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The Physical Therapy Experience Joins ACCESS PT Family; New Relationship Making Even More Exceptional Outcomes Possible


CAMPBELL HALL, NEW YORK (MARCH 31, 2023)—Physical therapy provider ACCESS PT today announced that The Physical Therapy Experience of Long Island, New York, is the latest to join forces with the more than 50 ACCESS PT physical therapy centers across the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.

The Physical Therapy Experience provides top-quality physical therapy services from facilities in two Long Island communities: Smithtown and Oceanside. The Physical Therapy Experience was welcomed to the ACCESS PT team in December; effective May 1, the two The Physical Therapy Experience locations will go by the names ACCESS PT Smithtown and ACCESS PT Oceanside.

“Some things haven’t and won’t change as a result of our joining together with Access PT—for example, patients can still as always see their favorite physical therapists and support specialists; no change of location, either,” said former The Physical Therapy Experience co-owner and now director of the Smithtown facility Michael Martin, MSPT.

What has changed, according to Adi Zion, PT, former co-owner of The Physical Therapy Experience and now director of the Oceanside branch, is administrative responsibilities. “Most of the tasks related to day-to-day, behind-the-scenes operations of the clinics are now being handled by ACCESS PT’s dedicated administrative team, which is allowing our therapists to focus entirely on providing care so that more patients can be helped to achieve exceptional outcomes,” he said.

ACCESS PT is widely known for its successful efforts to eliminate barriers to care. Among other innovations, the company offers evening appointments and directly accepts some patients without a referral from a primary care physician. As well, all ACCESS PT centers employ innovative treatment protocols and modalities, advanced support technologies, and highly skilled staff.

ACCESS PT co-CEO Chris Albanese, PT, MS, said he was very pleased to welcome The Physical Therapy Experience to the ACCESS PT family and praised the newcomer for its devotion to the hard work of getting people back to health.

“We’re pleased to be expanding our presence on Long Island, and look forward to providing top-notch care for patients in the Smithtown and Oceanside communities,” said Chris Albanese, co-CEO of ACCESS PT. “Mike and Adi have established an outstanding practice that aligns with our commitment to providing high-quality care, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the ACCESS PT family.”

Martin, holder of a Master of Science degree in physical therapy from Touro College, said he and his team take tremendous pride in the quality of the patient care they provide to all age groups—from children to the elderly.

Said Zion, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from HogeSchool Van Amsterdam, “Our philosophy is that an injury or debilitating condition can lead to pain and decreased function, so we think it’s critically important to seek out what’s causing the problem and then provide one-on-one solutions for it.”

Services available at ACCESS PT Smithtown and ACCESS PT Oceanside include physical and manual therapy, strength conditioning, post-surgical care, sports medicine, work-related injury rehabilitation, soft-tissue mobilization, and more.

The ACCESS PT Smithtown clinic is located at 222 Middle Country Rd, Suite 226, in Smithtown. ACCESS PT Oceanside is at 3051 Long Beach Rd, Suite 4, in Oceanside.

Beyond serving the communities of Smithtown and Oceanside, the two facilities also provide care to patients in the nearby towns of Commack, East Rockaway, Rockville Centre, Kings Park, Nesconset, St. James, Island Park, Long Beach, Point Lookout, Baldwin, Merrick, Malverne, Lynbrook, and Hauppage.

ACCESS PT Smithtown is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 7:00pm. ACCESS PT Oceanside is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am until 7:00pm.

In addition to the Smithtown and Oceanside locations, ACCESS PT also has offices in East Patchogue and West Islip on Long Island. For more information, please visit

To schedule an appointment at ACCESS PT Smithtown, please call (631) 724-5788.

For an appointment at ACCESS PT Oceanside, please call (516) 208-6266.