CEO / Owner
Dr. Wolpov has practiced in the physical therapy industry for over 29 years, and she specializes in the outpatient orthopedic setting. In May 2002, Dr. Wolpov purchased a local fitness studio, currently known as Game Shape – Physical Therapy & Sports Performance Center in Manalapan, New Jersey. Game Shape is now an exclusive one-on-one personal training facility combined with a fitness membership clientele. In June 2002, she opened a premier physical therapy facility called Professional Sports & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Associates, inside of the Game Shape location. Her PT facility is a Rehabilitation Network Participating Location with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).
In 2005, Dr. Wolpov began consulting as an Expert Witness in the physical therapy and fitness industries. She has handled over 45+ cases for both plaintiff (60%) and defense (40%), writing expert opinions, and testifying at depositions and in court. Her other expert consulting services include: litigation consulting, research and investigation, documentation auditing, independent PT examinations (IMEs), and consulting in standards of care. In 2011, Dr. Wolpov graduated from the EIM – Institute of Health Professions with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy with emphasis in Executive Private Practice Management.
Dr. Wolpov’s extensive experience includes providing the most advanced, evidence-based treatment services to patients of all ages; and, opening and directing start-up physical therapy facilities throughout New Jersey. Dr. Wolpov has consistently risen through increasing levels of responsibility within the rehabilitation services industry. She possesses almost thirty years of hands-on clinical experience, as well as, a wide array of business skills in the areas of: strategic planning, financial management, operations, marketing, quality control, documentation auditing, policies & procedures, human resource management and business development. She was also recently nominated for the prestigious Athena Award for her commitment to the community and the advancement of women in business. In addition, Dr. Wolpov completed both her MBA and DPT curriculum with a 4.0 GPA, and she is preparing to sit for Orthopedic Board Certification (OCS), through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), in March 2017. She has taken over 75 continuing education courses in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine.
Game Shape Clinical PT Director / Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. William J Gulli graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University in 2015 as well as with a B.S. in Athletic Training in 2012. During the course of his education/ working history he has worked with various populations including professional athletes, division 1 athletes, weekend warriors, patients with amputations, patients with neurological disorders and those who want to regain their independence.
Dr. Gulli’s first experience with the field of Physical Therapy was as a young Athlete. During this time he was able to see how movement could help people get better. He experienced this again when he was a freshmen in high school where he was able to witness how he could spend a lot of time helping people (what he wanted to do) without the need for medication. His decision to go to PT school was solidified when he spent time working as an athletic trainer in the WNBA. There was a Physical Therapist that work with the team and his knowledge of rehabilitation and the human body far surpassed what he thought was possible, and decided that he wanted to be just like that.
Dr. Gulli has a passion for all aspects of physical therapy, but decided to pursue orthopedics due to its complexity and relationship to every system in the body. Physical Therapists are human movement experts. Musculoskeletal injuries cause abnormal movement patterns. Dr. Gulli believes that a Physical Therapist should be the first stop for anyone with musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Gulli’s plans on becoming a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), and get his fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.
Dr. Victoria Rainaud PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Rainaud earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. She has a strong background in orthopedics, stays current on treatments for neurological disorders, and is experienced in skilled nursing and long-term care.
A passionate runner, Dr. Rainaud has studied the biomechanics of gait and been actively involved in assessing the effect of heel-stimulating orthotics in children with Autism-Spectrum disorder. A former competitive swimmer and gymnast, Dr. Rainaud loves working with athletes of all levels.
She combines her love for athletics and biomechanics into the further development of effective diagnostic and treatment strategies for a larger breadth of athletic disciplines. Dr. Rainaud is dedicated to each patient offering them a personalized experience.
Jennifer Charalambous BA, PTA
Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant
Jennifer was born and raised in Queens, New York. Her interest in Physical Therapy was sparked after receiving rehabilitation for an injured ankle. She went on to focus her studies geared towards a Physical Therapy career. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College in 2012. She then went on to attend the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Nassau Community College and graduated in 2015. Jennifer got married in the beginning of 2016 and moved to New Jersey.
Jennifer is experienced with a wide variety of patients, ranging from orthopedics to general deconditioning. She is currently working on becoming a Certified Kinesio-Taping Practitioner (CKTP) and plans on continuing to broaden her horizons in other manual therapy areas. Jennifer prides herself in quality care, with a friendly attitude and a smiling face.
Steve Avino, BA Exercise Science
Physical Therapy Aide
Steve graduated from Gettysburg College in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences. He contributes to the Game Shape Team as a Physical Therapy Aide, as well as being part of the Front Desk staff. His ultimate goal is to become a doctor of physical therapy.
Throughout his life, Steve has always been very involved in sports and other athletic activities. He competed in track and field as a hurdler and high jumper throughout high school and at the college level. He was first exposed to physical therapy in high school as a result of injuries in both soccer and track and field. Through physical therapy, he was able to overcome these injuries, and went on to become a High School All American and National Champion in the hurdles in 2012. His own success in PT is what led him toward a career in physical therapy.
