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A History of Excellence – Family-Owned Since 1974

How It Started

Moriarty Physical Therapy’s foundation was built on by compassionate individuals who dedicated their lives to the many families who reside in the Mid-Hudson Valley. In 1974, Phyllis Moriarty graduated from New York University and began treating patients in the basement of her own home on Lookerman Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, with aspirations of starting her own private practice. As her reputation for skilled treatment and personalized care grew rapidly throughout the region, her practice-of-one expanded to include a staff of fifteen with the opening of Phyllis Moriarty & Associates. For the next two decades, Phyllis Moriarty & Associates established itself as the leader in physical therapy and sports rehabilitation throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley.

  • In 1996, Phyllis Moriarty & Associates welcomed the addition of Phyllis’s daughter, Nancy Moriarty, to the management and clinical team. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Marist College, Nancy wished to follow in her mother’s footsteps and pursued a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from New York University. Graduating as Valedictorian in her class, Nancy continued the family tradition of excellence, incorporating advanced therapeutic techniques with both a warm and gentle heart.
  • In 2005, Phyllis Moriarty & Associates welcomed John P. Quinn into the fold as the new Clinical Director for the facility. Graduating from Dominican College with both a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy, John’s proficiency in sports rehabilitation and orthopedics was a welcome addition to the clinical team. With a diverse clinical background in sports injury, pediatrics, and orthopedic rehabilitation, John continues to embrace the philosophy that no one should journey through life with pain.
  • Also in 2005, was the passing of the torch from mother to daughter, when Phyllis retired from the profession of physical therapy. At that time, the name was changed to Moriarty Physical Therapy as Nancy wished to continue the family name that has been synonymous with excellence. Nancy and John received their clinical doctorates in physical therapy in 2008 from Shenandoah University, demonstrating their continued commitment to both the profession and their patients within the community.

The bond between Nancy and John continued to grow, both on a professional and personal level. In 2010, Nancy and John were married, and their love for both each other and the community around them has continued to grow.

John and Nancy have since opened multiple offices in the Hudson Valley with the help of their extended family at Moriarty Physical Therapy. In 2019 Nancy and John relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina where they wished to continue growing as a family and as professionals. They successfully opened Moriarty Physical Therapy Raleigh while maintaining operations in the New York offices.

How It’s Going

Today, Moriarty Physical Therapy continues to be the longest family-operated Physical Therapy Office in Dutchess County New York. Moriarty Physical Therapy have made a positive impact in North Carolina as the new family practice of choice in Raleigh, where it continues to grow in size and reputation. Whether in New York or in North Carolina, Nancy and John continue to pride themselves on “treating everyone like family” in their “home away from home” at Moriarty Physical Therapy.

What We Believe

At Moriarty PT, we believe individualized physical therapy treatments performed by Doctors of Physical Therapy are designed to treat the root source of mobility problems and can help you better perform the activities you enjoy so you can treasure every moment of life, pain-free.

Schedule a FREE 15-minute Exploration Visit

Come visit one of our physical therapy clinics in New York or North Carolina and one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy will do a 15-minute consultation to see if physical therapy is right for you. In the consultation, we’ll help determine the source of pain and movement restrictions to see if you would benefit from physical therapy or might need the assistance of another healthcare professional. If so, we’ll make a referral and help speed up achieving your health goal.

You have nothing to lose; the screening is free! And if physical therapy could help you, we can perform the examination right then–even without a prescription–with Direct Access (covered by insurance).

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