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Medford Fitness
3 Nelson Dr
Medford, NJ 08055
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Breakthru PT + Fitness at Medford Fitness provides a comfortable environment for your rehabilitation in a family-friendly fitness and gym facility. Our expert clinicians will provide treatments and properly dosed exercises to help you lead a pain-free life and return to the activities you love.


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Monday 8:00AM-8:00PM

Tuesday 12:30PM-8:00PM

Wednesday 8:00AM-8:00PM

Thursday 12:30PM-8:00PM

Friday 8:00AM-7:00PM

3 Nelson Dr
Medford, NJ 08055

Meet Your Director

Zach Papaccio PT, DPT

MY HOBBIES: Ice hockey, cycling, snowboarding, running

Dr. Zach is passionate about helping people reach their goals and return to the activities they love doing.

During his time at Widener University, he was highly involved in the university pro bono clinic that functioned to provide physical therapy services to individuals without access to proper healthcare in the community of Chester.

During his clinical affiliations, Zach became interested in treating concussions and conditions involving the shoulder, ankle, and spine. Zach received training in the McKenzie method for assessment and treatment of spinal conditions and achieved great outcomes in helping individuals eliminate pain.

Zach highly values the process of educating his clients on proper movement patterns and helping them increase their kinesthetic awareness for pain-free functional movement.

Zach is passionate about providing patient centered care and giving each individual the attention they deserve. Zach loves being a physical therapist because it allows him to help others explore the power of movement and live a full, meaningful life. Zach’s biggest tip to his clients is to believe in themselves and that a positive attitude goes a long way.


  • Widener University Doctor of Physical Therapy in May 2018, Stockton University
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology in May 2013
  • McKenzie MDT training for treatment of spinal disorders during my clinical affiliations

Credentials: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Widener

Certifications: Rock Tape, Certified Vestibular Therapist, Certified LSVT BIG

Born: Cherry Hill, NJ

Now resides: Washington Township, NJ

Health/Wellness Tip/ Quote: Believe in yourself! Keep Moving!

Zach’s Favorite & FUN Facts:

  • Place to Travel/Vacation: Rocky Mountains – skiing/snowboarding/biking
  • Restaurant: Iron Hill
  • Food: North Atlantic Salmon!
  • TV Show: Game of Thrones
  • Movie: Miracle
  • Singer/Group: Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Athlete/Celebrity: Bernie Parent
  • Book: Harry Potter series
  • Sports Team: Philadelphia Flyers

