Eleanor Hagan has a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, graduating from Stockton College in May of 2000. She also has an extensive background in geriatric orthopedics and has worked in a variety of clinical settings encompassing women’s health, sub-acute and nursing homes, outpatient sports and post-surgical orthopedics, homecare and hospice.
An advocate of continuing education, Eleanor recently successfully completed the American Physical Therapy Association’s Board Certified Clinical Specialist Exam in Geriatrics. She also studied at the Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy School and became certified in 3-Dimensional Treatment of Scoliosis (Schroth Method). She is also a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult through the American Physical Therapy Association.
Recently she studied under Dr. Becky Farley, Physical Therapist, to become a Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR) Exercise 4 Brain Change Clinician, enabling her to bring evidence-based exercises to patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. She is also specially trained in TMJ, which allows her to treat patients with temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Her vision is for her company to be an all-inclusive center that addresses the wellness needs of people. It accomplishes this by maintaining a high standard of care that is reflected by evidence based research and applied clinical practice.
Dr. Andrea Olsen
- PT, DPT
Andrea joined Body in Balance as a physical therapist in September 2019. Andrea graduated from Stockton University with a doctorate in physical therapy. She has experience working with a wide variety of patients with orthopedic and neurologic conditions, taking particular interest in treating diagnoses and injuries related to the spine.She is currently certified in LSVT BIG and plans to become a certified pelvic floor specialist in the future.
Dr. Alex Rivera
- PT, DPT
Alex graduated from Stockon University in 2018 with a doctorate in physical therapy. He has had clinical affiliations in acute care and outpatient orthopedics, having worked with a variety of patients with cardiopulmonary, neurologic, and orthopedic conditions. He is currently certified in LSVT BIG and has taken continuing education courses in neuromobilization, vestibular management, and concussion treatments.
- OTR, RYT
Laura graduated with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Richard Stockton College in 2009. Her experience includes time working in home care, assisted living, adult medical daycare, sub-acute, long term care and out-patient. Laura has been teaching Yoga for over 9 years, including gentle yoga, yin, restorative, partner yoga, kundalini and yoga therapy. Her specialty is working with beginners or students with injuries and special conditions. Laura's advanced training includes a certification in mat Pilates, Thai Yoga Bodywork and the Graston Technique, soft tissue mobilization. She is currently working toward a specialization in treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand and is a Licensed Massage Therapist. Laura teaches the Friday Restorative yoga class and is available for massage by appointment.
Debbie is a graduate of Delaware Technical Community College, Wilmington, DE National Board of Occupational Therapy Accredited OTA Program. Her specialized training includes CLT Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), CLT Certification # 201811414. Certification in Physical Agent Modalities. Her focus is finding the intrinsic motivation to bring about a collaboration of health and well being.
Jose joined Body In Balance as a Physical Therapist Assistant in December 2016. Jose graduated from Atlantic Cape Community College in 2002 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science (Physical Therapist Assistant). He has had various experiences in outpatient orthopedics and patients with TBI's (traumatic brain injury). To further his education, Joe has obtained his certification in LSVT BIG exercises for Parkinson's disease. He is a RockTape therapist and a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach. He is also a member of the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association). In addition, Jose serves as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve. His goal is to assist in providing physical therapy services for veterans with PTSD.
Mia is ASHA certified and a NJ licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes with adults in the rehabilitation setting. She typically works with geriatric patients focusing on the areas of swallowing, cognition, and adult language disorders. She is also an LSVT LOUD certified clinician for patients with Parkinson's disease and other voice disorders. She earned her masters degree in communication disorders from Stockton University in 2018. During her career, she has gained experience in working with patients of all ages over a variety of settings including schools, out patient clinics, assisted living, sub-acute rehabilitation and long-term care. She has a particularly strong background working with geriatric patients who suffer from dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and other neurological conditions.
Kathy is the Office Manager/Medical Biller. She has over 20 years of experience in the Rehabilitation field. Her experience includes working as a liaison for over 40 offices and managing between corporate offices and field offices. Some of her expertise includes hiring, firing, and training administrative staff members and consulting.
Sherri manages the front therapy office at Body In Balance. She enjoys being one of the first people to greet you with a smile and welcome you to our facility. Prior to finding her new home at Body In Balance, she managed a Chiropractic Center for 13 years and was also a medical assistant to cardiology for 3 of those years. When Sherri is not at the office she is taking care of her two beautiful children and the family's furry friends. She looks forward to meeting you!
- Pilates Instructor
Holly earned her degree in Dance from the University of the Arts in 1988, and her Pilates certification in 1998. She studied classical Pilates in NYC under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska, a protegee of Joseph Pilates. Holly recently completed a course in Pilates Adaptations for People with Scoliosis, supporting the teachings of the Schroth Scoliosis Method.
- Certified Personal Trainer
Patrick is a graduate of York College of PA with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through AAAI and ISMA. He is also a Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach. Patrick leads clients to successful campaigns by prescribing appropriate exercise programs. He also recommends dietary changes and assists clients with life-changing habits.