SOAR Physical Therapy & Acupuncture



OUR WHY: To enhance the quality of life of people in our community by optimizing physical movement.

OUR HOW: We educate and empower individuals with ethical, one on one care, in private treatment rooms, using up to date exercise research, the latest hands on techniques, and the most recent technological advances.

OUR WHAT: Providing Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, and Therapeutic Massage to examine, assess, design, and implement individualized treatment plans, targeting pain and movement dysfunction.

Specialties Include:

-Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

-McKenzie Method

-Manual Therapy Specialists

-Graston Certified

-Kinesiotape Certified

-BIG Certified

-Alter G

-Normatec Recovery Boots

-Biodex Isokinetics


Nicolas Froio

Doctor of Physical Therapy, cert. MDT, OCS

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Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Dr. Froio, one of the principles of SOAR, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kean University in 1998 with an undergraduate degree in Biology and completed his physical therapy training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2000. He then continued his education at UMDNJ with the completion of his clinical doctorate in physical therapy in 2003. Before joining SOAR Physical Therapy in 2001 he worked in an outpatient facility where he treated sports injuries and general orthopedic conditions. As a physical therapist credentialed by the McKenzie Institute, Dr. Froio is recognized for his level of expertise in mechanical diagnosis and therapy, with an emphasis on spinal care rehabilitation. Other areas of his continued education and expertise include manual therapy/manipulation, post-surgical rehabilitation, general orthopedics and the treatment of movement impairment syndromes and sport injuries. In addition to providing patient care at SOAR, Dr. Froio is responsible for assisting with staff development and supervision.

Keith Montecalvo

PT, DPT, cert MDT, OCS

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Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Dr. Montecalvo, one of the principles of SOAR, is a native of The Jersey Shore. He attended High Point University for his undergraduate education, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Sports Medicine. His physical therapy training was at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ where he received his clinical doctorate in physical therapy. The focus of his practice is in orthopaedics, concentrating on spine and sports related injuries. Dr. Montecalvo is credentialed by the McKenzie Institute for his expertise in mechanical diagnosis and therapy, emphasizing spinal care rehabilitation. He is also a member of The American Physical Therapy Association.

Nicole Russo

Doctor of Physical Therapy, LSVT BIG - Parkinson's Specialist

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Dr. Russo completed her undergraduate work in Exercise Science at Georgian Court University before graduating Magna Cum Laude during her physical therapy training at Touro College of Health Sciences in NYC. Before moving her practice to SOAR Physical Therapy she worked for many years in NYC in her careers of physical therapy, as a VIP Manager at the Waldorf Astoria and in the performing arts. The latter includes a career in musical theatre with extensive training in musical theatre, ballet, tap and jazz. Dr. Russo has also worked as a singer/dancer from New York to Florida and has taught dance and theatre locally at the Count Basie Cool School in Red Bank. It is her passion to continue merging all of her skills and energy into a results focused, fun and personally rewarding career in health and wellness for all ages, as demonstrated by her work at SOAR Physical Therapy and her use of music and dance to create fun and motivation for seniors as she continues conducting exercise programs for them throughout the Shore area. It is Dr. Russo's dedication to the geriatric population that led her to further her education. Dr. Russo is certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson's Disease and also teaches a weekly "BIG for Life" maintenance program for graduates of LSVT BIG.

Elizabeth Horton

PT, DPT, KinesioTape Certified, Graston Certified

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Dr. Horton completed both her undergraduate and graduate physical therapy training at Ithaca College, earning her doctorate degree in 2009. Prior to joining SOAR Physical Therapy, Dr. Horton worked in outpatient settings primarily focusing on general orthopedic, sport & select neurological injuries. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and also has a special interest in oncology rehabilitation. Dr. Horton is a certified Kinesiotape Practitioner and certified Graston Technique® Provider. Graston Technique® is a non-invasive form of an instrument-assisted mobilization that is successful in effectively treating trigger points, soft tissue fibrosis, scar tissue & fascial restrictions. This is an exclusive technique which fosters healing and is used in combination with a comprehensive physical therapy program to restore range of motion. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Kinesiotape Association. As a Credentialed Clinical Instructor, she has a high level of proficiency in mentoring Physical therapy students during Internships.


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