WAYNE ORTHOPEDIC
PHYSICAL THERAPY

WAYNE ORTHOPEDIC
PHYSICAL THERAPY

BOARD CERTIFIED | PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

Dr. Tammy McHugh

PT, DPT, GCS, SFS

Dr. Tammy McHugh has more than a decade of orthopedic physical therapy experience and is well-known for her mastery of all orthopedic conditions. Tammy has actively pursued her passion for emergency medicine at WOPT, and is the leader of our Cardiac Physical Therapy program — which has greatly improved the quality of life of each and every participant! She is our Clinic Manager and clinical team leader for our Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday crew and an Executive in organization. Pursuing excellence is very important to Tammy and she most recently has become Board Certified in Geriatric Physical Therapy. She has a true passion for the geriatric population especially in helping them to maintain their independence and activity level! Because of this passion she has also received her Senior Fitness Specialist certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practioner. Utilizing this taping allows her to augment her manual therapy skills in order to facilitate the bodies natural healing process.

Tammy began her career at Quinnipiac University, excelling academically and graduating Magna Cum Laude with her degree in Physical Therapy. She later graduated from A.T. Still University with her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. She has experienced both inpatient and outpatient realms at a very prestigious hospital, and after trying her hands – quite literally – on all sides of the profession, she returned to her love of outpatient work at WOPT. Along with her incredible clinical expertise, Tammy is also amicable, warm, and a fantastic listener; patients always feel at ease throughout their therapy sessions with her.

Tammy is a full-time mom to her two young sons: devoted big brother Sean and energetic little Colin. She truly enjoys this exciting and challenging part of her life. In her free time, Tammy always looks forward to planning the next big event for family and friends, training for her next 5K, and participating in her church’s activities. Tammy lives in Pompton Lakes, where you’ll often bump into her running in a local 5K race, cheering for one of her kids at a sporting event, or shopping at the local food store.

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Dr. Tammy McHugh

Physical Therapist

Dr. Nicholas Mangone

PT, DPT, SCS, PES, FMSC

Leadership Team Lead Junior Executive, Clinic Manager, Assistant Home Care Manager

Dr. Mangone is a highly skilled intuitive Doctor of Physical Therapy who is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and holds certifications as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and in Functional Movement Screening. Nick brings his talent for working with patients of all ages with various sports-related and orthopedic conditions to the practice. He enjoys staying up to date with the most recent evidence-based treatment strategies to create individualized treatment plans ensuring that his patients can return to their favorite activities. Nick’s best day is celebrating the successes that his patients achieve during the recovery process and turning injured athletes back into champions.

Nick earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University’s accelerated PT program in Boston, MA. While attending Northeastern, he traveled to Ecuador with a group of his peers to educate caregivers of children with disabilities at two separate orphanages. On his trip, he was able to focus on the importance of providing culturally competent care, finding great value in learning about various cultures and traditions to help his patients. Dr. Mangone has gone on to work with many patients, designing return to sport protocol plans and injury prevention programs.

In his spare time, Nick focuses on spending time with his wife and family, enjoying new cooking recipes and themed BBQ’s outdoors. You can find him coaching youth lacrosse or improving his golf game on courses throughout the northern New Jersey area. A fan of all things sports, Nick is a lifelong Yankees, Devils, and Giants fan – and yes, he proudly wore his New York gear during his time in Boston! If you want to talk about sports, he’s all ears!

Contact Nicholas:

Dr. Nicholas Mangone

Physical Therapist

Dr. Nick DiSomma

PT, DPT, CSCS

Leadership Team Junior Executive, Clinic Manager, Home Care Manager

Nick is extremely passionate about providing the same care and compassion to every patient as he would to his own family. He brings a broad spectrum of knowledge with the latest research in order to individualize a treatment plan to every patient. His specific interests in orthopedic and sports physical therapy derived from his past experiences as an athlete.

Nick graduated from Duquesne University with Bachelor degrees in both Biology and Health Sciences before continuing on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. While completing his undergraduate degrees at Duquesne, Nick participated in the Division 1 Men’s soccer team as a 3-year starter and 1-year captain. He furthered his expertise in sports physical therapy after spending 3 months with nationally recognized orthopedic surgeons at Cincinnati Orthopedic and Sports Medicine clinics in Cincinnati. Stay tuned, he plans on obtaining his orthopedic or sports board certification in the near future!

