About Us

At Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition, they had a vision for a place where they could practice what they preached. This clinic is the result of that.

Now, the clinic’s amazing team is committed to carrying out that vision by guiding others in establishing and achieving their own health goals so they can look and feel their best!

Together, physical therapy, nutrition services, and Pilates Reformer can help you meet your goals so you can succeed and heal.

These services aren’t offered in the area separately, nor are they offered together in a single practice.

However, combined, these things make a huge difference. That’s why we offer both, giving you the advantage of physical therapy and registered dietitians in the same clinic! 

Our mission is to provide exceptional, high-quality, comprehensive, individualized, ethical, outpatient hands-on physical therapy, nutrition, and wellness through the expertise of licensed professionals focusing on patient education, injury, prevention, and skilled treatment.

Our Vision

Our services are provided by board-certified physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and board-certified registered dietitians.

We’re focused on providing education, prevention, treatment, and wellness services that enhance the overall our patients’ health and deter the onset of more costly pathology.

It’s our mission to provide our patients with the best physical therapy and nutrition services in our community.

Our Team.

Olivia Ann Caruso

MA, RDN

Michele Wroblewski

RDN, Zumba Basic I, Zumba Toning, & Zumba Kids' Instructor

Dr. Richard C. Irace

PT, DPT

Tyler Ware

BS, PTA

James Mahon

Physical Therapy AIDE

Abby Verdida

Medical Receptionist

Danielle Mucciarelli

Medical Receptionist

Hear from our patients!

Everyone is friendly, helpful and considerate. More importantly, each time I have come in a hot mess; after my therapy, I have left a well-functioning human being. Couldn’t be happier with the outcome of my physical therapy.

Gail Woods

The entire staff was always friendly, courteous, and supportive. I received excellent care.

Frank L.

When my doctor strongly recommended I meet with a nutritionist, I was very lucky to have chosen Olivia Caruso.

Denise W. Millstone

Dr. Joseph Paul Caruso

MSPT, DPT, CMT, CSCS

In Loving Memory

On July 3, 2020, we lost a real-life superhero when Dr. Joe traded his cape for wings after his 14-year battle with brain cancer. 

Dr. Joe changed the world, defied the odds, and served as an inspirational husband, father, family member, mentor, friend, community servant, and beyond.

He may not be physically present, but his soul and his passion live on in the little things around us.

We will continue to live out his mission, his purpose, and his passion through Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition, and we will work hard to make him proud.

We love you, Dr. Joe! 

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Olivia Ann Caruso

MA, RDN

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.

Email: [email protected]

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.

Email: [email protected]PTRD.com

Tyler Ware

BS, PTA

Tyler’s journey to becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant began with an interest in general health and fitness. As someone who was exposed to the importance of gaining and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age, Tyler is interested in helping people do the same. He aims to help improve one’s quality of life.

Originally from Ohio, Tyler received his bachelor’s degree from Kent State University with a concentration in Exercise Science. Following graduation he relocated to North Carolina where he attended Martin Community College and obtained his degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Through this, Tyler has gained work experience developing his skill-set in sub acute, outpatient, and hospital settings. He also holds certifications in CPR and Personal Training.

Outside of the work setting, Tyler enjoys outdoor activities such as going hiking and taking dog walks exploring local trails and greenways. He even enjoys exciting adventures like amusement parks and rollercoasters. As a new resident to the state of New Jersey he is enjoying learning what all the Northeast has to offer.

James Mahon

Physical Therapy AIDE

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.

Abby Verdida

Medical Receptionist

Abby is our virtual medical receptionist who works side by side with our team to provide a meaningful patient experience and care. She took up Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Biology at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila in Manila, Philippines. Abby is always up for a challenge and chooses to see the good in everything. In her spare time, Abby loves baking and cooking for her family and friends.

Danielle Mucciarelli

Medical Receptionist

I am proud to join the Caruso team. It is an honor to work alongside such knowledgeable, friendly, courteous, and caring people. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Shippensburg University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in psychology. I taught for several years in the public school system before my position as medical receptionist. I am excited to continue learning and growing as I am new to the field of physical medicine. In my free time I enjoy cooking and spending time with friends and family.

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.