Dr. Wolpov has practiced in the physical therapy industry for over 32 years, and she specializes in the outpatient orthopedic setting. In May 2002, Dr. Wolpov purchased a fitness studio in Manalapan, New Jersey. Game Shape Fitness Center is an exclusive one-on-one personal training facility combined with a fitness membership clientele. That same year, she Founded a premier physical therapy facility called Professional Sports & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Associates, LLC, inside of the Game Shape location. In 2017, both facilities were merged and became “Game Shape Physical Therapy & Fitness Center”. Game Shape is a Rehabilitation Network Participating Location with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Physical Therapy.
In 2005, Dr. Wolpov began consulting as an Expert Witness in the physical therapy and fitness industries. She has handled over 105+ 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. Dr. Wolpov also provides support for PT Business Owners in all areas of business management and operations. In 2001, Dr. Wolpov graduated top of her class, with a 4.0 GPA and a MBA from Monmouth University. 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 Clinical Experience includes providing the most advanced, evidence-based treatment services to patients of all ages. Dr. Wolpov has consistently risen through increasing levels of responsibility within the rehabilitation services industry. She has opening and directing start-up physical therapy facilities throughout New Jersey. Dr. Wolpov also has strong business experience 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 2017, Dr. Wolpov set out to promote new legislature to the general population, by authoring the book, “Direct Access to Physical Therapy: The Secret Revealed”, as she hopes to help people understand the benefits of seeing a physical therapist first for musculoskeletal problems. The book is available on Amazon and Kindle. Having achieved all of these milestones, Dr. Wolpov is preparing to sit for Orthopedic Board Certification (OCS), through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), in 2020-2022. She has taken over 85 continuing education courses in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine.
Senior Doctor of Physical Therapy / Clinical Manager
Dr. Michael T. Skelly graduated with B.S. in Biology (2013) and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT 2017) from Gannon University in Erie, PA. Throughout his schooling and post-graduation, Dr. Skelly has worked mainly in outpatient orthopedics specializing in musculoskeletal impairment and dysfunction, and in pre/post-surgical patients to return patients to their highest level of independence and function.
Dr. Skelly decided to go into the field of Physical Therapy following in the footsteps of his mother and mentor Dr. Donna Skelly. Throughout high school and college Dr. Skelly spent time in PT clinics both as a patient and shadowing various clinicians in the profession where he developed a passion for helping people of all demographics achieve their goals of regaining function and independence.
Dr. Skelly believes in the power of knowledge and is continually seeking continuing education to enhance his skills as a clinician. He has taken several continuing education courses since graduating and plans to next obtain his NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certification, before pursuing his ABPTS Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) Board Certification.
Since graduating Dr. Skelly has spent his time working as a staff Physical Therapist. He is excited to take on the role of Clinical Manager here at Game Shape Physical Therapy where he plans to help the business grow and thrive to ensure the local community has access to the best care in the area. In his spare time, Dr. Skelly enjoys the outdoors through golfing, hiking, running, skiing, and exploring new cities.
Dr. Shannon Moloughney, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Shannon Moloughney graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in May 2019 from Northeastern University in addition to her B.S. in Rehabilitation Sciences. During her time at Northeastern, Dr. Moloughney was able to gain experience at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan as well as outpatient clinics in the Boston Area. She gained clinical experience at multiple outpatient clinics in New Jersey where she was able to treat a wide variety of diagnoses related to sports and musculoskeletal injuries, vestibular disorders, post-operative care, neurological disorders, and more.
Dr. Moloughney has a deep passion for physical therapy, which has only grown over the years as she sees the extensively positive impact that PT can have on patients’ lives. She had her first encounter with physical therapy in high school after sustaining a sports injury and has been in love with the profession ever since. The one-on-one attention and focus on patient livelihood are just a couple of the characteristics that drew her in to this great field.
While she has many interests within the field of physical therapy, Dr. Moloughney enjoys working with geriatric populations, where she can apply her passion for the livelihood of older adults and improve safety and daily life satisfaction. Dr. Moloughney also enjoys treating vestibular disorders, in which she works hard to mitigate symptoms while considering the typically long medical road patients go through for this type of condition. She is looking forward to expanding her abilities by taking continuing education courses in order to provide the best possible care for her patients.
Dr. John Murray, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. John Murray graduated as the president of the class of 2019 from Widener University, receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Dr. Murray’s clinical experience includes treating a variety of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular conditions, along with assisting specialties of lymphedema, pelvic floor, and vestibular rehabilitation. His interest lies in treating musculoskeletal injuries, for individuals all ages, and utilizing manual skills to increase functionality of each person.
Dr. Murray’s passion for physical therapy started during his experiences as a patient. Once an entertainer, he had to cease performance due to back injuries. During his treatments, he was enlightened about the field of physical therapy and how it benefits individuals throughout their lifespan. After successful treatment, he returned performing for a number of years till completion of his schooling.
During his career, Dr. Murray plans to advance his knowledge with Maitland, and the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification to continue successful treatment of all individuals.
Joe Bruno, B.S. Health Science
Physical Therapy Aide / Front Desk Team
Joe recently graduated from Stockton University in 2017 with a B.S. in Health Science. Joe also earned multiple service learning credits through Stockton University working directly with the Atlantic City Police Athletic Program. He also worked with the “GET FIT” program which aids developmentally disabled students, helping them work out and teaching them proper techniques for training.
