DR. JOLENE MILLER, PT, DPT

OWNER, PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Dr. Jolene Miller is a Certified Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist. She received extensive training from Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. This certification allows her to treat a wide range of urinary, bowel and sexual dysfunctions.

She also specializes in; Orthopedic, Sports Injuries, Pediatrics and Neurological Injuries. Her patients age range from 4 months to 98 years of age.

She believes that with one-on-one treatment with our extensively trained and focused therapists every individual can be assisted to find the recipe for success and a life without pain and dysfunction.

When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends!

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Penn State University – Bachelor of Science
  • Touro College – Bachelor of Science
  • Touro College – Doctor of Physical Therapy.
  • Graduated with Honors & Awards for Excellence in Research.

DR. NOAH MILLER, PT, DPT

OWNER, PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Dr. Noah Miller is specially certified by The American Institute of Balance. This Institute is lead by the world-renowned Dr. Richard E. Gains. They are the leaders in the most effective examination techniques to treat balance dysfunctions like BPPV.

Dr. Noah believes in staying current with the newest and most advanced physical therapy techniques proven to provide optimal outcomes. He also prefers to use dry needling as a method to treat soft tissue injuries (muscle, nerve, tendon) with dry needling as it’s a conservative way to rid spasms and trigger points without medication.

Dr. Noah has experience treating patients in various PT settings ranging from acute, sub-acute, and outpatient clinical settings. He believes that manual/hands-on PT coupled with a specialized care plan is the key element in rehabilitation.

When not in the office, Dr. Noah enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is very excited to be a part of the Garden State Physical Therapy Group.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Dry Needling
  • The University of Rhode Island – Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Touro College – Doctorate in Physical Therapy

DR. BRYAN CONNAUGHTON, PT, DPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Dr. Bryan was raised in Central, NJ now residing in Eatontown, NJ. Playing baseball and football growing up, he began his intrigue and passion for the human body. While attending Notre Dame Highschool in Lawrenceville, NJ, this spark was further enhanced after completing a Sports Medicine class introducing him to anatomy, sports related injuries, and rehabilitation principles.

He went on to pursue pre-professional studies earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY in 2013. Following, he went on to work as an Rehabilitation Aide in a acute care hospital to begin to understand an interdisciplinary care, provided at GSPT. He was then accepted into the inaugural DPT class of Kean University in Union, NJ. During his clinical rotations, he was exposed to various aspects of the profession and gathered invaluable experience in vestibular and concussion rehabilitation. He would go on to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2019.

Dr. Bryan began his career traveling the country, acquiring licenses and working as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Indiana, Oklahoma, and Maine. During this time, he completed contracts in a multitude of settings including acute, sub-acute, skilled nursing, and outpatient. Ultimately, he returned to NJ to provide care to those in need in their homes to further his patient-centered approach to care . This has brought a unique perspective and skill set to his practice, understanding various approaches to care that he has brought to his new home at Garden State Physical Therapy.

He is dedicated to a lifetime of learning with continuing education focused on understanding Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) principles that include asymmetrical human patterns and the integral role of breath/diaphragm. He has also completed course regarding concussions and vestibular rehabilitation. While not practicing, Dr. Bryan enjoys staying active while hiking, golfing, skiing, and keeping his dog, Luna, throughly entertained. In addition, he thrives playing fantasy football, smoking meats, manicuring his lawn, and being a self-proclaimed expert at backyard games.

DR. CHELSEA LANE, PT, DPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Dr. Chelsea Lane was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She attended SUNY Albany, during which time she studied abroad in Europe, and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and minored in Biology. For graduate school, she attended Kean University for her Master of Science in Exercise Science, where she performed research for Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy. Dr. Lane received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Kean University, and has worked in areas such as sports and orthopedics, pediatrics, hippotherapy, acute/trauma, skilled nursing facility, and school-based settings.

Dr. Lane has practiced in various settings during her time as a Travel Physical Therapist. During her hospital work, she was placed on the total joint unit, allowing her to work alongside surgeons for patients pre and post surgery. She traveled the country working in different states including Indiana, Oklahoma, and Maine – picking up her pup Luna along the way! Dr. Lane also has worked heavily with the geriatric community to regain their independence in their own home, as a Home Care Physical Therapist throughout New Jersey. Her continuing education has sparked her interest in Postural Restoration, focusing on the body’s natural asymmetries in order to restore balance, decrease pain, and improve the quality of life of her patients.

