Facilities & Staff

BeneFIT Physical Therapy offers Outpatient Physical Therapy at two locations!  Our Bridgewater, NJ office is located in a 2,000 sq ft space while our Chester, NJ office, in the Chester Springs Shopping Center between CVS and Marshalls,  is located in a 1,800 sq ft space.

Both of our offices now offer state of the art equipment from industry leading companies like Tuff Stuff, Perform Better, Power Systems, Landice, Sci-Fit, Chattanooga, and Thera-Band.

 

Our Team

Brian Ireland
PT, DPT, OCS, Cert MDT, CSCS, CKTP, CGS, FMS lvl 1&2, SFMA lvl 1&2

Brian Ireland received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry and Sport and Exercise Science from Messiah College. He is a Board Licensed therapist in the State of New Jersey and has continued his professional education to further his knowledge and understandng of physical therapy. Dr. Ireland has attained his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification (OCS) becoming board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association. The OCS is the preeminent distinction a therapist can attain in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, acknowledging their advanced expertise, clinical knowledge, competence, skills, and commitment to their profession.

He is Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert MDT) from the McKenzie Institute of America, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is a certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner through Kinesio Taping Association International.  He has become a certified Graston Specialist (CGS) through the Graston Technique a leading Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM).  Further more, he has become certified to perform both the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and The Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Dr. Ireland is a TPI Certified level 1 Golf Medical Professional by the Titleist Performance Institute and has successfully completed the TRX Suspension Training and TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Courses.

Throughout his years of experience as both a Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer, Dr. Ireland has worked with numerous patients and clients of all age groups with different fitness/rehabilitation goals ranging from senior citizens looking for improved balance and endurance to professional athletes looking to get back to their highly competitive sport and perform better than when they were first injured.

Dr. Ireland lives in Basking Ridge with his wife and their three daughters.

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Ivana Kapetanovic
PT, DPT, SFMA

Ivana began her undergraduate education at Kean University where she graduated with a degree in Psychology/pre Physical Therapy in 3.5 years. While at Kean, Ivana participated in various extra curricular activities and clubs and was part of the girls Volleyball team. After receiving MVP honors her freshman year, Ivana became the team captain and was an NCAA recognized student-athlete with several other academic and athletic awards. She continued to be involved and coach collegiate level Volleyball while in graduate school.

Ivana completed her physical therapy doctorate studies at Rutgers University and has since been Board Licensed physical therapist in the state of NJ. The majority of her clinical experience is in outpatient orthopedic settings working with various patient populations and participating in NFL combine medical screens and treatments for 3 years. Ivana is passionate about further expanding and developing her skills by attending continuing education and certification courses. She is an SFMA certified therapist and is working on her CSCS certification at this time.

Fitness and sports are big in Ivana’s life and she enjoys working out several times a week and playing competitive beach Volleyball in the summer. In her free time, Ivana enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and engaging in outdoorsy activities such as hiking.

Ivana is fluent in Serbo-Croatian and is working on perfecting her Spanish skills.

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Ryan Tirella
PTA

Ryan Tirella received his Associates in Applied Science degree from Union County College in 2017, and is a Board Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Before obtaining his degree and license, Ryan worked with BeneFIT as a rehabilitation technician in 2013 prior to obtaining his license as a PTA.  Ryan has a background in personal training, as well as rehabilitation exercise. He works with a wide array of clients, ranging from young athletes to older adults.

While working as a Physical Therapist Assistant, Ryan has gained experience in many clinical settings. Treating patients in an orthopedic rehabilitation capacity, as well as Neuro-rehabilitation centers; specializing in the treatment of vestibular dysfunctions, and rehabilitation for conditions such as Vertigo and BPPV.

Ryan enjoys working with his patients, and believes that the best treatment is achieved through evidence proven techniques, and tailoring a regiment to an individuals recovery goals. Ryan is always learning new things about the physical therapy field and is constantly implementing his knowledge of current techniques with his patients.

When Ryan is not at BeneFIT he can be found spending time with his wife and two dogs.

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Patrick Trinidad
PT, DPT, CSCS

Patrick received his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Towson University in 2018. During his undergraduate studies, Patrick was an active member of a fraternity, enabling him to participate in various extracurricular activities. He held several positions within his fraternity one being Athletic Chair, where he was responsible for coordinating the chapter’s involvement in all intramural sports. Patrick was also involved in various volunteer and fundraising opportunities, especially those benefitting Johns Hopkins Pediatric Burn Center.

Immediately following graduation, Patrick continued his education at Rutgers University where he obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is a Board Licensed therapist in the State of New Jersey, as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

In 2013, prior to beginning his undergraduate education, Patrick volunteered as a physical therapy aide at BeneFIT, where he ultimately decided on his future career as a physical therapist.

In his free time, Patrick enjoys long walks on the beach as well as exercising, and watching football. #LetsGoGiants #WeWon

 

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Nathan Forster
BeneFIT PT Billing Manager

Nathan holds an AFA in Dance from Raritan Valley Community College, and a BA in Theatre from Drew University; which means he has had the pleasure of being in an out of physical therapy as a patient for the past decade.

Nathan brings his years of being a patient together with his experience in patient care to advocate for Physical Therapy, ensure quality care, and bring a little sunshine along the way.

Don’t see Nathan at BeneFIT? He also is an avid dance educator for all ages, serves as a dancer and company class leader for Mignolo Dance of Metuchen, and is also the Artistic Director of ReFrame Dance Theatre.

Nathan likes cats and coffee.

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Becky Khusidman
Office Manager, Bridgewater

Forged in the frigid winds of Russia in 1997, Rebecca Khusidman arrived at the shores of North America in 1998.  Having sailed across the Atlantic in a wicker basket, kept warm only by the fires of her ambitions, she was seeking a life of glory, fame, and most importantly, to help those in need of physical therapy.  

When she had turned five years of age, she embraced a life of piracy, captaining a ship she so fittingly called “The Wicker Basket”.  By the time she was 15, she and her crew had amassed a small fortune that would bring Jeff Bezos to tears (it actually did).  Becky and her fellow pirates agreed the treasure was too much for any small group of people, so they buried the wealth off the coast of St. Thomas.  

Still seeking her ultimate goal of helping those in need of physical therapy, she came across BeneFIT, where she was welcomed by the greatest team of physical therapists and office staff the country, nay, the world had ever known!  With therapy as comforting and life-giving as Hera and office management skills bestowed by Zeus himself, Becky would settle for no lesser staff.  

And so, Becky’s adventure continues at the great office of BeneFIT.

 

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Hannah Simmonet
Front desk/Aide Chester

Hannah has always loved connecting with people! She has worked previously as an aide at another facility and is now with us at the desk. She loves making people’s lives more simple and pleasurable. She has had a lot of patient care working both inpatient and outpatient of all ages. She doesn’t have a clear path of exactly what part of the health field she would further her education in but, she does know for sure that patient care is one of her passions. In her free time Hannah is with her family and friends!

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Questions? We're Here to Help!

Whether you hate to exercise, are the weekend warrior, or a Division I Athlete, our physical therapists have the knowledge and the tools to BeneFIT you.

Email Us or call (908) 203-5200 in Bridgewater, NJ or (908) 879-5700 in Chester, NJ