Medford Fitness - Patient Reviews

Sean Henry
Breakthrough has an experienced staff, understanding your areas of concern and knowing how to work the different areas through massage, stretching and exercising the muscles. I have noticed less pain and more flexibility in my wrist, back and shoulder with the help of Pam and Zack’s physical therapy.Thank you for your expertise and we’ll see what the next three weeks will bringSean Henry
Melissa Riley
I have been working with Zach. He’s caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, and overall amazing at what he does. You can tell he is truly in his element when he’s working with patients. I feel a great sense of relief whenever I leave my session! Looking forward to my healing! I highly recommend Zach and Breakthru Physical Therapy!
Mary Wachter
Zach is fantastic! He is really helping my fiancé progress safely and efficiently through his physical therapy regime for his hip replacement surgery! We highly recommend Breakthru for your physical therapy needs!
Gail Heisler
Working with Pam Bigelow and team at Nelson Drive has been a game changer for me! Beginning my exercise with her smiling, friendly face puts you in the right frame of mind.I have done both pool and land therapy with Pam. Do you want to get rid of those nasty kinks, knots, pulled muscles and sore backs???Go see Pam and her team at Breakthru Physical Therapy!!
Lynda pack
This is for my husband Ray. Megan is working with him to improve movement which due to New arthritis finding has limited his ability to move. Still working on it..Megan is great to work with.
Judie Comers
Pam and team were great for water and land therapy. Pam is very caring, patient and compassionate.
Rusty Scarce
I have been going to the location off Stokes RD in Medford NJ now for about a month and a half. Pam has been with me every step of the way and always on the same page as me. I started seeing Pam for tendentious in both elbows from years and years of damage. I have tried several other routes with no solutions in sight. Dry needles, Shockwave therapy, messages etc. Nothing seemed to work. Since seeing Pam my pain has dramatically dropped and my progress has been out of this world... I would go on to say it has been night and day. Before working with Pam I would be in sever pain just by picking up my water cup or turning a door knob. I am now getting back into the gym and have found such relief. Pam is very flexible, easy going and most of all knowledgeable. Most things like this could be a drag but getting to spend a little time with a friendly face all while helping my over all health has been amazing. THANK YOU PAM AND TEAM!
Nancy T
I started physical therapy 7 weeks ago at Breakthru’s location on Nelson Drive in Medford. My experience has been transformative! Pam Bigelow is my PT and has guided me from day one. I was recently diagnosed with stage 4 arthritis in both knees. I was hoping to get back to walking 3-5 miles per day and avoid injections and knee replacement surgery. I am happy to report that Pam worked with me to reduce pain, increase strength and flexibility and most definitely boosted my confidence and ability to walk and maintain my quality of life. Shout out to Pam, Zack, Steve and all the staff at Breakthru in Medford. I feel like I gained a family. I highly recommend Pam Bigelow and the team at Breakthru.
Paul Oropallo
Excellent Experience thanks for helping me get back on my feet.
Shannon Elliott
Pam is the absolute best! Highly recommend for all your PT needs!
Pat DArmi
I cannot say enough good things about Dr Chloe and BREAKTHRU THERAPY! I am feeling 100% better! No more knee pain when I climb steps or when I walk my dog! I keep expecting pain and there is none!! Dr Matt and Dr Brian also helped me when Dr Chloe was away and they were awesome as well! Everyone is so helpful, caring, and encouraging!! I highly recommend all of them!!
Kristin Mansfield
Pam, Zach and the whole staff are amazing. Highly recommend!!
Frank Locantore
I started working with Zach after getting evaluated and in no time he had me feeling much much better. He listened to me as I explained what I was feeling and didn’t box me in. He quickly pinpointed my problem and created a rehab program that’s really helping. I highly recommend Zach and his staff.
Being an active senior, I experience pain and discomfort as most of my peers do. My doctor suggested physical therapy and further suggested Breakthru Physical Therapy and Fitness. At first i was skeptical as I thought only medicine or surgery would correct my ailments. I was wrong.Zack and his team at “Medford Breakthru” were tremendous at identifying my specific problem areas and charted a course of treatment. To my surprise, I started to feel much better after I started therapy. Zack is extremely patience and listens carefully to the patient so he can draw necessary feedback and apply his next course of treatment.After 5 weeks much of my pain was gone. My “at home exercises”, prescribed by the team, showed very positive results.I strongly recommend Zack and his team at Medford Breakthru. You will see results!Thanks you Zack, Kobear, Steve and Megan for your above and beyond attention to my condition.
Alice Cundiff
I have been to both medford Breakthru locations because I follow Pam Bigelow wherever she goes , I fondly refer to her as my “Yoda” because she has the answers . I was ambivalent about going at first because it’s a smaller location , but you have the gym that makes up for it . The entire staff at both locations is great but I love going to the Nelson drive location now because i can do pool therapy and I still have Pam ! Also a lot of my PT is now with the gym equipment as i progress . Im still exhausted afterwards , I had a total knee replacement 7 weeks ago , but im doing well . I do not believe I could have come as far as I have without the help of PT and Breakthru in particular and ESPECIALLY because of Pam . She goes above and beyond , all you have to do is ask and Pam will take care of you ! The entire staff is great ❤️
Scott wallace
I had hip replacement surgery and started with Kristen the very next day. She is nothing short of Amazing! I was off the walker and cane after only one week! Her depth of knowledge and her compassion for her patients is truly remarkable. I feel stronger and more flexible than I have in years! I could not have done it without her relentless support, guidance and cheerleading!! A thousand thank you’s Kristen!!Scott W
Melissa Sheppard
Just finished up PT for a recurring back issue, can't say enough about Zach and the others at Breakthru. Not only did he meet my needs at the moment of my pain, but gave me tips, exercises and advice that I can use to help keep my back healthy and strong going forward.