When she is not practicing, Dr. Lane enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.

DR. JOHN BAYLON, PT, DPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

John completed his Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy at Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila, Philippines and went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of Montana, Missoula. He has completed Clinical Affiliations in major hospitals and rehab facilities in Manila and California. He passed the National PT Licensure Board Examinations in both countries before settling in New Jersey where he worked in a variety of settings including in-patient/out-patient hospital, sub-acute rehabilitation, home health care, and pediatrics with the NJ Early Intervention System.

For nearly three decades clinical experience, he has particular interest and spent most of his career in orthopedic out-patient cases and completed various coursework and certifications through the years including Orthopedic Manual Therapy, McKenzie, Balance-Vestibular Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Sports Rehabilitation, IWA Strength Trainer Certification, Society for Golf Medicine and Performance, to name a few.

John’s approach to treatment is a skilled hands-on therapy that utilizes a variety of evidence-based physical therapy modalities including exercises and manual techniques.

DR. TIMOFEY RUBANYUK, PT, DPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Timofey Rubanyuk DPT completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College in Manhattan, NY in 2016. Tim has extensive experience working with various patient populations, including geriatrics, pediatrics, post-operative care, and sports injury.

Pain, disability, injury and performance are all influenced by a variety of factors in an individual’s life. Tim works togethers with his patients to find and address the multitude of these contributing factors in a comprehensive and inclusive manner. Tim believes that best results come from forming an effective partnership with the patient, guiding them through their recovery and assisting them in becoming well-informed and highly motivated actors playing an integral role in their own rehabilitation process.

When not working with patients, Tim dedicates the majority of his time to his family and children. Tim is also an active Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor as well as an Ice Hockey Official.

DR. SUSIE MATSUTANI, PT, DPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Dr. Susie Matsutani is a licensed physical therapist in both New York and New Jersey. She wants to help patients get out of pain and achieve their highest level of function. Specializing in the Graston technique and kinesiotaping, Dr. Susie uses that experience to empower her patients to do more. She also has a level 1 SFMA certification and is working on certifications in dry needling and the Schroth method.

Dr. Susie graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from Dominican College and bachelors in biology from New Jersey City University. Dr. Matsutani treats all conditions including vestibular and balance disorders. She has a special interest in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. Dr. Susie has been trained with all ages from the pediatric population to the geriatric population.

When she’s not in the clinic, she enjoys traveling and coaching softball at Ramapo College where she has been since the fall of 2014.

DR. JUSTIN MAIRS, DC

OWNER, CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN

Dr. Justin Mairs is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician in the State of New Jersey and New York.

Dr. Justin Mairs began his path in healthcare by graduating from Kean University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology. Wanting to further his knowledge of healthcare and his passion to help others, he decided to pursue a career in chiropractic.

Dr. Mairs graduated from the University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic in 2020. After working in multiple clinical settings, he has had the opportunity to work with the general public and athletes. He takes great pride in helping patients who are in need of becoming free of pain and have goals of restoring any functional limitation to return to their activities of daily living.

Some of his hobbies when he’s not in the office includes working out at the gym, outdoor activities, and cooking. He enjoys learning new information on the latest research in regards to patient care so he can continue to deliver the highest quality of care to his patients.

DR. MOTI YAHAV, DAM, L.AC., LMT, CPT

LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST & BOARD-CERTIFIED HERBALIST (DIPLOMATE)

Doctor Moti Yahav is a New York & New Jersey state licensed acupuncturist & board-certified herbalist (Diplomate). He specializes in treating a variety of conditions such as pain-management, rehabilitation, emotional conditions (stress, anxiety, depression, grief), sleep issues, stomach & digestive conditions, vertigo, ear/nose/throat, headaches, women’s health (fertility) and weight management. He utilizes a combination of Western & Eastern Nutrition, Acupuncture, Herbology, Tui-Na/Acupressure, Cupping, E-stim, Gua Sha, stretching and moreas needed for treatment.

