Ivy Rehab

ABOUT

At our Franklin Lakes clinic, we go out of our way to make your physical rehabilitation a great experience. Our physical therapists are trained to treat a diverse range of orthopedic and neurological diagnoses including pediatric torticollis, concussion/post concussion management, and vestibular rehabilitation. It's OK if you don't have a prescription - we'll provide you with a complimentary injury screening or refer you to a great physician, if necessary. Our friendly staff is happy to walk you through necessary paperwork and assist in any way possible, including insurance issues and scheduling. Ivy Rehab has been rated as the number one outpatient facility in the U.S. by a nationally-recognized, independent surveyor of patient satisfaction.

Thomas Messner

Doctorate of Physcial Therapy

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Thomas is the Director of Rehabilitation and full time therapist at IvyRehab in Franklin Lakes. He graduated from Misericordia University with a Doctorate's in Physical Therapy in 2014 and has been with IvyRehab as an outpatient orthopedic therapist since. Thomas has a background in rehabilitating sport injuries., orthopedic conditions, and individuals with lower extremity amputations. Outside of the clinic, Thomas enjoys football, baseball, and deep sea fishing.

Kathy Foley

Masters in Physical Therapy

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Kathy graduated in 1987 from Boston University with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She has been a physical therapist for 31 years in multiple settings including hospital-based, inpatient rehabilitation, home care and for the last 13 years outpatient therapy. While working in inpatient rehabilitation, Kathy was the supervisor of the head injury unit. She has also undergone additional training in vestibular dysfunction, post-concussion syndrome, torticollis and balance training. Throughout her years as a therapist, Kathy has had extensive experience working with both neurological and orthopedic disorders.

Hemini Bulsara

Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Hemini has been working at IvyRehab since she graduated with her Doctorate from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 2 years ago. She was no stranger to IvyRehab as she completed her fourth and final clinical rotation for her Doctorate degree at the Franklin Lakes location, which then lead her to becoming a full-time staff member. Hemini enjoys working with all age groups, most of her patients being between the ages of 5 years old to 80+ years ago. As she has worked with diverse age groups, she has developed great skill sets in catering therapy for any age. Hemini has presented research on ACL rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction and has put all of that research into practice as she has worked with athletes from Ramapo College and NJ Crush. On a more personal note, Hemini has been married for just about 1 year, loves to participate in Indian dance, and is always eager to meet new people.

Patricia Menz

Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Pat Menz PT DPT has nearly forty years of clinical physical therapy experience. She graduated with a BS in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College, MS in Health Care Management from Iona College and obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University. Her earlier years in practice were in a rehabilitation and an acute care setting. She was Director of an acute care hospital physical therapy department, and then worked as a Director in two orthopedic outpatient practices. Currently she is no longer managing; her focus is on patient care. Pat’s clinical expertise includes Orthopedic, Spinal and Back Physical Therapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion Rehabilitation and Bike Fitting. She has taken all the coursework for the McKenzie certification for back care. She has also taken numerous continuing education courses in vestibular rehabilitation and has assisted in teaching courses to other physical therapists in this specialized area. Pat, along with her colleague, Kathy Foley PT MS have developed a concussion assessment and treatment program for Ivy Rehabiliation. Pat’s hobby and passion is long distance cycling. She has enjoyed multiple bicycle trips in the US and has cycled in Europe including Mallorca, Corsica and Sardinia. She combines her knowledge of physical therapy and cycling with proficiency as a Bronze Level Bike PT bike fitter. Pat is available for on-site bike fitting for patients and interested cyclists.

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