Therapists

Dr. Thomas J. Michaels PT, DPT

Dr. Thomas J. Michaels, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Dr. Michaels completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree through Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2011. He earned his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2000. Dr. Michaels has over seventeen years of clinical experience in various settings, including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, and home care. In 2014 he became board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy (OCS). Dr. Micahael’s areas of clinical interest include manual physical therapy, sports-injury rehabilitation, movement analysis, arthritis rehabilitation, and functional activity restoration. Dr. Michaels has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 2003. He is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Dr. Michaels is the clinic director of the Barnegat BSR Physical Therapy clinic.
Dr. Amy B. McMahon, PT, DPT

Dr. Amy B. McMahon, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. McMahon completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree through Rocky Mountain University in Provo, UT in 2011. She received her Master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Hartford in 2005. Dr. MacMahon became board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy (OCS) in 2013. Dr. McMahon has over twelve years of clinical experience managing patients with orthopaedic, sports-related and neurological disorders, including patients recovering from stroke and those with balance difficulties. She has advanced training in manual physical therapy, elbow & shoulder rehabilitation, and balance disorders. Dr. McMahon serves as a clinical instructor for doctoral student physical therapists and mentors physical therapy residents specializing in the area of orthopaedics. She has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2003. Dr. McMahon is the clinic director of the Manahawkin BSR Physical Therapy clinic.
Dr. Mark Daitol, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Mark Daitol, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Daitol received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2012 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Stockton University in 2016. He is a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach as well as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, which is considered the gold standard for training athletes. Mark has a clinical interest in working with athletes of all ages and sports, especially baseball, Olympic weightlifting, and the tactical athlete. He is currently enrolled in the Sports Physical Therapy Residency program through Evidence in Motion (EIM). Mark joined BSR Physical Therapy in 2018 and manages patients in the Barnegat BSR Physical Therapy clinic.
Dr. Justin Gardner PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Justin Gardner, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Gardner received his doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) in 2017 from Arcadia University. Following this he performed a post-doctoral orthopedic residency in 2018 and then in 2019 became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. This allowed Justin to develop further knowledge in research and best practices of orthopedic physical therapy. His clinical interests include manual physical therapy, treatment of athletes, and movement analysis. Dr. Gardner joined the practice in 2019 and he manages patients at the Mantahawkin BSR Physical Therapy clinic.
Dr. Tim Bruner, PT, DPT

Dr. Timothy Bruner, PT, DPT

Dr. Bruner earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree through Arcadia University in 2020. During his time at Arcadia, Dr. Bruner completed a clinical rotation at BSR under the supervision of Dr. Michaels. He learned a great deal about in-depth movement analysis, treating orthopedic conditions and rehabilitating patients after surgery. He has a passion for treating musculoskeletal pain syndromes, especially those involving the neck and shoulder. Dr. Bruner favors a treatment rationale that emphasizes treating muscle imbalance to gain long-term improvement in chronic pain states. Dr. Bruner is continuing his education by pursuing an orthopedic residency. He joined the practice as a licensed clinician in 2020 and currently manages patients at the Manahawkin BSR Physical Therapy clinic.
Dr. Sabrina Casares, PT, DPT

Dr. Sabrina Casares, PT, DPT

Dr. Casares graduated from the University of Delaware in 2016 with her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She continued her education at the University of Iowa where she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2019. She has experience helping patients with neurological, orthopedic, and vestibular disorders. She also has a special interest in managing pediatric disorders. Dr. Casares is excited to help patients achieve their goals while in therapy. She joined the practice in 2020 and currently manages patients at the Barnegat BSR Physical Therapy clinic.