Jay Maccarella, PT, MSPT is thrilled to open Bacharach’s 18th outpatient physical therapy center.
Jay Maccarella, PT, MSPT, was an active athlete in high school – the quarterback of the football team and the catcher for the baseball team. But, an arm injury during his sophomore year changed all that.
“I was always a ‘throwing athlete,’ but after I hurt my arm, my throwing motion was never the same,” explained Jay. Instead of throwing and catching a ball, Jay became a “regular” in the trainer’s office, enduring months of physical therapy to get back on the field.”
It was the time spent in the trainer’s office that inspired Jay to become a physical therapist. “The trainer took me under his wing because I was always asking him questions about anatomy and rehabilitation,” said Jay. “When the time came to apply to colleges, I knew I wanted to pursue physical therapy.”
Jay graduated from Boston University with his Master’s in Physical Therapy and since then has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in a variety of areas of physical therapy, including acute care, home therapy and orthopedics.
He started working at Bacharach’s Bacharach’s Physical Therapy Center in Vineland five years ago and was recently named the clinical director for Bacharach’s newest satellite PT office in Marlton. “Being named clinical director and running my own physical therapy center office offered me a fabulous opportunity,” said Jay. “It has been an exciting experience so far and I am enjoying working closely with my office manager, Beth Jargowsky, Bacharach’s Director of Satellite Services, Mike Mufferi and Bacharach’s VP of Ambulatory Care, Joyce Glick, to build a new practice in a new market for Bacharach.”
Bacharach’s Marlton location is dedicated to helping patients facing sprains, strains and other orthopedic injuries, as well helping those recovering from stroke, concussion, chronic pain and any other diagnoses. Jay applies his years of experience to help people of all ages, from young athletes to seniors.
“I became a physical therapist because I wanted to help people, and I love working with young athletes like the ones facing the challenges I faced. I know what it’s like to be in their shoes and how it feels to be stuck on the bench or in the training room versus running out onto the field with your teammates,” Jay added.
The Marlton location is located at Plaza 70, 63 East Route 70 and is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To schedule an appointment at the Marlton location, call 856-334-5177.