Dr. Wentworth was born and raised in Ames, Iowa. She attended West Virginia University on a volleyball scholarship where she played for four years, captained the team, and received all-conference honors. After graduating WVU with her B.S. in Exercise Physiology, she played indoor volleyball overseas before turning her attention to professional beach volleyball. Although volleyball was a true passion of hers, she knew her calling was sports medicine. She attended Widener University where she received her Masters and Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Upon graduation, Dr. Wentworth chose to specialize in sports and manual physical therapy in Montclair, NJ.
Following her residency, she worked as director of a sports physical therapy clinic in downtown Manhattan, NY. However, Dr. Wentworth decided to return to New Jersey, aiming her efforts at working specifically with competitive athletes and continue working toward her athletic training certification. She spent two years as team physical therapist for Monmouth University before passing her ATC exam in 2003. Dr. Wentworth founded Elite Sports Physical Therapy in 2003 and has since rehabilitated over 1,200 athletes in the shore area. Although she sees a variety of sports injuries, her specialty is the prevention and rehabilitation of ACL tears.
When not practicing, Dr. Wentworth continues to compete in semi-professional beach volleyball, as well as playing on an indoor team during the winter. Dr. Wentworth is an avid snowboarder and enjoys weekend trips to Vermont. She especially enjoys spending time with her husband Bobby Smith, founder of RYPT (Reach Your Potential Training), and their two sons.
Dr. Bade joined Elite Sports Physical Therapy as a staff therapist in August of 2009. He was raised in Fair Haven, NJ and played varsity soccer and basketball throughout high school at RFH. He attended Villanova University graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance. After college he worked as a financial analyst for Morgan Stanley in New York City. However, his passion for sports and helping others led him to decide to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Dr. Bade received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His continuing education has focused on sports and orthopedic rehabilitation of athletes. He has also volunteered with the New York Giants medical services and training department at several of their football mini-camps. Dr. Bades background in business has been an asset to the overall growth of Elite Sports Physical Therapy.
When not practicing, Dr. Bade enjoys a variety of sporting activities including basketball, golf, and skiing. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, family, and friends.
Russell joined Elite Sports Physical Therapy in 2007 as the head strength and conditioning specialist. He attended Don Bosco Prep High School where he played both varsity basketball and track. He earned a full basketball scholarship to Monmouth University where he received his Bachelors Degree of Science in Business Marketing. Russell served as team captain of the basketball team in 2004 as well as earning the Joan Martin Award for overcoming adversity following hip surgery. He helped to lead the mens basketball team to two NCAA Tournament appearances.
After college, Russell attended graduate school at Monmouth and earned a Masters of the Arts in Corporate and Public Communication while serving as a graduate assistant for the president of the university. While in graduate school he also volunteered with Monmouths strength and conditioning program and worked at New York Sports Clubs as a master trainer. Russell wanted to continue in the field of athletics after college and focus on health and fitness, therefore in 2006 he received his CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Russell also holds certifications with the USA Weightlifting Coaching association as a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach for Olympic lifting and a Functional Movement Screen Specialist through Perform Better. Russell has also increased his athletic training knowledge into the field of golf as a certified golf fitness professional thorough the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).
His love for the outdoors brought him to hike 2,147 miles along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 2007. In his spare time Russell enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, backpacking, and spending time with his wife Caryn, daughter Brooklyn and son Russell.
Mary Kate Feit joined Elite Sports Physical Therapy during the winter of 2012. She attended the College of the Holy Cross where she was a 4-year starter for the Women’s Soccer Team. After completing her B.A in biology, she went onto Springfield College where she received her M.Ed. in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. While at Springfield College, Mary Kate worked as a Graduate Assistant Sports Performance Coach where in 3 years she was in charge of over 7 teams, including directing the Strength and Conditioning program for the college’s football team during the 2007-2008 season.
After graduating from Springfield College, Mary Kate spent the next year working as an Assistant Sports Performance Coach at the University of Iowa where she was directly in charge of the Women’s Soccer, Field Hockey, and Gymnastics teams. Following the University of Iowa, she spent the next 3 years working as the Assistant Sports Performance Coach at the University of Louisville. Here she worked directly with the Women’s Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Rowing, and Men’s Tennis teams. Prior to joining the staff at Elite, Mary Kate served as a Sports Performance Coach for Champions Sports Performance in North Carolina, where she specialized in training youth athletes within the Parisi Speed School system as well as coaching the adult performance program. Earlier in her career, Mary Kate also completed internships with Louisiana State University, Boston University, College of the Holy Cross and worked over seven years for world famous strength coach Michael Boyle of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. Mary Kate has completed several certifications including being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), Functional Movement Screen Specialist, Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) and a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach.
Mary Kate is now an active competitor in the sport of weightlifting. When not coaching and training, Mary Kate can be found spending time with her husband Adam and their son, Cody.
Beate' joined ESPT in 2014, she is a native of Neptune, and attended Red Bank Catholic High School where she was a gymnast on the varsity gymnastics team. Beate' received Shore Conference and All-State accolades throughout her time at RBC. She also participated in the USAG competitive league for 13 years accumulating a number of State Championship Titles as well as being a 2-time Junior Olympic Level 10 National Qualifier.
Beate' earned a full athletic scholarship to Arizona State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise & Wellness, along with her Masters of Art in Liberal Studies. During her time at Arizona State, she served as the team captain along with a number of PAC-10 & Pac-12 accolades.
After her gymnastics career she served as the Graduate Assistant for the Arizona State Women's Gymnastics team. During that time she also worked at Desert Lights Gymnastics in Chandler, Arizona, coaching levels 4 through Elite.
Beate' is certified with her NCSF in personal training, and is currently studying to take her CSCS and USA Weightlifting certification by the end of this year. Beate' is also a USA Gymnastics certified judge and coach. In her free time Beate' enjoys working out, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. DeLorenzo joined Elite Sports Physical Therapy as a physical therapist in November 2013. She was raised in Freehold and attended St. Rose High School in Belmar where she competed on the varsity gymnastics and track teams. She was a competitive gymnast for 15 years and two-time state champion in the 100 meter hurdles in her high school division. Katherine attended the Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology in 2010.
Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, Dr. DeLorenzo attended graduate school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She gained valuable experience working with athletes during two full-time clinical rotations in orthopedics and sports medicine. She was also selected to complete a clinical rotation at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center where she developed a special interest in gait analysis, vestibular therapy, and post-concussion rehabilitation. Dr. DeLorenzo graduated first academically in her class with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in August 2013.
Dr. DeLorenzo is dedicated in utilizing evidence-based manual therapy and sports medicine techniques. She enhances her knowledge through continuing education courses in orthopedic manual therapy, concussion rehabilitation, the Kinesio Taping® Method, and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In her free time, Dr. DeLorenzo enjoys working out, running, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.