About Us – Physical Therapy Specialists in NJ

About Us – Physical Therapy Specialists in NJ 2019-06-21T15:08:08+00:00
Raritan Physical Therapy Youth Development Program

Ivan & Joe with NFL player Mohammed Sanu of the Cicinannati Bengals


At Raritan Physical Therapy, we are 100% committed to providing both our current and prospective clients the latest in fitness and injury rehab techniques available. We are not a typical physical therapy office where patients are treated using hot packs and E-Stim machines with some quick stretches and handouts for exercise programs. It embodies a new, multi-disciplinary approach to how physical therapy and fitness should be practiced.

Of course we pride ourselves on being industry leaders, but nothing gives us a stronger sense of pride than providing our clients with the essential tools for long term success in their overall well being. Sure, we’re going to rehab your injury quicker than you ever thought possible, but along the way you will learn how to have a healthier, and in turn, happier existence.

Raritan Physical Therapy Functional Movement Screening

Ivan Candelaria MS, ATC

Ivan Candelaria MS, ATC is the most sought after sports rehab specialist in the North East with a growing clientele of NFL Football Players. Ivan makes sure to approach every client and player with the same intensity he would if it was his own child. Your child athlete will be not only guided through rehab and fitness process but also through a program tailored to helping him/her play their sport better.

Raritan Physical Therapy Functional Movement Screening

James Daber, ATC

James Daber, ATC aka “Jimmy” has helped more high school athletes in New York City & New Jersey than we can count. Dedicating countless early morning hours and late nights to various sporting events, he keeps your players safe and healthy. Jimmy will be continuing his sport specific training education, which has made his presence invaluable on and off the field.

Raritan Physical Therapy Functional Movement Screening

Rafael Marinelli

Rafael joined holds a Masters of Science in Acupuncture (MS/Ac) from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City and has been practicing in the city for over 10 years. His training consists of three styles of acupuncture & chinese medicine, including the myofascial trigger point dry needling technique, which is particularly effective for treating acute sports injuries and chronic pain. An accomplished Martial Artist, Rafi enjoys staying competitive and fit with tai chi.

Raritan Physical Therapy - Danielle Mabutas

Danielle Mabutas
Physical Therapist

Dr. Mabutas earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University. She has worked in a variety of outpatient settings and brings a strong background in athletics including experience in college swimming, track/field, and volleyball. She also loves staying active doing CrossFit, snowboarding and hiking with her family.

Raritan Physical Therapy Functional Movement Screening

Joseph Simon, DPT has practiced physical therapy for over 10 years and was trained as a manual therapist with continuing degrees in mechanical diagnosis and therapy. Dr. Simon has combined his passion of fitness, sports rehabilitation, and physical therapy with his education and years of experience to achieve faster, more effective results for his clients.

“There is always more than one cause for an ongoing injury and I believe we’re one of the few clinics that can properly diagnose them and create a plan for recovery that is both efficient and effective.”- Dr Joe Simon