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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

Nancy T
15:46 13 Sep 23
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
12:35 09 Sep 23
Excellent Experience thanks for helping me get back on my feet.
Shannon Elliott
14:13 08 Sep 23
Pam is the absolute best! Highly recommend for all your PT needs!
Pat DArmi
19:57 31 Aug 23
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
15:28 28 Jul 23
Pam, Zach and the whole staff are amazing. Highly recommend!!
Frank Locantore
20:30 20 Jun 23
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.
19:00 19 Jun 23
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
17:31 17 Jun 23
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
15:54 02 Jun 23
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
17:52 10 May 23
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
00:29 31 Mar 23
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
14:55 26 Nov 22
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
15:58 24 Oct 22
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
12:02 19 Sep 22
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
23:48 11 Aug 22
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
20:35 22 Jun 22
Great PT staff & knowledge!!!Highly recommended as they totally fixed my broken ankle!!!
David Wollman
17:19 01 Jun 22
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
Noelle Connor
01:04 17 Mar 22
I am just finishing up five weeks of aqua therapy with Zach at Breakthru's Medford Fitness location. It has been a great experience! I decided to go to Breakthru based on the online reviews, even though it wasn't local to home in Collingswood, and I'm so glad I did. The environment is comfortable, and I always felt that I was in very knowledgeable hands with Zach. He listens to what you tell him and actively responds and adjusts accordingly. The exercises were challenging, and I feel like I've made great progress. Abby, the receptionist, was also very warm and welcoming. I will definitely go there again, if needed, in the future. I highly recommend Breakthru Physical Therapy!
Marixsa Gaddy
01:05 08 Mar 22
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
14:54 09 Aug 21
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
02:16 04 Aug 21
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
23:41 28 Jul 21
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
15:35 02 Jul 21
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.
Jacqueline Richter
13:09 17 May 21
Breakthru in Medford, NJ, Nelson Dr, is the best!! I have been to many physical therapy locations in the past 7 years. I had a fall and wiped out my whole left side of my body. I have to tell you, never did I find a better place then Breakthru! From the time I enter the building I am greeted with a friendly hello. That means a lot! Anthony and Dr. Zach make me feel very comfortable with having pt. If you are looking for a friendly at ease place, go to Breakthru! I can go on but I will write another review soon in reference to my actual physical therapy. 👍🙂
John Burdey
12:35 31 Mar 21
Professional and Knowledgeable. Compassionate and caring.
Myra Sparks
16:21 25 Feb 21
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
15:03 29 Dec 20
Great facility and superb Physical Therapist that get you back on track.
Traci Weiser
22:43 20 Oct 20
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
14:31 14 Sep 20
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
18:47 01 Aug 20
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
21:05 09 Apr 20
Dr Abbey and the whole staff at Breakthru have been fantastic. I'll recommend her to all my friends and family.
Justin Williams
14:30 03 Mar 20
Friendly environment. Great doctor.
David Crafts
13:59 26 Feb 20
Great staff extremely knowledgeable and courteous and so far results are good from my PT.
Melinda Owens
21:42 20 Feb 20
Very professional and friendly. Will answer any questions and ready to be of help. Thank you Abby and Elizabeth
Maria Prendergast
23:17 30 Dec 19
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
18:38 09 Dec 19
Great place. Highly recommend. Abby is doing an outstanding job with my recovery
Julie Machon
03:24 15 Nov 19
My 8 year old daughter is a competitive gymnast who had a grade 2 ACL tear and meniscus tear. Given her age, her surgeon said physical therapy was her only chance at coming back to gymnastics. Dr. Abby worked with her for 6 months and got her back to full gymnastics capability. She is very knowledgeable and kept things fun for my daughter. Highly recommend!
Justin Wilson
01:16 08 Nov 19
Breakthru is great. They help make you whole again. I have been working with Dr. Abigail Dingle, and she really cares for her clients. I have my own smaller background in fitness, but she was able to pinpoint the one thing I was missing. She doesn't just give you exercises though. She really listens to your needs while also pushing you at the appropriate times. All the staff is friendly and helpful. Even if you are a younger, healthier individual, do not be afraid to give Abby and Breakthru a chance. You will be glad you did.