As a Physical Therapy Aide, Steve works to motivate patients to better themselves through hard work and dedication. He stresses proper form, and always asks for patient feedback on exercises to make sure they are appropriate and challenging enough. He works to make sure patients have an overall positive experience during their time in therapy, and is always willing to lend a hand.
Concierge / Gym Manager
Wendy started at Game Shape just before Thanksgiving eight years ago and was hired as the “friendly face to meet and greet”. She has become the “Face of Game Shape.” Wendy will often be the first and/or last person to see patients and clients on their journey through the physical therapy and wellness process. Whether it’s to schedule an appointment, take a payment, provide fresh towels or handle whatever the day throws at her, Wendy is always on top of it! That is how she earned the title of “Game Shape Concierge”. And, she doesn’t hesitate to lend a hand to the staff, the owner or any of the patients, members or clients that walk through the door.
Wendy has experienced her own personal loss of her late husband, Ben, and has dealt with bilateral hip and knee replacements. And she is still dancing! She is proud to say that she had all of her physical therapy at Game Shape. Even her son has been a patient here, and both of her children are fitness members of Game Shape. Wendy has a passion, commitment and a will to succeed in most everything she does; as well as, providing encouragement to the clients and patients, and being like a den mother to the staff.
Her motto: “We must have perseverance, and above all, confidence in ourselves, to believe we are somehow led to help those to get to that which must be attained….”
Dillon Tringali, NASM-CPT
Front Desk Team / Certified Personal Trainer
Physical Therapy Aide
Dillon attended Rowan University as an undergraduate with a focus in Health & Exercise Science. In 2015, Dillon went forward and received his National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer Certification. In early 2016, Dillon enrolled in the Physical Therapy program at Mercer County Community College and looks to start his clinical work soon. In addition to personal training, Dillon contributes most of his time to the Game Shape team as a Physical Therapy Aide and also has administrative duties at the front desk and company back office.
Since elementary school Dillon has been an avid athlete involved in soccer, baseball and lacrosse. It was when he reached college that Dillon decided to take upon weight training and really gained an interest in exercising. Whether it is a 4 a.m. workout or a 11 p.m. workout after a long day, Dillon always finds a way to push himself mentally and physically, and he always looks to provide that same push to his clients.
Dillon’s training strategy is very simple and he uses the same strategy while aiding in the Physical Therapy department. He instructs proper form, promotes motivation and urges consistency. His goal is always to get the job done and looks to help his clients succeed through various forms of exercising whether it be through simple supersets or through a tough circuit workout. One thing that Dillon always tells himself and his clients is that it’s important to be yourself but at the same time always constantly look to better yourself, every single day is a new opportunity to reach your goal.
Michael graduated from Towson University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. Michael is a certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) who has his licensure to practice Athletic Training services (LAT) in New Jersey. At Towson University’s Division I program, Michael worked directly with the Football, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Gymnastics, Golf, and Softball Teams. Michael also worked directly with the athletes at Boys’ Latin School for Boys in Baltimore, Maryland.
Michael has decided to continue his education by applying to Doctor of Physical Therapy programs nationwide. He aspires to become a DPT, as well as a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and a CNC (Certified Nutritional Consultant).
Michael is part of the Front Desk Team at Game Shape, but also works as a Physical Therapy Aide. He uses his academic background, past experiences and passion for healthcare to assists the therapists and the staff in providing top-tier Physical Therapy services to our patients.
Brandon graduated from West Chester University of PA in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. To begin his career, Brandon started working as a strength and conditioning coach, working with athletes of all different ages including professional athletes. Brandon is currently pursuing his Master’s in Exercise Science with a concentration in performance and injury prevention from California University of PA. He will be completing this program in December 2017. While attending school, Brandon also spends a lot of his time at Game Shape Physical Therapy, in multiple roles, as a Practice Liaison, Physical Therapy Aide, Personal Trainer, and Front Desk Associate. After he receives his Master’s, Brandon will be looking to pursue the next step of going to Physical Therapy school.
Since elementary school Brandon has been an avid athlete involved in hockey, basketball, and baseball. In high school, Brandon started training regularly to prepare for his hockey seasons, which is how he found his passion for exercise and fitness. Brandon has always been known as the “work horse” in anything he does. Whether in athletics, school, or in the workplace, Brandon can always be counted on to lead by example with his hard-work, and dedication.
Today, Brandon is the Marketing Director and Community Liaison for Game Shape Physical Therapy. He enjoys helping physicians, medical facilities and the Game Shape team, network together for the growth of the business and the well-being of the patients.