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Dr. Nick DiSomma

Physical Therapist

Dr. Rafaela Dos Santos

PT, DPT

Dr. Rafaela Dos Santos is a highly skilled and innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy with a dual focus in Orthopedic and Neuromuscular conditions. From a young age, Rafaela set her goals at becoming a distinguished Doctor of Physical Therapy. While obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in biology from William Paterson, Rafaela was inducted to the prestigious Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society. She earned her Doctorate from Stockton University, participating in research studies on Kinesiotaping and Post-Mastectomy Lymphedema. Through her vast experiences, including volunteering at the Atlantic City Marathon, Dr. Dos Santos gained a unique insight into specialized treatment plans for athletes and orthopedic patients of all ages.

Rafaela is dedicated to providing expert, personalized care, and restoring functional movement for each patient’s overall well-being. Creating a compassionate environment, Dr. Dos Santos precisely designs effective treatment plans, using the most current evidence-based science and expert manual skills for her patients to achieve long-lasting results. Her best day is watching a patient overcome a challenge and celebrating every milestone throughout the recovery process.

When Rafaela steps away from her profound practice to recharge, she spends time in the sun, enjoying the ocean waves. Her family and friends are the cornerstones of her inspiration, valuing the time she spends with them. Rafaela is a jet-setter in her hiking adventures and plans to explore the European countryside one day.

Contact Rafaela:

Dr. Rafaela Dos Santos

Physical Therapist

Dr. Tammy McHugh

PT, DPT, GCS, SFS

Dr. Tammy McHugh has more than a decade of orthopedic physical therapy experience and is well-known for her mastery of all orthopedic conditions. Tammy has actively pursued her passion for emergency medicine at WOPT, and is the leader of our Cardiac Physical Therapy program — which has greatly improved the quality of life of each and every participant! She is our Clinic Manager and clinical team leader for our Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday crew and an Executive in organization. Pursuing excellence is very important to Tammy and she most recently has become Board Certified in Geriatric Physical Therapy. She has a true passion for the geriatric population especially in helping them to maintain their independence and activity level! Because of this passion she has also received her Senior Fitness Specialist certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practioner. Utilizing this taping allows her to augment her manual therapy skills in order to facilitate the bodies natural healing process.

Tammy began her career at Quinnipiac University, excelling academically and graduating Magna Cum Laude with her degree in Physical Therapy. She later graduated from A.T. Still University with her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. She has experienced both inpatient and outpatient realms at a very prestigious hospital, and after trying her hands – quite literally – on all sides of the profession, she returned to her love of outpatient work at WOPT. Along with her incredible clinical expertise, Tammy is also amicable, warm, and a fantastic listener; patients always feel at ease throughout their therapy sessions with her.

Tammy is a full-time mom to her two young sons: devoted big brother Sean and energetic little Colin. She truly enjoys this exciting and challenging part of her life. In her free time, Tammy always looks forward to planning the next big event for family and friends, training for her next 5K, and participating in her church’s activities. Tammy lives in Pompton Lakes, where you’ll often bump into her running in a local 5K race, cheering for one of her kids at a sporting event, or shopping at the local food store.

Contact Tammy:

Dr. Nicholas Mangone

PT, DPT, SCS, PES, FMSC

Leadership Team Lead Junior Executive, Clinic Manager, Assistant Home Care Manager

Dr. Mangone is a highly skilled intuitive Doctor of Physical Therapy who is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and holds certifications as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and in Functional Movement Screening. Nick brings his talent for working with patients of all ages with various sports-related and orthopedic conditions to the practice. He enjoys staying up to date with the most recent evidence-based treatment strategies to create individualized treatment plans ensuring that his patients can return to their favorite activities. Nick’s best day is celebrating the successes that his patients achieve during the recovery process and turning injured athletes back into champions.