William Dougher
20:19 17 Oct 19
Have been using Breakthru for pre and after shoulder surgery. The staff is very professional and experienced. After my session I leave feeling much better. I believe my recovery will be shorter due to the great work of Abby as nd her great staff.Lance, they deserve a raise $$$
Van Kapeghian
14:36 06 Sep 19
I couldn't be happier with the work and attention Dr. Ryan gave to my 17 year old son. My son is an ice hockey player and had some minor shoulder pain. Dr. Ryan kept him on the ice, and gave him a fitness plan to keep his shoulder stable and healthy. Thanks, Dr. Ryan!
Anthony McIntyre
16:54 14 Aug 19
James Hayden
19:27 08 Aug 19
Breakthru is awesome! The entire staff was friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. Dr. Abigail Dingle has helped me out tremendously. She has been able to get my body to work the way it is supposed to function. She listens to what I have to say, addresses the questions I ask, and I leave feeling great! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Abigail Dingle and going to Breakthru
Eileen Barr
01:09 24 Jul 19
I’ve been dealing with neck issues/pain for several years, and started going to Breakthru about a month ago.The PT that I’ve been receiving from Abby hasbeen helpful and I’m starting to see some positive results. I find Abby to be helpful, supportive, patient and thorough.I highly recommend Breakthru Physical Therapy.
Patti Thompson
16:13 15 Jul 19
I can’t say enough about Dr. Ryan Stahl and the entire staff at Breakthru. I worked with Ryan for almost five months and made a great deal of progress! I was referred to Breakthru to deal with short-term shoulder pain, but Ryan also worked with me on back issues that I have dealt with for many years. He was very professional and informative, but also encouraging and patient. I left feeling as if I had a good handle on how to exercise at home in order to stay strong and healthy. I also know where to go if I need help again!
Kathryn Tierney
23:20 11 Jul 19
Dr. Abby Dingle is amazing! I have gone to her for many injuries and she has always helped me so much! She is so knowledgeable and great at what she does! My injuries have come along way and I feel so much better since I went to Abby! I highly recommend her to anyone!
M Incognito
11:29 06 Jun 19
I've had wonderful improvement with Breakthru! Thanks!
Bill Campbell
11:51 08 May 19
Abbie and the rest of the staff are great. Highly recommend.
Erin Martin
00:42 06 May 19
At the age of 14 I had knee surgery, which left me unable to competitively swim with my team. The doctor predicted I would not be able to compete again for probably a year. The week after my surgery I began physical therapy with Abby. Abby supported me during the good days and bad days and kept me on track to recover ahead of schedule. This past weekend, only nine months after surgery, I competed in my first swim meet after surgery! A huge shoutout to abby for making it possible for me to return to the sport I love earlier than expected, supporting me and making me laugh all the time. Thank you for your professionalisms and expertise. I highly recommend Abby Dingle and Breakthru.Erin Martin
Evie L
00:37 01 May 19
Earlier this spring I encountered a very nagging and painful injury. I run track and cross country year-round at Seneca, so staying in shape and taking care of myself are two things I try to be very aware of. I tried to heal my injury for a solid four weeks by myself, but nothing compared to the physical therapy I received from Dr. Abigail. She guided me through every exercise and each part of rehabilitation with professionalism. Never once did I question her methods or therapy, and I have felt so much better. I am up and running again with no problems just after a few awesome weeks with her!
22:48 30 Apr 19
Dr. Dingle (Abby) is hands down one of the best physical therapists in the tri-state area. She is incredibly knowledgeable in all areas of physical rehabilitation and exceptionally so in regards to sports medicine. I have seen Abby for many sports related injuries as well as specific injuries that require specialized care and she has been able to successfully treat each one. Her compassion, attentiveness and skills are unparalleled. Breakthru PT is lucky to have her! I could not speak more highly of this clinic.
Colleen O'Brien
15:07 30 Apr 19
I worked with Dr Stahl for a month for lower back pain. He was able to give me a really effective routine for strengthening my core and loosening up my hamstrings. My back pain has resolved and I have the tools to fix any aches which may show up. Dr. Stahl and the rest of the Breakthru staff were great to work with, very friendly and personable, but also ensures you work hard . Overall a great experience, and I will be back if any other issues come up. Thank you!
SJ Vend
12:10 22 Apr 19
Suddenly at 70 years old, I started to get terrible pain in both of my knees. After xrays, I was told by surgeon I needed physical therapy. So I decided to go to Breakthru for PT. Ryan is excellent! He is very concerned about your full recovery. After almost three months, thanks to him I am pain free. Thank you Breakthru!
