Our Team

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 30-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 dbertone@dborthopt.com. For more information, please click here.

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 jerry@dborthopt.com

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.

Helene Mitchell, PTA

Helene Mitchell, PTA Physical Therapist Assistant

Helene joined the practice in 2017 with 15 years of experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant in several different practice settings. She is a 2002 graduate of the highly acclaimed PTA program at Union County College after deciding on a career change. Helene brings a high level of energy and skilled manual therapy to the practice as a team member in the Lincroft office. Helene can be reached via email at helene@dborthopt.com

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 Wright

Chelsea Wright 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 chelsea@dborthopt.com

Mary Catherine Kondratyk Administrative Assistant of Manalapan Office

Mary Catherine joined the practice in 2017 in a role of Administrative Assistant to Dr. Moczerniuk in the Manalapan office. She is responsible for the front office functions including patient scheduling, insurance verification and collections as well as handling any issues involving the patient’s experience at our Manalapan office. Mary Catherine is a 2013 graduate of Monmouth University with a degree in Health Studies. She can be reached via email at marycatherine@dborthopt.com.

Christine Figueroa Front desk Receptionist of Lincroft Office

Christine joined the practice in the summer of 2017 during expansion of patient hours in the Lincroft office. She has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry where she developed strong capabilities in the areas of customer service, interpersonal skills and administrative support. Christine can be reached at christine@dborthopt.com