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OUR MISSION



To guide our athlete through the recovery process and empower them with the tools necessary to make a confident comeback to health, fitness, & sports performance.


In 2020, Dr. Martino was inspired to open EVO PT & Performance after working with several athletes recovering from ACL injury. He saw the pitfalls of a rehab process dictated by insurance companies, medical doctors, and clinic administrators that left many athletes under-prepared and at high risk of re-injury when returning to sport.

In response, EVO PT & Performance was created to provide an 'athlete-centered' service - where the priority is the long-term success of our athletes.

We do so by taking the time to listen to their story and performing a thorough & comprehensive evaluation to create an individualized treatment plan - specific to each athletes' needs & goals.

Then, we work directly with members of the athletes 'team' including the athlete, parents, MD & other providers, coaches, and trainers to ensure that were all working towards the same goal - helping the athlete to get & stay healthy.

Finally, we aim to educate our athletes on self-care & work together to create a plan for maintaining and, even, improving upon the skills acquired during our time together - ensuring that the athlete is prepared with the tools and knowledge for long-term success.

Over the past few years, we've used this 'recipe for success' to help dozens of athletes overcome the adversity of pain & injury and to make a confident comeback to health, fitness, and sport performance.


 

ROADMAP TO RECOVERY

10-Steps to a Confident Comeback from ACL Injury  

"The recovery process is much like building a 'skyscraper' - we must ALWAYS start with the foundation. With a solid base, we can add one floor at a time with confidence. For you, this means building a foundation of pain-free movement & adding on qualities such as coordination, balance, strength, power, & endurance.

 

When it comes to the recovery process, every athlete must complete each floor before moving on to the next. However, it is important to understand that the amount of time it takes to build each floor may vary. For example, it may take you four weeks to restore your knee flexion, while it may take another athlete six weeks. While both of these time frames are acceptable, the process should never be rushed & each floor must be completed before moving on to the next.

 

In doing so, we ensure that the building is structurally sound & can withstand all the forces of nature. For you, that means that you'll be able to confidently return-to-sport stronger & fitter than you were before.

 

The 'Roadmap to Recovery' is your BLUEPRINT..."

 

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OUR TEAM

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Dr. Martino is a licensed physical therapist and sports performance coach focused on guiding and empowering others to meet their health, fitness and performance goals.

A New Jersey native, Dr. Martino received a Bachelors degree from Monmouth University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Seton Hall University.  He has certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Functional Movement Systems (FMS), USA Track and Field, USA Weightlifting, and the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA).

He is currently an adjunct professor at Kean University where he teaches in the Masters of Exercise Science program.

With over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, he has had the opportunity to work in various settings with active adults, high school, collegiate, Olympic and professional-level athletes; and, acting as the team physical therapist for NJ Sky Blue FC (2017-2019). He often draws from his experience as a fitness professional – promoting a healthy lifestyle and encouraging patients to have an active role in their treatment to ensure long-lasting results.

Throughout the rehab process, he applies principles of the Postural Restoration Institute, Functional Movement Systems and general principles of sports performance to uncover the underlying cause of pain, movement dysfunction or impaired performance. Then, he systematically addresses these issues by restoring variability, building capacity and safely progressing patients from ‘injured to indestructible.’

In his free time, TJ enjoys an active lifestyle of strength training, running and hiking with his family.

DR. TJ MARTINO, PT, DPT, CSCS