JOHN NUNEZ, PT, DPT
Are you ready for the good, bad, and ugly?
I enjoy helping people and eating pizza. .
I grew up in Fishkill. I went to school, played sports, then went back to school. I accrued a whole lot of big unnecessary textbooks, before finally landing a job with Justin largely because he didn’t require an interview. We’ve been rocking and rolling ever since… growing every year as a team and with the community that we work tirelessly to serve.
I love my team here at Feldman. We have a blast working together to create an unparalleled patient experience while developing top notch programs for our clients.
It’s been a dream come true to follow in my father’s footsteps by bringing the highest quality healthcare to the Hudson Valley. He’s practiced as an orthopedic surgeon on Main Street in Fishkill for the past thirty years. My office is less than half a mile from where I used to race his office hallways on a rolling stool and see what new colors he got for casts. For as long as I could remember I wanted to pursue that dream, and be the next “Nunez” name in sports medicine. I’m forever indebted to my dad for his inspiration.
As a new patient, you can expect a care-free attitude and fun, laid back experience if we work together. I like to set the tone early. If I’m going to be working the rest of my life, I plan on being relaxed while we take care of business.
If you had to ask me for more? I want to be the guy that people think of as the first line of defense to address pain and injury that’s interfering with their life. Are you a runner or soccer player? We should get to know each other!
I’ve played and coached my entire life. I’ve worked with athletes of all ages and abilities. I’ve also taken to endurance sports despite an already crazy schedule. Somehow I make it work because I have way too much fun chiding my coworkers and friends when we train and travel for races. I have some lofty goals, but we’ll see how that goes.
Did I mention I like pizza? I also love cigars, bourbon, watches, hotels, being in the ocean, the snooze button, Halloween, Brazilian steakhouses, my dog, and most of all my amazing wife, Vanessa. I should’ve probably listed these in reverse order…sorry Dear! I love my family. We don’t take anything too seriously and they’ve given me so many incredible memories.
I enjoy learning but reading books is at the bottom of my list. You’ll never hear me say the book was better than the movie. I love watching movies and my taste is as eclectic as my music preferences. Let’s just say I’m not very proud of my techno days. But I do get jazzed up from anything like Die Hard and Fast and the Furious to Moana and Hallmark movies. I secretly wish I could be James Bond and I cry like a baby when someone gets a crown for Christmas.
When I’m not eating pizza or enjoying working with my patients you can catch me on the pitch juggling a soccer ball or running and cycling for my new found love of triathlon. After hours you can catch me salsa dancing with my wife or going out to restaurants. I have terrible DIY skills and I get way too excited about things our house doesn’t need. For the record, I won the battle over the lawn dinosaur statue.
Strengths: Eternal optimism & care free mindset
Weaknesses: Sports that require the use of hands & anything technological
First AOL Screen Name: JNSoccer10
Vacay Spot: Tropical
Hate: Eating vegetables & getting up early
My Wife Hates When I: Whistle or sing the wrong lyrics. #holdmeclosertonydanza
Bad Habit: Always singing along to music
Super Power: Falling asleep anywhere
If I Wasn’t a PT: Teaching
Guilty Pleasure: Pizza and bourbon. Full stop.
Not-so-obvious guilty pleasure: Christmas decorations
High or Low Maintenance: I’m a male soccer player, enough said.
Favorite Time of Year: Fall means soccer and Halloween
Zero Tolerance For: Reality TV and Darwin Award Winners
Retirement Plan: Scuba Instructor
“My dad is a pretty good dad. Except he usually leaves all day and comes home smelling like strangers and pizza. But he does take me with him every now and then and I get to meet all the people he fixes. He yells at some of them for not doing their homework just like he yells at me for chasing deer. He does love coming home to play with me though, and gives hekkin’ good ear scratches.”
5.0 paws – would recommend him
~ Lincoln…the German Shepherd
What my friends say about me:
“My jokes are bad but the adventures are always great.”
X Stars – No Rating given because he hasn’t paid us yet.
