Debra received her undergraduate degree in Business Marketing and Management from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She continued her education, receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from Duquesne University and her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Chatham University, both in Pittsburgh, PA. Debra’s research with colleagues, “Assessing the Validity of Borg’s Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries”, was published in Neurology Report, as well as a poster presentation at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting. She is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and is educated in golf swing biomechanics, fitness, and health. Early on in her career, Debra worked for Sentara Healthcare in Virginia, the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, and HealthSouth in New Jersey before joining Crest. Debra has worked with patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics presenting with various orthopedic and neurological dysfunctions. Additionally, she designed and implemented the Aquatic Therapy program at Crest. Deb is also a Certified Vestibular Therapist.
Catherine Hung received her undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1991, Master degree in Physical therapy in 2001, and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy through the University of St. Augustine in 2010. She was certified as a manual therapist at the University of St. Augustine in 1998. She received her Pilates Rehab Practitioner certification through Polestar Education in 2003. She was also a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist in 2014. She is currently a fellow in Applied Functional Science through Gray Institute. With over 20 years of experiences and being a certified Manual Therapist, her philosophy focuses on treating the source of the dysfunction based on the biomechanics and functional musculoskeletal anatomy. She is dedicated in providing the highest quality of care to her patients through comprehensive examination, biomechanical analysis of the human body, manual therapy and integrated exercise approach. She specializes in orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries with a focus on rehabilitation for back injuries by incorporating manual therapy and Pilates exercises. She is also one of the practicing therapists providing physical therapy for Broadway dancers and actors on-site in the theaters in NYC.
Jennifer graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Science in 2000 and Master’s Degree of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002. She received her Doctorate Degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry in 2007. As a licensed physical therapist in New Jersey, she has been employed at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Edison, NJ and Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ. Jennifer provides outpatient physical therapy services for patients with various diagnoses. For the past 13 years she has developed a special interest in women’s health and also treats patients with pelvic floor dysfunction, cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema.
Rob is a New Jersey and California licensed physical therapy specialist, and the director at the Crest Hazlet location. He graduated with honors in 2000. He has more than 20 years of diverse experiences.
Matt has been practicing physical therapy since 1996. He holds an undergraduate degree from Villanova University. He is a graduate of the UMDNJ/Kean Physical Therapy Program and received his Doctorate of Physical therapy at the University of St. Augustine in 2012. He spent 6 years working at the Kessler Institute and gained experience working with a wide variety of patient diagnoses, including orthopedic, spinal cord, stroke, amputee, and multi-trauma. Additionally, Matt holds the OCS certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and achieved his Vestibular Therapy Certification. This is the destination for a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. He also holds the CSCS certification. This is the certified strength and conditioning specialist from the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association). He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids in his leisure.
Carla joined Crest in 2007 when the Red Bank office opened. Carla is a graduate of UMDNJ-SHRP and Rutgers Camden, where she received her Master’s in Physical Therapy. She specializes in running and performs gait analysis on athletes and recreational runners to improve their running forms. Carla has seven years of experience in outpatient orthopedics. Her areas of expertise include adults, adolescents, and geriatrics therapy. Carla is also a Certified Hand Therapist. She received her Certificate of Advanced Practice in Hand & Upper Quarter Rehabilitation from Drexel University in 2014. In 2019, Carla received her Pilates certification from the Pilates Sports Center training program. She is trained in multiple areas of Pilates, including Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, and Wunda Chair. Her in-depth knowledge has made her a valuable asset to the Crest team!