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Dr. Michelle Wolpov, PT, DPT, MBA, ATC, CSCS

Dr. Wolpov has practiced in the physical therapy industry for over 28 years, and she specializes in the outpatient orthopedic setting. In May 2002, Dr. Wolpov purchased a local fitness studio, currently known as Game Shape – Physical Therapy & Sports Performance Center in Manalapan, New Jersey. Game Shape is now an exclusive one-on-one personal training facility combined with a fitness membership clientele. In June 2002, she opened a premier physical therapy facility called Professional Sports & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Associates, inside of the Game Shape location. Her PT facility is a Rehabilitation Network Participating Location with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

In 2005, Dr. Wolpov began consulting as an Expert Witness in the physical therapy and fitness industries. She has handled over 35+ cases for both plaintiff (60%) and defense (40%), writing expert opinions, and testifying at depositions and in court. Her other expert consulting services include: litigation consulting, research and investigation, documentation auditing, independent PT examinations (IMEs), and consulting in standards of care. In 2011, Dr. Wolpov graduated from the EIM – Institute of Health Professions with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy with emphasis in Executive Private Practice Management.

Dr. Wolpov’s extensive experience includes providing the most advanced, evidence-based treatment services to patients of all ages; and, opening and directing start-up physical therapy facilities throughout New Jersey. Dr. Wolpov has consistently risen through increasing levels of responsibility within the rehabilitation services industry. She possesses almost thirty years of hands-on clinical experience, as well as, a wide array of business skills in the areas of: strategic planning, financial management, operations, marketing, quality control, documentation auditing, policies & procedures, human resource management and business development. She was also recently nominated for the prestigious Athena Award for her commitment to the community and the advancement of women in business. In addition, Dr. Wolpov completed both her MBA and DPT curriculum with a 4.0 GPA, and she is preparing to sit for Orthopedic Board Certification (OCS), through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), in March 2017. She has taken over 75 continuing education courses in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine.

Education:

  • Evidence in Motion
    • EIM Institute of Health Professions (2011)
    • Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • Winner of the Business Development Award
  • Monmouth University
    • Master of Business Administration (2001)
    • MBA Academic Award for 4.0 GPA
    • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma for high scholastic achievement
  • Ithaca College / Albert Einstein Medical School
    • Bachelor of Physical Therapy (1987)

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