Meet Your Old Bridge, Freehold & Matawan Physical Therapists
Daniel Neissany, PT, DPT
Director of Physical Therapy
Dr. Dan was born and raised in Bayonne, NJ and currently resides in Woodbridge, NJ. Dr. Dan graduated from William Paterson University with a degree in Biology and then went on to earn his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2007.
Dr. Dan believes that pain does not occur out of the clear blue sky; there has to be a causative factor for the pain we feel. As a result, he utilizes the Selective Functional Movement Assessment as part of the process of healing a patient. The SFMA is a physical screening process that enables Dr. Dan to not only figure out what is causing a
patient pain, but also allows him to accurately predict any future pain or injury to other body parts. The SFMA also allows Dr. Dan to recognize each patient?s deficiencies and how to individually tailor each person's physical therapy program. While an exercise program that motivates the patients is used in PT, Dr. Dan is also a strong believer in excellent manual therapy. He utilizes several different types of hands-on therapy that include Maitland technique, Mulligan technique and myofascial release. Dr. Dan is currently working towards his certification in orthopedic manual therapy.
In his spare time, Dr. Dan likes to run, cycle and lift weights in order to stay in shape for duathlons and Toughmudders. Dr. Dan loves spending time outside doing activities such as hiking, skiing or rock climbing. In addition, Dr. Dan spends his free time with family,
friends, going to concerts or going to a sporting event.
Antonio Monterosso, PT, DPT
Dr. Antonio Monterosso is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He is also a certified a PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist) in which he received in 2008. Dr. Antonio is fluent in two languages English and Italian. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer, working out and spending time with his friends and family. His passion is traveling and he enjoys learning and experiencing different cultures.
Melissa Hreha, PT, DPT
Dr. Melissa is a graduate of The College of New Jersey and has recently finished her doctorate, at the top of her class, in physical therapy at UMDNJ She is well rounded when it comes to physical therapy and rehabilitation. Dr. Melissa was a physical therapy aide in Hopewell, NJ for four years where she was able to get firsthand experience while she continued her education. She also took a year worth of clinical studies at various facilities which really helped her build her foundation of techniques. In the near future, Dr. Melissa looks forward to furthering her manual skills with advanced Maitland courses, in the near future.
Dr. Melissa currently resides in Jackson, New Jersey. On her free time she enjoys the beach and outdoor activities, such as bike riding. She also has always had a love for fitness and working out! When Dr. Melissa isn’t working she always finds herself spending time with her family, friends and boyfriend!
Monika Lewczuk, PT, DPT
Dr. Monika graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy from the Academy of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Wroclaw, Poland in 1999. She came to the United States in 2000 and quickly received her license in New Jersey. Dr. Monika enjoys working in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine settings. She has a special interest in soft tissue and knows what treatment methods work best to help patients recover quickly. Because Dr. Monika strongly believes the most valuable asset a therapist possesses is her hands, she uses her manual skills and 10 years of experience to decrease pain by finding the source of the pain and eliminating it by treating soft tissue dysfunctions while restoring strength with a custom-tailored exercise program. Dr. Monika has continuously expanded her knowledge and skills with Great Lakes seminars and multiple continuing education courses in joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, orthotics, sports medicine massage, musculoskeletal dysfunction and vestibular rehabilitation (BPPV).
In her free time, Dr. Monika loves to spend time with her husband and three children. Together they enjoy the NJ beach and hiking in state parks, and if Dr. Monika has down time she enjoys watching a good movie. She also enjoys cooking with fresh organic ingredients and entertaining her polish family and friends.
Dr. Bryant Acquaro, PT, DPT
Dr. Bryant Acquaro grew up on Long Island before attending Seton Hall University where he earned his Bachelor of Science as well as his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010. Since then Dr. Bryant has specialized in treatment of orthopedic and athletic injuries in a wide variety of patients from professional athletes to elderly adults.
