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For Immediate Release:

March 16, 2022

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that KIM POZHARSKY (DOB: 1/19/1974; single; CEO/Founder of Personal Care Professionals) of 7855 Boulevard E, Apt 10H, North Bergen, NJ was charged with the unlicensed practice of physical therapy. This is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On Monday, April 19, 2021, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received information that KIM POZHARSKY, the CEO/Founder of Personal Care Professionals sports rehabilitation and medical wellness center, (also known as First Step Solutions, Inc. and Kinu, Inc.) formerly located at 935 River Road, Edgewater, NJ, was treating patients as a physical therapist without a license.

The investigation revealed that KIM POZHARSKY performed physical therapy treatments on patients of Personal Care Professionals while unlicensed, and that he has never been licensed to practice physical therapy in the state of New Jersey. POZHARSKY has been previously disciplined by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and barred from holding himself out to the public as a physical therapist or participating in any aspect of the care and treatment of patients.

On Monday, March 14, 2022, KIM POZHARSKY was processed at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for three counts of third-degree unlicensed practice of physical therapy, N.J.S.A. 45:9-37.34g and released on his own recognizance pending a future Central Judicial Processing Court hearing.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, for its assistance in this investigation.