ProCare Rehabilitation

60 Walnut Ave Suite 180
Clark, NJ 07066

Phone: (732) 340-1012

Fax: (732) 340-1013

Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 8:30pm

Clark Staff

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Ashley Santoni, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

NJ License # 40QA01568800

Ashley has been a Physical Therapist since August of 2014. She graduated from Rutgers University (formerly UMDNJ) with her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. She is currently pursuing a certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Ashley began her employment at ProCare in 2009 when she worked as a rehab tech during her undergraduate studies, then as front desk personnel while in graduate school. She currently coordinates all potential students/volunteers who are interested in pursuing PT. Away from ProCare Ashley enjoys working out, shopping and hanging out with Jasmine, her puppy.

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Michael Palmadessa, PT, DPT

NJ License # 40QA01845400

Michael earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY in 2018. He completed clinical affiliations at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ; Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ; Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, NY; and Concentra Urgent Care in Secaucus, NJ. While in PT school, Michael presented his research poster at the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Michael has played football and baseball competitively through his high school career. Nowadays, he stays in touch with sports being a baseball and softball umpire since he was 18 years old. Michael is involved with his community being the Umpire-in-Chief for Kenilworth Little League. When he’s not treating patients, Michael enjoys being with his girlfriend, going to the gym, going to the beach, and watching sports.

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Lauren Mandell, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

NJ License # 40QA01451200

Lauren completed a 6 year Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Northeastern University in Boston in 2012. She completed clinical rotations at JML Care Center in Falmouth, MA, Kessler Rehabilitation in Bridgewater NJ, and at our ProCare Rehabilitation location in Flemington, NJ. In addition, she also completed two co-op rotations at Prescription Orthopedic Sports Therapy in Brookline, MA, and at Beantown Physio in Brookline, MA. While in school, Lauren also studied for and received her personal training certification which she used to train clients at her university’s gym. Lauren has been involved in competitive sports for her entire life, including soccer, gymnastics, and track. Lauren continued her athletic career for part of her time at Northeastern on their track and field team. At this time, Lauren continues to train and compete in running road races of all distances; she is currently training for her second full marathon. When not training or treating, Lauren can most likely be found spending time with her husband and two dogs, Kaiya and Bronte.

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Dean Kapetanakis, MSPT, Cert. MDT

NJ License # 40QA00755100

Dean has a master’s degree in Physical Therapy with certifications from the McKenzie Institute for Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of spinal and peripheral injuries as well as from the American Physical Therapy Association for clinical instruction. Dean has trained at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, St. Vincent’s hospital, Lutheran hospital, Staten Island University Hospital, and the NYC public school system. He has over eighteen years of experience with orthopedic, sports, and neurologic injuries including vestibular and balance rehabilitation. Dean also lectures regularly at the College of Staten Island in their advanced topics course for graduate physical therapy students. Dean started ProCare Rehabilitation, LLC in Clark NJ over 10 years ago. Since then ProCare has been involved in multiple community activities and charities including, but not limited to, ALJ & Colonia HS sports programs, Linden, Rahway & Clark Fire Departments, Fish Hospitality, Cranford Family Cares, Toys For Tots, Raphael’s Life House, Cranford Jaycees, Cranford Baseball & Softball League, St. Michael’s Wounded Warrior project and numerous charitable 5K events. Dean resides in Cranford NJ with his family.

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Elysha Bembury, PT, DPT

NJ License # 40QA02059900

Elysha obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences. While at Rutgers, she served as a board member of Synergy, which is a subset of a pro bono community clinic for individuals who are post-stroke. Additionally, she received the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic with “Physical Therapy Beyond Boundaries” to provide pro bono treatment to local communities. Elysha completed clinical rotations at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ (Acute Care PT), Hackensack Meridian Health in Point Pleasant, NJ (Outpatient/Vestibular PT), Concentra Urgent Care in Jersey City, NJ (Outpatient/Industrial PT), and at our very own ProCare Rehabilitation in Clark, NJ. Elysha is currently pursuing her certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to further enhance orthopedic knowledge and skills. She has been involved in Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts over 15 years and is currently a black belt instructor at Menlo Park Elementary School in Edison, NJ for grades K through 5. Outside of ProCare Elysha loves playing the viola and guitar, traveling, teaching karate, and spending time with family and friends!

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