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
Renee Chanin, PT, MPT, CERT. MDT
Renee 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.
Kim Dillon, PT, MPT
Kim Dillon is a Board Licensed physical therapist in the state of New Jersey who received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from UMDNJ and her Bachelor of Science from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. In order to provide the highest quality of care to her patients, she has taken a wide variety of continuing education courses with a focus on the most current treatment techniques. She is certified in the Graston Technique which is an evidence-based form of 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 18 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 that is geared towards 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. They 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 spending the time to get 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 playing sports or hiking in Long Valley with her husband and three children.
Matt Lannin, PT, DPT
Matt, who’s been with PT Plus-Hackettstown for the last five years, received his Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in 2003 with a concentration on Exercise Science. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in 2006. As a former Division I baseball player, Matt has a special interest in treating high school, collegiate, and recreational athletes.
Over the course of his 12 year career, Matt has taken extensive continuing education courses, which include treatment for: low back pain, neck pain, shoulder dysfunction, knee disorders, and balance training. Matt also has significant experience working with worker’s compensation patients, with emphasis on getting our patients back to work pain-free and with knowledge of proper ergonomics and body mechanics to reduce incidence of re-injury. Matt is also certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations in our Hackettstown clinic.
By taking a personal approach to Physical Therapy treatment, Matt takes the time to understand his patients’ needs and to develop an individualized plan of care in order to help our patients achieve all of their goals.
When not treating, Matt enjoys spending his time being active by, running, hiking and golfing. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and their dogs.
Nicole Reale, PT, DPT
Nicole graduated with her Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science in 2013 from The University of Scranton and her Doctorate 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 the 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.
Dean Rummel, PT, MPT
Dean grew up in Holland Township, NJ and attended Delaware Valley Regional High School. Dean joined Physical Therapy Plus in 1999 and has been the director of the Clinton office since 2001. He received his Bachelors of Science with honors from East Stroudsburg University and his Master of Physical Therapy with high honors from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. Dean’s treatment philosophy is to treat the source of the patients pain and address this as the main issue as compared to simply treating the symptoms that are associated with the present injury. Dean believes that there is nothing that corrects injury and maintains proper function better than the human body itself, it just needs to be stressed in the correct manner which Dean has extensive expertise in. Dean is a strong believer in proper form and function and carrying over what is learned at Physical Therapy into normal daily life so as to not only correct the present ailment but prevent future injury. Dean has an extensive post graduate education, including: advanced training in McKenzie spinal evaluations, Mulligan joint mobilization techniques as well as a strong focus on shoulder, knee and ankle rehabilitation. Dean’s areas of expertise are that 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. In his spare time, Dean enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities and playing/coaching sports.
Peter Torcivia, PT, DPT
Peter grew up in Clinton Township, NJ before attending Seton Hall University where he earned his Bachelor of Science as well as his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010. Peter joined Physical Therapy Plus in 2010.
As a staff physical therapist, Peter has a vast knowledge in treatment of orthopedic, athletic and vestibular injuries/conditions in a wide variety of patients from children to elderly adults. Peter has a broad post graduate education, including: McKenzie spinal evaluations, Mulligan joint mobilization techniques, vestibular and sports rehabilitation. Peter believes in a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment of injuries where the main goal is to find the source of the patients pain and not just simply treat symptoms that are associated with injury. Peter believes if you correct the source of pain the symptoms will be alleviated. Peter achieves this through manual therapy, corrective exercise, posture and body mechanics training and emphasis on patient education not only to stop pain but provide skills to prevent re-injury.
In his spare time, Peter enjoys spending time with his family, and watching sporting events.
Lisa Ten Eyck, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Lisa Ten Eyck is a licensed physical therapist assistant who has been with PT Plus in Hackettstown for over 10 years. She has over 30 years of experience primarily in outpatient orthopedics in both corporate facilities and private practices. She graduated with honors with an Associate's degree from Union College in Cranford, NJ for physical therapy. She continued her education completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health from Montclair State University.
Lisa has completed extensive continuing education classes including, but not limited to: McKenzie cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, Mulligan mobilization, myofascial release, and shoulder, knee and ankle joint rehabilitation. All of these courses have provided advanced manual skills. She was an assistant lead in the Back Education program at another facility. This program was designed to educate patients on the anatomy of the lumbar spine, posture, and correct body mechanics. Lisa has also worked in a clinic with gym access to help further assist patients to return to their previous level of function.
Lisa uses a team approach in communication with the P.T. staff to develop and modify patient treatments to obtain the most optimal outcome.
She enjoys exercise, traveling with her husband, reading, and spending time with her two grandsons on her off time.