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Dr. Heather LaManno, Physical Therapist

Dr. Heather LaManno, Physical Therapist

Dr. Heather LaManno

PT, DPT, OCS, PES

Lead Vice President, Leadership Team Senior Executive, Clinic Manager, Director of Clinical Communications

Dr. Heather LaManno is a sought-after expert in all areas of patient care, who is actively involved in evidence-based practice and research. She has authored and co-authored several publications regarding numerous areas of physical therapy. Heather excels at treating both neurological and orthopedic patients of all ages and is one of the top 1% of all practitioners in the state who has achieved both a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Board-Certified Specialist distinction in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In addition to her athletic recognition as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), she is working toward her Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. Heather’s top priority is always the care for her patients. She approaches their therapy with compassion and understanding, making their comfort and recovery her top goal. Being at the top of her game, Heather knows exactly what she is doing and is eager in answering any questions patients have.

Having graduated at the top of her class with high honors from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Heather established extensive experience in both orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation settings. During this time, she developed a particular interest in complementary and alternative medicine and has contributed to a number of publications regarding the effects of yoga on physical rehabilitation. Most recently, in the ”Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity” textbook, Dr. LaManno co-authored a chapter called “The Use of Yoga Therapy in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation.”

Contact Heather:

Dr. Heather LaManno

Physical Therapist

Dr. Michael Klejmont, Physical Therapist
Dr. Michael Klejmont, Physical Therapist

Dr. Michael Klejmont

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, USAW

President, Leadership Team Senior Executive, Site Clinic Manager

Dr. Mike Klejmont is a dedicated provider who gives exceptional care to patients of all ages, focusing on musculoskeletal and neuromuscular rehabilitation. Patients quickly discover that Mike is a highly sought-after Doctor who restores proper function and efficiency between the brain and body, utilizing the latest neuroscience research and consistently promoting physical healing by treating the whole person. Mike goes out of his way to support each patient and makes the goals of his patients his own, meticulously supporting each step in the recovery process. His dynamic combination of modern medical techniques and devoted personal care make him the standard for all Doctors to follow.

In addition to his role as Site Clinic Manager (MWF), Mike continues to grow with precise recognition as the President of 2023 to our organization and a valued Executive Team Member. Mike is professionally distinguished as one of the top 1% of all providers in the nation with an APTA Board Certification as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Through the USA Weightlifting Association, Mike became a Certified Sports Performance Coach and has expert knowledge in injury prevention, sports psychology, and guiding athletes to a higher performance level. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner (CKTP).
 

Dr. Klejmont has served on the Board of Directors for IBF Middleweight Champion Daniel Jacob’s Get In The Ring Foundation. As the head of the Medical and Fitness Committee, Mike provided guidance and care for children, teenagers, and families working through the challenges associated with childhood cancer.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a degree in Exercise Science, Mike went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (formerly UMDNJ). Working on a study to determine risk factors for ankle sprains in intercollegiate soccer players, he won awards for Outstanding Academic Performance and Outstanding Research Performance.

Mike’s foray into health and fitness is nothing short of inspiring. He has gained invaluable experience from personal training sessions with industry icons such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, a 7-time Mr. Olympia and 4-time Mr. Universe, as well as Bill Grant, a former Mr. World and Mr. America. His interactions with these mentors have profoundly shaped his approachability and expertise.

Furthermore, Mike has also made significant contributions to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Pump Club newsletter, authoring several insightful articles. Mike’s expertise was also prominently featured in the fourth episode of Schwarzenegger’s renowned podcast. Central to Mike’s work is his innovative concept of integrating empathy and compassion into healthcare practices and daily routines, aiming to optimize health and fitness outcomes. This unique approach not only underscores the importance but also demonstrates the effectiveness of a holistic perspective in achieving peak physical and mental wellness.

Contact Michael:

Dr. Michael Klejmont

Physical Therapist

Dr. Gary Struble, Physical Therapist

Dr. Gary Struble, Physical Therapist

Dr. Gary Struble

PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT

President Emeritus, Leadership Team Senior Executive, Director of Clinical Mentorship and Instruction, Home Care Operations Team Lead

Dr. Gary Struble, a distinguished founding member of our clinical team, is well-respected across the entire North Jersey area for his exemplary expertise as a spinal and orthopedic specialist. With a tenure of over two decades within our organization, he has positively impacted the lives of thousands of patients, facilitating their journeys back to health and the attainment of their goals. Beyond his remarkable patient-centered care, Dr. Struble assumes the role of Director of Clinical Mentoring, sharing his extensive 20+ years of experience to ensure our Doctors of Physical Therapy consistently practice at the pinnacle of expertise. Dr. Struble’s impressive contributions have also earned him a Senior Executive position within our esteemed company leadership team.

Gary has been recognized by The McKenzie Institute International as a Specialist in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of Spine Injuries (MDT) and is further recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). His specialist certifications in both Orthopedics and Spinal treatment distinguish him as part of the most highly credentialed 1% of all providers in the nation. As a former high school and collegiate athlete himself, Gary has a special interest in working with athletes of all ages and helping them get back in the game, while occasionally reliving some of his “glory days.” He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of both the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions and Kean University.

Contact Gary:

Dr. Gary Struble

Physical Therapist

Dr. Philip N. Lombardo, Physical Therapist

Dr. Philip N. Lombardo, Physical Therapist

Dr. Phil Lombardo

PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, PES, CES, NFHS, USATF, MCT, EMRT

President-Designate, Leadership Team Senior Executive, Clinic Manager

Dr. Phil Lombardo, a superior physical therapist, has extensive experience in the care of both sports injuries and general musculoskeletal injuries for patients of all ages. He is our Clinic Manager on the Monday / Wednesday / Friday team and has achieved the prestigious position of Senior Executive on our leadership team. In 2007, Phil joined the top one percent of the Doctor of Physical Therapy in the country by becoming an APTA Board Certified Specialist in Sports (SCS). Dr. Lombardo has distinguished himself as a provider of choice in Sports Medicine and is recognized by the National Federation of State High School Association as a Certified Coach specializing in Track and Field (NFHS). His expert knowledge as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Sports Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) guarantee his patients the highest quality of care.

Phil approaches each case individually and makes sure to know exactly what his patients want. He doesn’t just stop at working with a patient in the office, he ensures they are able to live the best life they can. Exceptionally qualified and driven means that Phil won’t rest until each patient is back to full strength.

Phil earned both his undergraduate degree and Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from New York University. It was also there that he received the department’s Service Award for Excellence in giving to others. Phil truly enjoys every opportunity to connect to our local community, his expertise, both eclectic and focused, has been an asset to countless local athletes and orthopedic patients! Giving back is important to Phil, it is his main philosophy for his care. His unmatchable level of determination throughout the day helps him give excellent one-on-one care to each of his patients.

It brings Phil great joy as he shares MovNat, a physical education system for developing real-world capability through natural movement with his patients and now to the public. His journey led him to becoming a MovNat certified instructor, hosting the first-ever MovNat Elements Workshop in NJ and then becoming the first-ever licensed MovNat facility in NJ.

As a devoted fitness enthusiast, Phil loves to constantly learn about and train in all areas, including strength training, running, hiking, and kayaking. He grew up in Leonia and now resides in Butler with his wife and sons. Around the clinic, in addition to his passion for physical therapy, Phil is also known for his love of and expertise in chocolate, especially dark — 86% cacao, to be precise!