Andrew Swanson
01:57 11 Apr 19
Dr. Abby was incredible with not only diagnosing my injury but also treating it. She was able to determine very quickly what is was and issued effective treatment. Within a few short weeks I was able to notice a difference. She’s very courteous, knowledgeable and incredibly comforting throughout the rehab process. Breakthru is lucky to have a great doctor like her.
Travis Sjostedt
17:10 08 Apr 19
Great Experience!!! Highly recommend Dr Stahl, (AKA Ryan) and his staff.He was really easy to work with. I had sharp shoulder pain from a sports injury. He quickly diagnosed the tendon in my shoulder causing the pain and through massage and manipulation he released some of the tension and tenderness on my first visit. Through a real simple series of exercises I maintained between visits I regained mobility, strength and comfort in my shoulder. I'm back to climbing and full strength workouts. When I told him i felt better he said great, no need to come back any more than required. What a great testimony to his integrity. Hope to not need him again, but I'll be back if required for this or any other pain. Thanks!!!!
Marta DeGisi
12:49 14 Mar 19
When I started going to PT at Breakthru in November I was walking with a cane and couldn't pull my shirt over my head due to a rotator cuff issue. As of now I am not using a cane and my arm is almost 100%. Dr. Ryan Stahl is wonderful and knows what he is doing. I did all he told me and I almost feel like this is a miracle. For the first time in a year, I am pretty much pain free. Cannot recommend this facility more. Everyone else there that I dealt with was also compassionate, kind, and a pleasure. Do not hesitate to call them!
Ally Evans
19:50 13 Mar 19
I love this place! I have come such a long way thanks to Abby Dingle, my physical therapist. She is awesome! I highly recommend Breakthru PT!
Brian Richards
16:55 08 Mar 19
I was referred to Breakthru from a friend in the medical field, specifically because they were excellent with neck and back pain which I was experiencing. I was evaluated by Dr Ryan Stahl. Working with him twice a week has relieved 95% of my pain. I’m still working with him and expect only to continue getting better. He’s putting together a plan for home which I can utilize to maintain my well being. I would highly recommend Breakthru Thanks Ryan and staff.
Mark McHugh
16:23 17 Dec 18
Dr. Mark and the rest of the staff here are great. I successfully rehabbed a shoulder here and can't recommend them enough. Mark
David Coffield
17:03 05 Dec 17
Dr Kelsey Jurist helped me regain use of my shoulder after a painful rotator cuff injury, as well as rebuild core strength for my lower spine. She was very knowledgeable, and employed a good sense of humor to help me enjoy working hard to improve my condition. Thanks Kelsey
Mary Arnold
18:19 26 Oct 17
Recently I had 6 weeks of PT with Mark Fitz. There are not enough adjectives to describe Mark and his commitment to his patients. He asses their needs and follows through with the PT program that works for them. The reason I use Breakthru is their policy that therapist stay with you and don’t give you a clip board and you are on your own for a hour. Mark is a wonderful therapist who inspires confidence but more important he is a compassionate person. Thanks Mark. M. Arnold
Alice Collins
03:08 01 Oct 17
I had a very positive experience at Breakthru Physical Therapy. The staff assessed my needs and helped me from the first day. I was extremely pleased with my progress and would recommend them to anyone. Thanks especially to Mark and Ryan.
Michael McKenney
19:13 24 Sep 17
I had a great PT experience with Mark. Always prompt, always massaging my therapy for maximum results and genuinely invested in a successful outcome for me.
Lucy Dunn
20:30 22 Sep 17
I have worked with Dr. Mark Kitz since 2012 on various issues. I have always had good results. I went to him recently because I could not raise my arm at all. Thru exercises and message of my arm I am now back to an arm I can work with and doesn't give me pain. With the home exercises and suggestions I have avoided unwanted surgery and feel better. The atmosphere at Breakthru is very friendly and welcoming.
Jason Peterson
18:01 20 Sep 17
I never had to go to physical therapy before, but I wanted to let anyone dealing with an injury that requires PT that if you're in the area, I highly recommend Dr. Mark Kitz @ Breakthru Physical Therapy in Medford @ the Medford Fitness location. I had an issue with a disk in my back that caused nerve pain in my arm that went on for weeks. It was affecting every aspect of my life & i was miserable. I'm glad i was referred to Dr. Mark. He is highly knowledgeable, personable, & someone you too, once you work with him, will be ready to refer your friends/family to. After a couple weeks of seeing him & his team, I'm feeling great. Thanks, Dr. Mark.
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