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 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 2012, Dr.Bertone was nominated to the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by Governor Chris Christie and currently he is Chairman of the BPTE.  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 and became an equity partner in July 2020. 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.  Dr.Colella can be reached at dcolella@dborthopt.com.

Marisa Priolo, PT, DPT
NJ License#: NJ40QA01881100
Dr. Marisa Priolo is a 2019 graduate from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr.Priolo earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science from The College of New Jersey. While at Rutgers University, Dr. Priolo took part in a research project and publication that investigated the effects of virtual reality video games on enjoyment and exercise intensity in persons post-stroke. Additionally, she was involved as a Teaching Assistant for the DPT program's Gross Anatomy cadaver course. Since graduating, she has been focusing her post-graduate training in the area of orthopedic rehabilitation with special interest in concussion management and chronic neurological conditions. Outside of the clinic, she is committed to an active and healthy lifestyle through regular exercise, soccer, and outdoor activities. Dr. Priolo will be seeing patients in our Lincroft office and can be reached via email at mpriolo@dborthopt.com.

Jessica Deak, PT, DPT
NJ License#: NJ40QA01875900
Dr. Jessica Deak is a 2019 graduated from the Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Dr. Deak also earned her Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education from Monmouth University in 2016. While at Rutgers, Dr. Deak was involved in a research project that examined if bicycling improved motor performance and reduced motor symptoms in individuals with Parkinson's Disease. Outside of treating patients, she enjoys practicing yoga, enjoying the outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling. Dr. Deak will be seeing patients in our Manalapan office and can be reached via email at jdeak@dborthopt.com.

Helene Mitchell, PTA
Helene Mitchell, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
NJ License #: NJ40QB00228100
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

Micki Stott
Micki Stott, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
NJ License #: NJ18KT00988100
Micki is a 2015 geaduate of the Institute for Therapeutic Massage in Tinton Falls, NJ and has been providing skilled and compassionate massage services that integrate a variety of modalities in every session.  Her goal is to tailer each massage session to her client's needs and requests, personalizing the experience to fit your specific goals.  Weatehr youa re seeking to heal an injury, increase flexibility or release tension (or a combination of all three) she will create the perfect massage program for you.  Massage services are performed in our therapeutic room at the Lincroft office only.  Micki can be reached via email at micki@dborthopt.com

Danielle Murphy
Administrative Assistant - Lincroft office
Mary Catherine Kondratyk
Administrative Assistant - 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.

Brianna Urbanski
Front Desk Receptionist - Lincroft office

Sydney Wittkop
Front Desk Receptionist - Manalapan Office

Marissa Simonsen
PT Aide - Lincroft Office