Baruch Gottlieb, DPT

Clinical Director

Baruch received his Bachelors of Science degree and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Touro School of Health Sciences in New York City. He began his career treating sports injuries while working in outpatient orthopedics at Mount Sinai Hospital – Union Square. He later served as a Rehab Director of an inpatient rehab facility, he gained extensive experience in acute and subacute injuries. Baruch developed a special interest in orthopedic injuries and pre- and post-operative patients. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and children.

Chana Hellman, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Chana received her bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University and her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from KEAN University. During her more than 5 years of working as a therapist, she has treated in a variety of setting, including subacute, long-term care and outpatient. Her passion is working with seniors helping them regain strength and range of motion in order to live long meaningful lives. Chana works at our Lakewood Outpatient location and our Lakewood Assistant living facility.

Joshua/Shia Itzkowitz, DPT

Physical Therapist

Bio (coming soon)

Joseph Miranda, DPT

Physical Therapist

Bio (coming soon)

Sora Schonfeld, DPT

Physical Therapist

Sora Schonfeld attended Touro College School of Health Science for her Bachelor of Science and Biology degree and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She graduated Touro College in 2014 and received an Academic Achievement award. Sora has been a practicing Physical Therapist for 4 years and enjoys helping her patients achieve their goals and regain freedom of movements. In her free time she enjoys spending time with my family, nature and physical activities.

Kelly Thacker, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Occupational Therapist / Certified Hand therapist

Kelly comes to First Rehab with over 10 year of experience in Hand Therapy. She received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Mercy College, and received her Hand Therapy Certification in 2003. Kelly has been with First Rehab since 2007. She has gained extensive experience working at therapy centers in University Hospital in Newark and Hackensack University Medical Center. Kelly has experience in upper extremity trauma, fractures, tendon and nerve repairs, tendon transfers, and replantations. She is highly skilled in the fabrication of all types of custom splints.

Karen/Chany Tischler, DPT

Physical Therapist

Karen attended Brooklyn College for her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She then received her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from CUNY. Since graduating Karen has experience working with orthopaedic conditions, woman’s health issues and geriatric conditions. As a member of the Kinesio Taping Association, Karen is able to utilize her taping skills to best treat her orthopaedic patients. She currently works at our Lakewood, NJ Assistant Living location, providing therapy to seniors as well as our Lakewood Outpatient facility, providing therapy to patients of all ages. Karen lives in Jackson, NJ and loves spending quality time with her family and friends.

Malky Wilschanski, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Bio (coming soon)