Contact Phil:

Dr. Philip N. Lombardo

Physical Therapist

Dr. Heather LaManno, Physical Therapist

Dr. Heather LaManno

PT, DPT, OCS, PES

Lead Vice President, Leadership Team Senior Executive, Clinic Manager, Director of Clinical Communications

Dr. Heather LaManno is a sought-after expert in all areas of patient care, who is actively involved in evidence-based practice and research. She has authored and co-authored several publications regarding numerous areas of physical therapy. Heather excels at treating both neurological and orthopedic patients of all ages and is one of the top 1% of all practitioners in the state who has achieved both a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Board-Certified Specialist distinction in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In addition to her athletic recognition as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), she is working toward her Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. Heather’s top priority is always the care for her patients. She approaches their therapy with compassion and understanding, making their comfort and recovery her top goal. Being at the top of her game, Heather knows exactly what she is doing and is eager in answering any questions patients have.

Having graduated at the top of her class with high honors from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Heather established extensive experience in both orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation settings. During this time, she developed a particular interest in complementary and alternative medicine and has contributed to a number of publications regarding the effects of yoga on physical rehabilitation. Most recently, in the ”Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity” textbook, Dr. LaManno co-authored a chapter called “The Use of Yoga Therapy in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation.”

Contact Heather:

Dr. Michael Klejmont, Physical Therapist

Dr. Michael Klejmont

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, USAW

President, Leadership Team Senior Executive, Site Clinic Manager

Dr. Mike Klejmont is a dedicated provider who gives exceptional care to patients of all ages, focusing on musculoskeletal and neuromuscular rehabilitation. Patients quickly discover that Mike is a highly sought-after Doctor who restores proper function and efficiency between the brain and body, utilizing the latest neuroscience research and consistently promoting physical healing by treating the whole person. Mike goes out of his way to support each patient and makes the goals of his patients his own, meticulously supporting each step in the recovery process. His dynamic combination of modern medical techniques and devoted personal care make him the standard for all Doctors to follow.

In addition to his role as Site Clinic Manager (MWF), Mike continues to grow with precise recognition as the President of 2023 to our organization and a valued Executive Team Member. Mike is professionally distinguished as one of the top 1% of all providers in the nation with an APTA Board Certification as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Through the USA Weightlifting Association, Mike became a Certified Sports Performance Coach and has expert knowledge in injury prevention, sports psychology, and guiding athletes to a higher performance level. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner (CKTP).
 

Dr. Klejmont has served on the Board of Directors for IBF Middleweight Champion Daniel Jacob’s Get In The Ring Foundation. As the head of the Medical and Fitness Committee, Mike provided guidance and care for children, teenagers, and families working through the challenges associated with childhood cancer.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a degree in Exercise Science, Mike went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (formerly UMDNJ). Working on a study to determine risk factors for ankle sprains in intercollegiate soccer players, he won awards for Outstanding Academic Performance and Outstanding Research Performance.

Mike’s foray into health and fitness is nothing short of inspiring. He has gained invaluable experience from personal training sessions with industry icons such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, a 7-time Mr. Olympia and 4-time Mr. Universe, as well as Bill Grant, a former Mr. World and Mr. America. His interactions with these mentors have profoundly shaped his approachability and expertise.

Furthermore, Mike has also made significant contributions to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Pump Club newsletter, authoring several insightful articles. Mike’s expertise was also prominently featured in the fourth episode of Schwarzenegger’s renowned podcast. Central to Mike’s work is his innovative concept of integrating empathy and compassion into healthcare practices and daily routines, aiming to optimize health and fitness outcomes. This unique approach not only underscores the importance but also demonstrates the effectiveness of a holistic perspective in achieving peak physical and mental wellness.

Contact Michael:

Dr. Gary Struble, Physical Therapist

Dr. Gary Struble

PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT

President Emeritus, Leadership Team Senior Executive, Director of Clinical Mentorship and Instruction, Home Care Operations Team Lead

Dr. Gary Struble, a distinguished founding member of our clinical team, is well-respected across the entire North Jersey area for his exemplary expertise as a spinal and orthopedic specialist. With a tenure of over two decades within our organization, he has positively impacted the lives of thousands of patients, facilitating their journeys back to health and the attainment of their goals. Beyond his remarkable patient-centered care, Dr. Struble assumes the role of Director of Clinical Mentoring, sharing his extensive 20+ years of experience to ensure our Doctors of Physical Therapy consistently practice at the pinnacle of expertise. Dr. Struble’s impressive contributions have also earned him a Senior Executive position within our esteemed company leadership team.

Gary has been recognized by The McKenzie Institute International as a Specialist in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of Spine Injuries (MDT) and is further recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). His specialist certifications in both Orthopedics and Spinal treatment distinguish him as part of the most highly credentialed 1% of all providers in the nation. As a former high school and collegiate athlete himself, Gary has a special interest in working with athletes of all ages and helping them get back in the game, while occasionally reliving some of his “glory days.” He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of both the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions and Kean University.

Contact Gary:

Dr. Philip N. Lombardo, Physical Therapist

Dr. Phil Lombardo

PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, PES, CES, NFHS, USATF, MCT, EMRT

President-Designate, Leadership Team Senior Executive, Clinic Manager

Dr. Phil Lombardo, a superior physical therapist, has extensive experience in the care of both sports injuries and general musculoskeletal injuries for patients of all ages. He is our Clinic Manager on the Monday / Wednesday / Friday team and has achieved the prestigious position of Senior Executive on our leadership team. In 2007, Phil joined the top one percent of the Doctor of Physical Therapy in the country by becoming an APTA Board Certified Specialist in Sports (SCS). Dr. Lombardo has distinguished himself as a provider of choice in Sports Medicine and is recognized by the National Federation of State High School Association as a Certified Coach specializing in Track and Field (NFHS). His expert knowledge as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Sports Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) guarantee his patients the highest quality of care.

Phil approaches each case individually and makes sure to know exactly what his patients want. He doesn’t just stop at working with a patient in the office, he ensures they are able to live the best life they can. Exceptionally qualified and driven means that Phil won’t rest until each patient is back to full strength.

Phil earned both his undergraduate degree and Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from New York University. It was also there that he received the department’s Service Award for Excellence in giving to others. Phil truly enjoys every opportunity to connect to our local community, his expertise, both eclectic and focused, has been an asset to countless local athletes and orthopedic patients! Giving back is important to Phil, it is his main philosophy for his care. His unmatchable level of determination throughout the day helps him give excellent one-on-one care to each of his patients.

It brings Phil great joy as he shares MovNat, a physical education system for developing real-world capability through natural movement with his patients and now to the public. His journey led him to becoming a MovNat certified instructor, hosting the first-ever MovNat Elements Workshop in NJ and then becoming the first-ever licensed MovNat facility in NJ.

As a devoted fitness enthusiast, Phil loves to constantly learn about and train in all areas, including strength training, running, hiking, and kayaking. He grew up in Leonia and now resides in Butler with his wife and sons. Around the clinic, in addition to his passion for physical therapy, Phil is also known for his love of and expertise in chocolate, especially dark — 86% cacao, to be precise!

Contact Phil:

Dr. Christopher Rago, Physical Therapist

Dr. Christopher Rago, Physical Therapist

Dr. Christopher Rago

PT, DPT

Leadership Team Senior Executive, Clinic Manager

Dr. Chris Rago brings multifaceted physical therapy expertise to our skilled Monday, Wednesday, and Friday team. He is avidly sought after for his extensive knowledge and passion in both orthopedic and sports physical therapy. Dr. Rago’s approach to patient care aligns with NJCPT’s philosophy because he delves into understanding each of his patients needs to provide individualized treatment plans to create better outcomes. Chris is actively preparing for his Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

Chris graduated Magna Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences before continuing on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac. There, he was selected as the graduate assistant for the motion analysis lab, where he furthered his knowledge of the biomechanical model and its application to physical therapy. Specifically, Chris researched the effects of fatigue on lower extremity biomechanical control in athletes and was chosen to present his research at four nationally recognized conferences, including a trip out to San Diego to present at American College of Sports Medicine.