Joe plans to continue with his education by applying to multiple Doctor of Physical Therapy programs throughout the country.
Joe is a Physical Therapist Aide at Game Shape, and has always had a passion for sports/athletic training. Playing hockey at a young age helped spark an interest in the world of sports medicine and rehabilitation. His prior knowledge, along with his kind and outgoing personality, helps the patients get the optimal care that they need.Joe is a Physical Therapist Aide at Game Shape, and has always had a passion for sports/athletic training. Playing hockey at a young age helped spark an interest in the world of sports medicine and rehabilitation. His prior knowledge, along with his kind and outgoing personality, helps the patients get the optimal care that they need.
Olivia Carbone, B.S. Health Science
Physical Therapy Aide / Front Desk Team
Olivia recently graduated from Wilmington University in 2019 with a B.S. in Health Science. Wilmington University is also where Olivia finished out her softball career. She participated in an internship through Wilmington University as a physical therapist tech for their athletic department. During that experience she was able to work with the other athletes to help get them back into the game and stay healthy throughout their season. Shortly after her softball career ended she became an assistant coach for the softball team at Brookdale Community College.
Stephanie Lu, B.S. Exercise Science
Physical Therapy Aide
Stephanie has been a Physical Therapy Aide at Game Shape Physical Therapy for over one year now. She has graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and is currently pursuing her career in Nursing at Chamberlain University. She has a passion for pediatrics in medicine. She enjoys getting to know patients and seeing their growth through physical therapy.
Stephanie enjoys working with different types of patients and being able to connect with different people throughout the day. She will go above and beyond to make sure that patients are always happy and comfortable during their time at Game Shape Physical Therapy. She loves bonding with her coworkers and learning from the Physical Therapists. Being able to work with so many patients has solidified her decision to pursue the medical field.
Brianna is currently an undergraduate student at Rutgers University. She graduated with an AS degree from Brookdale Community College. Brianna is pursuing a B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in Sports Management. Upon graduation she plans on applying into a Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Growing up Brianna was an athlete and played throughout high school, which led to many injuries. Her interest in the physical therapy industry started during numerous therapy sessions. She has had three (3) years of experience in the physical therapy field so far, having worked in many offices prior to Game Shape. Brianna is also planning on incorporating the aspect of fitness and health, by studying to become a Certified Personal Trainer.
Ilaria “Illy” Palumbo, B.S. Exercise Science
Physical Therapy Aide / Front Desk Team
Illy is a Physical Therapy Aide at Game Shape Physical Therapy. She has graduated from Georgian Court University with a B.S. in Exercise Science, Wellness & Sport and is currently continuing her studies to become a future Doctor of Physical Therapy. Illy enjoys helping patients get through their PT sessions to better themselves and to get them back into a happy, healthy life style. Her favorite thing to do is pick at the therapist’s knowledge to further her knowledge and understanding of each exercise done by a patient. She enjoys to connect with the patients during their time here and make sure that they are receiving the best of care. Illy only wants to make sure the patients are happy and comfortable during their experience of physical therapy at Game Shape. She also likes the ability to have a great time with her co-workers and the patients during her shift to make physical therapy fun for all.
Wendy started at Game Shape around Thanksgiving 11 years ago and gave us something to be really thankful for. She was hired as a “friendly face to meet and greet” and has worked her way up to General Manager and 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, make a patient feel at ease, 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”. She doesn’t hesitate to lend a hand to the staff, the owner, patients, members, or clients that walk through the door.
Wendy has experienced her own personal loss of her 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 here at Game Shape. Her son and daughter have both been patients here, and both of her children are fitness members of Game Shape. Wendy has a passion, commitment and a will to succeed in everything she does; as well as, providing encouragement to the clients and patients, and acting like a “den mother” to the staff. She believes that everyone can be helped. 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”.
Wendy always says: “So wake up, dress up, and show up, …because today is a gift!”
Diane Morales, Navy Ombudsman
Although Diane Morales is fairly new to Game Shape, she has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. She is a dedicated and experienced professional who uses her interpersonal skills and supervisory capability to get the job done!
Diane has successfully completed Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Training for Healthcare Providers, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Training for Medical Offices, and United Healthcare/Oxford Health Insurance Familiarization. Additionally, Diane is bilingual in Spanish.
Diane contributes most of her time to the Game Shape team as the Billing Specialist and also has administrative duties at the front desk and company back office.
In addition, as a military spouse, Diane loves to give back to the Military community. She is officially appointed as the Navy Ombudsman for the Navy Security Force at Earle Weapons Station. She serves as an information link between the military command and the families. Diane welcomes new families to the command, distributes a quarterly newsletter, and most importantly, she maintains contact with the spouses of sailors currently deployed overseas. She does the most she can to ease the tremendous stress these spouses go through. She’s familiar with that circumstance and what a spouse experiences, since she has gone through two overseas deployments herself.
In her free time, Diane enjoys Zumba, going to the gym, comedy clubs, the movie theater, and spending time with her family.
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.
Liz Giancoaspro, B.S. Public Health & Psychology
Front Desk Team
Liz graduated from Rutgers University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Seton Hall University.
Liz is passionate about therapy and continuing her education. She is always eager to learn more about the field while she is working at the front desk. With a lot of experience working in customer service, she makes sure every patient has a positive experience and leaves with a smile.
In her free time, Liz enjoys going to the gym, cooking, watching TV and catching up with friends.
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.