About ProActive PTSR

At ProActive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, we provide much more than just outstanding “Physical Therapy.” When you visit, you’ll experience services that you will not find anywhere else.

Dedicated to helping you feel better.

Our hands-on care is only performed by licensed physical therapists who involve you at every step, education and guiding you about your rehabilitation, to ensure the best recovery possible. Our warm and friendly environment will help you feel comfortable while you restore function, alleviate pain and enhance performance. Also, we keep your doctor informed regarding your progress. Most importantly, we make ourselves available when you need us. so you can start feeling better as soon as possible. It’s the perfect place to get on the road to recovery.


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Regardless of your condition, we recognize that it’s crucial to patient satisfaction to offer convenient hours centered around your busy lifestyle. We take every effort to minimize waiting room time and get you into treatment as soon as possible.

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The Therapists

Our warm and friendly environment will help you feel comfortable while you restore function, alleviate pain and enhance performance.

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Demetrios Farmakopoulos, MSPT, OCS

ProActive Physical Therapy’s founder, Demetrios Farmakopoulos, received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. He is also a Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, certified by the American Physical Therapy Association. Demetrios has practiced extensively with a number of master clinicians and with the area’s top orthopaedic and neurosurgeons. He has been in private practice for almost 20 years, making him uniquely qualified to handle a spectrum of orthopaedic and neurological needs. “I’ve been involved in competitive sports including basketball, rugby, footballl triathlons, and mountain biking, and focus my sports rehab on improving on-field functioning. I believe that hands-on manual therapy supports a trued connection with the patient and the best possible care.” As well as being in private practice, Demetrios is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and Rotary International.

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Jacki Bellissimo, PT

Received her BS in physical education from Manhattan College, where she served as a student athletic trainer and played Division 1 Softball. She earned her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1998. After 17 years in a hospital-based setting; serving as chief of Physical Yherapy for 11 years, she now works part time in private practice with special interest in recovery from sports related injuries.

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Lauren Gonzalez, DPT

Lauren Gonzalez joined the ProActive Physical Therapy team in 2011, having trainied with Demetrios during her graduate studies. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 from Touro College. In addition to having orthopedic experience, she has experience in sub-acute rehab, prosthetics and orthotics, wound care, and certified in kinesiotaping.She is interested and pursuing post graduate education in many aspects of the field including manual therapy and prosthetics. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, working out and spending time with family and friends.

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Mercedes Eagleson, MSPT

Mercedes graduated from Boston University in 1999 with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. She joined the Proactive team in 2013 with experience in various rehabilitation settings located in New York, Los Angeles and Italy. Mercedes earned her certification in Lymhedema in 2005 and a strong advocate for lymphedema education and early intervention. She speaks Spanish and Italian.


Hands on Therapy, with a personalized, and attentive approach. Our goal is to help you achieve yours.

Massage Therapy

Private appointments are available for on site massage therapy.

Personal Training

Our certified personal trainers will customize an exercise program to assist you in achieving your fitness goals.

Post Physical Therapy Exercise Program

Once patients are discharged from physical therapy, they are encouraged to continue with an independent exercise program to maintain their improved health. Accordingly, ProActive Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation now offers the use of our gym to former patients. All activity is under our supervision, and available for a modest monthly fee.

Certified Hand Therapy

Patients that have had significant injury to their hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder can benefit from this specialized form of physical therapy. Certified Hand Therapist Demetrios Farmakopoulos, one of only a few thousand in the country, can help you maximize mobility and restore functionality to these critical areas so you can execute everyday tasks. ProActive Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation is proud to offer this exclusive treatment program to help our patients maintain their quality of life.

Neurological Injury Rehabilitation

Our therapists use a hands-on approach to reeducate and facilitate return of normal movement patterns for patients who have sustained neurological injuries. We recognize that rehabilitation programs are designed differently for each patient depending on their diagnoses. Conditions treated include: Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple sclerosis, Guillan Barre Syndrome, Bell’s Palsy.

Spinal Rehabilitation

Our highly-skilled physical therapists have in depth knowledge in recognizing and treating movement dysfunctions. With a thorough evaluation of each patient’s mobility and muscular weaknesses, we are able to customize a program that meets your exact needs. We educate our patients on correct sitting and standing posture as well as proper body mechanics to prevent future injuries.

Pre-Sport Conditioning and Training Programs

ProActive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation helps athletes focus on their performance while preventing injuries. We offer programs for both recreational and experienced athletes including:
  • Endurance training and training theory
  • Flexibility and balance
  • Neuromuscular control and coordination
  • Strengthening
  • Focusing on your body’s own signs and signals

Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation

ProActive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation offers comprehensive rehabilitation programs for all orthopaedic pre and post surgical procedures. Whether you are recovering from surgery, a joint replacement or other procedure, our goal is to help you restore function, promote healing and get you moving as quickly as possible. We strive to educate you about your condition and recovery so you have all the tools to help yourself. Our pre-operative education and rehabilitation provides an alternative for patients who want to avoid surgery or for patients who plan to have surgery in the future. We will take time, provide a free consultation, and answer your questions regarding your condition.

Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Our approach to managing sports injuries focuses on helping you restore flexibility, strength, power and endurance. We design your rehabilitation program to be sport specific, and prepare you to return to competing, stronger and quicker. Even more important, we offer Sports Injury prevention and conditioning workshops that will keep you in the game. We treat a variety of athletes including: • Runners • Swimmers • Cyclists • Football players • Basketball players • Rugby players • Golfers • Dancers • Tennis and racquetball players • Baseball and softball players • Hockey players • Skiers and snowboarders • Walkers

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Contact Information

ProActive Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation PLLC
465 Columbus Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595

Email: proactiveptsr@gmail.com

Phone: 914-741-2850
Fax: 914-741-2851

Monday - Friday:
7 am to 8pm
9 am to 1 pm

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