Meet the Staff

  • Physical Therapy Team

    Dr. Michelle Wolpov PT, DPT, MBA, ATC, CSCS

    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.

    Eric Boden, PT, MPT

    Physical Therapist

    Eric received his BS degree in Comprehensive Science from Villanova University in 1996 and then graduated cum laude from the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hahnemann University where he earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2000.

    Eric has 18 years of clinical experience and has had a passion for the study of human physiology, musculoskeletal anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics and ultimately the study of orthopedic physical therapy, throughout his didactic and clinical career. He has performed extensive post graduate work studying the treatment techniques of expert clinicians in the field of orthopedic physical therapy.

    Eric has worked in various outpatient environments. He has treated patients with a myriad of general orthopedic, sport specific, cardiopulmonary and neurologic diagnoses. Eric takes great satisfaction in mitigating pain and ultimately having the patients achieve their highest functional levels. This way the patients can return to their pre-injury self, health and be able to enjoy all their usual hobbies. Eric sees each patient as a unique individual. He prides himself in the process of developing a custom full body treatment program that addresses the particular needs of each individual patient.

    Dr. Alexandra “Allie” Couzo, PT, DPT

    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Dr. Alexandra Couzo graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rutgers University in 2015. Prior to her education at Rutgers University, she graduated from Felician College with a B.S. in Biology, and Minor in Chemistry in 2013. She was a member of Felician College’s NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Team, in which she was given awards for both athletic and academic achievements. As an athlete most of her life, Dr. Alexandra Couzo has a passion for sports and values the importance of teamwork.

    Since graduating, Dr. Alexandra Couzo has found her home in the outpatient setting as she enjoys the variety of patient diagnoses from orthopedic conditions, neurologic disorders, pre and post-operative care and vestibular/balance dysfunction. Dr. Alexandra Couzo is also a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and is enthusiastic in bridging the gap between rehabilitation and fitness.

    She also has plans to pursue a certificate in Strength and Conditioning in the near future, as well as, become a certified Mulligan Concept Practitioner. Dr. Alexandra Couzo is a strong believer in the power of movement and manual therapy, and is looking forward to expanding her treatment techniques to provide the best possible care to each of her patients.

    Dr. William Gulli, PT, DPT, ATC

    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. Kate Murphy, PT, DPT

    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Dr. Katelyn Murphy graduated May 2018 from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Dr. Murphy’s clinical experience includes a variety of orthopedic conditions, both acute and chronic, as well as, post-surgical. Her passion lies in treating musculoskeletal sports injuries, with patients of all ages and activity levels, from pediatrics to Division I collegiate athletes to weekend warriors. Additionally, Dr. Murphy enjoys helping individuals post-concussion and with different vestibular conditions.

    Dr. Murphy’s passion for physical therapy was first sparked by her experiences as a patient in PT offices. A lifelong athlete, she often found herself rehabbing various injuries she sustained on the field. Over the years, she was inspired by both the dedication of the PTs that treated her, as well as, the relationships she made along the way. Her successful physical therapy sessions afforded her the opportunity to play 4-years of Varsity lacrosse at Freehold Township High School and 3-years at the Division II collegiate-level at Georgian Court University. Dr. Murphy has also coached club lacrosse for 8 years.

    Prior to her graduation from physical therapy school, Dr. Murphy began obtaining certifications in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment. Using her physical therapy knowledge and love for educating/coaching, she has lectured on “return to sport” protocols to other DPT students and provided injury reduction workshops to high school lacrosse players. Dr. Murphy plans to obtain her Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS) in the near future, and in time, become a Board Certified Sports Specialist (SCS).

    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.

    Joe Bruno, B.S. Health Science

    Physical Therapy Aide

    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.

    Victoria Deluca, B.S. Psychology

    Physical Therapy Aide / Front Desk Team

    At Game Shape Physical Therapy, Victoria uses her experience both academically and occupationally to assist working at the front desk and as a Physical Therapy aide. She enjoys seeing people gain the strength and confidence that they deserve, from physical therapy.

    More recently, she has decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in School Psychology and has begun attending graduate school at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ. She hopes to one day work within a school district of children at the high school age level, so that she can help them through their daily obstacles, and be the best that they can be mentally and academically.

    At Game Shape Physical Therapy, Victoria uses her experience both academically and occupationally to assist working at the front desk and as a Physical Therapy aide. She enjoys seeing people gain the strength and confidence that they deserve, from physical therapy.

    Holli Hornlien

    Physical Therapy Aide

    Holli has experience of being a PT Aide for over 3 years and enjoys helping others through movement. She has graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Currently Holli is in her last academic year at Seton Hall University in pursuit of a Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy (DPT). She is also currently a student intern at TD Bank Ballpark.

    Holli is mainly interested in working in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy when she gets her PT license. She has a passion for living a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. Since high-school she has been involved with long distance running and has participated in multiple half-marathons. Holli hopes that she can take her love for fitness and use it professionally to help prevent and treat injuries.

    Robert Springer

    Physical Therapy Aide

    Robert is currently a physical therapy aide at Game Shape Physical Therapy. He is currently pursuing a Biology Degree at Stockton University. After receiving his bachelor degree he plans on continuing his education at graduate school. Once he is done with school, Robert wishes to work in an outpatient orthopedic environment. He is very passionate about fitness and nutrition and wants to help everyone achieve their goals.

    While working with patients Robert takes patients through their exercise programs, and assists the therapists with anything they need. He is very personable, and believes it’s important to build a rapport with each patient to ensure they are in a comfortable environment. Robert learns a lot from his co-workers while taking the classes side by side, and finds being able to apply his education is the best way for him to learn.

    In his spare time, Robert is taking courses to become a certified personal trainer. As well as spending time working on his own fitness and playing hockey.

    Marc Webber, B.S. Psychology

    Physical Therapy Aide

    Marc graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with a B.S. degree in Psychology. After graduating however, he decided to shift his emphasis from mental health to physical health. Since then, Marc has decided to become a physical therapist, and in doing so became a physical therapy aide to facilitate that goal.

    Starting in the summer of 2018, Marc will begin his DPT program at Kean University to finalize his goal of becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and hopes to use his time at Game Shape as an advantage for not only in the classroom, but for his future patients as a practicing therapist when he graduates.

    Genielle Weider, B.S. Behavior and Health Science

    Physical Therapy Aide / Front Desk Team

    Genielle graduated from Boston University in December 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavior and Heath Science with a minor in Human Physiology. During a study abroad program, Genielle completed an internship with a team of pediatric occupational therapists. This sparked an interest in the rehabilitation field. Since then, Genielle has had multiple experiences in the field. Last summer, Genielle worked with an adaptive sports program that specialized in helping people of all ability levels learn to paddle board, windsurf, and kayak. In her final semester at B.U., Genielle volunteered in an out-patient rehab setting at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. There, she worked with Physical and Occupational Therapists to help people regain strength and mobility.

    Genielle’s ability to connect with others personally makes her a great team member at Game Shape Physical Therapy. At the front desk, she enjoys hearing about patients’ lives and carries those connections with her when she works as an PT Aide. She loves celebrating patients’ progress, big and small. Genielle is interested in many facets of rehabilitation, but she eventually hopes to become an Occupational Therapist. As an OT, Genielle wishes to improve quality of life and functioning in people’s everyday lives.