Dr. Joseph P. and Olivia A. Caruso are a married couple who have been friends since Reynolds Middle School, and have always had a passion for wellness and fitness, eating healthfully and working out. This belief has led to their vision of opening a clinic where they could practice what they preach and guide others in establishing and achieving their own personal goals. Their extensive experience and education in Physical Therapy and Nutrition inspired them to establish a new clinic in this growing area.
Physical therapy and nutrition services are not offered in the area separately, nor are they offered together in a single practice. So not only are both needed by patients, but they are needed in the same business to provide the unique support necessary to meet their goals to succeed and heal. The Caruso’s combined experience in Physical Therapy and Nutrition allows them the advantage of providing Physical Therapy and Registered Dietitians in the same clinic.
Dr. Joseph Paul Caruso MSPT, DPT, CMT, CSCS
Joseph holds both a Doctorate of Physical Therapy as well as a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Neumann University; and he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology as well as a minor in Nutrition from West Chester University. Joseph is an active member of the Orthopaedic/Private Practice section of the APTA since 2003. Dr. Caruso is also a Certified Myoskeletal Therapist under Erik Dalton. Joseph is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) along with a Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) since 2000.
Joseph has experience in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in manual based Physical Therapy, including proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, deep tissue massage, joint mobilization, and muscle energy techniques. Dr. Joseph P. Caruso PT has experience with group sports/exercise performance, and patient/client education. Prior to physical therapy school, he worked as the head Exercise Physiologist at Johnson & Johnson and Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness.
He also has an interest in health and fitness along with nutrition and weight management.
Olivia Ann Caruso, M.A., R.D., L.D.N.
Olivia is on a mission to win the war on obesity. Olivia provides nutritional counseling for those who are interested in weight loss, correcting current metabolic disorders such as obesity, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. She counsels patients who are interested in achieving their personal health and fitness goals and improving their lifestyle with healthy eating habits and physical activity. Olivia takes an individualized approach to nutrition and is available to address a variety of issues including weight loss, weight gain, sports nutrition, disease processes, and medical nutrition therapy.
Olivia has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant, gastric bypass nutrition educator, weight management counselor, wrote nutrition education materials and works with pre and post natal, infants and children.
Olivia Ann Caruso is a Registered Dietitian certified by the American Dietetic Association and a Licensed Dietitian/ Nutritionist in Pennsylvania. Olivia holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Minor in Biology. She completed her Didactic Program in Dietetics with St. Joseph’s College while completing her Bachelor’s. She completed the Dietetic internship and earned a Masters in Nutrition Education from Immaculata University with honors. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association. She is also a certified Adult Weight Management Dietitian through the American Dietetic Association. Olivia also is a Certified Pilates Instructor.
Dr. Joseph P. and Olivia A. Caruso live in Hamilton NJ with their daughter Noiella Ann and son Joseph James.
Michele Wroblewski, RDN, Zumba Basic I, Zumba Toning, & Zumba Kids Instructor
Michele’s passion in life is to help people help themselves. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist granted by the Commission of Dietetic Registration, and is currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Michele provides medical nutrition therapy for chronic and acute disease states, weight loss counseling, and sports nutrition for all ages at Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition in Allentown, NJ. She is also a fitness professional of over 9+ years. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science, majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics from Marywood University in 2014, where she received the Norman T. Shaffer Medal for Nutrition upon graduation. Michele graduated from the Coordinated Program at Marywood University, where she completed her Dietetic Internship at various locations throughout the state of Pennsylvania. She believes in an individualized approach to achieving wellness goals and feels it is a combination of body, mind, and spirit that creates overall health.
Michele has worked as a public health nutritionist, with concentrations in maternal, child, and infant nutrition, clinical nutrition, as well as general wellness, fitness, and sports nutrition. Michele’s knowledge expertise lies within autoimmune conditions, as well as gastrointestinal conditions, and she has done several presentations for universities and conferences regarding the “Low FODMAP” diet. She also has experience with eating disorders and developing a diabetes curriculum.
Michele is a power athlete, concentrating on interval and strength training. However, Michele has placed in several 5ks in addition to running her first Marathon in October 2019 (Marine Corps Marathon) for the Semper K9 Foundation.
