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.
Alison Peretti, PTA
Alison grew up in Colonia, NJ. She was an athlete in gymnastics, all-star cheerleading, and track and field. She studied Environmental Law at Rutgers University, where she was a member of the all-girl cheerleading team. After an injury that required physical therapy, she decided to change career paths and pursue education in the healing arts. She attended Somerset School of Massage Therapy in Piscataway, NJ and graduated in 2005. She then worked for a prominent spine specialist in northern NJ. After practicing for 5 years treating soft tissue dysfunctions and stress-related pain disorders, she decided to take her education further and pursue a degree in Physical Therapy.
Alison graduated UCC at the top of her class with an AAS in Applied Biology in 2011 and obtained her license as a Physical Therapist Asst. She worked in the field of pain management for two years, where she excelled in soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, and therapeutic exercise to improve patients’ abilities to perform daily activities without pain. She joined Old Bridge Spine and Wellness in 2013.
Alison takes a holistic approach to physical therapy and believes that treatment should address all aspects of a person’s well-being. She has taken advanced coursework in myofascial release, joint mobilization, and the use of electric stimulation to treat trigger points in patients with fibromyalgia and pain from systemic inflammation. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and pets. She is a member of the Rahway Elks, where she hosts charity events for veterans and special needs children. She currently resides in Avenel with her fiancé.
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.
Dr. Craig Michaels, PT, DPT
Dr. Michaels was born and raised in New Jersey where he attended Rutgers/UMDNJ Graduate School for his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Dr. Michaels graduated at the top of his class, and received the Program Excellence Award for clinical experience, academic excellence and professionalism. Dr. Michaels completed a series of rigorous clinical affiliations that prepared him for patients varying from orthopedic conditions to spinal cord injuries. These experiences led to Dr. Michaels interest in a population ranging from Orthopedic to Neurologic rehabilitation.
Dr. Michaels believes that flexibility is the cornerstone to mobility and in a whole body approach to wellness. In the near future, Dr. Craig looks forward to furthering his manual skills and supplementing his education with continuing education courses in Maitland and myofascial release. Dr. Michaels has an ultimate goal to become a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist.
Dr. Michaels currently resides in Howell. In his free time, Dr. Michaels enjoys spending time with his fiancé, family and friends. Together they enjoy spending time at the Jersey shore and weekends on his familys boat in Toms River on the bay.
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.