to receive DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression treatments…”

I had neck pain and numbness and tingling in both hands for eight years following a car accident. I tried physical therapy and pain management with little success. After extensive research on the Internet, I wanted to try non-surgical Spinal Decompression therapy on the DRX 9000. I traveled from the Middle East and stayed at a local hotel for six weeks while undergoing the spinal decompression process. Upon completion of treatment I feel about 90% better. Thank you so much Performance Rehab.
– K  Al-Hammadi, Doha-Qatar

“…I am back to walking 8000 to 10000 steps a day..”

I had been diagnosed with tendinitis of the hip, degenerative disc disease and inflammation in my legs.  I had visited other PT facilities and had injection over the last 4 months with no relief. After my therapy at Performance my range of motion is much better.  I can move without severe hip pain and impingement.  I am back to walking 8-10,000 steps a day.  My total outlook is much better.
– M Galdi, Somerset, NJ

“…The orthopedic surgeon recommended back surgery, but a friend told me about DRX…”

I have been suffering from low back, hip and leg pain for two years. I tried chiropractic, physical therapy and several epidural injections. All provided temporary relief at best. The orthopedic surgeon recommended back surgery, but a friend told me about the DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression System. After eight weeks of treatment, I am finally out of debilitating pain and back to all of my normal activities. I thought I would be in pain forever. I can’t thank you enough.
– B Griffin, Green Brook, NJ

 “… I can do anything I want to now”

My function level is 95 to 100 percent. Thanks to Performance I can do everything I want which is uncommon for someone who has been training as long as me. I would 100% recommend Performance to other athletes. In my studio as soon as someone gets hurt, I say “hey I know a great group of physicians that can help you out.” So I would 100% recommend Performance Rehabilitation.

– Anthony Monetti, Somerville, NJ, owner and co-founder of Bodhi

 “… Performance helped me get back into the game again”

Performance helped me get back into the game again and really be able to perform exercises that I wasn’t able to any longer. I like the fact that you have a team of people that you’re working with instead of just one person. I would highly recommend Performance to other athletes. In fact, in my own business we do…

– Karen Monetti, Somerville, NJ, owner and co-founder of Bodhi

“…My low back and leg pain are gone…”

I had an accident and herniated a disc in my low back. My brother-in-law who is a physical therapist suggested I try Spinal Decompression Therapy. After twenty four treatments on the DRX 9000, my low back and leg pain are gone.
– D. Feng, Green Brook, NJ

“…Though skeptical of PT/Chiro at first, within the first week (3 sessions) of working on my knee, I feel a huge difference…”

Beating myself up for not starting these sessions sooner, guess everything happens for a reason. First off, I just want to tell everyone how AWESOME the staff is here, they make me feel so comfortable and every single person has a great unique personality. Though skeptical of PT/Chiro at first, within the first week (3 sessions) of working on my knee, I feel a huge difference; from walking straighter to gaining a steady balance. They’ve made me a believer. Im going to be so sad when my sessions are over, I’m not going to know what to do with my life anymore lol. Thank you ladies and gents in advance for helping me on this road to recovery from this malicious Meniscus!
– R. Knight, Green Brook, NJ

“…I can now walk without jolting pain. WOW! I can’t thank you enough…”

I came to Performance Rehab because I was disappointed with the services provided at local physician offices for the treatment of my neck pain. Your recommendation for DRX treatment on my neck has truly made a difference in my life and I am feeling much better. I can now walk without jolting pain. WOW! I can’t thank you enough. I truly appreciate the professional expertise of the multi-disciplinary approach.
– L Fallon, Martinsville, NJ