About Us

Patients have told us that coming to Schwartz Physical Therapy is “like coming home” and that is exactly how we want everyone to feel. We have a warm, welcoming and fun atmosphere, but don’t let our light attitude fool you. You will work hard to get back what you have lost, but it will be a lot more fun with us. We have had patients tell us that “we made fixing them fun!” Our top priority is to get you better than you were before. We have private rooms, not an open gym and an exercise room for your comfort and level of ability. You will always feel that your are being challenged at your appropriate level for your stage of recovery.
Dana Schwartz owns and practices solely at Schwartz Physical Therapy. Her patients are her only priority. She is involved in the day to day activities, and there is no corporate office making the decisions. This enhances your personal touch experience with us.
Your success is our success! We have a genuine love for what we do at Schwartz Physical Therapy which results in getting you back to what you enjoy doing in a fun, yet professional environment.
We understand the challenges of today’s healthcare environment and aim to help you recover safely, quickly, and also affordably. Same day appointments are available to quickly get you on the road to recovery, and we will schedule your follow-up appointments at convenient times for you.
We know it can difficult to come to PT, so if necessary, we welcome you bring your children. Courteous children are welcome to color or play our Wii when their parent or grandparent is being treated. Fixing your pain can include your kids, not exclude them.

Schwartz Physical Therapy Team

Meet Our Team

Dana Schwartz PT, MS

Owner/Physical Therapist
Dana graduated Cum Laude from Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia) in 1996. Dana joined her father’s practice as an owner in 2000. She focuses her treatments on reducing pain first, then adding gentle exercises and stretching with mobilization to enhance the recovery from injury. While gradually advancing the program works well for most patients, Dana customizes each and every PT program to fit the patient’s comfort level and ability.

Roger Rudzinski, PT, DPT
Roger Rudzinski, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Roger’s academic career started with a BA in Special Education from Jersey City State College. He then went on to a Masters Degree in Applied Physiology from Columbia University. Roger then went to NYU for a BS in Physical Therapy and a Masters in Nutrition. He also achieved a DPT degree from UMDNJ. He worked as a student PT for the NY Jets and went on to a staff PT position with the NY Giants. Most recently Roger achieved a unique honor of being inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2007 and then again in 2012. His love of education and sports shine through in his treatments.
Verna Lane Pazaraz PT, MS
Verna Lane Pazaraz PT, MSPhysical Therapist
Verna graduated with a MS in PT from Simmons College located in Boston, Massachusettes. Verna enjoys filling in while Dana is out of the office and will be able to seamlessly continue your program.
Elizabeth Edelbach (Liz)
Elizabeth Edelbach (Liz)Patient Coordinator
Liz deftly navigates the ongoing waves of insurance change. She makes appointments, answers all your questions and bills your insurance. At the same time, she keeps us all smiling.
Joann Johnson
Joann JohnsonPatient Coordinator
As part of our night crew, Joann is a first class cheerleader. Always encouraging and positive, she will assist you with scheduling, answering questions and coordinating with billing. She can also help you stay up to date with insurance and coverage.