Team Members

David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS

David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy and Owner of db Orthopedic Physical Therapy
NJ License# 40QA00442600

Dr. David Bertone is a 1988 graduate of New York University's physical therapy program and received his Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2005. In 2010, he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions.

Throughout his extensive 27-year career, Dr. Bertone has worked in many different practice environments but always focused on orthopedic rehabilitation. In 2008, he opened db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, PC to fulfill his desire to provide patients a unique, solo practice offering continuous and optimal evidence-based care. This approach utilizes the most up-to-date research to design a highly effective patient rehabilitation therapy program. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists as well as the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists. He has recently been trained in the clinical skill of Functional Dry Needling by the Kinetacore organization.

Dr. Bertone is a renowned and sought after expert in the practice of orthopedic physical therapy, specializing in the most current rehabilitation strategies. He is currently a member of the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners appointed by Governor Chris Christie to assist in regulating the practice of physical therapy. He was the past president of the New Jersey Society of Independent Physical Therapists where he was an advocate for the independent practice of physical therapy in New Jersey. In 2013, he became an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey teaching  Doctoral Physical Therapy students about Concussion Management and the role of physical therapy in the complex world of concussions. In addition, he lectures nationally on concussion management as well as on rehabilitation following hip arthroscopy surgery. Dr. Bertone is committed to a healthy and active lifestyle through regular exercise, golfing and outings on his Harley Davidson. You can reach Dr. Bertone via email at

Jerry Moczerniuk
Jerry Moczerniuk, PT, DPT
Clinical Director of Manalapan Office.
NJ License#: 40QA01323400

Dr. Moczerniuk is a 2009 graduate of Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at UMDNJ. Since graduation he has practiced predominantly in outpatient orthopedic setting. Some of his post graduate coursework included areas of running injuries, rehabilitation of the foot and ankle, manual approaches to lumbar and cervical pain. He prides himself in developing treatment approaches unique to individual needs of patients, based on evidence based practice. In the future he aspires to attain Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Jerry has played competitive soccer since high school and over the years has developed a passion for running. Dr. Moczerniuk was appointed Clinical Director of the Manalapan office when it opened in 2013. Dr. Moczerniuk can be reached at

David Colella
David Colella, PT, DPT
NJ License#: 40QA01506600

Dr. Colella is a 2013 graduate of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Prior to relocating to the area, David practiced in a prominent orthopedic physical therapy group in Northern New Jersey. Since graduating, Dr. Colella has focused his post graduate training in the area orthopedic rehabilitation with a special interest in spinal conditions and sports related injuries. He received advanced manual therapy training as a member of the Doctor Developmental program at Wayne Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Dr. Colella is available for appointments in our Lincroft office and be scheduled for in-house visits when appropriate.

ecille Augusta, PT, DPT
Cecille Augusta, PT, DPT
Pediatric Specialist
NJ License#: 40QA00858200

db Orthopedic PT welcomes Dr. Cecille Augusta, PT, DPT to our practice. Before joining, she worked in home and school settings treating patients ages birth through 21 with varying injuries, Neuro-muscular disabilities, hypotonia, Torticollis, developmental delay and coordination/balance disorders.

Cecille has studied Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), infant massage, pediatric yoga, functional strengthening, seating, power wheelchair assessment, assistive technology, Kinesiotaping, craniosacral therapy, sensory processing disorders and treatment of Autism.

She holds a Master's in Health Science and Physical Therapy from Long Island University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from UMDNJ. Dr. Augusta can be reached via email at

Nicole Sanchez
Nicole Sanchez
Director of Gravity Fitness at db Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science from the University of New England. She was a Varsity Cross Country and Lacrosse athlete and currently coaches at Marlboro High School. Nicole is an active marathon/triathlon athlete, and uses her education and knowledge of sports to create a results-oriented program for her clients.

Chelsea Saverino
Chelsea Saverino
Administrative Assistant

Chelsea joined db Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2013 as the Administrative Assistant for the practice. She is a trained Medical Assistant with excellent customer service skills and is the first voice and smile patients get to hear and see at db Ortho PT! You can reach Chelsea via email at

Jessica O'Toole
Jessica O'Toole
Administrative Assistant of Manalapan office

Jessica is a graduate of Kean University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and joined our team in 2016 to provide outstanding customer service to the patients of our Manalapan office. She has been working as a medical receptionist and counselor for the past 3 years. She brings a warm and friendly smile to the office and will be a great asset for many years to come. She can be reached at