Dr. Yahav graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. During his studies, he held an apprenticeship for the renowned Master Fukui Yang and has taught and tutored Massage Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (Biology,Acupuncture, Herbology) to students both privately and at Pacific College of Health and Science.

Additionally, Dr. Yahav is a New York state licensed Massage Therapist, Nationally certified personal trainer, and a licensed youth-soccer coach. His Bachelor’s degree was in exercise science, and has worked one-on-one and in group settings personal training, teaching principles of physics and kinesiology (movement therapy). He has a passion for his family & friends, nature, animals, sports, martial arts, science, learning, laughter and helping others.

DR. HUGH KIM, DACM, LAC

LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST & BOARD-CERTIFIED HERBALIST

Hugh Kim is a National Board Certified Acupuncturist (NCCAOM) licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese herbalist. Having his grandfather as an oriental medicine doctor in Korea he grew up in the family clinic and was inspired to become an acupuncturist.

After graduating college, following his interest, he graduated with a Master’s degree from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in California. He continued his studies to graduate with a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He has been practicing for 20 years since 2003 and he specializes in pain management, digestive issues, women’s health, neuropathy, spine and joint-related conditions, and stress management utilizing acupuncture, herbs, cupping, moxibustion, and auriculotherapy. His goal is to be a practitioner who understands patient’s concerns and needs and guide people in the right direction in their journey of healing their mind and body.

BO JUNG CHOI, L.AC, DIPL. AC., LMT, CPT

LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST

Bo Jung Choi, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of New Jersey and New York, who is nationally certified by the NCCAOM. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences at Binghamton University, Bo continued on to graduate with his Master’s Degree in Acupuncture at Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. Bo practices three distinctively unique styles of acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) style, which focuses on finding and balancing the underlying root cause of an ailment, Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) style, which targets and relieves a specific muscle trigger point/s, and Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese Acupuncture (KM) style, which painlessly and precisely reduces stress on the body and regulates bodily functions. By utilizing these multifaceted styles of acupuncture and other holistic modalities, Bo aims to provide exceptional patient-specific treatments to effectively assist each patient reach their wellness goals. Committed to researching new medical studies, techniques, and other principles, Bo believes everyone can benefit from this holistic medical modality of acupuncture.

BROOKE NEWMAN, OTR/L, MOT

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Brooke graduated from Quinnipiac University. Her experience includes working in outpatient as well in the acute hospital setting. She has worked with both adults and children. She is full of energy and brings it to all of her patients.

Brooke has wanted to be an Occupational Therapist for as long as she could remember. She loves to engage with her patients and listens to them to give them the fullest experience. Brooke continues to grow and learn, as well as stay up to date on all of the latest OT trends and techniques

Outside of work you can find brooke working out and kicking around a soccer ball with friends!

DR. DOROTHY LADYZHENSKY

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, OTD

Dr. Ladyzhensky received her degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She has been a guest speaker at international conferences on the topic of occupational therapy in chronic pain management, and has presented research on improving the quality of life for individuals who struggle with Fibromyalgia (FM).

Dr. Ladyzhensky utilizes a collaborative approach when tailoring treatment plans for all of her patients. She believes optimal care is achieved through holistic and individualized intervention.

DR. KENNETH T. CIESLAK, DC, LAT, ATC, CSCS

CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN

Dr. Cieslak is excited to become a part of Garden State Therapy Group. He completed his undergraduate degree at Kean University, majoring in athletic training, and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1995, graduating from Life University as valedictorian. He has been a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist since 1989. Recently, he completed the Primary Spine Practitioner course, a multi-disciplinary post-graduate program through the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He is licensed in New Jersey as both a Chiropractor and an Athletic Trainer. From 1997- 2022, he was employed at Teaneck High School, serving as the coordinator of athletic injury care/athletic trainer, in addition to having a practice of chiropractic in Bogota, NJ. He was also a preceptor for the Montclair State University athletic training education program. He currently serves as the President-Elect of the Athletic Trainer’s Society of New Jersey. Ken believes in applying an evidence-based approach to patient care, and frequently co-manages patients with other practitioners. He has additional post-graduate training in a variety of systems, including: Graston Technique, kinesio-taping, functional movement screen, selective functional movement assessment, and McKenzie MDT. He lectures on a variety of topics, including over twenty presentations at the national level, for organizations like the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and multiple regional and state associations as well. Ken has been married to his wife Eileen, a special education teacher, for 31 years. His family includes his daughter, Erin who is a physician assistant in orthopedics and her husband Nick who is a physical therapy assistant as well as his son Tim, who is a lieutenant in the United States Army currently stationed in Texas.

