Brinda Rathod, PT, MSPT, CLT
Brinda specializes in infant and toddler development. The most common conditions she treats are torticollis, plagiocephaly, hyptonia, and developmental delays. She also works with parents educating them how to enhance infant and toddler gross motor skills to optimize developmental skills and achieve milestones. She is certified in the Tummy Time Method! and stresses the importance of tummy time in so much of the infant’s development which leads to helping with their skills into toddler years and beyond. Tummy time is very important in assisting with the resolution of and prevention of torticollis and plagiocephaly.
As a certified Lymphedema therapist, Brinda helps her patients manage lymphedema with complete decongestive therapy for localized swelling including manual lymph drainage and multi-layer compression bandaging.
By Brinda holding two unique specializations with working with infants and toddlers, and working with patients with lymphedema, her highly personalized, one-on-one approach, has resulted in referrals throughout the state through in person and virtual sessions.
Michael DiLella, PT, MSPT, OCS, CSC
A specialist in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, Michael works with patients on a one-to-one basis which allows him to identify and correct muscle discrepancies so that each person can achieve full recovery and enjoy maximum potential.
Working with athletes of all abilities from amateur to professional, all ages, and all levels, Michael empowers his patients with the information and skills that improve athletic performance. High school and competitive travel sports teams benefit highly from Michael’s approach to sports physical therapy.
Michael is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well as a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS). He provides sports-specific testing sessions and custom designed safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, as well as nutrition and injury prevention guidance. Michael’s additional certifications include Functional Movement Screen (FMS). He focuses athletes on improving their performance through advanced sports physical therapy techniques:
- Trigger point dry needling to treat muscular tension and spasm (not available in NJ)
- Kinesio-taping to reduce pain, inflammation, and assist the body in natural healing
- Graston Technique instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
- Active Release Therapies (ART), a non-invasive technique to quickly reduce pain
- Cupping, for blood flow to an affected area
- Myofascial Release, to reduce pain in the myofascial tissues which support your muscles
- Muscle Energy Technique(MET) a non-invasive therapy that improves musculoskeletal and joint function to relieve pain
His philosophy of empowering patients with a thorough education, including the mechanism, anatomy, and physiology of their injury, and how to correct it, better enables patients to understand and participate in their own treatment. Michael has over 15 years of experience in sports physical therapy.