Christine Mullaney, DPT
Christine has over 20 years of experience treating patients with a variety diagnoses, ranging from cervical and lumbar pain, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Her specialty is helping improve the quality of life of those suffering from chronic pain and disease. Following an extensive evaluation, Christine designs treatment plans consisting of hands-on techniques, exercise programs and pain management strategies to help her patients get back to the lives they enjoy.
Christine graduated cum laude in 1999 with her BS in Biology, and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Notre Dame College in 2001, and her Doctorate degree from Franklin Pierce University in 2006. Having developed an interest in
complementary medicine, she traveled to Germany for two months to study in a clinic known for its manual therapy and complementary medicine, Klinic Bavaria. To further strengthen her manual therapy skills she has completed courses in the Maitland technique, Kinesio-Tex taping, Graston, Cupping, Holistic Treatment of Pain, myofascial release, pilates, mechanics of running, the movement system and women’s health classes. She has also had training in Vestibular rehabilitation. Furthermore, she has had a special interest in learning about the demands of dance and gymnastics and has treated a number of athletes in these sports.
Christine has had experience working in many physical therapy settings. She has worked in acute care, outpatient, and home care. Gaining experience in each of these areas has allowed Christine to have a complete “medical picture” of the care that a patient would receive during each of these phases. Furthermore, she has acted as the director of an outpatient facility in Madison, NJ where she learned the “nuts & bolts” of running a physical therapy clinic. Although experience and a strong medical background are crucial to becoming an effective physical therapist, Christine feels it is equally important to spend one-on-one time with her patients to ensure all of their questions are answered to the best of her ability.
Christine has completed two research studies entitled the “The Effects of Segmental Breathing on the Slow Vital Capacity and Function of an 85 Year Old Client With Severe Osteoporosis,” and “Does Pre-Operative Diagnosis Effect Post Operative Outcomes Following Total Shoulder Replacement?”
Christine’s commitment to wellness and fitness began at an early age. She grew up in the beautiful landscapes of New England which offered endless opportunities to spend time outdoors skiing, hiking, biking, and running. During high school she began volunteering at an outpatient physical therapy clinic and became introduced to the exciting opportunities that a career in physical therapy could offer. Her natural interest in wellness combined with her volunteer experiences made a career in physical therapy an obvious choice.
Michael Mullaney, DPT, SCS
Michael has over 20 years of clinical experience as a Research Physical Therapist, 15 of which have been spent as co-owner of Mullaney & Associates Physical Therapy. Michael received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Notre Dame College in 2001 and his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2006 from Franklin Pierce University.
Prior to starting his own practice with his wife Christine, Michael began his career as a Research Physical Therapist at the esteemed Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine & Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. NISMAT was named after the late James A. Nicholas who was the founder and Director until 2006.
While at this esteemed Institute, Michael had the opportunity to publish multiple peer-reviewed research studies in the area of sports medicine, including several in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Michael’s professional achievements include the publication of the following: 40 abstracts for various medical conferences, 30 research articles, two book chapters, multiple non-peer reviewed articles, and the home study courses on “Rehab following a Bankart Repair”, and “Prevention of Sports Injuries.” Michael continues to present at medical conferences and sports medicine symposiums across the country. He is past Chairman for the Shoulder Special Interest Group and is currently the Section Programming Chair for the Academy of Sports Physical Therapy . Michael was the recipient of the 2015 “Outstanding Service Award” from the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association for his dedication in research, service to the Sports Section and commitment to clinical excellence in sports physical therapy.
Michael is currently an adjunct professor at Rutger’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, where he teaches a Sports Physical Therapy course.
Today, Michael remains a research consultant for NISMAT and has a special interest in the treatment of the overhead athlete. He works tirelessly with local college, high school and youth baseball players.
Carrie Percopo, DPT
Carrie has been with Mullaney & Associates for over 5 years. She has extensive expertise in the areas of Orthopaedics, Neurology, Vestibular rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. Carrie began her career in health sciences in 2007 after she graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Exercise Physiology. After 2 years of working, she enrolled in UMDNJ where received her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, in 2012. Carrie’s professional interests include treating post op patients after joint replacements, spinal surgery, ORIF and ligamentous repair. She also has experience with the hands on treatment of various injuries including cervical/lumbar strains, herniated discs, rotator
cuff tears and ligamentous injuries. She also successfully treats patients with various types of balance impairments. Carrie has completed continuing education courses in concussion management, Graston, diagnostic imaging, vestibular rehabilitation and manual therapy. Personally, Carrie enjoys spending time with her family, skiing, cooking and working out. During the summer, you will find her out on the water with her family and yellow lab soaking up the sun.
Andrew Fink, DPT, CSCS
A Matawan native, Andrew joined Mullaney & Associates as a graduate of New York University Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2017. Prior to attending physical therapy school, Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2013. Before joining Mullaney & Associates full time, Andrew gained experience at Columbia Doctors Sports Therapy, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical Center’s burn unit, and Rusk Institute.
Andrew’s professional interests include incorporating his manual therapy skills and his knowledge of exercise as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist to treat various sports and orthopedic
conditions. Andrew has a particular interest in working with athletes of all ages and assisting them in their return to sport. He has extensive experience with rehabilitating a wide range of sports related injuries and surgeries including rotator cuff repairs, ligament reconstructions, achilles repair and complicated fractures. He has taken continuing education classes in Maitland and Graston techniques. In his down time, Andrew is immersed in sports including baseball, basketball, football, or lacrosse. He is slowly working on completing his ultimate goal of catching a game ball at every Major League Baseball ballpark.
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Rich Agnello, CSCS
USATF Level 2
Rich is a dedicated sports performance enhancement specialist, holding the industry’s most respected certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a Level 2 Track & Field Coach certificate with USA Track & Field- USATF. He is also certified as a Youth Fitness Specialist L1, & Youth Nutrition Specialist L1, IYCA- International Youth Conditioning Association.
A lifelong athlete, he enjoyed success as a conference champion and All-East selection while a track team captain at St. Joseph’s University. Post collegiately, Rich has been a nationally ranked age group runner
in track & field, and has also earned a 3rd degree black belt in the martial arts at Amato’s Karate Academy.
During the past 20 years Rich has worked with youth, high school, collegiate, and post-collegiate professional athletes in a variety of sports to improve their athletic performance and experience. He currently serves as the Head Coach of the Varsity Girls Cross-Country and Track teams at St. John Vianney High School, and was previously Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls sprint coach during which time the program surged to high levels. SJV runners have broken numerous school sprint and distance records, won Monmouth County, Shore Conference, State Sectional and Group championships, a Meet of Champions title, and received All-Shore and All-State honors while following Rich's training plans and direction.
In 2012, Rich was invited to join the coaching staff of the NEW JERSEY-NEW YORK TRACK CLUB, an elite club of professional post-collegiate national and world class runners, where he served as an assistant track coach, and the team’s strength and speed coach for the full 4 year Olympic training cycle. During this period 15 athletes from the club qualified for and competed in the 2016 Olympic trials, with one athlete making the US Olympic team. Contact Rich @ 732-241-5166 or visit his website www.NextLevelFitNJ.com to get your questions answered or make an appointment.