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.
Clinical PT Director / Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Caitlin Mancuso graduated from Rutgers University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014. She has a passion for the study of orthopedic physical therapy, and bridging the gap from rehabilitation to wellness. Dr. Mancuso has a fitness background as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She also has a foundation in lifelong athletics, such as basketball, soccer, and even rugby!
During her career, Dr. Mancuso has been afforded the opportunity to treat in multiple settings and across wide populations. This includes: orthopedics, sports injuries, neurological rehabilitation, geriatrics, pediatrics, vestibular, balance and fall prevention. Dr. Mancuso came to Game Shape Physical Therapy in a newly created position of Director of Physical Therapy, in mid-2016. Her role is to ensure that all Game Shape Physical Therapists provide excellent evidenced-based clinical care and she also provides support for daily operations of the company.
Dr. Mancuso is currently in the completion phase of an advanced Manual Therapy Certification through the University of St. Augustine, and also intends to become board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in the coming year.
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.
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.
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….”
PT Back Office / Billing Manager
Eugene came to Game Shape 4 years ago with a friendly smile, pleasant attitude, and an eagerness to learn. He has since gotten married, helped raise his stepdaughter, and has recently become a new father. Eugene started working in the Physical Therapy office and has since earned the title of Billing Manager.
Eugene has become an integral part of Game Shape, handling many other tasks along with billing, insurance, front desk duties, and working hand in hand with our patients to give them a better understanding of how their insurance works. He has strong analytical skills, strong knowledge of technology and is great with the numbers! He works hand in hand with the rest of the team to enhance what we have come to know as the ‘Game Shape Family.’
Dr. Steve Rowack
Marketing / Community Liaison
Dr. Steve Rowack wanted to pursue endeavors in healthcare. graduating from Adelphi University with a bachelor degree in Business Administration, and later a doctorate degree from Columbia Institute of Chiropractic in Manhattan, he achieved his early goal. Yet growing up in Long Island New York, Dr. Rowack had a passion for the New York Yankees, and a love of professional sports. While practicing as a Chiropractic Physician he achieved his childhood dream of working for the NY Yankees as a Chiropractor for the next fifteen years. Upon completing his chiropractic career, still maintaining his friendship and ties to the Yankee ball club, he became a medical marketing director for several local medical practices in New Jerse. Networking within the health and business communities, and as a membership chairperson for the Central New Jersey Business Networking Alliance., Dr. Rowack made many strong contacts. Today Dr. Rowack 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.
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.
Arbi Anonuevo, BS Exercise Science
Certified Personal Trainer
Physical Therapy Aide
Arbi is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science – Kinesiology. His goal is to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy in the near future.
Arbi contributes to the Game Shape team as a physical therapy aide – where he has been exposed to patients with a wide variety of cases – and as a personal trainer working with a variety of clients. He believes that performing both of these roles enhances knowledge in both trades. As a personal trainer he makes sure that his clients perform the exercises that he designs without any risk of injury. And, as an PT aide he makes sure that the patients’ programs are executed safely and with proper form.
Arbi is determined to help people create a goal for themselves, have them surpass it, and create another goal in a never-ending cycle. He practices this mindset by constantly trying to reach new personal records in weight lifting and competing in numerous obstacle course races. Arbi is competitive with himself, enjoys the challenge, and is always looking for the next new hurdle.
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.
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.