Our Team

Dedicated Professionals



Owner/Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Saint Francis University

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist

  • Functional Nutrition Practitioner

  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified

Dr. Erik is a native of NY state and after attending undergraduate and graduate school in PA, he met his wife and settled in NJ. 

He has enjoyed a 10 year career in outpatient physical therapy. During this time, he has had the privilege to devote his focus on patient care, specialization, and mentoring and teaching other physical therapists. 

He is the only practicing Fellow in Orthopedics and Manual Therapy in Monmouth county and one of only 30 fellows in NJ.

Dr. Erik has been recognized as a NJ Top Doc in Physical Therapy since 2016.


Brett Ratner BS, PTA, MES

Physical Therapist Assistant

Brett has over 20 years of experience in the field of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. He has been a practicing Physical Therapist Assistant for 20 years in both New Jersey and formerly in New York, where his career began. His expertise is in Outpatient Orthopedics, treating various musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. He particularly enjoys treating post-surgical and Parkinson's Disease patients. 

The most rewarding part of Brett's career is having helped people enjoy the life they've imagined and developing relationships with patients who are grateful for restoration of the life they love. 


Eric Shafer PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Eric graduated from Dominican College of Blauvelt, NY with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020. He brings an upbeat and evidence based attitude to his practice of physical therapy that was built on perseverance and hard work. Dr. Eric spent his late teenage years to late twenties working in the field of physical therapy and sports medicine as a rehabilitation aide and personal trainer before attending school. This experience allowed him to appreciate the many stages of rehab and gives him the foundation to implement optimal care as a licensed physical therapist for any stage of injury. Dr. Eric sees a bright future in front of him at TruMotion PT as he has set many aspirations and goals to expand on his skill set and expertise in the field of Physical Therapy.