DR. CASEY PARKS, DC

CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN

Dr. Casey Parks is a highly skilled and experienced chiropractor who is passionate about helping patients achieve their optimal health and wellness. With years of training and practice, Dr. Parks has developed a reputation for his ability to create personalized treatment plans that meet the unique needs of each patient.

Dr. Parks is dedicated to providing high-quality care to his patients, and he has a particular talent for developing innovative and out-of-the-box exercises that can help improve mobility, strength, and overall health. He is also skilled in a variety of adjusting techniques, including manual and instrument-based approaches, and is committed to ensuring that his patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their treatments.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Parks is an avid skydiver, golfer, and fitness enthusiast. He believes that staying active and engaged in physical activity is an essential component of maintaining overall health and wellness, and he often shares his passion for these activities with his patients.

Dr. Parks received his undergraduate degree from Coastal Carolina University, where he studied anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and other related topics. He then went on to earn his doctorate from the University of Bridgeport, where he gained a deeper understanding of chiropractic principles and techniques.

With his years of experience and his commitment to patient-centered care, Dr. Casey Parks is an excellent clinician who is well-respected in his field. Whether you are experiencing chronic pain, acute injury, or simply want to improve your overall health and wellness, Dr. Parks is the perfect choice for personalized, effective, and compassionate chiropractic care.

DR.SEJIN PARK, DACM, L.AC

LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST & BOARD CERTIFIED HERBALIST

Dr. Sejin Park is a board certified, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. Dr. Park graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and holds a Doctoral of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and dual bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies and Mathematics. Dr. Park has also studied abroad in Taiwan for apprenticeship to further gain knowledge and experience of the ancient Chinese medicine. He also has travelled to Guatemala through religious medical teams to help out villages in need for medical assistance. He is currently focusing on pain management.

Dr. Park has an EMT background and is a US combat medic veteran, helping the sick and wounded. Seeing lot of soldiers go through pain, suffering and depression inspired him to become a holistic practitioner to perform various different modalities to manage pain and psycho-emotional disorders. Even till this day he performs with the same professional motto “Combat Medics never stand taller than when they kneel to treat the wounded saving lives in the midst of utter chaos”

Lyani Nicandro, OTR/L

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Lyani completed her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from St. Joseph’s University with honors through Pi Theta Epsilon. She has field experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings, working with a broad range of clinical conditions among her pediatric, adult, and geriatric clientele. What she admires most about the OT profession is the creative, holistic approach when implementing function-based treatments. She aims to motivate her patients on a client-centered path of recovery and maintenance for optimal occupational engagement towards a higher quality of life. Her lifelong career goal is to remain involved in community outreach work, providing increasingly accessible OT care to all.

Whenever Lyani is not at Garden State Therapy, you can find her staying active through pilates, yoga, and weightlifting. She is also a major travel foodie, exploring new places and enjoying tasty bites with her loved ones. Make sure to give @gstherapygroup on Instagram a follow to keep up with the company and their cool treatments (and enjoy her content creation skills). 

Courtney Winter L.AC., MSAOM

ACUPUNCTURIST

Courtney is an almost 20 year veteran of the healthcare field. She started working as EMT while completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology. After finishing her bio degree, she continued her studies achieving a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from FLSAOM at New York Chiropractic College. As a part of her studies, she interned in Hang Zhou China and Canandaigua’s Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. An acupuncturist for over 10 years, she joins us with extensive knowledge of the best acupuncture treatments for painful conditions and loves treating stress and anxiety. Courtney loves helping people achieve their fullest potential through acupuncture. She has a gentle technique honed through years of origami, knitting and spinning her own yarn.

DANIEL CARTWRIGHT, OTR/L

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Daniel is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist in New York and New Jersey.

Daniel graduated from Pace University. He has experience working in pediatric and adult outpatient settings. He also has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in special education, focusing on autism and related disabilities.