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Dr. Brendan Kirk, PT, DPT, OCS obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), a designation which only 7% of physical therapists in the US hold. He is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and has experience with coaching, group fitness, and personal training. He has spent his career in outpatient orthopaedics, treating the full spectrum of age groups and diagnoses. He enjoys treating post-surgical patients, sports injuries, balance/vestibular issues, neck and back pain, trauma injuries, and everything in between.
Brendan utilizes a hands-on and full-body treatment approach with his patients. You are not “just another number,” as you will be listened to, cared for, and treated with an individualized plan of care. Each patient has unique goals – and it is the responsibility of the therapist/patient team to work towards them together. He has extensive experience with myofascial release, trigger points, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and many other manual therapy techniques to maximize your outcome. As a lifelong athlete and exerciser himself, he develops a personalized therapeutic exercise routine for his patients from his own seemingly endless database to create a comprehensive and evidence-based plan of care.
When not in the clinic, you can usually find him and his wife running together around Bergen County on a Saturday morning, skiing in the winter, reading a book on the beach in the summer, or spending time with family.
Dr. Gina Giancola, DC is a graduate of Life University in Marietta, Georgia. She brings 24 years of experience to SportsMed. Prior to joining the SportsMed team, “Dr. G” had a private practice for 22 years in Essex County, NJ. During that time, she worked closely with surgeons, primary care physicians and physical therapists in her area. She served as the chiropractic consultant for Montclair State University athletics and for the New Jersey Devils Youth Hockey Organization. In 2019, Dr. Giancola obtained her certification as a surgical neurophysiologist where she monitored brain and nerve function during complicated spinal surgeries.
Becoming a chiropractor was especially meaningful for Dr. Giancola after having a left ACL repair when she was 15 years old due to a sports injury. Chiropractic care helped to balance out her spine, alleviate muscle tension in her back from her gait being off balance, and allowed her to speed up her recovery and get back to optimal health and function.
Dr. Giancola’s goal is to provide long-term pain relief and optimal health for all of her patients by identifying the underlying cause of their pain by using patient education, spinal adjustments, soft tissue work, and corrective exercise.
Julie Woo, L.Ac. graduated from New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology.
Through her years of comprehensive study and practice, she has accumulated extensive experience working with patients to treat rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, gynecological issues, depression, psychological disorders, and weight loss.
Julie Woo L.Ac. believes that by listening carefully to her patient’s concerns and charting a course of treatment based on their history, physical exam, and findings from diagnostic tests when indicated is the best way to achieve optimal results.
Currently, Juyun focuses her skills on alleviating pain deriving from muscular-skeletal pathologies, fibromyalgia, and traumatic injuries. In collaboration with other health professionals in physical therapy and chiropractic, she is dedicated to maximizing the healing process for each patient.
Everyone’s body is different; everyone’s path to healing is different. It is Julie’s goal to guide you through your journey.
Marta Profis, MS, OTR/L, CHT earned an Occupational Therapy degree from SUNY Downstate Medical center in 2011 with an emphasis in hand therapy; she is also a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). She has been a practicing OT specializing in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation for 10 years.
Marta has comprehensive clinical experience in hand therapy, pediatrics, acute and subacute hospital, and skilled nursing facilities. She specializes in treating all upper extremity diagnosis, conservative management and post-op care, and is proficient in splint fabrication. She uses the latest treatment approaches including taping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), manual therapy, modalities, and education. Marta stays up to date with current literature and attends continuing education courses throughout the year.
In order to provide the highest quality in patient care, Marta maintains close contact and open communication with doctors and surgeons, working together to create a custom tailored plan of care for each patient.
Marta’s goal is to provide the best quality of care for every patient she encounters, and to be able to create a custom plan of care for each individual person based on their own needs.
Joint Replacement Therapy
Hand & Occupational Therapy
Return to Sport
Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill
65 and Older Program
Women’s Health / Pregnancy