Contact Christopher:

Dr. Christopher Rago

Physical Therapist

Dr. Adefemi Betiku, Physical Therapist

Dr. Adefemi Betiku, Physical Therapist

Dr. Adefemi A. Betiku

PT, DPT, CSCS, PMA®-CPT

Leadership Team Senior Executive, Clinic Manager

Dr. Femi Betiku is a highly adept Doctor of Physical Therapy with a dual focus in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. Femi is dedicated to building a strong rapport with his patients to help each of them reach their goals by developing an individualized plan and employing the most up to date evidence-based approaches. He is passionate about both alleviating every patient’s symptoms and eradicating the underlying cause. Each patient is treated with compassion and understanding as Femi guides them through every step of the therapy process. He utilizes targeted manual therapy techniques and neuromuscular re-education to optimize success, so his patients can return to doing what they love. Dr. Betiku is also actively preparing for both his orthopedic board and manual therapy certifications.

Femi completed his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Rutgers University and went on to earn his Doctorate from New York University. While at NYU, Dr. Betiku broadened his skill sets working with St. John’s University Division 1 athletic teams and with children at a sensory integration pediatric practice. Through his experiences, Dr. Betiku has developed a deep passion for treating the most complex of musculoskeletal cases. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), as well as a Pilates Method Alliance certified Pilates teacher (PMA-CPT) with an emphasis in rehabilitative Pilates.

Contact Adefemi:

Dr. Adefemi A. Betiku

Physical Therapist

Dr. Zachary Cohane, Physical Therapist

Dr. Zachary Cohane, Physical Therapist

Dr. Zachary Cohane

PT, DPT

Assistant Clinical Manager

Dr. Zach Cohane is a highly-skilled and accomplished Doctor of Physical Therapy with a passion for treating patients with orthopedic conditions and sports-related injuries. Using an integrative approach comprised of advanced manual therapy, the most up-to-date medical techniques, and dedicated, personalized care, Dr. Cohane helps each patient achieve their goals. Zach’s experience as a lifelong learner, teacher, and researcher empowers him to connect to his patients with a profound understanding of their needs, which is the basis for the individualized whole-body programs he designs. Additionally, he is certified in Rocktape and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.

Dr. Cohane began his career as a science teacher after receiving his bachelor’s in Biology, and his educational master’s in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University. While he was an educator, Zach researched technology integration in the classroom, developed activities to improve the understanding of the STEM fields, and analyzed modeling practices in science education. Following his passion for learning, Dr. Cohane earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Columbia University. While there, his research investigated balance and gait dysfunction in Alzheimer’s patients. And, he authored publications on the discovery of new genes in two different species. Zach is also a fervent advocate for both athletes and geriatric patients, as he feels they are often underserved in healthcare.

When Zach takes a break from his meticulous practice, he connects with his family, which means the world to him. Zach incorporates his creative passion for playing guitar and bass to remain grounded, providing an outlet of positivity that is greater than himself.

Contact Zachary:

Dr. Zachary Cohane

Physical Therapist

Dr. Jerry Struble, Physical Therapist

Dr. Jerry Struble, Physical Therapist

Dr. Jerry Struble

PT, DPT

Assistant Clinical Manager 

Dr. Jerry Struble is a power-house provider who eradicates the root causes of orthopedic and sports issues, creating long-lasting results for each patient. Studying with steadfast dedication at Misericordia University, Jerry graduated Magna Cum Laude with his undergraduate studies in Biology and Chemistry. While achieving his Doctorate, Jerry was awarded membership in the prestigious ACAPT National Physical Therapy Student Honor Society. Volunteering his time in the Physical Therapy Pro Bono Clinic for uninsured patients, Jerry learned the value of building patient rapport, the importance of thorough communication, and precision in patient diagnoses.

Establishing the first football team at Misericordia and playing linebacker, Jerry understands the mindset it takes to get athletes back in the game after experiencing an injury. He utilizes the most up-to-date scientific approaches and cutting-edge treatments to restore vital functional movement to patients of all ages. From the moment a patient walks in the door, they quickly discover that Dr. Struble delivers expert care in a compassionate atmosphere, meticulously explaining their personalized treatment plans. Jerry’s best day is celebrating treatment milestones with his patients throughout their recovery process.

Jerry recharges by spending time in the great outdoors: fishing, hiking, and camping. You may also find Jerry cheering on the sidelines of Nascar, watching the NY Jets, or debating the playing techniques of the NY Yankees.

Contact Jerry:

Dr. Jerry Struble

Physical Therapist

Dr. Christopher Rago, Physical Therapist

Dr. Christopher Rago

PT, DPT

Leadership Team Senior Executive, Clinic Manager

Dr. Chris Rago brings multifaceted physical therapy expertise to our skilled Monday, Wednesday, and Friday team. He is avidly sought after for his extensive knowledge and passion in both orthopedic and sports physical therapy. Dr. Rago’s approach to patient care aligns with NJCPT’s philosophy because he delves into understanding each of his patients needs to provide individualized treatment plans to create better outcomes. Chris is actively preparing for his Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

Chris graduated Magna Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences before continuing on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac. There, he was selected as the graduate assistant for the motion analysis lab, where he furthered his knowledge of the biomechanical model and its application to physical therapy. Specifically, Chris researched the effects of fatigue on lower extremity biomechanical control in athletes and was chosen to present his research at four nationally recognized conferences, including a trip out to San Diego to present at American College of Sports Medicine.

Contact Christopher:

Dr. Adefemi Betiku, Physical Therapist

Dr. Adefemi A. Betiku

PT, DPT, CSCS, PMA®-CPT

Leadership Team Senior Executive, Clinic Manager

Dr. Femi Betiku is a highly adept Doctor of Physical Therapy with a dual focus in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. Femi is dedicated to building a strong rapport with his patients to help each of them reach their goals by developing an individualized plan and employing the most up to date evidence-based approaches. He is passionate about both alleviating every patient’s symptoms and eradicating the underlying cause. Each patient is treated with compassion and understanding as Femi guides them through every step of the therapy process. He utilizes targeted manual therapy techniques and neuromuscular re-education to optimize success, so his patients can return to doing what they love. Dr. Betiku is also actively preparing for both his orthopedic board and manual therapy certifications.

Femi completed his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Rutgers University and went on to earn his Doctorate from New York University. While at NYU, Dr. Betiku broadened his skill sets working with St. John’s University Division 1 athletic teams and with children at a sensory integration pediatric practice. Through his experiences, Dr. Betiku has developed a deep passion for treating the most complex of musculoskeletal cases. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), as well as a Pilates Method Alliance certified Pilates teacher (PMA-CPT) with an emphasis in rehabilitative Pilates.

Contact Adefemi:

Dr. Zachary Cohane, Physical Therapist

Dr. Zachary Cohane

PT, DPT

Assistant Clinical Manager

Dr. Zach Cohane is a highly-skilled and accomplished Doctor of Physical Therapy with a passion for treating patients with orthopedic conditions and sports-related injuries. Using an integrative approach comprised of advanced manual therapy, the most up-to-date medical techniques, and dedicated, personalized care, Dr. Cohane helps each patient achieve their goals. Zach’s experience as a lifelong learner, teacher, and researcher empowers him to connect to his patients with a profound understanding of their needs, which is the basis for the individualized whole-body programs he designs. Additionally, he is certified in Rocktape and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.

Dr. Cohane began his career as a science teacher after receiving his bachelor’s in Biology, and his educational master’s in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University. While he was an educator, Zach researched technology integration in the classroom, developed activities to improve the understanding of the STEM fields, and analyzed modeling practices in science education. Following his passion for learning, Dr. Cohane earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Columbia University. While there, his research investigated balance and gait dysfunction in Alzheimer’s patients. And, he authored publications on the discovery of new genes in two different species. Zach is also a fervent advocate for both athletes and geriatric patients, as he feels they are often underserved in healthcare.

