Our Directors And Specialists
HIGHLY TRAINED STAFF
PERSONALIZED CARE & EDUCATION
Our highly trained staff treats every patient as if he or she is a family member or personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you receive your rehabilitation care. We would be grateful for the opportunity to assist in your recovery.
- Evaluations Within 24-48 hrs
- Flexible Scheduling
- Personalized Care with Treatment Tailored For Each Patient
- Licensed Therapists
- Specialized Treatment Programs
- Friendly and Open Environment
- Convenient Locations with Easy Access and Parking
Meet the PTPlus Washington Team
Renee Chanin, PT, MPT, Cert. MDTRenee graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Scranton with her Bachelor of Science and Master of Physical Therapy in 2005. Throughout her career, Renee has diligently worked towards advancing her clinical knowledge by attending a multitude of post-graduate courses and attaining her McKenzie Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment. Renee joined Physical Therapy Plus Washington in 2010 and became the Clinical Director in 2013. In addition to advanced spinal rehab, Renee is well versed in treating a vast array of orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions for pediatric and adults alike. She has additional training in vestibular rehab, post-concussion, work-conditioning, and sports rehabilitation. Renee is passionate about empowering her patients to be proactive in their own recovery and quest for improved function. She feels individual patient care, education, and attention to one's personal goals are vital in fostering the patient's experience in the clinic and on their own. Renee spends her time away from the office with her husband, three children, and two dogs, enjoying the outdoors hiking, running, skiing, and finding new adventures.
Nicole Reale, PT, DPT, cert. MDTNicole graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2013 from The University of Scranton and her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees (DPT) from The University of Scranton in 2016. She has worked in both the hospital setting and outpatient clinics. Nicole has a passion for outpatient orthopedics and has been furthering her education by taking courses in the McKenzie approach for spine evaluations and treatment and in concussion and vestibular therapy. Nicole is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has presented multiple research topics at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Section Meetings in 2016 and 2017. Nicole takes pride in getting to know each patient, understanding their needs, and helping them achieve their goals. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing field hockey and softball, hiking, and watching sports. Nicole resides locally in the Readington/Flemington area.
Meet the PTPlus Clinton Team
Dean Rummel, PT, MPT, Director of Physical TherapyDean joined Physical Therapy Plus in 1999 and has been the director of the Clinton office since 2001. He received his Bachelor of Science with honors from East Stroudsburg University and his Master of Physical Therapy with high honors from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. Dean has an extensive post-graduate education, including advanced training in McKenzie spinal evaluations, and Mulligan joint mobilization techniques as well as a strong focus on shoulder, knee, and ankle rehabilitation. Dean’s areas of expertise are of all musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and sports injuries for all age ranges. Other areas of interest include vestibular rehabilitation, fall prevention, and chronic fatigue and pain syndromes.
Isabelle Haller, DPTIsabelle Halle graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from Rutgers University in 2016 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2020. Isabelle completed her clinical affiliations in three different outpatient settings and has worked with populations ranging from pediatrics, adolescents, athletes, adults, and geriatric patients. Isabelle originally decided to become a physical therapist to follow her passion for helping people. She enjoys working with diverse outpatient populations while focusing on individualized treatment plans with a patient-focused approach to help achieve each patient's goals. Isabelle's areas of expertise are musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries for all age ranges. She plans to continue her professional education by taking continuing education courses in advanced orthopedic concepts, McKensie spinal evaluations, and vestibular classes. In her free time, Isabelle enjoys hiking, reading, exercising, and spending time with her friends and family.
Meet the PTPlus Hackettstown Team
Kim Dillon, MSPT, GTSKim received her master’s in science physical therapy degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and her Bachelor of Science degree from Stockton University. She continues to expand her knowledge and skills by attending a variety of continuing education courses to provide the highest quality of care to her patients. She is certified in the Graston Technique (GTS). GTS is an evidence-based instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that enables clinicians to effectively treat chronic, acute, or post-surgical soft tissue restrictions, range of motion, and inflammation with specially designed stainless-steel instruments. With over 20 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics, Kim has worked with patients of all ages and backgrounds. Her approach to patient care is to start with a thorough evaluation and then build an individualized plan of care geared toward each patient’s personal goals. Various treatment techniques and manual therapies are integrated to treat the underlying cause of pain and not just the symptoms. These include but are not limited to Graston Technique (IASTM), McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Mulligan concept, Kinesiotaping, Myofascial Release, and postural/ergonomic training. Patient education and home exercise plans are also key components to each successful recovery. Kim takes pride in getting to know each patient and delivering the personal attention needed to help them reach their goals in the quickest way possible. When Kim is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three children playing sports, coaching, skiing, and hiking.
Grace Kim, DPTGrace grew up in nearby Budd Lake, NJ. She had the dream of becoming a physical therapist since she was in 8th grade. She fulfilled her goal and obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Stockton University. She has had the opportunity to work in a wide array of clinical environments. She has rehabilitated patients in the neurological intensive care (ICU), and treated students in the school district setting and the outpatient orthopedic/neurological setting where she was involved with some of the most complex patients which required the use of advanced treatment technology not common in most settings. Grace brings a strong passion to partner with her patients in their recovery through education about their bodies and conditions. From there she likes to take a comprehensive approach to seeing clinical results which translates into patients being able to do their daily tasks and recreational activities! Outside of getting patients better, Grace is very involved in her church. She enjoys many outdoor activities especially walking with friends and playing basketball.
Patricia Buck, PT, GTS, CSCS
Patricia Buck is a board-licensed Physical Therapist in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Nevada. Her career has spanned 50 years working in those 3 states but calling New Jersey her home. She graduated from Ithaca College of New York with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She knew from the age of 12 that she wanted to be a Physical Therapist when she began volunteering at a handicapped children’s center. She has followed her passion for treating people of all ages in their journey of recovery and a better life. She has been a manager of PT clinics throughout her career and has been a mentor to many men and women entering the field of Physical Therapy.
Her specialty areas include sports medicine, total joint replacements, geriatrics, pediatrics, and all orthopedic conditions including hand rehabilitation. She has worked extensively with injured athletes with a concentration on soccer, football, baseball, and dance injuries. With her specialty in strength and conditioning, she can assist injured athletes in returning to their sport. She is also quite sensitive to patients’ pain issues and provides support for pain relief during their time in Physical Therapy.
The most rewarding aspect of being a Physical Therapist is taking part in their rehabilitation program from start to finish. Patricia provides 1-1 treatment throughout a patient’s time spent in Physical Therapy. This gives her the knowledge and ability to get to know the patient’s deficits, establish appropriate goals and a plan for treatment, and then discharge.
Patricia grew up in Connecticut spending most of her free time skiing, reading, and sewing. Currently, she spends a great deal of time with her 5 grandchildren, 3 children, and brothers and sisters. She enjoys traveling throughout the USA.