Sean Hunt, CPT
Certified Personal Trainer
Sean was born and raised in Freehold New Jersey. Immediately after High School Sean enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marines he became a Marine Corps Martial Arts instructor, during this time he discovered a passion for fitness. In 2015 Sean attended Focus Personal Training Institute where he graduated top in his class as a Master Personal Trainer. Sean later attended American Academy of Personal Training and Manhattan Institute where he earned two addition Personal Trainer Certifications, as well as, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Nutrition Specialist certifications. Later this year he hopes to earn a Medical Exercise Certification from the American Academy of Health, Fitness & Rehabilitation Professionals.
Sean’s approach to personal training primarily focuses on improving quality of life for his clients. His success as a trainer comes from his ability to communicate with his clients, establishing value for his clients, as well as, pushing them to become the best version of themselves as possible. As a trainer, Sean practices what he preaches. His training philosophy is simple; if an exercise programs is easy, it’s probably not worth doing. Sean’s determination to accomplish any task really separates him for the crowd. His endless pursuit of excellence makes him valuable trainer at Game Shape.
Daniel Juanengo, NASM – CPT
Certified Personal Trainer
Physical Therapy Aide
Dan is currently a Physical Therapy Aide at Game Shape Physical Therapy. He graduated from Rutgers University in 2014 with a degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies, with a concentration in Sport Management.
He is also a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). After benefitting from committing to a workout routine and taking care of his body through proper nutrition, Dan decided to become a personal trainer so he could help others reach their fitness goals and simply improve their self-confidence.
Dan makes sure that patients have a positive overall experience when they come in for physical therapy by remaining attentive to them. He makes sure that he’s consistently checking in on their progress and making sure they are doing their exercises properly.
When it comes to training his clients, Dan makes sure that proper form is demonstrated before he progresses them to more challenging exercise regimens, whether that’s by using heavier weights or performing more advanced movements. He continues to expand his knowledge in health and fitness and is currently pursuing a certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. In his spare time, Dan enjoys being active, traveling and attending live sporting events.
Joanna Maidment, NSCA-CPT
Certified Personal Trainer
Joanna has been with Game Shape since it’s inception in 2002, working first as a physical therapy aide alongside owner and director Dr. Michelle Wolpov. After her internship in physical therapy, Joanna transitioned to full-time personal trainer.
Joanna works with many different population groups and ages, but her main focus of training and skill is with older adults, seniors, people with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis, breast cancer survivors, and the wheelchair confined. She is also experienced working with pre- and post-natal women ensuring a safe exercise program during and after pregnancy. Because of her experience as an aide to Dr. Wolpov in physical therapy and continuing education programs in the health and fitness fields, she frequently works with post-rehab patients, communicating closely with the physical therapist prior to designing an exercise program for them.
Joanna’s exercise programs are a blend of strength, flexibility, balance and power, always beginning with encouraging a strong core as a base. Her goal is to help her clients improve and maintain function in order to have a better quality of life and remain independent for as long as possible.
Joanna has studied dance with various regional dance companies, including the American Reparatory Ballet Company (formerly known as The Princeton Ballet). Her athletic background includes competing in regional events as a racewalker and runner, winning numerous awards as one of the top 3 athletes in her category. Joanna has earned the distinguished NSCA-CPT credential for personal training through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, one of the leading organizations in the health and fitness industry for personal training and strength and conditioning.
Hanna Parisi, ISSA-CPT
Certified Personal Trainer
Hanna earned a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition from Hunter College and has been working as an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer since 2003. With a background in nutrition and passion for personal fitness, she believes that everyone has the chance to get healthy and be their best selves. With 13 years’ experience, Hanna has trained many different levels of fitness from the ‘first timer’ to the ‘fitness buff’ and plenty in between.
Conditioning, motivation, and consistency is important and Hanna wants to help her clients build strength and a healthier lifestyle. Hanna’s thought is, no matter your age or personal objectives, you can make things happen, you’re not alone in your fitness goals. She is knowledgeable, supportive, and will motivate anyone at any time. Hanna enjoys working out, researching and learning new workout techniques, and has a few half marathon medals hanging on the rack.
Scott Sheridan, BS
Physical Therapy Aide
Scott has been an Exercise Physiologist for 5 years upon graduating from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. He started his journey in the fitness industry as a Certified Personal Trainer through American Council on Exercise (ACE) before attaining his degree. With the passion for rehabilitation at a young age, Scott has been gaining experience in outpatient and inpatient therapy clinics for over 12 years now, with more recently doing an extensive internship with the physical therapy department at an assisted living facility near Rutgers University. He has a great deal of experience in the field, but is always eager to learn a lot more as he strives to become a therapist in his near future.
Here at Game Shape Physical Therapy, Scott works in both the fitness department as a Personal Trainer, along with the physical therapy department as a PT Aide. His primary goals in his everyday responsibilities are to safely bridge the gap between physical therapy and fitness by implementing structured exercise prescriptions. Scott wants to create a healthy and comfortable environment for discharged physical therapy patients who desire, and are strongly encouraged to, support their rehabilitation progress with any and all additional fitness goals.