When Zach takes a break from his meticulous practice, he connects with his family, which means the world to him. Zach incorporates his creative passion for playing guitar and bass to remain grounded, providing an outlet of positivity that is greater than himself.

Contact Zachary:

Dr. Jerry Struble, Physical Therapist

Dr. Jerry Struble

PT, DPT

Assistant Clinical Manager 

Dr. Jerry Struble is a power-house provider who eradicates the root causes of orthopedic and sports issues, creating long-lasting results for each patient. Studying with steadfast dedication at Misericordia University, Jerry graduated Magna Cum Laude with his undergraduate studies in Biology and Chemistry. While achieving his Doctorate, Jerry was awarded membership in the prestigious ACAPT National Physical Therapy Student Honor Society. Volunteering his time in the Physical Therapy Pro Bono Clinic for uninsured patients, Jerry learned the value of building patient rapport, the importance of thorough communication, and precision in patient diagnoses.

Establishing the first football team at Misericordia and playing linebacker, Jerry understands the mindset it takes to get athletes back in the game after experiencing an injury. He utilizes the most up-to-date scientific approaches and cutting-edge treatments to restore vital functional movement to patients of all ages. From the moment a patient walks in the door, they quickly discover that Dr. Struble delivers expert care in a compassionate atmosphere, meticulously explaining their personalized treatment plans. Jerry’s best day is celebrating treatment milestones with his patients throughout their recovery process.

Jerry recharges by spending time in the great outdoors: fishing, hiking, and camping. You may also find Jerry cheering on the sidelines of Nascar, watching the NY Jets, or debating the playing techniques of the NY Yankees.

Contact Jerry:

Dr. Stephen Nalbach, Physical Therapist

Dr. Stephen Nalbach, Physical Therapist

Dr. Stephen Nalbach

PT, DPT, EP-C

Dr. Stephen Nalbach is an esteemed Doctor of Physical Therapy who provides exceptional, individualized care to patients of all ages. As an Exercise Physiologist certified by the American College Of Sports Medicine, Stephen’s highly effective, personalized treatment plans meet each patient’s unique needs on their path to recovery. With a passion for helping others reach their peak potential and his background as a steadfast athlete, Stephen’s patients are immediately impacted by his extensive knowledge, expert care, and empathy. A firm believer in always giving his best, Stephen consistently provides unyielding support to his patients, providing a comfortable and compassionate atmosphere while leading patients to meet their rehabilitation goals. 

With resolute academic excellence at The College of New Jersey, Stephen achieved a Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science. Thriving at Rutgers University, Stephen’s propensity for knowledge and immense dedication earned him his Doctorate Of Physical Therapy. Stephen was recognized for conquering their Comprehensive Exam with Distinction, a prestigious achievement only accomplished by one other student. Stephen continually displays his philanthropic spirit, having volunteered at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Mission Mercer Clothing Drive, and Special Olympics of NJ. 

When Stephen steps away from his profound practice, his athleticism continues on weekend ski trips, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and running outdoors. His curiosity is one of his greatest strengths, and his endless pursuit of knowledge and developing new skills makes Stephen an inspiration to doctors and patients alike.

Contact Shannon:

Dr. Stephen Nalbach

Physical Therapist

Dr. Matthew Marino, Physical Therapist

Dr. Matthew Marino, Physical Therapist

Dr. Matthew Marino

PT, DPT

Dr. Matthew Marino is a dedicated and intuitive Doctor of Physical Therapy with a dual focus in Sports and Orthopedics. Using the most up-to-date scientific research and the latest cutting-edge treatments, Dr. Marino skillfully restores vital functional movement for patients of all ages. Matt eradicates underlying causes with his in-depth knowledge of integrative medicine and human anatomy, creating long-lasting solutions for his patients.

After achieving academic recognition, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Scranton University with a focus in Exercise Science, Matt earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the prestigious Seton Hall University. Voted by his baseball teammates “Future Leader of America,” Matt continues to pioneer his career in Physical Therapy with advanced manual therapy techniques tailored to each patient’s needs. Matt approaches his care with compassionate determination, expertly explaining every step of the recovery process in a rapport-filled atmosphere.

When Matt takes a break from his profound practice, he enjoys golfing, cooking, and watching sports. He is an avid fan of the Yankees, Giants, and Islanders and is always happy to discuss wins and plays with patients and friends.

Contact Shannon:

Dr. Matthew Marino

Physical Therapist

Dr. Michelle Furman, Physical Therapist

Dr. Michelle Furman, Physical Therapist

Dr. Michelle Furman

PT, DPT

Dr. Michelle Furman has distinguished herself as a Doctor of Physical Therapy with extensive knowledge and intuitive approach to patient care. She possesses a natural talent for understanding her patients’ needs and creating a welcoming and comforting environment where they feel heard, understood, and valued. Michelle’s commitment to her patients is unparalleled; she consistently goes the extra mile to uncover the root cause of their issues, ensuring that each individual receives the most comprehensive and effective treatment possible. Her personalized and empathetic approach makes her patients feel at ease so they can focus on returning to the activities they love.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a focus on nutrition, Michelle’s academic journey continued to soar. She accomplished her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Dominican University of New York, securing the prestigious magna cum laude distinction again. At Scranton, she left her mark by co-authoring and leading groundbreaking research on how posture impacts balance, sharing her valuable findings at respected American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conferences. Her time at Dominican University was marked by exceptional leadership, ascending from class representative to the Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) presidency. This leadership, coupled with her commitment to mentorship and community building, directly mirrors the steadfast support and guidance she provides her patients.

Michelle deeply values time with loved ones, often visiting her sister in Boston for refreshing weekend breaks. An avid Harry Potter enthusiast, she’s always up for a spirited discussion on the series. Having established strong roots in the community, Dr. Furman loves to share insights on local hidden gems and fresh discoveries.

Contact Shannon:

Dr. Michelle Furman

Physical Therapist

Dr. TJ Herman, Physical Therapist

Dr. TJ Herman, Physical Therapist

Dr. TJ Herman

PT, DPT

Dr. Thomas “TJ” Herman exemplifies a dynamic blend of meticulous precision and sincere care, specializing in orthopedics and sports physical therapy. Dedicated to fostering meaningful connections, TJ ensures that patients’ concerns are heard and deeply understood, treating their goals with the same priority as his own. His approach, characterized by skill and attention to detail, instills immediate comfort in patients, amplifying his role as a tireless champion for their well-being. His profound understanding of neuromuscular re-education, enhanced by a robust academic foundation, serves as a beacon of reliability and innovative solutions for individuals of all ages.

Rutgers University saw TJ’s academic journey begin as he majored in Exercise Science and minored in Spanish, earning his Bachelor of Science and securing a commendable spot on the Dean’s list. His academic pursuits led him to Dominican University, where he achieved Graduate Honors, delivered the Student Address at Graduation, and attained his prestigious Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Demonstrating his commitment to the field and peers, TJ tutored students in anatomy and physiology, as well as biomechanics and kinesiology. His pivotal research at Dominican University, titled “Changes on Subacromial Space during Active and Passive Scapular Corrections,” underpins his evidence-based approach to patient care. Celebrated with a poster presentation at the 2024 CSM in Boston, this research further influences his strategies, particularly when addressing shoulder health and overhead motion.

TJ’s passions depict a balanced and reflective individual outside his intensive clinical practice. Presently teaching himself piano, he also finds renewal through regular workouts, runs, and explorative hikes. He cherishes the company of his dog, family,  and friends, grounding his personal life in happiness and serenity, powerfully complementing his professional dedication.