In addition, Michele Wroblewski is a Tabata Bootcamp, Zumba Basic I, Zumba Toning, and Zumbatomic Instructor, and a ZIN Network Member since 2011, and was an OTF Coach for two years in Robbinsville, NJ. Michele has been a fitness trainer for over 9 years and has been associated with AFAA Group Exercise since 2016, a Youth Fitness Specialist through ACE, with experience in Tabata Bootcamp, HIIT, group fitness, & more. Michele has taught on all platforms: virtual, stages, charity events, colleges, birthday parties, corporate classes, girl scout troops, outdoor events, and small group training. Her specialty involves bringing personality to the party.
Michele feels it is with hard work, dedication, and passion that one can overcome any obstacle in life. She aims to show people that although painstaking to endure, challenges faced in life should be received in gratitude, for they produce the powerful product of a strong, independent, and self confident individual that is prepared to face the world.
Michele currently resides with her new husband Steve & her furchild Phantom in Hamilton, NJ. In her spare time, she loves performing her music for local wineries and town events.
Dr Adrianna L Boucher, PT, DPT
Adrianna’s interest and passion for physical therapy within the health care world established after excelling through trials and tribulations herself. Adrianna’s primary goal in life is to provide those with the motivation and meaning to better themselves daily, Physical therapy gives her both the opportunity to provide patient’s with education, but also achieve confidence and strength. She has also favored and excelled within the fitness and nutrition world. Adrianna was born and raised in Hamilton, NJ, a local resident of Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition. Academically, Adrianna attended Stockton University located in Galloway, NJ, receiving her B.S. in Health University, Adrianna received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. Through the field of physical therapy, Adrianna is also active member of the PPTA eastern district community.
While pursuing her doctorate degree in physical therapy, Adrianna has obtained experience within multiple diverse fields including neurological specialties such as traumatic brain injury and stroke, sports orthopedics and related injuries, and global outpatient orthopedics.
In addition to her eagerness for growth in the field of physical therapy, Adrianna has been involved in sports including soccer, basketball, and lacrosse for 15+ years. She has been involved with coaching and training soccer throughout the years of all ages, stemming from 3-16 years of age. She is a fitness addict, dedicating her off-hours to weight lifting. HIIT training, and trail running.
Dr Richard C Irace, PT, DPT
Ricky’s curiosity with physical therapy and the field of health care as a whole began in his early teenage years and since that moment, it was his single minded goal to pursue the profession himself. Originally hailing from Long Island in Greenlawn, New York, Ricky attended University of Scranton where he earned his B.S. in Biology in 2012. Shortly afterwards, he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Touro College of Health Sciences in 2016, where he took part in an experimental study to analyze the effects of a portable metronome on gait symmetry in patients with lower extremity amputations.
Throughout his schooling and post-graduate career, Ricky has gained experience working in acute care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, neurological specialty clinics, and general outpatient practices. He is certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) diagnostic system.
Outside of the clinic, Ricky is also an American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor with over eleven years experience under his belt. He currently resides in Laurel Springs, NJ always within close proximity to his ever expanding family.
Physical Therapy AIDE Steven Saba
Steve is currently studying to obtain a Bachelor’s in Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey. He plans to pursue a career in physical therapy and earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Having worked with children for six years, Steve has a specific interest in specializing in pediatric physical therapy. He travelled to Spain in the summer of 2019 to study pediatric exercise science by entering local school districts with his professors to take part in research and education.\ He has continued to learn valuable therapeutic techniques under the guidance of the physical therapist’s he works with, and strives help give patients the best care possible.
In his free time Steve enjoys exercising, mountain biking, and skiing in the winter.
Physical Therapy AIDE James Mahon
James is currently pursuing a degree in Health and Exercise Science at Rutgers University. James further plans on obtaining a Doctorate in Physical Therapy after graduating from Rutgers. He has always had a passion for helping people, and that shows through his 6 years of working in customer service. James believes that the comeback is always greater than the setback.
James enjoys going on backpacking trips and traveling to different parts of the country. He would like to continue working in the health field helping others achieve their goals.
Medical Receptionist Brianna Comforte, AAS
Brianna is currently studying to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a concentration for health professions at Kean University. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Science and studied for a year in the Georgian Court-Meridian Health School of Nursing. Brianna plans to pursue a career in healthcare and has always had a passion for the field, and loves furthering her education under this spectrum both academically and through experience working at this clinic. After working for several years in customer service roles, she feels comfortable in understanding how to connect with others and provide individualized help no matter the setting.
In her spare time, Brianna likes to travel, spend time with her dogs, and do lots of homework. She aims to continue her studies by attending graduate school upon the completion of her B.S. next year.