The Whole Team Staff

At Whole Team, we provide the full array of therapy services with the most experienced and skilled professionals within their respective fields. All of our therapists are licensed and trained to provide top-tier excellence and professionalism. Our team consists of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Social Workers that provide one-on-one outpatient treatment for physically and cognitively challenged infants, toddlers, teens, adults, and seniors. You will recognize our therapists because they have serviced thousands of clients in Ocean county, your neighbors and friends.
Rena is the owner and clinical director of Whole Team. She received her degree in Physical Therapy from Hunter College in New York in 1998. She has over 20 years of experience, focusing on the pediatric population and women's health. Before opening Whole Team, Rena practiced in a wide variety of pediatric settings including home based Early Intervention, school based and the outpatient setting. She served as the clinical coordinator for the physical therapy department of the Lakewood Board of Education.  

Rena specializes in treating children with a variety of diagnoses including Torticollis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Integration Disorders, developmental delay, and various other neurological and orthopedic conditions. She utilizes both clinical expertise and extensive course work in yoga, Pilates, advanced taping techniques, and hippotherapy, to provide her patients with comprehensive manual care. Rena also specializes in treating women with pelvic and sexual pain, and urinary incontinence.  

Rena is active in her community and has served as an education resource and liaison to various organizations and schools. She provides information regarding various educational and recreational opportunities for children with special needs. Rena is dedicated to improving the quality of life of each client, and helping them achieve their goals, regardless of the obstacles they may face.
Daniel completes our “Whole Team” by bringing in his extensive orthopedic/manual background. Daniels passion for orthopedics and exercise physiology began early. Daniel was the Captain of his wrestling team and achieved All-conference honors, the by-product of which were numerous trips to physical therapy and the orthopedist. These experiences were vital in guiding Daniel to physical therapy.

Daniel has treated a vast array of orthopedic as well as neurologic conditions across the lifespan. He began his career working for KESSLER core with a focus on rehabilitation. He then provided physical therapy in the out-patient orthopedic setting treating elite high school athletes, children/adolescents, as well as adults. Daniel also had the honor of practicing his orthopedic skills at the prestigious Schroth school which cares for children with some of the rarest conditions in the world.

Daniel is a certified kinesiotaping practitioner and has taken multiple courses with heavy orthopedic emphasis including lectures provided by former NFL strength and conditioning specialists and developmental orthopedic researchers.

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. -Hipppocrates
Jean Marie has been practicing in the field of Occupational Therapy for over 25 years, specializing in the area of pediatrics. She has worked in a variety of settings, including private and public schools, early intervention and outpatient pediatric clinics. She has held positions as the Director of Occupational Therapy for over 10 years with two previous employers. She has been providing services in Lakewood for the last 10 years through an early intervention program.

Jean Marie is NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) certified in the treatment of infants and children who present with motor impairment and weakness. She has taken a wide range of continuing education courses related to motor coordination, sensory integration, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, aquatic therapy, feeding, kinesio-taping, yoga, ocular motor skills, and is Interactive Metronome certified.
Adi graduated from Long Island University with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in various school systems and outpatient pediatric clinics in both NJ and NY.

Adi specializes in treating children with Sensory Integration Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and developmental delays. She has taken a wide range of courses, including a Sensory Integration course by Julia Harper, a Reflex Development course, a Treatment Planning course, and a Family-Centered Early Intervention Practice course.

Adi loves working in the pediatric population and gets great satisfaction in seeing her clients succeed.
Deborah graduated from Beth Israel Medical Center School of Nursing, and worked as a charge nurse on a medical surgical unit. Thereafter she worked at LIJ Hospital's psychiatric unit. Deborah moved to Israel in 1970, where she did community nursing, specializing in lung diseases. In 1978 she returned to the United States and completed her Master's in Social Work at Adelphi University. Deborah worked at the outpatient mental health department at St. Vincent's Hospital.

In 1987, she started her own private practice, along with working as consultant to Victim Services and NY Foundling Hospital foster care.

Debbie has been at Whole Team for over three years, helping clients (and parents of children) with social and emotional challenges.