Scoliosis Specialty Center -  Cedar Knolls


We are one of the oldest and leading practices in the US for Schroth based scoliosis specific exercise. Serving adolescents, juvenile, early onset, scoliosis with pain, pre-post fusion, pre-post tethering, research, and lectures.

Members of SRS, SOSORT, and APTA

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Jennifer Rothman

PT, DPT/Schroth 1 and 2

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Dr. Rothman graduated with honors from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies with a minor in Professional Youth Work in 2009. She then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rutgers University (formally University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) in 2015. She graduated with high honors and received an Academic Award and a Research Award from her program. While a student she also served as a Teacher’s Assistant for the department's Anatomy and Neuroscience classes. She also participated in several research projects and did a Summer Research Internship while a student. She continues to work with Rutgers University and is an adjunct faculty member for the Physical Therapy Department. Dr. Rothman has gained experience in working with individuals with multiple orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions. She is C1 certified by Schroth-Barcelona Institute and is very passionate about her work with patients that have scoliosis. Aside from treating patients in the clinic, she is also very involved in related research projects for people that have scoliosis/kyphosis. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and also has her certification for Dry Needling. In between her undergraduate and graduate schooling, she travelled and lived in multiple in countries including Australia, New Zealand and France. Dr. Rothman and her husband are avid travelers, and, in their downtime, they enjoy hiking, camping and taking trips with their daughter and son. Jennifer is fluent in English and speaks high level French.

Dana Edwards

PT, MSPT, DPT/Schroth 1 and 2

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Dana Edwards received her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from James Madison University in 2007 and her clinical doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in 2010. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation at St Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne NJ, pediatric rehabilitation at PRNY in Totowa NJ, and currently practices full time in outpatient orthopedics at West Milford Physical Therapy in West Milford NJ. She currently holds a C1 certification in the 3-Dimensional treatment of scoliosis from the Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy School, which she obtained in 2014, and offers Schroth treatment at the PRNY clinic part time. She plans to obtain her orthopedic specialist certification in 2016 and looks forward to obtaining her C2 certification in the future. Dana is very involved in the professional PT association, the APTA, on the national level and is serving her third term as a NJ delegate. She is member of the orthopedic section within the APTA. She is involved in advocacy efforts within the professional organization and has served as a student PT mentor as a clinical instructor.

Chintan Pancholi-Parekh


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Dr. Pancholi-Parekh completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) in 2001 and completed her post professional clinical doctorate degree (DPT) in 2005 both from Rutgers University, formerly known as UMDNJ, Newark NJ. She has provided for both pediatric and adult patients in a range of settings including, school based, EIP, outpatient, aquatics, acute care, sub-acute, and SNF. For over a decade she has worked with PRNY, rising to become a partner in 2009 and is currently the Vice-President and the Director of Physical therapy PRNY. Her professional development has included advanced NDT training, Sensory Integration training and in C1 and C2 Schroth based scoliosis specific exercises from the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS). As a clinical instructor for Rutgers Doctoral PT program (North and South campus) and Quinnipiac University, she provides invaluable clinical experiences for doctoral students wishing to pursue pediatrics. Administratively, she developed and maintains the company's website, practice management and budgeting and provides lectures/in-services for professionals, physicians, and the community. She also serves as a lab assistant for the C1 certification for 3 Dimensional treatment of Scoliosis, BSPTS, for the classes held in the NYC/ Boston area. Dr. Pancholi-Parekh has also joined Shift Scoliosis as part of their Medical Advisory Board. Memberships past and present include: APTA, APTANJ, SOSORT, and pending completion of SRS application. She is happily married with 3 children and resides in northern NJ.

Marissa Muccio

PT Bachelors/Schroth 1 and 2

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Marissa Muccio graduated University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 98' with a BS in Physical Therapy, working a wide variety of pediatric settings including: NICU units, neuromuscular teams, cranial facial , pediatric oncology, general pediatric in-patient hospital, out-patient clinic for neurological and orthopedic conditions, Aquatics, Early Intervention and home care. As an APTA certified clinical instructor, she has provided comprehensive pediatric affiliations for PT doctoral students. In 2005 she acquired advanced certification in Neuro-Developmental Treatment for Pediatrics. In 2011 she became one of the first C2 level certified therapists in the US for the 3 dimensional treatment of scoliosis via the Barcelona Scoliosis Physiotherapy School. She now leads the largest Scoliosis Specialty Centers in the US and is committed to expanding the research for scoliosis specific exercises. Memberships past and present include: APTA, APTANJ, NDTA, SOSORT and SRS.


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