Brian Kennedy
Glad I spent time researching where to go. Very grateful they assigned Shannon to work with me! I was in terrible pain when I got there, and feeling like myself now. Feeling like I can ball again!
john bahmk
I've had an excellent experience at the Breakthru at Medford Fitness. A free assessment allowed me to have a PT plan put together and it's been great. I'm on the road to recovery thanks to a very courteous staff, lead by Zack and his team.
Joseph Cook
I have been a patient under Dr. Jacklyn's care for a couple of months now for back knee and feet issues. Dr. " Jacky " addressed each issue professionally, carefully and methodically and I have seen significant improvement in all areas of concern. I am comfortable in giving the highest reviews to Dr. Jacky and the entire team at Medford Break thru fitness in Medford
Catherine C Rooney
Zak is my therapist and what an amazing experience it has been I broke my ankle and it was great I wouldn't walk right again. Zak is very instrumental in getting me back on my feet. Thank you so much
Alex Yoshida
Have been going here for almost a year; excellent well equipped facility. Super and knowledgeable friendly staff. Great personal trainers that help you improve yourself. I enjoy going here everyday. Heavily recommend.
Robert Eklund
Great PT staff & knowledge!!!Highly recommended as they totally fixed my broken ankle!!!
David Wollman
Before I came to Physical Therapy I could not have a nice day now after about a month I am almost at the point where I can do almost everything. Thank you Zach
Marixsa Gaddy
First I must say in my physical therapy experience, I’ve learned that where and who you receive PT from is extremely important and makes a world of difference in your body’s ability after PT. Breakthru has surpassed any other facilities I’ve ever visited. The Certified Therapist are the best. They are very through and pinpoint ways to heal any injuries or issues. I purposely drive an hour away from home, so that me and my KIDS receive the best treatments!! Yes ALL the therapist are great working with kids; patient is a virtue!!! Breakthru is the only Therapy that offers a special treatments for my daughters scoliosis!! And even at such an upscale facility EVERYONE makes you feel comfortable and at home. I can’t say enough about Breakthru.. they even have workout fitness personal training and nutrition programs. Anthony at the front desk is so sweet and flexible with appointment scheduling
Tara Howland
UPDATE! My daughter tells her mental health therapist every Monday that she loves aqua therapy and doesn’t want it to end and Dr. Zack treats her like a human being…enough said. Thank you.Well first let me start by saying my daughter had to go to aqua therapy due to fibromyalgia and she experiences severe depression n anxiety on top of chronic pain. I let them know ahead of time how seriously nervous she was to start this therapy and we arrived for her first visit which I am currently still at. Sitting here watching her successfully get through her pt with a therapist that not only was kind and welcoming when we walked in, which puts people with anxiety at ease instantly, but also is making her experience comfortable and relaxed. Asking and making sure she is okay as she goes along and even giving an encouraging “you’re doing a great job” ! Some people with disabilities really need that, and patience, and really need kindness to succeed. I couldn’t have asked for more as a mom and as a new patient. Thank you very much. The staff is very understanding and I Highly recommend Break Thru Therapy.
Deborah Fullerton
Started aquatic therapy and Zach has been great! He makes me feel at ease and I look forward to going and getting better. Thanks!
Donna Rogers
I have been a patient of Dr.Ryan Stahl from the end of March through the beginning of September . During these five months he has helped me rehabilitate my hip after a replacement and helped relieve various back pain problems .Dr. Stahl is a very caring and competent Physical Therapist with a terrific personality. He is patient and encourages and challenges you to do the best you can do .I would highly recommend him for any type of rehab that is needed.
S S & T
We love Zach and Anthony and Regina and Tierra! They are the best! Our son Timmy has made great progress with thier awesome aquatics program.
John Burdey
Professional and Knowledgeable. Compassionate and caring.
Myra Sparks
I have been to Breakthru on several occasions: for an arthritic thumb, a cervical strain and now for strengthening my knee and hip due to a fall. Zach, my therapist, is outstanding; very knowledgeable, kind, and supportive. I highly recommend him.
Peter Fucci
Great facility and superb Physical Therapist that get you back on track.
Traci Weiser
The staff is friendly and work well together. The place is clean. Great music. An awesome place to recover from an injury! Such a great place that I became a member!
Madeline Almand
I see Alan for personal training and he's the best! He's patient, encouraging, and works with my schedule! I have noticeable improvements within my strength and physique from his help.
Kathleen Harkin
I had a great experience at Breakthru working with Abby. She always comes up with interesting exercises that really helped to ease the pain in my elbows and shoulder.
Benjamin Braddock
Dr Abbey and the whole staff at Breakthru have been fantastic. I'll recommend her to all my friends and family.
Justin Williams
Friendly environment. Great doctor.
David Crafts
Great staff extremely knowledgeable and courteous and so far results are good from my PT.
Melinda Owens
Very professional and friendly. Will answer any questions and ready to be of help. Thank you Abby and Elizabeth
Maria Prendergast
The team at Breakthru is absolutely amazing! I have had multiple injuries from sports and have been through physical therapy at other clinics, and no other practice has compared to the treatment I have received at Breakthru. They always make sure that even when the clinic is busy, every single patient is getting the same amount of attention and is being properly guided through their exercises. The assistants are always there to provide a helping hand when needed! Abby has allowed me to continue with my normal daily routine while receiving care for my headaches. As an athlete who didn’t want to give up my active lifestyle, Abby helped me get back to my normal exercise routine with some modifications in order to continue healing. I would recommend this clinic to absolutely anyone who is looking to receive phenomenal physical therapy treatment!
Jay Bertsch
Great place. Highly recommend. Abby is doing an outstanding job with my recovery
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