Meet the Team

Our physical therapists offer you a wealth of experiences, as well as personal experience just like yours.

DR. JIM TRAKIS

OWNER & PHYSICAL THERAPIST

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 thereafter. 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 13 years 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 is also a Graston trained clinician and routinely uses video analysis software to help diagnose movement dysfunction in patients as part of his repertoire.

DR. EVAN BRACCONERI​

CLINIC DIRECTOR & PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Dr. Evan Bracconeri graduated with honors from the University at Buffalo in 2008 and went on to attend Columbia University, where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012.   During his time at Columbia, Evan completed rotations in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, with special emphasis on the endurance athlete.  

Evan has enjoyed expanding his knowledge and expertise, treating a wide variety of orthopedic, neurological and sports injuries throughout the New York City and Westchester area.  In addition to treating, he also performs both running and cycling mechanical evaluation and injury screenings for local athletes. He is a provider of Graston Technique, an instrument-assisted soft tissue technique used to break down scar tissue and improve mobility to facilitate recovery. Evan has served as a clinical instructor for Columbia University DPT students since 2014.

DR. ANDREA BRICKFORD​

PHYSICAL THERAPIST, ATC​

Dr. Andrea Bickford is a board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and Certified Athletic Trainer. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016 after working with the US Army as a Certified Athletic trainer for 5 years. Following graduation, Andrea received advanced training and mentorship as a resident in orthopedic physical therapy at the University of Miami (UM), where she developed advanced manual orthopedic skills and advanced education in pain science. Andrea’s athletic training and physical therapy work experience — focusing on rehabilitation and patient care in orthopedics and sports medicine — spans over twelve years. She loves working with people of all ages and physical abilities and believes strongly in collaborative communication with patients, incorporating patients’ goals to tailor individual therapy plans, and integrating patient education throughout the rehabilitation process to promote independence with a home exercise plan.

ANGELA CASTALDI-BERGER

BILLING MANAGER

LAILA SULTANI

OFFICE MANAGER

ANGELISA BERGER

PT AIDE

JULIA HAMLIN

PT AIDE

RYAN HOGAN​

PT AIDE

NEW YORK CITY OFFICE

Opened in January of 2008 by Jim Trakis and expanded in 2010, the New York City office is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan. We offer personalized therapy in a friendly comfortable environment and make utilizing our services convenient for our patients by offering early morning, midday, and after work appointments. Our office is extremely accessible via subway and bus. The treating therapists are Evan Bracconeri, DPT and Amy Claypool, DPT both of whom keep the rehabilitative process efficient and positive. With over twenty years of combined experience, Evan and Amy are committed to providing the highest quality of patient first therapy. Our support staff is enthusiastic about making your experience at Fortius hassle free and we work hard to take care of everything from making sure you understand your insurance benefits to making you a vitamin drink and playing your favorite song!

In addition to physical therapy services, we perform running evaluations in house, utilizing Dartfish technology to create informative viewpoints and snapshots to improve running efficiency and prevent injury. One on one sports conditioning programs are also offered in the NYC office, while team ACL injury prevention training and other conditioning programs are held on site at the New York Athletic Club. We are here to make you rehabilitative process as awesome as possible, so give us a call!

MOORESTOWN NJ OFFICE

Opened in January of 2015, come check out our Moorestown, NJ practice!  We offer personalized therapy in a friendly and comfortable environment in our Moorestown office.  We try to make utilizing our services convenient for our patients as we offer hours early morning, midday, and after work.  We are conveniently located on Marter avenue, halfway between Main Street and Wegman’s.  We are within a half mile of the intersection of I-295 and route 38.  Jim Trakis is the therapist at our Moorestown location.  He keeps the rehabilitative process efficient and positive.  With over twelve years of experience, Jim is committed to providing the highest quality of patient first care.  Our support staff is enthusiastic about making your experience at Fortius hassle free.  They take care of everything from making sure you understand your insurance benefits to making you a vitamin drink and playing your favorite song (come in on Friday’s if you like 80’s music!).

In addition to physical therapy we offer one on one sports conditioning and injury prevention programs for athletes at the Moorestown location.  We provide gait evaluations for runners at our Moorestown location and falls prevention evaluations for individuals with balance impairments, as well.  We are also proud to coordinate off-season conditioning/ injury prevention programs for baseball players at the Moorestown Friends School and on individual basis for overhead athletes in the area.  We are here to make you rehabilitative process as awesome as possible so give us a call!

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Fortius Physical Therapy · Midtown NYC

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