About Us

The President of Stride

Matthew N. Contino


Matthew N. Contino, DPT, owner/president of Stride Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, graduated with honors from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in physical therapy. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions graduating at Harvard. In addition, Dr. Contino completed his orthopedic clinical affiliation at the prestigious Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center headed by the world renowned James Andrews, MD and Kevin Wilk, DPT.

As well as a physical therapist, Matt is also an A.C.E. certified personal trainer and has traveled to numerous facilities throughout the country as a guest lecturer on topics such as post-rehabilitation and kinesiology. He has also spoken on the national stage at major fitness conferences such as IHRSA and Club Industry.

In his physical therapy practice, he works with a wide spectrum of individuals ranging from professional athletes to geriatrics. Dr. Contino specializes in post-operative rehabilitation and sports injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow as well as possessing a strong interest in manual physical therapy techniques for the lumbar and cervical spine. Dr. Contino is an active member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Justin Cooper, Stride Physical Therapy and Rehab, Therapist
Justin Cooper


Justin Cooper, PTA earned his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Seminole State college of Florida in 2015 graduation magna cum laude.

Justin takes special interest in treating various orthopedic and sports related injuries, specializing in shoulder, knee and low back pain. Justin completed his neurological clinical affiliation at a brain injury rehabilitation center in which he also shows interest in treating multiple neurological conditions. In practice he focuses his treatment on a current research based approach. Justin enjoys helping patients return to a level at which exceeds their expectations.

Justin is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association.


Matt Contino is my "go to" person whenever my body gets in trouble or needs a tune up. He has been the one to fix the pinched nerve in my shoulder, the crippling spasm in my back or the tendinitis in my elbow. He finds it, he diagnoses it and he fixes it. I can recommend Matt without reservation.

Bob Pittman
Current CEO Clear Channel
Founder MTV
Fmr. COO and President AOL
Fmr. CEO Century 21 Real Estate
Fmr. CEO Six Flags Theme Parks

Matt's levels of expertise and professionalism are unsurpassed in the field of musculoskeletal rehab. His background as a personal trainer also provides the ultimate in credibility and technique in the treatment of recreational and professional athletes alike.

Anthony Maddalo, MD
NHL Team Physician
New York Rangers

As a bright and energetic physical therapist, years ago, Matt played the most important role in the rehab process of my left knee. Not only was he an inspirational motivator, but he was also extremely informative and helpful with the rehab techniques I needed to make a speedy recovery and return to rare playing form. I'd definitely refer anyone I know to Dr. Contino.

Roshaun Matthews
NFL Defensive Lineman
Chicago Bears

I had been an avid cyclist for over 25 years but was concerned that my bicycle days were over when the surgeon removed a giant-cell tumor from my left femur. Thank goodness for Matt Contino. Because of Matt's extensive training in physical therapy, his hands-on approach and also because he cares so much, I am now back on the bicycle, riding as long and as fast as ever.

Martin Major
President Icon Parking Systems
New York, New York
December, 2011

Being a professional wrestler comes with a lot of bumps and bruises. Whenever I had the unfortunate situation of injury, Matt Contino was the first person I would call to get me healthy and back in the ring. His expertise and knowledge is top notch and at the end of my therapy, I would always end up stronger and healthier than before my injuries.

Giovanni "Romeo" Roselli
WWE Wrestler

Dr. Matt Contino is one of the best and brightest physical therapists. You simply won't find another PT who's more up-to-date on the cutting-edge treatment concepts & techniques or who is more dedicated to providing you with the absolute best possible treatment and experience!

Coach Nick Tumminello
Director of Performance University

I can't say enough about the quality of service my members received, over the course of many years, from Matt Contino, DPT. Rarely do people go out of their way to comment directly to me. But in Matt's case, people were anxious to let me know that they felt they received exceptional treatment--friendly, smiling, knowledgeable, with extra care.....Yes, Matt Contino is that good.

Kevin Kane
Vice President Saw Mill Club, Mt Kisco, NY

Over the years as a sports medicine physician, I have dealt with many physical therapists, and Matt Contino, DPT is at the top if the list. I have no hesitation referring even the most complicated of cases, knowing that his knowledge and expertise will result in the best possible rehabilitation.

