Dr. James Trakis, DPT

Dr. James Trakis, DPT

Physical Therapy  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
Dr. James Trakis, DPT is a physical therapist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Drexel University College Of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital in 2003 and specializes in physical therapy, orthopedic physical therapy, and more.Read his story

850 7th Ave Ste 905

New York, NY 10019

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  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Oxford Health Plans
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This content was provided by Dr. Trakis "Dr. Jim Trakis has been in the physical therapy/ sports medicine field since 2003. He graduated from Gettysburg College with a BA in Biology in 2000, and completed his doctoral degree in physical therapy at Drexel University. As part of his training, he completed an extended clinical internship specializing in the application of manual physical therapy techniques. Jim has since garnered over a decade of experience treating orthopedic and sports medicine related injuries. He specializes in understanding how your injury affects your life and generating the most specific rehabilitative program for you. He utilizes an eclectic combination of manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, taping techniques, and modalities to help restore function. Jim opened Fortius Physical Therapy, in New York City in 2008 and opened a second office in his hometown of Moorestown, New Jersey in January of 2015. He currently manages and practices at both locations. In addition to providing physical therapy services, Jim coordinates sports medicine coverage and offseason conditioning/ ACL injury prevention programs for the New York Athletic Cluband New York Shamrocks soccer teams. Injury prevention has always been an interest of Jim's. In 2006-2008 he carried out a study to gain further understanding of the role of muscle strength balance with regard to throwing in related injuries in pitchers. He subsequently published the results as the lead author of the study in the top orthopedic publication, The American Journal of Sports Medicine.He is currently working with the Moorestown Friends school baseball team to integrate this injury prevention/ conditioning program into their offseason training. Jim and Evan also developed and currently implement a running evaluation geared to understand gait mechanics with slow motion video analysis to help runners stay healthy. Jim, his wife, and two kids live in Moorestown New Jersey. Jim is very active with his children as a baseball, travel soccer, and flag football coach. He stays active in local adult athletic leagues and is an avid runner himself."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Trakis "With the help of family and friends, Jim Trakis founded and launched Fortius Physical Therapy ('Fortius' is from the Olympic motto, 'Altius, Citius, Fortius', translated 'higher, swifter, stronger') into the rehabilitative world in January of 2008 with the opening of our New York City office.  In January of 2015, with a similar grassroots effort, Jim Trakis and staff opened a second office in Moorestown, New Jersey.  Since inception, it has been our mission to provide highly personalized care and to exceed our patients' expectations.   Our treatment programs start with getting to know you first.  We work to understand you, your goals, and the problems you're experiencing. From there, we apply the science of healing and a wealth of experience to generate best the rehabilitative plan of care for you.

When we created the vision for Fortius physical therapy, it was essential that we would provide care across rehabilitative, performance enhancement, and injury prevention fronts.  Physical therapy services focus on orthopedic conditions across the lifespan with care provided in a personalized and friendly manner.  All patients are educated on how to stave off future issues and given tips to enhance functional performance whether that patient's goal is to return to the sports field or to be able to sit properly to stave off low back pain.  We also provide specific injury prevention and sports performance enhancement programs for local soccer, lacrosse, and baseball teams.  Finally, we focus on injury prevention for runners and provide running evaluations including physical examination and slow motion gait analysis with suggestions for exercises and gait modifications to stay in the game.  Above anything, we are interested in the well-being of our patrons.  We are committed to providing the highest level of care to most efficiently facilitate your goals.  Live the dream!"

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3  Specialties

  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Trakis does not have any board certifications listed.

29  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Injury
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Balance Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Neck Pain
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain

17  Procedures

  • Balance Testing
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Gait Analysis
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation After Stroke or Trauma
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Ultrasound

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Gettysburg College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Drexel University College Of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Delaware Valley Physical Therapy Associates
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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