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 thousands of 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.
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 has been named a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified Emergency Medical Responder by the American Red Cross. Dr. DeLorenzo is also certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and the Kinesio Taping® Method. Her specialty areas of practice include post-concussion rehabilitation, spine injuries, and the rehabilitation of gymnastics related injuries. In her free time, Dr. DeLorenzo enjoys working out, running, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.
Clint joined Elite Sports Physical Therapy as an acupuncturist in February of 2017. He was raised in Parsippany and attended Parsippany Hills High School where he competed on the varsity swim team. He earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland and continued his studies at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine where he received a Master's degree.
Clint is a New Jersey State Licensed Acupuncturist and is National Board Certified by the National Certification Commission in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
With his strong background in both Eastern and Western medicine, he finds that fusing the strengths of both enhances his style of treatments. Clint specializes in Sports Medicine Acupuncture, Acupuncture Orthopedics and treating chronic musculoskeletal pain. It is Clint’s aspiration to help support patients on their journeys toward balance and the continual cultivation of overall well-being.
When not practicing, Clint enjoys basketball, golfing, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family.
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 through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).Now a certified Level-2 Fitness professional through TPI, Russell is extremely knowledgeable in building programs for athletes based on the proper foundation of mobility and stability and then through strength and power progressions. With his knowledge and experience, Russell is very effective in creating training programs for all sports with rotary movements, like golf, softball, baseball, tennis, lacrosse, hockey, football, swimming, and track and field.
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.
Daniel J. Hitman joined Elite Sports Physical Therapy in August 2015. Raised in Ocean Township, NJ, Daniel participated in track and field in high school and college while he earned his Bachelor's of Science in Education from the University of Kansas in 2012. During his final campaign in track and field, Dan was recognized as an Academic All-American and All-BIG XII award recipient. He then joined ESPC while an intern for RYPT in the Fall of 2013 and was officially hired in May of 2014. Dan coached full time at RYPT until August of 2015 when he made the transition to Elite.
Dan currently holds CPR/First Aid, CSCS, USAW-1, CPWC, and CSAC certifications. He is also a Certified Nutrition Coach with Precision Nutrition. He is in the process of completing Precision Nutrition and Tactical Strength certification. He has returned to school to advance his knowledge and experience. In his available time he enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, and reading with friends and family.
Joey joined Elite Sports Physical Therapy in February of 2017. A former RYPT athlete, he started his coaching career as an intern with RYPT in Summer 2015. In 2016 he graduated with his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Montclair State University where he played wide receiver and long snapper for four years on the Red Hawks football team. Upon graduation Joey worked with RYPT as an Assistant Performance Coach, until the winter of 2017 when he made the transition to Elite.
Joey holds certifications with the USA Weightlifting Coaching association as a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach for Olympic lifting. He is also currently studying for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam, which he expects to receive in the summer of 2017. When not coaching, Joey enjoys playing football as a wide receiver and defensive end for the Jersey Devils Arena Football Team.
Christina joined Elite Sports Physical Therapy in January of 2017. A native of Barnegat, New Jersey, Christina competed in a multitude of sports throughout high school with volleyball and outdoor track and field being the two she excelled in most. Her high school track and field career led to her earning a try out to walk on to the women’s track and field team at the University of Maryland. Christina made two appearances at the Atlantic Coast Conference Track and Field Championship Meet placing seventh and tenth in the conference for Javelin. She is tenth on the University of Maryland All Time Throws list for Women’s Javelin. Christina is a former Elite patient who recovered from an ACL injury in 2014. Since then, she has been dedicated to keeping athletes healthy, injury free, and on the playing field.
Leading up to Elite, Christina trained youth ice hockey and figure skaters at a private facility in Ashburn, Virginia. Christina spent the summer of 2016 interning at RYPT learning valuable movement, plyometric, and weight training programs as well as preventative exercises for all types of athletes. A recent graduate from the University of Maryland, Christina earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
Christina is a Certified Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is certified in Adult and Child CPR, First Aid, and AED through the American Red Cross.