About Ascend Physical Therapy

Why Choose Us?

We pride ourselves on being an extremely small practice, which means you are guaranteed the same Physical Therapist every visit for the entire visit. Through consistency of care and one-on-one based treatment plans, we are able to focus on your individual needs to help achieve a pain-free lifestyle. We work closely with you to reduce pain and areas of discomfort, improve function, restore mobility, and prevent further injury every step of the way. Everyone heals differently. Progress comes at different paces. We will help you set and achieve both short and long term goals through your rehabilitation experience. It is our mission to keep open communication with you and your team of healthcare professionals while providing a compassionate and empowering rehabilitation experience.

Our Office

We are located at 119 Grove Street in Montclair, NJ. We are in the back of the building on the corner of Walnut Street and Grove Street. Our office has an on-site, handicap-accessible parking lot. We offer same-day, early morning, and evening appointments. We do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs.


We Specialize In:

  • Orthopedic Injury and Prevention of the spine, hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, foot, and ankle
  • Pre- and Post Operative Care
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Sports Training
  • Stretching Routines
  • Postural Assessments

Our Services Include:

  • Postural re-education
  • Spine stabilization program
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Balance and gait training
  • Strength and flexibility training
  • Ergonomic assessment and modification
  • Comprehensive home exercise program
  • Return to sports program
  • Manual therapy including:
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Joint mobilization
  • Myofascial release
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Stretching

Meet Our Team

Lisa Ferrara Ciardi, Physical Therapist

Lisa Ferrara-Ciardi, PT has over 25 years of experience in the field of physical therapy. Lisa received her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from New York University. Through her years of continuing education, Lisa has utilized her knowledge of manual techniques and functional movement and incorporates this into her goals and treatment plans for each individual patient. Through her specialized training and clinical experience, Lisa has developed a unique approach to physical wellness for the patient’s life span.

Lisa is also a busy mother of five active children whom she has raised in Montclair. Lisa’s children are all involved with sports such as lacrosse, soccer, hockey, and baseball. She is a dedicated volunteer and co-founder of the non-profit organization Goals for Life, Inc., whose mission is to raise funds for women’s health initiatives.

Patricia McGuire, Office Manager

Patricia is here to make each patient’s time at Ascend Physical Therapy a pleasant and influential experience. She will check and explain your insurance benefits to you, schedule appointments that fit the needs of your schedule, and take care of any and all doctor communications. She also is responsible for all in-house billing for Ascend Physical Therapy, which allows her to personally respond to any billing concern in a timely fashion.

For more information about our practice, contact us today at 973-744-3561. We look forward to working with you and helping you to get back to living your life!

Contact Us



Ascend Physical Therapy
119 Grove St
Montclair, NJ 07042

Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM