Nicola Owen, Owner & Physical Therapist:
Born and raised in the Atlantic City area, Nicola (Tabasso) Witkoski knew at the young age of 16 that she wanted to be a Physical Therapist. Her first experience in Physical Therapy came a year later when she was a patient of Walter Zaulyczny. She is a 1992 Graduate of Boston University. She worked for Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital for more than 2 years and came to work for CAPT in 1994. She remained an employee here until 2008 at which time she took over as owner of the practice.
Nicola specializes in total body biomechanics with a special interest in the foot and ankle. She has extensive experiences in rehabilitation following total joint replacement surgery, rotator cuff repairs and spinal injuries. Nicola's care for her patients does not end in the CAPT office. She is frequently found in the area gyms working with her patients and their trainers or in their homes setting up programs for their continued success. She is dedicated to her patients' return to their everyday function and return to sports. She is also involved in getting her patients into the proper footwear to facilitate a return to sports. She has networked with area shoe stores that specialize in exercise equipment.
Nicola has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1992. In the future she plans on attaining her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy and has many exciting plans for the future direction of Cape Atlantic Physical Therapy.
The love of Nikki's life is being the Mother of her two children, Tim and Gianna, who keep her very, very busy. In her free time (what free time!?) she enjoys her family, friends, going to the beach, various sports activities and travelling. She knows that every accomplishment in her life is due to the love and support of her amazing family and close circle of friends.
Jodi Goodman, Physical Therapy Assistant:
Jodi has been a Physical Therapy Assistant for approximately 18 years. After graduating from ACCC in 1994, she worked in a facility, very similar to Cape Atlantic Physical Therapy, in Hammonton, NJ. From 1997-2010 she switched gears to learn new skills in various long term/ sub-acute facilities. In November 2010 she came to Cape Atlantic Physical Therapy. Jodi knew this is where she belonged, because of the warm, friendly, family-type atmosphere. She feels there is nothing more rewarding than helping patients with their recovery as their pain decreases and strength and function increase. While she loves helping patients meet their goals, she always finds it difficult to say goodbye to them when they are discharged.
Linwood has been Jodi's home for 25 years. Her husband of 30 years, Paul, is a general dentist in Pleasantville. They have two wonderful children. Andrew is 27 and lives in Culver City, CA and Jen is 25 and lives in Philadelphia, PA. When she is not working her free time is spent working out and shopping! Jodi loves her career and doesn't plan on retiring any time soon.
Lisa Poley, Office Manager:
Lisa started at Cape Atlantic Physical Therapy in 1999 as an Administrative Assistant specializing in insurance collections. After 9 years working in the business office she was promoted to Office Manager in 2008. Prior to working at Cape Atlantic Physical Therapy she was a worker's compensation adjuster at Scibal Associates for 9 years.
In her spare time, Lisa and her husband volunteer for the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company. They also own a racing team which her husband drives for at local Saturday night tracks.