Nick earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University’s accelerated PT program in Boston, MA. While attending Northeastern, he traveled to Ecuador with a group of his peers to educate caregivers of children with disabilities at two separate orphanages. On his trip, he was able to focus on the importance of providing culturally competent care, finding great value in learning about various cultures and traditions to help his patients. Dr. Mangone has gone on to work with many patients, designing return to sport protocol plans and injury prevention programs.

In his spare time, Nick focuses on spending time with his wife and family, enjoying new cooking recipes and themed BBQ’s outdoors. You can find him coaching youth lacrosse or improving his golf game on courses throughout the northern New Jersey area. A fan of all things sports, Nick is a lifelong Yankees, Devils, and Giants fan – and yes, he proudly wore his New York gear during his time in Boston! If you want to talk about sports, he’s all ears!

Contact Nicholas:

Dr. Nick DiSomma

PT, DPT, CSCS

Leadership Team Junior Executive, Clinic Manager, Home Care Manager

Nick is extremely passionate about providing the same care and compassion to every patient as he would to his own family. He brings a broad spectrum of knowledge with the latest research in order to individualize a treatment plan to every patient. His specific interests in orthopedic and sports physical therapy derived from his past experiences as an athlete.

Nick graduated from Duquesne University with Bachelor degrees in both Biology and Health Sciences before continuing on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. While completing his undergraduate degrees at Duquesne, Nick participated in the Division 1 Men’s soccer team as a 3-year starter and 1-year captain. He furthered his expertise in sports physical therapy after spending 3 months with nationally recognized orthopedic surgeons at Cincinnati Orthopedic and Sports Medicine clinics in Cincinnati. Stay tuned, he plans on obtaining his orthopedic or sports board certification in the near future!

Contact Nick:

Dr. Rafaela Dos Santos

PT, DPT

Dr. Rafaela Dos Santos is a highly skilled and innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy with a dual focus in Orthopedic and Neuromuscular conditions. From a young age, Rafaela set her goals at becoming a distinguished Doctor of Physical Therapy. While obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in biology from William Paterson, Rafaela was inducted to the prestigious Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society. She earned her Doctorate from Stockton University, participating in research studies on Kinesiotaping and Post-Mastectomy Lymphedema. Through her vast experiences, including volunteering at the Atlantic City Marathon, Dr. Dos Santos gained a unique insight into specialized treatment plans for athletes and orthopedic patients of all ages.

Rafaela is dedicated to providing expert, personalized care, and restoring functional movement for each patient’s overall well-being. Creating a compassionate environment, Dr. Dos Santos precisely designs effective treatment plans, using the most current evidence-based science and expert manual skills for her patients to achieve long-lasting results. Her best day is watching a patient overcome a challenge and celebrating every milestone throughout the recovery process.

When Rafaela steps away from her profound practice to recharge, she spends time in the sun, enjoying the ocean waves. Her family and friends are the cornerstones of her inspiration, valuing the time she spends with them. Rafaela is a jet-setter in her hiking adventures and plans to explore the European countryside one day.

Contact Rafaela:

SUPPORT TEAM

Regina Milazzo

Organizational Office Manager, Leadership Team Senior Executive, Head of Administrative Advancement

Regina is WOPT’s Client Care Manager, and her passion for connecting with and reaching out to people has served her well in her position. You’ll see Regina as soon as you arrive on any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, answering insurance questions, keeping the clinic’s administrative operations in tip-top organizational shape, and of course, keeping our patients company! She keeps our business running smoothly by coordinating the schedules for all our wonderful patients.

As the Head of Administrative Advancement, Regina works with the Client Care Team to hone in on each detail that makes your experience unique from any other office experience.

Regina works with team members from the beginning of their career to foster the very best results for them, in addition to creating five-star customer service for each patient. As a graduate of Montclair State University, Regina has a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. When she initially applied to the ATC program, she discovered WOPT and knew this was where she wanted to be. Her upbeat, warm personality and unwavering dedication to our patients has earned her the distinction of Executive on our leadership team.

Regina has a passion for traveling to new places – near and far. Whether it’s sleeping in a loft over an Alpaca Farm or exploring a completely different country’s culture, she is always excited for a new adventure. When she is home relaxing, you will most likely find her playing with her beloved rescue dog, Chauncey!

