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Business Hours

Monday7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
SundayBy Appointment

Who We Are

Outback Physical Therapy, located in a new, state-of-the-art facility in Somerville, provides rehabilitation services for all sports injuries, and orthopedic and post-surgical conditions. Our therapists, licensed Doctors of Physical Therapy with advanced manual therapy training, understand the importance of personalized care. We take the time to listen to our patients and work with them to develop a customized treatment plan that not only reduces their discomfort, but also treats the root cause of their pain. To prevent long-term dysfunction, we teach our patients strategies to improve their form, posture, and function. The combination of our clinical expertise, tailored care, and genuine concern for patients, makes Outback Physical Therapy a top choice for patients and doctors alike.

It’s not a coincidence that our name evokes the country of Australia, a global hub of cutting edge physical therapy research and the birthplace of leading physical therapy theorists and practitioners. Our treatment philosophy incorporates the Australian method, which focuses on identifying the etiology of a given condition and offering evidence-based treatment options. Outback PT accepts all major health insurances and offers flexible appointment hours to accommodate our patients’ schedules. We strive to be responsive to your needs; weekend appointments can be arranged and same

day appointments may also be available.

Our Mission

Outback PT’s mission is to improve the health, fitness, and quality of life of our patients by providing comprehensive and individualized physical therapy services in a supportive and professional atmosphere.

Our Promise

We promise to work with you—our patient— to reduce your pain and rehabilitate your injury at your pace and in a manner that addresses your individualized needs. We promise to do our best to help you meet your personal goals, whether that means running a 5k, dancing at your child’s wedding, playing tennis, or simply walking pain free. Your goals are our goals; let’s achieve them together.


About the Founder and Clinical Director - Ithamar Jotkowitz


Dr. Ithamar Jotkowitz, PT, DPT, CAMT has been a licensed physical therapist for over a decade. After earning his physical therapy degree in Melbourne, Australia, he pursued his clinical doctorate in New York and received the Certification in Advanced Manipulative Therapy, the first and currently only physical therapist in Massachusetts to have obtained this accreditation.

Ithamar has treated a wide variety of orthopedic, sports, and post-surgical conditions. His experience includes managing and supervising a number of large rehabilitation clinics and departments in Australia, New York City and Boston. Additionally, Ithamar has lectured at national conferences; been published in peer reviewed journals; mentored PT students in clinic; and was a faculty member at Northeastern University’s . Ithamar has worked with professional and amateur athletes, as well as “weekend warriors” and is committed to rehabilitating each of his patients to his/her specific goals, whether that be returning to work, sports or the regular activities of daily living. As an avid runner, Ithamar has a special interest in running rehabilitation and to compliment this he recently expanded his clinical knowledge by obtaining advanced training in exercise physiology and now provides clinical Resting Metabolic Rate and VO2 Max testing on site at Outback PT.

He lives in Boston with his wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters. In his free time, Ithamar can be found running along the Charles river or another local trail as he prepares for his next Marathon.

Why Choose Us?

  • Highly Experienced
  • Strong Manual Therapy Skills
  • One On One Treatment With Doctors Of Physical Therapy
  • Individualized Treatment Programs Tailored Specifically To Your Needs

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