Dr. TJ Herman

Physical Therapist

Dr. Stephen Nalbach, Physical Therapist

Dr. Stephen Nalbach

PT, DPT, EP-C

Dr. Stephen Nalbach is an esteemed Doctor of Physical Therapy who provides exceptional, individualized care to patients of all ages. As an Exercise Physiologist certified by the American College Of Sports Medicine, Stephen’s highly effective, personalized treatment plans meet each patient’s unique needs on their path to recovery. With a passion for helping others reach their peak potential and his background as a steadfast athlete, Stephen’s patients are immediately impacted by his extensive knowledge, expert care, and empathy. A firm believer in always giving his best, Stephen consistently provides unyielding support to his patients, providing a comfortable and compassionate atmosphere while leading patients to meet their rehabilitation goals. 

With resolute academic excellence at The College of New Jersey, Stephen achieved a Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science. Thriving at Rutgers University, Stephen’s propensity for knowledge and immense dedication earned him his Doctorate Of Physical Therapy. Stephen was recognized for conquering their Comprehensive Exam with Distinction, a prestigious achievement only accomplished by one other student. Stephen continually displays his philanthropic spirit, having volunteered at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Mission Mercer Clothing Drive, and Special Olympics of NJ. 

When Stephen steps away from his profound practice, his athleticism continues on weekend ski trips, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and running outdoors. His curiosity is one of his greatest strengths, and his endless pursuit of knowledge and developing new skills makes Stephen an inspiration to doctors and patients alike.

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Dr. Matthew Marino, Physical Therapist

Dr. Matthew Marino

PT, DPT

Dr. Matthew Marino is a dedicated and intuitive Doctor of Physical Therapy with a dual focus in Sports and Orthopedics. Using the most up-to-date scientific research and the latest cutting-edge treatments, Dr. Marino skillfully restores vital functional movement for patients of all ages. Matt eradicates underlying causes with his in-depth knowledge of integrative medicine and human anatomy, creating long-lasting solutions for his patients.

After achieving academic recognition, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Scranton University with a focus in Exercise Science, Matt earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the prestigious Seton Hall University. Voted by his baseball teammates “Future Leader of America,” Matt continues to pioneer his career in Physical Therapy with advanced manual therapy techniques tailored to each patient’s needs. Matt approaches his care with compassionate determination, expertly explaining every step of the recovery process in a rapport-filled atmosphere.

When Matt takes a break from his profound practice, he enjoys golfing, cooking, and watching sports. He is an avid fan of the Yankees, Giants, and Islanders and is always happy to discuss wins and plays with patients and friends.

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Dr. Michelle Furman, Physical Therapist

Dr. Michelle Furman

PT, DPT

Dr. Michelle Furman has distinguished herself as a Doctor of Physical Therapy with extensive knowledge and intuitive approach to patient care. She possesses a natural talent for understanding her patients’ needs and creating a welcoming and comforting environment where they feel heard, understood, and valued. Michelle’s commitment to her patients is unparalleled; she consistently goes the extra mile to uncover the root cause of their issues, ensuring that each individual receives the most comprehensive and effective treatment possible. Her personalized and empathetic approach makes her patients feel at ease so they can focus on returning to the activities they love.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a focus on nutrition, Michelle’s academic journey continued to soar. She accomplished her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Dominican University of New York, securing the prestigious magna cum laude distinction again. At Scranton, she left her mark by co-authoring and leading groundbreaking research on how posture impacts balance, sharing her valuable findings at respected American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conferences. Her time at Dominican University was marked by exceptional leadership, ascending from class representative to the Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) presidency. This leadership, coupled with her commitment to mentorship and community building, directly mirrors the steadfast support and guidance she provides her patients.

Michelle deeply values time with loved ones, often visiting her sister in Boston for refreshing weekend breaks. An avid Harry Potter enthusiast, she’s always up for a spirited discussion on the series. Having established strong roots in the community, Dr. Furman loves to share insights on local hidden gems and fresh discoveries.

Contact Shannon:

Dr. TJ Herman, Physical Therapist

Dr. TJ Herman

PT, DPT

Dr. Thomas “TJ” Herman exemplifies a dynamic blend of meticulous precision and sincere care, specializing in orthopedics and sports physical therapy. Dedicated to fostering meaningful connections, TJ ensures that patients’ concerns are heard and deeply understood, treating their goals with the same priority as his own. His approach, characterized by skill and attention to detail, instills immediate comfort in patients, amplifying his role as a tireless champion for their well-being. His profound understanding of neuromuscular re-education, enhanced by a robust academic foundation, serves as a beacon of reliability and innovative solutions for individuals of all ages.

Rutgers University saw TJ’s academic journey begin as he majored in Exercise Science and minored in Spanish, earning his Bachelor of Science and securing a commendable spot on the Dean’s list. His academic pursuits led him to Dominican University, where he achieved Graduate Honors, delivered the Student Address at Graduation, and attained his prestigious Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Demonstrating his commitment to the field and peers, TJ tutored students in anatomy and physiology, as well as biomechanics and kinesiology. His pivotal research at Dominican University, titled “Changes on Subacromial Space during Active and Passive Scapular Corrections,” underpins his evidence-based approach to patient care. Celebrated with a poster presentation at the 2024 CSM in Boston, this research further influences his strategies, particularly when addressing shoulder health and overhead motion.

TJ’s passions depict a balanced and reflective individual outside his intensive clinical practice. Presently teaching himself piano, he also finds renewal through regular workouts, runs, and explorative hikes. He cherishes the company of his dog, family,  and friends, grounding his personal life in happiness and serenity, powerfully complementing his professional dedication.

Dr. Jacqueline Maselli, Physical Therapist

Dr. Jacqueline Maselli

PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Jacqueline Maselli is a dedicated Doctor of Physical Therapy focusing on personalized and hands-on treatment methods. Her practice is distinguished by a profound compassion and intuitive understanding, ensuring each patient receives uniquely tailored rehabilitation, achieving long-lasting results. Jacqueline’s harmonious blend of expertise and empathy enables her to develop comprehensive exercise plans to enhance overall wellness. In her care, she immerses patients in an environment that prioritizes their individual objectives.
 
Jacqueline’s undergraduate studies in Exercise Science at the University of Delaware solidified her foundational knowledge and her passion for patient care through physical therapy.  Earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University (NYU), she was involved in numerous research projects and presentations, notably on topics such as cervicogenic headaches, therapy for traumatic brain injuries, BPPV/vertigo, lymphedema, and frozen shoulder. As a certified CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), Jacqueline skillfully combines extensive anatomy and physiology knowledge with acute sensitivity toward her patients. 
 
Outside of her professional life, Jacqueline is an avid traveler with a particular fondness for Italy, a country she deeply connected with during her study abroad experience in Rome. Her love for travel reflects her appreciation for diverse cultures and experiences, enriching her understanding of people and their lifestyles.

Dr. Jacqueline Maselli

Physical Therapist

Dr. Rebecca Larkin, Occupational Therapist
Dr. Rebecca Larkin, Occupational Therapist

Rebecca Larkin

OT

Rebecca Larkin is a remarkably skilled Occupational Therapist known for her exceptional care and expertise in facilitating her patients’ return to their maximum functional potential. With a patient-centered approach, Rebecca skillfully integrates various therapeutic strategies to craft individualized treatment plans for the upper extremities. Her meticulous attention to detail and commitment to applying the latest evidence-based practices in occupational therapy demonstrates her dedication to enhancing the quality of life for her patients.
 
Educationally, Rebecca’s journey is marked by significant achievements and a diverse academic background. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Marist College, she pursued her passion for helping others by earning a Master’s in Art Therapy and Counseling from Long Island University, followed by a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Stony Brook University. This unique combination of skills and knowledge enables Rebecca to employ a holistic approach to patient care, incorporating creativity and psychological insight to foster healing and well-being. With her professional experiences spanning both inpatient and outpatient settings, she particularly enjoys addressing orthopedic conditions related to the wrist, hand, and fingers, as well as treating individuals with neurological conditions such as strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and Parkinson’s disease.
 
