Thomas Nicolla Physical Therapy

With convenient locations throughout the Capital District, including Albany, Clifton Park, Delmar, and Latham, NY.

Our therapists are experts in the treatment of orthopaedic injuries. Our highly-skilled therapists utilize the most effective therapeutic techniques and modalities to create positive changes in the patient’s body. Our Outpatient / Orthopaedic Physical Therapy services provide treatment to various medical diagnoses including (but not limited to): Acute and Chronic Musculoskeletal Injuries Sports-Related Injuries Arthritis Spinal and Joint-related Dysfunction Pre- and Post-Operative Conditions Acute and Chronic Pain Work-Related Injuries Neurological Impairments We customize therapeutic exercise programs for every patient to ensure results are achieved in the best and quickest manner possible, and we teach our patients how to perform the necessary exercises and stretches to accelerate recovery and avoid future injury. Our goal is to provide unparalleled, personalized, therapeutic services while empowering all patients with the knowledge to improve their general wellness.

5 Common Myths About Low Back Pain

"At some point in their lives, 80% to 90% of the adult population will experience low back pain."

Here are 5 common myths about the causes and proper treatment of low back pain! Physical therapy is a safe and cost-effective first-choice treatment for low back pain, which can often be overtreated with narcotics or unnecessary imaging scans that lead to higher costs.

From Thomas Nicolla Physical Therapy!

No better way to spend this Friday than a trivia question!

What connects muscle to bone?

A. Ligaments
B. Tendons
C. Cartilage

Comment your guess below! Answer will be revealed later!

Congrats on completing a successful round of physical therapy after shoulder surgery!🥳

You did a great job with help from your physical therapist Riddhi!

Operation Walk Albany

One of our very own physical therapist Alyssa offered up her services to help treat patients in Cuba last year! Check out the video below👇👇

If you have a few minutes to spare... here is the 8 minute video of our Operation Walk medical mission to Cuba created by Brent Meeske...

Our lovely physical therapists Alyssa and Nicki show you some awesome core exercises! Core strengthening is a great way to manage your low back pain.

If you would like to find out other beneficial exercises to help manage your pain, schedule an appointment with us!

Take charge of your health!

February is American Heart Month! Share with us the ways you manage stress, keep active, or eat better to stay heart healthy!

6 Tips to Shovel Snow Safely

Looks like we have some snow on the way. Here are some helpful tips to avoid low back pain when shoveling snow!

Stay Warm!❄️☃️ Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity that can cause muscle strain to the lower back and shoulders. Back injuries due to snow shoveling are more likely to happen to people who may not know that they

Benefits of Physical Therapy

Why choose physical therapy?

"Physical therapists (PTs) are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education."

#ChoosePT Maximize your movement. Participate in your recovery. Get personalized care for your specific needs. Avoid surgery and prescription drugs. These are some of the benefits of physical therapy.

Operation Walk Albany

A great way to support your local medical professionals while you do your shopping on Amazon!

An easy way to support Operation Walk Albany every time you shop on Amazon! Spread the word by sharing this link with your friends and family. Thank you for your support! Cuba 2020

[01/31/20]   Did you know that we have outpatient physical therapy offices that specialize in orthopedic injuries in different locations throughout the Capital District?

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact us at one of our many convenient locations!


-The Bone and Joint Center
1367 Washington Avenue, Suite 100
Albany, New York 12206
(518) 438-7926
*Aquatic/pool therapy offered at this location

-Capital Region Health Park
711 Troy-Schenectady Road, Suite 214
Latham, New York 12110
(518) 690-2882
*Pediatric therapy "Kids Care" offered at this location:(518) 786-1665

-10 Vista Blvd, Suite 02
Slingerlands, New York 12159
(518) 478-9049

-989 Route 146, Building 100
Clifton Park, New York 12065
(518) 371-5221

Highlights from our humanitarian trip to Havana, Cuba in November. If you'd like to make a donation to help support Operation Walk, please click below!

Rueckert Advertising & Public Relations

A group of 47 Capital Region healthcare professionals is gearing up to provide free, life-altering orthopedic surgeries to more than 50 Cuban nationals suffering from debilitating bone and joint conditions Nov. 6-13.

The team, called Operation Walk Albany, is being led by Dr. Jared Roberts, a fellowship-trained total joint surgeon with an emphasis on advanced arthritis and joint problems, from Bone & Joint/Capital Region Orthopaedics in Albany. Dr. Roberts will be accompanied by fellow Bone & Joint surgeons Dr. Alexander Harbin and Dr. Marc Fuchs, as well as Dr. Jonathon Gainor and Dr. William O’Connor from Ortho NY. Thirty medical/surgical staff from Albany Med, The Bone & Joint Center and Saratoga Hospital will also be part of the medical mission. The co-owners of Troy-based Choice Physical Therapy
and a physical therapist from Thomas Nicolla Physical Therapy in Albany will oversee post-operative care.

Low Back Pain

Low back pain is unfortunately all too common and with many people reaching for their shovels in the next 24 hours, we wanted to share this post with you as a refresher. Not only can physical therapy help alleviate your back pain, it can also help prevent it! Not sure how? Contact us and we'll share more information with you. 😃 At any given time, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain within the past 3 months. Your physical therapist can help you improve or restore mobility and reduce low back p

Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids A study of patients with low back pain finds that those who got physical therapy first needed fewer pricey scans and surgeries and had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs" for treatment overall.

A few of our PTs attended a Rock Tape and functional mobility course this past weekend! Having any pain and wondering if/how this tape works? Call to schedule an appointment today and one of our PTs can decide if it's appropriate to help you achieve your goals!

Our Clifton Park office had a great time celebrating the 4th of July yesterday with all of our patients! Everyone was working extra hard for extra treats! 😊 Hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday weekend! 💙🇺🇸❤️

Check out these great tips to help you avoid injury while dealing with the snow outside!

Shoveling is an annoyance to winter homeowners, but it doesn’t have to be a pain. Find out how to prevent an injury this season:

One of our private treatment rooms

Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Our clinicians are looking forward to a new continuing education courses next week for Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM) training in Syracuse, NY. Check out the intricacies of this technique, courtesy of Each package comes with instruments in a case, cream, on-line manual, videos on how to treat using the SASTM instruments and method, treatment protocol videos, treatment slides forms, charting forms, brochure, dr/patient video, certification test and a certificate for a free SASTM seminar.

[11/17/13]   Welcome to our page! We are pleased to finally join the world of facebook to promote our practice in Albany, NY in the Bone and Joint Center.

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1367 Washington Ave
Albany, NY

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00
Thursday 07:00 - 19:00
Friday 07:00 - 17:30
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