Meet Dr. Rick Jinete, Founder of Healing Therapeutics PLLC
Who would have thought that a sports driven injury for a college athlete would lead to a life-long profession? Even though Dr. Rick was surrounded by healthcare professionals at an early age, it wasn’t until he suffered a personal injury of his own that his passion to become a physical therapist really sparked. After undergoing surgery for a knee injury – while playing soccer at St. John’s University – he was inspired and impressed by the results he experienced during physical therapy. He describes the memory as “life changing” and it was then that he knew he wanted to work in the rehabilitation therapy field. He earned a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from New York Institute of Technology in 2000 and a Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University in 2004. After completing his university studies, he founded Healing Therapeutics PLLC, and in a short time the practice has grown to several locations throughout the Northeast.
Many of his therapy centers are affiliated with the national Atria Senior Living network in New York and Connecticut. However, Dr. Rick and his team of therapists provide treatment, education, and support to a large population of seniors throughout the New York City tri-state area, including the latino population who appreciate his ability to speak Spanish. One-on-one Home Therapy visits are becoming very popular.
Passion is the driving force behind Dr. Rick’s company, and he thrives in his service to patients of all ages. He advocates for greater public awareness of physical therapy as a form of preventive medicine to help counteract the growing rates of illnesses, such as heart disease and diabetes. He is also co-owner of a company called Somers Physical Medicine Rehabilitation that provides pain management services through physical therapy, injections, medications, EMG’s and other diagnostic testing. He is considered a thought leader in his specialty and is often quoted by the media for his expert commentary. He is a member of several professional associations and is also a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of Privatus Care Solutions – a company that provides personalized home nursing services for patients with temporary or long term care needs.