Mark Valente, PT
Mark Valente, PT, is President and owner of Woodstown Physical Therapy, Inc. since January 1, 2011. Mark and his wife Cheryl are longtime residents of the Woodstown-Pilesgrove area and were instrumental in the planning and designing of our state-of-the-art, 3500 sq. ft. facility. Mark brings to the Woodstown office over 30 years of experience in multiple settings around the country specializing in Spine, Sports and Joint Rehabilitation.
Stephanie Ale, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSCS
Stephanie Ale, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSCS, is a resident of Pilesgrove and has been practicing physical therapy since graduating with her Doctorate from Arcadia University in 2006. Stephanie was very involved in playing soccer at Kingsway Regional High School and in college. She enjoys working out, playing softball, and participating in mud runs including the Tough Mudder. Stephanie is certified in the McKenzie method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment and is studying to become a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. She strives to provide excellent quality of care focusing on including functional and sport specific activities in order to achieve patient goals.
Brandon Boucher, DPT
Brandon Boucher, DPT is a resident of Washington Twp, NJ. He attended high school at Washington Twp, where he was a member of the baseball and swim teams. He graduated college with Honors from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, where he studied Physical Therapy and played Division II NCAA baseball as a pitcher. He has been practicing as a Physical Therapist since graduating from the University of the Sciences in 2012. He enjoys working out, golfing, snowboarding, and continues to play baseball in a men’s baseball league. He has experience rehabilitating Temple University athletes from injury while on clinical rotations at University of the Sciences, and is certified in Part A of the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment for low back pain.
Evan Hathaway, DPT
Evan Hathaway, DPT grew up in Woodstown and attended Woodstown High School, where he was a member of the soccer, basketball, and baseball teams. He completed his undergraduate studies at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, where he studied biology and was a member of the Division III Basketball team. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program in 2018. Evan is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, and enjoys playing golf in his free time. He has experience in a variety of settings where he has provided non-operative and post-operative care for a variety of orthopedic and sports related injuries.
Sarah Kearney, DPT
Sarah Kearney, DPT, is a resident of Wenonah. She previously worked at Woodstown Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab as a PT Aide while she pursued her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Neumann University. She graduated in 2015 and returns to Woodstown Physical Therapy and Sport Rehab as a Physical Therapist. Previously Sarah was a collegiate athlete at La Salle University, as well as, a former Strength and Conditioning Coach at several universities including Notre Dame University, Pennsylvania State University, and SUNY: Stony Brook University. Sarah enjoys sports, and understands the importance of a healthy, functioning body– not just for sports, but for life. She loves getting to know her patients and making them feel comfortable as they transition back into a state of well-being.
Rebecca Melniczuk, DPT
Rebecca Melniczuk, DPT moved to this area in 2009 from the suburbs of Philadelphia. She graduated from Temple University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program in 2006. Since then she has worked in in-patient and out- patient settings. She values the importance of manual therapy in combination with exercise to help patients regain function. She has studied mat Pilates and incorporates the additional knowledge into her treatments. In 2015 she completed Dr. Ma’s Integrated Dry Needling certification. Rebecca enjoys keeping busy with her family and cooking.
Gary Thompson, DPT
Gary Thompson, DPT is a current resident of Philadelphia. He attended high school at Timber Creek Regional High school in Erial, NJ. Gary graduated from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2013 where he studied Physical Therapy and was a member of the division II baseball team. Gary enjoys working out, playing baseball, golf, and cooking. Gary has had experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing facilities, and outpatient clinics where he has treated a wide variety of patients.
Cheryl Valente, PT
Cheryl graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in PT in 1983. She began her career at A I DuPont Institute for children. At AIDI Cheryl worked with Orthopaedics, Head Injury, Scoliosis and neurologic dysfunctions. She remained there for 5 years becoming senior staff therapist and head of clinical education. After the birth of her first child, Cheryl began working in schools in Salem County and in Home Care. Cheryl recently joined our staff at Woodstown PT in 2011.
Rachel Biek, DPT
Rachel Biek, DPT is a resident of Middletown, DE and attended a clinical rotation at Woodstown. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware in exercise science with a concentration in exercise physiology and went on to graduate with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2021. She enjoys running, hiking, and playing volleyball in her free time. Rachel has experience in various settings including day-rehabilitation and outpatient neuromuscular, outpatient orthopedics, while progressing to pursue pelvic floor physical therapy.
Caitlyn Waddington, Physical Therapist Assistant
Caitlyn is a recent graduate from Harcum College’s PTA program. She graduated from Immaculata University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. While at Immaculata she played first base for the softball team for 4 years. Caitlyn is Functional Movement Screening (FMS) certified. Her favorite part of working with patients is seeing them do things that they thought they would never be able to accomplish. Caitlyn enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and dog in her spare time.
Dr. John Castiglioni, D.O.
Dr. John Castiglioni has practiced medicine for over 44 years. He became interested in Complementary Medicine, specifically the integration of his medical background and the methods involved in Cranial Sacral Therapy. He studied CST under Dr. John Upledger, the founder of Cranial Sacral Therapy at his West Palm Beach Clinic. Additionally, he is a Reiki Master which integrates the Energy Therapy of Reiki with the structural realignment of CST. He often uses both modalities to synergistically help clients.
Dawn Illg-Short, L.M.T.
I am a Licensed and Board-Certified Bodywork and Massage Therapist, specializing in CranioSacral, Myofascial (soft connective tissue) Muscle Energy Technique, and Manual Lymph Drainage Therapies. I have been in practice for 17 years both here and on the east coast as well as the west coast. My approach to the body is one of deep respect. Using light touch and positional release techniques, I am able to assist the body in releasing deep restrictions in the soft tissues of the brain, spinal cord, ligaments/tendons, bones, organs, and muscle fibers. The style of bodywork I have developed over the years is directed toward ease and comfort. Sessions with me are relaxing and free of pain.
Nicole Cifone, Business Manager
Nicole Cifone, Billing and Collections Manager, started working at Woodstown PT in 2008. Nicole is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and enjoys going to her home town of Mesa, AZ to watch spring training games. Also an avid Philadelphia Flyers fan. In Nicole’s spare time she enjoys going to the batting cages or ice skating. Nicole does the billing and collections for Woodstown PT and loves the group atmosphere of the clinic. Her favorite part of doing collections is being an advocate for the patient.
Laurel Coleman, Patient Service Coordinator and Certified Athletic Trainer
Laurel Coleman, Patient Service Coordinator and Certified Athletic Trainer, is a 2007 graduate of Woodstown High School and in 2013 earned her degree in Athletic Training with a minor in psychology from Neumann University. Since 2006, Laurel has grown to love working with patients of all ages. She believes that quality patient experience includes an effective treatment as well as a positive overall experience with the team at Woodstown PT.
Megan Rafalko, PT Aide & Front Desk
Megan Rafalko graduated from Rowan University with a major in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She plans to further her education by applying to Physician Assistant school in the future. She enjoys hiking, working out, and spending time with her cat.
Angela Bermudez, Front Desk
Susan Bestwick, Front Desk
Retired educator and former patient who truly understands the quality of services that Woodstown Physical Therapy gives each patient! Proud to be a part of this amazing team!
Victoria Gregorio, Marketing Liaison
Victoria Gregorio, Head of Sales & Marketing is new to the Woodstown team. She is a graduate of Bishop Eustace and resident of South Jersey. She has spent her entire career in the medical field, with more than 7 years in sales & marketing, which is how she got to know and love the Woodstown family. She plans to bring awareness to the brand and spread the word that Woodstown Physical Therapy is the best in the business!