Dr. John Talty

Dr. John Talty PT, DPT

Owner, Physical Therapist


I grew up in Secaucus, NJ and attended Rutgers University where I received my bachelor’s in science in Exercise Science. I went on to get my Masters in PT from UMDNJ- Stratford, and my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UMDNJ – Newark. I worked at Holy Name Medical Center outpatient and home care before opening Rutherford Physical Therapy in 2013. I have experience in treating a wide variety of patient cases including orthopedic, neurological, geriatric, vestibular, sports medicine, and burns.

Do the right thing!!! I strive to make the right decisions with respect to myself, my family and those who are affected by those actions.

 “How you do anything is how you do everything.”

As the owner, I started as a boutique-style physical therapy office. I always wanted the patient to feel that I had their best interest in mind each and every session. Often times patients switch to PT here because they were not happy where they were receiving therapy. As we grow, I want that same experience for each and every patient. There are so many variables in each individual’s life that can affect them positively or negatively not only on that day but in the future. I try to get each patient to see a big-picture view and how the goal for that session relates to it.

I enjoy treating orthopedic injuries including post-operative rehabilitation as well as neurological cases (post-stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and MS).

I love seeing the progress patients make. I have seen patients start on the first day in a wheelchair and end walking out with a smile on their last session. There is a transformation of them not only physically but mentally a feeling of achievement.

What’s Dr. John Reading, Listening To, or Watching?

  • Chapelle Show (TV Show)
  • Seinfeld (TV Show)
  • Modern Family (TV Show)

I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 young children, traveling, and watching sports (New York Giants and Yankees).

    “I had a negative experience with physical therapy in the past so I was hesitant to seek help when I injured my shoulder… This time around at Rutherford Physical Therapy I’ve received personalized care and made consistent progress. In addition to seeing results John and Kathy are both wonderful people and somehow I actually *look forward* to my appointments whereas I used to dread it. Can’t recommend highly enough!”

    “John is literally the best physical therapist out there. He came to my house when I had my hips replaced and then I continued therapy at his office. When my husband needed physical therapy John was my first call. I would recommend him to anyone who needs any type of therapy.”

    “Rutherford is lucky to have such a wonderful Physical Therapist in town. Dr.John Talty is a kind, compassionate and knowledgeable physical therapist. I was recommended to John by a family member after I broke 2 bones in my shoulder. Best advice I ever took! John always listened to how I was feeling and tailored my therapy and exercises to my specific needs at each phase of my healing. As a result of John’s expertise and pleasant manner, I made tremendous progress and always felt that John was doing his best for me. And I can’t leave out Cathy who takes care of your scheduling, insurance concerns and more with a smile for everyone. The perfect place to go for healing ! Highly recommended!!!!!!!”