Maximum Health Physical Therapy focuses on putting patient care
back into healthcare and physical therapy.
Our practice is a private, individually owned family friendly practice.
Licensed therapists perform one on one, hands on therapy.
Our patients receive personalized treatment plans to achieve their goals.
Patients are actively involved in the rehabilitation process.
Our qualified and caring staff monitors our patients progress and achievements.
The staff forms lifelong relationships with our patients and checks on their progress
even after their sessions are completed.
REGAIN THE LIFE YOU LOVE
Jeffrey Kessler, MPT, graduated from Quinnipiac College in 2000 with his Bachelors in Health Science and then continued on to graduate with honors from Quinnipiac University with his masters in Physical Therapy in 2002. Since graduating, Jeff has worked solely in outpatient orthopedics specializing in clinical rehabilitation for pre and post-surgical patients, over-use injuries, postural dysfunctions and sports injuries.
Jeff has completed numerous manual therapy courses as well as the Selective Functional Movement Assessment to work on restoring lost function and movement. Jeff is committed to lifelong learning by attending classes every year to allow him to stay up to date on the latest proven manual therapy techniques. He works closely with many surgeons and general MD's to provide follow up on their patients.
In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending family time and vacationing with his wife, Susanne, and their 3 daughters.
Dr. Jessica Megaro, DPT, graduated from Messiah College in 2010 with her Bachelors in Sports and Exercise Science. During her time in her undergraduate studies she participated in an internship in Massachusetts working at Gordon College’s Center for Balance, Mobility, and Wellness where she worked alongside a physical therapist and learned several techniques to treat vertigo and the off-balance patient. She then attended The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and attained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. Since graduating Dr. Megaro has worked at several orthopedic outpatient clinics, as well as working with the pediatric population in school-based PT and a private pediatric clinic. Dr. Megaro specializes in rehabbing patients who have sport injuries, chronic pain, pre/post-surgical clients, clients who have vertigo, or overall just aches and pains.
Dr. Megaro has continued to attend continuing education classes in order to continue to learn, stay up on the latest advancements, and continue to grow as a therapist. She has taken courses in treating the vestibular system, manual therapy classes, and Maitland courses. Dr. Megaro is a skilled manual therapist who provides dynamic and individualized treatment to reach each patient’s goals.
Jess has been known to not stop moving.
In her spare time she enjoys exercising, racing in triathlons, walking and hiking with her dogs, and raising farm animals. Jessica and her husband welcomed Parker Leroy Megaro in Sepember 2019.
Dr. Colleen Drahos, DPT, graduated from Rutgers University with her Bachelor's in Exercise Science and Sports Studies. From here, she spent several years working at a private personal training studio in Somerset County before going to Physical Therapy school.
She attained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rutgers University in 2016. Dr. Drahos has experience working in orthopedic clinics treating soft tissue injuries, myofascial pain syndromes, pre/post-operative, sports injuries and chronic pain. Dr. Drahos has taken courses to further her expertise in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine dysfunction, pelvic girdle pain, and hip pain. She believes that manual therapy can positively impact a client's progress and has taken various courses to hone her techniques. Dr. Drahos specializes in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.
In her spare time, you'll find Colleen ultrarunning, rock climbing, gardening and playing frisbee with her three-legged dog.
Kristen Steidl, MPT, FMT holds both a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Stockton University, Pomona NJ. She has over 18 years experience in the Physical Therapy field, including comprehensive knowledge in joint replacement rehabilitation, managing and treating neuromuscular diagnoses, conservative pain management, weight management, and kinesiology & rehabilitation of sports injuries. In addition, Kristen is very interested in sports orthopedic medicine and rehabilitation.
She is Level 1 Certified in Fascial Movement Taping (FMT). Prior
to her joining MHPT, Kristen has held rehabilitative director and supervisory positions in multiple successful multi-disciplinary Physical Therapy centers. Kristen enjoys problem solving and seeking a complete solution for patient care and enjoys working with other practitioners to create a complete care plan for each patient.
Kristen lives in Morris County with her husband, twelve year old daughter and their three beagles.