In her free time, Rebecca can be found outdoors. Her hobbies include hiking, connecting with nature, and creating art, with a particular interest in photography, painting, and ceramics. These personal interests provide her with a well-rounded life and enhance her therapeutic practice, allowing her to bring a fresh, empathetic, and dynamic perspective to her work with patients.

Rebecca Larkin

Occupational Therapist

Dr. Jacqueline Maselli

PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Jacqueline Maselli is a dedicated Doctor of Physical Therapy focusing on personalized and hands-on treatment methods. Her practice is distinguished by a profound compassion and intuitive understanding, ensuring each patient receives uniquely tailored rehabilitation, achieving long-lasting results. Jacqueline’s harmonious blend of expertise and empathy enables her to develop comprehensive exercise plans to enhance overall wellness. In her care, she immerses patients in an environment that prioritizes their individual objectives.
 
Jacqueline’s undergraduate studies in Exercise Science at the University of Delaware solidified her foundational knowledge and her passion for patient care through physical therapy.  Earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University (NYU), she was involved in numerous research projects and presentations, notably on topics such as cervicogenic headaches, therapy for traumatic brain injuries, BPPV/vertigo, lymphedema, and frozen shoulder. As a certified CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), Jacqueline skillfully combines extensive anatomy and physiology knowledge with acute sensitivity toward her patients. 
 
Outside of her professional life, Jacqueline is an avid traveler with a particular fondness for Italy, a country she deeply connected with during her study abroad experience in Rome. Her love for travel reflects her appreciation for diverse cultures and experiences, enriching her understanding of people and their lifestyles.

Dr. Rebecca Larkin, Occupational Therapist

Rebecca Larkin

OT

Rebecca Larkin is a remarkably skilled Occupational Therapist known for her exceptional care and expertise in facilitating her patients’ return to their maximum functional potential. With a patient-centered approach, Rebecca skillfully integrates various therapeutic strategies to craft individualized treatment plans for the upper extremities. Her meticulous attention to detail and commitment to applying the latest evidence-based practices in occupational therapy demonstrates her dedication to enhancing the quality of life for her patients.
 
Educationally, Rebecca’s journey is marked by significant achievements and a diverse academic background. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Marist College, she pursued her passion for helping others by earning a Master’s in Art Therapy and Counseling from Long Island University, followed by a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Stony Brook University. This unique combination of skills and knowledge enables Rebecca to employ a holistic approach to patient care, incorporating creativity and psychological insight to foster healing and well-being. With her professional experiences spanning both inpatient and outpatient settings, she particularly enjoys addressing orthopedic conditions related to the wrist, hand, and fingers, as well as treating individuals with neurological conditions such as strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and Parkinson’s disease.
 
In her free time, Rebecca can be found outdoors. Her hobbies include hiking, connecting with nature, and creating art, with a particular interest in photography, painting, and ceramics. These personal interests provide her with a well-rounded life and enhance her therapeutic practice, allowing her to bring a fresh, empathetic, and dynamic perspective to her work with patients.

SUPPORT TEAM

Kristina Mercer, Organizational Office Manager

Kristina Mercer, Organizational Office Manager

Kristina Mercer

Organizational Office Manager, Leadership Team Lead Senior Executive

Kristina, a guiding light for our team and patients, holds a dual role as our Organizational Office Manager as well the Client Care Manager of our MWF team in Riverdale. She attended the esteemed Rowan University where she graduated with high honors with a B.A. in Education and American Studies. While at Rowan she was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society of Education. Kristina is also a thriving member of our esteemed Executive Leadership Team.

Kristina’s passion for education has led her to serve as a mentor to all of our Client Care Specialists. Her love for people combined with her desire to serve our patient population has facilitated deep connections with hundreds to thousands of patients, over the years. Her goals are to make sure all patients leave our office feeling confident in their care and have a thorough understanding of their insurance benefits.

In her free time, Kristina enjoys traveling. Some of her favorite spots have been Colorado to hike the Rocky Mountains and Key West to enjoy the beautiful beaches and clear water. She is setting her eyes on Iceland and other European countries next. While traveling, she loves to experience new cultures and taste the local cuisine. Lucky for her, she is married to a professional chef who helps her to enjoy many of these new cuisines right in her own kitchen!

Contact Kristina:

Kristina Mercer

Organizational Office Manager

Caitlin Feis, Organizational Assistant Office Manager

Caitlin Feis, Organizational Assistant Office Manager

Caitlin Feis

Organizational Assistant Office Manager, Leadership Team Senior Executive

At each appointment on our Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday team, you will be welcomed by our Client Care Manager, Caitlin. She is here to ensure that your time with NJCPT is effortless so that you can focus on what is most important – achieving your physical therapy goals! In her role as your Reimbursement Liaison, Caitlin works alongside our Reimbursement Department to personally communicate with your insurance company and advocate for the care that you need. She puts her insurance expertise to use helping you navigate the insurance world and get every question you may have answered with confidence. Caitlin also loves learning about all of the families who come through our doors, and she is excited to get to know you!

Caitlin graduated from Drew University with a double major in French and Sociology. She also had the extraordinary opportunity of studying at the Sorbonne during a semester abroad in Paris. With work to be completed in two languages, Caitlin learned exceptional time management skills that translated to six Dean’s list awards, acceptance into the Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society, and now to her role in our organization. With her passion for learning about other societies and cultures, Caitlin feels fulfilled to have an opportunity to help people every day here at NJCPT. She is a firm believer in taking every step she can, no matter how small, to make a positive difference in your day.

When she isn’t brightening the office with her friendly smile, you can find Caitlin at Fort Lee High School, where she is the color guard director and for the school’s marching band. She enjoys performing herself with the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps. During her free time, Caitlin finds relaxation in playing music, either on the guitar or the cello.

Contact Caitlin:

Caitlin Feis

Organizational Assistant Office Manager

Kayla Anderson, Organizational Clinic, Coordinator Manager, Assistant Clinic Manager

Kayla Anderson, Organizational Clinic, Coordinator Manager, Assistant Clinic Manager

Kayla Anderson

Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager
Assistant Clinic Manager
Certified Athletic Trainer
Leadership Team Freshman Executive

Kayla is an active, intricate part of our team as our Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager and Assistant Clinic Manager. Patients immediately discover that Kayla creates a friendly atmosphere of ease and comfort the moment they walk in the door. Kayla’s best day is building deep rapport with our patients, listening to their stories, and ensuring our Doctors have everything necessary to bring them to full recovery.

As a Nationally Licensed Athletic Trainer with Functional Movement Screening certification, Kayla has an immense passion for supporting patients as they conquer their personalized treatment plans. While earning her Bachelor’s from Montclair State University, she targeted injury prevention and sports management, providing her with expert knowledge about the mind-body connection. Kayla was the keynote speaker for the Montclair ATEP Symposium, presenting research-based case studies on Cryotherapy and its benefits to patient care. Kayla has worked with a wide variety of athletes, from the Red Bulls Men’s Soccer team to Special Olympics and Collegiate athletes. Her professionalism continues as an influential member of our Community Outreach Committee, hosting injury prevention screenings, and leading our Clinic Coordinator department with precision.

When Kayla steps away from her stellar support to our Doctors, she reconnects in the beauty of nature, hiking through the Ramapo mountains and traveling with friends to the beach. You may find her on the slopes snowboarding down the hills in the winter. She firmly believes in living each day to the fullest and that happiness is well deserved for each individual.