Victor Khabie, MD
Chief of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - Northern Westchester Hospital
Ring Side Physician - New York State Boxing/Athletic Commission

I met Matt Contino, DPT, in April 2011 when I had a total knee replacement. He is a very knowledgeable, patient and experienced physical therapist. A suave, debonair professional whose caring and considerate attitude is paramount. I truly appreciated your support and guidance. Thank you, Matt.

Janet Moy
Pleasantville, NY

Matt Contino's attention to detail and professional approach to patient care allowed me to recover more efficiently and as a result, I was able to return to my normal activities with confidence.

Kenneth Donato
Fmr. Chief of Police
Town of Ossining, NY

I have known Matt for 17 years, first as a patient and the last 9 as an exceptional physical therapist. He has a unique insight into treating orthopedic injuries and problems because he has been through a lot of physical therapy himself and has helped our busy practice treating a wide assortment of orthopedic problems. I have enjoyed my association with him as a therapist. He does a great job treating my patients and athletes and my patients universally give me great feedback about his care. I trust him implicitly to treat my complicated patients and he maintains a good dialogue with me as the treating physician regarding problematic cases. I will miss him here in New York, but the Orlando area patients will benefit from his expertise and easygoing manner. I recommend Matt without reservations to treat every level of orthopedic injury there is.

Gregg Cavaliere, MD
Manhattan College
Team Physician

I first met Dr. Contino a few years ago while rehabbing a back injury. As a golfer, I needed to spend many hours on the range playing quite a few holes a day, but I could not even stand up straight, let alone make a golf swing. After just a few sessions with him, I was back on my feet, spending at least 6 hours a day on the golf course. Now, whenever I tweak my back, Matt is the first person I call.

Rob Sorrentino
Senior Captain Pace University Golf Team
Northeast 10 Conference

My name is Carl Woodward. I am 57 years old, and the owner of Custom Physiques Personalized Fitness. I am a personal trainer and a professional body builder with over 35 years of experience. Matt Contino, DPT has rehabilitated both my shoulder rotator cuff tears and triceps rupture and both quadriceps tendon repairs. Thanks to Matt I came back stronger than ever and in a very short amount of time.

Carl Woodward
Owner Custom Physiques
Professional Bodybuilder

Dr. Matt Contino has been a personal friend and professional colleague of mine for over ten years. We started out together as personal trainers. Over the years, I have referred many of my clients, all of whom spoke very highly of Matt. And I have been a patient of his myself; he was of tremendous help in my recovery from rotator cuff surgery.

You will find Matt to be current and up to date on all the latest physical therapy techniques and modalities. But more importantly, Matt has a kind bedside manner, and gives close personal attention to all his patients.

John Albanese
Saw Mill Club
Master Trainer

After my rotator cuff surgery, I was referred to Matt for physical therapy. I found him to be an excellent, dedicated, thorough physical therapist. He came up with great stretches and exercises for me to do at home. He would accommodate my work schedule, even if that meant him coming in early or staying late. Overall, I was extremely satisfied and would have no hesitancy in recommending Matt to anyone.

Robert Pordy, MD, FACP

Matthew Contino and I have known each other for about eight years and in that time, he has helped resolve many thorny problems after a shoulder injury and knee replacements. He has an intuitive sense when to encourage and when the patient in his care needs to be challenged. His sense of caring and concern for the individual's well being is always foremost. One can't help but being buoyed by his cheerfulness and engaging personality.

Lynn tepper
Pleasantville, NY

Matt is a great colleague and one of the best in the business. When it comes to treating professional athletes, it is important to get them back in the game as quick as possible and Matt's expertise and hands-on approach allows him to expedite that process. I highly recommend Dr. Contino.

John Gallucci, Jr.
Medical Coordinator
Major League Soccer

After having a total shoulder joint replacement, I faced months of rehab. Without the care and attention afforded to me by Matt Contino, I would never have acheived such outstanding results. Through Matt's effort, encouragement and constant support, I now enjoy a painfree fully functional right shoulder. During a time of great uncertainty and trepidation, Matt was there for me, as he is for all his patients. I heartily recommend Matt Contino.

Judge Robert Cerrato
Yonkers City Court
Westchester County Family Court