APT&SR has been providing physical therapy services since January 1997. We are conveniently located for residents of the North Shore. APT&SR is directed by Joseph O’Connor who is a physical therapist with over 20 years experience in the field treating a variety of conditions. As an established therapist, Joseph has developed a good rapport with many primary care and specialty physicians in the area. As a well-known member of the community, Joe has and will continue to ensure that every patient’s experience is a positive one.
Our staff consists of a combination of Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapy Aides. Adherence to stringent continuing education requirements is a must in our practice, as is following the clinic’s active teamwork philosophy.
The service goal of an improved functional lifestyle will always be maintained.
Joseph S. O’Connor, PT, SCS, Owner
Joe, the clinic director and owner of Advance PT & SR, has more than twenty years of experience in the field of Physical Therapy. He has treated patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions in the clinic, hospital, homecare and workplace settings. Joe received a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University. He is an APTA board-certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS), demonstrating a high level of competency working with the athletic population. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), displaying in-depth knowledge of exercise techniques and specific adaptations as it pertains to human anatomy & physiology. He is educated in rehabilitation, injury prevention, emergency care, and other areas related to the field of Sports Medicine. Joe has several years of experience providing rehabilitation and field coverage services to athletes at both the youth and professional levels. Having served as athletic trainer for Lynn Tech, Lynn English and local semi-pro teams, Joe is a well-known and respected member of the community. Joe is also nearing completion of PhD studies in Sports and Orthopedic physical therapy through an accredited program. He has a strong interest in using surface electromyography as it pertains to exercise efficiency.
Edward McElmon, PTA
Ed has been working at Advance Physical Therapy & Sport Rehabilitation since 2005, joining the practice as a PTA soon after graduating from NSCC. What does Ed like about physical therapy? Interacting with patients and performing joint mobilization and other therapy techniques.
Jonathan Crocker, ATC
Jonathan has been at APTSR since the summer of 2010 after graduating from Salem State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. Jonathan is a certified Athletic Trainer at Lynn Classical High School where he provides on-field, emergency, preventative & rehabilitative care. In addition to Lynn Classical & Advance PT, Jonathan also covers the North Shore Generals, a local semi-professional football team here in Lynn.
Philip graduated from North Shore Community College with an Associate’s degree in Science Physical Therapy in 2010. He has worked at APTSR since November 2010. Philip loves to meet new people and help them get better. When he works with the patients, Philip utilizes modalities for pain relief, stretching, joint mobilization and therapeutic exercises to achieve the best results.
Eric Moreno, PTA
Eric Moreno, a graduate of Salem State University with a B.A. in Sports Movement Science, came on board at APT&SR in January of 2015. He is currently studying at North Shore Community College to become a PTA. Eric is bi-lingual, speaking fluent Spanish, and enjoys interacting with patients. He specializes in muscular strength, conditioning and endurance training.
Giovanni Del Cid, PTA
Giovanni Del Cid (or "Gio" as he is known) graduated as a physical therapy assistant from North Shore Community College in 2011. Having joined Advance Physical Therapy & Sport Rehabilitation in 2013, Gio assists patients with neurological, orthopedic or sports medicine needs. He is fluent in both Spanish and English, and has a good understanding of culturally diverse outpatient populations. It is his aim to provide care that helps empower patients to take an active role in their recovery.