Contact Kayla:

Kayla Anderson

Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager, Assistant Clinic Manager

Alyssa Anderson, Client Care Specialist

Alyssa Anderson, Client Care Specialist

Alyssa Anderson

Client Care Specialist
Organizational Administrative Assistant to our 2022 President

Alyssa, our Organizational Administrative Assistant (OAA), is committed to delivering an outstanding experience for every patient the moment they walk in the door. Deeply insightful and boundlessly supportive, Alyssa takes every opportunity to put the needs of our patients first, effortlessly creating comfort and ease for them. Alyssa enthusiastically supports our Client Care Specialist Team with their coverage needs and leads the Homecare scheduling for our Board Certified Doctors of Physical Therapy and patients. She continuously provides significant support to our 2022 President Alicia Handel as our Organizational Administrative Assistant ensuring our clinics are run with meticulous attention.

As a former athlete in cross country, track, and soccer, Alyssa has firsthand experience with Physical Therapy being a patient herself. She meticulously implements scheduling solutions to accommodate our patients’ needs and continuously deepens her knowledge of the myriad of insurance complexities. Her best day is creating an environment where patients can focus on recovery and celebrate their successes.

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, taking her dogs to the park, and winding down with a new series on Netflix. Alyssa strives to make new, warm memories with loved ones and those around her daily.

Contact Alyssa:

Alyssa Anderson

Client Care Specialist

Kristina Mercer, Organizational Office Manager

Kristina Mercer

Organizational Office Manager, Leadership Team Lead Senior Executive

Kristina, a guiding light for our team and patients, holds a dual role as our Organizational Office Manager as well the Client Care Manager of our MWF team in Riverdale. She attended the esteemed Rowan University where she graduated with high honors with a B.A. in Education and American Studies. While at Rowan she was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society of Education. Kristina is also a thriving member of our esteemed Executive Leadership Team.

Kristina’s passion for education has led her to serve as a mentor to all of our Client Care Specialists. Her love for people combined with her desire to serve our patient population has facilitated deep connections with hundreds to thousands of patients, over the years. Her goals are to make sure all patients leave our office feeling confident in their care and have a thorough understanding of their insurance benefits.

In her free time, Kristina enjoys traveling. Some of her favorite spots have been Colorado to hike the Rocky Mountains and Key West to enjoy the beautiful beaches and clear water. She is setting her eyes on Iceland and other European countries next. While traveling, she loves to experience new cultures and taste the local cuisine. Lucky for her, she is married to a professional chef who helps her to enjoy many of these new cuisines right in her own kitchen!

Contact Kristina:

Caitlin Feis, Organizational Assistant Office Manager

Caitlin Feis

Organizational Assistant Office Manager, Leadership Team Senior Executive

At each appointment on our Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday team, you will be welcomed by our Client Care Manager, Caitlin. She is here to ensure that your time with NJCPT is effortless so that you can focus on what is most important – achieving your physical therapy goals! In her role as your Reimbursement Liaison, Caitlin works alongside our Reimbursement Department to personally communicate with your insurance company and advocate for the care that you need. She puts her insurance expertise to use helping you navigate the insurance world and get every question you may have answered with confidence. Caitlin also loves learning about all of the families who come through our doors, and she is excited to get to know you!

Caitlin graduated from Drew University with a double major in French and Sociology. She also had the extraordinary opportunity of studying at the Sorbonne during a semester abroad in Paris. With work to be completed in two languages, Caitlin learned exceptional time management skills that translated to six Dean’s list awards, acceptance into the Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society, and now to her role in our organization. With her passion for learning about other societies and cultures, Caitlin feels fulfilled to have an opportunity to help people every day here at NJCPT. She is a firm believer in taking every step she can, no matter how small, to make a positive difference in your day.

When she isn’t brightening the office with her friendly smile, you can find Caitlin at Fort Lee High School, where she is the color guard director and for the school’s marching band. She enjoys performing herself with the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps. During her free time, Caitlin finds relaxation in playing music, either on the guitar or the cello.

Contact Caitlin:

Kayla Anderson, Organizational Clinic, Coordinator Manager, Assistant Clinic Manager

Kayla Anderson

Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager
Assistant Clinic Manager
Certified Athletic Trainer
Leadership Team Freshman Executive

Kayla is an active, intricate part of our team as our Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager and Assistant Clinic Manager. Patients immediately discover that Kayla creates a friendly atmosphere of ease and comfort the moment they walk in the door. Kayla’s best day is building deep rapport with our patients, listening to their stories, and ensuring our Doctors have everything necessary to bring them to full recovery.

As a Nationally Licensed Athletic Trainer with Functional Movement Screening certification, Kayla has an immense passion for supporting patients as they conquer their personalized treatment plans. While earning her Bachelor’s from Montclair State University, she targeted injury prevention and sports management, providing her with expert knowledge about the mind-body connection. Kayla was the keynote speaker for the Montclair ATEP Symposium, presenting research-based case studies on Cryotherapy and its benefits to patient care. Kayla has worked with a wide variety of athletes, from the Red Bulls Men’s Soccer team to Special Olympics and Collegiate athletes. Her professionalism continues as an influential member of our Community Outreach Committee, hosting injury prevention screenings, and leading our Clinic Coordinator department with precision.

When Kayla steps away from her stellar support to our Doctors, she reconnects in the beauty of nature, hiking through the Ramapo mountains and traveling with friends to the beach. You may find her on the slopes snowboarding down the hills in the winter. She firmly believes in living each day to the fullest and that happiness is well deserved for each individual.

Contact Kayla:

Alyssa Anderson, Client Care Specialist

Alyssa Anderson

Client Care Specialist
Organizational Administrative Assistant to our 2022 President

Alyssa, our Organizational Administrative Assistant (OAA), is committed to delivering an outstanding experience for every patient the moment they walk in the door. Deeply insightful and boundlessly supportive, Alyssa takes every opportunity to put the needs of our patients first, effortlessly creating comfort and ease for them. Alyssa enthusiastically supports our Client Care Specialist Team with their coverage needs and leads the Homecare scheduling for our Board Certified Doctors of Physical Therapy and patients. She continuously provides significant support to our 2022 President Alicia Handel as our Organizational Administrative Assistant ensuring our clinics are run with meticulous attention.

As a former athlete in cross country, track, and soccer, Alyssa has firsthand experience with Physical Therapy being a patient herself. She meticulously implements scheduling solutions to accommodate our patients’ needs and continuously deepens her knowledge of the myriad of insurance complexities. Her best day is creating an environment where patients can focus on recovery and celebrate their successes.

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, taking her dogs to the park, and winding down with a new series on Netflix. Alyssa strives to make new, warm memories with loved ones and those around her daily.

Contact Alyssa:

Amanda Rodrigues, Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager

Amanda Rodrigues, Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager

Amanda Rodrigues

Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager

Amanda Rodrigues is our meticulous Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager who guides our clinic with attention and detail each day. She plays an intricate role supporting our Doctor’s of Physical Therapy, ensuring they have everything needed to bring patients to full recovery. With her positive personality, Amanda creates an atmosphere of comfort and ease for each person with whom she interacts. She is sure to celebrate each success with every patient.

Amanda graduated from Gannon University with a Bachelor’s in Sports and Exercise Science. Turning a soccer injury into inspiration, she began her career within our clinic after discovering the benefits of high-quality care, with a top priority to motivate each person around her. Amanda understands the importance of optimal wellness, to alleviate day to day stresses and loves seeing patients enjoy their rehabilitation. Being a forever learner, Amanda has achieved her personal training certification to further her expertise in physical fitness.

When Amanda takes a break from supporting our clinic, she spends her days learning new ways to focus through meditation. When she wants to tap into her creative senses, Amanda can be found working on a plethora of crafts and training her dog.

Contact Amanda:

Amanda Rodrigues

Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager

Kyle Kollias, Clinic Coordinator

Kyle Kollias, Clinic Coordinator

Kyle Kollias

Clinic Coordinator

Kyle, our dynamic Clinic Coordinator at The New Jersey Centers of Physical Therapy (NJCPT), joined us during his college years, continuously rising to become an instrumental part of our support team. Appreciated by all, he is a compassionate listener engaging with patients of all ages.  His dedication is key to enhancing our clinic’s efficiency and patient experiences, creating an environment where our doctors can achieve breakthroughs with their patients. 

