HumanizeMD Spotlight - David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS
db Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Growing up in my hometown of North Bergen, NJ, I was an avid sports fan and participant. I played many sports growing up in this urban city and was was often seen rooting for my beloved NY Mets, Giants and Rangers.
Perhaps my passion for sports was why I wanted to become a sports photographer. Capturing fast-moving things with a camera and combining it with athletics seemed like an exciting career goal until I realized I wanted to help people as a healthcare provider. I crossed the Hudson River into New York City for medical training, graduating from the physical therapy program at New York University.
As a physical therapist, I use knowledge of the body to enhance a patient’s health through touch. The rewarding part of my job is using my hands as a means of healing people. I believe if a patient receives access to physical therapy for a musculoskeletal problem and takes an active role in their care, they can reduce the need for expensive and unnecessary tests and medication.
I live in Freehold with my wife and two children. When my kids, who are now in college, were small, I coached their baseball, soccer, and basketball teams. When not at work you can find me on a golf course, hopefully acing a hole on the first swing while enjoying the competition and friendship with my golf buddies. Or you might find me relieving stress by weight training in the gym, where I focus on staying fit to maintain the strength needed to work in a physically demanding profession.
Last but not least, I enjoy satisfying my childhood quest to capture motion by riding through the night air on my Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.
David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS
Specialty: Physical Therapy
Graduate: New York University
Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions
Certifications: Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Doctor of Physical Therapy
Appointments: NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
732 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Additional offices at:
120 Craig Rd, #2
Manalapan, NJ 07726