Jason Goncalves, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist - Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Activcore at Athletic Edge

1718 East Second Street, Scotch Plains, NEW JERSEY (NJ), 07076, United States

Academic Backround

I attended Rutgers University for both undergraduate and graduate level studies, finally earning my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2015. I earned highest awards for clinical and academic excellence in my class.

Specialties & Certifications

  • I am actively pursuing advanced certifications with 
  • Redcord
  • TPI (Titleist Performance Institute)
  • NSCA to earn my CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist)

Athletic & Training Background

Growing up, I enjoyed casually playing sports such as basketball and baseball. During my senior year in high school, i developed a great interest in weight-lifting, fitness, and exercise, which sparked my pursuit to study Physical Therapy. For greater than 5 years, I have continued my own journey to become stronger and fitter, exercising and weight-lifting 5-6 days per week.

Current Role Working with Athletes

In October 2015, I started a physical therapy practice located within an athletic performance enhancement training center. A large portion of the facility is focused on improvement of golf and sport-specific performance for clients of all ages and athletic levels. In conjunction, I work with many athletes and non-athletes looking to improve their pain and movements through skilled manual therapy techniques, specific corrective exercise, and neuromuscular re-education with use of the Redcord Neurac method.

Professional Philosophy

After my final clinical affiliation, I knew I wanted to work in a PT office that focused on quality treatments rather than volume. As a result, I work with patients 1-on-1 for 55 minutes of undivided treatment time. Also, a major focus on my treatments and outcomes involve allowing patients to do what they love and not limit their activity due to pain or dysfunction, but rather empower them with knowledge and an improved ability to move.

For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer" - Arnold