What my sister says about me:
“You wouldn’t have even gotten into college without me writing your application essay.”
4 Stars – He’s still an annoying little brother
What my coworkers say about me:
“He’s not allowed near any of the technological stuff.”
5 Stars -Would recommend, but he’s down in Fishkill, if you’re into that kind of thing.
What Justin’s son, Hayden, says about me:
“He needs help remembering things, but my dad says he’s a good PT as long as he’s in a different office.”
Owner’s edit: Hayden, I forgot my phone ONE time!
What my wife says about me:
“Marrying a PT doesn’t mean you get free treatment and you still have to book an appointment. He talks on the phone a lot and uses big words, but I think he just makes them up. And don’t let him fool you, he pulled his calf muscle salsa dancing at a wedding. Despite being a procrastinator, asking me to do this two hours past my bedtime, and impulsively signing up for races, he is an amazing PT and absolutely loves his job. He loves seeing his patients out in public and gets excited planning new things with his coworkers.”
4.5 stars – would recommend. He loses half a star because he doesn’t know how to be quiet getting ready in the morning.
What my patients say…
I saw John Nunez about some severe plantar issues that were hampering my distance running. I'm only a week in, but by following the exercises I'm already feeling 25-50% better!
Jun 29, 2020
Thank you John for doing a phone consult and then a tele med appointment. I appreciate that service! John was thorough during our appointment and quickly sent over my care plan. I look forward to running pain free again, sometime in the future.
May 20, 2020
I have been going to John since my back surgery. He’s personable, knowledgeable and professional. Can’t ask for more.
May 13, 2020
What I appreciate most about the approach and practice of John is how he assesses each issue of pain and then individualizes the exercise program to fit each need. I also really appreciate the ongoing communication by way of email and or phone calls to update my progress and then when needed to make an appointment to learn new exercises based on where I am at. He is patient and encouraging and desiring to get optimal results. I Higly Recommend John and Justin Feldman PT.
May 7, 2020
I've been working with John Nunez for a while now on my back, and he is always so helpful and so creative and innovative with exercises for me to try during our session and at home. The videoconferencing works seamlessly and I'm so happy that I can continue the work. Thank you, John!
Apr 26, 2020
I've been visiting via Tele Health Apt. with John for a few weeks now. I had a couple apts. in the office prior, but am so grateful to continue with care this way and for his encouragement and professionalism. For anyone who might be thinking you can't do much from home, I found that to be the opposite. I don't have much exercise equipment in my home, but John comes up with a way to challenge me to get stronger each time. I'm grateful for his commitment and that of the team.
Apr 20, 2020
I am very grateful for this virtual PT session. Jon as usual is succinct and encouraging and gave me just enough exercises is to Strengthen my shoulders. Especially the left one which is having the problem.
Mar 28, 2020
I have been working with John and in just a few weeks the pain was gone. I am continuing to build strength and am the strongest I have been in years just only after a few months. He is able to tailor a program to each individual needs, working around any other existing issues or limitations to still gain strength.
Mar 22, 2020
John Nunez did a fabulous job diagnosing my issue and developing a course of PT that targeted my problem and alleviated the symptoms I had. I had undergone PT for this condition years ago with another therapist and that therapy was nowhere near the level of attention I received from John. I would recommend John to anyone in need of PT.
Feb 8, 2020
John is amazing, I came all the way from London/ England to see him about my knee. Thanks John for your help.
Aug 16, 2020
I have been going to John for a number of years. I’ve been maintaining good results, wouldn’t switch.
Jul 29, 2020
Amazing. Best of the best. John took his time, examined each area that’s needs work. Gave me the best exercises that would work for me. 3 days I see already see a difference.
Feb 26, 2020
John is able to very clearly explain what's going on with your body and what can be done to help. He is dedicated to his work. You can tell it's not just a job for him. 1 1/2 years ago, I went to him thinking that perhaps I could relieve the chronic back pain I had been experiencing for 6 months but that I would never run again. I am happy to report that I've been pain-free ever since and running after 3 visits.
Jan 26, 2020