Our Team

Dedicated Professionals

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Dr. Erik Hums PT, DPT, CSCS, FAAOMPT

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.

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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. 

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Tara Connelly PT, DPT, LSVT BIG

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University

LSVT BIG Certified

Dr. Tara attended Sacred Heart University in Connecticut for her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. While attending Sacred Heart, she competed year-round as a Division 1 Cross-Country and Track Athlete.   Dr. Tara utilizes her personal experience as an athlete to connect with her patient's on an empathetic level.  She enjoys the various populations associated with outpatient orthopedics and emphasizes the importance of individualized quality of care. She was born and raised in Holmdel, NJ and in her free time she enjoys runs along the beaches of the Jersey Shore.

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