Rehability Physical Therapy
Aaron Bess, PT, DPT has been working as a physical therapist at Rehability Physical Therapy for over two years. Dr. Bess received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stockton University in 2018. While at Stockton, Dr. Bess was a scholar athlete with the Track and Field program, earning national recognition twice as an Arthur Ashe Scholar athlete. Dr. Bess is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is also a recipient of the APTA's Minority Scholarship award, which recognizes distinguished physical therapy students who have demonstrated significant contributions to underserved communities. He is trained extensively in manual physical therapy techniques, BPPV (vertigo) resolution techniques, post-concussion syndrome treatments, and prescriptive exercise.
Most recently, Dr. Bess has worked with the Paterson Public School district as a presenter to students regarding Physical Therapy as a career option. He has presented during career days at both HARP Academy and International High School. He hopes to continue to provide services and assistance to the children of the city and to expose them to different healthcare fields.
Christopher Hughes, PT, DPT, MS is the owner and founder of Rehability Physical Therapy. Dr. Hughes received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from New York University in 1997, where he was a University Scholar for four years and graduated with honors. He went on to pursue his Advanced Master's in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Touro College, graduating with the Highest Distinction honors award. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Hughes also serves as a board member for the Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD, a form of muscular dystrophy. He continues to focus on manual therapy and prescriptive exercise to maintain corrections of dysfunctions for all patients.
Dr. Hughes’ experience includes treating the touring company of So You Think You Can Dance (New Jersey shows) in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and has included working as a physical therapist treating the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Movin' Out, The Producers, Contact, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and other Broadway shows and New York City dance companies. He also served as a physical therapist for the “Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions” in November 2012 at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.
Dr. Hughes treats many athletes, including collegiate and professional tennis players, gymnasts from beginners through the collegiate level, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer players, and many other athletes with sports medicine injuries and orthopedic injuries from throughout the Tri-State area. He specializes in orthopedic injuries for patients of all ages, where he utilizes advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques to lead patients to a pain-free return to life. Dr. Hughes also continues to treat pediatric patients with developmental delays and also treats patients with post-concussion syndrome. Orthopedics, pediatrics, developmental disabilities, and neurological injuries continue to be his areas of specialty.
Dr. Hughes has lectured at the USA Gymnastics New Jersey Micro Congress on preventing injuries in gymnasts. He also lectured at the North Jersey Masters Track and Field Club on preventing injuries in runners.