Excel Orthopedic Rehabilitation Staff
Gary Flink, PT, MSPT
NJ PT License # 40QA00467100
Gary Flink is one of the two owners and directors of EXCEL Orthopedic Rehabilitation. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelors degree in 1986. He went on to attend physical therapy school at Long Island University, where he earned a second Bachelors degree, as well as a Masters degree in Physical Therapy and graduated with the highest honors Summa Cum Laude in 1989. A competitive triathlete, Gary is a 4-time Ironman finisher, and has qualified twice for and completed the Ironman Triathlon World Championship held each year in Kona, Hawaii. Gary also enjoys fly fishing and the outdoors.
Matt Gibble, PT
NJ PT License # 40QA00448000
Matthew Gibble is one of the two owners and directors of EXCEL Orthopedic Rehabilitation. After receiving his Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 1986, he went on to work at a sports medicine facility in New York City. There he was involved for three years with the New York Knicks, where he provided their long-term physical therapy, as well as their pre-season and pre-signing orthopedic evaluations. A competitive triathlete, Matt has successfully completed Ironman USA in Lake Placid, N.Y. three times! He also enjoys fishing and boating in his spare time.
Bryan Del Rio, PT, MSPT
Rutherford Clinic Manager, Regional Clinic Manager
NJ PT License # 40QA00982000
Bryan is the clinic manager for our Rutherford office and a regional manager for Excel. He grew up in Fitchburg, MA and graduated from Springfield (MA) College with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. He moved to New Jersey in the fall of 2001 and worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting before joining Excel in the fall of 2002. Bryan has developed a particular interest in treating disorders of the shoulder and knee. Outside of work his interests include working out, exploring New York City and enjoying new culinary experiences.
Thomas J. Labocki, PT, DPT
Fort Lee Clinic Manager, Regional Clinic Manager
NJ PT License # 40QA01101800
Tom is the clinic manager for our Fort Lee office. Tom graduated from Seton Hall University in 2001 with a B.S. in Biology. During his senior year, he began graduate studies in Physical Therapy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. While there, the program transitioned to a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), and Tom was a member of the first class to receive the DPT in the state. When not working, Tom enjoys playing hard at team sports such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball.
Jeffrey M. Ziegler, PT, MSPT
Oakland Clinic Manager
PT License # 40QA01218400
Jeff graduated from Misericordia University with a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. While at Misericordia, he played lacrosse for two years and was a member of the swim team for four years, being a two time captain and one time MVP. He was also a graduate assistant for one year and has experience coaching Master’s swimming and youth lacrosse. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, weight training, competing in triathlons, and rooting for his beloved Giants and Devils.
Lauren Kressaty, PT, DPT
Waldwick Clinic Manager
NJ PT License # 40QA01320500
Lauren is the clinic manager for our Waldwick office. Lauren graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Health Science. She received several awards for her academic and professional accomplishments. While at USP, Lauren was a member of many organizations, including the Women’s Basketball Team, the Physical Therapy Club, and two National Honor Societies. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys exercising, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Nicholas Jovic, PT, DPT
Cresskill Clinic Manager
NJ PT License # 40QA01275000
Nicholas graduated with his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Ithaca College. While completing his undergraduate studies he worked as part of the EXCEL team as a physical therapy aide. Outside of working Nick loves playing sports, spending time with his family and friends, and enjoying the outdoors.
Christopher E. Mueller, PT, DPT
Hackensack Clinic Manager
NJ PT License # 40QA01346100
Christopher is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, having received a bachelor's degree in health science and then a doctorate of physical therapy. In his free time, Chris enjoys playing hockey, golf, and slow pitch softball. He is an avid fan of the Devils, Yankees, and Giants.
Anna Aghachi, PT, DPT
NJ PT License # 40QA01409000
Anna graduated from Columbia University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to Columbia, she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology at William Paterson University. In her free time she enjoys snowboarding, swimming, running and spending time with family and friends.
Stephan Baber, PT, DPT
NJ PT License # 40QA01353100
Stephan received his doctorate of physical therapy degree at the University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL. Prior to the University of St. Augustine, he received his bachelor's degree of science at St. Joseph’s University. He has three years experience as a traveling physical therapist prior to beginning at Excel. In his free time, Stephan enjoys working out, playing basketball, playing guitar, and spending time with family and friends.
Joanna Borawski, PT, DPT
NJ PT License # 40QA01381300
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Joanna graduated from Seton Hall University with her doctorate in physical therapy. During her time at Seton Hall, she competed in the javelin, was the assistant track and field coach for multi-event athletes and was also the strength and conditioning coach for several team sports. She holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and from USA Weightlifting as a Sport Performance Coach. When not working, she continues to train and compete in the javelin throw at the national level. Joanna’s goals include qualification to the 2012 Track and Field Olympic Trials.
Allison Brown, PT, PhD
NJ PT License # 40QA00796800
Allison graduated with her undergraduate degree in physical therapy from The University of Vermont. She then went on to receive an advanced Master's degree in Pathokinesiology from New York University and her PhD in Physical Therapy from Temple University. While at Temple University, Allison conducted her doctoral dissertation work examining the effects of running related fatigue on hip joint motion and hip muscle function in female runners with iliotibial band syndrome. In her free time, Allison enjoys running, doing yoga and spending time with her husband and two young children.