Kyle, a Dean’s list honoree from Montclair State University, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, focusing on the significance of functional movement. He discovered his life’s calling to assist others while volunteering with disabled students and organizing basketball games that brought joy and community togetherness. His positivity and readiness make him a beacon of warmth in the NJCPT family, ensuring a smile is brought to every patient’s face. 

In his free time, Kyle enjoys staying active. A football and baseball fan, he loves spending time outdoors with his family, girlfriend, and dog. He believes in the power of physical activity and its role in maintaining overall health, a principle he upholds in both his professional and personal life.

Kyle Kollias

Clinic Coordinator

Holly Flaherty, Clinic Coordinator
Holly Flaherty, Clinic Coordinator

Holly Flaherty

Clinic Coordinator

Holly Flaherty, our outstanding clinic coordinator, brings determined, enthusiastic support to our clinic daily. With precision and keen awareness, Holly ensures that our Doctors have everything they need to bring our patients to full recovery. She is a crucial link to the functioning of our clinic, running every aspect smoothly. From the moment Holly walked through our clinic doors, she knew she found her dream job to support others. 
 
Holly’s educational journey at Ramapo College, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with a minor in Gerontology, has profoundly shaped her approach to our support team. Her knowledge in Gerontology allows her to connect easily with our senior patients, celebrating their success stories throughout their rehabilitation journey. Moreover, Holly leverages her background in Social Science to create an empathetic and compassionate atmosphere within our clinics, easily connecting with Doctors of Physical Therapy to meet the needs of our patients each day. 
 
Outside of work, Holly enjoys spending quality time with her fiancé and family, adding a touch of warmth and balance to her busy life. She’s a loving dog owner and has a special affinity for the New Jersey shore. Holly’s dedication to both her professional and personal life shines through in her unwavering support for our clinic and her cherished moments with loved ones.

Holly Flaherty

Clinic Coordinator

Shantelle Riley, Clinic Coordinator

Shantelle Riley, Clinic Coordinator

Shantelle Riley

Clinic Coordinator

Shantelle Riley is our dedicated clinic coordinator with a passion for supporting our esteemed Doctors and cherished patients. Her warm demeanor and exceptional organizational skills create an inviting atmosphere that fosters trust and comfort for all who walk through our doors. Shantelle exudes unwavering commitment to enhancing the patient experience, intently listening to each one of their stories. 
 
A proud alumni of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Shantelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Health, an achievement she earned while on a full athletic scholarship for track and field. Notably, Shantelle also holds the top record at her college for the indoor 60 meters and 200 meters, showcasing her exceptional talent and dedication on the trackHer impressive academic record includes graduating cum laude and receiving the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health Outstanding Academic and Leadership Award. Shantelle’s best day is celebrating patients’ milestones in their recovery journey. Her background has instilled in her a profound appreciation for the importance of maintaining one’s physical well-being.
 
Shantelle continues to channel her passion for health and fitness in her free time. On weekends, you’ll often find her passionately running, exemplifying her commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

Shantelle Riley

Clinic Coordinator

Amanda Rodrigues, Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager

Amanda Rodrigues

Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager

Amanda Rodrigues is our meticulous Organizational Clinic Coordinator Manager who guides our clinic with attention and detail each day. She plays an intricate role supporting our Doctor’s of Physical Therapy, ensuring they have everything needed to bring patients to full recovery. With her positive personality, Amanda creates an atmosphere of comfort and ease for each person with whom she interacts. She is sure to celebrate each success with every patient.

Amanda graduated from Gannon University with a Bachelor’s in Sports and Exercise Science. Turning a soccer injury into inspiration, she began her career within our clinic after discovering the benefits of high-quality care, with a top priority to motivate each person around her. Amanda understands the importance of optimal wellness, to alleviate day to day stresses and loves seeing patients enjoy their rehabilitation. Being a forever learner, Amanda has achieved her personal training certification to further her expertise in physical fitness.

When Amanda takes a break from supporting our clinic, she spends her days learning new ways to focus through meditation. When she wants to tap into her creative senses, Amanda can be found working on a plethora of crafts and training her dog.

Contact Amanda:

Kyle Kollias, Clinic Coordinator

Kyle Kollias

Clinic Coordinator

Kyle, our dynamic Clinic Coordinator at The New Jersey Centers of Physical Therapy (NJCPT), joined us during his college years, continuously rising to become an instrumental part of our support team. Appreciated by all, he is a compassionate listener engaging with patients of all ages.  His dedication is key to enhancing our clinic’s efficiency and patient experiences, creating an environment where our doctors can achieve breakthroughs with their patients. 

Kyle, a Dean’s list honoree from Montclair State University, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, focusing on the significance of functional movement. He discovered his life’s calling to assist others while volunteering with disabled students and organizing basketball games that brought joy and community togetherness. His positivity and readiness make him a beacon of warmth in the NJCPT family, ensuring a smile is brought to every patient’s face. 

In his free time, Kyle enjoys staying active. A football and baseball fan, he loves spending time outdoors with his family, girlfriend, and dog. He believes in the power of physical activity and its role in maintaining overall health, a principle he upholds in both his professional and personal life.

Holly Flaherty, Clinic Coordinator

Holly Flaherty

Clinic Coordinator

Holly Flaherty, our outstanding clinic coordinator, brings determined, enthusiastic support to our clinic daily. With precision and keen awareness, Holly ensures that our Doctors have everything they need to bring our patients to full recovery. She is a crucial link to the functioning of our clinic, running every aspect smoothly. From the moment Holly walked through our clinic doors, she knew she found her dream job to support others. 
 
Holly’s educational journey at Ramapo College, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with a minor in Gerontology, has profoundly shaped her approach to our support team. Her knowledge in Gerontology allows her to connect easily with our senior patients, celebrating their success stories throughout their rehabilitation journey. Moreover, Holly leverages her background in Social Science to create an empathetic and compassionate atmosphere within our clinics, easily connecting with Doctors of Physical Therapy to meet the needs of our patients each day. 
 
Outside of work, Holly enjoys spending quality time with her fiancé and family, adding a touch of warmth and balance to her busy life. She’s a loving dog owner and has a special affinity for the New Jersey shore. Holly’s dedication to both her professional and personal life shines through in her unwavering support for our clinic and her cherished moments with loved ones.

Shantelle Riley, Clinic Coordinator

Shantelle Riley

Clinic Coordinator

Shantelle Riley is our dedicated clinic coordinator with a passion for supporting our esteemed Doctors and cherished patients. Her warm demeanor and exceptional organizational skills create an inviting atmosphere that fosters trust and comfort for all who walk through our doors. Shantelle exudes unwavering commitment to enhancing the patient experience, intently listening to each one of their stories. 
 
A proud alumni of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Shantelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Health, an achievement she earned while on a full athletic scholarship for track and field. Notably, Shantelle also holds the top record at her college for the indoor 60 meters and 200 meters, showcasing her exceptional talent and dedication on the trackHer impressive academic record includes graduating cum laude and receiving the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health Outstanding Academic and Leadership Award. Shantelle’s best day is celebrating patients’ milestones in their recovery journey. Her background has instilled in her a profound appreciation for the importance of maintaining one’s physical well-being.
 
Shantelle continues to channel her passion for health and fitness in her free time. On weekends, you’ll often find her passionately running, exemplifying her commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

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Team Awards

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Columbia University

Designated Site of Clinical Excellence

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Rutgers School of Health Related Professions

Alumni Award Winner

Montclair State University award

Montclair State University

Sports Medicine Center named in our Founder's Honor

Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital For Special Surgery

Provider Certification