Contact Regina:

Regina Milazzo

Organizational Office Manager

Kristen Henry

Lead Clinic Coordinator

Kristen’s greatest passion is helping others. As a Clinic Coordinator on our MWF Team, Kristen finds joy interacting with patients and sharing stories. She makes each person’s experience in our clinics the absolute best it can be. Kristen knows the power and importance of personal connections, and with her vibrant, caring personality, she creates a welcoming atmosphere for all.

After earning her BA in Social Science and minoring in Psychology at Ramapo College, Kristen worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and emotional challenges. As a believer in continuing to grow and learn, she is an avid student of yoga for physical activity, relaxation, and mindfulness. Kristen brings positive energy, compassion, and dedication to everyone she meets. She lives each day by her deep belief that every interaction should positively affect others.

For most of her life, Kristen has been involved in musical theater, entranced by the way singing and dancing transports those onstage and in the audience in the most electrifying way. She also loves exploring hiking trails in Sussex County, connecting with her “inner mermaid” at the beach, and going to Jets games with her twin brother.

Contact Kristen:

Kristen Henry

Lead Clinic Coordinator

Kristen Bowe

Lead Clinic Coordinator

Kristen Bowe is our outstanding Clinic Coordinator, instantly brightening any room with her glowing smile and exceptional support to our patients and Doctors of Physical Therapy. Each day, Kristen brings her high-spirited energy to our practice organizing the clinic with top-notch precision. Growing up as an athlete, Kristen understands the mindset of healing and the importance of well-being. Kristen’s best day is connecting with our patients and ensuring the Doctors have everything necessary to provide expert care.

As an accepted member of the Honors College at William Paterson University, Kristen earned her Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology and minor in Humanities. She was awarded the prestigious All-NJAC Women’s Soccer Honorable Mention consecutively three years in a row, continuing her athletic stride. Kristen gained valuable insight into building relationships during her time on the Leadership Soccer Team in College, which influences her positivity within our clinic. She connects easily with patients of all ages, creating a comfortable atmosphere during the recovery process.

Kristen’s off-days are spent with her twin sister and family, inspiring her to be the best version of herself. Kristen loves a thrilling movie where she explores character stories and plot twists. You can still find Kristen playing soccer with life-long friends, having fun with new drills and exercises.

Contact Kristen:

Kristen Bowe

Lead Clinic Coordinator

Kassiana Temidis

Client Care Specialist

As a Client Care Specialist, Kassiana beams with positivity answering every insurance and scheduling question with ease. Kassiana’s dedication to supporting people is evident from the moment patients hear her smiling voice greet them with excitement on the phone. She ensures that time spent in our practice is effortless so that each patient can focus on achieving their physical therapy goals! Kassiana’s best day is knowing she brought happiness to a patient by providing an outstanding experience.

Kassiana’s profound commitment to her studies earned her Dean’s List, graduating with Honors with a Bachelor’s in Health Science from Russell Sage College. She puts her insurance expertise to use, answering questions and creating ease for every patient. Kassiana loves learning about each patient’s story and listens with readiness to provide support. Each day, Kassiana is fulfilled to have an opportunity to help people and is sure to celebrate every success with a patient.

In her free time, Kassiana loves traveling abroad, spending time with friends and family, and being in the outdoors. You may even see her one day, hiking the mountains of The Hudson Valley with her dog. Living life to the fullest, Kassiana focuses on self-expression through singing and dancing.

Contact Kassiana:

Kassiana Temidis

Client Care Specialist

Regina Milazzo

Organizational Office Manager, Leadership Team Senior Executive, Head of Administrative Advancement

Regina is WOPT’s Client Care Manager, and her passion for connecting with and reaching out to people has served her well in her position. You’ll see Regina as soon as you arrive on any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, answering insurance questions, keeping the clinic’s administrative operations in tip-top organizational shape, and of course, keeping our patients company! She keeps our business running smoothly by coordinating the schedules for all our wonderful patients.

As the Head of Administrative Advancement, Regina works with the Client Care Team to hone in on each detail that makes your experience unique from any other office experience.