Greg Byers, PT, DPT
NJ PT License # 40QA01388500
Greg graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude, from Quinnipiac University, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In his free time Greg enjoys playing basketball, flag football and working out. He also loves rooting on the Syracuse Orange as well as the Yankees and Knicks.
Allison Fersko, PT, DPT, CSCS
NJ PT License # 40QA01480100
Allison graduated from New York University with a doctorate in physical therapy. Prior to NYU, she was a student at the University of Michigan where she earned a B.S. in Movement Science, kinesiology. In her free time, Allison enjoys puzzles and word games, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Mets and Jets.
Raymond Fung, PT, MSPT
NJ PT License # 40QA01332900
Ray graduated from the University of Connecticut's integrated Bachelors/Masters Program in Physical Therapy. He started his career in the Boston area but then later re-located to New Jersey and began working at Excel. Away from work, Ray is an avid tennis fan, enjoys playing golf and volleyball, and loves traveling with family and friends.
Dorothy Henick, PT
NJ PT License #40QA00847700
Dorothy graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Downstate Medical Center in 1990. She is also certified in Personal Training from ACE, Mat Pilates from PIA and Turbokickboxing. In her free time Dorothy enjoys working out and spending time with her husband and 2 teenage sons.
Jennifer S. Hepsen, PT, DPT
NJ PT License #40QA01182600
Jenna graduated from the University of Southern California with a doctorate in physical therapy. Prior to USC, she was a dean’s list student at the University of Delaware and earned a B.S. with a concentration in exercise physiology. In her free time, Jenna enjoys traveling, cooking for family and friends, and cheering on the USC Trojan football team.
Jennifer Kuffel, PT, DPT
NJ PT License# 40QA01109900
Jennifer graduated with Honors from Columbia University with Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy. Prior to attending Columbia she was part of the EXCEL staff as a physical therapy aide. In her free time, Jenn enjoys working out, watching sports and spending time with friends and family.
Konstantinos Mavropoulos, PT, DPT
NJ License # 40QA01451600
Konstantinos graduated with honors, Cum Laude, from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a minor in Psychology. Prior to USP, he graduated from Rutgers University with his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Sport Studies. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, golf and competitive wiffleball. Konstantinos is an avid fan of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Braves.
Anna Palkin, PT
NJ PT License # 40QA01266400
Anna graduated from Daemen College, Buffalo, NY with a B.S Degree in Physical Therapy. She started her professional career in New York City working in an outpatient orthopedic clinic with emphasis on sports rehabilitation. Her experience there enabled her to advance clinically and hone her manual skills and she eventually moved to New Jersey and joined the team at Excel. In her spare time, Anna enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming and travelling.
Katya Semoukhina PT, DPT
NJ PT License # 40QA01462900
Katya received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Columbia University, with advanced coursework in clinical orthopedics. Prior to earning a DPT Degree, Katya was a professional skater and has worked as a figure skating coach/choreographer for 7 years. Katya is also a certified Pilates instructor through the Kane School of Core Integration in NYC and enjoys incorporating Pilates as a means of therapeutic rehabilitation. In her free time, Katya loves doing yoga, dance, travel and spending time with her family and friends.
Megan Smith, PT, DPT
NJ PT License # 40QA01373800
Megan graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelors degree in Health Science followed by a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In her free time she enjoys working out, skiing and reading. Megan is a three time marathon finisher and continues to train for future races.
Bill Weiss, PT, MSPT
NJ License # 40QA01247300
Bill graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelors degree in Human Movement/Sport Science and a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. Originally from Long Island, he developed an interest in Sports Medicine and Kinesiology while running track in high school. In his time outside of work he enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, playing sports and following the Yankees and Jets.
Raymond Younghans, MSPT
NJ License # 40QA01412200
Ray graduated from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. He spent his undergraduate college years earning a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science at Barry University in Miami, FL, where he was a member of the baseball team. Ray has particular interest in sports injuries and helping athletes get back in the game. He continues to play baseball and hockey competitively.
Laura joined our staff in July, 2003 as the office manager at Excel. She is a graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology. She previously worked as the office manager for a physical medicine and rehabilitation facility in Manhattan. Laura enjoys hiking, rollerblading, pilates, water sports and dance.
Adrienne Dimperio, PTA
NJ PTA License # 40QB00190800
Adrienne joined the EXCEL team in September of 2005 as our Clinical Liaison. She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with her A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistance and a B.S. in Kinesiology. Adrienne incorporates her years of clinical experience, along with her enthusiasm and passion to help others, to promote EXCEL and its unmatched and unique approach to providing quality care. She was also an adjunct professor for the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Bergen Community College from 2004-2006
Senior Accounts Manager
Elizabeth began working at EXCEL in January, 2001 as a part-time secretary/receptionist, and the following June began full-time employment. In January, 2002 she joined the billing department, and is now our Billing Administrative Manager. Elizabeth graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Psychology. She is continuing her studies to become a CPA.
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