Rena Lederer, PT Rena is the owner and director of Whole Team. She received her degree in Physical Therapy from Hunter College in New York in 1998. She has over 16 years of experience with a concentration in the pediatric population. Before opening Whole Team, Rena practiced in a wide variety of pediatric settings including home based Early Intervention, school based and the outpatient setting. She served as the clinical coordinator for the physical therapy department of the Lakewood Board of Education.

Rena specializes in treating children with a variety of diagnoses including Torticollis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Integration Disorders, developmental delay, and various other neurological and orthopedic conditions. She utilizes both clinical expertise and extensive course work in yoga, pilates, advanced taping techniques, and hippotherapy, to provide her patients with comprehensive manual care.

Rena is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Pediatrics Section of the APTA, as well as the New Jersey Physical Therapy Association. Rena is active in her community and has served as an education resource and liaison to various organizations and schools. She provides information regarding various educational and recreational opportunities for children with special needs. Rena is dedicated to helping each child achieve his or her goals regardless of the obstacles they may face, and believes that every child can climb the ladder of success.

Gitty Zelczer, MS, OTR/L Gitty graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, with a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. (Thomas Jefferson's Occupational Therapy program is ranked #6 in the country.) Since then, she has taken extensive continuing education courses focusing on Sensory Integration, MNRI Musgatova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration, Rhythmic Movement Training, Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation, Vision, Visual Perception, Motor Planning, Integrated Listening systems (iLs), Quickshifts Music Therapy, Bal-A-Vis X, and DIR Floortime.

Gitty has a passion for the pediatric population and has worked in early intervention, school systems, and outpatient pediatric clinics. She has done specialized coursework and clinical work in hand therapy.

Gitty is a member of the Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Gitty brings her strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and her abundant compassion to Whole Team. Her collaboration and interaction with her peers ensures the most effective outcome for her clients.

Rochel Feinstein, PT, DPT Rochel graduated from Touro College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then continued on to SUNY Downstate Medical Center where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Rochel has practiced in Early Intervention, schools and outpatient settings.

Rochel utilizes science and evidence based practice to guide her treatment and continues to actively research this field to provide the greatest care to her patients. She enjoys working in the pediatric population and was involved in a pediatric research project to develop a screening tool to test infants with disabilities. In addition to children, Rochel treats teenagers and adults with various issues including poor posture, low back pain, and other musculoskeletal injuries. She has performed aquatic therapy as well.

Rochel is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She continues to participate in continuing education and is constantly seeking ways to broaden her knowledge through research and professional collaboration.

Jean Marie Boyle, OTR/LNDT Certified Jean Marie has been practicing in the field of Occupational Therapy for over 25 years, specializing in the area of pediatrics. She has worked in a variety of settings, including private and public schools, early intervention and outpatient pediatric clinics. She has held positions as the Director of Occupational Therapy for over 10 years with two previous employers. She has been providing services in Lakewood for the last 10 years through an early intervention program.

Jean Marie is NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) certified in the treatment of infants and children who present with motor impairment and weakness. She has taken a wide range of continuing education courses related to motor coordination, sensory integration, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, aquatic therapy, feeding, kinesio-taping, yoga, ocular motor skills, and is Interactive Metronome certified.

Daniel Yousefzadeh, PT, DPT Daniel graduated with his Doctorate and honors from Touro College. Daniel has a strong background in stoke rehabilitation from his experience working at Kessler Rehabilitation Center. He also has experience in outpatient, pediatric, and aquatic therapy. Daniel's athletic background includes wrestling where he achieved All conference awards and the position of Captain.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife Chani and their three children, Ruby, Kaylie and Shira.

Brianna Vadala, MS, CCC-SLP Brianna graduated from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2008 after earning a Masters of Science degree in Speech & Language Pathology. She has worked in a variety of settings on both coasts providing skilled services to the pediatric, child, adolescent, and adult populations in both the outpatient and school settings. The vast majority of her experience involves working with pediatric language-based and articulation/phonological disorders. Brianna also provides Early Intervention services in the Monmouth and Ocean county areas. She is passionate about her job and brings high levels of energy and enthusiasm to everything she does.

Michilina Scala, PT, DPT, c/NDT

Deborah Kaplan RNCS ret., LCSW Deborah graduated from Beth Israel Medical Center School of Nursing, and worked as a charge nurse on a medical surgical unit. Therafter she worked at LIJ Hospital's psychiatric unit. Deborah moved to Israel in 1970, where she did community nursing, specializing in lung diseases. In 1978 she returned to the United States and completed her Master?s in Social Work at Adelphi University. Deborah worked at the outpatient mental health department at St. Vincent's Hospital. In 1987, she started her own private practice, along with working as consultant to Victim Services and NY Foundling Hospital foster care

Leah Sternheim, OTRL

Rifky Schonblum, OTR