Regina works with team members from the beginning of their career to foster the very best results for them, in addition to creating five-star customer service for each patient. As a graduate of Montclair State University, Regina has a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. When she initially applied to the ATC program, she discovered WOPT and knew this was where she wanted to be. Her upbeat, warm personality and unwavering dedication to our patients has earned her the distinction of Executive on our leadership team.

Regina has a passion for traveling to new places – near and far. Whether it’s sleeping in a loft over an Alpaca Farm or exploring a completely different country’s culture, she is always excited for a new adventure. When she is home relaxing, you will most likely find her playing with her beloved rescue dog, Chauncey!

Contact Regina:

Kristen Henry

Lead Clinic Coordinator

Kristen’s greatest passion is helping others. As a Clinic Coordinator on our MWF Team, Kristen finds joy interacting with patients and sharing stories. She makes each person’s experience in our clinics the absolute best it can be. Kristen knows the power and importance of personal connections, and with her vibrant, caring personality, she creates a welcoming atmosphere for all.

After earning her BA in Social Science and minoring in Psychology at Ramapo College, Kristen worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and emotional challenges. As a believer in continuing to grow and learn, she is an avid student of yoga for physical activity, relaxation, and mindfulness. Kristen brings positive energy, compassion, and dedication to everyone she meets. She lives each day by her deep belief that every interaction should positively affect others.

For most of her life, Kristen has been involved in musical theater, entranced by the way singing and dancing transports those onstage and in the audience in the most electrifying way. She also loves exploring hiking trails in Sussex County, connecting with her “inner mermaid” at the beach, and going to Jets games with her twin brother.

Contact Kristen:

Kristen Bowe

Lead Clinic Coordinator

Kristen Bowe is our outstanding Clinic Coordinator, instantly brightening any room with her glowing smile and exceptional support to our patients and Doctors of Physical Therapy. Each day, Kristen brings her high-spirited energy to our practice organizing the clinic with top-notch precision. Growing up as an athlete, Kristen understands the mindset of healing and the importance of well-being. Kristen’s best day is connecting with our patients and ensuring the Doctors have everything necessary to provide expert care.

As an accepted member of the Honors College at William Paterson University, Kristen earned her Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology and minor in Humanities. She was awarded the prestigious All-NJAC Women’s Soccer Honorable Mention consecutively three years in a row, continuing her athletic stride. Kristen gained valuable insight into building relationships during her time on the Leadership Soccer Team in College, which influences her positivity within our clinic. She connects easily with patients of all ages, creating a comfortable atmosphere during the recovery process.

Kristen’s off-days are spent with her twin sister and family, inspiring her to be the best version of herself. Kristen loves a thrilling movie where she explores character stories and plot twists. You can still find Kristen playing soccer with life-long friends, having fun with new drills and exercises.

Contact Kristen:

Kassiana Temidis

Client Care Specialist

As a Client Care Specialist, Kassiana beams with positivity answering every insurance and scheduling question with ease. Kassiana’s dedication to supporting people is evident from the moment patients hear her smiling voice greet them with excitement on the phone. She ensures that time spent in our practice is effortless so that each patient can focus on achieving their physical therapy goals! Kassiana’s best day is knowing she brought happiness to a patient by providing an outstanding experience.

Kassiana’s profound commitment to her studies earned her Dean’s List, graduating with Honors with a Bachelor’s in Health Science from Russell Sage College. She puts her insurance expertise to use, answering questions and creating ease for every patient. Kassiana loves learning about each patient’s story and listens with readiness to provide support. Each day, Kassiana is fulfilled to have an opportunity to help people and is sure to celebrate every success with a patient.

In her free time, Kassiana loves traveling abroad, spending time with friends and family, and being in the outdoors. You may even see her one day, hiking the mountains of The Hudson Valley with her dog. Living life to the fullest, Kassiana focuses on self-expression through singing and dancing.

Contact Kassiana:

Team Awards

Columbia University

Designated Site of Clinical Excellence

Rutgers School of Health Related Professions

Alumni Award Winner

Montclair State University

Sports Medicine Center named in our Founder's Honor

Hospital For Special Surgery

Provider Certification