Dr. Bryant believes in the use of a comprehensive, “whole body” approach to physical therapy in which he evaluates not only the site of pain but all possible areas which may lead to it. Dr. Bryant believes that each person and injury is different and therefore uses a combination of individualized functional movements, corrective exercise, modalities and manual therapy to address each patient’s deficits and help them to reach their full potential. Dr. Bryant is level one SFMA certified and utilizes the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) as well as a variety of other treatment and manual techniques throughout his treatment and believes that we not only need to stop pain, but also provide patients with the tools to live without pain after physical therapy as well.
When he is not working Dr. Bryant is an avid triathlete and runner and also enjoys the beach, surfing and watching sports. Dr. Bryant also serves as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University’s School of Health and Medical Sciences where he is the instructor for Graduate level human functional anatomy.
Dana Snel, Athletic Trainer
Dana was born in Vernon, New Jersey and moved to Pequannock, New Jersey at the age of 2. She attended Pequannock Township High School and moved onto college at Towson University in Maryland. Dana earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and decided to continue her education at East Stroudsburg University. There she earned her Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training. As a graduate student at East Stroudsburg, Dana worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at a local high school and also did a year of interning with St. Luke’s hospital, working with an orthopedic doctor in the office and observing surgeries. When Dana is not at work, she enjoys watching sports, working out, and spending time with her friends and family.
Jade Yoon, PT, DPT
Dr. Jade was born in Manhattan, NY and raised in Brooklyn and Edison, NJ. She currently resides in Old Bridge, NJ with her husband. Dr. Jade earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy at Seton Hall University in 2014, and was a graduate teaching assistant for Neuroscience at Seton Hall’s School of Health & Medical Sciences. Currently, she also works at JFK Medical Center, treating a wide array of patients with orthopedic, cardiopulmonary, and neurological impairments. Dr. Jade has a strong passion for Manual Therapy, striving to incorporate the most effective and practical treatments for patients in all settings. She believes that the best treatments are those that decrease pain and restore motion. She will be furthering her manual skills by continuing to attend courses in Kinesiotaping, Mulligan, and in the near future, to receive her CKTP (Certified Kinesio® Taping Practitioner).
Dr. Jade Yoon is fluent in two languages, English and Cantonese Chinese. When she’s not working, you will either find her training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (in which she is ranked blue belt), kick-boxing, running, reading, and/or spending time with her loved ones.
Michael Zolotnitsky, PT, DPT
Dr. Mike was born in Italy, grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and currently resides in Morganville, NJ. He is the newest addition to our team and recently received his doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA this past December of 2014. Although Dr. Mike is a recent graduate, he employs the fact that he is forever a student and is looking to obtain his Orthopedic Clinical Specialization (OCS.) He also enjoys attending conferences and continuing education courses in which he traveled to Anaheim, CA in the fall of 2013 and Las, Vegas Nevada in Winter of 2014.
During his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his family and two younger nephews, travel and experience various cultures, and learn different languages. He is fluent in Russian and currently can understand some Spanish. Dr. Mike also enjoys staying active fit by playing sports and working out.
Dr. Michael attended SUNY Cortland and obtained his Certified Athletic Trainer License in 2009. He started working with various athletes ranging from pee-wees to professional athletes. He then shifted to physical therapy as an athletic trainer and decided to further his education. To do this he attended Mercy College's weekend Doctorate of Physical Therapy program while he continued to work in the physical therapy setting. In 2015 he obtained his DPT and started working at Old Bridge Spine & Wellness.
Other then physical therapy, Michael enjoys playing sports including soccer, jiu-jitsu and tennis. He also enjoys watching the Rangers, Giants and Red Bulls win games. Michael especially enjoys going to the movies every Tuesday with a frosty beverage and bucket of popcorn.
Michael likes to draw from his athletic background to help out any patients who require physical therapy.
Dr. Michelle graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelors degree in Chemistry. She later went on to pursue her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Michelle has a strong passion for a holistic approach to patient care and believes in facilitating patients to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Michelle believes that every patient is unique and tailors each treatment to each patient's individual physical needs and goals. Michelle strives to lead by example and maintain an active lifestyle and healthy diet. In her spare time Michelle likes to ride horses, lift weights, and spend time with family and friends. In the future, Michelle looks to continue her education in Active Release Techniques and Functional Manual Therapy.